HTC Incredible :: Use GPS While Hiking Without 3G / Cell Signal?

Sep 22, 2010

What apps or hacks are available to use the GPS as a standalone navigation tool without having cell signal? I am frequently in the mountains where there is no signal, and would like to use my DI instead of my Garmin.

HTC Incredible :: Use GPS while hiking without 3G / cell signal?


Android :: Neighboring Cell Signal Strengths Better Than Those For Current Cell Signal Strength?

Jan 6, 2010

I'm writing an android application that collects cell signal strengths. I am having trouble getting the "current" cell signal strength, but I don't have any problem getting the "neighboring" cell signal strengths. To get the current cell signal strength, I created a PhoneStateListener and implemented the onSignalStrengthChanged callback. It works, but not very well. It seems like the signal strength hardly ever changes, and resolution jumps to only a few numbers. I would accept the answer that the resolution of the signal strength hardware is coarse, but when I use the TelephonyManager's getNeighboringCellInfo() method, it works much better. The signal strength readings from neighboring cells change frequently, and they have much better resolution.So, how can I get the current cell signal strength in the same way that I am getting the neighboring cell strengths? It seems odd to me that the functionality of the neighboring cells is better than the current cell. Am I missing something here?I would also like to directly call a method from the telephony manager to get current cell strength, as opposed to a listener, if possible. If anyone knows how, please let me know.

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Android :: Getting Cell Signal Strength For Current Cell Vs Neighboring Cells

Jan 6, 2010

I'm writing an android application that collects cell signal strengths.I am having trouble getting the "current" cell signal strength, but I don't have any problem getting the "neighboring" cell signal strengths.To get the current cell signal strength, I created a PhoneStateListener and implemented the onSignalStrengthChanged callback.It works, but not very well.It seems like the signal strength hardly ever changes, and resolution jumps to only a few numbers.I would accept the answer that the resolution of the signal strength hardware is coarse, but when I use the TelephonyManager's getNeighboringCellInfo() method, it works much better.The signal strength readings from neighboring cells change frequently, and they have much better resolution.So, how can I get the current cell signal strength in the same way that I am getting the neighboring cell strengths?It seems odd to me that the functionality of the neighboring cells is better than the current cell.

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HTC Incredible :: Almost Complete Loss Of 3G And Cell Signal

Aug 5, 2010

Anyone else experienced a major drop in 3G signal as well as their cell signal in the past few days? I think it started monday on my phone and now its mostly running in 1X mode and dropping more calls than I have in the past two years. Not sure if its something with verizon, or maybe and app I updated. (My wifes phone is doing the same, but she also happened to update about a dozen apps on monday)

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HTC Incredible :: Weak Cell Signal Over Wifi

Oct 15, 2010

I have the HTC Incredible and I really like it. I'm amazed at everything I can do with it. The only problem is; I live in an area with really bad cell phone service. I hardly get any bars, one if I'm lucky. So I got to thinking about all the apps available for the droid phones. And I started to wondering if there is any way to use my wifi connection to help me get out on my cell phone. Or if there is an app out to help with this.

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HTC EVO 4G :: N Router Turned Off Full Cell Signal

Aug 20, 2010

Has anyone noticed that if you have your WIFI on that it cuts your cell signal by half? I know I have a netgear N router. With the router turned off I get full cell signal. With the router on it gets cut in half. Sometimes it gets cut down to one or two bars. Anyone else experiencing anything like this? Mods sorry if I posted this in the wrong section please move.

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Motorola Droid :: Cell Signal Strength Meter App

May 4, 2010

anyone seen an app that simply reports yours signal strength? the built in one (settings > about phone > status) seems to report, but in a way that makes some sense. for example, anyone know what -90 dBm 0 asu really means?

I have a cool app called GPS test that shows the GPS strength - bar chart and number and color - of GPS signals.

I have another app called No Signal Alert that tells you when you have lost your signal. I emailed them to incorporate a signal strength meter, as it seems a logical app to have it.

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Android :: Cell RSSI - Network Signal Strength - On 1.5

Feb 16, 2010

Is there any way to retrieve the current cellular Signal Strength (RSSI) on Android 1.5?

I know there's a way to listen for signal strength updates through the TelephonyManager, but this seems to only give a "state," not a numeric value.

Is using the RSSI field on a neighboring cell fairly accurate? I'm guessing not, but I'm running out of ideas.

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Android :: Crowdsourcing App To Map Cell Phone Signal Strength

Dec 18, 2009

There is a site Cellreception.com that tries to aggregate cell phone reception from users who bother to leave reviews. But data collection can be made much more easier, even passive:

Make an app that sends the phone's GPS location and the 2G/3G signal strength of the current provider in that location, to a centralized database, aggregate the results, and make them public online.

Nth Signal seems to be an app like that, but I can't find it on the market, and the reviews on Androlib are not good.

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General :: Battery Drain By Mobile Network Signal / Cell Radio?

Jun 15, 2012

I've ported a Hero ROM to a HTC Magic.Here's my problem:

Problem: There's a great battery drain when you're connected to the network (no data but just mobile network for calls/SMS)

Ported ROM: Sandwich Deluxe 4.0 .

Original ROM: Hero ROM

Kernel: carz-2.6.34.4 (fast and stable)

The mobile network drains battery.I'm not in a low signal-area. Everybody who uses the ROM has a drain.I'm using a 2.x.x instead of a 3.0 kernel for an ICS ROM, can it be that this mismatch creates the drain?The phone displays a singal strength of 0dBm 97 asu. (Not normal?)

What doesn't cause the problem? In airplane mode there is no drain at all. So it is unlikely that some apps causes the drain.Wifi, GPS, sync, ... are all disabled.

What do you expect from xdamembers?

- Confirmation if the kernel is the issue of the drain. If not, I would like to know which files (in ROM) are responsible for network signal.

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Motorola Droid :: Wifi On - Cell Signal Weak - Fast Battery Drain

Nov 21, 2009

I think I figured out why sometimes my Droid stays on for 1.5 days and sometimes after 6 hour of just being idle the battery is drained.

When wifi is turned on an connected to a network, the cellular signal is way low and it just drains the battery.

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Android :: Looking For A Simple Hiking GPS Like Bushnells Backtrack

May 27, 2010

Was wondering if there is a simple hiking gps app that works like the bushnell backtrack..link below. I found this Endomondo Sports Tracker does anyone have any info on how this one works?

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Android :: How To Get Cell Service Signal Strength In Android?

Dec 27, 2009

I am trying to write a very simple Android application that checks the signal strength of the current cell. So far, I have only found something called getNeighboringCellInfo(), but I'm not really sure if that includes the current cell.How do I get the CURRENT cell signal strength in Android?Does getNeighborCellInfo() get the current cell? It doesn't seem like it based on the results that I have been able to get with it.

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Samsung Moment :: Signal Strength Apply To Data Signal Or Just Voice Signal?

Nov 4, 2009

I want to reach out to others here before I take my Moment back to Best Buy to exchange it for another Moment.

My signal strength fluctuates wildly just sitting in the same spot. With the Hero I got a constant 5 of 6 bars, but the Moment will vary between 0 and 5 of 6 bars. But it's more complicated than that.

It seems that whenever the EVDO data kicks in, it causes the signal strength to drop to 0 or 1 bar. Once the data is idle, the EVDO indicator turns grey and then changes from EV(^v) to EV(D). At that point the single strength will return to 3 or 4 bars.

At times, though not as consistently or often, the EVDO connection will fall back to 1xRTT and will switch between them every few minutes. This will occur even when the signal strength bars are in the 3 to 4 range.

So, the my questions are...

Does the signal strength apply to the data signal or just the voice signal?

Is there any legitimate reason for the signal strength to vary wildly like I've described, even when sitting in the same recliner where the Hero had a constant 5 bar connection and data service that never wavered?

Is anyone else having signal strength and/or data service issues?

Should I exchange the Moment for another Moment or will I likely experience the same issue?

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HTC Incredible :: Cell Radio Off While 3g On?

Nov 23, 2010

I've read all the threads I could find in here about turning off the cell radio but none have addressed this particular configuration. The reason I want to do this is because I don't use my Incredible for talking, I just use it as a computer. For talking I use a cheap little "dumb phone" so to conserve battery while i'm out n about all day, i would love to be able to have the cell radio off while 3g is on. If anyone knows of any way/app to achieve this.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Turn Off "Cell Standby" / Battery Used By Cell Radio?

Oct 26, 2010

How can I turn off "Cell Standby"

Battery used by cell radio?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Cell Standby 42% / Mean I Am In A Bad Cell Zone?

Jun 9, 2010

Does this just mean I am in a bad cell zone? This is my reading at home and it is the top battery usage on the chart, followed by wifi at 24% (on because I am home), and phone idle at 23%.

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HTC Incredible :: Cell Standby - Battery Killer

Apr 30, 2010

I was just wondering if anyone had the same issue as I do, with about 44% of my battery use coming from the notorious call standby.

I heard some speculation that this is akin to the issue with the Eris 2.1, so it would be solved by the Airplane Mode trick, but I have not found any results favoring that remedy.

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HTC Incredible :: Cell Phone Antenna For 1x/3G Coverage Was Located

Jun 22, 2010

I was curious where the cell phone antenna for the 1x/3G coverage was located.I live in an area with excellent verizon service and when phone is in standby, the incredible gets one bar.When I make a call, it miraculously gets full coverage.I think its on the bottom of the phone, but is it on the very bottom edge (like where the microphone is) or is it along the back side of the phone.How is the best way to hold the phone to maximize service?

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HTC Incredible :: Normal To Have Phone Idle Around 31% And Cell Standby Around 34%?

May 4, 2010

Is it normal to have phone idle around 31% and cell standby around 34%?

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HTC Incredible : Any Chance We See These Batteries In Cell Phones Eventually?

May 7, 2010

Toshiba SCiB Batteries

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HTC Incredible :: Battery Draining Really Fast - Cell Standby And Phone Idle At 36% Each

Aug 6, 2010

Just yesterday my phone was getting more than 14+ hours of battery. Now it's draining really quickly even when I'm not using it (I left it on while I was asleep). It's not facebook because I already downloading the fix and rebooted. My "time without signal" is 0% so I don't think that's the problem. I did download Quickpedia yesterday but a quick search tells me that's not the problem either.

The only other thing I did differently was switch from ADW to LauncherPro yesterday, but if that was draining the battery wouldn't it be under Android System and not standby or idle? Regardless, I switched back to ADW just to see if that works

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HTC Incredible :: HTC Signal Strength Meter Is Defective Again Incredible VS Storm2

May 8, 2010

What more can be said The Incredible meter is totally defective. This is what I got today. Also by popular demand direct Db readouts on both phones. Here is the proof the HTC battery bar meter is 110% DEFECTIVE!

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HTC Incredible :: Losing 3G / Wifi Signal Constantly On My Incredible

Oct 11, 2010

Anyone with similar experiences? Recently I started losing my 3G signal on occasion and restarting to get it back. Right now I don't have 3G and restarting did not help. Even my wifi signal will disappear leaving me with no internet and I will need to disable and re-enable wifi to reconnect.

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HTC Incredible :: PRL Update For Poor Signal For Incredible

May 15, 2010

The download process will start on its own then the handset will reset good luck.

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HTC Incredible :: Signal Strength Fix

Jul 1, 2010

Not sure if this question has already been answered but will there ever be a fix to the signal strength issue?

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HTC Incredible :: Signal Strength And 2.2

Sep 1, 2010

I just updated to 2.2, but I noticed the Verizon network signal is weaker. I used to be able to use 3G connection at my desk at work, but after the update, I cannot receive any 3G signal at the same location. Does anyone have any idea?

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HTC Incredible :: Poor Signal On Inc

May 7, 2010

I 'm typically at work or home. At home i usually have between 1-2 signal bars (3g) on my Inc while my wife's blackberry has 3-4 bars. and while at work, i have 0-1 bars while my buddy 10 feet away with a moto driod has 3 bars in 3g. Does the Inc inherently have poor signal strength? or do i have a dud?

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HTC Incredible :: Rom Improve Signal?

Sep 28, 2010

I've had stock 2.1, 2.2 OTA, Virtuous 2.7 and Virtuous 3.0 with custom kernal they offer. All have showed ~100dBm and usually 0-1 bars Now i installed Uncommon Sense 1.0 from the ROM Manager. Now it shows 6 full bars at all times. I checked in settings and I'm at about 64-70dBm In all of my years on Verizon i have never had good signal in this apartment. Id hate to jinx it by discussing it but what gives?

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HTC Incredible :: EVO Signal Meter MOD

Aug 28, 2010

I have seen it in a few ROM's with EVO Framework, namely Adrynalyne's Frankenrom_B6. The EVO has 6 bars in the signal meter and the Dinc has 4. If I am using a ROM that has the EVO Framework, Virtuous 2.2, can I MOD my Signal Meter to be this one? If so, where can I find this?

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