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  1. Rich_purser's Avatar
    Hi It's me agaian, still having a problem with my iphone
    following the jailbreak etc I only seem to get 3g signal and no 2g signal at all.
    anybody know of a solution or can point me in the right direction the closest I've got are the web sites below but unsure if it's a software or hardware problem (any other web pages greatly appriciated) Thanks guys.


    (Where is cellular antenna connector - iPhone 3G - iFixit)

    (How I recovered my iPhone's lost GSM signal!)

    I feel its a bit like the x-files for the Iphone; "The Truth Is Out There" somewhere at least I hope so!
    2011-01-07 04:19 PM
  2. Cowboy's Avatar
    Sounds like a software issue not a hardware issue.
    Was it doing this before the jailbreak?
    2011-01-07 04:48 PM
  3. Simon's Avatar
    I actually had a phone that it was a hardware issue causing this exact symptom. Not saying it isnt software but it could be hardware.
    2011-01-07 05:12 PM
  4. Cowboy's Avatar
    Could be depends on if this was happening before jailbreak
    If it wasnt or you not sure try to restore first and see if that fixes if not then we can crack the phone open
    2011-01-07 05:15 PM
  5. Simon's Avatar
    Ya restore is definitely the first step
    2011-01-07 05:17 PM
  6. Rich_purser's Avatar
    I've tried a restore and all the usual stuff but nothing on the way home I discovered I can get signal on 2g but is very patchy and I have to be stood practiculy on the telephone mast to get signal, I'm pretty certain it's the arial in the phone from the web pages It dosn't look very easy to change (they talk about soldering a piece of wire instead of the resister that attracts the signal, but I just needed some advice or even a step by step tutorial on how to do this,

    Last edited by Rich_purser; 2011-01-07 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2011-01-07 06:26 PM
  7. Simon's Avatar
    Out of my league, I am a software troubleshooter.

    All yours Westerman
    2011-01-07 06:39 PM
  8. Cowboy's Avatar
    Why do you not just buy a whole new piece instead of trying to solder it and making a mikey mouse fix.
    Replacement WIFI Antena Aerial Flex Cable For iPhone 3G iPhone Repair Part

    its like 5 bucks
    2011-01-07 07:10 PM
  9. Rich_purser's Avatar
    ah theres a problem there dude, the piece you describe is the wifi antenna but there is two (I want the GSM Antenna)

    Where is cellular antenna connector - iPhone 3G - iFixit

    How I recovered my iPhone's lost GSM signal!

    I am in fact one step ahead of you my friend, as I have bought that exact piece you describe 2 days ago and am waiting for it to arrive, but having looked into it more closly I don't think it will improve what I want it to improve (as you say about soldering being a milky fix I agree. I have no intention of doing any soldering as I was terible at that side in electronics at school) I think I'm looking for a pacific resister but I think it's a trip to an Apple store or an electronics genius and pay whatever the cost is to get it fixed.
    what do you think dude? Thanks


    by the way these pictures are for a 3g Im on a 3gs (i could be wrong but i'm flailing blindly in the dark on this one now)

    Posted later; (sorry I meant a mickey mouse fix)
    Last edited by Rich_purser; 2011-01-07 at 10:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2011-01-07 10:05 PM
  10. Rich_purser's Avatar
    Hi there

    Sorry to drain you Westerman

    I think it is either of these things (my iphone was proffesionally refurbished before I bought it so safe bet its been messed up)

    See pictures, I shall have a look tomorrow and let you know how I get on thanks for all your help

    Attached Thumbnails 3g Signal no 2g Signal PLEASE HELP!!!!-untitled.jpg   3g Signal no 2g Signal PLEASE HELP!!!!-xiuvbfueck3gsdum-large.jpg  
    2011-01-08 01:05 AM
  11. Rich_purser's Avatar
    sorry wrong picture a small conductor that has no cenection to the docking port will have come loose or knocked off needs a tiny piece of coper wire to improve the signal

    Thanks again

    2011-01-08 01:07 AM
  12. Cowboy's Avatar
    Lol no problem
    You had me really confused there for a min glad you got a fix tho
    2011-01-08 07:26 AM