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    AT&T Stormers: Advice on best radio and Swap-a-radio

    Hello:

    I just found your site and am hoping for some assistance with my Storm without being flamed for being a newbie or on AT&T.

    I am currently running .148 and am having some issues:

    - Would love a suggestion on which radio is the best for ATT
    - Would love to learn how to swap my radio since apparently I tried and was not successful.
    - and yes for the record I have a iPhone but for work I can not live without my Blackberry!!! :01:

    Thanks in advance for all your advice and help.



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    As far as best radio, I will let someone who is on ATT answer it since I am on vzw. To change a radio you can use an app by Lyricidal called swap a radio. Its very easy to use and has choices of pretty much all radios. Or you can do it by yourself and just copy the sfi file of desired OS radio into your cdma folder. Once you do that, run app loader and make sure to select downgrade when prompted since any other radio will be lower than what you currently have. In my opinion .148 has a very good radio but again I am not on ATT.


    In my signature there is a guide which has down at the bottom an unlocked storm link which may help you as well.

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    Thank you so much!!! I appreciate your response!



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    Hey LiLi, I'm basically in the same boat. I've read that the .90/.109 radios are about as good as they come for GSM (us ATT users are GSM), but no definitive answer if this is correct. I'm running .109 and my Storm holds a signal better than my AT&T branded 8310......it doesn't drop in the car while driving in low signal areas. (Phone on belt and hands-free BT kit wired into the radio).

    How is your battery life? - With light-medium usage I'm getting just over 3 days with the .109 radio on the .141 OS. Been thinking of trying .148 or the new .158/5.0 hybrid, that is supposed to be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcorry View Post
    Hey LiLi, I'm basically in the same boat. I've read that the .90/.109 radios are about as good as they come for GSM (us ATT users are GSM), but no definitive answer if this is correct. I'm running .109 and my Storm holds a signal better than my AT&T branded 8310......it doesn't drop in the car while driving in low signal areas. (Phone on belt and hands-free BT kit wired into the radio).

    How is your battery life? - With light-medium usage I'm getting just over 3 days with the .109 radio on the .141 OS. Been thinking of trying .148 or the new .158/5.0 hybrid, that is supposed to be better.
    One think I would be careful with is the .90 radio....It was a great radio, nice color depth, but lots of people had the random reboots with it. I would say anything .109+ is great!!!



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    The 90 radio code is a must for GSM users.
    Do a search on how to change the radio codes.
    I'm on Tmo and I'm running 148 with 90 and it is great.

    I have never had 90 reboot unless it was fighting with another app like ubertwitter.
    I have a theory on it and I ask Jlevy about it and I am waiting for is input on it.

    But like I said 90 is the way to go for GSM users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoolw View Post
    The 90 radio code is a must for GSM users.
    Do a search on how to change the radio codes.
    I'm on Tmo and I'm running 148 with 90 and it is great.

    I have never had 90 reboot unless it was fighting with another app like ubertwitter.
    I have a theory on it and I ask Jlevy about it and I am waiting for is input on it.

    But like I said 90 is the way to go for GSM users.
    May be I should try that combination too? I love the colors and the larger keyboard in .90!!! I remember hearing from a couple people that ubertwitter has caused reboots! Thanks for your great input.

    To the op: Use lyricidal's swap a radio...give me a sec and I will add the link!!!


    Ok, here ya go:
    http://www.theiexplorers.com/bb/
    Last edited by olta777; 05-22-2009 at 10:58 AM.

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    Search for some of my threads. I have found that most of the newer radios work very well on GSM as long as you use a BIS connection. I am currently using .132 and it holds solid EDGE and never reboots.

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