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What does 'H' in Status icon mean?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Paulyman, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Paulyman

    Paulyman Member
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    Hey everyone, I'm new to Android, and have a question about my N1. In the status icon area, where you would normally see G, E, or 3G, I'm getting a H there. I'm on ATT and have had my account re provisioned, but am still getting the H. I will show 3G occasionally when at home on my MicroCell, but when I'm in a 3G area, the device is not indicating 3G. I've checked the online manual and it does not even mention an H in the status icons. Is there a place to turn on 3G, other than where it indicates 2G only under network settings?

    thanks
    Paul
     

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  2. Selespeed

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    HSDPA
    High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
     
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  3. Paulyman

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    Does that mean that I do not need to worry about not indicating 3G? instead of H
     
  4. Selespeed

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    No need to worry, mine switches between 3G and HSDPA depending on my location.
    HSDPA gives me higher download speeds.
     
  5. ianr

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    HSDPA is 3G, it's the higher speed version, you don't want to get rid of it! Mine's never said "H" but I'm pretty sure I still get HSDPA but it just doesn't get indicated on my stock ROM. I've certainly had some fantastically fast download speeds.

    When it says "H" you should stroke your phone and tell it you love it.
     
  6. I thought HSDPA was tmo only? im nuts
     
  7. Paulyman

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    I thought HSDPA was tmo only? im nuts[/QUOTE]

    I hope that's not the case; when purchasing this device, I tried to determine if the device was ATT or TMobile, but in the end, all I had to go off of was the seller's word that it was an ATT compatible device. Is there another way to determine if it's an ATT or TMobile N1?
     
  8. yea it is compatible with att but it will only run edge, if understand right
     
  9. Paulyman

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    From what I understand there are two different devices; one for TMobile and one for ATT that is supposed to receive their 3G service. Can anyone confirm this? and if so, how do you identify the device per the carrier?
     
  10. there are 2 separate devices... one for each although both will work on eachothers just on edge... you must have an att version if you are getting 3g
     
  11. Paulyman

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    So if the phone is showing the 'H', does that mean that I'm getting 3G? Although I'm ignorant to the procedure, the phone is rooted according to the seller, so maybe that's the reason for the 'H'.
     
  12. mudrock1000

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    I thought it only displayed an H if you were running a custom rom O.e
     
  13. StarMenace

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    T-Mobile is the only one with HSPDA+ instead of 4G (I guess it's technically 3.5G or something like that), HSPDA is 3G
     
  14. G1toN1

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    You are correct, a stock nexus one does not have the 'H' icon to display HSPA+.

    Yes, the 'H' icon means you are getting 3g but with faster download and upload speeds. The seller told you correctly when he said that the phone was rooted but what he didnt tell you is that it's running a custom rom. You can confirm this by going to your settings scroll to the bottom and select about phone, it should tell you what kernel and build you are running.
     
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