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By djraimondi, Senior Member on 9th February 2014, 04:22 AM
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So I have the vs980 version and for some reason despite Verizon's "amazing service" I find I get a crap ton of failed sent text messages. I live on long island and should have 4g coverage almost everywhere but find I get less than 3g a lot of the time. Is there anything I could do to boost signal strength.

I see custom Roms say they can improve signal. How do they go about doing this?

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9th February 2014, 04:45 AM |#2  
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So I have the vs980 version and for some reason despite Verizon's "amazing service" I find I get a crap ton of failed sent text messages. I live on long island and should have 4g coverage almost everywhere but find I get less than 3g a lot of the time. Is there anything I could do to boost signal strength.

I see custom Roms say they can improve signal. How do they go about doing this?

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I am also on LI and I travel throughout the Island all day each day and outside of a few towns I always see a solid 4G signal. In about what area are you having issues and only getting a 3G signal. The issue maybe the phone and not the Rom.
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Pretty much anywhere to be honest. Think I should take the phone into verizon and see about it? I am usually in Brookhaven and get crap service.

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9th February 2014, 04:59 AM |#4  
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For instance.



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9th February 2014, 05:40 AM |#5  
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Also for another reference. This is old but still useful. This is normal service strength for me.



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13th February 2014, 11:16 PM |#6  
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Different kernels do signal boosting job after root...
But first try factory rest...
If problem resist and u are out of warranty..
Then try using dorimanx's kernel stock...
Do some research on kernels first...
Hope it helps.....
17th February 2014, 11:23 PM |#7  
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Did you get a new sim card with phone or just transfer your old one? I ask because I tried to use my old one when I upgraded and it did not go so well... Constant dropped 4g and bad battery drain. Switched to a new Sim card and it was like I got a new phone. No 4g drops since. I know it seems like a simple thing but it really made a bug difference for me.

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Did you get a new sim card with phone or just transfer your old one? I ask because I tried to use my old one when I upgraded and it did not go so well... Constant dropped 4g and bad battery drain. Switched to a new Sim card and it was like I got a new phone. No 4g drops since. I know it seems like a simple thing but it really made a bug difference for me.

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The phone came pre installed with a new Sim. Think I should try and get another new one?

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19th February 2014, 12:07 PM |#9  
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It wouldn't hurt. If you tell your provider you think it's faulty they will normally just give you a new one. If not they are only a couple dollars I think...

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