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No way to see 3G CDMA Signal Strength??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dequardo, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. dequardo

    dequardo Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I see how to view it in 4G (none where I am) but NO way to see 3G strength?? Am I missing something? I've seen this on all other android devices...


  2. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    Are you talking about the signal bars? I sure see them.

    Dial *#*#4636#*#* then go to Phone Info for even better Signal strength read
  3. dequardo

    dequardo Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yep that does it thanks. But...no way to view this natively as on other Android phones' 'menu', 'settings' 'about Phone'?
  4. silliybilly

    silliybilly Member

    Kinda crazy that EVO doesn't show signal strength in the "About Phone" menu. The Incredible and Droid both show signal strength in db's in that menu. I think the Hero does also. I wonder why it was left off the EVO?
  5. dequardo

    dequardo Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No clue. It does show it (in a different 4G menu) for 4G but not under 'about phone'. Weird
  6. I know why because you can truly see how lousy the signal is when you have the direct readout. This was a big bone of contention with the Incredible I bet this is why they did away with it because these handsets have weak antennas.
  7. frootbat

    frootbat Newbie

    I used this on the Droid, but it was missing in the phone info for me as well, so I downloaded Real Signal from the market.

    It's free, and will give you real-time/high/low EVDO and CDMA signal strengths. (to get the numbers, you have to pull down the status bar)
  8. roninld

    roninld Member

    Is this the one you are talking about?
    Real Signal - Android app on AppBrain
  9. frootbat

    frootbat Newbie

  10. Aridon

    Aridon Well-Known Member

    It is odd that you can't see the db under system/about. The hero and every other android device I've used had it.
  11. frootbat

    frootbat Newbie

    I know, it's the first thing I looked at when I got the phone. Given the bad rep Sprint's network has, I want to be able to check signal strength during my 30 days.
  12. iboombastic

    iboombastic Well-Known Member

  13. iboombastic

    iboombastic Well-Known Member

    is 88db good?
  14. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    It's a cover up concerning the EVO Death Grip.
  15. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Android Enthusiast

    its not terrible!
  16. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Download an app from market called "Network" and it will show the screen without dialing the numbers.

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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