Write The Smartphone Champ 5-12-12

May 21, 2012 in Write The Smartphone Champ by Hashim Fannin

TSC Questions Resized

I have an HTC EVO that was flashed over to Metro PCS.  For a while, everything was working perfectly.  But now, I cannot seem to get a 3g signal even though I’m know I’m in a good 3g area.  When I called Metro PCS, they couldn’t do anything over the phone to get my 3g working again.  I haven’t made any changes to my phone since 3g was working.  What else can I try to do?


Leonard, I have seen this before.  My theory is Metro PCS is pushing out a prl update to your phone that is causing it to no longer obtain a 3g connection.  In the past, I have fixed this by manually updating the prl.  On your phone dial ##prl#.  When it asks for a password, use 000000.  Select whichever prl you were using before (if it isn’t on your phone, load it onto the memory card).  After that, be sure to tap the menu button, and select “commit modifications”.  Your phone should reboot, or depending on what you select it may require you to reboot manually.  After it reboots, you should have 3g again.


Do you think the next Nexus smartphone will have a 1080p screen?


Lewis, to be quite frank, I have no idea what to expect out of the next Nexus.  I’d imagine it will be either a quad-core A9 or a dual-core A15 device (or a quad-core A15 would be even better..but not likely).  As for the display, I couldn’t even begin to guess what it may have.  Many people speculated the Galaxy S3 would have a 1080p display, but obviously that didn’t occur.  I think the next Nexus is more likely to have a 720p Super Amoled HD+ display, than it is to have a 1080p display.  Honestly, I don’t think it really matters much if a phone has 1080p over a 720p display anyway.  On such a small screen, I doubt you’d see much difference between 1080p and 720p.


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