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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Well, I'm tired of this phone.

The radio interface crap error is an everyday thing for me. I cant text for more than 5 minutes without getting it. I'm sick of it, and have decided I want a new phone.

I just wanted to know, since this phone is like brand new, if there was any place I could sell it online, for its parts? I wouldnt want to sell it to a person because of this shitty error. But I mean, I spent 300 on this phone. I want some of my money back.

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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you root it and flash the new radio after s-off? Because after I did that I haven't gotten not even one error
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's why you root the phone and then do s-off and flash a new radio. It's simple, and I know you shouldn't HAVE to do that for your phone to work but there are many other benefits from it. It tremendously increases your signal strength and network speed, plus you can flash custom roms to customize your phone experience right down to the core - literally, right down to the dual-core.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Selling a phone as is for parts online you would be lucky to get $100 to $150. Just like you, people should do research on any potential problems. So I would just sell it on ebay or craigslist for $220 or so. Besides fixing any issues rooting on any phone allows you to customize it to your personal preference instead of the manufacturers . Which is Androids greatest strength.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you sell it on craigslist, go for 250 or so because people will try to talk you down regardless of price, and you have to make room for that..

Honestly, you should just root/S-OFF it rather than sell it, have less money than you had before and end up getting a lower end phone. This phone has worked wonderfully for me, other than those SMS errors that were easily fixed by those radio updates.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I can't even begin to fathom why anyone would leave this phone stock

You can run ANY EVO 3D ROM, minus MMS, while paying $35 a month
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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't get those errors anymore after flashing another radio.
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As everyone is saying, learn to hack it for root and s-off and flash a new radio. It corrects the issues with the phone and makes it great.

Eventually VM will probably push out an update that will do the same thing, but until then just do it yourself.

In my opinion I don't think Android phones are for normal users. They're for power users who like to tinker. If you want a phone you don't have to modify then just get an iPhone lol.

I got the phone on Sunday and was getting the radio interference error for two days. I said "well this is unacceptable", went online and saw the fix, and performed the steps.

Now I love this phone.
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If you sell it on craigslist, go for 250 or so because people will try to talk you down regardless of price, and you have to make room for that..

Honestly, you should just root/S-OFF it rather than sell it, have less money than you had before and end up getting a lower end phone. This phone has worked wonderfully for me, other than those SMS errors that were easily fixed by those radio updates.
If your going to sell it, sell it quick. I paid $229 at Radio Shack, brand new with a 30-day return policy.

The devaluation of these phones is brutal!
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Old September 14th, 2012, 09:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Eventually VM will probably push out an update that will do the same thing, but until then just do it yourself.
I would apply the root/s-off/radio fix than wait for VM to push out an update. There are quite a few people on this board who have pushed and talked to Sprint, VM, HTC on this matter. That was in June/July. It is half way through September already.
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Where do you get the radio to flash? Is it the

The "Fix everything by turning your phone into an Evo 3d" thread

If so, do you need to flash a new hboot and all that tedious stuff?
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Where do you get the radio to flash? Is it the

The "Fix everything by turning your phone into an Evo 3d" thread

If so, do you need to flash a new hboot and all that tedious stuff?
That thread is pretty much your bible and you need to do all the steps contained within. The PRL update (not PRI) is really the only part that should be considered optional.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Other than PRL, it is the easiest and best hack you will ever do to a phone.
PRL, as mentioned, is optional.
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I don't even use the stock texting, I use google voice/Groove IP for calls and texting. Where I live, I have zero signal - not even 1 bar, so it's rare that I even use 200 minutes a month.
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I don't even use the stock texting, I use google voice/Groove IP for calls and texting. Where I live, I have zero signal - not even 1 bar, so it's rare that I even use 200 minutes a month.
And virgin mobile doesnt track this?
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And virgin mobile doesnt track this?
Lots of people use groove ip or similar voip apps to make calls instead of using their minutes. As far as I've seen nobody has complained of virgin Mobile finding out and penalizing them.
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Old September 16th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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And virgin mobile doesnt track this?
Why would they care? It just runs over a data connection, and if you're on WiFi anyway then you're not tying up their network.
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