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*228 on VZW

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OP sazerac

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:08 AM #1

Is option 2 to update the towers still necessary to do occasionally with the GN, or any smartphone for that matter?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:10 AM #2

I don't think *228 is useful at all for the GN, or any 4g phone for that matter. But I could be wrong...

Edited by Barf, 09 November 2012 - 05:11 AM.

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event121

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:48 AM #3

Only do it with 3g phones. For 4g, just power cycle to update. However, there may not be an update since the PRLs get pushed automatically and update on the phone during a power cycle.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:17 AM #4

*228 doesn't do anything for 4G phones. Some people say doing it will actually mess up your SIM card, but I don't think that's the case anymore. My phone has actually autodialed *228 itself (after hours of having no signal in my basement) and nothing bad happened.

As mentioned above, power cycling your phone should pull a PRL update if available. You could also power down, pull the battery and sim for a minute, the re-insert and reboot - that's what Verizon tells people to do.

Edited by Detonation, 09 November 2012 - 06:18 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:42 AM #5

This can destroy your SIM card...

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:44 AM #6

Thanks all. I've just been noticing some really bad service at work over the past few months, and wondering if 228 could have helped out there. I've fastbooted different radios during these few months in hopes of that helping, and it doesn't seem to make a difference.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:41 AM #7

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Edited by Smcdo123, 09 November 2012 - 09:56 AM.

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akellar

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:00 AM #8

It won't destroy your SIM card but it can get you stuck on a 3g PRL (unknown if this really matters) that you can only fix by getting a new SIM card. There's a long, old thread about this if you search.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:12 AM #9

I reactivated my Droid X via *228 after having misplaced my Nexus and it "burned" the sim that I had activated for the Nexus at the time. I subsequently had to go in and get the sim replaced in order to use the Nexus again, once I had found it.

Edited by SpinningHook, 09 November 2012 - 08:13 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:26 AM #10

I reactivated my Droid X via *228 after having misplaced my Nexus and it "burned" the sim that I had activated for the Nexus at the time. I subsequently had to go in and get the sim replaced in order to use the Nexus again, once I had found it.


Anytime you switch from a phone with a sim to a new phone with or without a sim you need a new one. As in a replacement device. Sometimes the sim works other times it doesn't. Its a screwed up situation with Verizon and sims and is pointless.

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Edited by Smcdo123, 09 November 2012 - 08:29 AM.

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