November 6, 2008

Solution to iPhone Won't Ring Problems

As reported couple of days ago, one of my Pwn'd iPhone 2.1 just wouldn't ring once it goes into sleep or standby mode. The condition is when you hit the power switch to shut off the LCD, give it a minute then try calling your own number with a different phone, the iPhone would not ring. As soon as you hit the power or home button, it will either start ringing or if you ended your call prior it will tell you have missed a call. I found a good number of people complaining about this issue so I am going to assume its a software/hardware incompatibility bug, not just a hardware failure.

This tells me that the phone portion of the hardware is working but it somehow isn't waking up the screen or the OSX to trigger the ring tone. I have tried various methods to get it working, restore, DFU-retore, go back down to Pwnage 2.0.2 instead of 2.1 firmware, turned bluetooth on, leave it in iPod mode and paused to set the screen autolock. None of which worked.

I started to look into the homebrew community since I have a Pwn'd iPhone anyways. I started with an application called backgrounder but it didn't work as I intended (a cool home brew app never-the-less). What ended up working is an ingenius application called "Insomnia", I found it from a discussion in this thread. This little program lets your screen shut off but keeps the phone from sleeping or entering standby. Some folks use it to keep WiFi, IM and other internet functions going while in stand by mode. The program is very simple to use, located in the Cydia application under "Utilities", just click install and in seconds you'll have this app logo on your springboard. Simply tap the icon once to see it turn on (with an indicator). Be sure to turn Insomnia back on if you restart your phone, by default it is turned off.

Here are the caveats: Having your iPhone awake all the time can incur unwarranted and massive data usage especially if you have a program like "Backgrounder" running. If anything else, constantly sending a signal to iPhone's powermanagement can either drain the battery sooner or produce extra wear and tear on the internal components (unproven, just my own theory seeing that some arguements have been made when folks installed InsomniaX on their MacBook and unsure if it would overheat CPU). If you can, try to turn off WiFi, Fetching/Push email as well as stay off of chat and other activities if you are using Insomnia to address the same "iPhone won't ring" problem as me; otherwise use the program as intended (keep internet applications running on the background). I will keep an eye out on the battery life over the next few days and report back, but I highly doubt it will either drain the battery fast or product extra wear and tear to keep the iPhone awake all the time, since if you have your iPhone plugged into your computer or charger, it pretty much keeps the iPhone from falling asleep anyhow (I know this because when the phone is plugged in a charger or laptop, it always rings). I found more information on Google Codes here. I am really hoping for a true fix when firmware 2.2 arrives (assuming iPhone Dev team can "handle" it as well).

Search friendly keywords:
iphone ring, iphone ringing, iphone won't ring, iphone won't ringing, iphone stopped ring, iphone stopped ringing, iphone stop ring, iphone stop ringing, iphone will not ring, iphone will not ringing, iphone ring solution, iphone ring fix, iphone ringing solution, iphone ringing fix, iphone won't ring solution, iphone won't ring fix, iphone won't ringing solution, iphone won't ringing fix, iphone stopped ring solution, iphone stopped ring fix, iphone stopped ringing solution, iphone stopped ringing fix, iphone stop ring solution, iphone stop ring fix, iphone stop ringing solution, iphone stop ringing fix, iphone will not ring solution, iphone will not ring fix, iphone will not ringing solution, iphone will not ringing fix,

8 comments:

greggstyle said...

Beautiful snag it! ;-)

Unlock iPhone 2g said...

It works great but i have same issue as in 3.0 b5 cannot connect to youtube please help

Anonymous said...

i definitely enjoy your own posting type, very attractive,
don't give up and keep posting for the simple reason that it just very well worth to follow it.
looking forward to browse through much of your current posts, have a pleasant day ;)

Anonymous said...

We offer sports shoes sale mbt shoes uk ,like mbt shoes and mbt shoe where sale discount mbt shoes and cheap mbt shoes, mbt shoes sale, you can buy mbt shoes there world best
mbt anti shoes and anti shoes online store!!

Anonymous said...

Do you like MBT shoes online MBT chapa buy it MBT chapa shoes with MBT lami free MBT lami shoes shipping MBT kaya over MBT kaya shoes us,we MBT M.Walk sell MBT m walk shoes on line mbt men shoes for mbt women shoes and vibram five fingers sale vibram five fingers sale is our discount vibram five fingers best cheap vibram five fingers choice cheap MBT chapa shoes thank cheap MBT lami to cheap MBT lami shoes see cheap MBT kaya it cheap MBT kaya shoes you can cheap MBT M.Walk go cheap MBT m walk shoes by cheap mbt men shoes click cheap mbt women shoes

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the article was very useful.

moncler jackets sale said...

Among Canada Goose Yorkville Parka the most well known patterns on Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka recently has actually been Pandora charisma bracelets. These are typically excellent bits of jewelry Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka located in sterling silver plus Eighteen carat weight golden which can be used to magnify the personal kind of the woman Canada Goose Expedition wearing them. You possibly can select an individual's Pandora band bracelets determined by what you desire to utiliz Canada Goose Solaris Parka , and then genital herpes virus treatments would like to reflect with regards to you inside your style including your Canada Goose Womens Jackets.

Nearly Canada Goose Trillium Parka all women are going to decide expensive Canada Goose Chilliwack this enhance their unique regular laid-back apparel, qualified work outfit, and others evening wear regarding wonderful night time outdoors. Possible Pandora type jewelry is unique and beautiful because ladies and young girls who exactly put them on. You can get easy ovoids, birthstone components,Canada Goose Youth Expedition dazzling Murano glass beans, and additionally decorative jewelry and designs which can be fantastic, embellishing and additionally charming. You could need a few diamond to go Canada Goose Montebello Parka with each of the bracelets and rounds that you'd like to buy and additionally use. Sterling silver Canada Goose Montebello CG55 such as pendants and beads and charms are presently the most used, but since they comprehend all ladies get distinctive quality, there's also 14k old watches rings as well as charms out Canada Goose Como Parka there.

www.tuweb.biz said...

Pretty effective material, much thanks for your article.