Mobile Rumors


PRL Update on Rooted HTC Hero

It’s been a couple of months now since I rooted my HTC Hero and I gotta say it’s been one of the best things I did for my phone. It works almost flawlessly (randomly drops GPS and sometimes restarts but that’s not a big problem). It reacts to what I tell it to do, it makes calls when I want it to, it’s just a hell of a lot better than using that damned original OS that came with it. So my new endeavor is to now update the PRL on my phone (Preferred Roaming List) so that I can get the most out of the tower signals as possible. Unfortunately, the CM7 mod doesn’t have the ability to update the PRL, so does that mean I’m at a loss?


Nope, and here’s how…



Rooting an HTC Hero (US)

When Sprint initially announced their partnership with Google and their first Android powered phone, I was super happy. This was the phone to get, this was the phone to move to! Yeah……..2 months after the release of the HTC Hero, Sprint released the 4G Evo and dropped all development on the Hero. It wasn’t until after 6 or so months that the first update for the Hero came out followed by Sprints official announcement to stop supporting it.

For anyone that has an HTC Hero, you’ll soon learn why this is the greatest phone you’ll love to hate. The more you use it, the more it eats itself up. By that I mean that it degrades the battery, the response of the OS becomes more and more sluggish, and it generally makes you want to throw it across the room. With Sprint offering no help for it other than the official statement of “Power off and back on”, what do we do?

Enter CyanogenMod….and here’s how to bring new life to your Hero.


sprint kettle black

Sprint Calling the Kettle Black?


Sprint has entered into arbitrations with Clearwire over access to the 4G network; specifically, should SprintPCS be required to pay a ‘connect’ fee for each device that has access to the 4G network even when that device is not connected to the 4G network.


VZW – Payout $90 Mil

Due to a class action lawsuit against mobile carrier VZW, the courts have ruled that VZW could pay up to $90 million to its customers for data charges that they never should have been charged for in the first place.

This roughly comes out to about $2 to $6 per customer, depending on your contract and usage summary.


iPhone False Video Calls?


The new iphone promises to do video calls so you can see who you are talking to. This is great, if you’re into that, but there’s soemthing you may not know about it. IT DOESN’T WORK FOR PHONE CALLS!!!!

What?!?! What?!?!

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4G Extra Charges?


It’s no surprise that after Sprint came out with the EVO it was the largest cell phone release of the year, giving way to the fastest mobile network in the US to date. However, for those that don’t know, beware of what you’re getting into.


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