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  1. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    hey, Evom, you still got the link for the VZW prl instructions?
  2. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    replied in pm...

    yeah android central did a review of the transformer recently, i think i want it
  3. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

  4. Wendemi

    Wendemi Active Member

    I am exactly in the same situation and I even went to a verizon store but changed my mind at the last minute. I followed the link you provided to xda forums and read the instructions. Even though I was able to route my phone some time ago and am capable of flashing roms, kernels, fonts and other stuff, I found the instructions on PRLs a little above my level of tech knowledge. I was wondering if you could guide me in a less techie vocabulary to acquire that verizon PRL because I so love my EVO and doesn't want to leave the wonderful community of this forum. For one thing, I am unable to read my MSL using MSL reader because my phone freezes up when I start the app. Any help you can provide would be well appreciated. Thanks!
  5. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    OK its relatively simple without all the tech verbage :). You'll need to be on a sense rom though...no worries it will stick when you flash unless you explicitly update it yourself.

    You do need your msl though...you can call sprint and they should give it to you if msl reader isnt working...try uninstalling and reinstalling it...not sure why its freezing on you. A rom like vaelpak actually just tells you what your msl is in the settings...

    If you dont want to call sprint and ask or get msl reader working you can always do this but its not preferred

    You are rooted right? MSL reader requires root, have the super user app?

    OK after you get the msl, on your sense rom, download the prl, save it anywhere on your sd card as 0001.prl or whatever as long as its .prl.

    Then go to your dialer and dial ##prl# dont actually hit dial, a menu should pop up when you hit that last #, at that menu enter your msl and it will take you to the prl menu.

    (this is from memory and you may have to look around a bit) in the prl menu there is a button to click to change prl, then a dropdown, should find your downloaded prl, select it,

    then go back to the main prl menu and press the menu button on your phone and select commit, it will reboot and then it should be done...
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  6. CarrieK

    CarrieK Well-Known Member

  7. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Member


    well i get faster download speed and better customer service and pay the same for what i was getting at sprint as i do get now with VZW....VZW does not charge you for everything if you now how to work the system and get the deals that you can get plus my buddys a manager at the corp store so that helps lol....have fun with sprint as to know that sprint has lost....

    just in the fourth quater last year lost...over 200,000 customers and 980 million bucks and 1/4th of their customers are using only boost mobile

    sprint dont give you true unlimited data either as they throtle your data thats why everyone is making sure they have a hack in their roms for that


    also want to say so VZW charges for everything like what dont give you free navigation who uses their sprints or VZW nav cause i know most use googles and what oyu get free sprint tv wow, cuase i know alot of people who use that and not hulu, anything else they dont care you for that you dont use and call bloatware that you want to take off your phone by rooting it?
  8. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    Statistics can be the biggest lies out there, and the sad part is people believe them...i can make a statistic say anything i want. Is your statistic true...? Maybe. I like when companies advertise how many users switched to their company that year, im always curious how many left them that year also...that sort of stuff...
  9. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    3 million people switched to vonage...they dont tell you 4 million left for a net loss of a million, just an example, those numbers arent nearly true, i just made it up :)
  10. Wendemi

    Wendemi Active Member

    Thanks, Evomattnc. I have rooted my phone and I am using Fresh 3.5... I have tried using MSL reader on 3 different roms but it always freezes up before showing my MSL. I'm gonna try the link you provided and if it does not work, I will call Sprint.
  11. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    hey, i heard that 4 million people left vonage last year. it must be true cuz i just now read it in an android forum!! :p
  12. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    speed diffs between the x and evo are nearly unintelligible, sitting right next to a buddy (who has an x) and running the same speedtest apk simultaneously, the diffs are within kilobytes/sec and show sprint as faster then vzw then sp then vz.... it depends on your local trancievers on the towers, your physical distance from them, interferance between you and them, PRL on your device etc etc.... and vzw no longer offers unlimited data(grandparented accts still have it), and as fas as throtteling goes, im in the GB/mo range every month and never notice a slowdown at the end of my billing cycle... coming from a guy who has a regional vzw manager on my pool league team, and i sell vzw as part of my job, the difference is negligable. I hate vzw because of their business practices, but in the end its a ford vs chevy thing... long gone are the days when vzw had the best devices on the market
  13. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    calling sprint and asking is easier...you need drivers and stuff for that link but OK...
  14. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Member


    well since the statistic came from sprint and their webpage and their offical q4 earning reports i say i think i can go with its true but i dont with this whole arguement cause i orgnially came in this thread to see what was going on and then i stated from a post that someone said that VZW charged more and i made a comment now you guys that are sprint lovers or what not, might or might not be mad at me cause i get fast speeds better service for the same price, and proved a point who know but good day
  15. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    we can topple a giant that way...time warner cable says it hates its customers and wishes they would all switch to satellite...

    (i hate time warner but if i want cable internet im stuck :( ) time warner sucks because they can never come to an agreement with anyone... ok sorry i was venting
  16. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    sokay Evom :) oh, the diffs between the evo -n- x are related to 3g only as i live in a non 4g area

    oh, sidenote... the "mighty" vzw is a proud-to-be-cdma company WHO USES GSM FOR ITS "4G"!!!!! HA!!!
  17. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    translation, im gonna pop off a lil bit in a forum about stuff thats not necessarily fact, then leave LOL

    oh, and stats posted on a companies site are ALWAYS accurate lol since i work for a major provider, and i know our stats, and can read to make the comparison.... no, theyre not always accurate... anyone remember Tyco?
  18. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    Nobody was arguing with you, i said your stats may be true i just dont believe stats spouted in forums, thin skin much?

    You arent getting faster speeds i bet, im pulling 1.x megs down and usually 1 meg up and still paying my paltry sprint unlimited data cost of what $59.99 for unlimited EVERYTHING...enjoy your vzw plan and your saved money and your droid x and have fun in those forums...good riddance.

    Yeah you proved a point...that you dont know shit...

    Sorry guys i dont usually get all keyboard tough but something about this guy rubs me the wrong way, maybe it was him jumping to an argument that i had not started, oh well, apologies to everyone else

    EDIT: Yeah im talking 3g also...no carrier has 4g here
  19. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Member


    thats all you are is internet tuff lol 59.99 plus 10 bucks for the evo paying for 4g when you dont have it hahaha n i did prove a point that people think that you get all this great extra stuff with sprint that you dont have to pay extra for but then you take it off n my point was someone made the thing to the guy who went to the thunderbolt saying have fun paying more for the etras when i stated that i dont, n 1.x dl and 1 up is a bad day for me on VZW and look at the maxx speed on sprints wimax vs the max speed for lte sprint will be bought out in the years to come i say 10-15 years sprint will no longer..... they dnt carry what people want they pick up the sloppy seconds hahaha
  20. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    Yeah im only internet tough, you know me...

    I thought good day meant you were leaving...

    Take your 24 "thanks" youve amassed in a years time to a different forum im over you...

    If you want we can meet up and see if im just internet tough...? PM me and see, im not going to argue in thread anymore...
  21. Wendemi

    Wendemi Active Member

    I was able to get my MSL code by flashing Vaelpak. I am now back on Fresh. I downloaded the PRL but when I dial ##775# nothing happens. I also tried dialing ##775 and ##778 and hitting the CALL button but nothing. I did a full wipe, cache partion wipe and dalvik cache wipe when I was going back to Fresh from Vaelpak. However, I still have a nandroid backup of Vaelpak. what did I do wrong?
  22. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member


    You may need the other epst 2.1...you can go to the original link, I think he had it there or try the prl thing in vaelpak. Then flash to fresh, it will stay
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  23. Wendemi

    Wendemi Active Member

    I clicked on that link but I think it was hacked or it's not working anymore. Going to Vaelpak to try. Thanks.
  24. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    I just checked it today it was working...you can google hack sprint 3g evo xda and probably find it that way
  25. SatelliteGuy

    SatelliteGuy Well-Known Member

    >also want to say so VZW charges for everything like what dont give you free >navigation who uses their sprints or VZW nav cause i know most use googles >and what oyu get free sprint tv wow, cuase i know alot of people who use that >and not hulu, anything else they dont care you for that you dont use and call >bloatware that you want to take off your phone by rooting it?

    What?? Wtf are you talking about? Is that even English?
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