3G/H+ connection upon reboot issue :(
Lately I have noticed a weird behavior on my phone, and was wondering if this is normal.
I first noticed this a few weeks ago when I rebooted the phone and saw that the YouTube widget did not refresh upon reboot, instead it gave me a message "Please check the network. Touch to retry". When I touched to retry it then loaded the clip thumbnails as it should. From the moment I noticed this, it never stopped behaving this way for several weeks now.
Once I investigated this a little more, I noticed that all my widgets (weather, mail, etc...) do not auto refresh as well after I restart the phone since then.
The weird thing is that 3G/H+ data eventually gets connected after a few more seconds (approx 10-15), and then all the widgets can be refreshed manually, or eventually auto refresh themselves as configured. This issue only happens when the phone boots up, it gets no connection for a few seconds, then it gets connected normally and no more issues.
Now I am thinking this is not as it should be, if my memory serves me right the phone was not behaving like this when I first got it last summer, and I am pretty sure I would have noticed this since it is bugging the hell out of me lol! Also when I reboot and have access to a remembered Wifi connection, no such issues can be observed, even weirder.
As far as setup goes, you can see in my sig. I have to say though that I have reverted back to stock ROM (2.3.3 in my case), tried several different modems and kernels. And yes I did fully wipe and format the phone (cache, system, data, dalvik, sdcard) before re-installing stock. And I get the same problem (if this is in fact a problem).
On a side note (maybe related), when I go to recovery and wipe data, cache, dalvik, then format cache, system, data, sdcard, is the phone really FULLY wiped? I am thinking it is not, and that this may be the root of this behavior. For example, I know that the /efs folder does not get erased when wiping the phone clean. There must be some other parts of it that do not get touched either, and I am betting this has something to do with it all.
Lastly is there an even more thorough method for getting the phone back to it's original state, or at least wiping all files that may not belong and do not get wiped in the method I use?
Thanks for anyone taking the time to read and try to answer this. Sorry for the long post