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Things You Should Know (Precedent)General

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  1. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    The Precedent is a Good Phone for PPL on a budget or NEW to android, there are a few and I mean a FEW things that can be done with it, 1 being the Root thanks to davew41 for the odin it is MUCH appreciated,

    Some Things we really need to remember with these phones,
    (1) It is severally limited on Storage Space,
    (2) There are no Custom Roms for it (YET)
    (3) It is Not Compatible with alot of APPS
    (4) IT WILL NEVER GET GINGERBREAD (needs 512m ram and only has 384m)
    (5) DO NOT OVERLOAD the processor, as it a 600mhz max Processor that is Factory Overclocked to 800mhz

    With those said you can get a custom feel to it by adding custom launchers, sms apps contact apps and so on, I myself use Go LauncherEX and Go SMS Pro both very nice apps available in the market and are compatible with our phones. There are Literally 100's - 1000's of themes available for both these

    You can get custom keyboards using Go Keyboard, Contacts using Go Contacts, and so on there are literally millions of custom wallpapers available, all you have to do is look around,

    About the Carrier

    Everyone is UNDER the assumption that Straight Talk Uses Verizon for these PHONES, UNTRUE they run on Sprint, verizon would not take the contract to host these phones on their network.

    You can Flash sprint POSTPAID PRLs to these phones for better reception and possibly faster 3g (have not tried) as i get great reception and almost 200k a second downloads when tethering it to my laptop.

    Thats about it I will add more as I discover it.. until then Happy Androiding...

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  2. nsomniac

    nsomniac Active Member

    so since i can't seem to find a way to get the msl for this phone how do i change the prl without it? I'm only asking you because you said it was possible. thanks.
  3. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    i took my phone into sprint and got an MSL some lil punk behind the counter got it for me, cost me $20.00 (that depends on the punk and where you are too i imagine)

    after that i will flash a new prl using CDMA Workshop just haven't tried yet as i have no reason to right now
  4. nsomniac

    nsomniac Active Member

    i appreciate your reply, thanks for the help, that's kinda what i thought i had to do...
  5. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    yeah i have tried everything i can find to get the MSL on my own before resorting to going to sprint store, and no luck i even tore the kernel apart and no luck finding the code that they used to hide the MSL, sprint wouldn't tell me what they did to get it, but when i put it in the hidden menu it worked so i am not complaining
  6. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    Did you try to get CDMA workshop to at least read your phone?

    I'm getting "phone does not answer"

    If you did manage, can you detail how you connected and were able to get into ##DIAG# mode as I have seen listed in other thread here.. IE
  7. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    Well to get into diag mode for the Precedent its ##33284# then enter your MSL which you will have to get from a Sprint store and it will cost you money, as for getting it to work with CDMA Workshop i have not tried as of yet but then again Myself have no reason too right now as my signal is usually 3 - full bars at my home and almost everywhere i go here.. which is accually amazing as my g/f's verizon phone doesn't even get that much signal in the house..
  8. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member


    amedasu found a method of retrieving the MSL w/o having to bribe a tech.

    Posted here for convenience
    Would you consider trying to getting a CDMA Workshop flowchart in, as this guide suggests that it can be done, and is just a tad short of accomplishment w/o your knowledgeable input. The end result would be an answer to many who would like to do as you suggest and change the PRL to something other than stock.

    Thanks for your time and interest we all share in this forum.
  9. amedasu

    amedasu New Member

    Seconded. Been collecting PRLs for the last few days waiting to try them out. Currently on 61007, and with Chicago covered by USCC towers I can't roam on, I'd love something with the best/lastest Sprint SIDs
  10. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    also on 61007 stock right now, i live between Davenport Iowa and Iowa City, service here is great i have no complaints as far as signal and 3g goes
  11. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    I used this method just a few minutes ago and got the same MSL that cost me Money at the Sprint store wish i would have found this info sooner, anyway there was another link to the Faster 3g mod. i tried this tonight also here are the results

    STOCK- Ping: 191ms Download: 554kbps Upload: 52kbps

    After 3g Mod- Ping: 123ms Download: 1232 kbps Upload: 506kbps

    Major Speed different all measurements were takin with speedtest.net mobile from the market...

    On Computer Testing Using SpeakEasy.Net/Speedtest

    Stock- Download: 516kbps Upload: 41kbps

    3GMod- Download: 1456kbps Upload: 591kbps

    Tested at Closest Server which for me is Chicago Illinois...

    Hope this Helps you out just follow the directions and it works...
  12. xPureEvilx

    xPureEvilx Well-Known Member

    worked great!! got my MSL in about 10 seconds..... but now I need to know how to flash a PRL that will work. I live in northern Michigan and get the worst service ever!
  13. aladdin99

    aladdin99 Well-Known Member

    This is not entirely true. Look at all the development happening on the Prevail which is the exact phone hardware wise.

    I doubt it would take much to make Horak's CyanogenMod ROM(Android 2.3.7) compatible with the Precedent. It actually runs great.

    Just in case please DO NOT install any of the Prevail ROMs. They will not work. You will BREAK your phone.
  14. xPureEvilx

    xPureEvilx Well-Known Member

    I got CDMA Workshop to read my phone: ##8778# - Enter MSL - select USB....

    FYI Iam a noob so make sure this isnt a bad thing from someone else before doing it. lol
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  15. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    so i wonder what it would take to get Horak to port his rom to the Precedent, if he needs the whole OS off the phone will gladly copy it to the SDCARD and zip it up and put it on my megaupload for him to get it...
  16. nsomniac

    nsomniac Active Member

    Thanks to the last post, i have successfully flashed prl 01115 (business unlimited VZ Roam Prl) to my phone, the speed is slightly lower but the coverage seems MUCH higher thanks for the ##8778#
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  17. xPureEvilx

    xPureEvilx Well-Known Member

    No Problem.... I will prolly be asking you how to do the flashing after I root my phone lol But I live in BFE and only have dialup so downloading Odin isnt an option till I find somewhere with wifi =(
  18. nsomniac

    nsomniac Active Member

    Actually odin isnt needed, just cdma workshop, ur msl and and the prl you want to flash,, all of that stuff is very small, and u dont need odin to root ur phone there are other ways to do it
  19. woobieizer

    woobieizer Well-Known Member

    Would you prl owners mind sharing your files via zip? Tested/Untested

    How do I say WhooT!! for the CDMA workhshop find??!!!

  20. xPureEvilx

    xPureEvilx Well-Known Member

    Please explain (Step by Step is nice) how to flash the prl because my connection sucks in northern michigan. Having a working PRL is more important to me then rooting right now anyway...

    Keep in mind Iam a noob so dont assume I already know to do certian steps lol =)

    Thank You,
  21. vipersinu2

    vipersinu2 Member

    go to market and download msl reader, free app
  22. nsomniac

    nsomniac Active Member

    Msl reader doesn't work for this phone, it has been said many times now. I just don't want ppl to get as frustrated as i was with this thing trying to get it unlocked
  23. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    whoa whoa whoa, you got charged for your msl? they arent supposed to give it out willy nilly but they arent supposed to charge for it either..


    adb shell getprop ril.MSL

  24. PoorBoy52760

    PoorBoy52760 Well-Known Member

    command doesn't work with precedent. straight talk put in something that cloaks it, using alogcat method described in a post does work.. its a lil harder to do but you dont have to be rooted to get it either...

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