My signal definitely appears worse. Couldn't this be just appearance though? I thought in the changelog for 4.4.1 it says that they revised how the signal bars scale. If I go to the battery screen, it says that I am running at a higher time without signal, but my battery life isn't affected by it. I wonder if this is just some bug or related to how the signal is being reported, or if this actually reflects what your cell phone is picking up and what it isn't. For example, I have sometimes read my time without signal being reported at 50% or higher, but I am still able to make calls and receive texts, etc. etc. Therefore that leads me to believe this might just be cosmetic?
Does anyone have any real metrics to prove that the signal is actually worse or are you going by how many signal bars your phone has at the time?
I'm not saying anyone is wrong here, I am just trying to get an accurate assessment of the issue. I have noticed the same thing you guys have in that the signal that is being reported is worse than what I used to have, but I am hesitant to blindly flash back to the old radio not knowing exactly what the issue is. If the signal really is that much worse, shouldn't I be getting much worse battery life? Shouldn't my phone be heating up trying to boost power to the antenna? Neither of those cases are true.