Blue 3G vs. White 3G indicator
Ok, I can't seem to figure this one out. I'm running TBH Gingerbread and my 3G indicator changes from blue to white sometimes. I'm not sure why either.
This weekend for example...On the drive up to where I was going, there were some spots where my 3G indicator was blue and others where it was white. I heard someone say that white meant "no signal" on another posting. However, at my destination I was only on the white and would bounce between 3 and 4 bars of white 3G. At home and around town I get blue 3G. I get data with both and there doesn't seem to be a difference in speed (although I haven't run any speedtests).
Does anyone know what the difference between white 3G and blue 3G is?
- 05-31-2011, 12:16 PM #2
- 05-31-2011, 12:23 PM #4MacGyver Wannabe
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Now if I could figure out how to make the phone connect with Google at work, I'd be all set.
I have never gotten a white WiFi though except for the first 2-3 seconds when I first turn it on. It pretty much instantly turns blue both at home and at work.
- 05-31-2011, 12:41 PM #6
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It also happens when you use something like Juice Defender. Stops syncing data and re-enables the colored icons when everything is re-connected. Never a major issue.Yea, I'm still rockin' a Gnex. The signal strength/quality sucks, but hey, it's not two years old yet.
- 05-31-2011, 03:15 PM #7
I have been having major problems with the switching from white to blue. everytime it does this i lose connection till one of the colors are stable. When it sits at white everything works fine, when it's blue all is fine, it's the switching between the two that causes my problems. and i noticed it does this most when downloading or accessing data in the market and in browser. whatever is downloading will stop when it does that and sometimes never resumes. I have no clue what it is, but i thought google would have figured this before release.
They need to let people know what it means.
- 05-31-2011, 03:53 PM #8
- 05-31-2011, 04:22 PM #9
- 07-11-2011, 10:52 AM #10
Re: Blue 3G vs. White 3G indicator
This happens to my droid x quite often, so when it's blue it (to me) means that it has a valid data connection, either 3G or WiFi, but when it gets stuck in white, my phone will instantly kill all outgoing calls with a call time of 0:00 and all apps say "No Data" as soon as I launch them.
The only remedy is to reboot the phone, Airplane mode doesn't fix it either. It seems like it has a connection, but doesn't get an IP address or something...
Either way it's VERY annoying.
Is there any official bug logged with Motorola?
- 07-13-2011, 11:25 AM #11
- 11-03-2011, 04:16 AM #12