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[Guide] Getting Sprint Visual Voicemail AND blocking those 9016 text notifications


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#1 c00ller

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:20 PM

Edited to include the latest version of Visual Voicemail. Just FYI, the new version has a new "feature" that asks if you want to subscribe to have text transcripts of your voicemails. You do not have to accept them, and they do not keep bugging you. The old version will still be here if you want to revert or choose to not use the newest version.
Note: if you already have the old and want to update to the new version, you should uninstall the old one first.


Latest version:
Attached File  Voicemail.zip   1002.23K   1877 downloads

Old version:
Attached File  SPRINT_VVM-signed.zip   996.83K   346 downloads

I've seen so many posts asking
1) how to get Sprint Visual Voicemail (VVM) on CM6?
2) once I have Sprint VVM, how do I stop the texts from 9016?

1) Sprint VVM can be obtained by booting to recovery and flashing "Voicemail.zip". Credit goes to theimpaler747 @ xda-developers

2) To finally end all the confusion regarding the 9016 text notifications for new users:
-Logging in to sprint.com and adding 9016 won't stop them from coming
-You actually need to be able to receive the text messages, as they are read by Sprint VVM as instructions to download the voicemail
-You can use Handcent to "blacklist" 9016 texts, but if you still use the stock messaging program, the 9016 texts still show up. Also, not everyone wants to switch to using Handcent
-You cannot use just any number blocking app... as mentioned in the 2nd point, you must still actually be able to receive the text in order for Sprint VVM to work

At the time of writing, RedList is the easiest and leanest free app available that gets the job done. Download it here. Then open the program, and add 9016 as a new contact in the Red List. Finally, go to Setup and make sure both notification boxes are unchecked. DONE! :D

If RedList doesn't work for you, you can always use Super - Private Conversation. It's basically a more full featured version of RedList, but it takes much more internal memory.

Once your phone receives the text from 9016, Sprint VVM immediately recognizes it and properly downloads the voicemail. Immediately afterwards, RedList recognizes it and removes it from the system SMS inbox. You won't even get a text notification; you will only get your voicemail notification!

Edited by c00ller, 20 December 2010 - 05:22 PM.


#2 Blackmanxp

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:40 PM

Thanks    :D  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

#3 del4

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:10 PM

Thanks for pointing out RedList and for providing instructions for its use; it works great!  I also use SMS Popup, so I added in an exclusion to prevent it from showing a popup for the 9016 messages and now I never have to clear out or see those annoying messages!   B)

#4 noob555

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:24 PM

Awesome.  Thank you.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

Thanks c00ller!!

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:30 PM

I did this last night and for some reason something happened and it rebooted. Then I had no apps and market restored them all... then I was getting a force close about media.process.com I think it was. So, I restored back to before I installed it. I don't know... :(

#7 c00ller

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:22 AM

View Postninjamunky, on 26 November 2010 - 11:30 PM, said:

I did this last night and for some reason something happened and it rebooted. Then I had no apps and market restored them all... then I was getting a force close about media.process.com I think it was. So, I restored back to before I installed it. I don't know... :(

Maybe you got a corrupt download or flash.. I would try downloading again (maybe with a different browser/download program), and then flash again. If it happens again then sorry, don't know what else to try..

#8 dcc693

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:49 AM

Two words: THANK YOU.

(And also, it works great.)

#9 ninjamunky

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:47 AM

View Postc00ller, on 27 November 2010 - 03:22 AM, said:

Maybe you got a corrupt download or flash.. I would try downloading again (maybe with a different browser/download program), and then flash again. If it happens again then sorry, don't know what else to try..

It's all right. I don't know. Could be any number of things really I guess. I could try again. We'll see. I'll post here if I figure anything out of have success.

#10 c00ller

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:41 PM

I'm a bit late, but I thought I would update the OP to include the latest version of Visual Voicemail.

#11 noob555

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:10 PM

View Postc00ller, on 10 December 2010 - 11:41 PM, said:

I'm a bit late, but I thought I would update the OP to include the latest version of Visual Voicemail.

Thanks cOOler!  You've done quite a service here.

Couple questions:

(1) Is there any advantage to updating to the new version?

(2) If I do upgrade, do I just flash it or do I have to remove the old version first?

Thanks again.

#12 c00ller

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:43 PM

View Postnoob555, on 11 December 2010 - 07:10 PM, said:

Thanks cOOler!  You've done quite a service here.

Couple questions:

(1) Is there any advantage to updating to the new version?

(2) If I do upgrade, do I just flash it or do I have to remove the old version first?

Thanks again.

1) Frankly I noticed no advantage to updating. Perhaps there have been some bug fixes and such, but I never had a problem with the old.

2) Good question, I believe I read that you should uninstall the old one before upgrading.

#13 joshpdavis80

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:26 PM

I followed the instructions and I am still receiving the 9016 notifications in my status bar. The message does not show up in my mms app but I still get the notification. I unchecked both notifications in the setup already. Any suggestions?

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:17 PM

Thanks a ton!!! This rocks!!

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:43 PM

Thanks again c00ler.  

I'm not going to update.  It's working like a charm. Why fix what ain't broke.  (Frankly, I spend so much time dealing with battery tweaks that I'm happy for something to finally just work like it's supposed to.)

Edited by noob555, 18 December 2010 - 08:43 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:30 AM

View Postnoob555, on 18 December 2010 - 08:43 PM, said:

Thanks again c00ler.  

I'm not going to update.  It's working like a charm. Why fix what ain't broke.  (Frankly, I spend so much time dealing with battery tweaks that I'm happy for something to finally just work like it's supposed to.)

I'm just glad I have something to contribute.

And I agree, updating is totally unnecessary. But, some people just insist on running the newest version of everything so I posted it to be thorough.

Edited by c00ller, 19 December 2010 - 06:30 AM.


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 02:15 PM

If anyone was having trouble with Handcent or Redlist not blocking the incoming texts like I was, try ChompSMS.  It works great for me.

#18 Scott Jackson

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:05 PM

Thanks, your the man. The old version did not work for me, but this one does!

#19 F@ndroid

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:00 AM

View PostScott Jackson, on 07 January 2011 - 09:05 PM, said:

Thanks, your the man. The old version did not work for me, but this one does!

I came up with a combination solution of my own, before I stumbled upon this thread...blocked 9016 on Sprint.com, blacklisted on Handcent SMS, and deleted the stock messaging app.  Works perfectly for me, and no more notifications and VM works perfectly!

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:18 PM

i am using default messaging application

installed the old sprint visual voice mail

also installed redlist and created a contact for 9016 in redlist .. its active... unchecked both boxes and still getting a notification for 9016 text ... and now one for visual vm ... so two alerts .... grrrr

sprint htc evo

running 6.1.2

any ideas .. do i have any options besides downloading a third party sms application?