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PRL Self Updating?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cvam1985, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. cvam1985

    cvam1985 Well-Known Member
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    I update my PRL maybe once a week - but today I noticed for the first time that it did it on its own. I was just playing around on my phone and the system started doing it.

    Is this normal?
     

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    I'd say it's normal. PRL updates can be automatic, depending on the carrier. The carrier can 'push' PRL updates to phones or the phone user can request the update. When a carrier pushes the update, it typically means they've recently made a change to the network in your coverage area.

    Your area probably saw a new tower become available, updated capacity or additional spectrum (channels). :)
     
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    Thanks that makes sense. I hope Sprint is working on coverage out here. According to their website I don't have anything but roaming, and websites that sell Sprint phones say they can't sell to me based on my location lol.
     
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    It needs to be self updating. I have to do it at least once a week, and sometimes more if I travel. If I don't do it, I don't receive any text messages.
     
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    If it were self-updating, that would be bad. Imagine millions of handsets routinely requesting updates to redundant PRL data that rarely changes. It probably would bring some cellular networks to their knees. Someone should write an iPhone app for that! DOH! or would that be DOS! :)
     
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