The great thing about having a rooted device is that you can take off all of the unwanted apps that come on your phone, but can’t be uninstalled due to the carrier’s restrictions. However, a great app to put back on your phone is the visual voicemail. It’s great being able to check your voicemail without having to call and go through tiresome menu confirmations. Furthermore, the ability to fast forward and rewind just be sliding the progress bar with your finger is fantastic. One of the few problems with owning a rooted phone is having to find workarounds to problems. In this case, it’s Sprint’s Visual Voicemail.
There seems to be a few compatibility issues with Cyanogenmod 7 and Sprint’s Visual Vociemail. I personally ran into this problem after flashing the 7.0.3 update on my HTC Hero, but fortunately I was able to correct the problem. If you have a Hero and are looking to get your visual voicemail back up and running, follow these steps.
- Download the visual voicemail .apk (this is version 188.8.131.52)
- Install the app
- Open the app and press the menu button > compose
- In the to field type firstname.lastname@example.org
- Press the record button and let it run for at least 5 seconds.
- Press send
This should reactivate your Sprint Visual Voicemail. After you send the message composed messaged you should be good to go and you may receive your previously saved voicemails.
If you have an Evo and you need help getting your voicemail to work, this should help you out.