Samsung SCH-R500

Supported Carriers:

(Test_List), Cricket, Cricket STX, Cricket Corporate, Revol, Mobi, Page Plus, Ntelos, Generic, Blue Wireless, Alltel, ClearTalk, MobileNation, Smart, IV Cellular, Carolina West, Next G Mobile, TalkForGood Wireless

Phone Pre-Setup:


  • Houdini Provisioning Instructions
    • First make sure the Samsung R500 is  in the on position. Make sure the memory card has been removed from the handset.
    • Enter the Menu and select Settings, scroll to Phone Settings and then select PC Connection. USB Modem should be selected.
    • Continue normally with the Houdini Detect button and complete the Houdini process.  
  • Additional Issues
  • Always make sure the drivers for the handset have been installed correctly.
  • If your handset is not being detected view the most common issues below
  • Damaged data port on the handset itself. Check for water damage or damage to the data port on the handset.
  • USB driver conflict (Most Common) Download and install the drivers we supply on our website. Houdini is fully compatible with Windows 2000,XP,Vista.
  • Handset has not been added to the Houdini database.
  • Net 2.0 framework is needed to run Houdini. Download from the support tab on our site.


Device and Programming Instructions:

 Manual Programming:

  • Power the phone on

  • Select menu then go to settings

  • Press * followed by 000000 (or 333333)
  • Go to NAM programming then hit OK

  • Select NAM 1 and press OK

  • Press OK then enter the MDN followed by OK

  • Go to MIN and hit OK

  • Enter MDN followed by OK
  • Press the left soft key to exit the phone will power cycle and programming is now complete

The Alltel Samsung R500 uses the following programming:

  • Power the phone on
  • Enter ##626#
  • Select NAM 1 and scroll to EDIT
  • Enter 000000 or (333333)
  • Enter 10 digit MDN followed OK
  • Enter 10 digit MIN followed by OK
  • Press OK and select done then exit
  • Phone will power cycle and programming is now complete

 The Cricket Samsung R500 uses the following programming.

  • Power on handset
  • Enter ##626*
  • Enter 000000 or (333333)
  • Press OK and enter 10 digit MDN followed by OK
  • Select MIN and enter 10 digit number followed by OK
  • Press the RED END key and phone will poser cycle, programming is complete.

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