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[Q] Tried to Setup Spark - Now No LTE At All

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By BaumerS4, Member on 13th April 2014, 10:40 PM
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13th April 2014, 11:39 PM |#11  
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I'd just wait till Sprint rolls out the update for it. But use the screen shot I provided to set it back up, and see if it makes a difference

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How does Sprint roll out updates for the N5? Is it just through profile updates? Buying from the Play Store, I will never receive an OTA from Sprint, right?
 
 
13th April 2014, 11:44 PM |#12  
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How does Sprint roll out updates for the N5? Is it just through profile updates? Buying from the Play Store, I will never receive an OTA from Sprint, right?

To be honest I'm not sure of the "how" of it. I just read an article, a little while back, saying they were going to do an update to activate spark on their devices.

Edit: And you shouldn't have an issue receiving it since you're connected to Sprint service.

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How does Sprint roll out updates for the N5? Is it just through profile updates? Buying from the Play Store, I will never receive an OTA from Sprint, right?

Sprint submits the changes they want to Google and Google incorporates it into their Android updates. LG and Sprint had long ago fixed whatever their issue was with the Spark update rolled out for the LG G2 in late jan/early feb so it's mainly up to Google now to push the update.

As the Nexus 5 is not native to Sprint and is basically the phone for the entire North American region, Google will not push an update just for one specific carrier. Thus we Nexus 5 users on Sprint have waited over 5 months for the next Google Android update which will enable B26/ B41 (aka Spark).

p.s. Availability of band 25 PCS 1900 LTE tends to screw with non Spark updated phones.
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I followed the steps in the post linked in the first reply (used Method 2, Method 1 kept failing fastboot halfway through) and reset my phone back to stock. But it still doesn't want to connect to Sprint's LTE. I even played around with the LTE radio settings again in the hope of enabling Spark and nada.

Would it have been possible to corrupt the phone software totally while doing this to begin with? Do I need to send it back? (and on that note, you have no idea how frustrating it is to explain to a Sprint rep on the phone that you bought the phone from Google online. Such a foreign concept to them!) Could the SIM card have gotten corrupted and I just need a new one of those?
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I followed the steps in the post linked in the first reply (used Method 2, Method 1 kept failing fastboot halfway through) and reset my phone back to stock. But it still doesn't want to connect to Sprint's LTE. I even played around with the LTE radio settings again in the hope of enabling Spark and nada.

Would it have been possible to corrupt the phone software totally while doing this to begin with? Do I need to send it back? (and on that note, you have no idea how frustrating it is to explain to a Sprint rep on the phone that you bought the phone from Google online. Such a foreign concept to them!) Could the SIM card have gotten corrupted and I just need a new one of those?

Update: So after downloading the necessary files to my laptop at work, I followed the procedures to reflash to stock again this morning. It came up as failed activation at first, but after hitting update profile and rebooting the phone, I'm back on LTE again. And after checking Android Central this morning, it seems like I should just wait for Google to fix my Spark issues...

http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint...ut-added-spark

So tempted to roll back into the Sprint store that told me I needed a new phone and shove my LTE-enabled phone in their faces.
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