Strange Random 3G Problems - Rooted Froyo


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    RMM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello everyone! Thanks in advance for your help. I've been lurking here for a while but I have finally run into a problem that I can't figure out.

    I am running a droid x currently unrooted (but have been rooted since 2.1).
    I have rooted every install of 2.2 except for my current one (for testing purposes).

    The problem is that every two or so weeks ever since installing the 2.2 OTA I have to do a factory reset in order for my 3G internet to work on the phone.

    Let me explain the symptoms. Randomly the phone will refuse to finish loading webpages or market items over 3G. Sometimes after waiting a real long time or clicking a lot it will load the pages... but sometimes it will not. The internet still functions fine on the phone over wifi connection, and here's the real surprise: I can tether my laptop via both wireless tether and barnacle I get full speed on the computer even though on the phone it won't load. It always ends up taking a factory reset before it will work again.

    I have 3G and my signal bars are fine.

    I have been trying to figure this out for weeks. Here are the things I've tried so far:

    -Cycle phone off and on multiple times.
    -Cycle wifi and airplane mode multiple times.
    -Multiple battery pulls.
    -Clear cache and force close every application and service known to man.
    -Uninstall various applications to see if they are causing problems.
    -Remove SU privileges from different/all root apps.
    -Try different browsers.
    -*228 both options 1 and 2
    -Repair privileges.

    I have done a facory reset with froyo 4 times now. Each time within 2-12 days the problem returns and I can't fix it without a reset. The last three times I've reset I have gone through the whole process skipping every option to install accounts etc. as recommended to many guides.

    This is really random and really frustrating! Your help will be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. ThatOneDude05

    ThatOneDude05 Well-Known Member

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    try *22805
     
  3. RMM

    RMM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks! I will try this the next time the phone is acting up.

    What's the difference between this and options 1 and 2 on the normal* 228?
     
  4. ThatOneDude05

    ThatOneDude05 Well-Known Member

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    option 1 reprograms the phone option 2 just updates the towers basically..... the *22805 is supposed to FORCE your phone to towers. usually with signal issued you Home SID is probably wrong which can be fixed by just calling Customer service....i work for VZW customer service and thats the problem usually 95% of the time if thats not it then its the phone sorry to say.
     
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    RMM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you again. I will update here the next time it happens and after I try* 22805.

    So you've seen something similar to this before I take it?
     
  6. ThatOneDude05

    ThatOneDude05 Well-Known Member

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    yeah almost every day im at work... im in customer care not tech so my resources are limited but after those things if it doesn't improve then I just transfer to tech so im not sure what they do over there. There is a possibility you got a phone with a bad radio on it, hate to say it but it happens.
     
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    sund0wn Well-Known Member

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    *22899 may work too. it re-provisions data .
     
  8. ThatOneDude05

    ThatOneDude05 Well-Known Member

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    +1 good one I forgot about that one lol
     

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