Samsung Captivate :: Android Signal Weaker Than Other Phones?

Jul 19, 2010

I just got the Captivate this weekend and I'm noticing at my house i am getting poor signal strength. It runs anywhere from around -100 to no service what so ever. I have been on AT&T for years and have had no trouble with my blackberry that gets around -75 to -80.

I bought the nexus one and had the same issue with that phone so i sent it back thinking it was a hardware issue.

Samsung Captivate :: Android signal weaker than other phones?

Samsung Captivate :: Signal Strength Is Weaker?

Aug 24, 2010

I just traded in my Captivate earlier today, and maybe its my imagination, but I think my signal strength is weaker than the last phone. Maybe It just needs to warm up, or maybe I've elevated the last phone in my memory, but I seem to be getting less bars, even in open areas.

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Samsung Captivate :: WiFi Signal Appears To Show Less Bars Than Other Phones

Jul 19, 2010

I had 1.25hrs of talk time use 60% of my battery. Not a good sign. Also, the reception has been very unstable, wavering between 1 and 3 bars all over town. My cheap Nokia go phone I was using had 4-5 bars everywhere. The wi-fi signal appears to show less bars than my other phones.

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HTC EVO 4G :: 4G Signal In Chicago Weaker No Lock

Jul 5, 2010

I just did the update to my EVO with the latest firmware. I no longer can connect to 4G consistly and if I do it lasts for 5 minutes. This started immediately after the upgrade.

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HTC Incredible :: Bluetooth Has Weaker Signal Than Moto Droid?

Jun 20, 2010

I upgraded from a Moto Droid due to its dropping call constantly. I have a Dinc now but my Bluetooth skips a lot when I have the phone in my pocket while running. I am using Moto S305 headphones.

There were never any problems with the Moto Droid but I cannot use the same headphones without skipping unless I hold the Dinc in my hand.

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Samsung Captivate :: Captivate Update Bricking Phones

Sep 23, 2010

If your download fully cancels in the middle, do not resume the download. When you try to resume - the phone will think you want to resume installation [it thinks the download is complete] and will update the phone with the partial firmware download. For those phones that were bricked, that is what was said happened to them - myself included. Now, why would the update not realize the firmware isn't complete and just abort the update is beyond me. Many of us ended up with paperweights from that. Had to go to AT&T to replace the phone last night.

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Samsung Captivate :: Luminescence Live Wallpaper On Other Android Phones?

Aug 14, 2010

Has there been an apk released yet, or is there anyway yet to get the luminescence live wallpaper on other android phones? I saw it on a hands on video, and it looks pretty sweet. I'd love to have it on my EVO. Let me know!

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Samsung Captivate :: How Has Your Signal / Reception Been?

Jul 23, 2010

I am considering getting the fascinate (Verizon's version of the Galaxy S) but had been hearing that Samsung has weak radios and the reception is bad.Any truth to this? How has your signal/reception been?

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Samsung Captivate :: Froyo On Other Phones?

Aug 10, 2010

I'm curious why Froyo seems to be so popular among Android threads. I understand that we don't have it yet for the Capp. I almost said the dreaded word. I mean Captivate. Anyone have any experience using Froyo on another phone? What is so great about it? What's your top five best things about Froyo?

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Samsung Captivate :: Signal Randomly Goes To No Service

Aug 7, 2010

A few minutes ago my signal just showed no service for the second time. It was totally random, just like the last time and I don't think it's an AT&T problem because I was stationary in my house, where I've never seen this happen on my past devices. (Happened a few times on the iphone, but it only showed searching for about a second, then it came right back). On the Captivate it will show no service and won't come back until I reboot the phone. I'm not in a fringe service area (usually have 3 bars of 3g). Has anyone seen this happen on theirs? I'm trying really hard not to return it, but some of the bugs are getting pretty annoying.

I'm going to install CT Scheduler and run a reboot every morning. If it happens again, it may be going back...

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Samsung Captivate :: Signal Strength Is Weak

Jul 26, 2010

I couldn't help but notice that the signal strength of my new Captivate was kinda weak. Holding it side by side to my brother's iPhone 4 I had three bars (usually 2), while my brother has a full five bars. I know it can be any number of things, but I feel that it's probably something like the GPS, where it needs some sort of fix.I was just wondering if anyone had a similar problem, or have any ideas of how to fix it.

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Samsung Captivate :: GPS Working - Lost Signal?

Aug 20, 2010

I just rec'd my captivate. Now, I've lived here all my life but still get confused going downtown. anyway, I voiced searched the hotel and the google found it on the first try. It navigated me all the way there with 100% accuracy.

The only issue is that when I took it away from the windshield area, to make a call, it lost signal. I didn't have a good place to put it, at the time, other than the dashboard - but it worked great.

I'll try it out again today & update.

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Samsung Captivate : Grey 3G Signal On The Notification Bar

Aug 6, 2010

I mostly use wifi at home and office so I usually turn the 3G off using APNdroid and Smartbar. When I needed to use 3G on the street, I used APNdroid and Smartbar too. But there is just a grey 3G signal on the notification bar. I have to turn the phone off and turn it on to have 3G signal.

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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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Samsung Captivate :: TouchWiz UI On Galaxy S Phones

Aug 8, 2010

I haven't been lurking the forums enough to know if such a thread exists, so I'm sorry if it's a repeath, but I would like to know whether you guys like or dislike TouchWiz 3.0 on the Galaxy S phones, why, and whether it's worth it to use ADW.Launcher or LauncherPro.

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Samsung Captivate :: Weak Signal Since Flashing Cognition 2.2

Nov 17, 2010

I noticed I was getting barely any reception after flashing cognition 2.2 so I used Odin to change back to stock. I still get barely any reception no matter where I go, and I'm not sure what the problem is. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Samsung Captivate :: Jump Ship - Exchange - WP7 Phones

Sep 30, 2010

I'm at my wits end with my 2nd Captivate. I returned the first one 2 weeks after purchase when it started to randomly shutdown. Then all was well for 2+ months and now my 2nd phone is starting to shut down randomly. To add insult to injury, after the latest OTA the phone is locking up, crashing the email app and freezing the messaging app. Sometimes I have to reboot just get email to start syncing again. Worse still, with Exchange PIN security enabled, the phone doesnt always accept the Enter/OK keypress after putting in the PIN so i'm stuck at the unlock screen. 100% stock never-rooted phone and no funky apps. I can't rely on this phone anymore, plus Exchange support is still mediocre. What do I do at this point? Exchange it for another unit? Wait for Froyo? Wait for WP7 phones? ATT has nothing that comes even close in terms of HW features. I came from a Samsung Blackjack 1, then 2, then Jack and all were great phones. This is such a letdown from Samsung.

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Samsung Captivate :: HTML Formatted Email On Phones

Aug 16, 2010

As of Andriod 2.1, does the default email app display HTML email? If so how? Also, does it allow you to create HTML email? If so, how?I am reading mixed messages that seem to be different for each phone (obviously, I have a Samsung Captivate). If any of your responses require that I root or somehow modify the phone outside of the app store, could you please clarify if you are suggesting to do so?

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Samsung Captivate :: Custom Boot Animation / Same Method For All Phones

Aug 25, 2010

There have been threads on this but none Captivate specific. Would the same method work on all phones or is there a certain way that we have to do it?

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Samsung Captivate :: Samsung Should Stop Promoting Galaxy Tab / Fix Galaxy S Phones

Sep 20, 2010

Samsung should stop promoting the Galaxy Tab and fix the Galaxy S phones.Tab is running 2.2 and most likely has a fixed GPS.While the rest of us who paid for a product still have not gotten our money's worth.

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Samsung Captivate :: How Accurate "time Without Signal" Is

Jul 27, 2010

Edit: Well, it looks like I found what the problem was. Apparently the time without signal being stuck at 50% is a known android bug that a lot of phones have. Tried the fix posted at the bottom of this thread FWIW: New LG Ally has 50% Time Without Signal Bug

and it seems to be working for me, phones been on for 10 minutes and my time without signal is reporting at 0%

Original Post. Am I just not understanding what it means? I looked at the cell standby information about an hour ago, and I panicked when I saw that it said the phone had been on for 1d 5 hours since I turned it on, and the time without signal was 50%.

I rebooted the phone to get a fresh reading tomorrow before running back to the at&t store to get my money back, and after the phone had been on for a few minutes I went to check the info again, and saw that the phone had been on for 8 minutes, and the time without signal was 50%. Now service isn't amazing in my house but I generally get 3 bars at my desk, with it fluctuating between 2-4. If I pick it up and hold it, it'll drop to 1-2, sometimes losing signal completely very briefly (thank you antenna design). But, the phone had been sitting on my desk untouched, so it seemed really strange to me that it would have been without service 4 minutes out of the 8 it had been on.

Went into my display settings and set the display to stay on for 30 minutes, and have been sitting in the phone status screen now watching the bars (going between 3-4 now for the time I've been watching it) and the signal strength (going between -97 dBm 8 asu to -81 dBm 16 asu). I haven't been sitting here staring at it, but I've been glancing at it often enough that I feel confident in saying that the phone has not lost signal in the last hour. However I can go into the cell standby details screen right now, and it's reporting the Time on as 1 hour 9 minutes, and time without signal.....50%. Am I missing something, is it trying to say that it's been without signal for 30 minutes of the last hour, or am I misunderstanding what "time without signal" means (though it seems pretty straightforward).

Anyone else noticing this on their phone?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Battery Weaker Since Upgrading To 2.2

Aug 7, 2010

I updated my phone 2 days ago and like all the changes. Everything is good except my battery. Before the upgrade I was fine with my battery. Everything was good. Since I upgraded to 2.2 my battery has been horrible. Just horrible. I thought this was supposed to improve battery life. Is this just a glitch or something? Someone told me that some people were having problems and there should be a change within 3 or 4 days to fix the problem. Is this correct or is my phone the only one that got worse battery life since the upgrade?

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HTC Incredible : Battery Performance With LauncherPro Is Weaker Than Sense

Jun 28, 2010

I installed LauncherPro and loooove it. However, I noticed my battery life is even more pathetic than it was on sense. Since unplugging at 8:30, I'm down to 80% already. I even disabled live backgrounds because I thought that might be the culprit. Has anyone else found that battery performance with LauncherPro is weaker than Sense? Or am I just being sensitive?

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Samsung Captivate :: Captivate/Android Media Scanner/Playlists ?

Sep 8, 2010

I am having an issue with my M3U playlists.

I use the default Samsung media player, Isyncr and Itunes. Although I have also used the Doubletwist Player (not the desktop software) and had the same issue, I just prefer the Samsung default player mainly because of the lock screen app.

Here is the issue.

First, I sync my playlists with Itunes using Isyncr, all of the songs come over great, art and tags, everything is perfect. It also creates M3U playlists on my phone. I double checked that everything is there.

Then when I unmount, media scanner scans my SD card (which takes way longer than it should) and it deletes all of my playlists. Now a little research on XDA forums tells me that this is because anytime the media scanner scans a playlist and can't find all of the songs from that playlist, it assumes it is an old playlist and deletes it. The problem is that when I look through the M3U files, every song referenced in the list is on the card...they are all there, yet it keeps deleting them.

Does anyone know of a solution to make it stop deleting my playlists?

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Samsung Behold 2 :: Which Phones Have Android 2.1?

May 29, 2010

Is there any place where all the cell phones are listed with what version of Android they support and how far they can be upgraded? I'm 50 years old and getting confused by all this techo stuff. I am getting rid of my Behold II this week and getting a phone that can play XM RADIO, MLB games and allow me to text easily. THAT IS ALL I CARE THAT MY PHONE DOES!
Oh and make calls.

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Android :: Samsung Phones And Notification

Feb 14, 2010

I developed a timer application but some people noticed that the notification never stops on their Samsung Galaxy or Spica.I have these flags attached to my notification :

notification.flags = Notification.FLAG_AUTO_CANCEL | Notification.FLAG_INSISTENT;

I'm not really sure this is the issue but I can't think of any other thing to cause this (and I don't have any samsung phone to test it).Do you have any idea why would it bug especially on Samsung phones?How could I make the notification sound to loop without using this Notification.FLAG_INSISTENT?

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Android :: Porting Phones App - Upgrading Phones

Sep 5, 2010

Is there an app that lets you easily move your apps and info from an old phone to a new one?

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Samsung : Android 2.2 SDK Breaks Compatibility With Older Phones

May 27, 2010

I have recently updated my app to a build target of SDK version 8 in order to include the App2SD feature for my users. However I have had reports of devices on SDK 3 (1.5) having problems starting the application, with the following stack trace: If i change the build target back to version 4 as it was previously this issue goes away, also if i remove any graphical resources from my XML files this issue goes away.

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Samsung Moment :: What Is Android 2.0 Release Date For First Generation Phones?

Dec 7, 2009

Good article thought you guys might want to see. They say absolutely nothing about the moment, but possibly the behold 2. What is the Android 2.0 release date for first generation phones?

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Samsung Captivate :: Rooted My Captivate / Install Programs Like WIFI Teething

Oct 25, 2010

I rooted my captivate thinking that i could install apps that are blocked on my phone, like Sirius XM, WiFI tethering.....even after rooting the programs are still being blocked and i cant install them. am i missing something? im new to android and had an iphone that i jail broke. im confused on what rooting actually.

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