For questions concerning the "radio firmware" (the part you might think of as "BIOS" or "hardware abstraction layer" of your device)

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Nexus 4: Stuck on boot animation for baseband version != 2.0.1700.48 and android version > 4.3

The symptoms I'm seeing seem to be common, with many suggested solutions, none of which I've found to solve my case. I'm not sure to what extend it is related, but it happened after the screen was ...
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Extract working Baseband/RIL (Radio Interface Layer) from stock ROM to use with a custom ROM?

I have an LG P970 Optimus Black. I was aiming to get a more recent version of Android. Originally had Froyo V10B stock ROM on it which could call and text. Flashed SlimBean 4.2.2 onto it, but the ...
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SIM lock question

I intend to buy a new sim-unlocked at&t LG G2. So I want to know is there a possibility that an update will ever relock it again? Am I free to root it and install custom roms without relock ...
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Android emitting RF at X frequency

First, nothing illegal heare. My (ours) gate remote controll have broken (all 5). The provider have gone - death, bankrupt, I don't know. The remote have no logo or some ID, but the instructions are ...
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HTC Desire HD Radio/3G issues

Since the very first day I had this phone, I have only been able to use the 2G network, the 3G network has never appeared. I know this phone is outdated, but for now, I do not have a choice than to ...
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Can an app detect a radio signal when running in the background with the phone in standby mode?

Also, could such an app detect a specific frequency (using either the cell tower antenna or wi-fi sniffer)? I would like to use a radio transmittor to activate an app to perform a function even while ...
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How to manually replace ones RIL

Is it possible to manually replace the RIL on a Samsung Galaxy S2? I had previously flashed my device with CyanogenMod but lost my stock RIL due to careless use of the GetRIL app, so currently have ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 drops carrier network

My SGS2 is dropping it's network connection multiple times a day without any notification. The signal bars disappear and it just says NO SERVICE/VODAFONE NZ. No data, no 3G, no 2G, nothing... I was ...
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How can I update the radio-firmware for my Galaxy Note 2?

The radio on my Galaxy Note 2 has been acting up and I've read that this can be fixed by updating the baseband/radio-firmware. Where can I find the firmware for my device? My device's baseband is ...
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What is the baseband and do i need to update mine?

I have a Samsung galaxy note which I've rooted and installed Cyanogenmod. I've always been using Cyanogenmod and always used the inbuilt updater. My radio has been giving me trouble. For example I ...
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Unbrick HTC Desire

This is my output of fastboot getvar all (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 6.93.1002 (bootloader) version-baseband: 5.17.05.23 (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) ...
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Can I flash another modem firmware from a CWM recovery (and not touch the main installed OS otherwise)?

On a Samsung Galaxy S, I followed the complete instructions for installing CyanogenMod 10, and now I have CM10 as the main system, and a ClockWorkMod-based recovery system (from Replicant), which is ...
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Which modem firmware for Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) works best with the mobile networks in Russia?

Trying to use a Samsung Galaxy S device coming from China or Korea in Russia lead to the observation that the quality of the connection to the mobile network is much worse than on Samsung Galaxy S we ...
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Tweaking wimax phone for ISP

We have a WiMAX Internet provider that requires that you have a specific adapter, being Huawei BM622. Do you think it is possible to tweak the firmware on any phone or laptop and connect to the ...
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What RUU do I need for my HTC phone?

I would like to download the RUU for my phone but I can't figure out which one to get. There are several options on sites like shipped-roms.com. Can you help me figure this out? The phone is a HTC ...
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Flashing Galaxy Nexus with radio band

I'm trying the steps in this question to flash a factory image on my Galaxy nexus. Once I install Android SDK for Windows, I then: Open the SDK Android manager .exe Install SDK platform-tools since ...
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Flashing new radio to my Desire HD

Last week, I decided to flash a custom ROM to my 2 year old Desire HD. I used the hack kit (AAHK) and flashed Jellytime R30. Everything is great... except for the non-existent GPS. After looking ...
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Galaxy Note 2 shows no sim card after radio flash

I have the SGH-T889 (T-Mobile USA version of the Note 2). When I got my Galaxy Note 2, I loved the device, but disliked the software. So, I decided to flash CyanogenMod 10 build from the N7100 forums. ...
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Can I use a radio firmware for GB (2.3.6) for my SGS1 (GT-I9000) if I have ICS installed?

I still have the original cellular radio firmware my phone came with (at least, I think I do. The baseband version is I9000BVJJPG). However, I've changed ROMs many times, and am currently using the ...
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Flashing radio to European G1 via Amon_Ra process: which version of radio 2.22.19.26i is safe for DangerSPL?

Cyanogenmod's wiki says to use dream_magic.radio-2.22.19.26i-signed.zip But this revision says to use ota-radio-2_22_19_26I.zip These files differ. My question is: which of them (or both?) is safe ...
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Extracting the radio firmware image from an Android phone

How do you pull radio images off an Android device? Is there any way to do this?
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How do I know what radio firmware I'm running?

I'm gearing up to mod my phone and reading the Cyanogenmod Installation Support Line which is helpful-ish right up until step 1.3, "1.3 Radio ...aka Which EBI am I?" They refer you to a post that ...
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Where the driver for CDMA/GSM hardware?

i.e. I have a phone in CDMA from HTC, who provides the CDMA hardware driver (radio-firmware ?),Google Android source tree or HTC? If the driver is provided by Google Android source tree, then I can ...
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How to boot into the bootloader when you have ClockworkMod?

I want to upgrade the radio and I'm not sure how to boot into bootloader. When I try to power the phone using VolumeDown+Power, I do get into the ClockworkMod Recovery, but it seems that this is not ...
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Where Are The Sim-Lock Settings Stored on an android phone?

After getting more involved with the "aftermarket" community I have this question that's been on my mind for a while now. Since rooting and flashing a custom rom on an android phone doesn't give one ...
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What is radio firmware?

When installing a custom ROM onto a rooted Android device, they often recommend to upgrade the radio firmware. What exactly is Android's radio firmware?