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Sim-X

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About Sim-X

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    Sprint HTC One
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    Male
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    Minneapolis
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    Sprint Fan Boy (or Girl)
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  1. Just tried that to see, it did not help. Not sure why it's not working. Anyone else with an M9 that could test? Worked perfect same rom on 5.1. Updated firmware of course and clean install.
  2. Updated my Sprint M9 to latest MM build this weekend. The "Reset Mobile Connection" button appears to no longer function. It did prompt for root access which I granted of course, adjusted the delay time to 8000ms (from the default 4000). Checked SuperSU root has been granted just isn't working. Worked fine on previous build. Is this a known issue? I actually used it on a some what regular basis. Everything else seems to be working fine, I mainly use the Widget on my home screen. I do block the notification in the status bar as the settings don't let me turn it off. I like to keep my status bar clean.
  3. DAMN! I don't even believe it Meanwhile my home tower just sucks, even with a decent signal strength it's sooooo slow all the time. Grrrrr
  4. In my experience samsung devices hold on to a LTE signal better than HTC. I don't care for the Samsung as I have been loyal to HTC for years. Touch Pro, TP2, HTC EVO (wimax), EVO 3D, Evo LTE, M7, M8 and of course will be getting the M9. I have friends that use Samsung and I have used Samsung phones temporally usually your signal strength is a few points higher and they won't roll to 3G as much as the HTC's. Even an old Galaxy S3 would get 2-3 "bars" where my M8 would get one on my home tower. This is my personal experience but it's been that way for as long as I can remember even on the old wimax devices. Back in the day the sanyo phones with retractable antenna were king for reception.
  5. Yea I really don't even like to go by "bars" by I do keep an eye on the actual levels rather than just the bars. I do get 4G almost everywhere now with fewer spots kicking over to 3G as time goes on but I wish we were seeing close to the 3G evdo levels on LTE which at this point is not even close.
  6. Yea it does really depend on where you are. Again low signal strength but excellent speed. I can't remember where I took that one.
  7. I'm in Minnapolis/St Paul market. I use an HTC M8 which I know Samsung gets better strength on Sprint than HTC but still. Speedtest Aprox -105 LTE on 1900 Will flop between 1900 and 800 but 800 really not that much better at least at my home tower. I have wi-fi at home and work so it's not a huge deal but I can pull almost 20 on Verizon all the time with the Verizon tower being pretty much right down the road from the Sprint one. EVDO -77 is the same spot I took the 4G speed test. I know LTE is more touchy but I'm not that far away from the tower. This by the way is not just my home tower, it's all over it is like this. What is it about the Sprint towers that the signal is so much lower than say Verizon? Sprint has 800 LTE now but even that still sucks most the time. As far as 1X coverage goes, most the towers here in my area are fixed now from last year and call coverage with Sprint is very good but the Data still blows. Do they want to go voice over LTE eventually but I can hardly keep a good LTE signal?
  8. So after waiting years we finally have a new 4G network but frankly it just isn't that good. I really thought once LTE 800 was deployed it would be better but LTE I usually get 1 bar almost everywhere. Yes I know the bars don't mean anything but LTE Signal strengths of -110 to -100 even if you are very close to the towers. Even when I drive around I can be in the line of site with a Sprint tower and still not have full strength. A -115 LTE signal will drop once it gets a little worse then it rolls to 3G with full signal under -80 EVDO strength. Sure pulling 60+ down on band 41 is nice when you are right next to the tower but you don't even have to get very far away and the signal strength is just garbage. Yes Sprint 3G was slow but strength of EVDO was never really a problem. Can Sprint just not get the network right ever? I have been with them over 10+ years stuck it out last summer when calls were dropping left and right but what is it about there setup that make the signal so low compare to the other 3?
  9. Great article. Why is it that HTC's RF has always sucked compare to other devices? I love HTC but when I'm out with friends Samsung is far better at holding a LTE signal.
  10. What font is that in the screen shot & easiest way to apply it? Yes I'm rooted
  11. When is the auction & what are the odds Sprint picks it up?
  12. Glad to see it's working for others. Mine doesn't work all the time depends on where I am and who I'm talking with. Is this something the other carriers might pick up? Would love to see sprint to verizon support but one thing at a time. This took for absolutely ever for them to get it working.
  13. wow, a useful purpose for Sprint Zone who knew. I restored my bacup from TI backup, my eta of completion says Feb 2014. My tower has been borked Since July. Would be nice if it showed the actual tower but this is a good start.
  14. So I just made a phone call from my phone (Sprint HTC One, latest firmware & radios) to a Sprint Galaxy Note 3 (I'm assuming latest firmware, I don't know for sure). Once the call was connected, within a few seconds I knew something was different. The voice quality sounded absolutely fantastic. It was kinda that same feeling when going from an SD to HD picture it's a huge difference I noticed almost instantly. I remember hearing about HD voice ages ago when the evo-LTE was announced but they never did anything with it. It sounded like I was sitting right next to the person. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this either in my market (Minneapolis) or anywhere else just because I haven't heard anything about it. Today is the very first time I have heard it work which is a great sign because my home tower has been having on going issues since early July and still does have issues. I was very impressed with the quality.
  15. I have ranted about this in a few threads around here but it has gotten so bad our local news station ran a story on it. http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1038773/391/Sprint-Tower-upgrades-to-blame-for-dropped-calls-in-MN My home area is one of the affected areas. I have been following network vision upgrades since work began in my market I believe late last year. While I understand that rebuilding a network is not an easy task, MONTHS of dropped calls with no end in site in just not acceptable. I have never had voice reception problems with sprint until now. You have people willing to pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars to leave Sprint because it's just not usable right now. I use to pride myself on recommending friends & family to Sprint which I have sent many people to Sprint over the years. The upgrades in my area thus far has been an absolute disaster. When you start counting the months of bad service, it really starts to get at you. I have been nothing but loyal to them but something needs to get done. I have been hearing things should be sorted out over the next couple months but who knows. That's some pretty bad PR to have the news pick it up. I hope the end of this is near, even with 4G on a lot of my towers now, it still sucks. Constant cutting in & out not very usable. It's gonna be a long road.
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