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WCDMA Preferred option won't stick

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by marcioefj, May 29, 2010.

  1. marcioefj

    marcioefj Lurker
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    Hey guys!

    I just got my Milestone from Vivo (Brazil), but since Vivo is legally bound to unlock it upon request, I use it on TIM. It already came with android 2.1

    I am used to TIM's coverage in my region and I am noticing that Milestone hardly ever gets 3G signal on areas with good coverage on my old N95, except when I set it to WCDMA only, when it works great with 3g.

    However, since there are areas where 3g coverage is not available, I try to set it to WCDMA Preferred option with no success.
    As soon as I leave the screen settings go back to default (GSM Auto PRL) and 3G picks up for like 5 minutes in a whole day...

    Anyone's got the same issue? Know how to make the option stick? Is this a network restriction?

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  2. Blue1k

    Blue1k Android Enthusiast

    Did you access the menu typing *#*#4636#*#*
  3. marcioefj

    marcioefj Lurker
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    That's right!
  4. marcioefj

    marcioefj Lurker
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    Guys, I changed firmware to Canada's Telus and Brazil Retail and the WCDMA preferred option won't stick in any of those.

    But on the Brazil Retail firmware, HSDPA is on most of the time, so problem solved... I don't really know what was causing it, maybe APN settings (since these come already set on retail firmware)

    Thanks anyway!
  5. juan.ferrari

    juan.ferrari Lurker

    Im in SP and I have the same problem, but Im still with the 2.0 original.
    TIM has no 3G at all for what I ve seen.

    Have you tried Vivo? Is it 3G for real??
  6. marcioefj

    marcioefj Lurker
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    TIM has 3g as well. Vivo firmware was getting in the way. Update your device to retail firmware and enjoy!

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