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Make your 4G WiMax Faster and connect Quicker on HTC Evo 3D 4G

You know when you are driving, the 4G connections can be challenging if at all working on the HTC Evo 3D or 4G. Well, this is because Sprint sets default for 4G WiMax, and these certain defaults are hindering connection and signal strength.

I did a little research on 4G Wimax and its software settings to make it work at its most optimal state, I love tinkering with this stuff, it gives my brain something to do. Warning though, it will make your battery life a little shorter due to the additional power consumption it will be using to add more gain to your signal and connect faster.


First off, your MSL code is needed which is around 6 digits and will be required one you get into your EPST settings and select edit.

There are 3 ways to obtain this code:

1. If you havent updated your phone and you have the older firmware on your phone, you can simply enter into your phones EPST settings in view mode and search for your MSL code under each of the tabs, most commonly under data profile

 2. You can call sprint’s support dept and tell them that you need the MSL code for your device, sometimes they will give it to you, sometimes they wont.  But when they take you to the steps to resetting your internet connection, they will have to give you the MSL code to do so.

3. You can go to a few websites, root your phone and download MSL Reader in the Google Play marketplace and once your phone is rooted, it will be able to retrieve the MSL code for you.

Once you get the MSL code or password, get into the phone’s EPST settings by dialing ##3282#.

Choose “Edit Mode”.

Enter the MSL code you got earlier for password.

Choose “WiMax”.

Change “WiMax Standby Time” to 20

Change “WiMax Entry Rx” to -110

Change “WiMax Idle Sleep” to 10

Change “WiMax Entry Delay” from default 300 seconds (5 minutes) to 0

Change “WiMax Scan Retry” to 15


Once these settings have been changed, touch the icon at the top right hand corner of the screen to “Commit” the changes.  Your phone will restart and you are good to go…


What to Expect From The HTC Desire HD

My first post on the ‘what to expect’ series focuses on the HTC Desire HD. Recent reports have stated that the phone is not certain to be called the Desire HD with suggested names including HTC Smoke, and HTC Flame, names more or less coined up from a mysterious HTC email sent to UK journalists.

HTC September 15 2010 London

Despite the confusion over its name, there’s not much to argue about with regards to device specifications for the Desire HD (or whatever it’ll be called) and the basic truth is that HTC is scheduled to release its next flagship smartphone for Android in coming weeks.

Leaks from a Chinese forum and an exciting slip-up at Amazon UK led us to the first widely accepted pics  of the Desire’s big-brother. Spotting a larger 4.3 inch WVGA screen, there’s still no word if it’s going to be an AMOLED or SLCD screen, but my wildest guess suggests the smartphone would feature an SLCD screen considering recent difficulties for manufacturer’s keeping up with AMOLED demand. There’s to be an 8 megapixel camera with 720p video recording enabled courtesy Android 2.2 (froyo), expected to ship with the Desire HD. Additional details like 4GB internal storage, HD video playback, XviD video support, SRS surround sound complete what’s largely expected to be HTC’s next flagship phone for Android probably to compete with the already-released Motorola Droid 2 and a follow-up to the HTC Evo 4G

There’s no confirmation the Desire HD features a front-facing camera for video conferencing, and really I’d like to see that happen so the Desire HD competes in hand with the Evo 4G against the iPhone 4 for video calling. Gingerbread is expected for a fall release and I can’t say the Google Dev team and open source team overseeing Andriod’s progress would overlook the possibilities of a video call feature to counter Apple’s facetime on the iPhone 4.

Initial pics including a comprehensive video from of the backside of the Desire HD portray a uni-body aluminum case. Geeky features like Bluetooth 3.0, Wifi b/n/g are expected to be available although it’s not yet known if the Desire HD supports a 4G network. If it eventually does then it’s all the more likely to be released on Sprint’s 4G network – the perfect follow-up to the Evo on Sprint 4G.

The release of the Desire HD has been much-talked about by the tech press and I’m sure it won’t fall to meet expectations for the Android faithful and will undoubtedly draw off some users from Nokia, RIM, Apple, and the rest.

HTC Desire HD specs

  • 4.3 inch WVGA Touch Screen
  • 8 Mega Pixel Camera
  • 1 GHZ Qualcomm Processor
  • Android 2.2 OS
  • HD 720p Video Capture
  • Xvid Video Playback
  • SRS Surround Sound
  • Automatic Face Tracking
  • Adobe Flash 10 Support
  • 4GB Internal Memory (up to 32GB)
  • E-book Reader Feature
  • Uni-Body Aluminium Design