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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
sweak
Member

Went to XDA website - nothing on this. Obviously you're more experienced at this. If I found it, how do I install, and does it negate my phone warrenty?

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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
WCMack
Sr. Member
Dear sweak,

I think what trparky is talking about requires you to take steps to modify or replace part or all of the OS in ways that would void your warranty. I have not done this, for that reason, although those who advocate this and even offer techniques to do it say that you can reverse the process and go back to a "stock" OS if you need warranty service. I personally am not ready to trust that statement, although it may be true. I don't know of anyone who has done this and then received warranty service, although I don't know of anyone who has been refused, either.
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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
sweak
Member

Thank you, WCMack. That's what I figured. In Safe Mode, I do have a better signal - goes out sometimes, but seems to be there most of the time. I'm planning to delete apps to see if one of them is the problem. From now on, I'll only update 1 at a time...couldn't keep track of updates before when I just updated all when I received notifications. Other than this inconsistant network connection, I really like the phone.

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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
trparky
Novice

The EP1Q modem firmwares that I'm talking about doesn't replace the OS, only the baseband software which is what drives the 3g and 4g modem radios.  It's separate from the Android OS.

 

Yes, there is a chance to void your warranty by loading it because if you brick it and can't fix it, then there is a possibility that your warranty could be null and void.  Thankfully most of the people over on XDA-Developers will help you if you manage to brick your phone.

 

In the case of the EP1Q modem firmwares, it's just a process of putting your phone into Download Mode and using a tool called ODIN to load the EP1Q firmware onto your phone.  It's rather easy to do so and even being the complete n00b that I am to the Android world I was able to figure it out with some help from some of the guys over on XDA-Developers.

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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
WCMack
Sr. Member
trparky,

Thanks for clarifying that.

sweat,

Glad you like the phone - so do I - and good luck, whatever you decide to do!
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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
stevetrek
Member

GrapeGuy wrote:

Just got a “charge” it has 3 bars signal strength but it’s network connection is sporadic at best.
My Fascinate (sitting right next to it) connects to internet, downloads and searches instantly wile the charge stalls and then says “network problem” Do I have a LEMON? Will their be a fix? In the Verizon store as soon as it was powered up it down loaded an update but I have this problem?


I just purchased a Droid Charge at Costco for $129 last weekend. Sitting next to a Droid X, the Charge has data connectivity problems when the Droid X is solid. In my office, I connect to WiFi. When the WiFi signal drops to 0, the unit does not switch to 3G or 4G (available at my office location). I get a popup saying there is no network connection.

 

I see someone here said to reboot the unit. I guess I'll try that.

 

This is a disappointment.  I just disconnected my 3 year old Blackberry to purchase this device.

 

I can  return it, but very reluctant to do so.

 

Verizon: are you listening?

Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
RastaDroid888
Member

yes!!! same stuff here im in Lewes DE with no 4G coverage yet but i got meh droid charge no freakn 3G connection

 its drivn me stoopid!! the gave me a replacement yesterday and stilll no 3G even with like 3 dif. accounts added through wifi only.....this sucks how do we fix this !!!

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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
RastaDroid888
Member
This used to work before my previous charge can do everything but get 3G like even thou my mobile datas on im blogin dis through wifi so have 4 days left to fed-ex the otha one back or fight wit the lovely version staff bout how the phone is worse then my droid 1st. .. Connection wise. .im getting my crappy 3G cuz its better then no G! " an that ain't G!
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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
Paul77
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Well if you are using it in 3g mode that's why your not having the same issues as us.
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Re: Droid Charge Network connection Problems
yourbrokenoven

Either Verizon's network goes compeltely down weekly for over an hour at a time in the middle of town, or my phone simply won't connect.  Have never had a verizon friend nearby to ask.  Frequently, though, no matter whether I'm in a 4G coverage area or 3G coverage area, I drop down to 1x, and then to no data at all.

 

Either Verizon's network is worse than AT&T's here, or the charge has the same network issues that have plagued Samsung phones since they began making Android phones.  I'm very disappointed in the reliability of this phone.

 

When the network data drops, putting it in and out of airplane mode doesn't  resolve the problem.  Turning on and off data individually doesn't help, and powercycling doesn't help.  You just have to sit and wait about an hour for the issue to sort itself out.

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