Ok, so "iFixit" myself today
I looked into this "signal issue" that others are reporting, and thought of giving it a try myself.
After completing all these steps i now have 4 constant bars in my other room using the same Wi-fi router, instead of 1 bar with constant d/c from the Wi-fi.
I thought it would be nice to make a little tutorial of what i did to my HOX today based on some pictures found on the internet, i did not think about taking pictures when doing it... shame on me !
[CREDITS FOR THE ORIGINAL PICTURES GO TO THE ORIGINAL POSTS/ers]
This is what i did [it's not rocket science] - BUT
if you are not sure of what you are doing -> DO NOT DO IT
. Got the thing opened using a opening tool like thins one :
and used it as shown here :
. Used a pair of sharp tweezers like these :
and gently bent up the two little clips [shown in the little red wanna-be circle] :
and inserted under each one a piece of spongy material that i had home [it's usually used to seal the edges of displays in services] to keep the two clips up and maintain a good grip on the antenna [see second
"big-circle" on the back cover] ...
Why u may ask ? After a while the clips bend under pressure and cannot maintain constant pressure, this is why you get poor Wi-fi signal ... this photo here tells it all :
. Got the phone together again.
: Wi-fi signal is now 3-4 times stronger @ 10-15m away from my router, thus resulting better battery life and great reception [it also affects the GSM signal from what i read ] !