One of the main requirements in order to program a CDMA phone is knowing the Master Subsidy Lock code (MSL number). This code is useful, most especially when you are trying to program a mobile telephone number. If you’re one of the many users who still can’t find out where the MSL number is located on your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710, then we’ve got some good news for you.

Owners of non-rooted Sprint Galaxy S3 phones can easily get their MSL number just by using an application known as Get My MSL. You can grab your copy by heading to the Google Play Store. But, for those who have rooted devices, the Get My MSL application will definitely not work. However, you can still acquire your MSL number by using the manual method. Check out our guide below for the full details,


  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SPH-L710. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.



  1. Copy the Sprint_MSL_Finder_v1.1.zipfile to your phone’s SD card.
  2. Switch off your phone.
  3. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together until your phone screen turns on. Use the Volume buttons to navigate and the Power button to select once inside recovery.
  4. Select Install ZIP From SD Card.
  5. Select Choose ZIP From SD Card then browse for the downloaded ZIP file and select it. Confirm the installation process by selecting Yeson the screen that follows.
  6. After the installation process is finished, head back to the main menu.
  7. Select Reboot System Now to reboot your phone.
  8. When your phone is fully booted-up, open the Terminal Emulator app.
  9. Enter the following code and press enter.
    • su
  10. A pop-up menu will be displayed. Press Allow/Grant to give root privileges to the Terminal Emulator application.
  11. Then enter this command to view your MSL number. Write down the MSL code on a piece of paper and save it for future use.
    • getprop ril.MSL
  12. Exit Terminal Emulator.

Congratulations! You have successfully obtained the MSL number of your Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint).

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.
  • how to go into diagnostic mode and programing mode ?

  • i have my msl i need to get into diagnostic mode to change my MIN and AKEY

    • akhil bojedla

      Can you please guide me how u got MSL. Above method is not working for me

  • MotoPho

    When I enter the getprop cmd it shows me a blank line :(

    • Joshua

      You need to roll back to LJ7 (stock 4.1.1 ROM) available at SamMobiles website here

      Once you roll back don’t root the phone or do anything else, just download the getmymsl app from the play store and you should be able to retrieve it. Once you have it write it down and ref-flash your custom ROM and re-root your phone

      You will have to use Odin to flash to stock ROM BTW, but the process is super simple to roll back. Just remember to factory reset/wipe caches before booting into the stock ROM or it can get really buggy.

      Pain in the ass but it will work.

  • madman3312

    Download from Google Play Store (Get My MSL)
    Dial ##3282# Click on Edit and put 000000 It will say error thats fine
    Now open the file you downloaded from google store and click the button that says Get My MSL and now you have your unlock code
    Now go back to your dialer and dial ##3282# put the code in now it works

  • GetRobbie

    does not work just shows blank as Moto says

    • ken

      i have the same problem please help i rooted my device and flashed the zip and everything and it just shows a blank line im on a sprint s3

  • mygarbarge

    This can be done WITHOUT Rooting the phone and without using “Get My MSL”
    You will need to install Android Terminal Emulator, a useful app afterwards, unlike Get My MSL.

    Dial pad, dial ##3282#, “Edit”, enter six zeros in the blank field and select “OK”

    Immediately return to ATE and enter “getprop ril.MSL” then a carriage return (Enter).

    You should see your six digit MSL on the next line.

  • jorge

    Aaaa.. please i realy need to get my msl numbeeerrr.. can somebody send me the zip file? That one dont workkk. Please thanksss….

  • H

    File needs to be re-upped.

  • Juan Morales

    This does not works on 4.4.2 Please help me