02-02-2012 08:57 AM
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  1. Dave Begue's Avatar
    A lot of info around about getting better 3g. As usual - I'm looking for a short cut to reading all the thousands of posts. Sorry I'm lazy. Can someone give me the "cliffs notes" on prl and or supercharger? Do you think either of these is something I should try in order to have actually usable internet?
    01-25-2012 03:14 PM
  2. anthonycr's Avatar
    Could just be bogged down internet, however changing prl might help, BUT there is definitely no cliffnotes about it, it can't be boiled down amymore than the post here... bon voyage!
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    01-25-2012 03:22 PM
  3. Eollie's Avatar
    Changing your prl is probably going to be the best solution. But its not going to be a night and day difference. Ive changed my prl atleast 10 times to various different ones. I have not seen a huge difference. Most people will not see true 3G speeds until Virgin is allowable to use the full Sprint network. Currently we are getting the sloppy seconds of the network.
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    01-25-2012 05:02 PM
  4. tobarger's Avatar
    Welcome to VM. My 3G has always been barely usable or nothing at all.
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    01-25-2012 10:25 PM
  5. Dave Begue's Avatar
    Welcome to VM. My 3G has always been barely usable or nothing at all.
    at home - my 3g works ok - though I've never done a speed test or anything. It seems similar to my home wifi. At work however - where I would really use my phone internet the most, it's practically useless. I tried the cell ranger repeater, it boosts my bars for phone use, but only shows 1x available-never 3g. If I stand by the window (by the way my boss LOVES this) I can intermittently get 3g in combination with 1x and can sometimes actually open a web page. Downloading an app is not going to happen... Yep I would like some cheese with this whine... and send a whaaambulance!
    01-26-2012 07:38 AM
  6. MasterTec's Avatar
    Are you sure you're not connecting through wifi while at home?
    01-26-2012 02:31 PM
  7. Dave Begue's Avatar
    Are you sure you're not connecting through wifi while at home?
    In the back room at home the wifi signal is weak - so when I'm in there I turn off wifi and 3g works ok. If I go in the front room by the router then the wifi is better so I use it. I use the power widget buttons to switch back and forth between wifi and 3g. I guess I will be doing some reading up on PRL threads in the hopes that there is a better tower near my work that I'm currently not getting to use?
    01-26-2012 03:04 PM
  8. anthonycr's Avatar
    In the back room at home the wifi signal is weak - so when I'm in there I turn off wifi and 3g works ok. If I go in the front room by the router then the wifi is better so I use it. I use the power widget buttons to switch back and forth between wifi and 3g. I guess I will be doing some reading up on PRL threads in the hopes that there is a better tower near my work that I'm currently not getting to use?
    Check sprints coverage map to see how good the service should be for sprint phones, that may be some indication of the maximum service you could get.
    01-26-2012 03:34 PM
  9. Dave Begue's Avatar
    tried prl switching with no success. Windows Vista home premium. phone failed to answer. tried it numerous different ways in recovery, not in recovery. Funny thing is when I use device manager for the port number there are two ports being used by LG devices usually 6 and 7 or also 8 and 9. any thoughts?
    01-27-2012 06:42 AM
  10. Eollie's Avatar
    tried prl switching with no success. Windows Vista home premium. phone failed to answer. tried it numerous different ways in recovery, not in recovery. Funny thing is when I use device manager for the port number there are two ports being used by LG devices usually 6 and 7 or also 8 and 9. any thoughts?
    Are you on stock?
    If not what rom and recovery are you using?

    People have said they couldnt do prl changes while using IHO/CM7. I can confirm this. I flashed back to my stock nanadroid and booted into recovery and was able to do this. Others have been able to do this with the phone off.
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    01-27-2012 07:19 AM
  11. Dave Begue's Avatar
    I am using IHO recovery ans Harmonia 2.03. I will try the phone off method tonight I guess.
    01-27-2012 07:51 AM
  12. Dave Begue's Avatar
    6 hours later - still no prl swap. geez this is worse than brain surgery. To stupid to get better 3g. no phone shows up in qpst
    01-27-2012 10:37 PM
  13. Eollie's Avatar
    If you have a stock nanadroid from when you bought he phone back up your current setup. Flash the nanadroid, boot into the phone and see if qpst will read the phone. If not boot to recovery, then try powered off.

    Also on your computer in device manager select ports, then the lg serial port connection. Right click go to properties. then select port settings then on that menu click on advanced. Change the port to 1 or 2. That sometimes is the issue qpst will not read the phone on any other port besides 1 or 2.

    If all this fails, the sticky from mmarz has a link to the xionia CWM port. Flash that and try accessing via that recovery.
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    01-28-2012 01:18 AM
  14. Dave Begue's Avatar
    If I flash my first back up I will still be rooted right?
    01-28-2012 08:33 AM
  15. pbailey212's Avatar
    If I flash my first back up I will still be rooted right?
    Yes you will

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    01-28-2012 09:09 AM
  16. anthonycr's Avatar
    Yeah youl be rooted
    01-28-2012 09:24 AM
  17. klstreet's Avatar
    I dont think its just a vm problem I get around 1MB/s dl on my vm 3g
    01-28-2012 11:36 AM
  18. Dave Begue's Avatar
    No luck. Tried everything but xionio. Really wish I could try this
    01-28-2012 08:32 PM
  19. anthonycr's Avatar
    No luck. Tried everything but xionio. Really wish I could try this
    Well.......... Try Xionia.... That's what Eollie said to do, and he knows his stuff
    01-28-2012 08:44 PM
  20. Eollie's Avatar
    No luck. Tried everything but xionio. Really wish I could try this
    Is the phone just not being read by qpst? Have you tried a different copy of qpst?

    Im linking the one I used in my dropbox the original link was one removed during the reaction to megaupload takedown.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10373328/QPST_2.7_366.rar
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    01-29-2012 10:28 AM
  21. Dave Begue's Avatar
    Still at no phone stage. When I install LG driver then plug phone in my vista laptop installs the drivers for 10 minutes even though I already installed them. Then in device manager there will be 2 LG things under ports. They don't show up as a phone in that qst program. Maybe I should try a different computer.
    01-29-2012 06:59 PM
  22. cotylee1991's Avatar
    Are you on stock?
    If not what rom and recovery are you using?

    People have said they couldnt do prl changes while using IHO/CM7. I can confirm this. I flashed back to my stock nanadroid and booted into recovery and was able to do this. Others have been able to do this with the phone off.
    I can confirm also you have to be on stock to do the PRL.

    Sent from my LG Optimus V.
    IHO BACKside CM7.2
    "Cracker for fun, hacker for LIFE!"
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    01-29-2012 07:29 PM
  23. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    This is Xionia .4 xionia_cwma_12518.4_virgin.rar
    Use that, plug the phone in, then power it off, the program should see it then. That was how I managed to get it to work finally.

    Rom shouldn't matter if the phone is off as it will only access the firmare, I would think. If all else fails, try Harmonia 1x, it will work. Still will need to be turned off though. I used .4 and H1 to do mine.

    Drivers are a pain in the neck.
    I had the same issue, the phone showed up wrong in device manager so it wouldn't see it.

    If they still doesn't work, let me know, I have several drivers, one of which will work for you.
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    01-29-2012 07:32 PM
  24. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Okay I looked back at my notes from when I did this... I was copying down other tips that worked.

    Here is how I did it.
    Uninstall any driver software on the computer.
    Install Xionia .4 and Harmonia 1.7 (make sure one works before doing the other, order doesn't matter) (may or may not be needed but it was what I used)
    Turn the phone off
    Plug in the phone
    Install the LG software I included some alternates.

    In device manager, if it does not say something like LGE Android Platform USB Serial then it will not work. Right click on it and select Update Driver Software> Browse my Computer> Let me pick from a list> All> (wait for the list to be populated)> LG Electronics> LGE Android Platform USB Serial.

    Make sure the com port # is less than 10 for CDMA workshop to work in demo mode.
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    01-29-2012 07:46 PM
  25. TNSmokey98's Avatar
    I used xionia after having many issues. I was also using backside rom do I do not believe it matters. But the steps Leslie made are correct. If your using a gingerbread ROM the phone will reboot at the end of writing the prl. But it will boot into the charging state when the phone is off and qpst will show an error but it works. Has for me at least 5 times.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
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    01-29-2012 10:15 PM
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