Results 1 to 4 of 4
Discuss 2.2.1 + I-Smartphone - Working, but no GPS and poor battery life at the Turbo-, Supersim and Simcloning Solution - Hackint0sh.org; I've had the new I-Smartphone solution ("3G Storm") working in my phone for 2 days ...
  1. #1
    Rookie Array

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default 2.2.1 + I-Smartphone - Working, but no GPS and poor battery life

    I've had the new I-Smartphone solution ("3G Storm") working in my phone for 2 days now... I haven't attempted 3G, but with EDGE, I've got incoming and outgoing calls and data, no problems. Hasn't required a reset yet.

    However, when the SIM is installed, I cannot EVER pick up a GPS signal, using Motion-X GPS Lite (don't know if there's a better tool for GPS info). Just get network triangulation. But if I remove the SIM, I can pick up satelites within a minute or two. Reinserting the SIM.

    I hadn't seen anyone else mention GPS flakiness with these solutions.... Is this a common/logical problem? I don't know exactly how the GPS radio/processor integrates with the GSM chip.


    Also, my phone can barely hold a charge overnight (No usage, wifi off, good GSM signal, no SSH or other background software intalled). However, I've never used this phone prior to installing the I-smartphone, so this could have been a pre-existing battery problem. Just thought I'd check if battery problems are known while I'm at it.

    Any input? GPS or Battery problems common?

    Thanks!



  2. #2
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MKramer View Post
    I've had the new I-Smartphone solution ("3G Storm") working in my phone for 2 days now... I haven't attempted 3G, but with EDGE, I've got incoming and outgoing calls and data, no problems. Hasn't required a reset yet.

    However, when the SIM is installed, I cannot EVER pick up a GPS signal, using Motion-X GPS Lite (don't know if there's a better tool for GPS info). Just get network triangulation. But if I remove the SIM, I can pick up satelites within a minute or two. Reinserting the SIM.

    I hadn't seen anyone else mention GPS flakiness with these solutions.... Is this a common/logical problem? I don't know exactly how the GPS radio/processor integrates with the GSM chip.


    Also, my phone can barely hold a charge overnight (No usage, wifi off, good GSM signal, no SSH or other background software intalled). However, I've never used this phone prior to installing the I-smartphone, so this could have been a pre-existing battery problem. Just thought I'd check if battery problems are known while I'm at it.

    Any input? GPS or Battery problems common?

    Thanks!
    What version firmware do u have?

    I would try restoring it to a fresh state... you never know what was running on it before.

  3. #3
    Rookie Array

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by enkrypt3d View Post
    What version firmware do u have?

    I would try restoring it to a fresh state... you never know what was running on it before.
    Version 2.2.1 w/ the 2.30.03 baseband. I did a fresh restore (well, actually, 3... long, boring story), the day before I installed the I-smartphone.

    Unfortunately, as Zf loves to predict, the sim solution has started getting flaky after the 3 day honeymoon period. Losing signal on an hourly basis, EDGE doesn't work at all now. Even after reseting the phone and using the sim in another, valid, phone.

    But, such is the way with these things. Here's hoping for a software unlock someday...

  4. #4
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MKramer View Post
    Version 2.2.1 w/ the 2.30.03 baseband. I did a fresh restore (well, actually, 3... long, boring story), the day before I installed the I-smartphone.

    Unfortunately, as Zf loves to predict, the sim solution has started getting flaky after the 3 day honeymoon period. Losing signal on an hourly basis, EDGE doesn't work at all now. Even after reseting the phone and using the sim in another, valid, phone.

    But, such is the way with these things. Here's hoping for a software unlock someday...
    Every time you take the sim out, it will wipe your APN settings. If you are using tmobile, use epc.tmobile.com to get EDGE working again then reboot the phone.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Poor battery life after jailbreak with greenpois0n RC6 iPhone 4 legit activation
    By spadediamond in forum Greenpois0n (iOS 4.1 jailbreak)
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 02-24-2014, 06:21 PM
  2. Poor Battery Life iOS 4
    By Mr. Glass in forum PwnageTool
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-13-2010, 05:13 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-15-2010, 02:20 AM
  4. [Springboard] 2~10 seconds lag when launching apps & poor standby battery life
    By DTW_flyer in forum Free Toolchain Software (Cydia App's)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-27-2008, 06:01 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-04-2007, 06:15 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:17 AM.
twitter, follow us!