Radios shot?

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    I'm having some major issues with reception lately. My 4G will frequently cut out. It seems as if any time i try to use my phone, it initially reads 4G (2-3 bars), then it quickly jumps to 3G. Sometimes even when it says i have 4G, i cant connect to anything. And other times, my data cuts out completely. Ive noticed the issues are really bad when i try to use an app that needs data such as google play, tapatalk, or facebook. Its like as soon as i open those apps, my reception drops. Ive also noticed when i "back" out of the app anytime, my data cuts out and then cuts back on a minute later. It all started when I got off an AOKP from I was on (M5 I think). I initially flashed Vicious's CM10 kang but had some other issues so I switched to an unofficial official CM10 leak. This is when I noticed serious reception problems. I pretty much couldn't even do anything. Restore apps in google play? Nope, forget that, no data with play open. So I flashed Vicious's JB 4.1.1 ROM...same reception issues. So finally I just decided to go back to ICS and get on AOKP M6, my current ROM. But I'm still having these connectivity issues. I don't get it. My connectivity was great before all this. I should also mention that the reception comparison was made in the same rooms in my apartment. So what could this be? Are my radios shot? Am I somehow stuck on non-4.0.4 radios? I thought ROMs would include whatever radio upgrades were needed if any, so shouldn't I be back on 4.0.4 radios now? I don't know what else it could be unless the towers in NW Baltimore are going crazy.

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    Oh and I double wipe with every flash

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    It does sound like it could be a hardware issue from the info given.

    ROMs should have little to nothing to do with connectivity. ROMs should do nothing to radios. There have been changes to how signal is reported (as in the bars of signal), but that doesn't mean dropped data.

    What radios are you on? Have you tried different ones?

    Perhaps it is a Verizon issue. If it has been a few days, I doubt it is them.

    Perhaps try backing everything up, making a backup of the stuff you want to keep on your sdcard to a PC. Then flashing back to locked and stock. See if that solves your problem. If not, I think getting in touch with Verizon would be in your best interest.
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    How do I find out what radios I'm on? Its been a good week of the same crap on several roms. Maybe I should just flash the 4.0.4 radios in case I don't have them? I been thinking about warranty exchanging it for other issues anyway, but I've been avoiding it cause the refurbs are always pieces of crap.

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    Settings > about phone > baseband
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    I don't know what it means but here

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    Sorry, I shoulda been more informative.

    I515 = your device, the VZW Galaxy Nexus.
    09 = Hardware Version. There is no real difference between the hardware versions that I know of, even though there have been lots of conspiracy theory threads discussing it (build date, build location, build quality...etc all have been discussed and have examples that prove theories wrong).
    FC04 = your CDMA radio, which is the most current one currently (from 4.0.4 IMM76K)
    FC05 = your LTE radio, which is also the most current one (IMM76K also)

    tl;dr You are on the newest radios available at the moment.
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    Thanx. Guess this is bad news for me then :/

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    You could try other radios, different folks may have different luck with other radios. But I think a CLNR is in your future. They aren't all bad.
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    They are with Motorola's

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    Second the back to stock. You're gonna have to do that anyway to get a return. Just make sure your next replacement is good, doesn't have any black splotches on the screen, and the 4g/3g hand off (switch time) is quick.

    Good luck.
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    Ultimately I ended up sticking with the same GN. I stayed on AOKP M6 up until this past Friday too. I got Comcast setup shortly after this issue began, so now I just use wifi. Unfortunately, the LTE around here isn't faster than Comcast (it was WAY faster in Blacksburg VA). So I haven't had to deal with any issues lately. A couple of times since setup, Comcast has gone down and I've resorted to LTE. I actually haven't had any issues in those times and my signal was generally stronger. Perhaps it was simply an issue with the local towers. AOKP started acting weird and the system was draining the battery stupid fast, so I jumped on official CM9 on Friday. I noticed immediately that my signal is much better on CM9. I can actually get reception at work, whereas I couldn't even get 1x before in most places.

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    Does anyone have a link to the previous 4.0.2 LTE / CDMA radio FA02 flash? Currently on the newest radio and bluetooth took a big dive on reliability.

    Found the link on Rootzwiki; let you know if it works.
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    Where can we find the latest radio?
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    I would flash stock 4.2 radios and then turn around and flash 4.4 radios using Peter Alfonso files from his website

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