-dBm signal meter instead of bars?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Loves2spoon, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

    Loves2spoon

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    Any way to have the -dBm signal instead of the bars, tried searching for something in cydia but had no luck. I've seen screen shots with people that had them.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Gen macrumors 6502a

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  3. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    Gen is right. Activate SBSettings, press "more", go down to "System Options" and then turn on "Numeric GSM".
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Come to think about it this can be a workaround to get an idea if you're getting decent signal.
    How do you read that number? I get -86 with 4 bars so -100 would be max I guess?
     
  5. rocknrolldoggy macrumors member

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    The lower the number, the stronger the signal.

    Thought this might be a workaround for the Ultrasn0w bug, but the numeric GSM is stuck at -113 regardless of location.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    GSM (at&t at least) is -51 (strongest signal, standing next to tower) to -113 (weakest signal before dropping).
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Damn it, that won't work either.
     
  8. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    u can do it without jalbreaking, just go into field test mode. once in it lets you switch between the 2, just change it to db by tappin. then just respring using the power button/ home button. ill show u mine:
     

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  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I forgot about that trick. Nice. [​IMG]
     
  10. AllieNeko macrumors 6502a

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    That's backwards :) , the higher the number, the stronger the signal. Lower number, weaker signal.
     
  11. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Actually, that's correct. The lower the number, the stronger the signal. The higher the number, the weaker the signal.
     
  12. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    the number yes..but remember.the number you're seeing is actually negative...so -100 is a higher *number* than -50..but since these are negative numbers, -100 is actually a lower overall number than -500, so -50 is a stronger sinal
     
  13. AllieNeko macrumors 6502a

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    As twisted said, it's a negative number. A lower number IS weaker. -100 is lower than -80, not higher.
     

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