Tutorial: Manual update 3020 prlTips


  1. Ray305

    Ray305 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't work for me... it either stays at 0% or it says that the program has stopped working. I did everything twistedriku told us to do. I even reinstalled it 3 times and it still doesn't work. I tried to do it on my laptop but it won't work there either. Both my computers are running Windows 7 ultimate x86.
  2. doctor_doctor

    doctor_doctor Well-Known Member

    Yeah, did that. If there's supposed to be a progress bar or some indicator, I'm legitimately not getting it ._.
  3. Ray305

    Ray305 Well-Known Member

    to get the progress bar click on your device in the list after you click start.
  4. doctor_doctor

    doctor_doctor Well-Known Member

    It seems to be stuck on 'sub progressing'
  5. allmanallpimp

    allmanallpimp Well-Known Member

    i'm in a weak signal area of the detroit area (in warren to be exact.) this area of the building i'm in is terrible on all providers. i am still only on 1x, but we'll see what happens when i venture out of here :)
  6. KA24DERACER

    KA24DERACER Well-Known Member

    Ok, got everything to work (updated prl no problems and such). My question is has anyone done this running Cyanogen 7 (the unofficial port by reppard). The reason I ask is because Im not sure if it should automatically switch to 3g, or if it has to be enabled in Cyanogen (or whatever OS your running). I.E. there is an option in the notifications bar options for a button for switching from 2g to 3g, which is still greyed out, whereas maybe other more factory OSs might not need to be manually switched. Now does this mean with Cyanogen its impossible to enable 3g or for it to automatically be enabled because its not programed in, or will it still work as intended. If anyone running CM7 has gotten 3g coverage I would love to know plz. Thank you
  7. starstress

    starstress Well-Known Member


    There isn't a guarantee you'll get 3g by doing this. I don't think it matters what rom you have. It's about where you live.
  8. KA24DERACER

    KA24DERACER Well-Known Member

    Oh no I know that, but as of right now, I dont have 3g service (I live in Sacramento, CA btw which Im pretty sure someone said they got it here). And I have no idea whether its because of my area, or because somehow 3g is disabled completely on my ROM because say for instance the person who ported CM7 for this phone decided we didnt need it because Metro "doesnt have 3g" or some other reason like that. Just a confirmation of someone else with CM7 getting 3g would be great (and in Sac would be even better). Because if I have to choose between 3g and CM7 Im gonna go with 3g. But I dont want to go and try a bunch of roms just to try and get 3g working when it was where I live the whole time.
  9. twistedriku

    twistedriku Well-Known Member


    You can always do a nandbackup right now then flash a new rom over quickly and see if it changes but I dont think the rom will change anything.
  10. Optimus_User

    Optimus_User Well-Known Member

    By doing this tutorial, will it reset my phone back to factory reset (erasing everything I have on it)?

    And if I don't do this tutorial, is it a possibility that I'll eventually have 3G regardless?
  11. twistedriku

    twistedriku Well-Known Member


    By doing this tutorial and following my instructions precisely you have no real risk. If you mess up, you can ruin your service but it is fixable at home. As for 3G I will requote my tutorial "I DO NOT GUARANTEE that you will get 3G" that applies to the present and future. (Maybe even past)
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  12. Optimus_User

    Optimus_User Well-Known Member

    lol, Funny. Alright, I'll try it. Thanks for the expedient response.
  13. Optimus_User

    Optimus_User Well-Known Member

    Err . .I installed the program, but I have some issues. . .

    Occasionally it'll stop running: "This program has stopped working" message on Win7.
    But, when it does work, in the box that shows MY details and numbers, it has another person's number and MEID. o_O What do?
  14. twistedriku

    twistedriku Well-Known Member


    Lol, you are welcome. Post your results if you don't mind. Been thinking about trying to map out the areas of 3G service
  15. twistedriku

    twistedriku Well-Known Member

    Hmm... try uninstalling then reinstalling it.. I'm starting to wonder if the security on windows 7 blocks it for whatever reason.. though ill need people to post what OS they were using and alot of people wont bother responding after they fix it themselves or it works or something goes wrong.
  16. Optimus_User

    Optimus_User Well-Known Member


    I reinstalled the program, and if it helps, my OS is 2.2.1.

    Funny. I got the program running, but it's also stuck at 0% indefinitely, lol. Maybe I'm upgrading the PRL for the other guy! (the one who has the number listed on the LG program)
  17. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    you forgot to register the dll.

    in the instructions for getting lgnpst going you need to have admin permision and drag the dll to the reg
  18. Optimus_User

    Optimus_User Well-Known Member

    Maybe you're right, but when I drug the dll. over the REGGIE, I got an error. Maybe you could tell me how to get "admin permission?" :p
  19. FallOutNerd

    FallOutNerd Well-Known Member

    sounds way too risky
  20. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    on win7?
    easy way is to go to control panel user accounts
    then change user account control setting, slide the slider to the bottom, no notification.
    then reboot.

    but that is a system wide setting for advanced users that dont need to worry bout messing up the system.

    You could try right clicking and open with admin rights. If that doesnt work I do not know how to help. I have full control over my system.
  21. teh_dude

    teh_dude Well-Known Member

    Speaking from experience, if one has a general handle on techy things, and follows the instructions properly for setting up lgnpst and all the things that go with it, and then just uses the PRL tab and not the upgrade tab, it'll work fine. Risk comes into play when instructions are not followed or understood properly.

    That said, for someone who just wants a chance at 3G and has never done any of this, this can seem kind of like a big deal.
  22. FLGrl87

    FLGrl87 Well-Known Member


    Mine went to 3019 :( and that was after I updated my roaming list =\ so I guess I'm not on the 3G network then. And this whole process looks very long and overwhelming
  23. fantasmo

    fantasmo Active Member

    this is a pretty simple process and i noticed that i couldent get lgnpst to recognize my phone without the .dll that i got from joneidy's 2.2.1 long root method
    also i got cdma workshop from the downloads on that thread, since i had it i went ahead and changed my spc and now metro cant access my phone and change my prl :D
    also, i made a backup of my stock spc in case i need to reprogram my phone through metro.
  24. saber85

    saber85 Active Member

    Last week I had 3G randomly on my Optimus. The speeds were exponentially faster (ie Youtube videos played wonderfully without wifi). I updated my roaming list and it put me back at 1x. I've been updating it randomly throughout the week and still can't get the 3G back. The best part was when I was at a friends house who also has an Optimus M and he had 3G and I didn't :-(. I made the mistake of calling Metro about why I wouldn't have 3G and my friend would and they gave me the run around of "3G and 1X are the same thing." The representative had the audacity to tell me that Youtube stopped working as fast without wifi because Youtube is not compatible with my phone.
  25. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your phone automatically updated itself to 3020, the first ones did by the way, then you ran update it put 3019 on.
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