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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cmram12, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. cmram12

    cmram12 Active Member
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    I tried searching but I couldn't find anything. For some reason I can't dial ##778. I'd like to do the trick to make the phone ring quicker but I can't access the settings for some reason. When I dial ##778 or ##program nothing happens. Any reason for this?
     

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  2. pkopalek

    pkopalek Well-Known Member
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    You hit ##778 and then hit 'Call'? Should open the EPST program.

    You won't be able to make your phone faster really this way, just set Modem settings so that Slot Cycle Index is lower (at the cost of battery).
     
  3. cmram12

    cmram12 Active Member
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    Yeah that's what I meant. I tried dialing that but nothing happens. It shows me dialing the numbers but when I press Call it just shows my recent calls again.
     
  4. You are clicking the green "call" button, aren't you? If not, do that. ;)

    If you are clicking it and you're not getting the password prompt (enter 000000), then see if your dialer is working properly by calling somebody.
     
  5. cmram12

    cmram12 Active Member
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    Yes I'm clicking "Call" and the dialer works. If I dial a regular number it calls. If I dial ##778, nothing happens
     
  6. Are you running one of the leaked updates, or the stock 1.5?
     
  7. cmram12

    cmram12 Active Member
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    I'm running the Evil Eris Rom.
     
  8. jreed2560

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    are you using dialer one or another dialer app. I don't think you can access programming menus from there, you have to go to the stock dialer.
     
  9. cmram12

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    I have no idea. I literally just started using Android yesterday. I'm using whatever dialer comes with the Evil Eris rom.
     
  10. jreed2560

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    ahhh it may have something to do with root then
     
  11. cmram12

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    That's what I figured but after all of the searching it looks like no one has this problem. Does root access prevent being able to access the epst?
     
  12. jreed2560

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    Its possible. I'm on the leak, not root, so I can't be sure. Have you asked this question in the root subforum?
     
  13. OfTheDamned

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    Odd that someone with root would not have access to things that the rest of us do.
     
  14. Yeah, even those of us on 1.5. ;) <--- that's not a wink, his allergies are acting up
     
  15. hagbardceline

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    So one downside of using Dialer One as replacement Dialer on ROOT is inability to dial ##778 and mess with the tower option.
     
  16. 150_cav

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    you want a higher number, right?
     
  17. The higher the number, the longer the time between each poll of the nearest tower for incoming calls to your device.

    The lower the number you select, the shorter the time the tower is polled, thus the shorter the time is between the caller hitting "send" and you hearing the first ring.

    Battery life suffers with a "0," I've found, but not with a "1" selected. The default is "2."
     
  18. hattrick

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    Had this issue with Dialer One as well.

    Fix: create a contact with ##778 for the phone number. Dial by going through the contact card. I was able to access the settings this way.
     
  19. droideris

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    What do you change? I had no problem getting to the settings. 2.1 Leak 2.
     
  20. ellatinogop

    ellatinogop New Member
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    I am unable to dial ##778 with my Droid 2.1 phone. Is there any other way to open the EPST?
     
  21. MJL

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    I was curious about ##778 so decided to try it today. Running aloysius v6 rom and when i dialed the number and hit call, it said welcome to verizon, this number has been changed, disconnected or is no longer in service. Not sure what the deal is or why I cant reach the epst. Maybe because my rom is a sprint port...

    Edit, figured out that I have to dial ##778# instead of ##778 and pressing call. I didnt need to press call and instead add an extra # to the end.
     

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