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  1. nate0's Avatar
    After 1 month service prepaid it came to about 31 dollars and change. No contract. Other terms apply. But good for a spare device if anyone's interested.

    HERE
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    03-22-2017 11:21 AM
  2. Witness's Avatar
    Was going to post this deal, but since you've got that covered I'll add to this.

    If you are already a subscriber, the additional $30 you need to pay up front will just be a credit to your monthly bill. To do this, you'll need to log into your Cricket account and upgrade your phone. Select the Lumia 650 and you'll see the $30 line item with a note that it will appear as a credit in your account. At the end, you'll be paying $1 since you're getting the $30 posted to your bill.
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    03-22-2017 11:38 AM
  3. jiovine's Avatar
    Was going to post this deal, but since you've got that covered I'll add to this.

    If you are already a subscriber, the additional $30 you need to pay up front will just be a credit to your monthly bill. To do this, you'll need to log into your Cricket account and upgrade your phone. Select the Lumia 650 and you'll see the $30 line item with a note that it will appear as a credit in your account. At the end, you'll be paying $1 since you're getting the $30 posted to your bill.

    What's their unlock policy? I wouldn't mind picking one up to use on AT&T Account.
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    03-22-2017 11:41 AM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    Unlock policy is here link
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    03-22-2017 11:50 AM
  5. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Ordered one a couple of days ago from Cricket for the $31 ish price. It has not arrived yet but I understand it is not activated yet. I plan on getting it unlocked via service and using it on T-Mobile. My question is what if anything should/could I do with the $30 of service I do not plan on using or activating?
    03-23-2017 01:20 AM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    Has anyone had success in unlocking these through third parties? Also from a couple of posts here, looks like the firmware cannot be updated to the unlock 4R US version, can someone confirm this?
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    03-23-2017 12:12 PM
  7. nate0's Avatar
    Has anyone had success in unlocking these through third parties? Also from a couple of posts here, looks like the firmware cannot be updated to the unlock 4R US version, can someone confirm this?
    SIM/network unlocking I'm unsure. What proof are they basing the unlocked FW update/install on? Installing the unlocked fw will not sim unlock the phone. If that's what you're asking...
    03-23-2017 02:23 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Has anyone had success in unlocking these through third parties? Also from a couple of posts here, looks like the firmware cannot be updated to the unlock 4R US version, can someone confirm this?
    I know they (Cricket) never pushed the DTtW firmware advance.
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    03-23-2017 02:24 PM
  9. nate0's Avatar
    I know they (Cricket) never pushed the DTtW firmware advance.
    Are you sure that can't be added via regedit either?
    03-23-2017 02:29 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Are you sure that can't be added via regedit either?
    I can't see that working.
    03-23-2017 03:57 PM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    I just ordered one and now the site says out of stock
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    03-23-2017 05:40 PM
  12. pankaj981's Avatar
    SIM/network unlocking I'm unsure. What proof are they basing the unlocked FW update/install on? Installing the unlocked fw will not sim unlock the phone. If that's what you're asking...
    I'm aware of the difference between SIM unlock and flashing a different firmware. I just combined 2 questions together in my post.


    Either way, I'll know in 2 days if the flashing works, I won't be surprised if it does based on prior experience. SIM unlock might be a hit or miss depending on some eBay sellers.
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    03-23-2017 06:27 PM
  13. nate0's Avatar
    I'm aware of the difference between SIM unlock and flashing a different firmware. I just combined 2 questions together in my post.


    Either way, I'll know in 2 days if the flashing works, I won't be surprised if it does based on prior experience. SIM unlock might be a hit or miss depending on some eBay sellers.
    Ok, I was pretty sure that was two questions. Just making sure.

    The flashing will not work without changes, much like the Lumia 950 ATT variant and the Dual sim unlocked 950 model. Or I can say, atleast it should be possible if the same method used for the 950 is possible on the 650.
    03-23-2017 07:11 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ...I'll know in 2 days if the flashing works...
    Yeah, you'd be the guy I'd expect to answer the question rather than ask it. That's why I left it alone.
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    03-23-2017 07:27 PM
  15. nate0's Avatar
    SIM unlock might be a hit or miss depending on some eBay sellers.
    I too am planning to sim unlock. Never had to network unlock a Lumia or WP though.
    03-23-2017 07:30 PM
  16. juanitoriv's Avatar
    They're back up to $49.99 for a new one on the Cricket site. At least if I have problems with the one coming today, I can get it swapped out..
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    03-24-2017 11:27 AM
  17. nate0's Avatar
    Received it yesterday. I enabled dbl tap to wake while on fw:01078.00036.16035.40009, basically stock cricket fw and newest w10m build.

    Will let you know how the sim unlocking goes.

    Flashing anything other than a cricket baked FFU is not possible without editing stuff.
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    03-24-2017 11:52 AM
  18. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Received it yesterday. I enabled dbl tap to wake while on fw:01078.00036.16035.40009, basically stock cricket fw and newest w10m build.
    Any bugs, issues, defects or problems with it? Glad DTTW works. Use it all the time in my L640
    03-24-2017 11:53 AM
  19. nate0's Avatar
    Any bugs, issues, defects or problems with it? Glad DTTW works. Use it all the time in my L640
    So far so good.
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    03-24-2017 11:55 AM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    Glad DTTW works. Use it all the time in my L640
    Proper DTtW regedit is what it needed. However using InteropTools there is a toggle to set the hw to recognize it is dbl tap capable, and I toggled that too. Otherwise like mentioned I think the feature is not there by default.
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    03-24-2017 11:59 AM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    Proper DTtW regedit is what it needed. However using InteropTools there is a toggle to set the hw to recognize it is dbl tap capable, and I toggled that too. Otherwise like mentioned I think the feature is not there by default.
    You're brave! Thanks for reporting back.
    03-24-2017 12:08 PM
  22. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Proper DTtW regedit is what it needed. However using InteropTools there is a toggle to set the hw to recognize it is dbl tap capable, and I toggled that too. Otherwise like mentioned I think the feature is not there by default.
    I'll check it natively this afternoon and report back. I've already got my L640 Interop'ed. I know there's a different protocol for x50 series devices. Guess it's back to XDA. Thanks for the info.
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    03-24-2017 12:11 PM
  23. nate0's Avatar
    You're brave! Thanks for reporting back.
    Nah, just curious.
    03-24-2017 12:43 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Nah, just curious.
    To me, you are because you were willing to try regardless of risk. That sounds very brave to me.
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    03-24-2017 12:55 PM
  25. pankaj981's Avatar
    The flashing will not work without changes, much like the Lumia 950 ATT variant and the Dual sim unlocked 950 model.
    Yeah, you'd be the guy I'd expect to answer the question rather than ask it. That's why I left it alone.
    Okay so received my phones today and the first thing I realized is how nice they felt in hand. Very light and fast. Now back to what I was most interested in...debranding.

    1) Tried flashing it to the NAM 4R US unbranded variant using thor commands...it failed due to ffu checks
    2) Tried editing Windows Device Recovery Tool packet requests using Fiddler..the 4R firmware downloaded but the flashing failed..and then finally lol..
    3) The good old registry trick worked..!! Now I have the unbranded US firmware with double tap to wake enabled. I am not sure what other improvements it brings but at least I know I don't have to rely on Cricket anymore for software updates...

    Edit: So wallet updated and looks like it enabled support for Microsoft NFC Payments. I also see now phone conversations can be recorded, not sure if it was available before on the Cricket ROM. Everything just feels snappy.

    Last edited by pankaj981; 03-25-2017 at 01:42 AM.
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    03-25-2017 01:25 AM
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