I've come to understand that the micro-usb port for these phones is tied to the
antenna, and there are different
revisions of the part available. Considering that the wifi system is not related, it makes sense that you are able to connect to "hot-spots". I've read mention of people finding success after switching to a different "version/revision" (printed on the port/radio) of the unit.
I have also read that users are cutting the board to separate the new USB charge port from the useable
If I find a link to one of those posts, I'll link it here, but that's my guess.
Edit: Here is the same issue
, so definitely related to charge-port replacement...
- This post
says that genuine equipment matters
- Here is a post citing success
by separating (cutting) the useable antenna from the damaged USB port.
- This page
finds success via cutting the board, or using one particular ebay seller. good luck.
Originally Posted by lukest
Weird issue, I get no phone or data service unless I am in an AT&T hotspot. Anybody know what the issue could be?
Samsung Galaxy S2 i777
I've had the phone about 2 years and have had no problems until last week when I changed out the micro usb port.
Any thoughts are welcome, particularly related to how access within a hotspot is different than outside of one.