How to "Fix" the 50% dreaded bug issue on almost all android devices.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Vmanisme, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member
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    I made a post about LG Ally having this issue a few days ago and I've done heavy research on this issue since then and found that pretty much all 2.1 devices have this issue. Yes google is aware of it and I've seen topics where verizon and htc said that they were aware of it too and all 3 companies are working to fix it and push an update. I tested a "fix" to this issue and it seems to work. I don't know if it's permanent but so far my Ally is not showing this issue so let's get to fixing.


    How to find out if your android device has this:
    --Go to [Settings>About Phone>Battery Use>Cell Standby (if you don't have cell standby in there than you don't have this issue, but if you do doesn't mean you have it, keep reading)>if your time without service is above 50% than you have the bug.]


    The fix that I've been testing:
    --Open dial pad and dial *#*#4636#*#* (If Testing menu doesn't come up than click "Call" and it will come up)>Go to Phone information>Scroll down and you'll see preferred network type>click it and switch it to GSM/CDMA auto (PRL)

    Now your issues should start going away and the time without service will slowly start decreasing. For the first few hours my time without service stayed at about 11% but than dropped to 0% in 24 hours.... You might need to do that step a few times before your phone makes that option a default one. Your phone might try to change preferred network type so check it every 2-3 hours on the first day.
     

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  2. Alberto_jr

    Alberto_jr Active Member
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    What does this fix? Or what does the bug do to your phone ?
     
  3. TheBrit

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    Almost all Android devices? What? I've never heard of it.
     
  4. IOWA

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    Me niether. I don't even have this menu.
     
  5. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member
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    If you dont have this menu or never heard of it than you dont have the issue =), you would know if you had it
     
  6. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    I have a cell standby (at 16%) but never had any time without service. Then again I an constantly switching between GSM Only & WCDMA Only because of another bug related to Acer Liquid Eclair. Could this be the reason the bug has never affected me?

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  7. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    Oh wow, just clicked cell standby and it says my time without a signal is 50%. Did not even notice. Wtf.

    Sent from my Liquid using Tapatalk
     
  8. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the fix but I can't use it because there is a bug in my Eclair bin which causes it to freeze when switching between 2G and 3G when in standby (official Acer bin not officially released by Acer, a leak). And AT&T reception is so bad, I get 3G in my bedroom but not my kitchen (it is very strong throughout the Houston area but not my house). As a result, I have to force 2G or 3G and cannot allow it to auto switch. What should I do?

    Sent from my Liquid using Tapatalk
     
  9. itbedave

    itbedave Well-Known Member
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    Just tried this on my wife's Eris - will let you know how it works.
     
  10. th1969

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    just tried on ally. I will check in a little bit to see if it work
     
  11. Tslide91

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    Im on froyo on my mytouch 4g, and I think I have that bug. Sometimes I lose service at my house (where I normally get full signal) and a reboot gives me service back.

    I just tried the new setting, we'll see how she goes ;)
     
  12. Joe Dirt

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    A reboot for that issue maybe a bit extreme, normaly a toggle on/off to airplane mode will reset the radio.
     
  13. techrider62

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    my streak is at 1% without a signal so i guess i'm good
     
  14. kmf

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    I am somewhere between 11 and 18 percent. I tried the above 'fix" and nothing happened at all. Samsung Mesmerize USCC
     
  15. gruss

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    This bug is nothing, my eris said that for four months and battery life is un affected. I remember obsessing about it too in the leak days and many agree it meant nothing. Bad timer is all.
     

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