Display signal in dBm.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gen, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Gen macrumors 6502a

    Gen

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    Is there an app/setting to always display signal strength in dBm's?
    I know about *3001#12345#*, but that only displays it temporarily.

    Btw, jailbroken 3G.
    I searched Google but found nothing really useful.
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    In SBSettings click More > System Options > Numeric GSM. You can also choose numeric WiFi.
     
  3. No ice please macrumors 6502

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  4. twigg macrumors member

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    Lower dBm is better, keep in mind that the value is negative.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    Well, yes. But understand that it is a logarithmic units. Negative numbers indicate decimals, and the more negative you get, the more decimal places. -90 is one billionth of a milliwatt (.000 000 000 001 mW), while -100 is one ten billionth of a milliwatt (.000 000 000 000 1 mW). -100 dBm is about twice as strong as -103 dBm.
     
  6. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Gen

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    Ballin!
    Can't believe I overlooked it, I was looking through SBS before I posted. :eek:
     

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