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iPhone 4.01 makes no reception difference

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Pagemakers2 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Jul 15, 2010 12:01 PM
Just installed 4.01 onto my iphone 4.

Before the update I got 4 bars at home reducing to zero in 15 seconds if I hold the bottom left hand side of the phone.

After the update I get 4 bars at home reducing to zero in 15 seconds if I hold the bottom left hand side of the phone.

Go figure.

Oh….The bars are bigger. Whoopie do.
MacPro/iMac/MacBook Pro/iPhone 4/iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • mapmap1 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:07 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    the 4.0.1 update wasn't supposed to fix the reception issue.
    compaq, Windows XP
  • kaosum Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:17 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    Who would have thought....579MB+ update for the iPhone4, just to make the bars taller.
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  • MrGimper Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:18 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    Obviously there is some overlap between the old 4-bar range and the new 4-bar range... and your signal level reception level is in that range.

    You don't have to be a particle physicist to work these things out.
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  • Jgoode7 Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:22 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    What else was this update supposed to do?
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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,915 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:24 PM (in response to Jgoode7)
    Nothing. If you read the description it changes the appearance of the bar and adjusts the formula. It does what it said it would do and nothing more.
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  • jimgorski12 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:28 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    378MB was the size for the 3GS update.
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  • Edmund Pirali Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:28 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    Pagemakers2 wrote:
    Just installed 4.01 onto my iphone 4.

    Before the update I got 4 bars at home reducing to zero in 15 seconds if I hold the bottom left hand side of the phone.

    After the update I get 4 bars at home reducing to zero in 15 seconds if I hold the bottom left hand side of the phone.

    Go figure.

    Oh….The bars are bigger. Whoopie do.


    I also installed and see no functional difference in antenna bridge issue. But before when I held my finger on the bar to test the signal would fall down and go to "no service." At least at work now it drops down to 1 bar and does NOT go to no service, but it can not make any outgoing test calls (as before).

    So at least for me it pretends to still hold something, but functionally its as dead as before.

    Also 3G speed test:

    - 3 bars, not bridging: lat 240 ms, down 1401, up long time to finish 118
    - 1 bar, bridging with one finger: never proceeds past testing network latency (no data), connection lost message
    MacBook Pro 17" (2010), Mac OS X (10.6), 4GB RAM
  • RAMiG Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:29 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    I didn't have any reception problems with the previous version (iOS4) and now with (iOS4.0.1) I drop bars if I do that "death grip" thing or even just touch the lower left spot. I'm even in the same room with my AT&T MicroCell and I'm still dropping bars.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • The USA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:29 PM (in response to Jgoode7)
    jgoode, this update was social engineering.
    it provides an obtuse distraction from the antenna flaw.

    it shifts focus 1-2%, and that small margin, even though small, helps Public Relations.
    Dell Optiplex 755, Other OS, Ubuntu 8.04 (at work)
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:32 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    Pagemakers2 wrote:
    Just installed 4.01 onto my iphone 4.

    Before the update I got 4 bars at home reducing to zero in 15 seconds if I hold the bottom left hand side of the phone.

    After the update I get 4 bars at home reducing to zero in 15 seconds if I hold the bottom left hand side of the phone.


    Not a surprise. No change for good signal areas. I had five and still do.

    Update was an adventure. Ended up bricking it and having to two restores due to server connect issues. Done now and reloading all content from MacBook to iPh4. Sending this from my iPad.

    Phil
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Dell Win7 Desktop ; iPhone 4; iPad 3G 64GB
  • MrGimper Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:42 PM (in response to w7ox)
    Completely OT, but Phil did you notice 3.2.1 for iPad is out?
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  • spookmag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:52 PM (in response to Pagemakers2)
    I had no problems with iOS4 and none with this update either. I've never been able to replicate the signal loss with my phone. I've tried in 3 different states while on vacation and still not able to get the bars to drop while using (so called) "death grip". The update does what it says it was going to do. Changed the way the bars look and the formula used to determine how many bars should be shown. You are not going to see a difference in bars until you move through different signal strength areas. Then the bars will show the more accurate signal strength for where you are. This may not fix the problem some people are having but basically if your phone used to say you had 5 bars and you really only had 3, then now it will show 3 because that is actually how many bars you really have. The old formula was outdated before 1st gen iphone. It was showing the wrong amount of bars. Now it is (more ) accurate. There is still an antenna problem for SOME people but not the majority of people who own iphone 4. Last number I read about was something like 18 % of owners have the death grip problem. Thats not enough for a recall.
    imac 7,1, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
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