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12-27-2011, 05:16 PM #13GS T-Mobile, Very Poor Reception
I just jailbroke/unlocked an old-botrom iPhone 3GS with an iPad baseband on iOS 5.0.1 using redsn0w and ultrasn0w. Reception indoors on T-Mobile is just terrible. It will show around 3, even 4 bars sometimes then randomly drop down to "No Service" in its exact same position on my desk without even touching it. It seems to just decide when it wants service.
I previously had an original iPhone unlocked with T-Mobile and it worked perfectly indoors, so I know it's not a cell tower issue. The iPhone 3GS was never taken apart.
Last edited by aluminum313; 12-27-2011 at 05:36 PM.
12-27-2011, 05:20 PM #2
I always had horrible reception indoors but i live in a place where i have to go outside to get service, lol.
i'm still trying to get mine unlocked so it will connect to tmobile right now.
12-27-2011, 05:30 PM #3
Yeah, it worked just fine with the original iPhone on T-Mobile inside, full bars all the time, so I can't really figure out just what's going on with the 3GS.
12-27-2011, 05:35 PM #4
Did the phone recently get repaired
12-27-2011, 05:43 PM #5
No, like I said, the iPhone has never been taking apart or repaired.