Originally Posted by hhp_211
just dropping in to see how things went for you with data access.
on another note, I did notice when setting up a new rom build before I loaded and installed gapps that I had Orange in my quicksettings display even though I had 3g access to browse internet, etc. I know thats usually an unlikely scenario for most will/would have their google account installed on their phones,,, and there again i'm not on 3g long enough to usually matter and/or toggling airplane on/off corrects its flaw
Thanks for checking back. Orange seems to mean no data in 4.4. if you toggle data the tile turns orange. If you suspect there is no data and confirm it, the tile will be orange. it does not seem to be the same message as the blue or not blue icon in JB which means you are connected or not connected to the Google server. When I use my phone I use the heck out of it with heavy data usage as well in and out of good coverage both because of my rather remote area and my work in the bottom center of a big building. So I put the device through the paces from the get go and I know pretty soon if the ROM has trouble connecting.
I bypassed the PA RIL version and went to 3/18 since it was newer and got data drops and gave up. I went back at your suggestion and tried the RIL version and same data drops. In the mean time Notta dropped his 3/27 build and I tried that but same data drops. I did not try his latest 4/10. This is the same experinece with anything 4.4 including the CM builds. A couple of the CM builds have been otherwise pretty nice. I agree, this does not seem to be the same problem at all as they had with the early releases of 4.4. It is definately not related to the early WiFi issues.
I also had some problem with freezes and slow downs on PA. The same with CM but I dont' think as pronounced.
I therefore abandoned PA and CM 4.4 builds and went back to Hellybean 4.2.2 from 7/23 which I believe was his last build. I did a completely clean install from scratch from CM with TWRP baked into it. This required first installing a backup with CWM baked in the ROM in order to flash HB which also has CWM (Devil version) baked into it. It wouldn' flash with TWRP. HB works perfectly. Absolutely no data drops, no freezes, no slow downs. Devil kernel gives me fast charge again (which I love). I miss TWRP but it is what it is. If there is reason to think there are some new builds that work I will try them again.
Maybe this will give you some bright ideas, you know a lot more about this stuff than I know and I always look fordward to reading your posts.