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Topic # 93736 28-Nov-2011 15:28 Send private message

Hello,

I have a Telecom Galaxy S2. I followed these instructions and rooted the stock rom:
http://www.androidnz.net/2011/10/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html

This all went no problems. I then loaded Ginger Villan as I used that on my old HTC Desire and quite liked it.

I have always had bad cell coverage in my bedroom. After rooting and going to the new rom, areas where I previously got no bars but enough coverage to receive SMS no longer have any reception.

Has anyone rooted their phone and experienced anything similar? Can someone explain why this might happen? Does the carrier specific ROM have tweaks that affect coverage that a custom ROM may not have?

I had similar issues with my HTC Desire after rooting, I never really managed to fix it despite trying lots of different radio's. In that case I persisted, but while I like custom ROM's, the diminished coverage in my bedroom means its not realy worth the hassle.

Thanks


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  Reply # 551035 28-Nov-2011 15:30 Send private message

You might get more help if you post in the S2 thread. http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=83026&page_no=1

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  Reply # 551043 28-Nov-2011 15:37 Send private message

what modem (baseband) are you currently running? maybe it isn't the best for XT. Check the thread as posted by Kiwi above as there is a lot of info on modems and what best works here in NZ.




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  Reply # 551047 28-Nov-2011 15:41 Send private message

Running I9100TDOKG2
Kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKH1-CL438706

I don't quite get it because I didn't think what I did should impact on the radio performance.

I will have to check that thread after work (I was a bit daunted by the 160+ pages)

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  Reply # 551055 28-Nov-2011 15:51 Send private message

it is daunting but use search function and it should narrow it down. The I9100T which i think yours is, does have a recommended modem and is in thread somewhere.




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  Reply # 551075 28-Nov-2011 16:47 Send private message

Blaire, just go the last 10 odd pages. There's good info about the Telecom S2 (of which I have) and the best modems for it.

Many recommend KG2 or KG5. I run KI4 and have screens of my speedtests on there as well.

This will bring some increased visibility to your query. I usually check the new posts daily so came across your one. The other regular S2 users may not.

Feel free to ask more questions. Always happy to help.

blair003: Running I9100TDOKG2
Kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKH1-CL438706

I don't quite get it because I didn't think what I did should impact on the radio performance.

I will have to check that thread after work (I was a bit daunted by the 160+ pages)




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  Reply # 551290 29-Nov-2011 09:13 Send private message

Thanks. I read the last 20 pages, found a link and downloaded the original telecom Radio, but while I was there I thought I would try dlevROM. It comes with Baseband KI4 and that seems to be working better for me.

If I decide I prefer/want to try the original radio, can I just flash the radio using the 'phone' slot in Odin?

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  Reply # 551492 29-Nov-2011 15:06 Send private message

Yes, extract the modem.bin file and flash in the phone section. Make sure repartition is not checked.

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  Reply # 551637 29-Nov-2011 23:20 Send private message

Rooting itself does nothing for the reception but some ROMs have the modem included and some dont on the SGS2, Just find the right one and youl be golden, KI4 should be fine for you ;)

Heads up im releasing one tonight as soon as i settle on a name for it that will be good for your device (im on XT also)




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  Reply # 551638 29-Nov-2011 23:23 Send private message

CdTDroiD: Rooting itself does nothing for the reception but some ROMs have the modem included and some dont on the SGS2, Just find the right one and youl be golden, KI4 should be fine for you ;)

Heads up im releasing one tonight as soon as i settle on a name for it that will be good for your device (im on XT also)


how soon? :-) i'll be up a bit
 




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  Reply # 551639 29-Nov-2011 23:24 Send private message

Damager:
CdTDroiD: Rooting itself does nothing for the reception but some ROMs have the modem included and some dont on the SGS2, Just find the right one and youl be golden, KI4 should be fine for you ;)

Heads up im releasing one tonight as soon as i settle on a name for it that will be good for your device (im on XT also)


how soon? :-) i'll be up a bit
 


Can upload as soon as i get a name lol, was thinking "FluxMOD" as in Back to the Future lol sounds cool.. catchy... simple.. i dunno 




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  Reply # 551641 29-Nov-2011 23:34 Send private message

CdTDroiD:
Damager:
CdTDroiD: Rooting itself does nothing for the reception but some ROMs have the modem included and some dont on the SGS2, Just find the right one and youl be golden, KI4 should be fine for you ;)

Heads up im releasing one tonight as soon as i settle on a name for it that will be good for your device (im on XT also)


how soon? :-) i'll be up a bit
 


Can upload as soon as i get a name lol, was thinking "FluxMOD" as in Back to the Future lol sounds cool.. catchy... simple.. i dunno 



what about.. The SenseiS2 ? how about just name it anything hehe! 




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  Reply # 551651 30-Nov-2011 01:19 Send private message

Damager:
CdTDroiD:
Damager:
CdTDroiD: Rooting itself does nothing for the reception but some ROMs have the modem included and some dont on the SGS2, Just find the right one and youl be golden, KI4 should be fine for you ;)

Heads up im releasing one tonight as soon as i settle on a name for it that will be good for your device (im on XT also)


how soon? :-) i'll be up a bit
 


Can upload as soon as i get a name lol, was thinking "FluxMOD" as in Back to the Future lol sounds cool.. catchy... simple.. i dunno 



what about.. The SenseiS2 ? how about just name it anything hehe! 


Here you go mate ;) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1367825 




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