Will un-jailbreaking restore my wifi reception?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pendo, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. pendo macrumors regular

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    Title says it all. I've been jb since 2.x currently at 3.0

    Over the last several months I've noticed a HUGE decrease in my wifi reception capabilities, and haven't been able to join my home network in quite some time. If I'm right on top of the time capsule, I can get a medium strength reception. We have 2 other iphones in the house (non jb) and they get reception everywhere.

    I'm wondering if the tethering program I have (mywi) is part of the problem? I rarely tether, and quite honestly besides the custom look that I have, I'm not really doing much that would require the jb.

    Have any of you experienced this? Will un-jb'ing my phone restore its wifi capabilities?

    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try a restore.
    If not sounds like a hardware issue.
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    +1 I doubt it has anything to do with jailbreaking or MiWi.
     
  4. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Wifi loss is one of the widest ranging problems JB'ers have had with subsequent updates. Mine died around 3.0.

    Restoring won't fix it either, but you can try. Do a Google search for iPhone wireless problem and you'll get the picture..
     
  5. pendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    My gut tells me it's a hardware problem. I used to have fine wifi reception after jb. If it was the jb, I would've thought it would show up when I did the jb.

    I'll go ahead and try a restore and see what happens. If it's a hw issue, I guess it will get fixed when I get the new phone this summer.

    Thanks
     
  6. pendo thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Only option is live with it or get it swapped for $200 at Apple.
     
  8. pendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I forgot about the swap thingie. It's a 3G, though. If they'd swap it for a 3gs I do that....I just don't want to mess up my upgrade eligibility when the new one comes out this summer.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They won't give u a 3GS. And an out of warranty replacement doesn't mess with your subsidy. It's separate.
     
  10. pendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I figured as much.

    I guess I'll just live with it for 4 more months or so...
     

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