07/17/2013, 12:43 PM
After installing 72ka’s Google Maps as well as the TorchLED app onto a stock 2.1 Pre2 via Preware, I am unable to connect to the internet and unable to make calls. Appears to have full signal bars but no 3g icon. On very rare occasion I will be able to. No recognizable pattern. The error messages vary between "no internet connection; please enable networking", something about not being able to connect to "com.palm.telephony", to "no lines available".
Twice, I have used Doctor to wipe it back to 2.1 and the problem hasn’t gone away.
Assuming it was hardware/ribbon related, and with a new Pre2 being only $50, I purchased a brand new one. Annnnd I just hosed by trying to install Google Maps and the Torch LED apps via QuickInstall. Awesome. Kinda pissed.
The strange thing is... the performance (or lack there of) is not consistent. I just took the old Pre2 and manually flashed the modem firmware to see if that would help. Extracted it from the WebOS Doctor for Verizon Pre2 2.1.0 (which I previously used to Doctor the phone... i know, like this had any chance of working if doctoring it didn't...). Flash successful. Still unable to place calls, e.g., Verizon’s *228 (Phone Offline).
SOOOO Gurus, any ideas? Why is the modem failing?
Quick Install lists the Modem Type: Version 22.214.171.124 Castle 2010 Oct...
Modem Firmware: Input/output error)!
Ope: Prt /dev/modemdiag Failed(2=No such...
I have now Doctored the brand new phone back to 2.0.1.
WebOS QuickInstall now lists...
MEID: [long hex number]
Phone still doesn’t work.
Now installing 2.1.0 over wifi via Verizon. Fingers crossed...
Firmware now listed as:RC1.8(595)
Still not functioning. Attempting to browse internet via 3G-> "No Internet Connection". Also unable to use phone app. Icons in top right rotate randomly between nothing, full bars, 1 bar, 1x+Bars, 3G+bars.
What is there on a phone that Doctor doesn't re-image/restore? What can I do here???
Perhaps some manual radio control apps? Is there something else in the phone that is getting screwed up by these apps or their prereqs>?
An old phone AND a brand new phone!!!! wtf.