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  1. wyelkins

    wyelkins Android Expert

    The download for this took me a very long time over 3 different wifi Hotspots. I finally up. Maybe it will download faster tomorrow.

    Finally broke down and downloaded it over LTE in about 3 minutes. Using PA 4.4.3 gaps. So far so good.

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  2. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    How's it doing so far Wy?

    I've been sticking with Wicked-X and the Sprint ND8 update. The ROM is rock solid stable, guys. No crashes, FCs, lockups or anything. It has a good many mods and more being added all the time. Several themes too. I haven't tried any of the new 4.4.3 builds yet.

    I appreciate you guys keeping the thread up to date with what's going on with the ROMs you are testing. :thumbup:
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  3. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

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  4. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    I tried the 6-7 CM11 nightly which is 4.4.3 yesterday. I couldn't get the GPS to lock. Meh.
  5. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    Hot digidy damn. Now that IS some serious news. The article says it's pretty much a done deal but still needs to be approved by the FCC and Dept of Justice. Definitely gonna keep an eye on this.
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  6. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    I wanted to share this with all of you. VM user, n00b-xda-disciple shared the following. If this works for him and Sprint users then it should for us as well. :D

    I'm sure many of you have heard of setting the multimedia proxy addresses to Well this method goes a little further than that. There are several more changes that are made.

    He has screenshots to show his speed tests with the stock settings and then screenshots to show the difference. Other members in the thread report substantial speed increases also.

    This is for use with stock based ROMs only.

    The hidden menu can be accessed via your dialer. Open the dialer and type in ##DATA#. You will then see VIEW and EDIT. Of course you will need to choose the EDIT option.

    Usually the MSL is needed to access the hidden menu. It is not needed on the Wicked-X ROM. It may be needed on other stock based ROMs though.

    If you try this on another ROM and you find that you need your MSL the mod in this thread will help you get it-

    MSL Utility-

    Shared by- budgreen24
    [APP] MSL Utility , the EASIEST way (kyocera, sanyo, zte) - xda-developers


    This is quoted directly from n00b-xda-disciple's post over on XDA.

    Located under Data Profile- "Revtunneling = disable




    If you do decide to try this, please take a screenshot of the stock settings. Either that or write them down in case you want to revert back to the default settings.

    n00b-xda-disciple's original post-
    [ROM][ND8][4.4.2] Wicked X v7.0 [Updated 6/3/14] - Post #1358 - XDA

    n00b-xda-disciple's screenshots of speed tests-
    [ROM][ND8][4.4.2] Wicked X v7.0 [Updated 6/3/14] - Post #1369 - XDA

    Please remember to hit the THANKS tab on his posts.

    WB7 :)
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  7. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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  8. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    I think some of you may be very interested in these results. I am seeing significant changes in speed and radio signal.

    Here's what I did to achieve the results in the screenshots below.

    [ROM] Wicked-X with the Sprint ND8 bootloader.

    I entered the hidden menu and modified the proxies and made the other changes mentioned in post #1931.

    I flashed the Boost NDC modem via Philz recovery. Member, Moonknightus, states that this modem will only work on the ND8 bootloader if you are running a custom kernel. Wicked-X has the custom 4.4.2 KT747 kernel.

    I entered the hidden menu again and used the PRL Write feature to change my PRL. I switched to Sprint's PRL# 25019.

    :)wavey:) Your MSL is usually needed to enter the hidden menu. Wicked-X did not require it. If you try this with another stock based ROM, you may need it so have your MSL handy. Also, please note that the PRL Write feature is listed under VIEW not EDIT. Yeah, I know.... that makes perfect sense.... NOT! :rolleyes:

    One more thing....... the stock 4.4.2 ROMs do not have the PRL Write feature. There is a mod that will give you access to it. Bilgerryan went ahead and added it to Wicked-X.

    Check these out!!!!


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  9. Capn069

    Capn069 Well-Known Member

    Here's my speeds on ndc modem running wicked x 7.0 with prl 33031. Its just right baby. :D[​IMG]
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  10. steelyus1

    steelyus1 Well-Known Member

    Flashed wicked x v7 since you said out read good, biker.

    Immediately noticed the extreme battery drain was fixed. Its actually close to AOSP now! Nice!
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  11. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    I'm glad you guys are having great results. Wicked-X really is a nice ROM. Bilgerryan has done an excellent job putting it together. :)
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  12. noc_t

    noc_t Lurker

    If I write a new prl and want to get the boost one back, can I just update prl via device settings?
  13. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    Yep. Just update PRL.
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  14. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Yeah on the new prl my data seems faster and stays connected but my call quality is trash out drops like crazy one minute is crystal clear then I hear a long silence then the signal drops lol may just be my area so I'll be fine but I'm liking the speed also
  15. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    I've noticed my 3G seems faster much faster with the new PRL. 1.5ish Mbps download here at home when I used to barely get dial up speeds. I actually get the same if not a little faster than when I pick up weak 4G here, so that's nice. I won't be mad when I'm on 3G now. Sometimes I would go sit in my front window to pick 4G up if the power went out here or something. 4G and voice calls seem the same. SMS seem to take longer to send to myself but that could just be the network or because I've been flashing rom after rom after rom lol.

    And speaking of I flashed the new CM11 M7 snapshot build last night. It's based on 4.4.2 still for stability I guess. Everything seemed to work just fine on it for the couple of hours I played with it.
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  16. steelyus1

    steelyus1 Well-Known Member

    This is with NDC and wicked x v7. Granted only 5hrs screen time, but not bad.

    Attached Files:

  17. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    That's some awesome! Still have 38% left too. Amazing!!! I get several days but that's with heavy use.

    Is this with the ZeroLemon?
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  18. Capn069

    Capn069 Well-Known Member

    Wicked X 7.1 is up.
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  19. steelyus1

    steelyus1 Well-Known Member

    Yes, zerolemon 7000. Very impressed for TW
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  20. steelyus1

    steelyus1 Well-Known Member

    Will have to read what was updated. :D
  21. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    LOL!!! He must have just put it up. I was just over in that thread not long ago.

    Thanks bro. :D
  22. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Alright so I'm looking at wicked x and I want to run but Im not on the updated bootloader so I've also read before anyone jumps down my throat telling me to read lol
    Just for clarification I'm on MOAR v9 the 4.3 rom all I need to do would be download the nd8.tar and use Odin flash it then boot into recovery and flash the rom? Or am I missing something
  23. steelyus1

    steelyus1 Well-Known Member

    Correct on procedure. Or do the NDC .tar. And you'll. Need to flash philz again in Odin.

    I haven't noticed a difference in the new modem here in the city. Some have noticed improved in outlying areas though.
  24. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Alright I'll do it tonight getting everything set up thanks for the heads up about phillz I didn't know that and what's the difference between the nd8.tar. And ndc.tar
    As far as modems I'll have to flash the newest one in recovery with the rom also right?
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  25. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    The modem flashes with the stock firmware. Also, make sure you use the newest version of Odin. It's v3.

    Also, it takes a good while for Odin to flash the new firmware. I've heard of it taking up to 14 minutes. Make sure you have a full battery. ;) Don't get worried about it taking so long. I did because no one had said anything about how long it took. I just wanted to let you know ahead of time bro.

    You'll flash either the stock Sprint or Boost firmware with Odin and let it reboot into the new stock ROM. You'll then boot back into download mode and use Odin to flash the newest version of Philz.

    Just so you know, Knox is unavoidable.

    I'm running the newest version of Wicked-X which updated yesterday and love it. If you flash it and MMS doesn't work just flash the Boost APN fix. That'll fix you up. ;)
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