Kevin over at JKOnTheRun recently fiddled with the settings on his Nexus One in an attempt to solve the problem he and many other users are having getting on to T-Mobile’s 3G network with the phone. He went from being stuck on the EDGE network at his office location to finally connecting to 3G even on the fringes of T-Mobile’s coverage area.
The fix doesn’t require advanced coding knowledge or doing anything that would damage the phone. It’s all under the normal Settings menu you can access from the Home screen:
In “Settings,” I went to “Wireless & networks.” Look for the “Mobile Networks” option at the bottom of this listing. The next screen has a “Network Operators” section — tap it. Your Nexus One will search for compatible GSM networks in the area. Once it’s complete, you’ll see the choices, which will consist of T-Mobile and/or AT&T. You’ll also see a choice to Select Automatically — tap it and your phone should say “Registered on network.” That’s it.
If your Nexus One is having the 3G issue try this and let us know if it makes a difference for you. And hats off to Kevin for discovering a fix before people started throwing their expensive devices at the wall.