Does iPhone drop more calls after jailbreaking?
May 17, 2010 12:29 PM   Subscribe

I have an iPhone 3g. I jailbroke it pre-OS3 and had tons of dropped calls, so I un-jailbroke it.. I jailbroke it and once again at OS3.13, and after months of no dropped calls, no "no service" and no missed voicemails, suddently I'm getting all three once again right after jailbreaking with spirit. does jailbreak cause more dropped calls?
posted by lrodman to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
I had missing voice mails because of a phone profile setting when my AT&T iPhone was configured for tethering, but I never noticed anything regarding dropped calls using either that or being jailbroken for OS 3.0. It might be an out-of-date baseband issue. Still, I've never had this dropped called phenomenon people complain about.
posted by Outis at 12:51 PM on May 17, 2010

Restoring was the first good step to correcting this problem. However, there's so much that can make a phone drop a call. Software is low on that list. Pay attention to where your calls get dropped. Location is the single biggest cause. Moving between cells can also cause problems. For what it's worth, I used a jailbroken iPhone for a good while (still running 3.1.2), and I rarely if ever dropped calls (T-Mobile, for what that's worth).
posted by gc at 3:14 PM on May 17, 2010

My iPhone's service has always been much less reliable when I've been jailbroken, including the new Spirit jailbreak, which I just tried out recently. I always end up getting rid of the jailbreak to get my iPhone's reliability back.
posted by evariste at 7:27 PM on May 17, 2010

Response by poster: No changes in location. So far totally reliable since I took off the profile, and that is also when I suddenly had 7 voicemails appear.

Not only dropped calls, but I was also having the network drop altogether - no service, and a red circle on the phone icon.
posted by lrodman at 9:50 AM on May 18, 2010

i too had issues with the profile. it's a common complaint.

check out mywi on cydia for tethering. it's $10, but it turns your iphone into what appears to other devices as an ad-hoc wireless network. i can get my macbook online over 3g with it. i cannot however get my DS online because the DS cant understand ad-hoc connections, even though it can see the mywi SSID.
posted by phritosan at 3:35 PM on May 19, 2010

I have a jailbroken 2G. I never notice any dropped calls at all. (not using AT&T)
posted by MacChimpman at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2010

Response by poster: No more dropped calls, but I still get sad apple springboard crashes occasionally - and I'm not running anything other than sbsettings!
posted by lrodman at 7:21 PM on May 26, 2010

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