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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon9559 View Post
    There is also a software update rolling out now for the incredible 2

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    Yeah. The radio I just installed today is included in the update. So it is an official radio from Verizon.

    I just don't want to install 2.3.4 because it will break root.

    Plus I tried it yesterday just to see what would happen and it locked my phone up. Wouldn't fully boot up.
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    I do have a better signal though. 5 to 10 dbm better.
    How exactly do the dbm units work? What direction represents an improvement? In other words, if I'm showing -90 dbm, would -100 dbm be better or worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhayader View Post
    How exactly do the dbm units work? What direction represents an improvement? In other words, if I'm showing -90 dbm, would -100 dbm be better or worse?

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    -100dbm is worse than -90dbm.
    dBm is just a unit of measurement for the signal strength of the radio waves.
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    Yeah I figured a larger negative number was worse - which means I am actually marginally worse off with this new radio (I'm getting between -90 and -100 dbm) than I was with the previous one (I was seeing between -80 and -90 dbm). Right?

    A related question: why does it seem like dbm is always listed in negative numbers? Does that mean that 0 dbm is the theoretical maximum signal strength? Just curious. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhayader View Post
    Yeah I figured a larger negative number was worse - which means I am actually marginally worse off with this new radio (I'm getting between -90 and -100 dbm) than I was with the previous one (I was seeing between -80 and -90 dbm). Right?

    A related question: why does it seem like dbm is always listed in negative numbers? Does that mean that 0 dbm is the theoretical maximum signal strength? Just curious. Thanks.

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    dbm isn't always a negative number.
    The typical maximum received signal power of a wireless network is -10 to -30 dBm.

    Reference: dBm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Ohhh ok, that's why you can have negative numbers - dbm is an exponent in the calculation of power. Sorta strange that signal strength isn't simply expressed in watts, but whatever. Cool, thanks.

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    UPDATE: Last night turned off mobile data and left it alone on the charger. Today everything seems normal. Average data speeds and better signal. Maybe last night was a fluke, I don't know. I will just watch it and see what happens over the next couple of months.

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