So almost every other Thunderbolt running the CyanogenMod 7 ROMs are plagued by one very annoying glitch. The signal bars on the Thunderbolt remain inactive or dead if we must say so. While users eagerly await a fix, XDA-Developers forum member jetnoirz offers no hack or mod, but a workaround that will help you get by till an actual permanent solution is in place.
So here’s how he managed to fix this issue, though we still wonder how he managed to just stumble upon this. No hack, no mod, no overwrites, so feel free to try this trick on your Thunderbolt if you’re running CM7. At least you wouldn’t have to deal with that one question coming by every time, “Why don’t you have any service?”.
So here’s what you do:
- Make sure you’re in an area with 4G reception and that you’re on CDMA+LTE/EvDo Auto.
- Make a phone call to any number, doesn’t matter.
- Just as the call connects, (do not hang up) navigate to Home > Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications and hit the All tab.
- Find the Dialer app and Force stop it. This would end the call as well and cause you to loose your signals completely.
- Now navigate to Home > Menu > Settings > Mobile Networks > Network Mode > CDMA+LTE/EvDO.
- This should cause the phone to jump to 3G quickly and wait as it connects to Google Services (turn green).
- Now navigate to Home > Menu > Settings > Mobile Networks > Network Mode > CDMA+LTE/EvDO again.
- It could take up to a minute for 4G to show up, after which it will connect to Google Services (turn green).
Now that this works for you, hope you do not receive a call or feel the need to make a call, because you will end up back to square one if that happens. Told you before, it was a temporary solution, not a permanent one.