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I dont have signal most of the time. leak 2.1 v3.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by omfgwtflawl, May 10, 2010.

  1. omfgwtflawl

    omfgwtflawl Well-Known Member
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    I notice no signal where i would usually have 2 or 3 bars. is there a fix to this? cause its draining my battery if i look at battery usage. i heard doing airplane mode or something fixes it but idk.

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  2. mseliga

    mseliga Newbie

    From what I understand this is a bug in the 2.1 leaks where it reads your signal wrong. In my experience it still works fine, at 3g speeds I think, when it might say 1X or something. I haven't had luck with the airplane mode fix though.
  3. omfgwtflawl

    omfgwtflawl Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ugh, it wouldn't be a problem if I didn't lose battery life over it D:
  4. quddus702

    quddus702 Lurker

    Yeah I have been sort of having the same issue. But it still works fine though.
  5. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    I've had this issue. I can put my phone next to my girlfriend's Moto Droid and she will have nearly full signal while I have 0-1 bars. After going to v3, I suddenly started dropping in fringe areas that I didn't drop before.

    As an aside, the dropping could coincide with the heavy foliage of summer. Not that foliage makes a gigantic difference but if I was on the edge of losing signal, then thick foliage could be just enough to cause the complete drop.
  6. alchemize

    alchemize Newbie

    Airplane mode fixes the 50% time without signal. For that, just switch your phone into airplane mode, and then back out after a few seconds. Some people suggest plugging in your phone, switch to airplane, wait, unplug, airplane off. Either way, it typically works.

    As for the signal, go to settings -> about phone -> network and look at your 'signal strength' which will be in dBm. If you're interested in learning more about the dBm measurements, I can direct you to some good articles but either way, figure that MOST cell providers have an algorithm programmed to display full bars at -60 to -70dbm. My phone typically runs at -80 dBm, which I'd figure is probably 4 out of 5 "bars" of signal. If you're running anywhere from -55 to -85 in theory you should have no problems making and receiving clear phone calls. I believe -100 dBm is the threshold for noticeable interference.
  7. mseliga

    mseliga Newbie

    My phone says I have -85/-90 dBm but my phone only shows one bar.
  8. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast

    I've learned to ignore the bars on this leak. My signal is always about -53 to -55 and my bars fluctuate from none to full... most of the time it stays at 2.

    Hopefully it's fixed in the OTA
  9. infamousx

    infamousx Newbie

    That's weird. My signal has actually went up by 2 bars. I had 1 before the 2.1v3 leak and now im up at 3.
  10. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    I recently received my refurb after having 2.1v3 leak, and I was having the same problem to the point were id regularly check my bars and compare to the actual -dBm. I've had my refub with 1.5 on it for a week or so now, and the actual -dBm signal seems to be the same but the bars seem to be a little more accurate. I'm sure OTA will fix this. Also my bars seem to be full at -72dBm
  11. omfgwtflawl

    omfgwtflawl Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Airplane mode did not help, and I don't feel like checking the -dBm lol. We'll just have to wait and see with the update.
  12. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast

    Ok I did a little test. I put my phone on my desk, turn the screen timeout off, and monitored the changes for 20 minutes... any time I saw a change, I wrote it down. Not sure if you can draw any conclusions other than there seems to be no correlation...

    (I'm on 2.1.3 and in NYC)

    dBm : Bars
    -57 : 4
    -58 : 4
    -54 : 3
    -57 : 2
    -54 : 2
    -55 : 2
    -57 : 2
    -55 : 2
    -57 : 2
    -51 : 2
    -53 : 3
    -50 : 3
    -54 : 2
    -50 : 2
    -54 : 2
    -50 : 3
    -53 : 3
    -51 : 3
    -53 : 4
    -52 : 4 (stayed here for 7 minutes)
    -53 : 1
  13. shh

    shh Member

    Only real conclusion is regardless of the # of bars, you have excellent reception. Moral of story: as long as you can make and receive calls, disregard the bars.

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