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General Signal strength with htc 2nd 2.1 leak

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Android noob, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Android noob

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    I upgraded to the second 2.1 leak for the eris and my usually always shows that I have one or two bars of signal strength but when I go to about phone it shows that i have -89db signal strength, is that good and is there just something wong with the bar signal indicator or is that a bad signal and if so how can I increase my signal? I already tried using the *228 number thing to update my prl but that didn't help. Before the leak i would have three or for bars
     

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    many, many, many comments floating around here concerning this. there is some sort of glitch in the leak. -89db is fine. as long as you get calls/can make calls, don't worry about the number of bars showing. i'll sometimes show zero bars and still be fine
     
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    Unless you get into the -95 range you'll be fine, that's when it starts getting flaky. Signal meter on Eris just isn't as optimistic as most phones.
     
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    its just an issue with the display. you actually have more bars, ive placed calls with no issue and perfect clarity with 0 bars. ive learned to ignore the bars icon and try regardless.
     
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    Whats the beat signal strength that you can have? Like whats the best number to have it at?
     
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    My problem is that I am starting to drop calls now and I have to think that it is because of the signal issue. I am trying to find the thread that someone had posted of the Alltel PRL that seemed to have helped them. At this point I am willing to try anything (in fact one step closer to rolling back to 1.5, I can't believe I just said that). I hate to admit that I didn't have this problem on 1.5.
     
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    I did the alltel PRL update and it didn't seem to help with the bar indicator, but my dad today got a motorola droid and we looked at his actual signal strenght and he had -89db and on my eris with I have the same, it just shows 2 bars for some odd reason, so yeah, I think it is just a problem with the bar indicator.
     

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