Reduce the Call Ring Lag on Your Hero

voghan

Well-known member
Jan 30, 2010
592
8
0
Visit site
I've been testing this out on my phone and it seems hit and miss. On occasion my Hero will pick up right away and on other times it will take up to three rings to pick up.

I also wonder has anyone noticed a difference in ring lag by adding or removing widgets? Once I removed the HTC widgets for airplane and blue tooth the phone picked up before the second ring.
 
Last edited:

voghan

Well-known member
Jan 30, 2010
592
8
0
Visit site
I've changed the slot cycle index and I'm picking up most of the time around the second ring. This has to be the most annoying issue I have with this phone. I have lost several calls to vm because it takes so long to start ringing. Sad part is I was showing off the phone to a co-worker with an iphone and he called me so I could save his number and we sat there waiting for my phone to start ringing.
 

focal_ratio

Member
Apr 5, 2010
7
0
0
Visit site
Ring Lag fix?? by KSmithInNY 08:40 PM 01-08-2010 -- [Rep] [!!]
1) Call Sprint tech support and get your MSL (six digit number)
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
10) Click the scales on top of this post to add to my rep!

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.
 

voghan

Well-known member
Jan 30, 2010
592
8
0
Visit site
I've heard setting it to 0 will brick your phone. I am tempted but not willing to risk it. Be sure to update your PRL on occasion as well to get the best results.
 

KSmithInNY

#winning
Oct 7, 2009
3,538
1,441
0
Visit site
I changed my SCI to 0 for a couple of days (it's currently at 1). No big deal. It won't brick your phone at all. I found the difference between 0 and 1 to be negligible in terms of reducing ring lang but 0 drained my battery REALLY fast.
 

NewYorkLaw

Active member
Jan 31, 2010
30
0
0
Visit site
Today, I switched to 1 and it's probably a ring quicker (2 instead of 3). But, I've noticed my dialer feels more sluggish. Is that more likely my imagination?
Pete
 

KSmithInNY

#winning
Oct 7, 2009
3,538
1,441
0
Visit site
It may not be your imagination, your dialer may legitimately be lagging, but it wouldn't be from a SCI change.

Might wanna try old faithful and do a reboot real quick.
 

Members online

Trending Posts

Forum statistics

Threads
944,452
Messages
6,922,848
Members
3,159,566
Latest member
accessibilitys91