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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Enraged21, May 23, 2011.

  1. Enraged21

    Enraged21 Well-Known Member
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    What is the radio for? Like when im in hboot and under s off it says radio and what version it is 1.07. And i read some people updating there radio but what is that for?
     



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  2. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    You can flash a radio to get better service if you have issues. Usually it isn't really necessary unless you live in a bad service area. Sometimes it will help with battery issues also.
     
  3. Enraged21

    Enraged21 Well-Known Member
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    Ohh ok. Cause i was thinking radio? Like music lol. Wasnt sure. so i know there is an update out there to 1.08. Not sure if i should flash it.
     
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    If it's anything like the Evo, as the Shift develops a history of updates over time, there will be updates for Radio and Wimax. These updates will ultimately pair to the roms they accompany, and you'll want to keep radio+wimax+rom in sync. Today, it's not an issue.

    Meanwhile - like 330D said - don't fix it if it ain't broken.
     
  5. Enraged21

    Enraged21 Well-Known Member
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    Lol thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. Kenneth196

    Kenneth196 Member

    I'm in frequent areas where I roam a lot and my service isn't that great.. one example is my home. It's a brick house but I only get service in certain spots in my room, and to make a call I would have to use my bluetooth and have my phone laying flat on my desk. Would doing a radio update (if there are any) help this problem? If so how do I go about doing it? I am running GB rooted, stock rom/kernel (since no customs are made yet of course).
     
  7. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    The only radios available are the stock ones. (That's how I understand it anyway) Info about them can be found here:
    HTC Speedy - XDA-Developers
     
  8. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

    Here's the latest radios for the Shift [RADIO] HTC Evo Shift 4G Radios [PG06IMG.zip] (Updated: 16 June 2011) - xda-developers

    I have the updated radios and my data speeds/signal seem to be a little better.. but it may just be a placebo affect.

    If you flash these radios be sure to check the md5sum.. A bad flash could brick your phone. A known issue when flashing is not being able to get past the HTC splash screen, if this happens remove the zip from the root of your sd and restore your nandroid.
     
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  9. Kenneth196

    Kenneth196 Member

    Thanks for the info. There are two download links for the newest radio - one without wimax and one with wimax.

    From Gingerbread-based RUUs:
    • <LI sizcache="1" sizset="58">From 2.72.651.2 RUU:
      • Radio: 1.08.00.0506
        md5: 6f00fb2c65222ce21a224e8bbe5d67a9
      • WiMax: no WiMax radio was included in this leak
    • From 2.76.651.4 OTA/RUU:
      • Radio: contains the same radio from the 2.72.651.2 RUU
      • WiMax: 27240
        md5: 0a41e570de8a0c16954efb62d2742055
    WiMax is 4g if I'm not mistasken? I'm nowhere near 4g and have never used it, so should I just go with the first one? Or just go ahead with the second anyway (incase I come across a 4g area in the future)?
     

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The HTC EVO Shift 4G release date was January 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.6" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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