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shrapner

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Jan 25, 2013
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Hey, i'd put this in the cm11 thread but i only have 2 posts so maybe someone else can just either copy what i say and put it there or answer me here.

There are a couple people over there that have had their phone switch back and forth from their network extender to a tower.
I don't have an extender but a guy a few houses down from me does, and when i go near his house my phone goes into roaming mode.

at my house however, since atleast cm11 m6 my signal usually hovers around -110 which is normal for me, i'm a tad far from good service.
yet it'll drop to -1 really often and with doing so cell standby under battery shows that I have like 35% with no service.


i've pulled my sim to have my prl udpated, i've set roaming to home only, and i've set the network type to cmd + lte/evdo.
i've factory reset and nothing has worked.

maybe the strength text in the status bar i'm seeing doesn't mean much and its acting normal, just seems weird since the g2 sitting next to it has constant signal strength of -107 with the same settings selected as my s3.
 

shrapner

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Jan 25, 2013
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ok i went and sat in the verizon parking lot and had -83 dBm signal strength and it randomly still went to -1 so the fact that my house is right on the edge of coverage seems to not matter so much.
and idk if this is related but in the play store settings my device is listed with no carrier.
 
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shrapner

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well i ditched cm11 for cleanrom and the issue is no longer present, so i guess its an aosp issue or something.
 

shrapner

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ok so to try and tackle my issue today I did the following:

triangle away my counter
odin to stock LG1
reprovisioned my phone with *2767*3855#
odin to BMB1 with root, unlocked bootloader, flashed recovery
factory reset / format system, flash cm11 6/8 and gapps

my signal still drops to 0dBm
i've checked my network type and its set to LTE, roaming is automatic, subscription is RUIM/SIM

so i'm assuming this is a bug with the way CM reports signal strength, once it reaches a certain number it just goes to 0 and triggers cell standby in the battery which is why i see that draining at least a quarter of my battery and displays a high time without signal

headed to a strong signal area to see what happens there and I will update this post with my results

EDIT must be my house has the worst coverage, or the phone is trying to connect to a tower on the mountain since I live right at the base of one. 1 city block north/south/west and my signal is fine and never drops out, but as soon as I pull into my driveway, it bounces from 0dBm 99asu to -110dBm 28asu every minute or so as if the signal isn't being handed off to 3g at all. Manually selecting 3g as the network type works fine so I'll just do that while i'm at home on wifi, then manually switch it to lte when needed.
 
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