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Root Wimax, Connection Correction

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TF1984, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. TF1984

    TF1984 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 3, 2009
    International Trade
    Southeast US
    Thought I would share this with you peeps, revived from XDA>

    [Guide]Confirmed fix/workaround for 4G reconnection issues - xda-developers

    I take no credit:
    This is a confirmed fix for the long lag time (5+ minutes) to reconnect after losing a 4G signal.
    Those of us using a rom with the newest software 1.47.651.1 have been having issues with the 4G connection not reconnecting when losing 4G signal. These instructions fix this problem.

    Your MSL code (See Here: [How To] Retrieve MSL CDMA Workshop Method - xda-developers)

    Turn OFF your 4G radio if it is turned on!
    1) Click on phone and dial ##DATA# (##3282#)
    2) Click on "Edit Mode"
    3) Type in your MSL code (see above if you don't have it yet)
    4) Click on the menu entry "WiMAX"
    5) Scroll down the list and click on "WiMAX_Scan_Retry(s)"
    6) Enter the number 15 and click "OK" (This equals 15 seconds instead of 300 seconds)
    7) Scroll down the list and click on "WiMAX_Entry_Delay(s)"
    8) Enter the number 0 and click "OK" (This equals 0 seconds instead of 300 seconds)
    9) Press the "Menu" key and click on "Commit Modifications"
    10) Grab a cup of coffee, get a bite to eat, or sit back and wait for your EVO to restart

    1) Go to your phone's settings and click on "Wireless & networks"
    2) Scroll down and click on 4G settings
    3) Click on 4G to turn it on and wait for the status to change to "Connected to Sprint"
    4) Without touching any of the menu items, cover the top half of your phone with your hands until the status changes to "Scanning..."
    5) Uncover the top of the phone and count the seconds until it says "Connecting to Sprint"
    6) Realize that you no longer have to cycle the 4G radio to reconnect

    After modifying my EVO and my girlfriend's EVO and inputting these changes, the phone will reconnect to the 4G tower in as little as 20 seconds!
    Yes, 20 seconds, the most I have seen so far is 30 seconds after dropping the connection. This is a HUGE improvement over the 5+ minutes to reconnect (300+ seconds).


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  2. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Over Yonder
    Great idea to post this! The thread from a while back disappeared and I have been pm'ing the xda thread to people.

    Remember also that there is an app called MSL Reader in the market that will retrieve your MSL number for you. It's a little easier than CDMA but does require root privileges

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