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Get Visual Voicemail working again on your stock, rooted HTC EVO 4G Gingerbread ROM

VmWhen it comes to voicemail, a lot of people use Google Voice. I gave my girlfriend my account this summer (while she was in Germany) and tried a nice service called YouMail. Both are great at what they do. They take your voicemails and organize them all nice and neat. Google Voice is probably the coolest, because it also attempts to transcribe your voicemails for free.

But some people like stock services, and the other day, I decided to ditch YouMail and go back to the stock voicemail app. I mean, it organizes my voicemails all nice and neat too.

This will be fine, I thought. Currently using Swagged Out Stock, I figure a ROM that is based off of the latest stock update will jive with the stock voicemail like cake. But it didn't. What was I doing wrong?

Apparently, nothing.

Every stock-based ROM out there tends to run into this issue. So whether it's Smooth N Sexy, Team Nocturnal's Stock ROM, or one of the more basic stock ROMs, you are probably going to face this issue.

Luckily, there is a fix. And I'm going to tell you what that is.

Here's what you need to do.

  1. Go to Settings > Call > Voicemail service and make sure My Carrier is selected.
  2. Still in the "Call" menu, click Clear voicemail notifications (even if you can't). NOTE: If you were previously using Google Voice or YouMail, it has to be disabled before you can go back to stock – for me using YouMail I had to dial *38.
  3. Now, go to Settings > Applications > Manage applications > the "All" tab (it could be in the "Downloaded" tab) > hold MENU until the keyboard pops up > type in v-o-i-c-e-m > click on "Voicemail" > click "Force stop" if you can > click "Clear data."
  4. The next time you open up Voicemail, it will reload.
  5. Now, have someone call you and leave you a voicemail. You will get a notification!

Now you should start getting your voicemails and those nifty notifications back on your HTC EVO 4G.

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Sam Sarsten

Sam Sarsten is a former contributing editor at Good and EVO, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.

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