Starting out with the Atrix

bobert

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Hello Android Central Forum users!
I just got an Atrix, rooted it, unlocked it, but there are a few things that I need/would like to know.
The first is the HSPA+. The icon up top always says H+, but does that necessarily mean the tower is HSPA+? Meaning, are all 3G towers displaying as H+? I looked on AT&T maps and I am nowhere near an area labeled with their "4G", but it always says H+. Is there no way to tell the difference between HSPA+ and regular 'ole 3G other than the speed of the connection?

Secondly, I was looking for some type of quick settings toggle to put in the notification drop down. I got used to it on my old jailbroken iPhone (this is one of the very few things I miss about having an iPhone).

I didn't find in ROMs for vanilla android. If you all know of any I would like to know :) Right now I'm using stock rooted with Launcher Pro and Widget Locker. I'm pretty darn happy with it.
 

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I'm pretty sure our faux 4g really is better if they have completed their backhaul in your area. Overall, I am consistently getting. 3.5Mbps down 1.5Mbps up. When the stars aligned, i have received 5Mbps down. I only personally see Edge and HSPA+. I don't believe there is an in between.

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You can go to "Options" > "About Phone" > "Status" and it will show what kind of network you're on under "Mobile Network Type". It shows "H+" in the status bar even on UMTS.

UMTS is "3G"
HSDPA is "3.5G"
HSPA is "3.75G"
HSPA+ is "3.9G"
 
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I know that icon turns all blue when you are in 3g area. I think it has a E at the top where the HSP usually is. Oh wait, that is Edge isn't it. Terrible reception inside the building at work. I swear the walls are made out of a heavy rebar mesh to make it hurricane resistant.
 

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I would really appreciate a developer creating a mod to make the network status icon show H+ ONLY when it is on HSPA+. I would like it to say 3G the rest of the time (or EDGE).:)

So far I'm enjoying my Atrix. I've already soft-bricked it twice for various things. Can anyone tell me if it is safe to use the ClockworkMod Recovery that is flashed from ROM Manager?

I think Tenfar's recovery may have caused my Atrix to flash CM7 improperly which caused bootlooping. It bootlooped after I tried to flash my backup as well. (Yes, I did wipe user data and cache first both times.) I had to use the SBF to return to stock.
 

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You can't use tenfar's cwm for cm7. Yes you can safely use cwm from rom manager as that is what I did before flashing cm7. By the way, almost all the features you mentioned in the op that you want are in cm7 plus many more great things.
 
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bobert

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That is great! I wish I would have known about tenfar's not working before I flashed. I will flash CM7 tonight. I just hope it takes a valid backup in case I need to go back:) Thanks for the info.
 

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