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    Default Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    1. I have an i337 rooted and rom'd ( Shostock2.1) & was looking for the option to control bands (LTE-4G/3G / 3G Only/ etc.)

    2. It appears that (at least) the S4 international version has a "network selection mode" option in
    . . . . settings / connections / more networks / Network Mode <== this menu option is in international version but not i337!

    3. My i377 does not seem to have that option in settings, or any other likely location. So, I am wondering if it has been removed by AT&T (likely), or did I miss something?

    4. If the AT&T i337 does not have network mode menu, does that mean there is no direct user control over band selection?

    Thank you in advance ! :-)
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    on your dial pad
    *#*#4636#*#*
    Device information
    scroll down to: Set preferred network type
    LTE/GSM auto (PRL) this is where you set your option
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Pikake View Post
    on your dial pad
    *#*#4636#*#*
    Device information
    scroll down to: Set preferred network type
    LTE/GSM auto (PRL) this is where you set your option
    Thank you so much --this is a very helpful reply!
    I like the menu -- it delivers many functions -including selecting cell bands.
    The "Network Selection Mode" option that I was looking for seems to appear only on the International version --and it's less full featured than the keypad menu access.
    Thank you again for the phone code!
    :-) :-)
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by markbc View Post
    1. I have an i337 rooted and rom'd ( Shostock2.1) & was looking for the option to control bands (LTE-4G/3G / 3G Only/ etc.)

    2. It appears that (at least) the S4 international version has a "network selection mode" option in
    . . . . settings / connections / more networks / Network Mode <== this menu option is in international version but not i337!

    3. My i377 does not seem to have that option in settings, or any other likely location. So, I am wondering if it has been removed by AT&T (likely), or did I miss something?

    4. If the AT&T i337 does not have network mode menu, does that mean there is no direct user control over band selection?

    Thank you in advance ! :-)
    why would you want to change the band.

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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by usguyver View Post
    why would you want to change the band.

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    There are many locations that AT&T has not implemented LTE so receptions in those areas are weak. By changing the bands, OP would be able to access HSPA and a much better reception.

    Sent from my GT-N5100 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    would this work on a stock phone, i am not sure on rooting yet i had it on my gs3 and loved it but i went back to stock rom with (some options) so i might keep the gs4 the same just stock until i get bored again

    back when my gs3 was rooted i had 3g+ instead of 4g here in town and sadly enough 3g+ was faster
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    just tried it and it doesnt work for me
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by myIphone4s View Post
    just tried it and it doesnt work for me
    Its only for Galaxy S4's not intended for any other models.
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Unfortunately it doesn't work if you are using the GE 4.2.2 ROM like I am. I loved using that menu when I was still running stock.
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Pikake View Post
    Its only for Galaxy S4's not intended for any other models.
    i used that number that was posted, it didnt work for me, so i guess i will try it with the gs4 when i get it. if i can get 3g+ it would be great, since i jump between E and 4g when i was on a custom rom i got 3g+ where i lived and didnt have to worry about data speed

    so what is the name for 3g+ and can i get it on a stock phone no root as i dont plan on that yet
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by myIphone4s View Post
    i used that number that was posted, it didnt work for me, so i guess i will try it with the gs4 when i get it. if i can get 3g+ it would be great, since i jump between E and 4g when i was on a custom rom i got 3g+ where i lived and didnt have to worry about data speed

    so what is the name for 3g+ and can i get it on a stock phone no root as i dont plan on that yet
    [How to] disable LTE on AT&T S3 (you can disable HSPA+ too)
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by markbc View Post
    1. I have an i337 rooted and rom'd ( Shostock2.1) & was looking for the option to control bands (LTE-4G/3G / 3G Only/ etc.)

    2. It appears that (at least) the S4 international version has a "network selection mode" option in
    . . . . settings / connections / more networks / Network Mode <== this menu option is in international version but not i337!

    3. My i377 does not seem to have that option in settings, or any other likely location. So, I am wondering if it has been removed by AT&T (likely), or did I miss something?

    4. If the AT&T i337 does not have network mode menu, does that mean there is no direct user control over band selection?

    Thank you in advance ! :-)
    ROMs based on international firmware do have a working network selection mode menu. I'm on Goldeneye 4.0 and use that from time to time.
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by myIphone4s View Post
    i used that number that was posted, it didnt work for me, so i guess i will try it with the gs4 when i get it. if i can get 3g+ it would be great, since i jump between E and 4g when i was on a custom rom i got 3g+ where i lived and didnt have to worry about data speed

    so what is the name for 3g+ and can i get it on a stock phone no root as i dont plan on that yet
    When I had the SGH-I717, I was able to toggle and force it to stay on HSPA only. This was the app that I was using, I have not chk if it still works since I no longer have that phone in my possession.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...honeInfo&hl=en
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by markbc View Post
    Thank you so much --this is a very helpful reply!
    I like the menu -- it delivers many functions -including selecting cell bands.
    The "Network Selection Mode" option that I was looking for seems to appear only on the International version --and it's less full featured than the keypad menu access.
    Thank you again for the phone code!
    :-) :-)
    I was able to change between technologies. How you selecting cell bands? I would like to force the phone lock into a specific band/frequency.
    Thanks
    KCV
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Is possible to force the phone locked into a specific band/frequency.
    Thanks-KCV
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    Thanks a lot. I had the same issue my cell phone were in "E" and my cell service company requested change my current configuration and select the option " WCDMA only" in the menu, but in this model, the network mode did not exist.
    Thanks a lot for the code.
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    plz This code does not work with me
    i have sm-g350e and does not have network mode menu
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Pikake View Post
    on your dial pad
    *#*#4636#*#*
    Device information
    scroll down to: Set preferred network type
    LTE/GSM auto (PRL) this is where you set your option
    I wanna know how to save the changes I made cuz everytime I get on the menu again it is back on LTE/GSM Auto (PRL) and another question what does prl mean I'm from El Salvador please help
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Sorry for the necro but i know the answer.

    Pull sim out start phone without it.

    Punch in *#2263#

    Select lte band preferences paydirt
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    AT&T SAMSUNG Galaxy note 2

    Type the code below from the screen and this takes you into the Full service MENU

    *#197328640#


    1 Main menu

    2 UMTS

    3 UMTS MAIN MENU

    4 DEBUG SCREEN

    5 PHONE CONTROL

    6 NETWORK CONTROL

    7 BAND SELECTION ( There are 4 options; 1 Automatic; 2 WCDMA; 3 GSM; 4 LTE )

    Choose which ever band you wish to set your phone to )

    Save


    You should be in business
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    I can access the band selection page, but everytime i try to select an LTE band, my phone refuses to accept it and defaults back to the previous selection.

    Any ideas before i try to root my phone?
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    PRL means "Preferred Roaming List".
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    Thank you. I have an AT&T phone as well and I used the code you gave and the code worked. I still have to figure out how to get the data plan to be accepted though.
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    Default Re: Can I switch/select cell bands (LTE/3G/Etc) on the S4 /ATT/i337?

    How do I save the information once I have selected the network type? I have selected and enabled then turn off and restart the phone but it keeps returning to what it was before.
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    it doenst click
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