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PRL Update has been released for Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidone, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Droidone

    Droidone Well-Known Member
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    Just a FYI for people maybe having reception issues. I just updated my prl and there is an update to 60658.
     

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  2. deryn

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    Thanks dude!
     
  3. hearthorbeguy

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    How do you check that number? Thanks!
     
  4. jimdroid

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    Thanks Droidone for the helpful Public Service Announcement!
     
  5. kennyidaho

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    Take a guess
    Menu > Settings > About Phone > Status:

    I am a little worried about doing this. Sprint has an EVDO network in my area but ONLY works if I force EVDO, it is a Sprint network, but it's not does not seem to be official yet. Don't want to get locked out.
     
  6. adampena21

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    Thanks man!
     
  7. Chevyhotrod54

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    This is prob outdated but 60659 is out but I dont know for how long
     
  8. durandetto

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    Thanks for the heads up, just updated mine.
     
  9. jdawg0024

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    Just updated mine 1-19-09 3:30 PST Thanks
     
  10. sparky7474

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    Updated no problems!
     
  11. tatonka_Hero

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    isn't the PRL determined by your location? So it's no sense updating it if there haven't been any new towers in your area...right? By all means, correct me if I'm wrong
     
  12. Eaglesfan9106

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    I updated mine its 60659...
     
  13. acp

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    Yes, I think if you're not from South or North Dakota that update did not affect you
     
  14. treborcj

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    Thanks just updated successfully.
     
  15. tatonka_Hero

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    that's what I figured. Considering I run of the same tower at my house no matter what, and there's nowhere closer for them to put one due to the terrain and getting power to it lol
     
  16. andyriot

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    I'm in Florida and got an automatic prl update the other day. Wonder if they added another tower? I've never had reception issues coverage is great here
     
  17. Kelmar

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    Florida as well... automatic one here a few days ago as well.
     
  18. dmm5157

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    Another Florida here. Got my automatic update 2 days ago.

    Don't know if it's related, but battery life is much improved. Can't say I've seen a difference in my signal strength (at least that I've noticed).
     
  19. aclark414

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    PRL really has noting to do with Sprint towers. PRL stands for "Preferred Roaming List"...it simply updates your phone with any new roaming agreements Sprint has made so your phone knows which non-Sprint towers it can use.

    There is also priority assigned, so if there isn't Sprint service available, but there are multiple non-Sprint towers available, it will use the one that Sprint has the cheapest rate agreemenet with.

    I used to work at Sprint and 99.9 percent of the time, the PRL update identified new roaming agreements in other countries, or out in the middle of Montana somewhere. So realistically, it very rarely affects us normal users. So one single roaming agreement in the Bahamas can get pushed out in its own PRL update to all of us. Wohoo!

    I have heard that in some RARE cases it can identify new Sprint coverage in certain areas.
     
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  20. lostnomad311

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    I work in Conyers, GA and my phone updated this morning and hurray!
    My phone now in on a 1x digital roaming tower (2 bars) instead of the EVDO tower that I've gotten a constant 3 bars for the past 6 months.

    At least Pandora still works ...so no real complaints, but I don't I'll be able to watch the occasional you tube video on this connection.

    BTW, all of a sudden I can't force EVDO only
    ...Thanks Sprint
     
  21. roland365

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    never updated mine and its 60660
     
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  22. lostnomad311

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    Mine was at 27392

    LOL I guess I was way behind, after a manual PRL update im at 60660 with my EVDO

    Hurray ...Me
     
  23. zx12richard

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  24. jmxp69

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    I just updated and went from 60660 to 60662.
     
  25. Lii

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    Thanks a Vet
    AHa!
    60662 here as well:)
     
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