1. bricegoing's Avatar
    Is there anyone out there that could make an app to show your actual dbm for cdma carriers. For example I have verizon and my signal strength never shows above -80 dbm even though that may not be my true signal. I would love to have this app on my phone so I could know my real signal strength. Thanks!

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    08-02-09 02:34 PM
  2. bricegoing's Avatar
    Well apparently I'm by myself in thinking this is a good idea for an app I also thought it would be pretty simple to make I guess I'm wrong

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    08-03-09 10:04 AM
  3. Shao128's Avatar
    The problem with writing an application like this is that how would app get the "true" dbm? Developers dont have direct low level access to the hardware. Any API call is going to return the same value that you are seeing now.
    08-03-09 10:17 AM
  4. bricegoing's Avatar
    So what your saying is that this kind of app couldn't be made to show the true dbm?

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    08-03-09 10:39 AM
  5. Shao128's Avatar
    Hang on, give me 15 mins, I'll write a quick app that displays the current signal strength and you can try it.
    08-03-09 10:46 AM
  6. PDM's Avatar
    08-03-09 10:52 AM
  7. Shao128's Avatar
    Haha I totally forgot about that app, try that, I wont bother writing that quick app then.
    08-03-09 10:58 AM
  8. bricegoing's Avatar
    I got an error 504 message will it work on your phones?

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    08-03-09 11:33 AM
  9. PDM's Avatar
    I got an error 504 message will it work on your phones?

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    Ahh, you tried the OTA link on the 1st page of that thread - which needs updating (i.e. 404 error msg).

    Here is the actual OTA link :
    http://f5bbutils.fairview5.com/signa.../signalloc.jad

    Code:
    http://f5bbutils.fairview5.com/signalloc/download/signalloc-1.0.1259/ota/signalloc.jad
    Edit : FYI. Tower Location does not seem to work on the VZ Blackberry's (as VZ do not enable it on their network). However, everything else should work.
    Last edited by PDM; 08-03-09 at 12:00 PM.
    08-03-09 11:57 AM
  10. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    Hold down ALT and type "NMLL"
    08-03-09 12:01 PM
  11. bricegoing's Avatar
    Hold down ALT and type "NMLL"
    This will only show you up -80 dbm and then it stops for example your actual signal could be -45 dbm and it will still only read -80 dbm

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    08-03-09 05:26 PM
  12. bricegoing's Avatar
    Ahh, you tried the OTA link on the 1st page of that thread - which needs updating (i.e. 404 error msg).

    Here is the actual OTA link :
    http://f5bbutils.fairview5.com/signa.../signalloc.jad

    Code:
    http://f5bbutils.fairview5.com/signalloc/download/signalloc-1.0.1259/ota/signalloc.jad
    Edit : FYI. Tower Location does not seem to work on the VZ Blackberry's (as VZ do not enable it on their network). However, everything else should work.


    Will this show above -80

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    Last edited by bricegoing; 08-03-09 at 05:33 PM.
    08-03-09 05:31 PM
  13. bricegoing's Avatar
    That app doesn't do anything it got down to 80 and just sat there where I know I should have better signal

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    08-03-09 06:28 PM
  14. Blacklac's Avatar
    This will only show you up -80 dbm and then it stops for example your actual signal could be -45 dbm and it will still only read -80 dbm

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    I have had mine up to -54... Rocking -66 right now.

    Alt + NMLL that is.
    08-03-09 08:51 PM
  15. bricegoing's Avatar
    Do you have verizon though you must be on gsm. verizon and I'm not sure but maybe all cdma networks will only show up to -80

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    08-04-09 12:12 AM
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