1. A method for decoding data, comprising:
attempting, using a first decoder, to decode the data based on a hard decision input for a symbol;
transmitting a request for reliability information for the symbol when the attempting to decode the data based on the hard
decision input fails and when the data indicates the reliability information exists;
receiving, with receiving circuitry, the reliability information for the symbol; and
decoding, using a second decoder, the data based on the reliability information.