Is it possible to turn off the Cell Radio and have the WiFi or BT radios on?
Airplane Mode turns off all of the transmitting radios. There have been times that I have wanted to turn off the Cell Radio and just use the WiFi or Blue Tooth Radios. Is there a setting for this?
Examples of these situations:
a) In a location with horrible cell reception and I would like to listen to on device music or downloaded podcasts via my BT headset/earpiece. Keeping the cell radio on sucks the battery dry.
b) On an airplane with WiFi. Cell off but WiFi on would be nice.
c) Traveling overseas. WiFi on and keep the Cell off to avoid any unintended connections.
Thanks in advance for your input.
- 10-06-2010, 07:03 PM #2
just tried it on my evo ... just turn on airplane mode, and then turn on the radio you want on. I used the widget on my home screen and turned on my wifi radio and it turned on and connected, but my cell radio was still off (the airplane on the notification bar instead of my cell signal). I'm assuming the same would work for BT
- 10-06-2010, 11:45 PM #4
I do this all the time (I listen to music via my BT headset on the plane during my commute). Go get the "Network" app from the Market. Among the things you can do with that is shut off the cellular radio only, leaving the others alone ( unlike "Airplane Mode").Sprint EVO HW Rev 0002 Build 3.70.651.1
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- 10-07-2010, 12:28 AM #5
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- 10-07-2010, 08:53 AM #8
you already have a widget that turns off the mobile network. No need for an additional app.
Go into your widgets and there should be one called mobile network. It might be under the settings widgets.[CENTER][URL="https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KPSmith/posts"]Follow me on Google +
- 10-07-2010, 11:12 AM #9
- 10-07-2010, 05:09 PM #10Sprint EVO HW Rev 0002 Build 3.70.651.1
Moto Xoom 3G/1GB
- 10-07-2010, 05:13 PM #11
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- 03-19-2012, 02:32 AM #14
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