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    Quote Originally Posted by brownph99 View Post
    So off to the side, I just flashed the FA02 radios, but otherwise unrooted, stock 4.0.2. I'm still getting drops while using 4g, although it picks the signal back up a lot faster than before, where my 3g signal never seems to have an issue (even before flashing the radios). Would rooting make any difference at this point?
    Other than the general benefits you get from rooting? Probably not IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownph99 View Post
    So off to the side, I just flashed the FA02 radios, but otherwise unrooted, stock 4.0.2. I'm still getting drops while using 4g, although it picks the signal back up a lot faster than before, where my 3g signal never seems to have an issue (even before flashing the radios). Would rooting make any difference at this point?
    I have the same issue after flashing FA02 radios with the 4.04 leaked Verizon update. I get signal losses at some of the most random moments. Whatever the GSM version got recently to fix their signal issue, I am assuming it will fix the CDMA one as well. Not sure since they're totally different signals.

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    I have the same issue after flashing FA02 radios with the 4.04 leaked Verizon update. I get signal losses at some of the most random moments. Whatever the GSM version got recently to fix their signal issue, I am assuming it will fix the CDMA one as well. Not sure since they're totally different signals.
    I was afraid of that. So it's a waiting game until whatever Verizon's working on for 4.0.5. I'd almost be tempted to try to find a way to dig into the radio code at some point, but I suspect that's a larger undertaking than I have time for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownph99 View Post
    I was afraid of that. So it's a waiting game until whatever Verizon's working on for 4.0.5. I'd almost be tempted to try to find a way to dig into the radio code at some point, but I suspect that's a larger undertaking than I have time for.
    Despite that issue, this leak is a lot better than 4.0.2. That's for sure. So I would still recommend it. I plan on doing a full stock recovery when the official OTA is released so that I can accept the update.
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    Just a kinda funny note: I was in the Verizon store today (still stock 4.0.2 but FA02 radio) and I lost signal. The Verizon rep didn't know what to tell me... LOL
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    What's the best 3G/LTE signal app with, perhaps, a widget to monitor connectivity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matreyu View Post
    What's the best 3G/LTE signal app with, perhaps, a widget to monitor connectivity?
    I would want to know the same because I really hate my phones radio. I take buses and trains around Los Angeles and it it really ticks me off looking at my signal. The hand off is terrible which if I go under ground and come back up, I have to wait like 10 mins to get my 4g back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer91790 View Post
    I would want to know the same because I really hate my phones radio. I take buses and trains around Los Angeles and it it really ticks me off looking at my signal. The hand off is terrible which if I go under ground and come back up, I have to wait like 10 mins to get my 4g back.

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    I did some digging last night and settled on Open Signal Maps. But I noticed some issues with the mapping and handoff. For starters, the towers are not exactly right on the maps, but I can live with that.

    The big issue was it showed me connected to a 3G tower on the map (and I was), but as I kept driving along my phones signal changed to 4G/LTE on the same tower! If that's the case why wasn't I 4G/LTE when I drove right in front of the tower? I wondered what the refresh rate is for the Open Signal Maps. Still, its pretty nice app for free.
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    I have been having signal problems as of late too. I had three bars of 4G when I got into class. It dropped to two bars about ten minutes after that. And now, I'm sitting on 4 bars of 3G. Not sure why this would happen. I'm in the same spot.
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    I'm going to get a new sim card at lunch. Verizon tech told me to start there. We'll see.
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    Droid Life reporting Verizon Nexus users getting ICS 4.0.4 OTA updates. Hoping it improves the radios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matreyu View Post
    Droid Life reporting Verizon Nexus users getting ICS 4.0.4 OTA updates. Hoping it improves the radios.
    We'll find out. Once someone extracts the images I can let you all know first hand.
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    The 4.0.4IMM76K has done me wonders so far! Haven't seen the 3g at all yet.

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    I've had a much better day with reception since I moved to the new update. I'm getting on average 2 bars better and I'm seeing more of the 4G icon now. Overall, this update has cured my signal issues.

    For now :thumbup: but it's early and we'll see if this continues.
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    Same experience here

    better 4g, 3g, and wifi
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    So I have the new new 4.04 radios installed now. I don't see much difference in the other leaked radios from a few months back. I still get a low signal, close to a tower, at home too. I can sit and watch the bars go from 2 to none on 4g or 3g, or signal strength move from ~ -80 to -120 at various times without moving the phone. Is that the tower or is it my phone? I am not loosing calls or drops, just data. I can put my thunderbolt next to it and it will show steady signals and 4g most of the time. My daughters RazrMaxx shows great signals as well in the same room.

    I only upgraded the radios and not the whole release. Would the release make a difference with the radios or are they seperate with no ties between the two?
    I don't know if I just have bad hardware and software will never fix it and am I just stuck with a sucky phone or is there any help?

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    I just got a replacement nexus from Verizon because my Droid razr was not working with my active sync email.

    I seem to have the same radio issue. It will go from full signal to dropping all data without me moving the phone.

    Could it be the "like new" replacement. Verizon has me running 3g only now as a test.

    I never had this problem with the razr.

    Also, what is all this about the 4.0.4 version. How can I get it or do u have to wait for it to be pushed to my phone?

    Thanks for any suggestions. I personally think it is the phone and not the network.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amydaveg View Post
    I just got a replacement nexus from Verizon because my Droid razr was not working with my active sync email.

    I seem to have the same radio issue. It will go from full signal to dropping all data without me moving the phone.

    Could it be the "like new" replacement. Verizon has me running 3g only now as a test.

    I never had this problem with the razr.

    Also, what is all this about the 4.0.4 version. How can I get it or do u have to wait for it to be pushed to my phone?

    Thanks for any suggestions. I personally think it is the phone and not the network.


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    Verizon is putting a lot on this new update coming out. Sigh...
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    I like the phone a lot but I never get signal at my job and irritates me a lot I use to get not great signal with my rezound but it was still good enough to look at the web and text with the nexus I have nothing
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    I haven't dropped a call, but there are many times where I cannot make one because there is no signal. I am using the phone in the same location where I used to get full service with my droid raazr. They had me get a new sim card but it
    Is still happening so a "new" one is coming tomorrow. I can't imagine anyone would keep a nexus if the service was so bad. It must be just my handset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amydaveg View Post
    I haven't dropped a call, but there are many times where I cannot make one because there is no signal. I am using the phone in the same location where I used to get full service with my droid raazr. They had me get a new sim card but it
    Is still happening so a "new" one is coming tomorrow. I can't imagine anyone would keep a nexus if the service was so bad. It must be just my handset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amydaveg View Post
    I haven't dropped a call, but there are many times where I cannot make one because there is no signal. I am using the phone in the same location where I used to get full service with my droid raazr. They had me get a new sim card but it
    Is still happening so a "new" one is coming tomorrow. I can't imagine anyone would keep a nexus if the service was so bad. It must be just my handset.
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    I'm right there with you. Wasn't bad when I first got the phone a few weeks ago, but the last several days the signal has gone to crap. I haven't updated anything and the phone is still just as it came to me from Verizon.

    I thought maybe something had updated but after checking that is not the case.

    Now I am struggling to maintain a 3G signal, LTE is barely there as well. I've switched the phone into CDMA only in order to keep from killing my battery. It freaking sucks. I first noticed this at home on Saturday and today at work it is even worse. My old DX had a perfect signal sitting in my office but this thing....nada.

    Called customer support earlier and they are supposed to send me a new SIM, but I doubt it helps. If it doesn't this phone is going back and I will try something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiner View Post
    I'm right there with you. Wasn't bad when I first got the phone a few weeks ago, but the last several days the signal has gone to crap. I haven't updated anything and the phone is still just as it came to me from Verizon.

    I thought maybe something had updated but after checking that is not the case.

    Now I am struggling to maintain a 3G signal, LTE is barely there as well. I've switched the phone into CDMA only in order to keep from killing my battery. It freaking sucks. I first noticed this at home on Saturday and today at work it is even worse. My old DX had a perfect signal sitting in my office but this thing....nada.

    Called customer support earlier and they are supposed to send me a new SIM, but I doubt it helps. If it doesn't this phone is going back and I will try something else.
    Interesting! I thought it was just me, but I am on a replacement Nexus that was working pretty well (not 100% though) until last week. I started dropping signal all over the place and I was in the heart of Los Angeles where the 4G was very strong. Wonder what's going on?
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    I have an observation, but it might have already been talked about, IDK... But, it seems to me that my mobile network drops occur less frequently when I am on an active WiFi network. It seems that I'm able to place a phone call when needed, unlike when in pure mobile network mode where my mobile network goes out with almost rhythmic regularity.
    Just me, or has anyone else noticed that an active WiFi connection helps?
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