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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tonytouch311, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. tonytouch311

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    Up until last friday, my prevail has had great signal. I've only had it for about two weeks. Than the following sunday, I went to my friends house (i was there friday too) and had no service at all in his house. Now i noticed even in my own house the signal is barely there. A friend of mine has a prevail and comparing it today (outside btw), i noticed when he had four bars i only had two/one. My phone was rooted right off the bat and today i unrooted to see if that were the problem. It isn't. What could it be?
     

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    Try going to settings/about phone/system updates/update prl....
     
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    boost rep told me to do that, still no good.
     
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    Called boost again, they say theres a network issue in my area. I think they were lying. It took them a long time to access my account I had to give them my DEC number to open it. Is it because i have shabbykernel and rooted my phone?
     
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    Since you reverted it before calling them, I doubt the issue's to do with your phone. More likely Boost is having some computer hiccups, IMO. Lots of things could mess with your signal to some degree, too-changing weather, sunspots, etc. etc. Though this I daresay is more than that stuff could account for. :p
    Clear your caches, try the PRL again, and Odin back to stock if this wasn't how you unrooted. After confirming the signal issue is still going on but the phone is functioning otherwise (no force closes etc), do a factory reset. Again, only do this AFTER you confirm your stock ROM is working and at least bootable. Then do one last PRL update after rebooting.
    If, after these things, your signal is still persistently low, I would suggest having it looked at, as more than likely it's become a hardware issue.
     

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