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[APP] 50% time without a signal fix - 2/2/2011

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By lotus22, Senior Member on 2nd February 2011, 03:29 PM
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App: xtr50fix Android 2.1 only.

I made this app to try to help those with the 50% time without a signal issue. Learn more here ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/arch.../t-647980.html)

The one trick that works with most 2.1 Eris ROMs is the airplane mode trick. All you do is put your phone in airplane mode for a little bit and turn airplane mode off and it fixes the issue.

Basically all this app does is upon boot, puts the phone in airplane mode then waits 12 seconds and then turns off airplane mode. Finally, it kills the service so it won't run again until the next reboot.

I know it's not elegant or anything, but it seems to do the job. There are no settings and there is no icon for the app. Just install the .apk and reboot your device.

Please let me know any feedback you might have... good or bad. Thanks!

  • 2/2/2011 - v1 - Initial build. Seems to work fine on xtrROM and xtrSense.
    Added some checks to make sure you are not already in airplane mode upon boot.
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4th February 2011, 02:43 AM |#2  
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Sounds interesting, thanks! I just went back to xtrSENSE so this is perfect timing.
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4th February 2011, 04:31 AM |#3  
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has anyone tried this app yet?
5th February 2011, 07:18 PM |#4  
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I went with this route and it helped me

[How-To] Better battery life, reduce Time Without Signal.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=651848

I read that some users report that the 'airplane trick' doesn't always work for them.
7th February 2011, 03:23 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by moos3y

I went with this route and it helped me

[How-To] Better battery life, reduce Time Without Signal.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=651848

I read that some users report that the 'airplane trick' doesn't always work for them.

Yes, that works as well, however, you still have to do that every time you boot up.
22nd February 2011, 05:32 PM |#6  
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This seems to have worked on my optimus v. Thanks for your efforts!

Prior to this, I was constantly getting the 50% without signal mess...
10th March 2011, 11:41 AM |#7  
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Works perfectly on my Optimus V. Thanks so much for developing and sharing this fix.
10th March 2011, 02:49 PM |#8  
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Thank you lotus22! This has been included in the latest release of xtrSENSE http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=726467

10th March 2011, 03:02 PM |#9  
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Would this work on a Droid X? I get that bug and I'm rooted with stock 2.2.
10th March 2011, 03:15 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by chadw80

Would this work on a Droid X? I get that bug and I'm rooted with stock 2.2.

I'm only replying so you don't feel ignored. No idea, myself, but can you do a nandroid on the X and try flashing this to see? You might be the first person to try, so you can let us know if it works!

For the record to everyone, this seems to work just fine with Gingerbread ROMs, too.
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Originally Posted by roirraW "edor" ehT

I'm only replying so you don't feel ignored. No idea, myself, but can you do a nandroid on the X and try flashing this to see? You might be the first person to try, so you can let us know if it works!

For the record to everyone, this seems to work just fine with Gingerbread ROMs, too.

Lol appreciate it! Unfortunately it didn't put my phone in airplane mode when it booted back up.

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