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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by elas123, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. elas123

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  2. axisofoil

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  3. CriticalCritic

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    What benefit is there to do this?
     
  4. axisofoil

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    If you have better verizon coverage than sprint coverage, it can increase your signal and potentially 3g speeds (for the PRL hack, idk if the above mentioned method changes 3g coverage as well)
     
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  5. Yankees368

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    someone pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee put this into a toggle widget of some sort!
     
  6. Jonhern

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    i am rooted with unrevoked 3, will this work or is it only for custom roms?
     
  7. 355spider

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    SO it works off of other networks?
     
  8. 355spider

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    bump for answer
     
  9. silliybilly

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    Yep. You are forcing the phone onto a different network (ie. VZW or USCC). The EVO will try to hold onto a Sprint signal even if its a very weak signal before it switches over to roaming. By doing this hack, you can force the phone to use a different carriers' signal. Very useful in weak Sprint areas and where you know another carrier has a good signal.
     
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  11. silliybilly

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    I just wish Sprint would still have the option to "Roam Only" on all of their phones like they used to a few years back.
     
  12. ericshmerick

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    They probably disabled it once they got the bill from Verizon!
     
  13. bosplya

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    This is a app I would paid for
     
  14. jcthorne

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    So would I. Would be very useful from time to time.
     
  15. bosplya

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    I remember on my treo I always turned on roaming when i was at work.
     
  16. Lyvewire

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    I was just wondering. Are these two hacks the same and if not does the Cyanogenmod hack show a triangle to show its roaming or not?

    I've done technowfile's hack and it didnt prove better signal although I can confirm I was def. on Verizons network. I had the force roaming hack on my Touch Pro 2 and I know my bars would increase to 4-5 so theres a big difference when the triangle shows up and when doing the Techknowfile hack. Course it could relate to thr PRL's too which can be a long search since some work for others and some dont work at all...

    As for the Cyanogenmod hack>I'm completely lost. I can honestly say I'm a noob so maybe this is for the more experienced hackers? I'm not sure if you do this from a phone or from a pc? And if so how to you get to that menu to "system select"? Rooted?? Any help appreciated..I been looking for a force roaming app or hack since the day of launch when I got this phone..(I've posted several times as I'm sure theres others as well waiting for the big miracle)...
     
  17. Evo_Pimpin

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    If you force your phone to roam will it have any effect on your bill?
     
  18. pitbullcrazyinky

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    it depends on your plan. It would just use my available minutes in my plan.
     
  19. x0lliex

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    I'm confused, what is the advantage of forced roaming. When I am roaming, the data speeds are incredibly slow, as in over a minute to load a page, even though it says '3G' in the top bar.
     
  20. Lyvewire

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    Roaming "can" effect your bill however thats if you abuse it. I learned this the hardway where I was warned for going over 800 minutes of roaming. I used to force roaming as needed (in my house and at work), however 2-3 months went by and I decided to just leave it on roaming since I knew Sprint says free roaming..

    Well I got a call from them that said I basically need to cool it with the excessive roaming and a letter. After That I'd keep it under 800 min. when I had my Touch Pro 2 and they didnt bother me after that.

    As far as whats its for..It forces ya phone to stay on a network with better service and not go back and forth between networks>automatic. Keeps a more steady signal on whatever Network your on. "for me"..anyways. Never knew what I was carrier I was roaming on but it was 4-5 bars. As for 3G INTERNET speeds, (not phone service), it can slow down if that carriers data speed your roaming on isnt as fast as sprints.

    I cant believe some of the craziest Android apps have been developed but no matter what forum you go to you cannot find the app to put that damn roaming triangle on your phone! damnit!!..lol
     
  21. 355spider

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    How can you tell if the phone is roaming.
     
  22. silliybilly

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    Very easy, the phone will have a triangle over the signal bars when you are roaming.
     
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  23. tama2112

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    Any updates on a widget which you can switch to Roam Only? When i go to church my phone is right on the fringe of a Sprint Tower, and it constantly switches back and forth between roaming and Sprint.. Drains my battery in 1 hour!

    Any chance we will see a "Roam Only" App or Widget?
     
  24. Myst3ry

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    *bump*

    i would really be helped by an app like this... at work i get about one bar of Sprint service and if i walk around a bit, it changes to roaming, but then back again.... and this seriously kills my battery since my time without signal will stay about 50-70% haha
     
  25. bosplya

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    We need this app ASAP. Where are the developer at. This is s money maker app.
     
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