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Old June 24th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help - Profile Update and Radio Interface Shortage error

So, I just switched from the triumph to the Evo V 4g today. I'm totally in love with this phone, but shortly after I got it I began having voice calling and texting problems - I kept getting the Radio Interface Shortage SMS Error that, after searching the forum, seems to be kind of common.

I called Virgin and they had me fix it by doing a profile update in the system update settings. I did that and it started working fine. Just a couple hours later, it started doing it again. I did the profile update again and it worked again.

My question is, are there any other fixes to this, if it starts acting up again? It's going to be really annoying if I have to do a profile update several times a day just to be able to call someone or send a text - Not to mention the texts and calls I'll miss because I wouldn't even know it's not working until I try to send a text or make a call.

Does the "Update PRL" in the system update settings have anything to do with this? Should I do this too or just continue to do the Update Profile? Hopefully it won't mess up again, if it continues to give me errors intermittently, it's gonna annoy the sh!t outta me. Any suggestions or fixes from personal experience?

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HTC told me they're working on a fix, but who knows when the update will be released. I have a few weeks to return my phone. If it's not fixed by then I'm going to return it, sadly.
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I Too Returned My Evo =( Signal Issues

Get your money back unless you don't mind waiting around for a "possible" fix. It's a software issue but nobody knows when and if virgin will address it.
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I find that this only happens to me when I send multiple texts, one after another really fast. Other than that, it doesn't happen at all.
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I actually got that message today, out of the blue. It then repeatedly attempted to send the text message and threw the error multiple times. I was at home, had wifi on, flipped it off, 3G came on, and then the text message went and the error disappeared.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. Let me know if you hear any updates on the situation or on the "fix" HTC is supposedly working on.
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Only does it to me in very low service areas.
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Just wondering if people running roms are experiencing this issue
Would it have to be a different kernel or would the update just change the radio or something similar?
Anyone here working on a fix or would it be counter productive since changes to the network may be needed?
Curious that's all
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on my end here im not having any problems ... do you all have full bars are you trying it with another cell when looking at the phone to see if it has bars?
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Only does it to me in very low service areas.

Same here.
It also happens to me when I'm texting a couple of people and I happen to try to send a message while another is coming in.
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It also helps to keep your wifi turned off.
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It also helps to keep your wifi turned off.
With regard to the bandwidth hungry users, I would think that it would be in Virgin Mobile's best interest to get this resolved right quick.
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With regard to the bandwidth hungry users, I would think that it would be in Virgin Mobile's best interest to get this resolved right quick.
DITTO!! Im not buying this phone UNTIL this is resolved...sadly.
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that error is linked to the stock messaging app. using GO SMS gets rid of the problem for me. that's not to say it could take a while to send messages. i only get this at home where my signal barely gets to 1 bar, and only on stock messaging. add "use a 3rd party messaging app" to the fixes for the radio shortage error.

i seem to get this error if i'm below -103 or -104 dBm. there's a detailed signal app in the market called Signal Notification. it has a monkey as the icon in the play store. try that. i guarantee you'll get the error if your dBm reads -120. otherwise the texts should send as normal. this app could help prove the problem and/or debug it. i hope some people try this out.
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metal571 is absolutely right. That message is definitely linked to some kind of software problem. Also if you download any signal app it clearly shows that when you have signal fluctuation your actual signal does NOT fluctuate only the indicator. at least that's how it is on my evo..
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It would be interesting to see if anyone has gotten the Radio Interface error with a signal that isn't -120 dBm, because that's the only time I've ever had it happen to me. You'll also discover that the bars appear to fluctuate because they are very sensitive to the actual dBm reading. I find that around -90 or above will give you all the bars, where -105 or below will give you no bars. It seems that whoever designed the phone made the signal bar indicator too sensitive to the actual dBm reading, which is why everyone keeps reporting huge signal bar fluctuation when in reality the signal itself isn't fluctuating anywhere near as much as the bars indicate.

Sorry for the long rant, but that's how it appears to me. If you're on the edge of a bad signal at home like I am or in a bad signal area, getting the Radio Interface bug will almost definitely occur regardless of phone. That's what I've seen so far. You can get rid of that annoying message with a custom SMS app. For now, the radio still overall doesn't seem to be the best, so the only real fix is a new radio that HTC may or may not be working on.
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Radio Interface error usually happens to me between -115 dBm and -120 dBm. Bars are very sensitive but there is also another issue. Sometimes when I only have 1-2 bars it randomly jumps to max bars then back to normal. When the signal app is open I can see that the actual signal only changed by a couple dBm so it's definitely some kind of software/radio firmware issue.
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I think I've found a fix. Do the following (I also just made a thread about this fix to help people see it and verify if it works for anyone else as well)

1. Start the Phone app.
2. Enter "##25327#" (this is ##CLEAR#)
3. The EPST menu should come up. Tap on Menu, then tap Reset.
4. Your phone will reboot, reactivate itself, and update its PRL. Then your SMS bug should be gone.
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I don't know what to do about this now. It wasn't so bad before, until I tried the ##CLEAR# thing, and it just went downhill from there. I've tried restoring, I've tried flashing different roms, wiping, flashing all of Leslie Ann's pri/prl's etc. again, nothing works.

Now the message pops up like every time I wake my phone. Don't know what to do.
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Did you flash the newest radio she put in that thread? My phone is completely cured. I went from multiple daily resets to being completely fixed. my phone has been amazing since I flashed the pri and
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Yeah, I've flashed everything there. :/
I'm running Harmonia right now.
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Have you tried updating profile?
System settings/ system updates / update profile

I had that problem briefly until I did that.
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My phone is a week old and I havent received this message once! - Weird! Perhpas its location (tower) based?
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have you tried formatting everything except sd card then install new rom?
could flash stock ruu s well ?
contact a developer in the forum they might know what to do.
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I get that message from time to time. But I realized that I only get it when I try to send a text and my phone is not in service range.

And it will stop poping up when I move my phone to a spot where it gets better signal to be able to send the message
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See my the radio interface error fix thread. HTC has actually pushed out an OTA and people are reporting this issue fixed.

Radio Interface Resource Shortage FIX
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If this just started happening you probably have a service outage, it they are doing maintenance on a tower close to you.
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This is how you fix the Radio issues, just send a picture and it will fix it. Just any old picture, send it to anyone and it will temporary fix the issue. I've been doing this for weeks now, everytime I get the Radio error, I just got and send ANY picture to ANYbody and voila! It's fixed! No rooting required! It's not a permanent solution but it works perfectly.
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See my the radio interface error fix thread. HTC has actually pushed out an OTA and people are reporting this issue fixed.

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Umm, what? Any reference for this OTA update?
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I also mentioned it in the OP which I updated.
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Ah, thanks!
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From what I understand - the recent OTA does not address this issue its some mundane update for something nobody cares about.
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From what I understand - the recent OTA does not address this issue its some mundane update for something nobody cares about.
Many are reporting the issue fixed though after the update. It might be more than we think.
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What does this mean? How do I fix it?
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Interface Resource Shortage - What it is and how to deal with it
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The "Fix everything by turning your phone into an Evo 3d" thread
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Much thanks. Saw the thing before about radio and all that, but didn't see the explanation one. I thought changing the PRL was something Sprint hated you to do, as you are now using towers that Virgin isn't actually leasing for use...
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Virgin doesn't lease any towers, it's a wholely owned subsidiary of Sprint and solely runs on their network, changing the prl in no way allows roaming. The only difference is that in times of high demand normally Sprint has a higher priority slot on the tower.
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Virgin doesn't lease any towers, it's a wholely owned subsidiary of Sprint and solely runs on their network, changing the prl in no way allows roaming. The only difference is that in times of high demand normally Sprint has a higher priority slot on the tower.
Well I'll be. Did not know they were, basically, the same company.
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Well I'll be. Did not know they were, basically, the same company.
Boost Mobile is the same thing also.
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Along with assurance wireless.
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Man this issue is the only thing keeping me from this phone. I would leave the Triumph for a phone that didn't need tweaking or hacking to work properly. Is there an ETA for the OTA update to fix this issue? If any?

Too bad. Looks like an excellent phone otherwise.
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Man this issue is the only thing keeping me from this phone. I would leave the Triumph for a phone that didn't need tweaking or hacking to work properly. Is there an ETA for the OTA update to fix this issue? If any?

Too bad. Looks like an excellent phone otherwise.
At least we have the opportunity to fix it ourselves, LG and Motorola with their locked bootloader not so easy.
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At least we have the opportunity to fix it ourselves, LG and Motorola with their locked bootloader not so easy.
Well I'm not sure how to fix it without obtaining S-off. I may be mistaken. I don't have any experience with HTC phones.
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Well I'm not sure how to fix it without obtaining S-off. I may be mistaken. I don't have any experience with HTC phones.
You need to unlock the bootloader before getting s - off. Which imho takes more time than getting s- off does.
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You need to unlock the bootloader before getting s - off. Which imho takes more time than getting s- off does.
Not in my case. Unlocking bootloader was a breeze. S-Off was a giant headache. Pre-rooted stock rom apparently not the same as stock rom with root flashed into it. Had to RUU, then had issues with S-Off due to stuff needed to be chmod +777ed. Still, with help from Unlimited.IO, not too painful.
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Considering I've had no experience with HTC phones, this sounds daunting and discouraging just to upgrade from the Triumph. I'm looking at the Galaxy Reverb but the single core and no 4G doesn't make it worth the extra 10 a month since I'm still grandfathered in to the $25 Beyond Talk. I suppose I'm gonna wait for more phones to release. I appreciate all of the help here and people trailblazing the way to make the Evo a good phone I'm just too scared to attempt all of that stuff just to get the radio to function normally.
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Personally I came from the Optimus v, so I had a great working phone. But I was bored with the "tiny" screen and relatively slow processor (I say relatively because it ran really great compared to other androids my friends had, and waaay faster than a friends Optimus S).

I debated with myself before it came out, and ended up buying one the second week once I actually found one.

I don't regret it at ALL. I haven't had the radio error nearly as much as some people in the forums, and a quick airplane mode normally fixed it for me. But with the new(newest) radio flashed I haven't had any errors.

Unlocking the bootloader was pretty easy, and I held off on doing soff for quite a while. Actually it was about the time Leslie Anne posted the turn your evo v into an evo3d thread. And to be honest it was a lot easier and less scary than I thought. It took me about 15 minutes of tapping the wire, and after I remembered reading to press the wire TWICE when it tells you, I was soff'd!

I say if you can get a great sale on this phone dive in, I wouldn't pay full price this late in the game. There is bound to be another awesome phone around the corner.

Sorry I rambled too much caffeine.
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So, is this issue only affecting people that are using 4G? I'm reading it may be interference between 4G and the wifi radio. If it doesn't affect those on 3G that would be fine for me because there is no 4G service where I live, just only where I work.

Just curious.. also, has there been any talk of an OTA update from HTC? I understand they are the only ones who can "officially" fix it.
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