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[Q] Better Reception?

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By JimReid, Member on 26th June 2011, 11:53 PM
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I have I think a kind of strange problem. I've had my V or a few months now and all of a sudden it doesn't get move than 2 bars on the reception scale where as before it used to get 3-5 sitting in my rec room. Don't know what changed other than adding and removing some apps that I wanted to try out. Don't know which are still there that weren't before but wouldn't think that apps would cause the reception to be poorer.

Thought about an antenna booster/adapter/extension but thought I'd ask others first.

Also, anyone added any antennas to theirs? I noticed there isn't an external connection for one and everything I've read so far talks about add one with the external connection.

Any help would be appreciated.

 
 
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Try updating your PRL

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=991668
28th October 2011, 06:03 PM |#3  
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My optimus had problems like that too, but after upgrading my by rom, baseband stuff is quite better.

Which one are you using ?
31st October 2011, 02:48 AM |#4  
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Try updating your PRL

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=991668

Agreed, Updating the PRL is highly recommended.

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28th February 2012, 06:38 PM |#5  
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Have you really noticed a difference by upgrading your PRL?
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Don't know what PRL is
In reading all the responses I was afraid since I don't know what the PRL is. Several places warned against changing things in the PRL if you don't know what the PRL is.

I have rooted my phone and have changed the rom a couple times including bricking it a couple times but had a backup so I recovered but don't know what the PRL is so didn't try that avenue.

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I flashed my PRL today and could only get data to work. SMS and Phone stopped working so I flashed back to my original PRL. I think it was trying to connect to the tower closests to where I was, but told me to call customer service If I wanted to use it.
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Phone ROM issue on signal reception
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Originally Posted by JimReid

I have I think a kind of strange problem. I've had my V or a few months now and all of a sudden it doesn't get move than 2 bars on the reception scale where as before it used to get 3-5 sitting in my rec room. Don't know what changed other than adding and removing some apps that I wanted to try out. Don't know which are still there that weren't before but wouldn't think that apps would cause the reception to be poorer.

Thought about an antenna booster/adapter/extension but thought I'd ask others first.

Also, anyone added any antennas to theirs? I noticed there isn't an external connection for one and everything I've read so far talks about add one with the external connection.

Any help would be appreciated.

Recently I upgrade my ROM to cyagenmod 10.1. It shows the signal is very poor, but I did not face the issues on call receiving/making. This is the known issue ( fail to refresh the signal strength in status).

Also faced some other issues ( phone hang while call is coming in 'phone locked' condition'.

Finally changed the OS to Android 4.2.1 & PAC-MAN 19.9.0. Except the battery drain issue, no more issues now.
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