1. BackHandLegend's Avatar
    Today I went to optimus M forums to see any updates for my cousin when I stumbled upon this. People do a process which increased their 3G speeds dramatically! The thread is here. how to boost 3g in stock 2.3.4 - Android Forums

    Note: I know it says samsung Admire or whatever but people from the optimus m forums went crazy about this.

    If this theory doesn't work, then is there any working process out there?
    03-10-2012 12:18 AM
  2. A.I.'s Avatar
    You go first, tell us how it is. ;-)
    03-10-2012 12:46 AM
  3. Badboytoast's Avatar
    I. 2nd to that
    03-10-2012 01:09 AM
  4. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    This is for Metro PCS ONLY. On the side, Metro barely has 3g working. Its just 1x data everywhere. So they experience slow sspeeds.

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    03-10-2012 03:32 AM
  5. lokoz21's Avatar
    I tried it and data wouldnt come up after it rebooted. I had to switch it back to get data again.
    03-10-2012 10:45 AM
  6. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    This is for Metro PCS ONLY. On the side, Metro barely has 3g working. Its just 1x data everywhere. So they experience slow sspeeds.

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    I tried it and data wouldnt come up after it rebooted. I had to switch it back to get data again.


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    03-10-2012 11:26 AM
  7. BackHandLegend's Avatar
    AWWWW oh well Thanks for the help guys!
    03-10-2012 03:42 PM
  8. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Best bet is to change PRL, I get 1-2 bars in my house, in front of it I get 4 bars.

    I'm on the latest PRL 60683 I believe.
    03-10-2012 05:52 PM
  9. BackHandLegend's Avatar
    What do I do? o:
    03-10-2012 06:02 PM
  10. DizzmalDan420's Avatar
    There's a tutorial on how to change PRL here: [HOWTO] Change PRL on Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V (5/06/2011) - xda-developers

    It's a slightly more advanced operation as compared to rooting or flashing a ROM, but it's not particularly difficult if the directions are followed closely.
    03-10-2012 06:06 PM
  11. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Yeah. It seems like alot, but once you start it's really straight forward. :P
    03-10-2012 06:43 PM
  12. flapjack.fiasco's Avatar
    There's a tutorial on how to change PRL here: [HOWTO] Change PRL on Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V (5/06/2011) - xda-developers

    It's a slightly more advanced operation as compared to rooting or flashing a ROM, but it's not particularly difficult if the directions are followed closely.
    Are there risks involved, not in the process of changing PRL, but in having a changed PRL?

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    03-10-2012 07:12 PM
  13. DKGerbil2's Avatar
    There's a tutorial on how to change PRL here: [HOWTO] Change PRL on Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V (5/06/2011) - xda-developers

    It's a slightly more advanced operation as compared to rooting or flashing a ROM, but it's not particularly difficult if the directions are followed closely.

    Is this effective?
    03-10-2012 07:52 PM
  14. DizzmalDan420's Avatar
    I've tried several different PRLs with no adverse effects. However, I believe some people lost MMS functionality or had other data issues. Easily resolved by switching back to original or trying a different PRL.
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    03-10-2012 07:53 PM
  15. DizzmalDan420's Avatar
    Is this effective?
    My data speeds are so wildly variable that it's really hard to get a consistant baseline for comparison. I can go from 500 kb/s to 1Mb/s in a matter of seconds just by moving the phone slightly. Really hard to tell if it's effective or not.
    03-10-2012 07:55 PM
  16. kcls's Avatar
    I've always wondered about changing my prl. I only get 1 car in and all around my house and neighborhood. How would I find which Orlando would be best?

    Tapatalkin it from my IHO CM7.2'd, MIUI Themed Optimus V
    03-11-2012 03:05 AM
  17. DizzmalDan420's Avatar
    Seems like it's just a matter of trial and error. You could try sifting through here, though: http://forums.androidcentral.com/vir...nt-towers.html
    Might find some useful info there. If you check page by page, you'll find a bunch of different PRL versions available for download.
    03-11-2012 05:03 AM
  18. clodfelterac's Avatar
    i thought i read that if you changed youre prl that data wouldnt work... but you would have better reception... ???
    03-11-2012 05:23 AM
  19. DizzmalDan420's Avatar
    So far I've tried about 5 different PRL versions. No loss of data connectivity yet, for me.
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    03-11-2012 05:26 AM
  20. rhea's Avatar
    I just changed my prl to 60686. I had to reflash Froyo (and haven't restored Harmonia2 yet), but before prl change, sitting in the same spot, I had ping: 467; down: 57kbps; up: 46 kbps (and that was a high reading. A lot of times I couldn't even get a test)).
    Three tests since change.
    1) ping: 434; down: 102 kbps; up: 26 kbps.
    2) ping: 649; down: 170 kbps; up: 16 kbps.
    3) ping: 243; down: 249 kbps; up: 146 kbps.
    It could be a fluke, but it looks like I have better data speeds. Netflix ran all right. I'll lose it anyway when I put Harmonia back, but I want the bluetooth HID more than Netflix.
    Tethering my Thrive: ping: 528; down: 298 kbps; up 195 kbps, so, about the same as non-tether speeds.
    I'll have to check speeds when I get to an area that shows greater reception on my Sprint phone.
    03-28-2012 07:42 AM
  21. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    You could change your PRL on Gingerbread too. Just boot into recovery.

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    03-28-2012 07:45 AM
  22. riggerman's Avatar
    Your PRL is not part of the ROM. If you change it, you can change roms as many times as you like without affecting your new PRL.
    03-28-2012 09:27 AM
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