Hands Free Activation Issue: Galaxy S9+ from AT&T

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Hands Free Activation Issue: Galaxy S9+ from AT&T

So I have a used Galaxy S9+ that is from AT&T that I have been able to swap onto my account, I have the Boost SIMOLW506TQ (I have tried 2, with a 3rd on the way), and everything looks good on the swap. However, the phone does not go through the hands free activations. ##72786# does not pop up the reset to program, and in settings there is no option to update PRL or profile, which I assume is due to the AT&T software settings. I have reset the network settings, and factory reset the phone many times. I even went as far as using Odin to swap the latest Sprint firmware, but the phone still boots up with the AT&T settings.

So my question is, does anyone here have any experience with this specific issue doing the hands free activation? I have called Boost and been through all of the usual attempts to activate, I have private messaged the Boost ppl on here, and I also spent time in my local store. I am already anticipating the canned response from the Boost ppl on here to "private message so they can look into this", but what I need at this point is someone that has dealt with this issue, and how they resolved it. Thanks in advance for ANY help!
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Agent

Hi there! Sorry to hear about this issue. Please try dialing the code as follows *#*#72786#*#*. This is the trigger for certain unlocked phones. Please let us know if you get any response so we may determine a course of action. 

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Accomplice

EdmundM, unfortunately the result of that sequence was the same as the standard command:

Screenshot_20190224-113613_Phone.jpg

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Agent

I see. We'd like to take a closer look. Please send us a private message so we may work directly with you.

 

You can send a private message by clicking on my name, then selecting the message option from the profile page. 

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Accomplice

For the sake of keeping this thread current, I would like to report back that I worked with EdmundM and JoyP on this issue through Private Message. We tried the following:

 

  1. ##72786#
  2. *#*#72786#*#*
  3. Set APN to "Sprint OTA"
  4. Turn phone off, push out programming command from carrier side and restart phone
  5. Attempt to make call - get "Emergency calls only" error
  6. Update PRL from Settings > System Updates - This is not an option with the AT&T software

None of these yielded any changes. My next step will be to use Odin to overwrite the current AT&T firmware version of G935USQU3ARG7 (Oreo) with the Sprint version G935USQU3CSAB (Pie). My hope is that the carrier specific files will allow for Hands Free Activation. I will update later with the results of that effort.

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Agent

Thank you for the information, jordankeck. Please let us know the outcome. 

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Agent

That's great! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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Groupie

Thank you for sharing this problem as I am currently having the same issue. The only problem I am facing is how would I obtain the 4 digit code? The code request looks exactly like the picture above. Thanks in advance