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after you have successfully connected to LTE, in the ##DATA# area (after you click edit and enter your msl) there is a BSR menu which contains your lte logs (view LTE_available file) (GS3 stock)

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after you have successfully connected to LTE, in the ##DATA# area (after you click edit and enter your msl) there is a BSR menu which contains your lte logs (view LTE_available file) (GS3 stock)

 

Thanks! I also have a stock GS3, and until now I didn't know it even had this utility screen (titled "View LTE_available file"). I thought it was only an EVO 4G LTE thing.

 

Now I have had a chance to browse the populated entries on my handset, scrolling through multiple pages in reverse chronological order as this utility screen allows. And since I happen to be in a city (Austin) that is now in the early stage of LTE development, and I had made some test sweeps today (discussed elsewhere in a Sponsor thread) I had a lot of material to analyze. I am pretty familiar with many of the Sprint CDMA sites in my area, and how their sector BSIDs map geographically to the Sprint tower IDs on the S4GRU master maps. I also am pretty familiar with the state of many towers here as far as their LTE upgrade status goes.

 

I will skip all the screenshots and details for now, but my analysis proves conclusively that, whatever this 'LTE_available file" is, it most certainly is not simply a list of BSIDs on sites with LTE radios. In fact, on mine there are many BSIDs on sites in various states of LTE development, including:

  • BSIDs on a tower that has been confirmed to have a steadily live LTE signal.
  • BSIDs on a tower that has been confirmed visually to have LTE antennas and RRUs, but which has had no live LTE signal available to customers.
  • BSIDs on several towers that unambiguously have no upgraded Network Vision antennas at all.

I used to theorize that the contents of this list merely showed which CDMA sector BSIDs were logged concurrent with a detected LTE connection, and this may yet prove to be true. But I think I am even seeing BSIDs in this log that I had connected to when I don't recall even seeing a 4G icon in the Notifications bar. (Of course that anomaly could be a side effect of the GS3's too-often-experienced failure to reconnect to LTE explicitly without toggling the radio. Maybe LTE is being detected under the hood for these purposes even without connecting to it?) So at this point I don't know what to believe about this list.

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Yes, I also believe that this file is simply a list of 1x sector IDs that your phone "saw" when it was connected to LTE.

 

I know it isn't used in this fact right now but I believe it was supposed to be used as a crutch for the radio firmware to know when it should scan for LTE at a faster rate.

 

Sent from my C64 w/Epyx FastLoad cartridge

 

 

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after you have successfully connected to LTE, in the ##DATA# area (after you click edit and enter your msl) there is a BSR menu which contains your lte logs (view LTE_available file) (GS3 stock)

 

I went to get my MSL using GetMyMSL from the Play Store as I am running stock. Turns out, since my system update, I cannot use any of the popular utilities to get my MSL code. That is what is being reported by folks who received the latest OTA.

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I went to get my MSL using GetMyMSL from the Play Store as I am running stock. Turns out' date=' since my system update, I cannot use any of the popular utilities to get my MSL code. That is what is being reported by folks who received the latest OTA.[/quote']

 

Could always call sprint and ask for it

 

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