06/15/2013, 03:00 AM
more recent update: it seems the network settings update and PRL update I performed on the Sprint comm board (by putting it back into its original Pre- w/ 1.4.5) has made a huge improvement. I HAVE had to bump the song forward on Pandora, but only a couple times in a week. Not 10x a day, every day, like it was before. So I do recommend a network update to any Sprint-ified Pre2s that are exhibiting tx/rx issues. The summary of this thread is that i've got an updated comm board i'm most likely going to plug into a newly acquired, much "younger" GSM Pre2 and create FrankenPre2 #3! bwahahahahaha (lightning, thunder)
update: if you hate reading long posts, but would still like to help me, just read the bold text only and reply to that. sometimes i provide overkill info. but i really would like your input if you have a FrankenPre on sprint working without issues. thank you!
hey all! i hope everyone that still comes here is doing very well.
i see a lot of "just got a Pre" threads; i think that's awesome!! this phone is still in high demand. i hope Ms. Meg at HP is kicking herself every time one sells on fleabay. hehe
so - i don't know if ol' Frankie is getting senile or what, but over the last couple months, my need to toggle airplane mode, toggle BT, reconnect google chat, and close/reopen Pandora has gone way up. It's also gotten significantly more sluggish. This started with OEM kernel, so I just tried installing Uber, but it hasn't helped at all, set to 1.2 on demand.
I keep seeing the EV icon going off and on. and the signal flip-flopping full bars-no bars. it's like it's forgetting to wake back up when Pandora needs its data connection to download the next track. (that's why i set it to on demand vs. screen state). i don't know if other Govnah tweaks could help it or not. i'm not really sure how to set the govnah settings to max efficiency.
and most annoyingly, Pandora is not loading the next song quite frequently. I get the circle (of death) indefinitely until i close/reopen; or i'll select 'artist/song info', which then relights the 'advance track' button and i can bump it to the next track. but do that six times and Pandora says no more of course.
also, BT will show as connected - i'll hear the double beep in my headset indicating phone and media connected, but then there's no audio - yet i see the track's status bar advancing.
Sometimes a call will come in, i can answer it with the headset's button, but i have to toggle to rear speaker then back to BT to get the voice to come thru.
And this is new: sometimes after ending a call, the headset will just disconnect, indicated by the chime in the headset - but the phone still thinks its connected, with the BT icon still lit up! And when i try to turn off/toggle the BT, it will take like a full minute before finally showing 'no devices connected'.
ALSO, if i go out of range of the phone, when i come back in, usually it will re-pair itself...which seems confusing, because i'm expecting the phone to be not 'discoverable' unless the BT app is open. why is it re-pairing? when i flick the app into the background, the 'discoverable' does switch to 'not discoverable'. so it shouldn't just re-pair. should it? ugh. maybe my BT radio is just dying.
And everything has gotten sluggish. opening apps, drop down menus, etc.
1. is there a way to test the old comm board, find out if it's just going bad?
2. should i just redoctor it? blow out the patches, blow out the installed apps, and then run the 103una? run the ERP? (which i dont know what that is actually, but i've heard of it)
3. i'm still running the 60690 prl. should i update? should it matter? i'm set to voice carrier = Sprint, data roaming = off. does everyone else leave it on 'automatic'? i've tried both and dont notice a difference.
i know i've done this stuff before, but my memory just plain sucks. even reading my own threads about it is confusing to me. (i've had a LOT of head injuries)
i don't want to mess with doctoring if its not needed. but i don't know if the comm board is just reaching EoL, or if i have a patch conflict, etc. hardware or software??
it's just gotten to the point where its frustrating me enough that i have to do something about it. i do have another comm board, but i'd have to sweet-talk Sprint into activating it for me if i tried putting that one into action. and i'd have to put it into my old Pre1 body (corpse), activate it in there, and then swap into Frankie.
oh, one more thing, i'll ask since i'm here typing. when i want to use WOSQI, my phone is already in devmode, i should be able to just plug it in and start the app, no?? WOSQI says no device detected. i don't have to put this into the mode with the big USB symbol do i? i thought that was just for doctoring. i can't remember now. argh. stupid brain!
y'no, the one thing that has been working surprisingly well is the freetether. i've gone like a month now with only the sprint 3G data to feed internet to my laptop. i am really impressed with its performance here. and my gmail and stuff are all working fine as usual. everything else is fine. i still love this phone.
so i'm going to fix it. i HAVE TO. i'm not going to give up webOS over this b.s. in fact i was trying to use my friends GS2 just today, and i'm trying to swipe up to close an app, which does nothing, so i just said 'get this away from me'. bleh.
it must be fixable, or diagnosable, or something. i've tried the pandora patch. it did work for a while, but not anymore. i tried the 'ghastly headset' app, and it shows BT ad2p for voice and media is active; and when i try to force, it gives an error saying some value is 'false'.
SUGGESTIONS FROM THE FRANKEN PRE EXPERTS ARE SINCERELY APPRECIATED!! you're welcome to PM me to discuss off-record.
ps. this is VZN body with sprint comm board on sprint. was working just fine for months, till recently it's become intolerable.
thanks in advance to those of you who can offer advice, or are willing to just fix it for me to shut me up - i'll overnight it to ya. i swear; you think i'd be an expert at this phone by now but i just dont retain info anymore. maybe I'M the one going senile. hah!
ah crap, look how long this is. i wrote another novel. sorry. i just want to provide as much info as i can.