This tag deals with reception issues, which can apply to a variety of radio signals such as cell radio, WiFi, and others.

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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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Can 2 smartphones malfunction if they are hold together in the pocket for long times everyday?

I apologize for my ignorance but I am not very tech savvy. Basically I do a field job and I always have 2 phones in one of those bags you put around your waist. I had 2 Samsung galaxy S2 in the ...
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How does android (stock) calculate the number of bars representing mobile signal quality?

I am interested in how Android (assuming unmodified AOSP code) calculates the number of bars representing mobile signal quality? Also, if you know the place in code where this is done, I would ...
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Allow wifi weak signal connect

I have 2 ZTE Blades (with 512 Mb RAM) and CM7 2.3.7 (Kang) from BurgerZ ROM installed on them. One of them - my girl's - can connect to home and other (public i.e. McDonalds) wifi AP's even if it's ...
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Low Signal Strength on Samsung devices based on location running JellyBean

I have an android running Cyanogenmod 10.2 (JellyBean). I find that both mine and the following phones with stock firmware experience low signal strength when me and my colleagues reach work on the ...
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View LTE Carrier Bandwidth & Number of Antennae

On the iPhone, there is a field test menu that looks like this and it shows the LTE carrier frequency bandwidth (10MHz in the screenshot) as well as the number of antennae in use. This is helpful in ...
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Signal and Wi-Fi coverage loss on Samsung Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505), rooted with CyanogeMod 11. Recently, I moved to the stock Samsung ROM with the KitKat update, and I noticed a big loss on both signal and Wi-Fi coverage. How do ...
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No signal on custom roms (SGS2+)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 plus and rooted it via Odin and put CWM on it, with which I installed the unofficial Cyanogenmod ROM and later P.A.C. Unfortunately I had massive issues with the signal: ...
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My Sony Xperia E keeps losing coverage

Both a Sony Xperia E today and its randomly losing coverage out of nowhere? I always have coverage with every other phone but this phone I keep losing signal! Is this a software issue or can it be ...
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After rooting my verizon Galaxy S3, I have no data or cellular connection?

So, when I first rooted my phone, everything worked fine. I had used CM 10.1 (Or at least some version of Cyanogenmod). Being curious, I wanted to try other ROMs. I then installed MUIU v5. Didn't like ...
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Poor signal strengths on Samsung S950C Galaxy S Inside the house

I recently bought the Samsung S950C Galaxy S phone from Walmart and am considering returning it. (I wanted the Galaxy SII but was told by a sales person that it wouldn't work in my area (03813)). The ...