Samsung SPH-L520 Galaxy S4 Mini Sprint

Phone Pre-Setup:

PLEASE NOTE: If the device is on the Android 4.3 OS, you will be required to get the SPC/ MSL for the device before flashing. Since the update, Houdini will not be able to automatically unlock the device without you manually inputting the SPC/MSL during the flash. In most cases, customers may call Sprint to get the SPC/MSL for the device. Alternately, a handful of applications can be found online that may assist with getting the SPC/MSL as well. (Please note the app, "Get My MSL" will only work on Android 4.1.2 devices.)

  • Pre-Provisioning
    • Open Dial Pad
    • Dial ##3424#
    • Enter SPC if required (SPC can be obtained Here)
    • Set UART to PDA
    • Select Qualcomm USB Settings
    • Select DM + MODEM + ADB
    • Press OK then Back until you are at the Home Screen
    • Phone is ready to be provisioned
    • (Remember after flashing to return and put phone back to MTP+ADB)
If Houdini says the device cannot be provisioned but the device is showing in your device manager, please follow the these instructions.
With the device plugged in:
  1. Dial *#7284# or ##3424# 
  2. Set UART to PDA
  3. Select Qualcomm USB Settings
  4. Set to MTP + ADB
  5. Disable USB Debugging Mode (Menu> Settings> Developer Options)
    1. If you don't see Developer Options, Enable them by going to Menu> Settings> About Device and Tap "Build Number" 7 times. This will enable Developer Options.
  6. Allow Drivers to load completely.  This can take up to 5 minutes.
  7. Device should now appear in device manager as Samsung Mobile USB CDC Composite Device
  8. Now..With the phone still plugged in, turn off and turn on (Restart the device)
  9. After the phone finished restarting, Dial *#7284# or ##3424# 
  10. Make sure PDA is still selected and select Qualcomm USB Settings
  11. Select DM+Modem+ADB
  12. Again allow the drivers to load.
  13. Detect
  • Post-Provisioning
    • Set Network Mode to "CDMA" (Instructions below)
    • Select Menu then Settings
    • Under Wireless and Networks, choose More Settings
    • Scroll down to Mobile Networks
    • Select Network Mode and set to CDMA
  • Alternative Activation
    • If the device is not functioning properly after a flash has completed, attempt to active with the Decimal form of the MEID (ex. 256XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) instead of the HEX "IMEI" (ex. 990000XXXXXXXX)


Device and Programming Instructions:

  • Manual Programming
    • Dial ##000000# (If SPC is not "000000" then SPC can be obtained Here)
    • Select Edit
    • Select MDN
    • Enter new MDN (10 digit phone number) and press OK
    • Select MSID
    • Enter new MIN (10 digit number) and press OK
    • Press Back then Done
    • Phone will power cycle and programming is now complete


Reference Links:

Cable: MTC
Symbol: Bear
Compatible Cellebrite Cable: 100
Cable Image:
988 OneTouch Shockwave Revol


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