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    Default Here it is...how to turn off 4G!

    Even better battery performance days ahead!
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    Default Re: Here it is...how to turn off 4G!

    Nice find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shantheman View Post
    Even better battery performance days ahead!


    Thank you!

    I REALLY hope this works.
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    It does work. Thank you Lord it's about time!

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    NIce thanks for this. 4g is useless unless browsing
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    Yep...I'm stoked it only took a few days for someone to find a way.
    I will say though...even with 4g on...battery life was much better than I expected. It shows how good the S4 chip with LTE baked in really is at power efficiency.
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    anyone know how much battery is actually drained because of LTE? or the opposite, which would be how much more usage did you get or how much more battery life you gained fro only being on 3G?
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    Default Re: Here it is...how to turn off 4G!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_SNaCKY View Post
    anyone know how much battery is actually drained because of LTE? or the opposite, which would be how much more usage did you get or how much more battery life you gained fro only being on 3G?
    I guess the best way would be to find out and see in person. I'll try both 4g and 3g and see the difference with similar use over the next week
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    Quote Originally Posted by shantheman View Post
    Yep...I'm stoked it only took a few days for someone to find a way.
    I will say though...even with 4g on...battery life was much better than I expected. It shows how good the S4 chip with LTE baked in really is at power efficiency.
    Contrary to what many think, LTE is not baked into the chip. The LTE radio is separate and apart from the S4. It's clearly in the specs from Qualcom. This has been misreported in blog after blog. It's the LTE modem that's baked in, not the entire radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d1ez3 View Post
    I guess the best way would be to find out and see in person. I'll try both 4g and 3g and see the difference with similar use over the next week
    That's what i'm doing; before this thread -- it's always been searching for 4G. I only get 3G at home and work while i'll go in and out of 4G when traveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shantheman View Post
    Even better battery performance days ahead!
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    Made the link hot for you, good find.
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    Do you think this works? I switched to 4G and got a connection right away. When I switched to 3g it took maybe 20 seconds

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    Dropped 4G again here at work so I switched to 3G. Not a single dropped connection since on 3G. Definitely slower. But I'll take slow and stable over fast and spotty. And 3G is plenty fast for Web surfing and such.

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    Worked great! Thanks for posting!
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    definitely works....

    while at work, i normally have better 3G than 4G, switched to 3G to save some power....had some trouble getting 4G connection back after switching (again while at work)... had to reset the phone to get 4G connection again.

    back at home where i get 4G and 3G coverage just fine, i was seamless switching back and forth...
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    Default Re: Here it is...how to turn off 4G!

    Awesome find! Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kench33 View Post
    Do you think this works? I switched to 4G and got a connection right away. When I switched to 3g it took maybe 20 seconds

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    Normal, the switch from 4g to 3g takes a little time.
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    Awesome stuff. I hope this works.

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    This app seems to have a option to choose GSM/CDMA (auto PRL). Do you think this means you would be able to use an international SIM card in it. Would be great is someone who has one to test this! thanks!
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    Such bs this problem.
    Phone Info no long has the ability to switch to 3g.
    I am super pissed because my phone was always on the 3g setting, but after a recent automatic update it switched to 4g.

    I realize this is an old thread,
    But I am desperate for a solution
    ???
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    Going to check it out

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    Oh awesome I thought meant turn off cellular data completely lol 3G is perfect for texting etc

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    try this. Settings-More settings-Mobile Networks-Network Mode-Now u have a choice of 3 Global,LTE/CDMA=4g, GMS/UMTS. I would try global since VZ isnt GMS. seems it puts my phone into 3g only. Now there was an APP that allows u to change networks and such before they added the option with updates or its when i had my NEXUS. but i forget the app ill look it up later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GallantWhiteKnight View Post
    Such bs this problem.
    Phone Info no long has the ability to switch to 3g.
    I am super pissed because my phone was always on the 3g setting, but after a recent automatic update it switched to 4g.

    I realize this is an old thread,
    But I am desperate for a solution
    ???
    I've attached the PhoneInfo app file from my phone that still works for me. If you download and install it, you'll be able to turn off LTE.
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    Default Re: Here it is...how to turn off 4G!

    Bump for new method?
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