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    Must Upgrade The Phone

    Guys and gals. If your phone is working wonderfully, there is NO REASON AT ALL for you to upgrade it.

    There are various "upgrades" out there, ALL OF WHICH can turn your phone into a brick. Some of them will work with your phone, some won't, and some will make it so you can't undo it and it still won't work.

    SPRINT EVDO: DON'T DO IT!

    WMP10: If you're unsure, DON'T DO IT!

    WM5.0: Ha.

    In short, it's frustrating as a support person to see so many people so frustrated with trying to upgrade devices THAT ARE JUST PERFECTLY FINE.

    Why some idiot just wanted to upgrade his "extended ROM" from "113" to "115" not knowing it doesn't give him anything. No matter it's the wrong ROM. Shees.

    Just. Don't. Do. It.*

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    Heck, it is always fun to think I know what I am doing and try to prove myself right (or wrong)......one way or another!

    What's the worse that can happen.. ..kill the phone? If that happens, just crack the screen with a small hammer, call insurance, pay the deposit and get a new phone!
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    Come on E, 3900B is obviously 0x3FFF better than 3500C. Who wouldn't want their bluetooth to be that many bits better?

    Plus without upgrading how could I use Voice Command over bluetooth? (Note this isn't actually possible)
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    01011001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100010 01100101 01110100 00100001

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    12,888,996,747,481,376,834 ?


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    Age of consent in Kentucky,
    The guy two blocks up from The Beast,
    A fast car,
    A large plane,
    An 800MHz trunking system,
    The Encrypted Communication Privacy Act of 1997, and
    I can't fathom anything for 834.

    Was there truly an encoded meaning there?

    Ehud

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    I agree with EHUD here. I've done quite a few upgrades and none of which have provided much utility so far, other than WMP10, which is cool. As a result of my "upgrade" adventures, I can't roam, but I don't do much of that anyway, so no biggie (until I'm in the middle of bum fk Egypt and can't get a 911 call out!).

    I'm going to wait a few more weeks and probably back out of one that will allow me to roam - or maybe just wait till AVOX has a new one or if EVDO comes out soon or after I get rescued from some ditch after being stuck down there for 3 days and no calling out! Wait, this phones battery only last 24 hours!

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    Originally posted by Ehud
    Age of consent in Kentucky,
    The guy two blocks up from The Beast,
    A fast car,
    A large plane,
    An 800MHz trunking system,
    The Encrypted Communication Privacy Act of 1997, and
    I can't fathom anything for 834.

    Was there truly an encoded meaning there?

    Ehud
    That was the decimal equivalent of your binary post. It would probably be of more use to convert the binary into text , no?
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    Originally posted by sputnik
    That was the decimal equivalent of your binary post. It would probably be of more use to convert the binary into text , no?
    596F752062657420697420776F756C642062652062657474657220746F20636F6E7665727420697420746F20746578742E205468617420776F756C64206D616B65206D6F72652073656E73652E00
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    You guys are such geeks....
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    Originally posted by Ehud
    I can't fathom anything for 834.

    Was there truly an encoded meaning there?

    Ehud
    Funny, knowing that this means nothing to the majority of anyone on this forum I instantly thought of HR834 which is the "anti rave" bill act makes entertainment event promoters criminally liable for the illegal conduct of others using drugs such as but not limited to meth. This little baby ended electronic dance clubs forever in FL.

    Long time reader first time poster....LOL

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    holy old thread batman!
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    Originally posted by celiruss
    holy old thread batman!
    True but I was reviewing it again, and that comment just came to mind. Sorry if I brought back some old memories LOL

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    hehe.. no worries... sux the club scene ended in FL.... but then again, i don't really go to clubs anymore
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    Yeah....

    NEWays while I have somebodys att:

    I have been surfing for a while and have not seen too many people with EV modded 6600's in FL. I have been trying to go back and re-read any and all of the forums and find someone that might be getting signal. I had the 1_151 ROM and the 20007 PRL with the modded header on it and was not able to pick up EV signals in the area but I know other people have in other locations with the same mods. I've been driving my Sprint rep nuts with the EV questions and showed him LOL my modded phone. He thinks Im nuts for trying so hard tog et the service. I think hes going to break down and give me a 6700 to shut me up. But I hope the Sprint comes out with the UTS patch.

    I guess what i was getting to is , what is the latest forum or site that has more info on EvDO developments i can go read? Besides the sprint users site and this? Thanks
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    pcsintel has some info...
    supposedly the 27th is the consumer evdo launch, which might be the update day for us, but i read somewhere that it got pushed back, so who the hell knows.

    It sucks, because I can connect to the EV channel, but i can't connect to vision via EV, so I'm just running a converted 10029 prl for now .
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    Yeah Im a member there too...

    Ive used an aircard to get EV everywhere in Orlando and surrounding areas already, even though the coverage maps still show it as "future" but I cant stress enough to my rep how much more it would mean on my phone to have it. Sad enough Sprint will more than likely look over its savy and more tech educated customers and not bring us the happy we want. The majority of sheep users out there wont care and EvDO wont get the respect it should have till the replace all standard landline DSL connections with the next gen EvDO. EV is the next huge step for global wireless data transit.
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    I am sorry but I TOTALLY DISAGREE ! I feel everyone should CRASH and BURN their units. If I did not format my computer 100 times when I was 15 I would not be half the tech I am now. But why stop the learning from happening? For a new great PPC programmer to learn he has to put himself in the place were he needs to find a way out. Good luck, congratulations and thank you to all the people who have crashed their PPCs and found ways out of it and help everyone else do the same.
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    Good to know that the full moon isn't going to waste.

    So, anyway.

    I'm also in Orlando. I've heard from some people that they've gotten EVDO signals on their phones around here. Now you say you've done the mods and didn't get anything... how recently was that? Apparently, the signal has been coming online over the last few weeks.
    I'm considering doing the PCSIntel radio upgrade myself if Sprint doesn't provide us with one by the 27th (if I can wait that long ).
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    The PCSIntel upgrade is worthless with out the modded header in your own PRL. This sucked to do, for me , mostly cause I dont do much with hex editors ever. I did this with and with out the extra data string replaced and both occasions I was still able to make and receive calls and also was getting the 1X icon. I never had the EV icon though. If anyone in CFL has gotten this and knows a better way please post. I lost my modded PRL and now all i have is the 20007 from PCSIntel. I wouldnt mind trying the hex editor again but it was confusing to me at first.
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