Cell reception stuck at 1 bar/-113 db since updating to 5.0.1

LoneWolf121188

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Ever since I updated to 5.0.1, my cell reception (AT&T) has been stuck at 1 bar (-113 dB). Anyone know what's going on with this? I haven't been dropping calls, and the quality has been fine, so I'm guessing it's just a display problem rather than it actually being at -113 dB. I've tried restarting, safe mode, everything.
 

TriJetHero

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If it's jailbroken that will be the cause.

It's a common problem after jailbreaking a simlocked iPhone.

Install ultrasn0w 1.2.5 from cydia that will solve it.
 

mrJnC

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Installing ultrasn0w will create a new problem: if you reboot, you will lose vvm and mms. Popping the sim card or reinstalling ultrasn0w can bring it back until the next reboot.
 

TriJetHero

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You don't unlock it, but it fixes the cosmetic 1 signal bar issue.

it's a byproduct of the jailbreak and well documented and indeed reinserting sim solves the mms vm problems
 

vong

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So basically if I am going to update from 4.2.1 w/ 1.59.00 BB. I have to install ultrasn0w and unlock my phone to "fix" the 1 bar issue and remove my sim card and insert again to fix the mms problem?
 

vong

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So basically if I am going to update from 4.2.1 w/ 1.59.00 BB. I have to install ultrasn0w and unlock my phone to "fix" the 1 bar issue and remove my sim card and insert again to fix the mms problem?
Anyone?
 

LoneWolf121188

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Installing ultrasn0w will create a new problem: if you reboot, you will lose vvm and mms. Popping the sim card or reinstalling ultrasn0w can bring it back until the next reboot.
That's pretty silly....I've never had this problem on any other JB. I'd rather be stuck with a cosmetic issue than an actual functionality issue.
 

Mr Fusion

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That's pretty silly....I've never had this problem on any other JB. I'd rather be stuck with a cosmetic issue than an actual functionality issue.
Exactly. And if it bothers you (it bothered me), just use a JB app called CleanStatus to hide the signal bars. Problem solved!

;)
 
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