12/7: Sprint has finally released via OTA EK02 which should hopefully fix the LOS issues. Samsung also released the kernel source today - and from the looks of it, they also fixed a bunch of other issues Sprint won't admit to (or maybe they didn't know about....).
9/29: Shane_M has responded from Sprint with this message:
"The loss of signal issue is an official known issue, Sprint and Samsung are aware of this issue and it will be addressed in a maintenence release. This information is posted on our known issues board and should be accessible by any care or technical support representative you speak with."
This is a growing problem - did a quick search and didn't find anything in here....
The issue is the phone will go into "No Signal" mode randomly and the only way to get out of it is to reboot the phone. Happens when in sleep mode; with and without wifi on; standing on your head; kissing your wife. Here are the messages spouted in Logcat when it happens:
Anyone see a problem here? SIM_STATE_CHANGED? radioTurnedOff?
I can confirm I have this issue as well. Signal lost, searches signal, requires reboot to reacquire.
Sprint... please urge Samsung to fix this problem in the next patch.
I can confirm this also, it has happend anywhere from 1 - 4 times a day. There have also been times when the icons do not change to LOS simply data is gone but 3G and vars remain on screen. If I toggle airplane mode in that situation LOS icons appear after the toggle.
If I toggle Airplane mode or 3G data during LOS nothing comes back, the only way to get service back is a reboot.
I also did a logcat -b radio after the LOS happened. Here is where you can get it
It looks to be a problem with RIL, no service makes me a sad panda
I just had this again on my device and I used DDMS to dump the device state. Enjoy Sprint/Samsung.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/549521/device-state.txt (zip file included here)
NOTE: you can't use Notepad to view, you need something like Notepad ++ due to Unix CR/LF.....
We've got a few reports of people experiencing this and we're looking into it, further information is definitely needed, if you're willing to help run some specific logs and test for this issue please send me a private message and in the subject line put Epic Touch LoS issue and I will send you the instructions for providing additional information.
Awesome Shane - glad to see you guys are receptive to the community and willing to work with us to resolve this. I just came over to Sprint for the E4GT, so I'm thrilled to see it.
Same exact problem, sometimes no data connections at all. failed text msgs and call drops. becoming very annoying as it is happening more often now. never had issue with palm pre at same exact location