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  1. cautery

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    First! A HUGE thanks to Shabbypenguin, Hroark, Bloodawn, inigomontoyasr, and eveyone else who made it possible for me to successfully accomplish the work covered in the following:

    [ACS] One Click Root Samsung Prevail/Replenish
    [RECOVERY MOD] ClockWorkMod v5.0.2.6 for Samsung Prevail SPH-M820
    [ROM][GB] CTMod 2.3 (12/01/11)
    Darktremor A2SD for Prevail [Updated 11/18/11]

    Thread thanks, ratings, and donations are en route.

    Now... What's next? What else should I do?

    1) #1 on the suck list is my reception.... It's so bad, that I am looking at putting in Wilson Electronics repeaters in the car, the truck, and the house. So, I guess the whole PRL search and CDMA workshop thing is in order?

    2) My Quadrant Score is only 1117... I see folks with much higher scores... Am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance for taking the time to respond!
     

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    Definitely change the prl for better service

    And your quadrant is average for ctmod... there is a debate on how much quadrant relate to real world performances
     
  3. cautery

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    I got CDMA Workshop 3.8.0 Demo working/connected/reading...

    Where do I get the actual .prl files?

    I'm in NW Louisiana... Verizon and Alltel are BIG carriers here... Sprint and Boost... not so much...

    What file should I use?
     
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    Its hit and miss really. Google 11115prl. It will give you the list. What I did was apply, try, delete, and reapply.
     
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    Yeah... it does seem so doesn't it... I am beginning to think that just swapping stock PRLs around for "big improvements" is more legend than fact.

    I bought a license for CDMA Workshop 3.8+, so I'll ply around with it...

    I'm actually in a good area to do some troubleshooting on this... on the edge of the coverage area... I mean, really on the edge... Sometimes I get the dreaded Red X (no service). And using that signal tracking software, I have discovered that my phone switches between 3 different distant towers on a regular basis.

    I think I might spend some time figuring out how PRL files work, how to manipulate the properties, and maybe write a hybrid file using Sprint and Verizon/Alltel, et al. tower info... That 00001.prl hybrid proves that you CAN write one, but I don't want to force roam to VZW all the time.... just when the Sprint towers suck. ;)
     
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    i have gone through a good bit of prls in the past two weeks..and i am still searching for one to give me better reception at home..everywhere els im good..

    so far ive tried.

    prl 11115
    prl 60681
    prl 60683
    prl 01120
    prl 11114 (currently still using)

    so far my best results have come with prl's-11114 and 11115..even still not to impressed yett so i will keep trying new ones
     
  7. cautery

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    I want to learn how to decompile the actual PRL files and then learn how they are constructed/work. Then I want to write a hybrid file that (for me) will stay on the Sprint Towers when they meet an acceptable level, but switch to Verizon (best in my area) when the performance drops to a certain level... may not be possible, but I'd like to find out.
     
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    yeah that would be nice..if it could be dont because so far i am not impressed by any sprint prl i have tried..all i want is better signal at home (ie..more than two bars) ..is that to much to ask for? : -)
     
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    Bad News... My analysis point to the reality that the Prevail will ONLY connect to Sprint SIDs... See my new thread in this section ... PRL Goose-chase...


    Basically, I'm done working on my phone for a while... I tend to get obsessed with things if I work on them too much... So I am going to go back to doing things that are GOOD for my health... like riding my mountain bike. ;)
     
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    lol.. i hear ya ..thanks for the insightful info
     

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