Info - how to get full signal (steady) and consistently fast 3g speeds


  1. mhannah3333

    mhannah3333 Well-Known Member Developer

    I am using a zte warp stock gingerbread 2.3.5 rooted phone. Your phone does not have to be rooted for this to work. You need cdma workshop to change your prl to a sprint prl. I use 60683.prl. there are other methods to change your prl.. that will be fine. As long as you change to a sprint prl.
    Step one. Change your prl
    Step to. Go to settings>wireless and networks>mobile networks.
    Step three. Change network mode to EvDo only.
    Step four. Go to dialer and dial *983*3640#. Scroll to bottom of page and confirm network mode is EvDo. Do not change anything, you will get FC.
    Step five. Reboot your phone and run speedtest app from market.
    Step six. Thank me if this helped you.

    Ultimately what you have done is put your phone on sprint towers using their EvDo network which is way better than boosts cdma. Your phone will still use sprint cdma but your 3g will be purely sprint EvDo.

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  2. mhannah3333

    mhannah3333 Well-Known Member Developer

  3. n0ve

    n0ve Well-Known Member

    You do realize that if people do this, they will probably have terrible signal majority of the time...I wouldnt at all recommend purely evdo, most people arent in zones that have excellent coverage...i think its awesome your trying to help but...for example im in Upstate NY, if I did that, id never have service...removing the proxies is enough to increase speed, not changing to EvDo only...there are new / inexperienced people on this forum who will try this, and end up having no signal...bc if EvDo is not available where they are, the phone will just show no data signal at all
  4. Stlouizsin

    Stlouizsin Well-Known Member

    How long has this worked for you? What is your average results?
  5. n0ve

    n0ve Well-Known Member

    If you live in a city with amazing coverage, and you NEVER travel out of that city, then MAYBE id recommend this, otherwise, i think , its absolutely pointless/will make signal/speed worse. Sorry to be harsh but I tell it how it is. EVEN in cities that have maximum 3g coverage, phones constantly switch to 1x/back depending on # of connected phones /tower...time of the day...many things...
  6. mhannah3333

    mhannah3333 Well-Known Member Developer

    I live in podunk middle tn lol and before changing to purely EvDo my phone signal was 3 to 4 bars to none at all. Now my signal is 96% (5 bars) and steady. My 3g speeds went from 100 -400 kbps to 1100 - 2100 kbps. I understand boost is expanding its coverage to 4g and EvDo in most areas.
  7. mhannah3333

    mhannah3333 Well-Known Member Developer

    Going on three days now. It amazing to see such a difference. I just thought id share
  8. n0ve

    n0ve Well-Known Member

    Please don't hesitate to share and thats awesome actually, I just didnt quite grasp how that would help but your area must be much better coverage...I wasnt " bashing" your idea, i was just expressing mine ;). hell i might give it a try but i know signal is so shotty in my town that it will 99% most likely make it worse for me, but i guess in highly coveraged areas, it would help alot..possibly...;\
  9. mhannah3333

    mhannah3333 Well-Known Member Developer

    Whats the harm in trying.... it takes like 60 secs to change your prl.. as long as you know what your doing.. and 20 secs to change your preferred network type. You can always go back if it doesn't work for you. Its not like your doing irrepairable damage to your phone. Lol
  10. mhannah3333

    mhannah3333 Well-Known Member Developer

    Let me know if it works for you.
  11. Quoros

    Quoros Well-Known Member

  12. jetx2x

    jetx2x Well-Known Member Developer

    It didn't work for me but I think I'm being throttled

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  13. n0ve

    n0ve Well-Known Member

    Have you removed your proxies?
  14. jetx2x

    jetx2x Well-Known Member Developer

    Yes... I did that before my speed dropped
    Edit: nvm... I did more speedtests tonight and my speeds are at almost 2mbps... apparently the network was flooded yesterday

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  15. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito VIP Member

    Sprint prl helped my 3g at home, from .79meg to 1.5meg, but evdo had no change what so ever. I changed the proxies too. It's almost full bar too. When I have full bars I get up to 2meg, but I had that on the boost prl.
  16. jetx2x

    jetx2x Well-Known Member Developer

    I'm just realizing but evdo is 3g... and cdma is 2g... it doesnt matter if you change to evdo only because you will remain on 3g whenever it is available... changing to evdo only will only make you lose your data signal alot more often

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  17. n0ve

    n0ve Well-Known Member

    precisely what I was saying in the beginning
  18. alwayzchill

    alwayzchill Member

    how do you remove proxies and this prl change didn't work well for me but i should have known because my dad has sprint and his phone doesnt have signal where i dont either.
  19. n0ve

    n0ve Well-Known Member

    Once you have your SPC code....open the dialer, dial ##3282#, click edit, enter your SPC...go to Multimedia, and you will see RTSP Proxy address:, blank it out ( delete whatever is in there, click okay), do the same with HTTTPPD Proxy address, click okay. Leave the ports the same. but make sure u press the phones menu key, then save.
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  20. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito VIP Member

    This is an old post but I had to point out the obvious. Go to settings/wireless & networks/mobile network and you can select evdo, cdma, or both from there, no msl code, no dialer codes. :p
  21. jtcanales

    jtcanales Well-Known Member

    When I do that i dont get any calls received its improve and get awsome 3g but the calls nothing any help.
  22. HaydenM

    HaydenM Well-Known Member

    You will not get any incoming calls or texts if you select EVDO only. You will also not receive any voice mail alerts either. It is a great option though at night if you want excellent data speeds and don't mind the above issues.
  23. jtcanales

    jtcanales Well-Known Member

    Yeah the speed is awesome
  24. n0ve

    n0ve Well-Known Member

    Old post but sir i don't believe you can change, prl via settings eh? Of course dtm just had to :p
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  25. Manodedios

    Manodedios Well-Known Member

    Maybe a d old post but i had no idea. Im still learning but changing my prl raised my dl speed from sub 300kb to almost 1mb average. All in about 10 min work..... thanks for necroing the thread!
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