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Default [Q] Updating modem from ME7 to MJ7

Could use a little help, have searched and read all the available threads I could find on the matter, didn't find a definitive answer.

I have an original MDK S4, that is rooted w/CWM recovery, running latest Hyperdrive ROM. Don't use SS. Current baseband is ME7.

Have had terrible reception with the phone from day one, would like to try the latest modem (MJ7). Question is can I flash the modem only MJ7 linked here without causing problems? http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2487298

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Answer is yes. Backed up phone and took a gamble. No problems flashing, definitely improved reception and data speeds.
 
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Dumb q but how did you determine your current modem and did you just flash via recovery?

Any improvements?

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Dumb q but how did you determine your current modem and did you just flash via recovery?

Any improvements?
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In general surge has a post of all the modems in it I have me7 every time I try a newer one I get worse service unsure why.
 
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In settings/more/about phone look at the baseband version. This tells you which modem you are running. Yes flash modem in recovery. I wipe cache before I reboot, but that is just me.


24 hours later, I am seeing much improved LTE performance. I use "advanced signal strength" app to measure.

May play with the other modems to see if there is a better option, so much of this is phone/network dependent.

Am glad I stuck with the original model. Was pretty peeved initially with the piss poor reception compared to my S3. Figured they would release new modems eventually, overall the rate of SW updates has been pretty low compared to the S3, not sure what that means but it is interesting.
 
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In general surge has a post of all the modems in it I have me7 every time I try a newer one I get worse service unsure why.
can you share a link to this "general surge" you speak of?
 
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can you share a link to this "general surge" you speak of?
That's a hoot.

In the General Forum http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...erizon/general
user Surge1223 has a set of posts with info on modems. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2487298
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That's a hoot.

In the General Forum http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...erizon/general
user Surge1223 has a set of posts with info on modems. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2487298
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can you share a link to this "general surge" you speak of?
Ah, yes. General Surge....oddly familiar.


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Ah, yes. General Surge....oddly familiar.
YES SIR!
Hey, at least it's not the General Nuisance that they call me.
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