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So poor signal is a pretty known issue right?
So I've had my Nexus 5 since about January and hadn't really experienced any problems until..
In May I started experiencing signal problems. Constantly losing signal, draining battery, no service, etc.
I figured I would wait until the 4.4.4 update and see if that helps. So, I waited. I reset my N5 completely to factory settings and installed 4.4.4. But I still got the same problems.
I Thought maybe it was my network, so I went online and checked some forums and fiddled with my APN settings and went around for a few days like that before I changed it back. That didn't work either..
I then came across several different radios for the Nexus 5. So, I flashed a radio and went around for a couple days with the new radio to see if that would help, I did this with every single US N5 radio (I believe there was 5 or 6). And this didn't help me either.
I said whatever and I just dealt with the crappy signal for 2 months.
Then I finally went to the T-Mobile store and told them my story and showed them the screenshots that I take every now and then indicating the loss of service. "No Service - Selected network (T-Mobile) unavailable" "Cell standby 52% - Time without signal 60%" etc..
They swapped my SIM out and told me that should do the trick.. Well it didn't.
So I went back online and started doing more in depth searching. Some people said the turn Wi-Fi optimization off (as if that would do anything), some said to set it to 3G only, others suggested a combination of the two plus fiddling with APN settings.. Well I did all of that, and still nothing.
I then flashed a custom rom thinking that might actually help for some reason.. Well it didn't.
I've finally come to the realization that it has to be the phone, it must be a hardware problem. I hope I'm wrong though and someone out there has had the same issue as me and solved it.
Any help is appreciated.
It just sucks because I really do like this phone, it's an awesome phone aside from this major inconvenience.