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Really slow 3G speeds with new EVO, any diagnosis?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tracerit, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
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    I picked up a refurbed EVO Tuesday and immediately rooted it. I later found out that the 3G is really slow, i'm only getting .05-.1Mbps through speedtest.net's app but the actual experience feels much slower. Switching to 4G or wifi will yield appropriate speeds.

    I thought maybe it was the ROMs but i went back to the stock ROM, Myn's ROM, and Fresh's ROMs and they all had slow 3G speeds.

    Any ideas on what's up? My last resort would be to unroot it and bring it back for them to check it out :/

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  2. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert

    Hi tracerit. Since your EVO is rooted, I moved your thread to the All Things Root sub-forum where you will get better assistance.
  3. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    There's a thread named "Horrific 3g Speeds" thats covers this, I believe it's still on the first page in this forum. I would post the link but I'm not at my computer atm.
  4. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

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  5. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
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    I still feel this belongs in the Troubleshooting subforum.

    I'll try to have Sprint re-provision the phone over the line, otherwise I'll bring it in. I've tried changing the HTTP PD Proxy settings as well but to no avail.
  6. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    But have you updated your PRL and Profile? A member of our forum, Surfoligist I believe, called Sprint, happen to get a really cool, knowledgeable person on the phone, who was willing to give him some really good information, and the Sprint guy said that updating your Profile is pretty much the equivalent of Sprint reprovisioning your phone. If you haven't tried those 2 things, I would recommend you do so before calling/taking it in to Sprint. It's worth a try. :)
  7. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert

    Whatever, no biggy...didn't mean to second guess you. :eek: Hope the re-provisioning helps! :)
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  8. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Right, updating profile may or may not be similar to what they do when you just call them, but some people have gotten much better results by actually going in. Try just updating profile and PRL first, then call Sprint if you need to.
  9. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    yeah, i tried updating PRL and Profile over and over all last night but that didn't work.

    fixed! re-provisioning worked. i had to do ##3282#, Edit, Data, Menu, Restore. It rebooted my phone and now i'm back to 1Mbps download speeds :p Thanks for the link and help everyone :)
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  10. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Great :). Good to know this is working for people.
  11. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    That's all reprovisioning entails? So essentially we can now do this ourselves now that we know the steps (thanks to you)? Is there anything else?
  12. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
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  13. stevcha

    stevcha Android Expert

    I just tried this and it does seem to speed things up. Its definitely different than the update profile process. Once it commits the changes it will reboot your phone. Once the reboot is complete it does a hands free activation, then checks for PRL updates, and then checks for firmware updates (I canceled this step). Worth shot!

    I ran a few speed tests and my ping times were in the 100s as opposed to 300s and higher. My downloads actually went over 2mb.

    Im gonna add this to my mods and tweaks thread:

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  14. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Big Thanks for posting the actual steps!!!!!!!!!!
    ##3282#, Edit,Enter MSL, Data Profile, Menu, Restore


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