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Huawei Honor 1 - set different frequency band

I have Huawei Honor bought in Europe and I am now trying to set different frequency band (for Canada). The secret menu *#*#4636#*#* works for me and I selected "USA band". It gave me a message like ...
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Cell standby use about 35-50% of total battery? [duplicate]

I have Micromax canvas 2.2 a114. I am in strong network zone and use 2g internet all time and time without network is 0%. So why it is consuming more battery. I also never in weak signal.??
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How can I find out which bands my phone supports

Background: I recently bought the Padfone X, and have been attempting to get it on my network. Part of this effort has been verifying information I have found online which claims that it supports LTE ...
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What are radio_dump .bin files? Can I delete them?

Each radio_dump_xxxxxxx.bin is 37MB in size.
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Prioritise Cell Tower Selection

This question is similar to another one asked here. But I would like to be more specific and add to it to find out if someone can suggest a solution. I live in a area which is within the range of ...
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Interpretting the output of dumpsys telephony.registry

So when I run the command dumpsys telephony.registry | grep -i signalstrength I get the following output: mSignalStrength=SignalStrength: 99 0 -120 -160 -120 -1 -1 25 -93 -12 300 2147483647 ...
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Nexus 5 won't connect to my car radio via Bluetooth [duplicate]

I recently bought a nexus 5 phone and tried to connect it via bluetooth to my alpine radio and it won't work. They are visible to each other and it allows me to try to connect, but then it tells me ...
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi? [duplicate]

Our local office provides free public WiFi for phones and tablets, but blocks access in ways that means that some applications (like WhatsApp) are unable to connect. Is there any way to configure ...
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How to disable RIL on Android?

As soon as I connect a USB modem to android device, system grabs ttyACM0 and ttyACM1 in an attempt to open connection. As a result, the ports are blocked and can not be opened by other services. How, ...
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Does 3G has to start and stop with every transmission? (energy overhead)

Does anyone know what has to happen for 3G to send some data (when 3G is on in Android settings, using Nexus 4)? Does it has to initialize somehow at the beginning or to go back to some stable mode in ...
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Can an app detect a radio signal when running in the background with the phone in standby mode?

Also, could such an app detect a specific frequency (using either the cell tower antenna or wi-fi sniffer)? I would like to use a radio transmittor to activate an app to perform a function even while ...
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Is it possible to turn off radio without turning of wifi on Lenovo k900?

I am currently having a look at the power consumption of a lenovo k900 phone and on the hardware side it seems Radio and Screen is using most of the power. I am planning to use wifi but not the ...
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How to disable/remove ALL cell functionality

I have a Kyocera Event (Virgin Mobile) running stock Android 4.0.4. This is only used as a media player for about 90 minutes ONE DAY per week. I am looking for a good way to extend battery life as ...
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After activating the device encryption on my S2 running CM 10.2 nightly, my CDMA radio stopped working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (Sprint, codename d710), and I just installed the latest CM nightly (10.2). Everything worked until I encrypted the device. Now the radio doesn't work (network: UNKNOWN, no ...
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Determine strength of the cell antenna in an Android phone to ensure good cell reception

In some parts of the world, the cell towers are few and far between. In places like these, when someone is shopping for their next smartphone upgrade, they need to consider cell reception. Boosters ...
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Moto X has 5 models with different LTE bands. Does it matter which one I get?

I want to purchase an LTE phone for use with T-Mobile. According to Wikipedia model XT1053 is what I need... however it uses LTE bands that many of the other phones don't use. What is an LTE band? ...
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How to use AT commands in Android by 'root' the phone

We have various Android devices from Spike, Samsung, Micromax, etc. How can we issue AT commands from Android to the modem? We searched in Google Play but did not find any app related to this. This ...
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Is it possible to turn of the GSM radio and still use data connection?

I recently starting using a Samsung Galaxy S4. I need to use a special phone at my work. For that purpose I have a duo card where I turn off one phone to use the other. The problem is that I can ...
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What are these dumpstate logs?

So, these files were filling up my /data/logs directory, causing me to run out of storage space rapidly. What are they, why are there so many and how can I stop them clogging my storage? Screenshot ...
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Turn off cell standby?

I have a Droid Charge, but I live overseas and it's not an international phone so I can only use it for wifi. It is constantly searching for a signal that doesn't exist and it's eating my battery up! ...
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Why does my phone say “Verizon Wireless” when I receive a phone call?

Whenever I receive a phone call on my DROID RAZR MAXX, the phone speaks the words "Verizon Wireless" in a female voice and then begins playing the ringtone. If I put the phone into airplane mode, the ...
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Why are Dialer, Cell standby, and Phone idle killing my battery?

HTC G2 with Cyanogenmod 7.2.0, T-Mobile. It used to last all day, I'd always plug the phone in before bed and it would rarely run out of energy before then. Lately it runs out mid-day. Today I ...
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Phone Radio uses 80% of my battery

I have GSam Battery Monitor, and it says that my Phone Radio is using about 80% of my battery. Why is this so high? I usually unplug my phone in the morning at 8AM, and I usually need to plug it back ...
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DC-HSPA Cellular Standard Indicator

I have recently picked up a Nexus 4, on a carrier with a good DC-HSPA network (3 in the UK), and I want to check out the speed on that network. However, I don't know whether my phone has even picked ...
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How can I monitor and log data connection mode and rate, and log with location?

I would like to understand what connection type and theoretical data rate my phone is using for its data connection, and how it changes with different locations. I'm not looking for an actual data ...
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Can I permanently disable the cell/radio of my phone?

My wife got a new phone with a new service, so I get to have her old phone to play around with. Since the old phone no longer has cell phone service, I want to completely disable the cell phone or ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 “Not registered on network”

It had stock 4.0.4 -> could call. I've flashed FoxHound ROM -> after a while, when I try calling, it says "Not registered on network" . Tried GalaxSim, but everything looks ok. Restored back to ...
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HTC ONE X: The process “com.android.phone” has stopped?

I have just brought a Second had HTC ONE X from an auction site, When booting up the phone it works fine, with no sim card. However I have a 2degrees (New Zealand) Micro SIM which is a snapper sim ...
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What is *Cell standby* and how can I keep it from eating my battery?

Looking up my battery statistics, I almost always find Cell standby amongst the top consumers: I never thought that "idle" would use so much energy. I saw that other people encounter similar ...
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Change WCDMA to GSM automatically

I have Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4. If I configure my phone to GSM/WCDMA (automatic) mode, I have problems when I receive or make a call. Usually I lost the call or the other person cannot ...
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How do you turn off all cellular communication but leave things like bluetooth and wifi enabled?

I'm going to be traveling overseas and don't have an international roaming plan. I would like to disable my cellular radio while I am there but I'd also like to use bluetooth and wifi. I don't think ...
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Can I use a radio firmware for GB (2.3.6) for my SGS1 (GT-I9000) if I have ICS installed?

I still have the original cellular radio firmware my phone came with (at least, I think I do. The baseband version is I9000BVJJPG). However, I've changed ROMs many times, and am currently using the ...
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Galaxy S3 cell standby is eating my battery

My battery on my new S3 seems to be being eaten up by the cell standby using more than 50%. I appear to get a decent signal on the phone. Does anyone have any idea why this figure would be so high?
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Multiple force closes

I have intermittent issues with multiple apps forcing closing. This has happened on both my current ROM (Miui) and every version of Cyanogenmod I've tried. Usually this problem crops up again a few ...
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How to display cell info display (CID) on screen?

Does Android OS have an option for showing Cell Info Display (Name of the cell Tower) on home screen ? (Without using external apps)
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Flashed ICS i9020T image onto AT&T I9020XXKI1 baseband phone now intermittent WiFi

I flashed a Nexus S i9020T Android 4.0.3 package image onto my AT&T Nexus S. The flash was a success, but the wi-fi is intermittent. It will come on for a bit, but then lose connectivity. In ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling mobile data?

I know for some the title is a little contradicting, but here is what I am looking for: I would like to turn off calls and sms, and enable only mobile data (3g). Airplane mode is not good for this as ...
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Install Ginger Yoshi 1.4 on HTC Magic 32a, which radio do I need?

My HTC Magic 32a is actually running CyanogenMod 6.1 and I'd like to switch to latest GingerYoshi 1.4 with GingerBread. I have SPL 1.33.2010 radio 3.22.20.17 The reason I want to change is because ...
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What are the benefits of 2G+3G mode?

Some of the advanced power control widgets or 2G/3G switching widgets allow the following options for the radio mode: 2G 3G only 2G+3G What are the benefits of 2G+3G over running 3G only? Are ...
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Does Gingerbread use extra battery power to make calls when the phone has poor signal?

Since I got this phone (Galaxy S, originally on Eclair, then Froyo) and switched network provider, I've had major problems with the signal at home, and call quality as a result. Following the upgrade ...
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Where the driver for CDMA/GSM hardware?

i.e. I have a phone in CDMA from HTC, who provides the CDMA hardware driver (radio-firmware ?),Google Android source tree or HTC? If the driver is provided by Google Android source tree, then I can ...
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What is the difference between GSM and WCDMA when switching to manual Network Mode?

I was reading this answer and I need to comprehend this better: What is the technical difference between "selecting GSM" and "selecting WCDMA" in Network Mode settings menu? To save battery life, I'm ...
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How to fix Telstra network dropouts on Gingerbread Oxygen ROM?

It's a long shot, but figured i'd give it a go.. I've installed the Oxygen RC6 ROM on my Telstra HTC Desire. It's pretty much perfect - better than this phone has ever been. It's fast, great to use, ...
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Turn off cellphone (SIM) radio

How do I turn the cellphone (SIM) radio on an Android phone? The radio consumes a lot of power (30-70%), especially when the phone is idle. Sometimes I only need to use other functions (e.g., clock, ...