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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikem0269, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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    So I was at my daughters today and her evo is not rooted. she just got the latest update wich udated the radios. With my evo and hers at the same location she had 4G and 3 bars of reception. I had 1 bar fading out to none and only 3G. I took both to a few different locations and same. When I had 1 bar on 4G she had a full signal and her downloads were twice as fast as mine so is there a way to update the radios on mine.
    The difference in signal and speed almost made me want to unroot....well allmost.

    Mikg2.5
    golden monkey 1.1
    PRI 2.15_003
    PRL60680
    Base band 2.15.00.05.02
    Hardware ver 0004
     



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  2. esthernrob

    esthernrob Android Enthusiast

    those are the most current, up to date.... you could try a different rom... i never use (don't have in my area, of course... :() 4G but i do believe each rom handles 4G differently... IMHO....
     
  3. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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    If baseband is the radios then the new ends in 8080 or something like that I checked her phone and it was a higher baseband than mine. Ill call her and get the exact version. Or am i wrong that the baseband is the radio version
     
  4. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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    Ok her baseband is 2.15.00.0808
    This just came today by OTA
     
  5. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    If there is a new radio, they should have it in a flashable zip before too long. I would also compare her PRL and PRI with your's. Those can be signal factors too.
     
  6. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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    Can I update the prl and pri the same as before root or no?
    Since I rooted I havent done any updates for fear of messing something up. Also since the ota her voice search or voice to text works like a dream even with kids screaming in the background.
     
  7. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    You can update PRL and PRI while rooted. Just avoid the other updates. The recent release fixed the voice to text issue. It shouldn't be long before the devs get it cooked into the current roms.
     
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  8. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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    Ok her PRI is the same but the
    PRL is 60681 one number higher

    EDIT ok i updated the prl and its the same now
     
  9. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    That most likely won't change anything.....I think PRL is Preferred Roaming List but not certain of that. If there is a new radio out, they will have a zip for it soon I am sure.
     
  10. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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  11. lubberlick

    lubberlick Well-Known Member

    Flashed. Worked fine. 3g 4g sms voice all worked after.

    Wiped cache dalvik
    Flashed zip
    Was asked to select recovery reboot option
    Went to EVO screen with light coming out top
    Rebooted into recovery.

    I then rebooted again into normal phone and all was well.
     
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  12. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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    Yep I did it also and it inproved my signal at home went from roaming to 2 bars and 1X to 3G. Im just to new to this to sugest that someone follow my lead. Also the 1st reboot was a little strange. Thanks
     
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  13. lubberlick

    lubberlick Well-Known Member

    I too got signal improvement on 3g. Didn't help 4g
     
  14. esthernrob

    esthernrob Android Enthusiast

    i ran the pc36img thru bootloader and had no abnormal reboots or anything... i thought, could be wrong, that it was recommended to flash radio's via bootloader...
     
  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    it really does not matter how you flash the radios. i think that that is easier, but a lot do not know how to use the PC36IMG and it is simpler just to flash it in recovery.
     
  16. geewhiz

    geewhiz Well-Known Member

    How is your battery life so far? Any noticable difference?
     
  17. DaRayvn

    DaRayvn Android Enthusiast

    on mine i cant really tell, i already have outstanding battery life, so if there is a difference, its very minut on mine

    Signal has improved however....
     
  18. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    If you get better signal, you should see better battery life out of it as the phone will not have to work as hard to send/receive. I haven't seen a huge improvement with the cell signal but my 3g speeds have just about doubled.....went from 800dl/300ul to 1500dl/600ul.
     
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  19. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert
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    I didnt think of that inproving. I just flashed last night but that may inprove for me when at home because the signal where i live is terible but now im not switching back and forth roaming and not roaming. ill see in a couple days.
     
  20. DaRayvn

    DaRayvn Android Enthusiast

    are you using the speedtest app for that?? just curious
     
  21. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    Yep
     

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