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Fixing the Nexus One 3G connectivity problem

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Fixing the Nexus One 3G connectivity problem
If you are a Nexus One owner who is having trouble keeping or even finding a 3G signal, there might be some hope for your phone yet. Kevin Tofel over at jkOnTheRun has a simple fix that might work. In the 10 days that Kevin had the N-One, he could not get a 3G signal. Since doing this fix, he has been on 3G continuously-even after reboots.

First, go into settings. Select "Wireless and Networks" . Choose the "Mobile Networks" option near the bottom. Go into the "Network Operators section and the handset will start looking for GSM networks near you. When the search is complete, click on "Select Automatically". The phone will respond "Registered on network".

That's it! It worked for Kevin and it could work for you. Let us know if your Nexus One now can grab and hold onto your 3G connection.

HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review

source: jkOnTheRun

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


Ok, so people couldn't figure that out but they think they need this phone? LOL.

posted on 19 Jan 2010, 23:49

2. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't a phone already be able to "automatically" look for and connect to the network it's on? IMO, Google and HTC should have worked just a tad harder at making sure something like this doesn't happen...especially since the damn thing is a PHONE in the first place. Making sure a phone registers and stays connected with a 3G signal seems like a pretty essential part of releasing a phone to the public; especially when it is being touted as the new, amazing, wonder-phone that was/is.

posted on 19 Jan 2010, 23:51

3. Galen20K (Posts: 515; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Wow, why in the world did they release the phone without the Automatic select already enabled.

posted on 20 Jan 2010, 05:35

4. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Maybe since it's an unlocked handset, it comes from the manufacturer without the setting? Might make sense.

posted on 20 Jan 2010, 09:23

5. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Yeah, it might make sense for an unlocked phone, and I dislike Apple, but if you are trying to steal market share from the iPhone, wouldn't you want to ensure that the user experience is seamless and more importantly: geared for the genreally impatient non-techie iPhone user?

posted on 20 Jan 2010, 10:35

6. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)


I admit it's kind of stupid for HTC and Google to not have the phone set to automatically search for 3g networks, but it's being blown way out of proportion, the fix is easy and right in the software, you literally just have to go into a settings menu, and press the screen a few times. You have google search...use it.

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 10:09

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


well its is stupid and easy but does it really work for all caus nobody offered any feedback yet

posted on 12 Nov 2010, 04:38

8. fzy (unregistered)


I solved it by resetting my APN settings.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 07:18

9. haluk (unregistered)


It seems this probelm has been around since the beging of 2010.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/android/thread?tid=28681595a0c66209&hl=en

Shame on you Google !.

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