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I found the real issue with low signal on HTC Titan

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By pjodm, Member on 2nd February 2012, 10:56 PM
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23rd February 2012, 03:47 PM |#41  
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I pried all my connectors up and bridged the bottom cell antenna with a paperclip. Night and day difference with mobile reception. One thing I ran into was despite my improved cell and WiFi reception data was still awefully slow. Nearly down to a crawl with pages timing out often. As a last resort I did a restore which improved everything immensely including what's registered for reception after the mods. This tells me there is a major firmware issues that tweaks the phone after use for awhile that only a fresh restore seems to restore.

My browser would do that also although facebook would work fine, sites like cnn and such would not. I found the fix is to switch to airplane mode for about 2 seconds then back. It seems to happen when transitioning between 3g and wifi hotspots, or if you lose 3g and then come back in range.
 
 
23rd February 2012, 07:14 PM |#42  
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The small straightened paperclip is laid horizontally with one end under the tabs. The cover is placed back on the phone secure the paperclip in place. Even though the paperclip is underneath the cover it still improved the signal.



Picture please... I was thinking of buying a titan, or maybe wait for the titan 2.
25th February 2012, 05:54 PM |#43  
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The small straightened paperclip is laid horizontally with one end under the tabs. The cover is placed back on the phone secure the paperclip in place. Even though the paperclip is underneath the cover it still improved the signal.

Ok, thanks for the tip. I'll try it this weekend.

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26th February 2012, 01:20 AM |#44  
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Ok, thanks for the tip. I'll try it this weekend.

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please post pictures, and results.
27th February 2012, 06:00 AM |#45  
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This makes me want to modify one of those "under the battery" signal boosters to see if I can apply this theory to the antenna on the Titan. I know they're encased in a thin layer if plastic. If I can peel that back slightly to just touching the antenna maybe? Just thinking out loud...

Anyone have some thoughts on this?



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1st March 2012, 09:43 PM |#46  
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Please add pics!!!
2nd March 2012, 03:42 AM |#47  
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Yes without pics this is not very helpful...
12th May 2012, 08:40 AM |#48  
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Anyone tried pressuring the antenna back with paperclip or just the grip?

I can only manage to improve my 3G connections, 2G doesn't show any difference at all!!

15th May 2012, 08:20 PM |#49  
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Mine worked perfectly during the first 4 months. Then suddenly it wouldn't anymore connect to wifi routers. That is, low signal, does not reconnect, no signal at more than a few meters away from router, etc.

I eventually sent it for repair with clear explanations, but all these ah did was to re-install the software... I got desperate until a few minutes ago when I tried to open and clean the contacts of the back cover. It didn't help, but I tried instinctly to test the wifi signal after applying pressure with my thumbs against the phone's screen, so as to improve the contact with the back cover. Result = instant improvement from 2 bars (2 meters away from router) to 5 bars!

Next step, I opened the back, and with the help of a knife, I bent slightly the metal parts that are used for antenna contacts with the phone. I put the back over and miracle, the signal is now perfect with 5 bars, and without having to press the phone!

Well, I don't know until when the trick will work, and if you attempt to do it, be very careful not to spoil these metal parts. I'm happy for the time being
16th May 2012, 08:33 AM |#50  
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Thanks for finding out the root cause of the problem.

I unlocked HTC Titan AT&T phone and started using in India (Here Titan is not available as of now). It was showing 1-3 bars and was fluctuating every second and there was frequent call drops and voice breaks. I am too much worried and started searching on the net to find out whether anyone else is facing the same problem, or the problem is due to unlocking

After going through this post, I tweaked the contact pins and to my surprise I could see 5 bars of signal immediately after putting back the cover. After sometime it went to single bar again

But I understood there is some problem with the contact pins and the back cover. This is a silly problem and shame on HTC for not finding this. This shows poor testing before the release, careless people, need to be sued.

Update: The signal bars increase whenever I make a call now. It shows 4 or 5 bars when I make a call and drops back to 2 or 3 after sometime. Looks like the issue is resolved, anyway will monitor for few more days.
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17th May 2012, 07:56 AM |#51  
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Update: The signal bars increase whenever I make a call now. It shows 4 or 5 bars when I make a call and drops back to 2 or 3 after sometime. Looks like the issue is resolved, anyway will monitor for few more days.

Hi, sorry to hear about your issues. Regarding above description, I think it's a normal behaviour that the signal increases during a call, as more power is generated by the phone than in standby mode.

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