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Program your Sprint Flash

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2014

Steps to activate your Sprint Flash

  • Hands free activation

  • If this is the first time activating your device, hands free activation automatically starts when you power it on for the first time.

    1. With your device powered off, press and hold the Power key until the screen turns on.
    2. Your device automatically enters hands free activation mode.
    3. Tap OK.
    4. Your device automatically installs available PRL updates.
    5. Tap OK.
    6. Your device restarts.
    7. After it restarts, your device automatically checks for available firmware updates.
    8. Tap Apply if an update is available. Otherwise tap OK.
    9. You've now completed hands free activation.

    Note: If hands free activation fails, continue to the next guide.

  • One touch programming

  • If this is not the first time activating your device, or hands free activation did not complete successfully, use one touch programming.

    1. From the home screen, tap the Menu key.
    2. Tap System settings.
    3. Scroll to and tap System updates.
    4. Tap Update Profile.
    5. After it completes, your device returns to the System updates screen.
    6. Tap the Home key.
    7. You've now completed one touch programming.

    Note: If one touch programming fails, continue to the next guide.

  • Manual programming

  • Only use manual programming if both hands free activation and one touch programming did not complete successfully on your Sprint Flash™.

    Manually programming your device requires a 6-digit programming code and a 10-digit MSID. If your device was activated via www.sprint.com/activate, these codes may be found in the phone activation confirmation email or on the programming instructions page displayed after the activation was processed.

    If this is a new line of service or you don't have these codes, make an appointment at a nearby Sprint Store for assistance getting your device programmed.

    1. From the home screen, tap the Phone icon.
    2. Dial ## followed by the 6-digit programming code followed by #. For example, ##123456#.
    3. Tap Edit.
    4. Tap MDN.
    5. Enter the 10-digit phone number (MDN).
    6. Tap OK.
    7. Tap MSID.
    8. Enter the 10-digit MSID.
    9. Tap OK.
    10. Tap Done.
    11. Tap the Home key.
    12. From the home screen, tap the Menu key.
    13. Tap System settings.
    14. Scroll to and tap System updates.
    15. Tap Update Profile.
    16. After the update is complete, tap OK.
    17. You've now completed manual programming.
  • Device reset

  • Only reset your device if it was previously active using a different phone number (MDN).

    1. From the home screen, tap Phone.
    2. Dial ##72786#.
    3. Your device restarts.
    4. After it restarts, your device is ready to be used.
    5. You've now reset your device.

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