Grey signal bars?

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  1. greycobalt

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    When I leave an area where I was connected to Wifi, my signal bars only come back as grey instead of blue. I have full strength and 3G, but it won't let me use any data on the phone. I can only receive text messages or calls while this is happening. The only way for it to fix itself is by restarting the phone or toggling airplane mode a few times. This started happening randomly within the last few weeks. No new apps that have anything to do with Wifi or signal to my knowledge.

    Any ideas? :-(
     

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    Running any ROM or auto task killer?
     
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    Usually means you aren't connected to Google's servers. I've found that signing into a google app from a webpage (since you don't have data at all this isn't an option) or toggling airplane mode *usually* fixes this. For whatever reason sometimes when leaving a WIFI area, it happens. That's really the only "fix" I know and you're already doing it...
     
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    My cellphone occurs the same problem, every time i'll have to restart the phone to receive wifi signal
     
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    Nope! Unrooted, stock, and no funky apps.
     
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    It could be, if I was on a computer and I had some time to learn the app.
     
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    Power off phone, remove battery, remove SIM, wait 1 minute. Reinstall SIM, battery and power phone back on. If that does not correct the problem then force stop the play store app and clear cache and data. Reboot phone. Hope this helps!
     
  9. dezymond

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    Would definitely do what Saryon said. It happened to me a couple times and what I did was log out of my Gmail account then did the steps above. Probably didn't HAVE to log out, but it helped.
     
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    Had it happen today, but just for a few seconds and it went back to blue.
     
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    This was happening to me at home on wifi but it was my firewall on my router that was preventing it from connecting to google servers.

    I setup my router to bypass the firewall on the dhcp lease for the phone

    Not that this helps in your situation as your are trying to connect on 3/4G but just a tip that I thought I would throw out there on this subject.
     
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    I was perplexed by this problem and stumbled across a very simple solution which has given me nothing but blue bars ever since.
    go into SETTINGS
    go into DATA USAGE
    turn MOBILE DATA to ON
    BINGO
    as to why this works I have no idea
     
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