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[REF] [RADIO] Nexus 6 Modem Collection | LYZ48E Radio Added

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zephiK

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Background
This is a list of radios for the Nexus 6 (shamu). With the new OTA release, some people may have better signals with the old radio or want to tinker with the new one so here is a list that will be updated to allow users to switch to their preferred radio/modem.

Radios are independent of Android version, use the radio that provides you the best signal. It varies from user to user, there is no best radio/modem Why? Different carriers, different locations, and more. There are so many factors that play into cellular signal so just because a particular radio is the best for someone doesn't mean its the best for you. We can obtain a consensus on which radio performs the "best" for the largest % of users though.

How to Flash?
1) Fastboot: Download the .img file below then flash it using Fastboot.
Code:
fastboot flash radio radio.img

Download (newest on top)

MPZ79M ("M" Developer Preview 2 - 07/10/2015)
MDM9625_104651.11.05.17R - flashable zip
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347771581

MPZ44Q ("M" Developer Preview - 05/28/2015)
MDM9625_104651.11.05.16R - flashable zip
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23991606952615113

LYZ48E (5.1.1 T-Mobile - Extracted from OTA - 05/23/2015)
MDM9625_104649.09.05.14R - flashable zip
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23991606952608807

LMY47D (5.1.0 Verizon - Extracted from factory image)
MDM9625_104446.01.02.98R -- fastboot
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934543195

LMY47D (5.1.0 OTA - 03/11/2015):
MDM9625_104446.01.02.95R -- flash in TWRP
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934540317

LRX22C (5.0.1 OTA - 12/10/2014): MDM9625_104335.118.02.55.04R
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95851939534733360

LRX21O (5.0.0 OTA - XX/XX/2014): MDM9625_104335.118.02.55.03R
Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95851939534733359
 
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zephiK

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Can you do fastboot method with terminal emulator...just broke pc lol

No. Fastboot is only for the computer.
I'll have to do flashable zips later, if someone beats me to it I'll include it in OP and give credits.
Currently preparing for finals and this is all the time I have for now.

You'd need to write the radio to /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/modem via updater-script.
 

Neejay

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Rename the file you downloaded from OP to "radio.img" (ensure its not actually radio.img.img).
Or type fastboot flash radio the-whole-radio-name.img. I personally rename to radio as its easier for me to type.
Yeah, I did the whole location+name, but in the OP you have "fastboot flash modem <name-of-modem>.bin" I wasn't sure if I was missing something, as I've never seen a .bin referenced. Hopefully this doesn't come off as being an asshole, I was just genuinely curious.
 
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zephiK

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Yeah, I did the whole location+name, but in the OP you have "fastboot flash modem <name-of-modem>.bin" I wasn't sure if I was missing something, as I've never seen a .bin referenced. Hopefully this doesn't come off as being an ******, I was just genuinely curious.

Oh you're right, I copy pasted the modem collection OP i had from the OnePlus One which they use .bin. I changed the extension to .img.

Sorry about that! its fixed now. And you're not being a... "you know", no need for me to say it as XDA doesn't appreciate that language :p

But yeah for <name-of-modem> is just a placeholder for depending what the user selects as a radio.
 
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xidium

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Oh you're right, I copy pasted the modem collection OP i had from the OnePlus One which they use .bin. I changed the extension to .img.

Sorry about that! its fixed now. And you're not being a... "you know", no need for me to say it as XDA doesn't appreciate that language :p

But yeah for <name-of-modem> is just a placeholder for depending what the user selects as a radio.

Well I'm now soft bricked and don't know what to do. I used the "fastboot flash modem [modem name].img" command. I now realized from reading other threads I'm supposed to use "fastboot flash radio [radio name].img".

What do I do? The image fully flashed and now when I reboot it stick on the four colors swirling around splash screen just before boot up. I'm guessing there isn't a "modem" section for shamu? Just radio...

I tried going into TWRP and wiping cache. It says "E: Unable to mount '/firmware'".
 

zephiK

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Well I'm now soft bricked and don't know what to do. I used the "fastboot flash modem [modem name].img" command. I now realized from reading other threads I'm supposed to use "fastboot flash radio [radio name].img".

What do I do? The image fully flashed and now when I reboot it stick on the four colors swirling around splash screen just before boot up. I'm guessing there isn't a "modem" section for shamu? Just radio...

I tried going into TWRP and wiping cache. It says "E: Unable to mount '/firmware'".
I had the same problem with /firmware. I seem to just ignore it.

Go into fastboot and then just reflash the radio using fastboot flash radio radio.img and then reboot. If that doesn't work go back into TWRP and wipe Cache and Dalvik and then your phone should start up as it rebuilds the cache.

So far the flashable zips in the typical method I use are not sticking when it comes to the flashable zips.
 

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Well I'm now soft bricked and don't know what to do. I used the "fastboot flash modem [modem name].img" command. I now realized from reading other threads I'm supposed to use "fastboot flash radio [radio name].img".

What do I do? The image fully flashed and now when I reboot it stick on the four colors swirling around splash screen just before boot up. I'm guessing there isn't a "modem" section for shamu? Just radio...

I tried going into TWRP and wiping cache. It says "E: Unable to mount '/firmware'".

try reflashing twrp
 
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xidium

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Oh you're right, I copy pasted the modem collection OP i had from the OnePlus One which they use .bin. I changed the extension to .img.

Sorry about that! its fixed now. And you're not being a... "you know", no need for me to say it as XDA doesn't appreciate that language :p

But yeah for <name-of-modem> is just a placeholder for depending what the user selects as a radio.

I had the same problem with /firmware. I seem to just ignore it.

Go into fastboot and then just reflash the radio using fastboot flash radio radio.img and then reboot. If that doesn't work go back into TWRP and wipe Cache and Dalvik and then your phone should start up as it rebuilds the cache.

So far the flashable zips in the typical method I use are not sticking when it comes to the flashable zips.


Hmm not sure which one worked but I think flashing TWRP again fixed it. I'm booted back up again and with the new modem. Thanks guys
 

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Can we use Flashify to flash the modem image? Thanks.
Don't think you can use Flashify, that's for Zips, Recoveries and Boot Images ( Kernels )

You can use Fastboot, or if you're not comfortable with that you could use Wug's Toolkit and just download the latest modem to your PC and select Flash Modem under Advanced settings.... Select your downloaded modem file and within 1 minute the Toolkit will do it all for you.
 

gwojo22

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You can't flash the radio using flashify.

The new base band ends with. 04R if it says that then you're on the newest radio.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk[/QUOTE
Yea i know thanx
Not seeing .04r , I flashed full build from Google website. Compared the 5.00 and 5.01 modems they are the same. May have done something wrong. Can anyone post a screenshot of the latest modem# .?
 

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    Background
    This is a list of radios for the Nexus 6 (shamu). With the new OTA release, some people may have better signals with the old radio or want to tinker with the new one so here is a list that will be updated to allow users to switch to their preferred radio/modem.

    Radios are independent of Android version, use the radio that provides you the best signal. It varies from user to user, there is no best radio/modem Why? Different carriers, different locations, and more. There are so many factors that play into cellular signal so just because a particular radio is the best for someone doesn't mean its the best for you. We can obtain a consensus on which radio performs the "best" for the largest % of users though.

    How to Flash?
    1) Fastboot: Download the .img file below then flash it using Fastboot.
    Code:
    fastboot flash radio radio.img

    Download (newest on top)

    MPZ79M ("M" Developer Preview 2 - 07/10/2015)
    MDM9625_104651.11.05.17R - flashable zip
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347771581

    MPZ44Q ("M" Developer Preview - 05/28/2015)
    MDM9625_104651.11.05.16R - flashable zip
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23991606952615113

    LYZ48E (5.1.1 T-Mobile - Extracted from OTA - 05/23/2015)
    MDM9625_104649.09.05.14R - flashable zip
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23991606952608807

    LMY47D (5.1.0 Verizon - Extracted from factory image)
    MDM9625_104446.01.02.98R -- fastboot
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934543195

    LMY47D (5.1.0 OTA - 03/11/2015):
    MDM9625_104446.01.02.95R -- flash in TWRP
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934540317

    LRX22C (5.0.1 OTA - 12/10/2014): MDM9625_104335.118.02.55.04R
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95851939534733360

    LRX21O (5.0.0 OTA - XX/XX/2014): MDM9625_104335.118.02.55.03R
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95851939534733359
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    Sorry about the borked images from before, guys. Looks like my work machine has some sort of hard drive issue - dmesg is full of fun similar to sector failure. The images I just created matched signature verification across five separate dumps compared to the original images created earlier, but some of the ones that are currently on the work drive don't match, even though they were copied from the same place. I've created a new zip with double-checked, triple-checked + signatures, and I've tested flashing it multiple times on my Nexus 6 without issue, including moving between different radios. Here's the file for anyone brave enough to trust me ;):

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087014227
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    Still too lazy to figure out who originally requested the zip, but here you go (05.34):

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24457741883932835
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    I just did a fun downgrade/upgrade combo to get my MRA58R Project Fi phone upgraded to MRA58X. To save some trouble for others, I went ahead and dumped the MRA58X radio (05.30R) and made a flashable zip you can download here:

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087008626

    I made three separate dumps (using dd), and all three had matching sha256sums, so the dump itself seems ok in the basic sanity check. I also flashed an older Fi radio and flashed this zip over it to ensure it properly upgrades to 05.30R, and all is well so far with the connection.

    I won't have a chance to test band 12 on Project Fi / T-Mobile until tomorrow morning's commute at least, but I'll report back here with my findings for any curious Fi users.
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    Added: LMZ48E T-Mobile flashable zip
    This radio is from the new OTA by T-Mobile, the radio should work on all carriers regardless.

    MDM9625_104649.09.05.14R
    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23991606952608807