Samsung Instinct Hacks | Hack Samsung Instinct

First, go to this link HERE and download CDMA Workshop, the demo version. This will be a .rar file. Google WinRar, and download it there if your computer does not know how to open a .rar file. Install WinRar and you will be able to open the file, as well as compact any files you wish in the future.

You will also need to download the USB drivers for the Samsung instinct if you haven’t already. Now my computer asked me if it wanted me to let it search the internet and find them. I said yes and it worked fine. If your computer does not ask that, you can get them here:

Now that you have done those two things you are ready to get your MSL. Run CDMA Workshop.

The Samsung instinct will need to be connected to the computer. Here’s the tricky part though, we can’t use a simple code to get into MDM mode anymore. For some people the way that works is to plug the phone in, then go to the Safely Remove Hardware and hit stop device. When they do this it will then show up in my computer as a modem. THIS DOES NOT WORK FOR EVERYBODY.

USB Data Cable For Samsung m300, m305, m510, m520, Instinct m800


Another easy method is to remove the memory card from the Samsung instinct, connect to computer and bam, it works. If the ‘connected to computer’ screen is showing, you are NOT in MDM mode. Go into your device manager(Go to control panel, then click hardware and sound, then click device manager). Once there, click on Ports, you should see SAMSUNG CDMA Modem. That’s what we want.

Along the name line at the very end it should have (WDM)(COM#) where the # is the port your Instinct is on. Mine is on port 5, so we will use that as the example. The trial version will only let you connect through COM7, if you have a different USB port on your computer, try it. My computer originally told me my Samsung instinct was on COM27 and I just about had a heart attack. I switched USB ports, and it worked fine.

You can also change it in Device Manager as well:
1. Open the Windows Device Manager.

XP: Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel. A window will open showing you all the available options control panel. # Double-click on the System control panel. A dialog (screen) entitled System Properties will appear. # The System Properties has several tabs. Click on the Hardware tab. # Click on the Device Manager button. A new window opens showing a list of all the available devices on your computer such as keyboard, disk drives, and so forth. # Double-click on Ports (COM & LPT). A list of all available serial and parallel port devices will appear.

Microsoft Vista
1.#Start menu # right click computer>properties # Click device manager on left tab
2. Right click on the COM port you want to change.
3. Left click on Properties.
4. Click on the Port Settings tab.
5. Click on the Advanced… button.
6. Use the drop down list to select the COM port number you want to use.
7. Click OK.
8. Click on OK again and close Device Manager.

Ok, now that we have that info, let’s go back to CDMA Workshop. On the main screen on the right, make sure the settings are as follows:

com settings (AT mode)
Baud rate (38400)

com settings (DM mode)
Baud rate (115200)

Now hit connect. If it worked it should show “Connected to com5”

This is where some people have problems. YOU LIED TO US!!! No, I didn’t. Relax. Your Samsung Instinct is actually on 2 ports at the same time. So in my case, 5 did not work. I had to use port #4. So If your computer said your phone was on port #5, try ports 3 and 6. One of them will work.

Once you get that connected message, hit the “read from phone” button. It will take a second and then all your phone’s information will come up in the left panel. When this happens, click on the ‘Security’ tab and change the settings in the right panel to:

Password(16 digits)
samsung (this is the default)

Once you’ve done that click send. If you did it right, there will be a pop-up that says something along the lines of, “password successful, phone unlocked.” Now look next to and the six digit number next to it, the one that flashed red. Is your MSL. Congratulations, you can now find hidden secrets on your phone.

I said it…You got it.

NOOOOOOW. If you want to change your MSL code you can. You CAN enter a new number and click the “write to phone” setting and replace your msl with a 6 digit code of your choice. Now you have no reason to NOT remember your MSL code.

*********NOTE******** I highly suggest you write down your ORIGINAL MSL code in case you call customer service. No, you won’t need it, but when they tell you in an offhand way to “punch this code into your phone” when fixing an issue that requires your MSL entered, you replace what they say with your homegrown code.


You have now completely hacked your Samsung instinct.


Well, this is relatively easy. And if you followed my other instructions, you should have very good browsing speed. get out your newly hacked Samsung instinct and:

*Install the drivers from your cd.
*Create a new dial up connection on your computer named “SprintPCS” (or anything else you want) .
*The telephone number to dial is “#777” .
*Leave the username and password blank.
*Plug in your phone and connect to your computer.
*Go to “Connect To” in the Windows Start Menu, or select the “SprintPCS” connection.


Sprint disabled the ##USB# option we had before. But we are sneaky, and figured out that you can either take the memory card out of the phone, which makes the computer not sense the phone as a storage unit, allowing you to PAM.

You may also slide the red button on the screen that says “disconnect”, allowing you to make calls when connected to the computer (Sprint just enabled this in a recent update).

et cetera