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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mdeblaz, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
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    I've searched and haven't really found an answer. I know the TB is supposed to auto update your PRL because of the SIM card... but mine has been on 15008 since the beginning. I've seen PRL's of 15027 and now 15061 the latest. Is there a reason mine hasn't updated?

    Could the PRL 15008 be a cause for some connection issues and it's fixed with 15061?

    I'm in NYC, so fellow NYCers... what is your PRL?

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  2. tythunder

    tythunder Well-Known Member

    Don't know if this will help you since I'm in SC. But i had a vzw rep actually tell me to never update the prl cuz of the sim card.
  3. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    The rep is possibly an idiot. The PRL is what keeps you up to date. if he was saying that you don't manually update it because of the SIM, then yes, he's right. If he's saying that it doesn't update at ALL because of it, then he's wrong. Otherwise, the TB would never know when towers are updated or added, etc.

    But as for how it updates, I have no idea. You can't *228 it because it's a 4G so it SHOULD be an automatic thing, but I don't know (yet) how to trigger it manually. (I'm also on 15061 myself too, dunno when)
  4. tythunder

    tythunder Well-Known Member

    Right they said to never manually update it
  5. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    Yeah..unless there's a secret to it, I don't know of a way TO manually update it anyway. Not sure why yours hasn't updated. Are you stock / rooted? last time you pulled the battery? Maybe even try pulling the SIM out, start the phone, turn it back off, put the SIM back in? (doubt that does anything, but hey, why not..)
  6. tythunder

    tythunder Well-Known Member

    Well I'm not the one with the problem, I was just telling the op what i was told
  7. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    I know :) Was just attempting to clarify for future answer-seekers, to the best of my ability. I dunno if my PRL update came through with the GB update before it was pulled (I got it in the window), or not. Maybe? Perhaps they're just updating the PRL with software patches at this point, and down the road, maybe automatically again...

    just thinking out loud....um..on screen.
  8. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion... but tried all of that before posting. I'm stock with the GB OTA. I even tried *228 knowing that it wouldn't work - the phone actually has a pop up telling you that you can't use *228!

    Doesn't seem to be any way to force the PRL to update. Has anyone had their PRL update automatically? i.e. started on 15008 and are now on 15061?
  9. gvillager

    gvillager Android Enthusiast

    I'm also in NYC and have 15061. I doubt the older PRL is causing your connection issues though.
  10. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    Its pretty simple. Take your sim card completely out of your phone for fifteen minutes. Reinstall. This will cause your sim to update.
  11. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I did this but no update. Oh well.
  12. Funderbolt

    Funderbolt Well-Known Member

  13. PoweredByLE5

    PoweredByLE5 Well-Known Member

    Huh? I use *228 all the time and a message pops up saying it worked. Idk how I check prl though
  14. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    What message are you getting that pops up? When dialing *228 from mine (and should be pretty much the same with most of the 4G phones), it gives a message saying "A verizon wireless SIM card has activated your service and updated your phone's roaming capabilities". However, that isn't saying that it updated it right that moment. It's a little misleading, but it's basically a short way of saying that everything is handled through the SIM end, so don't bother dialing *228 since that does nothing on a 4G phone.

    Still though, as to why it isn't updated...you almost have me wishing mine HADN'T updated so I could try different things to see. As for the PRL status, go into your settings menu, down to About Phone, and then under Software. It'll be listed in there.
  15. PoweredByLE5

    PoweredByLE5 Well-Known Member

    Oh... I'm on 15061
  16. Axe_1

    Axe_1 Member

    Just dial (*#*#4636#*#*) and goto Phone Information, scroll down and make sure its on CDMA + LTE/EvDO auto. Maybe somehow it got changed?

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