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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bonez, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Bonez

    Bonez Well-Known Member
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    I've been experiencing the same 4G issues like everyone else, so for the past two days, I've been doing tests of my own to figure out what's going on, and here are my findings.

    I noticed I have 3G issues after having 4G on and it switches to 3G. So, for the past two days, I've been only running 3G and I've been getting excellent 3G coverage, signal, and speeds.

    To get and keep good 3G signal and speeds, turn 4G off, and let it switch to 3G. Then do a battery pull, leave the battery out for a minute or two, then put the battery back in and don't turn 4G back on at all.

    I'm getting great 3G signal and speeds everywhere I was getting great signal and speeds with my DX.

    Now, yesterday, I turned 4G on just to see what would happen, and I had two bars of 4G, then it switched to 3G for a few seconds, then to 1X and stayed on 1X for a few before I turned 4G off and did a battery pull. I never get 1X here, not even on my DX.

    The above test tells me that there is a problem when the device switches from 4G to 3G. But, leaving the phone on 3G works perfectly, just like it's supposed to.

    I will also report my findings to Verizon in hopes that it may help them track down the problem.

    Until then, I'll stick with using 3G only which works perfectly on this sexy device.

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  2. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert


    I would be willing to bet that the phone's horrible reception and the battery life is directly related to constant signal hunting and a poor ability to hold onto 4G signal.

    I am hoping, and willing to bet, that this can be fixed via software, and this phone will rock.

    I hope they do it before January 15th, though....
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  3. Bonez

    Bonez Well-Known Member
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    With 3G only enabled, the phone already rocks. I'm confident that Verizon will be able to find a fix for the 4G issue soon. I was ready to take my Nexus back due to the signal problem, but after doing a battery pull with 3G enabled, I'm getting great 3G signals and speeds.

    I have no problem using 3G only until 4G is fixed since that's what I came from on my DX.
  4. drdoom

    drdoom Android Expert

    This seems to have helped on mine a bit as well. My Nexus was already very close to my Incredible in signal strength, but this procedure makes it on par. This gives me some hope that the problem can be fixed through an update.

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