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    Default ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    long story short i have an old grandfathered plan that att cant adjust or ill loose it,. i used to have the first atrix which i believe was only 3g, data worked fine. just got a new s4, cannot use 4glte. is there a way to configure the s4 to run on the 3g data network?
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    Default Re: ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    I've never heard of this. Normal if you have a data plan you can use any part of their network. Do you get no data or just not LTE?

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    Default Re: ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    I, too, have the grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan, from my days using BlackBerries. When I got my first Android device, an HTC Vivid, I was issued an LTE SIM card to make use of the new functionality.At that time, LTE sservice was unavailable where I live. When it lit up, my Vivid picked it right up. When I upgraded to my GS4, it came with another LTE SIM card. It also picked up LTE immediately. None of these changeovers affected my data plan. My questiohotshot u is whether LTE service is available in your area to begin with. Secondly, did they give you the proper LTE SIM card for your GS4? Rooting will not bring LTE to life. It will, with a custom ROM installed, enable you to break the tether lock on your wifi hotspot capability, which is locked out of the grandfathered plan in the stock ROM. I hope this helps.
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    Default Re: ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    yes lte is in my area.
    Last edited by voweeks; 07-09-2013 at 01:13 PM.
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    Default Re: ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    I ran into a similar issue, I'm magically still using a media net plan on my GS4 until they notice and bump me up to the full data plan with LTE. (media net is 3g only). Anyways the problem is that the GS4 by default only comes with the phone APN, if you dont have the normal data plan you cannot connect using this APN. The phone would not me you add another APN unless I unlocked it (illegal in USA currently) I just drove to Canada for a day and used the samsung unlock method found here:


    After you unlock the phone you can add a new apn, I have to use the media net APN but I'm not sure what you would need. The media net APN settings can be found here:


    But I would recomend you just use the old settings from your atrix (I dont have that phone so I couldnt tell you where to find them).

    If you dont know how to change APN settings google has some good instructions floating around that could explain it better than I can.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    thanks, exactly the info i needed. about to hop in my car and head to Canada right now.........
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    Default Re: ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    after a few tries i got everythnig to work. i am on 4g and not 4glte, i could care less for now. now i just gotta add the teathering apn and ill be good to go
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    Default Re: ATT plan cannot use 4glte can i root S4 and make it run on 3g data same as Atrix?

    This was resolved. Removing my comment.
    Last edited by sam2400; 08-20-2013 at 07:09 PM.

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