*** Does NOT work on Android 4.2, due to some breaking changes made by Google. Will try to find a workaround to make it work ***
Problems with your 3G connection? Does your phone lose data signal and, often, is not able to reconnect (despite having network coverage), leaving you without emails until you realize and then you must turn flight mode on and off to get back in business? That is a known issue that affects some people, and seems to be caused by some combinations of Carrier / Phone model. If all of this sounds familiar to you, try this application. I built it for my own usage since I was affected too.
3G Reconnect checks data connectivity at fixed intervals and, if needed, restarts data connections in the background by turning flight mode on and off for you. You won't miss emails or chats anymore, at least while you're in an area with data coverage.
Don't worry: it won't restart anything if you're in a phone call or if you're connected to a Wi-Fi network. Likewise, it won't try this trick if you're in an area with no network coverage at all (it would be useless), or if you disabled the data connections from the Android setting.
Please send me an email if you find any problem or bug, or if you have any suggestion to improve the tool.
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Updates in v2.0.0:
- Changed app icons
Updates in v1.1.1:
- Fixed behaviour when tethering (using the phone as a Wifi HotSpot). Connections won't be restarted in this scenario.
- Minor bug fixes
Updates in v1.1:
- Added GPS check to not restart connections if you're using GPS.
- Fixed 'Force Close' error reported by one user.