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Root Hmmm. activate my phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by verditsgerman, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. verditsgerman

    verditsgerman Active Member
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    Somewhat confused. I have root using unrEVOked3, running CM6, stock kernel, then did unrEVOked Forever, and the radio update (2.15) I noticed that my 3G is getting me like 200kbps, horrible, right? I thought maybe *228 would fix the problem. I noticed that the speedtest app was saying a server in Tacoma was the closest to me (2.8 mi) when really, I'm just south of Portland. When I try to do *228, I get a phone activation screen with no keypad on it. It says "Please wait while you phone is being programmed." and wants me to push 1 or 2, but since there is no keypad, this becomes impossible. If I back out to my app drawer and select Phone again, it brings up 3 options. One of them is to see the keypad. When I hit that, it just takes me back to the activation screen. I know I'm probably an idiot here, but I can't find a way to push a damn button. Any idears?

    UPDATE** I should also mention that my wife has an unrooted DInc and she is getting better signal strength than I am with the phones side-by-bide.

    UPDATE 2** Suspicions confirmed. I am indeed an idiot. Long pressed menu, got keyboard, facepalmed self.
     

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  2. verditsgerman

    verditsgerman Active Member
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    My apologies for putting this in the wrong forum. This should be in All Things Root.
     
  3. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Well-Known Member
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    I realize that you fixed this, but I thought I'd point out that the closest speedtest server on speedtest.net does not always equal fastest. Try all of them in your area and compare the results. Around here, I know for fact that the one closest to me gives me the worst results, regardless of whether I'm on wifi or 3g.
     

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