Thread Introduction & Purpose:
You guys can call me JD, I created this general thread so MetroPCS users with flashed HTC EVO phones can post their 3G speeds & locations, and get help on obtaining 3G signal and other MetroPCS related things such as MMS settings. I'm open to answering any questions you guys may have to the best of my knowledge.
MetroPCS is currently updating 20% of there towers from 1X to 3G.
MetroPCS 3G Coverage Map:
Provided by Cellular Maps
Simple Steps to getting 3G:
1.Download and Write one of the following PRL's:
3019, 3020, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3026, 3027, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3035
PRL Download Website
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Writen HTC EVO PRL Update Guide
Here's a HTC EVO PRL Video Update Tutorial created by Mikekelso421:
2.In QSPT Service Programming under M.I.P tab set the Mobile IP behavior to 'Simple IP' This will allow your phone to connect to 3G when available or 1X when not in a 3G service area.
If there is 3G signal in your area after completing these 2 simple steps you should now have 3G.
If your still having trouble getting 3G and your sure theirs 3G in your area theres still hope, Try forcing 3G by setting your EVO into HDR Mode.
My Exact DFS Settings & Guide
- Register, Create Account!
- Download & Install. DFS.exe
- Dial ##DIAG# On EVO.
- Connect to PC.
- Open DFS.
- Enter Login Info.
- You'll enter Demo Mode (Allows Full Access of Program.)
- Next To Ports, Next to Open Close Ports button, There's a drop down menu, Choose your phone (HTC Diagnostic Interface (COM #)
- Then Click Open/Close Port Button until it opens your port and all your phones info appear in yellow in the Equipment screen.
- Press SPC send button (Unlocks Phone. )
- Go to the Programming Tab, Where you'll find, Nam, Data, Mobile IP Tabs
- Nam Tab> Read> Edit Settings> Write!
- Data Tab> Read> Edit Settings> Write!
- Mobile IP Tab> Read> Edit Settings> Write!
Be careful while changing setting, look over things more than twice, If you need help on anything I'm here, Live Support !
My Nam Tab:
My Data Tab:
Check out the Mode Settings under the Data Tab in the Mode Box
My Mobile IP Tab:
My Exact EPST Settings for Comparison:
To view & edit yours:
- Dial ##3282# (##DATA#)
- Enter Edit Mode
- Enter SPC: 000000
Data Profile: Active Profile: 1 (Mines is 1, but it depends on which profile is set up on your phone for MetroPCS) User Name: email@example.com SPI MN-HA: 1234 SPI MN-AAA: 1234 Reverse Tunnel Preferred: Enable Home IP Address: 0.0.0.0 Primary Home Agent: 0.0.0.0 Second Home Agent: 0.0.0.0 HA Shared Secret: ****** (MetroPCS MSL Code) AAA Shared Secret: ****** (MetroPCS MSL Code) DSA Server URL: https://dsa.spcdnsnet:443/dsa/ (Still on Sprints, but seems to not affect anything.) EVDO: DDTM: Disable Preferred Mode: Automatic Advanced: MEID(HEX): (Your MEID) P_REV: IS-2000 (6) SCM: 58 Slot Mode: Enable Slot Cycle Index: 2 MCC: 310 MNC: 00 MSID:786####### ACCOL:5 Vocoder: Enable EVRC-B: Disable Home Orig: EVRC Roam Orig: Voice 13K LBS PDE IP: (?) LBS PDE PORT: (?) Home Sys Registration: Enable Foreign SID Registration: Enable Foreign NID Registration: Enable DDTM: Disable Home SID/NID #1: 6503/65535 MMS Server URL: http://mms.metropcs.net:3128/mmsc RTSP Proxy Port: 0 RTSP Proxy Address: rtsp.vog.sprintpcs.com (Still Sprints) HTTP PD Proxy Port: 0 HTTP PD Proxy Address: pd.vog.sprintpcs.com (Still Sprints)
Steps to manualy setting your EVO into HDR Mode:
*Warning: Manually forcing your phone into HDR Mode or Digital Mode my cause issues like your PRL going into 0000 IF your phone has been MEID repaired. You know who you are so do not attempt this if your HTC EVO was MEID repaired. Only try this if your are sure your HTC EVO was not MEID repaired.
- Dial ##3424# (Sets your phone in Diag mode).
- Connect your EVO to PC thourgh USB.
- Open QPST.
- Start Clients>Service Programming.
- Read from phone.
- Go to System tab.
- Set your Preffered Mode to: HDR only
- Write to Phone.
Reboot your phone and your HTC EVO should now be forced to connect to 3G!
The reason why I ask you guys to do this by QPST rather than by Advanced Settings is because most of the times you change it on Advanced Settings but it really doesn't change anything.
Although you guys can check to see if your connected to Evdo using Advanced Settings App. Open the app and go into Phone Information, take a look at your Network Type it should now say CDMA- EvDo rev. A!
MetroPCS MMS Fixes:
It works with Most roms. Tested and Confirmed on Swagged Out Stock.
Flash an MMS script compatible with your rom.
[New MMS Script for 4.67]
Created by Mteezey
4.67 MMS Script Mteezey
MetroPCS APN Settings:
1.Download APN Manager from the Android Market.
2.Create a new APN and enter these settings:
- APN: internet
- Proxy: wap.metropcs.net:3128
- Port: 3128
- UserName: Phonefirstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: MSL code*
- Server: wap.metropcs.net
- MMSC: http://mms.metropcs.net:3128/mmsc
- MMS Proxy: wap.metropcs.net
- MMS Port: 3128
- MCC: 310
- MNC: 004
- APN Type: MMS
3. Download Any Cut from the Android Market, then create an activity, apns on your homescreen.
Open apns choose MetroPCS and edit then authentication type to pap or chap. If no APN exists create a new one and fill it in with the info above.
-Make sure to enable created APN in APN Manager.
-Also if your MMS still isn't working make sure the metropcs.sh file from the script is in the correct place, if it is execute it. If It's not etract it from the script, and place it in the root of the internal memory, set permissions, and then execute it.
*If you want to figure of your MetroPCS MSL code check out whiterabbit.org
My Location & Current Setting & Speed:
- Location: Miami, FL
- Speed:1766D 532U
- PRL: 3022
- ROM: Swagged Out Stock
- Screen Shot For Proof:
User Confirmed MetroPCS 3G Locations:
- Miami, FL [JD2589]
- Sanford, FL [chad9f9]
- Hialeah, FL [ronwins]
- Stockton, CA [edgeez25]
- Atlanta, GA [rovertech1]
- Lakeland, FL [StarfleetcCommunications]
- Bartow, FL [StarfleetCommunications]
- Davenport, Fl [marcnoel101]
- Manteca, CA [montecristo1]
- French Camp, CA [montecristo1]
- Lathrop, CA [montecristo1]
- Tracy, CA [montecristo1]
- West Palm Beach, FL [pimpmack]
- Hudson Country, CT [medinab77]
- Fort Pierce, FL [pimpmack]
- Port St Lucie, FL [Mikekelso421]
- Ypsilanti, MI [bill48105]
- Ocala, FL [mikeuriah]
- Sacramento, CA [chainsaw5001]
- Modesto,CA [discobiscuit]
- Bakersfield, CA [yknujssab]
Big Thanks to all users above
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