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T-Mobile 3gs Reception Probs I keep on losing connection when holding or like when i start my iphone up and dont open the lock screen it stays on no service
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    Default t-mobile reception problems plz answer
    T-Mobile 3gs Reception Probs
    I keep on losing connection when holding or like when i start my iphone up and dont open the lock screen it stays on no service or searching. Then when i put down on table or open lock screen after a power connectivity comes back. When my friends with 3g on 4.1 tmobile is in the same room gets 3 bars i get 1 or 0 because of me holding it. Sigh im on 4.2.1 bb6.15; jailbroken with greenposion after redsnow bb upgrade/and jb. then restored to custom ispw. Sigh sigh ... Reception sucks god damn
    anyone plz answer...

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    Have you tried a restore to custom fw already after this has happened? If so it might just be a flaw with that baseband.

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    Do you have 3g enabled? Under settings? I had the same problem but someone told me to turn off the 3G as the iphone does not recognize tmobiles 3g service. It works off wifi and edge. Its a drawback but still worth it in my book.

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    i always leave 3g off. I might re- restore to cutom 4.2.1. all tell you what happens. so stay tuned

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    You can't restore to lower fw if on 6.15 bb

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    If you have SHSH blobs saved, you can restore. No problems.

    Did you reset network settings?
    Settings/General/Reset/Reset Network Settings

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    You can restore fine to a lower fw with the iPad baseband so long that SHSHs are available. The baseband itself cannot be downgraded.

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    I have a 3GS at home with the exact same problem. It constantly loses signal and can't get more than 1 bar or so. I only have t-mobile sim cards at home so I can't confirm weather it is a hardware or software fault. It also occasionally after being left off for a long time resorts to the connect to itunes screen whereas itunes will direct me to restore the iphone.

    I have SHSH blobs for 4.2.1 and 4.3.3 and it is on the ipad baseband.

    I have pretty much just written off this phone has I don't know what the issue is.

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    In my area T-Mo is a bit weak. On the 3GS, 2-3 bars are normal, but an old Samsung cheapie is rock-solid.

    Has your phone ever been repaired? During my last repair a side-bar grounding pin was forgotten and the single dropped to 0-1 bar.

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    Yeah I believe mine has been repaired, given to me by a friend who worked at a cell phone repair store, he no longer is there now though. Is it possible my 3GS has the same or similar issue?

    Also my iphone 4 (T-Mobile) next to it gets a solid 5 bars when the 3GS struggles to hold 1.

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    That little-bitty gold-colored ground pin made a significant difference in my reception

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    I guess I will look at taking it apart sometime and seeing if I can fix it..

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    A nice shinny gold pin should be on the bottom side, attached to the dock connector and touching the outside silver rim.

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    Mess are you talking about a iPhone 4 , I just got mine repaired screen+digitizer now I lose service when am in buildings , I'd never had a problem always had great signal 4-5 bar Any where I went Do you know a (link) on how to replace the signal antenna I tried looking but can't find it on YouTube any help would be nice (thanks all) I fixed mine thanks
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    I'd love to know more about this itty-bitty gold pin! What is it called, where do you get it, how much does it cost, etc.

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