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Alltel Touch Gets Rev. A Update

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Alltel Touch Gets Rev. A Update
Alltel today became the first carrier to bring EVDO Rev. A to the Touch. This new ROM includes a new bootloader and radio, and is specific to the Alltel Touch. In addition to Rev. A this new ROM "improves Bluetooth performance, fixing connectivity issues with some headsets and other devices" and gives Alltel customers the ability to receive video messages. Interestingly, there is no mention of GPS and it is confirmed that this is still not working. We've been hearing rumors of a Sprint upgrade since January, and Verizon initially said their variant would launch with Rev. A and GPS, so we'd expect both carriers to have new ROMs out sooner rather than later.

HTC Touch Specifications | Review

source: HTC

***Attention Sprint and Verizon customers: if you try and flash this you WILL brick your device!***

Update: Sprint, Verizon and other CDMA Touch users can now get Rev A and GPS, see our new post here.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. Casper (unregistered)

verizon needs to start being a leader instead of a follower! They spend too much time with rolling out employee criterias and calling/data plans that they forget that people want the most for their money! VZW stop taking from the customer and start giving us what we pay for!

posted on 23 Apr 2008, 17:31

2. VZ_Junkie (unregistered)

Duh, VZW already has Rev A, just not "the Touch". Alltel also brags they have the largest network, LOL

posted on 06 May 2008, 14:55

11. Alltel Rep (unregistered)

It dose have the Largest footprint do your home work!

posted on 23 Apr 2008, 20:02

3. (unregistered)

verizon has Rev. A, but not on any phones...who cares if the network is Rev. A if you can't access it without an additional $60/month for an aircard.

posted on 24 Apr 2008, 18:46

4. Matt (unregistered)

To be honoest, due to the speed of the processor of the phone, the data speed will benefit little if at all from the Rev A upgrade. The only read benefit to rev on a handheld is for tethered internet access as the phone is just a modem at that point.

posted on 25 Apr 2008, 06:53

5. Alex (unregistered)

Rev A allows you to have both a data and voice connection open at the same time.

posted on 25 Apr 2008, 08:28

6. ev01 (unregistered)

Got 955k downstream after the upgrade... haven't tested data and voice call at the same time.

posted on 25 Apr 2008, 20:27

7. (unregistered)

alex...rev a does not allow this. voice traffic is handled on 1x, data on evdo, and the two cannot be done simultaneously.

posted on 26 Apr 2008, 14:57

8. (unregistered)

Rev. A this! Rev. A that! Who cares?! We're still way behind compared to Korea and Japan! Stupid Americans!

posted on 27 Apr 2008, 17:27

9. (unregistered)

well....americans had tech before the koreans and the japanese...i have one word for you 8....hiroshima...lol...

posted on 27 Apr 2008, 17:29

10. (unregistered)

We all know the Chinese invented everything first!

posted on 10 May 2008, 00:23

12. (unregistered)

Yeah Alltel is quick to bring out rev-a phones, cards and other things but have a rev-0 network so it is all useless

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