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The radio firmware controls basic low-level functions like network connectivity, Wi-Fi, and GPS. For several years, though, "radio" means "baseband", and controls network connectivity aspects only, while WiFi and GPS are governed by OS drivers, like any other devices. Usually upgrading your radio will not give you any new features but will fix connectivity ...


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The SIM lock stuff is in a separate ROM chip that is not part of the normal phone storage, AFAIK. It's manufacturer/device dependent. Definitely nothing to do with the baseband (and you can certainly flash other basebands).


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Those are the same radio. the file name is just different. notice the version number in both is: 2.22.19.26i. The first update-script was modified a bit so it supports both the dream (adp1/g1), and the magic (adp2). The OTA radio looks like it was specifically for the dream. I, myself, would use the one that is for both the dream & magic, but really, ...


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Make sure your phone is powering off completely before you try to boot into the bootloader. For a DHD you might need to go into Settings > Applications and uncheck the "FastBoot" option in order for it to power down completely (source). If #1 doesn't help, try turning your phone off, then pulling the battery. After you've pulled the battery and waited a ...


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Both. Bravo is HTC's internal codename name for the Desire. They do this as they want a constant name for internal purposes as they often sell the identical device in multiple markets under different names (e.g. the HTC Magic is also sold as the HT-03A, the myTouch 3G, and has the codename Sapphire) or multiple devices (e.g. GSM and CDMA versions) under ...


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Yes, based on those posts you definitely have a 2.x radio that does not require the modified kernel. Your radio version is also listed as supported on the DangerSPL page. I think you're good to go, best of luck!


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As a side note on radio firmwares beware of upgrading them without having seen a test of the version on your network. Sometimes new radio firmwares add features for some network providers that result in worse bandwidth, disconnections and other disagreement if you use them on another network. Network operators don't provide phones with such broken firmwares ...


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If you don't think it is necessary to flash a radio then don't do it. At least I heard that it will not make any difference to your phone storage and speed. But somehow if you have connectivity issues like dropped calls, WiFi connection not searching or GPS does not seem to work then surely you need to flash the radio to another version than you are using at ...


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The cell radio in a mobile phone is designed only to receive and transmit at certain frequencies. It can't pick up an arbitrary transmission such as a radio car key, regardless of whether it's in standby or fully on. It's very unlikely that you could even do this by replacing the device's radio firmware, let alone with a normal app. At the same time, even if ...


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Get the ODIN package from here. Then use ODIN to restore to "True" Factory Stock. This will put you back to stock (but will not reset your flash counter). Then from there you can start and use ODIN to root the device again, flash CWM and flash custom ROMs. The modem/radio you linked to should be the radio that you will want to flash if you flash an N7100 ...


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You do not want to do that. From my understanding, flashing an older radio than the one you currently have installed is a sure fire way to brick your phone. Besides, the latest radios are always better. And so long as you are sticking with ICS, it is a very good idea to use the latest radio. Like ce4 said, flash the radio recommended by whoever is ...


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The radio is closed source and provided by the manufacturer.


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I saw a professional in China unlocking HTC handsets via JTAG. A side effect with the unlock was the S-ON. The simlock is stored in the Radio NVRAM, is not changeable, but they did the unlock by flashing a patched HBOOT with S-ON and that will report a different simlock status (my unlocked phone still says SIMLOCK in fastboot mode - another proof of that is ...



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