Ring Lag Fix (SCI Method)
Hello. I posted this long ago on the Hero forums and it was pretty widely used with much success. Same method applies to EVO (I have already done it).
1) Call sprint CS and get your 6 digit MSL
-Root users can download MSL Reader from the market for free and get this MSL code without calling Sprint.
2) On your keypad dial ##DATA# (##3282#)
3) Select "Edit Mode"
4) Type your MSL as the password and hit "OK"
5) Select Advanced
6) Change your "Slot Cycle Index" to the value of 1 (explination below)
7) Press the Menu button
8) Select "Commit Modifications"
9) wait for your phone to reboot
Slot Cycle Index (SCI) - You can tweak your Slot Cycle Index (SCI) to make your phone poll the tower more often. This makes your texts and phone calls come through quicker. This setting is a trade off between lag (most noticeable when receiving calls) and battery life. The default value on our phones is 2. Every step of 1 adds 1.28 seconds to the poll time, so at a value of 2 it is only polling every 5 seconds or so. If you lower this to 1, the phone polls every 2.5 seconds. This won't affect battery life much in areas of good coverage, but may impact it noticeably if you're in a poor reception area.
Last edited by KSmithInNY; 10-27-2010 at 03:27 PM. Reason: added "call sprint step back"
- 06-05-2010, 02:26 PM #2
FYI, you can get your MSL without calling Sprint. Download aLogcat from the market. Fire it up, press home, fire up phone, type in ##data#, hold down home and switch back to aLogcat and pause it. You'll see text in green if you scroll up a bit with your MSL. Its a 6 digit number.
- 06-05-2010, 08:05 PM #4
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For some reason, It wont show up in the log for me.
Has that log method been tested with the evo?
Cause I clear the log, go to home, open dialer, enter the code, and switch back to alogcat, pause.
Now i see the log that shows my key strokes for the code, and there is not one string of 6 digit numbers anywhere after it. There are a few codes, alphanumeric, and a few that have 7-9 numbers, mostly 0s
- 06-05-2010, 08:26 PM #5
- 06-05-2010, 08:53 PM #6
sorry guys. I don't have an Evo, just spreading tips on what I've used with Sprint Hero... :/ sorry. It has more text than just the MSL, the total line is:
I/EpstBroadcastReceiver (3077): MSL Code=XXXXXX It will be quite a ways up.
- 06-05-2010, 09:26 PM #7
Note to Rufflez: I cant wait for you to get your EVO later this week so you can take over some of this stuff. My girl has had it with me lol!
Last edited by KSmithInNY; 06-05-2010 at 10:57 PM.
- 06-10-2010, 06:14 PM #9
I asked the guy at radio shack for my MSL code before I left with my EVO. He told me that EVO doesn't use MSL and instead there is a one time unlock code and it was printed on my receipt. The receipt shows a "OKTSL" code that is 6 digits. Is this true? Is there not a MSL anymore and it always needs an ever changing one time unlock code? I have not tried it yet. Anyone else have OKTSL code on their receipt?
2) It's OTKSL (one time keypad subsidy lock)
3) Try using the "OTKSL" on your receipt to follow the instructions. Worst case scenario it wrong and wont let you in. Will take you 10 seconds to find out.
4) The MSL is a consistent number. Flash, root, do whatever you want, it stays the same.
5) You will need this same MSL 6 digit number each and every time you enter the programming menu
Hope this helps!
Last edited by KSmithInNY; 06-10-2010 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Corrected "key" to "keypad"
- 06-10-2010, 06:34 PM #11
- 06-11-2010, 08:29 AM #12
- 06-12-2010, 04:41 AM #13
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That Otksl will only allow you to change the MDN (Mobile Directory Number, also your phone#) And MSID (not sure what that stands for off the top of my head) its for activating the phone on the network and nothing else so don't mess around with the numbers in there if you get into the menu. Probably easily fixed if you do, just thought i'd add my two cents. I work for Radioshack... Some people confuse the little bit that they know as superior knowledge then the customer possesses(My apologies for that). Thanks for this fix... does this impact sending of texts or just receiving texts on the queue in the towers?
Re: Ring Lag Fix (SCI Method)
Thanks for weighing in on the RS confusion. I know the rep didn't have bad intentions but at that same time, I don't like it when an un-informed person dishes out bad advice. I'd rather them say "i don't know", than spew inaccuracies. You seem to be a rare one and are actually educating yourself.
- 06-12-2010, 11:07 AM #15
- 06-13-2010, 08:29 AM #16
- 06-13-2010, 09:06 AM #18
Last edited by Rudementry; 06-13-2010 at 09:17 AM.
- 06-24-2010, 01:56 PM #20
Re: Ring Lag Fix (SCI Method)
You should keep in mind this programming menu you are accessing is specific to Sprint. Because the ROM you are flashing is based off froyo, which is based off an AT&T/T-Mobile phone, this programming menu will not be there. Now when the official EVO froyo drops it will have the programming menu.
Hope this helps.
- 06-24-2010, 05:16 PM #22
- 06-24-2010, 07:24 PM #23