Hi everyone,

My phone details first:

Nexus One with Vodafone Australia
Firmware: Android 2.1-update1
Baseband version: 32.26.0024U_4.04.00.03_2
Build number: EPF30

My issue with this phone has been mentioned here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/...a48e10b1&hl=en amongst other places.

My basic problem is that atleast 4-5 times each and every day the 3G connection suddenly drops out. As the link says, I see the "up arrow" blinking, but no action from the "down arrow" next to the 3G symbol on the top right corner of the phone. At this point, all apps complain about no network connection. About 45-60 seconds later the connectivity is restored automatically, and I can happily do anything on the Internet again.

I've had the phone for 1 week and this happens regardless of location or signal strength. So I've had this problem at work, at home, while driving etc. The dropouts also occur even when the number of bars indicating signal strength is 3 or 4.

I've actually created the same thread on xda: Lots of 3G dropouts!! - xda-developers
I learnt on that thread that this seems to be a software issue. People who used to experienced this problem, don't anymore, ever since they installed the CyanogenMOD with radio version 5.08. I also got linked here: [ame="http://www.forum.androidspin.com/showthread.php?t=2720"][ISSUE] Nexus One 3G/HSDPA Connection Failures. Solutions and Testing Results. - AndroidSPIN Forums[/ame] but I'm finding it hard to get information from this thread that will help me.

I basically have two questions:

  • How is it that custom ROMs seem to have the radio update that solves the issue but official Google updates cannot resolve it yet?
  • What can I do to get the specific radio update to my phone? I'd prefer to do it without rooting, because I'm quite happy with the phone as is.

I've emailed both Vodafone and Google, but to no avail. Thanks.