01-26-2014 02:47 PM
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  1. Rsximporter99's Avatar
    I will chime in because I actually tried this...and I know exact area in my neighborhood where a Tower is giving off a LTE signal. I live literally by two nearby towers and unfortunately im like 2 blocks closer to the NON-LTE tower. So here's my experience... change my scan timer seemed to have absolutely no significant change on how quickly it would find a LTE signal....im willing to bet money that the logic behind this phone's antenna is all based on signal strength...this is with me doing no research on how antennas work on mobile devices...but from my experience I see TWO issues with this phone.... one being that the threshold for detecting LTE is a little 'weak' and two that on occassion when going between LTE and CDMA it will often just get STUCK at CDMA.... so when i drive to the corner where LTE is available...i toggle the AIRPLANE MODE and voila....4G SHOWS UP LIKE butter... i drive one block down from the corner...im back at 3G....now i went into the settings by doing the *#*#4636#*#* and chose CDMA,LTE Option which only forces the phone the be either LTE or CDMA1XRTT...obviously RTT being horrible data speeds. When I did this I was able to driver 2 more BLOCKS further in and maintain a LTE signal...unfortunately to my demise right when i got to my house it went back to CDMA. But this gave me the conclusion that when in traditional out stock CDMA/LTE mode... my phone flips to 3G at a certain distance from the tower....when I FORCED to the phone to be LTE/RTT only...i managed to maintain LTE a decent longer distance, yet eventually it gave out and locked to the other tower closer to my house. The other thing I noticed was that when going back into the area where LTE is available...it would not FIND the LTE signal...i needed to the do the TOGGLE Airplane mode dance. Regardless I feel that once LTE is full blown this issue will become less apparent yet the issue will still be there unless a firmware update is made. Which Im sure HTC/SPRINT is working on....both issues which i have managed to distinguished appear to me to be 'code' implementation issues rather than hardware problem...but who knows maybe its my wishful thinking and we wont know until they formally actually try to tackle the issue with a update. Just my .02 cents.
    11-06-2012 04:48 PM
  2. Jarnld's Avatar
    Its not so much the scan timer as it is the threshold...they need to lower it.
    11-06-2012 07:19 PM
  3. ericizzy1's Avatar
    Its not so much the scan timer as it is the threshold...they need to lower it.
    so i can assume that we can not lower it with a hack?
    11-09-2012 12:22 AM
  4. Jarnld's Avatar
    I don't know of one...although that sure doesnt mean theres not one out there. Google it? I'll check in a few.
    11-09-2012 11:38 AM
  5. ericizzy1's Avatar
    I don't know of one...although that sure doesnt mean theres not one out there. Google it? I'll check in a few.
    If there is a way, im getting this phone. Will post if i find something
    11-09-2012 02:13 PM
  6. Darth Mo's Avatar
    Lowering the threshold won't help because once the signal is so weak, while you're technically connected, you won't be able to transfer any data...

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    11-09-2012 03:53 PM
  7. myyotarules's Avatar
    I have a gs3 and this method has a flaw. The msl reader described is for htc and no reader works for Samsung. Anyone know of another way? I was getting full bars of 4g lte but now just seems to be disabled.
    01-31-2013 02:15 AM
  8. theob_gyn88's Avatar

    Let me know if you need a walkthrough or assistance. It can be confusing the first time you do it, but once you've done it once and grasp the concepts you'll never NOT root a phone again. It gets addicting
    I need an expert to walk me through the rooting "S-OFF" process.
    01-26-2014 02:47 PM
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