2.1 Fixes 3G to Edge Dropped Calls

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by btnnaz, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. btnnaz macrumors regular

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    I have 2.1 and it now switches flawlessly between edge and 3g and the signal strength is so much better. Places where I used to have 2-3 bars of 3g i now have full.

    One big problem with the beta is when you are using GPS (which by the way is more accurate now) sometimes when using it it will randomly stop drop all signal and just stop for 5-10 seconds. And it's only when using GPS
     
  2. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    this is very, very good news

    how is 2.1 in the way of stability fixes?
     
  3. btnnaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Things Run Much More SMOOTHLY!!! except for GPS dropping signal which should be fixed before final release.

    RELEASE NOTES:
     

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  5. btnnaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Through my experience throughout the day today. FIXED FIXED and FIXED

    Oh plus theres a new edge and 3g icon
     
  6. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    new icons?

    now im excited.
     
  7. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    can you put your iphone into field test mode, and report if you phone is actually receiving better reception, in -db values?
    or has apple just "tweaked" the number of bars displayed?
    (ie. what used to be 1 bar is now 3, 2=4, 3=5 etc.)
     
  8. colonels1020 macrumors regular

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    Mind accidentally showing us these new icons? :rolleyes:
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Good stuff! I know you'll probably get a million requests...any chance you could try to post from the phone here, but not using the mobile version of macrumors? Whenever I try to do it, the screen jumps all over the place with each keystroke, and then more often than not, Safari crashes.

    Also wondering if you can scroll inside the text box while creating a post. I can't remember if it was possible with 1.x, but it's definitely not working now, even with 2 fingers.

    Hope I'm not threadjacking too much.
     
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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  11. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    why does it matter to you?
     
  12. btnnaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am getting -93 with this phone and my bro has a 3g with 2.0.1 and he get's -81
     
  13. btnnaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really, Really??? how r they gonna track me like really i would like you to explain.
     
  14. Sky Blue Guest

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  15. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    how many bars are -93 and -81 now?
    thanks!!
     
  16. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    I approve of that post
     
  17. meagain macrumors 68030

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    btnnaz - thank you for posting this info. Something to look forward to.

    Hopefully it'll also reduce the long backups and apps not working issues some have had as well.
     
  18. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Let's hope it's out soon. I am tired of my usual 1-2 bars on 3G when my other 3G RAZR gets 4.
     
  19. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    Interesting that you have "better" signal since -81dB means he is getting a better signal than your -93dB.
     
  20. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    i was going to point this out as well...

    doesn't sound like a fix, sounds like a placebo! :eek:
     
  21. Warbrain macrumors 603

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  22. ijohnw macrumors regular

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    any thoughts on when we might see this release?
     
  23. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Most beta releases to developers come with a secret handshake. I'm curious if this one does to. Apple usually keeps their stuff under tight wrap. What the participant decides to do is up to them.
     
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  25. gtext macrumors newbie

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    Has the issue of the screen suddenly brightening up been fixed in this update?

    I'll explain further. I think it maybe to do with the auto brightness option.

    I can be using the iPhone inside (so no change in lightning conditions) when suddenly for no reason the screen will brighten up by itself. Going sleep/wake up fixes it until next time.

    Others seem to be having the same problem too.
     

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