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  1. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    Definition for prl: The Preferred Roaming List, basically a way of telling your phone which towers to connect to first.
    The PRL helps determine which home-network towers to use, and also which towers belonging to other networks to use in roaming situations (areas where the home network has no coverage.) When roaming, the PRL may instruct the phone to use the network with the best roaming rate for the carrier, rather than the one with the strongest signal at the moment.

    Since a PRL tells the phone "where" to search for a signal, as carrier networks change over time, an updated PRL may be required for a phone to "see" all of the coverage that it should, both with the home network and for roaming.

    Your PRL can be update via your phone by dialing *228 and choosing option #5(preferred roaming list).






    3028 prl









    Special PRLs for the Samsung Galaxy SIII (work with other metro phones too).




    2034 - Download - 4shared - terry darby

    (Guide) How to update PRL

    generate your spc for qpst or lgnpst here :)

    Downgrading your PRL can be accomplished via the link above.

    I can host also if need be if a link goes down.

  2. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS VIP Member

    Metro just updated the PRL to 3032 ;)
  3. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

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  4. djslakor

    djslakor Member

    What's the point of sharing PRLs on here? Doesn't *228, option 5 get you this information anyway?
  5. Donte559

    Donte559 Well-Known Member

    No because if you have an LG motion there are PRLs there are specific to the Samsung Galaxy 3 such as PRL 2032, which I have flashed on my phone right now it works great you're not going to get that with the option *228
  6. Donte559

    Donte559 Well-Known Member

    It's not a mind blowing difference as far as download and upload speed but it's always good to have the option to try out different PRL's depending on your area that you live in
  7. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Well-Known Member

    Maybe it isn't for you but it is for me. When i download it goes for example
    1.22 mb to 2.11 mb then 2.77 mb etc. Fast enough for me, compared to 3032.
  8. g0lden

    g0lden Well-Known Member

    I've been using my Motion in an extended home area and getting 1x data. Would switching PRLs allow me to use Sprint 3g or at least get my ping under 800ms? And does this guide work on cm10?
  9. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    High ping is sorta the norm for 1x, on metros 1x I just got 821-893ms
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  10. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

    PRL 9033 should allow you to roam on Sprint 3G. That is, if it is in your area......
  11. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

    And yes, it works on CM10 ;)
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  12. g0lden

    g0lden Well-Known Member

    Is it safe to update the prl without being in a native MetroPCS area?
  13. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

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  14. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Yes, but you cant use *228 to revert if the prl sucks youd have to use QPST again
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  15. g0lden

    g0lden Well-Known Member

    Ok, thanks for all your help, but I have one more question. Is there a way to force usb tethering while on 1x?
  16. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Try pdanet
  17. g0lden

    g0lden Well-Known Member

    Finally got it to work. I had to use a thicker data cable. PRL 9033 works perfectly! Than you all for your help.
  18. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    So your getting 3G now?
  19. g0lden

    g0lden Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and the funny thing is my 3g is faster than on my Boost and Virgin Mobile phones I've had.
  20. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Now i must try out PRLs, my phone hasn't even been connected to a PC yet :eek:
  21. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

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    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

  23. dakid27

    dakid27 Active Member

    will 9033 mess up 4g connection?
  24. g0lden

    g0lden Well-Known Member

  25. dakid27

    dakid27 Active Member

    well on 9033 i only get ev not 3g

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