radio updates (my first time)


  1. alaman68

    alaman68 Active Member

    So this is the first time I'm flashing updated radios, they were just released

    [ Radios ][ 12-15 ] All EVO Radio, WiMAX, PRI & NV versions - xda-developers

    1. In Amon_ra recovery, just flash from the sd card like rom?
    2. Wipe data/cache/dalvik before flashing?
    3. Are previous nand backups now trash?
    4. Will current Rom continue to work? (MYN or Azrael)
    5. Or do I need to flash a new "fresh" rom and start over?

    I searched quite a bit for this info, but couldn't come up with the answers I was looking for. Not really sure what to expect if I do it, so thanks for any thoughts and ideas on this process

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  2. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    my understanding

    1. yes
    2. always
    3. nope
    4. should
    5. I haven't had too and have flashed radios twice
  3. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member

    i didnt wipe anything when i flashed them never did when i flashed them for my hero either.
  4. wrapkgb

    wrapkgb Well-Known Member

    Is it necessary to update radios? And what exactly is being updated? All I know about radios is you brick your phone if you flash a bad file or the wrong one...
  5. ceabbott2

    ceabbott2 Well-Known Member

    I was reading on XDA that if you flash the radio combo update that you need to have a non HTC sense kernel. I believe the authors are saying that if you use a stock kernel it will cause the phone to lock with a white screen and the exclamation mark on it. Don't know if this is true I am definitely holding off to see if Myn incorporates the updates in a new release.

    Charles
  6. cquinn

    cquinn Well-Known Member

    Also -
    Can I flash from clockwork mod using Rom manager?
  7. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Well-Known Member

    Nice! new stuff.
    I know how to find my current radio, PRI and PRL versions, but how do i find my wimax version?

    Ive never flashed radios.. Is it necessary to wipe data too? Or just cache and dalvik?

    Im just double checking, Ive done a lot of crap and had a few close calls over the last few months haha so id hate to screw up on radios.
  8. alaman68

    alaman68 Active Member

    I thought Amon backed up radios, which would make the older backups useless. Or does it just back up the 4g key?

    I'm gonna wipe cache and dalvik, then flash. Gonna use NA 4.2.1 cfs to be sure as well. Will let you know.
  9. wrapkgb

    wrapkgb Well-Known Member

    Amon backs up your wimax.img which is where your RSA keys are located. Not sure if that backs up your wimax radio as well. As far as your regular radios, no its does not back it up
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  10. alaman68

    alaman68 Active Member

    That was painless on Myn 2.2 with na 4.2.1 cfs havs more sa.

    checked everything including wimax version in terminal and all good here.

    thanks
  11. ceabbott2

    ceabbott2 Well-Known Member

    Hi Just curious did you switch kernels to do the radio update or were you already running 4.2.1 cfs havs? If you did switch to update are you able to run a sense kernel after the radios are updated?

    Thanks Charles
  12. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Well-Known Member

    Im just trying to figure everything out before i do it..
    Im going to go back to a nandroid of Myns RLS4.. And i just flashed Netarchy 4.2.1 havs more sa.

    If i flash the package zip containing them all i will (should) be completely upgraded?

    Now will the nandroid i made this morning of Calkulins Evio with HTC kernel #17 work? Or would i need to find a new kernel? I really like Calkulins and that kernel combo, it gives me insane battery life, and if im going to lose it ill just wait to do the radio etc updates.
  13. shandroid

    shandroid Well-Known Member

    last 2 days i've had issues, seems like no 4g or 3g............. Will doing this help?
  14. wrapkgb

    wrapkgb Well-Known Member

    Update your profile. That should get your data square
  15. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member

    your nandroids will still work and i used netarchys kernal to flash the radios you can wipe cache and dalvik but i never have.


    these are instructions for the hero but are almost identical to the evos

    How To: Flash a Radio Update
  16. shandroid

    shandroid Well-Known Member

    haha imma dummy, must of accidentally hit the network button on my notifications drop menu on Myns Warm 2.2
  17. alaman68

    alaman68 Active Member


    I always use that NA 4.2.1 kernel, seems to really like my phone, so I had it the whole time. It was also on xda as one that will work.

    I also never use htc kernels, don't know why, but i don't, and from my understanding after reading about 3 hours of posts last night, the htc kernels will get caught in a bootloop.
  18. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Well-Known Member

    EDIT: I figured it out :p
  19. alaman68

    alaman68 Active Member

    I loaded Calkulin today and it stuck in the white HTC screen, I pulled the battery, loaded a NA kernal, and it booted no problem with updated radios. Did you get the htc #17 to work?
  20. wrapkgb

    wrapkgb Well-Known Member

    If I am not mistaken, the HTC kernels are not compatible with the new radios.
  21. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Well-Known Member

    I downgraded my radio back to 2.15.00.09.01 because it wasnt enough difference for me to care about. And i loved my battery life with htc 17 a lot. Lol

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