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Airplane mode toggle didn't restore data

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by silverfang77, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. silverfang77

    silverfang77 Well-Known Member
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    While out walking, I experienced a random loss of data connectivity where the signal bars turned white (as opposed to blue) and the 3G icon disappeared. I toggled Airplane Mode on and off twice with no results. I finally had to pull the battery to reconnect.

    Isn't toggling Airplane Mode supposed to restore dropped data connections every time?
     

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  2. RJT185

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    It's possible it was a network hicupp or a baseband software conflict that looped and resolved itself. Airplane mode has never been a sure-fire way for me to "come back from no signal" so I wouldn't hold too much credence to that method if I were you. If you find yourself constantly dropping a signal then it could potentially be either hardware issues or outdated tower lists.
     
  3. silverfang77

    silverfang77 Well-Known Member
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    I just wish there were a way to tell one from the other concretely so I don't A) keep a phone that has bad hardware, or B) buy a new phone and continue to have problems because I'm in a bad area.

    As for the tower list thing, that's solved by updating the PRL, right?
     
  4. RJT185

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    Indeed *228, option 2.
     

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