Why doesn't 3g work anymore?


Last Updated: 2011-05-03 23:48:36
  1. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    My evo says 1x all the time where it used to say 3g.

    I just rooted and flashed mikfroyo 4.61.

    prl 01115
    pri 1.90_003
    software# 3.70.651.1
    kernel 2.6.32.17-gee557fd htc-kernel@and18-2 #15
    baseband 2.15.00.11.19

    Thanks

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  2. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member


    Mik apparently fixed his to tell the truth...you likely never got 3g. Wanna know, run a speed test
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  3. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member


    I find that hard to believe. I live in an area that gets 4g coverage so I would bet that we have 3g. When on 4g I can use data and get phone calls at the same time. That's a sign that 4g is working plus it seems significantly faster.

    Does anyone have any answers for this? Do I have to reflash?
  4. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    how is 4g related to 3g in any way? They are two different radios. Also Just because your area has 3g available doesnt always mean your phone is utilizing it. Or the tower is having 3g data issues...call sprint? its not related to wimax...

    Point was sense roms do not tell you if you are on 1x they ALWAYS say 3g. There is a fix out for that now and it seems that Mik may have included it since yours is actually telling you that you are on 1x. Point was on whatever sense rom you were on before it was always saying 3g whether it was or not.

    Believe it or not, i dont care...try restoring data profile, updating prl (already is..try reverting), or reflashing...hell try toggling airplane mode...
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  5. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    Ok so how do I get my phone to utilize it? I haven't had a 3g icon since I flashed mikfroyo. I notice a difference in speed as well. If I call sprint what do I say? "get I just rooted and flashed a rom and realized I'm not getting 3g, what's up?"

    Wow. Thanks. Sincerely. I appreciate any and all help and wouldn't assume anyone really "cares" about my problems but its it really necessary to say you don't? Are these final suggestions really worth trying.

    Does anyone less apathetic have any ideas?

    Thanks.
  6. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    You need to read better bud, first I give you some info and you say you find it hard to believe, then i give you more info and you call me apathetic and bitch some more. Also i didnt say i didnt care about your problem i said i didnt care whether you believed the info i gave you...now im apathetic...enjoy 1x.

    If you search the forum i'm sure youll find your answer...
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  7. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

    If you are up to trying something new I would do that otherwise a clean wipe and reflash may be in order.

    If you are up to trying something new, I would suggest trying Calkulin's newest GB/2.3.3 release found HERE This is the direct link to the rom. As with all the Sense/GB roms, 100% brightness and you must use the stock kernel;)
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  8. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    I take it you tried the vzw prl info my apathetic self emailed you yesterday? And you are not getting 3g with those either? In that case it's your tower or internal to your phone...a diff rom likely won't fix this as a matter of fact I'm almost sure it won't though it may tell you that you are getting 3g the only way to really know is to do what I said in the first place and run a speed test from speed test.net in the market, I would also try a data profile restore...ok back to apathy :p

    Of course none of my info is believable...so take it with a grain of salt
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  9. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    alum creek! lol
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  10. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    Jeez dude I didn't say you were wrong. I said I find it hard to believe in my situation and I proceeded to tell you why. I live in a major city not too far from NYC. I have towers all over the place. Maybe your right. I wasn't trying to attack your credibility. I've said I appreciate your help sincerely and I mean it.

    I haven't tried the vzw prl yet and thank you for that by the way. I'm interested in that because I go up into the mountains a few times a year and there is absolutely no sprint there. I'm hoping that the vzw prls will work there.

    As to the speed test you suggest I run that with mikfroyo and then again with a stock unrooted ROM to compare? I mean I could do the speed test with mik's but I don't have a baseline to compare to.

    Yes I probably do and I apologize if what I wrote gave you a different idea that what I intended. If we were together in person we wouldn't have had this misunderstanding. I'm not bitching by the way. I'm trouble shooting. I appreciate the potential solutions/ explanations to my problems but I'm looking for more. I hope you don't take offense to that since it isn't my intention. I don't think you're lying I don't find anything your saying unbelievable I just think that it probably doesn't apply to my situation...

    Please don't take offense. I'm sure you know your sh!t and I appreciate that you're trying to help me.
  11. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    meh i got over it, i was just poking at you with that last one :).

    My gf is pms'ing today, go easy on me lol

    OK onto fixing your issue bud....

    So you were on roms before and they said 3g?...were they all sense roms? Sense roms unless "fixed" wont tell you the truth so i have no way of knowing whether you ever had 3g unless an aosp rom told you so or you have an app like easy access settings and its said so.

    Aosp roms will differentiate between the two.

    Mik froyo is telling you 1x though correct? What rom were you on before that when you "had" 3g?

    I dont need a speed test per say if it says 1x, just if it said 3g i would want one so we would know for sure. What is more useful is if you get 3g anywhere, like 15 minutes away on a different tower...?

    Flashing a rom should not affect your ability to connect to 3g which i why i said it was unlikely you had it before. Flashing a rom just writes to system and boot partitions
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  12. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    let me funnel that lol...let me know or check and see if you get 3g speed anywhere else outside of your current tower.

    If you call sprint just tell them you are getting poor download speeds on 3g and wanted to know if your tower was having an issue.

    This way we can rule out that your tower is just "down".
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  13. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    OK great. I'm glad we cleared that up.

    I was on Mik before but I probably flashed it 2-3 months ago. Before that I was on myns and fresh. Recently I was stock since I had to return the phone and just got this one. I know they're all sense roms so there is no way of knowing.

    My wife has a stock unrooted evo saying 3g. When I get home I'll run speed test on her phone, is this and app, and then run it on my phone. That way we have a baseline.

    Thanks for all the help.
  14. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    OK great you will have another evo on the same tower, that will tell us if its your tower or your phone, that narrows it down. I'll check back for a response in a bit friend.

    Its an app in the market for free called speedtest.net and doesnt require root so all is well. You can also run speedtests on your computer and stuff, its a website too but yes there is an app for that :)
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  15. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    ok have both evos next to each other. Start download on mine it is right now at 26%. Been going for about 3 minutes. Took about 5 seconds on my wifes evo. How's that for confirmation?
  16. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    wifes stock unrooted
    ping 202ms
    dl 695 kbps
    ul 388 kbps

    mine...

    Still only 48% downloaded
  17. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    wife's stock unrooted
    ping 127ms
    dl 589 kbps
    ul 532 kbps

    mine... 73% of download completed
  18. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

    lol ok your phone is running in 1x for no good reason :)

    Does she have the latest prl?

    Lets start with a data profile restore...do you know your msl? if not get msl reader from market and get your msl its 6 digits

    Open dialer dial ##data# dont actually hit dial, menu pops up, select edit, enter msl, go to data profile press menu hit restore, it'll reboot, activate, and update prl, just cancel the prl update when it comes up you are already on the newest.

    Also while in the data menu you may want to change your proxies to zero before restoring your profile. Those are under advanced and at the bottom. Change Http PD proxy port to 0 and change http PD proxy address to 0.0.0.0 this is just a fix to help with streaming...
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  19. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    ok my phone

    ping 381ms
    dl 8kbps
    ul 90 kbps
  20. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member


    Was that really an 8 lol?
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  21. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

  22. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    her prl is 60677
  23. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member

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  24. hortstu

    hortstu Well-Known Member

    That msl reader should be done downloading in about a day and a half.
  25. evomattnc

    evomattnc Well-Known Member


    We may change your prl to a diff sprint one but we will try that in a bit
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