Fix Wi-Fi Connection Drops On HTC Desire S


HTC-Desire-S-wifiAccording to XDA-Developers forum member gtg465x, the HTC Desire S is said to drop Wi-Fi connections if the signal strength falls below –88db. This apparently, is how HTC programmed the device and it has been the cause of a lot of complaints going around the internet where people with Desire S have experienced on and off drops in their Wi-Fi connections. This is something that can easily frustrate even the most calm Android user. gtg465x has released a fix that should fix this issue for you.

The fix simply enables the device to continue using a Wi-Fi connection as long as the signal strength does not fall below -108db. The developer has not tested this on the device for now, and we do not have the Desire S to test it on as yet. Regardless, if the fix does exactly what the developer states it does in light of original threshold at -88db, this should work.

Installing the fix is a very simple task indeed. Well that is if you’re rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed. Here’s how:

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the fix from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
  2. Reboot the device into recovery mode and make a Nandroid backup.
  3. Select wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
  4. Navigate to Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the fix copied to the SD card.
  5. Let it install, and once it does, simply reboot the device.
[via xda-developers]

  • Kakaka

    Does it work?

  • ProfLSimmonds

    does this work for any other htc desire ? eg htc desire bravo running android gingerbread?

  • carco

    how about a fix for the Official 4.0.4 rom for desire S!