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Low reception My unlocked, jailbroken iphone 2g is experiencing cellular reception  problems. When my wife's phone(exact same model, etc) shows 5 bars of reception mine might show 2-3. When her phone shows 2-3, my phone will show no connection. It seems to be a low receptivity problem. They were unlocked/jailbroken by two different people. Hope someone has an answer.

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  • herbkersman Nov 18, 2008

    Is there a way to confirm that? Also, is it easy to do?

  • herbkersman Nov 18, 2008

    Thanks. I bring up the software issue because I have read that unlocking/jailbreaking from different sights might make a difference with reception problems or that additional software may be necessary to improve this issue. I realize this may be bunk but thought I would throw the question out there anyway. Anyone?

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That can happen if who did the jailbreak operation installed the wrong firmware version.

Take it back to the repairman for a firmware reinstall.

If the firmware is ok, then it is a broken internal antenna.

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The internal antenna system is quite able to recive the signal.so you r facing this problem. it can repaired by a professional technician of this model if possible.or getting it replaced is the last option.as inserting the new antenna will solve the problem.this is not any mechanical problem of the device.this is just the antenna problem.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

  • fixyy Nov 18, 2008

    still u can interchange the battery of a proper working phone in your phone and check out  for the confirmation of the fault.

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Probably needs a new internal antenna

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Nov 18, 2008

    No, you will have to get it done by a repair guy. BTW, you have already confirmed that your antenna is weak, by saying that your wife's phone of similar make and model has better signal strength. (I take it she is on the same network). Unlocking a phone would have nothing to do with signal strength.

    You might also want to see if your battery is fully charged and working properly or is faulty. Check that first, as it is the easier way to go..


  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Nov 18, 2008

    Unlocking a phone has nothing to do with reception. It just allows your phone to use a SIM card different from the original carrier. See here:
    http://www.unlockblackberry.org/faq.htm
    (Although the article is for a Blackberry, it holds tru for any phone).

    One quick way to verify is simply use your wife's SIM card in your phone and see if the signal strength changes..


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