Forcing the Max into 3G?

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Is it possible to force the Maxx into 3G (CDMA)? At my cottage the 3G signal is stronger than the 4G that goes in and out.

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Is it possible to force the Maxx into 3G (CDMA)? At my cottage the 3G signal is stronger than the 4G that goes in and out.

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Do a search for 4G toggle on the Play Store. No guarantee it will work on the Maxx.
 

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This may or may not work, I just know it from stock JB/ICS. Settings, under wireless & network choose more, mobile networks, network mode then chose CDMA without LTE.

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This may or may not work, I just know it from stock JB/ICS. Settings, under wireless & network choose more, mobile networks, network mode then chose CDMA without LTE.

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it doesn't have that mode. it has cdma/lte, gsm, and something else, international IIRC
 

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Take a screen shot. CDMA would be what you want. But sounds like it may not be an option. Could find an app or maybe a tasker profile

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Take a screen shot. CDMA would be what you want. But sounds like it may not be an option. Could find an app or maybe a tasker profile

guess i wasn't clear. i have the phone. i know what you're talking about, and how it worked on my old phone. BUT here there are only 3 options where CDMA used to be:

1. Global
2. LTE/CDMA
3. GSM/UMTS

So, you can't force it into CDMA that way.
 

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guess i wasn't clear. i have the phone. i know what you're talking about, and how it worked on my old phone. BUT here there are only 3 options where CDMA used to be:

1. Global
2. LTE/CDMA
3. GSM/UMTS

So, you can't force it into CDMA that way.

I remember that was a similar problem with the RAZR and some other phones, which is why a few apps were made. They just are not 100% successful it seems.
 

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The was an app called 4g on/off that worked on the original razrs. It was made for the thunderbolt but worked fine on Motorola. Haven't tried it on my new maxx

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The was an app called 4g on/off that worked on the original razrs. It was made for the thunderbolt but worked fine on Motorola. Haven't tried it on my new maxx

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For the record it's called LTE OnOff and play store mentions that it was designed for the HTC thunderbolt, but I just tried it on my ATT moto x and it worked! Someone should test on droid ultra, maxx or mini and report back!

PS for the record, * #*#4636#*#* didn't work on my moto x either, but the LTE OnOff app worked like a charm.

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I can confirm that the thunderbolt app mentioned above worked for me. The first time I tried it, it did not work. The second time I tried it, I tried it while actively logged into a WiFi network then turned WiFi off. I am writing this post now on forced 3g. I don't know if WiFi was a factor or just luck. More testing is needed.the 4g on fort hood is jam packed so I'll be testing from time to time.
 

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Sorry I put 4g instead of LTE lol... Thats not the first time I've done that.

It worked well on my original RAZR maxx.. I used it because 4g LTE was not in my area yet.

I have really good 4G LTE service in my area now so I haven't put it on this one.

Good luck to you

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I have another related question. My Maxx default was set to option 1, global. Is that the best way to leave it or should I change it to option 2, LTE/CDMA? What are the differences?
 

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