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Uber Geek

#115339 22-Mar-2013 15:02
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Yes, I'm a bad man. I was going to request an unlock on the original I9000 thread but figured it would get lost with all the awesomeness of the new models, despite mine still trucking along just fine :)

So I've gone (back) to CM10 (CM10.1 is way crashy on these it seems, always running out of RAM) 4.1.2 again. Since its like a new device compared to GB 2.3.6

Seems to be sweet as.

I notice the default CM10 modem is JVT. Now, last time I went to JB 4.2 CM10.1, I don't recal the included modem but the coverage out in the wops (Kaiapoi) seemed to be a hell of a lot better than the GB XWJW4, and beat JVT also it seems.

The stock CSC is XSA (unbranded Virgin australia release) and latest official ROM included XWJW1 modem.

Now, on the off chance the network out there has not changed, and the modem is at fault. What version ICS/JB modem has everyone else found works all kinds of aweome on VFNZ

As I understand it, XW is the wide european use modem, also used in NZ/AU. But can't seem to find similar region coding with the ICS/JB modem versions on XDA

I'm open to suggestions to try different ones if the JVT has been found by you guys as pretty bad in NZ, and I need to put on XXJW4/6 or similar.

Perhaps someone with an official NZ JB unit can shed light, or are the modems also locked to type of device also.

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Ultimate Geek

  #785830 23-Mar-2013 11:47
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I have heard that BUJP5 is the best for VFNZ. I have used that on a Galaxy S before just on a stock rom (hong kong I think) and it worked a lot better than the stock modem.

I have also used it on a Galaxy S running CM10, but I didn't get to test it enough to tell if it was much of an improvement.

I am using CM10.1 M2 on my Galaxy S at the moment with XXJVT and it's working okay, I haven't had a chance to test any other modems yet.

Check out this thread with a list of modems for CM7/CM9/CM10/MIUI

If you do find one that works significantly better, let me know as I would be keen to try some out.

Btw I haven't had any issues with CM10.1, what issues were you having?

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  #786365 24-Mar-2013 19:57
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I've had pretty good GPS/Cell Signal with SRJV1.

I think JW4 had the best speed test results but SRJV1 gave better all round compatibility and performance when taking battery life into consideration as well.   I'm on 2deg, but frequently roam on Voda.


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Uber Geek

  #786426 24-Mar-2013 21:31
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4.2.x just kept running out of ram, making it sluggish, if responsive at all. Looking at stats would always be left with 24mb or so which just wasn't enough. Something was leaking I suspect, but would never show in the task manager as currently in use

Not too worried about speed of network. Being my handset on a work acct, I don't use cell data that much. But coverage wise, seems to be good around the city only, and the outskirts with only single towers are pretty bad

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