According 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.
- An HTC Desire S with S-Off. See our guide on gaining S-Off on the HTC Desire S.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed.
- Running a deodexed ROM.
- Wi-Fi Fix.
- To begin, download the fix from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode and make a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Navigate to Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the fix copied to the SD card.
- Let it install, and once it does, simply reboot the device.