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  1. taylor1801's Avatar
    I have a samsung focus sgh-i917 and have unlocked it , switched to straight talk and cannot get on web, recieve any pics or videos. the apn settings wont work from straight talk. spent many hours with straight talk with no help. any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by taylor1801; 03-19-2013 at 05:30 AM.
    03-18-2013 05:27 PM
  2. mcdanjw's Avatar
    MMS won't work, but here are the settings I'm using and data and sms are fine.

    Create a new APN
    APN: att.mvno
    User name:
    Password:
    Proxy server/URL: proxy.mvno.tracfone.com
    Proxy port: 80

    Save it and reboot your phone and you should be good to go.
    03-26-2013 11:31 AM
  3. PeteGerhard's Avatar
    Where can I get (or how can I create) a similar XML file for Net10 for the T-Mobile SIM?
    04-16-2013 07:47 PM
  4. rdwhiteii's Avatar
    You've mentioned that the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 is a large DL.... but you didn't mention where to DL it from... any pointers?
    04-21-2013 11:27 AM
  5. PeteGerhard's Avatar
    Okay, I'm going to try to list the steps to get internet sharing and MMS working with Straight Talk, Please bear with me since I've only been playing with WP7 for a couple of weeks, I'm a webOS refugee and I seek asylum within the Windows world. A couple of props need to be handed out first. To Heathcliff74 at XDA for the terrific WP7 Root Tool and to the wonderful folks at the Windowbreak project for the interop unlock that allows us to do these fine things in Mango. Please note that the WindowBreak only works on Samsung devices. If you have an LG Quantum you can unlock by reg edit without having to do any additional downloads, hacking, etc. Last, but not least, the folks at MS for their Windows Phone SDK 7.1 which allows us to side-load XAP's.

    1. Get the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 if you don't already have it. It's a large DL so be patient. The prog you will need to run from here is the "Application Deployment" to side-load the XAP's you will be using.
    2. Go to WindowBreak by WindowsPhoneHacker ON YOUR DEVICE!! Click on the "windowbreak me" link and follow the instructions. Trust me, it's quick and works perfectly.
    3. By now you should have an unlocked device and internet sharing available to you. If MMS is not a big deal to you, quit now and forever hold your peace. If you need it, continue with the sideshow.
    4. Fire up Zune and make sure you sync.
    5. Now the fun begins, go to the SDK app "Application Deployment and install the WP7 Root Tool from Heathcliff74 from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...4&d=1325517854
    6. If you get an error message that your device is pin-locked, go to your phone's app list and hit "interop unlock" because Zune will re-lock your phone at every sync.
    7. Now that you have WP7 Root Tools installed, you will notice that you have a file explorer tab. This will become your best friend.
    8. Extract the Straight Talk XML from the zip file below and email it to your phone. Tap on the download and save.
    9. In the file explorer find the folder called "Application Data> Volatile> Email Attachments> Attachments and find the XML. Cut and paste to the "provxml" folder in the root directory. There should be some XML's already in there that you would have seen when you were doing the windowbreak earlier. Another user told me that he didn't have the provxml folder so I instructed him to find the folders which have these existing XML's. They have names like "Gumi Test Bed, Suwon 2G Test Bed" and so forth.
    10. Now go to diagnostic (##634#) and enter *#9908# to get to the GPRS settings. This is the same step you had to do during the windowbreak part of this program except now you will select the "StraightTalk" XML you put in at step 9. Save, reboot and Voila! You should have working data and MMS. Send a test message to another phone and reply with another MMS to make sure you're receiving.

    Please note that I've recited these steps from my diminished memory of close to 50 years old and I may have forgotten a step. The most important things to consider are that you have to unlock with windowbreak and you have to get that Straight Talk XML in the proper folder. Once you can get step 10 out of the way you're golden. I won't ask for PayPal donations because others have done the leg work, all I've done is consolidate some files and info and put them together. For that, a simple "Thank You" is all I need. God bless you and God bless our troops overseas. :)
    I am pretty adept at cracking these things -- and certainly tenacious enough. But I'm stuck so far. A couple of questions for fatclue_98 and anyone else as I try to implement the above with my Samsung Focus SGH-i917 for Net10 Wireless with their T-Mobile version SIM:

    1. Do I need to pay $99 to become a developer to use Windows Phone SDK??? I've installed it and tried to use it to do the above, but got stuck right at the start.
    2. Is there an xml file for Net10 similar to the StraightTalk.xml file referenced above? Or could I create one? Here's the APN settings that Net10 says I need to use in my Samsung Focus SGH-i917:
    The only APN fields accessible to me on my phone are:
    APN
    User name
    Password
    Proxy server/URL
    Proxy port

    Heres the settings Net10 says I need to have in place for their T-Mobile SIM in order for Data and MMS to work:
    Field Smartphone Settings
    Name net10
    APN wap.tracfone
    Proxy leave blank
    Port 8080
    MMSC http://mms.tracfone.com
    MMS Proxy leave blank
    MMS Port leave blank

    Thanks for any help any of you can give me.

    This is frustrating beyond belief.
    Pete
    05-08-2013 08:23 PM
  6. thed's Avatar
    If anyone's interested, I created this file that works for Net10 (at least for me). It's not the settings that are currently listed on Net10's website (I think the settings on the website changed recently), but it's what I used on my phone and now I can send and receive MMS.
    Attached Files
    05-09-2013 01:31 AM
  7. PeteGerhard's Avatar
    If anyone's interested, I created this file that works for Net10 (at least for me). It's not the settings that are currently listed on Net10's website (I think the settings on the website changed recently), but it's what I used on my phone and now I can send and receive MMS.
    Can you get Internet data as well?

    And how did you get net10.xml into place in your phone? Do I need a developer account (at $99) to do this?

    Thanks!
    05-09-2013 02:14 AM
  8. thed's Avatar
    Can you get Internet data as well?

    And how did you get net10.xml into place in your phone? Do I need a developer account (at $99) to do this?

    Thanks!
    Data is working fine for me, although I already had it working before using provxml. Just edit your apn settings (Settings -> Cellular -> edit APN) with APN = tfdata and the rest of the fields blank. I'm only on EDGE right now though because that's all my phone will support. I'm not sure if you have to do anything else for 3G.

    The process for deploying provxml files is different for HTC phones than for Samsung, so I can't help too much with that. I'm running a fully unlocked ROM on my Trophy anyway so it was pretty easy for me. Did you try following the instructions above? You shouldn't have to pay for a dev account if you interop unlock using WindowBreak.
    05-09-2013 01:55 PM
  9. PeteGerhard's Avatar
    Data is working fine for me, although I already had it working before using provxml. Just edit your apn settings (Settings -> Cellular -> edit APN) with APN = tfdata and the rest of the fields blank. I'm only on EDGE right now though because that's all my phone will support. I'm not sure if you have to do anything else for 3G.

    The process for deploying provxml files is different for HTC phones than for Samsung, so I can't help too much with that. I'm running a fully unlocked ROM on my Trophy anyway so it was pretty easy for me. Did you try following the instructions above? You shouldn't have to pay for a dev account if you interop unlock using WindowBreak.
    I tried "tfdata" in the APN field. Didn't work.

    I started with an unlocked phone.
    I got through the first 4 steps of fatclue-98's sequence in my post above. At step 5, where I try "go to the SDK app "Application Deployment and install the WP7 Root Tool" -- I don't have a registered phone, so this won't work. My limited research tells me that at this point I need to be a registered developer (by paying $99!).
    So, I haven't been able to get into the guts of my phone.
    05-09-2013 05:50 PM
  10. thed's Avatar
    I tried "tfdata" in the APN field. Didn't work.

    I started with an unlocked phone.
    I got through the first 4 steps of fatclue-98's sequence in my post above. At step 5, where I try "go to the SDK app "Application Deployment and install the WP7 Root Tool" -- I don't have a registered phone, so this won't work. My limited research tells me that at this point I need to be a registered developer (by paying $99!).
    So, I haven't been able to get into the guts of my phone.
    Are you using an AT&T or T-mobile SIM? I'm using an AT&T SIM. Maybe the settings are different for T-mo SIMs.

    As for deploying the xap, I thought that WindowBreak will dev and interop unlock your phone, but I'm not sure about that since I don't have a Samsung phone. Maybe someone else can help with that.
    05-10-2013 01:06 PM
  11. PeteGerhard's Avatar
    Are you using an AT&T or T-mobile SIM? I'm using an AT&T SIM. Maybe the settings are different for T-mo SIMs.

    As for deploying the xap, I thought that WindowBreak will dev and interop unlock your phone, but I'm not sure about that since I don't have a Samsung phone. Maybe someone else can help with that.
    I using Net10 Wireless' T-Mobile SIM (not to be confused with T-Mobile).
    05-10-2013 03:13 PM
  12. Santi Claws's Avatar
    Well, went through all the steps successfully, but still can't get MMS. :(
    Last edited by Santi Claws; 05-24-2013 at 03:22 PM.
    05-24-2013 01:50 PM
  13. TehGoobz's Avatar
    I have Iwireless (iowa) and Im not sure how to make one of these provxml files to do this. tried to edit one but i dont understand all the code.
    these are the settings i need:
    Name: Picture Messaging
    Data Bearer: GPRS
    Access Point Name (APN): wap1.iwireless.com
    User Name: (blank)
    Password: (none)
    IP Address: 209.004.229.031
    Port: (default)
    Homepage: h ttp://mmsc.iwireless.dataonair.net:6672

    can anyone help?
    ps i have done the windows break and have loaded wp7 root tool on phone.
    not sure if this is a focus it says its a samsung sgh-I917
    os is 7.10.7720.68
    06-02-2013 12:34 AM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Here's the link to get things started. Download WP SDK 7.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center
    It's a process folks, as I stated, be patient.
    06-30-2013 01:59 PM
  15. PeteGerhard's Avatar
    I appreciate the process, but here's my still unresolved question:
    I tried to install and run SDK 7.1 but hit a snag almost immediately. I am not a registered developer and I don't have a registered phone. Do I actually need to pay $99 to become a registered developer just to get my phone to work?!
    07-05-2013 11:59 AM
  16. Bethany Betz's Avatar
    how do i download the sdk 7.1?? nothing works but calling and sms...
    07-30-2013 11:37 PM
  17. tjmcs's Avatar
    Ok, guys. I'm having major difficulty. Tried to follow fat_clue 98's directions. Unable. My phone is an unlocked Focus from newegg. I can not access the internet to get the windowbreak. Any ideas?
    11-16-2013 12:10 PM
  18. tjmcs's Avatar
    Gave up, went back to ATT.
    11-17-2013 06:19 PM
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