1. Redandroid's Avatar
    To save on battery life and when 4G is not needed, is there a way to keep on 3G vs 4G. I know you can switch to WiFi, but can't always get WiFi when away from the house... Anyone out there know???
    ronald hodnett likes this.
    12-31-2011 04:47 PM
  2. buckifvr's Avatar
    Yes there is a way to switch from 4G to 3G, Go to

    Menu>Settings>Wireless and Networks>Mobile Networks>Network Mode. Here you can switch between LTE/CDMA (4G) or CDMA Only (3G).
    12-31-2011 04:55 PM
  3. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Why are you turning off 4G?
    12-31-2011 07:05 PM
  4. buckifvr's Avatar
    He's trying to conserve battery.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound using Tapatalk
    12-31-2011 07:11 PM
  5. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Same here. Just curious
    12-31-2011 10:23 PM
  6. burwil's Avatar
    I read this somewhere else and it works for me. Download Anycut from the market. Create shortcut based on an activity. You will see a huge list of activities including several CDMA options. Choose the last one on the list. And there you have it.....a shortcut that will take you straight to the settings menu where you can toggle 3g or 4g.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound via Tapatalk.
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    12-31-2011 11:42 PM
  7. PaulQ's Avatar
    I read this somewhere else and it works for me. Download Anycut from the market. Create shortcut based on an activity. You will see a huge list of activities including several CDMA options. Choose the last one on the list. And there you have it.....a shortcut that will take you straight to the settings menu where you can toggle 3g or 4g.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound via Tapatalk.
    This is awesome! I can't believe an app from 2008 still works. THANKS!

    ...Sent from my Tab
    01-01-2012 12:51 AM
  8. hal1's Avatar
    Don't forget to mention LTE On/Off app for the Thunderbolt (works on Rezound) as a shortcut to the LTE setting menu
    01-01-2012 01:21 AM
  9. PaulQ's Avatar
    Don't forget to mention LTE On/Off app for the Thunderbolt (works on Rezound) as a shortcut to the LTE setting menu
    I tried that and it opened a much more complex window of options.

    ...Sent from my Tab
    01-01-2012 01:34 AM
  10. idiotekniques's Avatar
    4g toggle for razr

    opens up the much simpler dialogue to change from 3g to 4g
    01-01-2012 03:44 AM
  11. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I really hate it when poeple ask questions like that as a response to a question. "Why do you want to turn it off"? Why does it even matter why? He wants to turn it off. LOL!

    In direct answer: You can do it with apps on the market. Here is the one I use:


    https://market.android.com/details?i...dirc.lteonfoff

    When you tap it you get a bunch of options...there is a drop down for preferred network type. I toggle it between "CDMA Auto" (for 3G) and "LTE Mode w/Voice" (for 4G). It is more complicated than just a simple toggle apparently, but this method does work and is easy to use.
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    01-01-2012 11:48 AM
  12. Redandroid's Avatar
    Thanks for the info for the apps - appreciate it!!

    Someday we all hope that 4G won't drain so much power. someday...
    01-01-2012 01:46 PM
  13. buckifvr's Avatar
    I actually don't have a problem with battery life. I may not be a power user though. And I use Dolphin HD for a browser and Dolphin Companion which has a battery life optimization component to it that seems to work well.

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    01-01-2012 02:03 PM
  14. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I dont have a problem with battery life on 4G either...now that the bloatware is gone. Gee, I wonder if they are related, heh heh.
    01-01-2012 02:20 PM
  15. hal1's Avatar
    I really hate it when poeple ask questions like that as a response to a question. "Why do you want to turn it off"? Why does it even matter why? He wants to turn it off. LOL!

    In direct answer: You can do it with apps on the market. Here is the one I use:

    Click to view quoted image

    https://market.android.com/details?i...dirc.lteonfoff

    When you tap it you get a bunch of options...there is a drop down for preferred network type. I toggle it between "CDMA Auto" (for 3G) and "LTE Mode w/Voice" (for 4G). It is more complicated than just a simple toggle apparently, but this method does work and is easy to use.
    Yes, this is the one I mentioned. PaulQ said "I tried that and it opened a much more complex window of options"

    Not sure about that. If there's anything quicker, I haven't seen it.
    01-01-2012 02:29 PM
  16. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I have 4G off because at home I have wifi and at work I don't get 4G signal. No point in having it on if it's not in use. When I need 4G speeds I turn it on but otherwise there is no need for it while testing and calling people.
    01-01-2012 02:36 PM
  17. hal1's Avatar
    I toggle it between "CDMA Auto" (for 3G) and "LTE Mode w/Voice" (for 4G). It is more complicated than just a simple toggle apparently, but this method does work and is easy to use.
    Yes, for the LTE OnOff app, you just switch between the 2 items on the drop down .."CDMA Auto" (for 3G) and "LTE Mode w/Voice" (for 4G), and don't mess with the other menu items.
    01-01-2012 02:40 PM
  18. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Has anyone done a battery test with 4G on and off? To see how much longer the battery lasts on 4G vs 3G
    01-01-2012 04:05 PM
  19. idiotekniques's Avatar
    get 4g toggle for Razr.

    you don't have to deal with tons of options in a drop down menu. once you select the menu you have two choices - CDMA or LTE/CDMA

    it's much better than most of the toggles out there.
    01-02-2012 01:16 AM
  20. PaulQ's Avatar
    get 4g toggle for Razr.

    you don't have to deal with tons of options in a drop down menu. once you select the menu you have two choices - CDMA or LTE/CDMA

    it's much better than most of the toggles out there.
    On the Rezound, this just brings up the Network screen. Pretty much the same as Any Cut. Still a very good option.

    Funny how everyone complains about the icon. It is pretty "noticeable."
    01-02-2012 01:35 AM
  21. lobolocojo's Avatar
    I got an extended battery and I don't worry about battery life anymore. I leave everything on. Brightness on high (sometimes turn it down at night so I don't burn my retinas), 4g, gps, bluetooth, stream music and video, play games, whatever. I always make it through the day, sometimes 2 days. I didn't buy a phone with these capabilities only to have them turned off. Until battery technology is better, it's extended batteries for me
    01-02-2012 02:26 AM
  22. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I got an extended battery and I don't worry about battery life anymore. I leave everything on. Brightness on high (sometimes turn it down at night so I don't burn my retinas), 4g, gps, bluetooth, stream music and video, play games, whatever. I always make it through the day, sometimes 2 days. I didn't buy a phone with these capabilities only to have them turned off. Until battery technology is better, it's extended batteries for me
    I don't want the added bulk of the extended battery.

    I am going to do a test this coming weekend to see how much 3G actually saves on battery life. I read in another thread that someone got 9 hours on 4G and 15 to 17 hours on 3G with comparable usage
    01-02-2012 12:45 PM
  23. IMI TARO's Avatar
    Nothing works. when i try to change it to CDMA. it automatically prefer WASDMA. i tried so may times. but still it select what it wants. (Only WCDMA Preffered) help me brothers
    02-11-2014 05:48 AM
  24. acejavelin's Avatar
    Nothing works. when i try to change it to CDMA. it automatically prefer WASDMA. i tried so may times. but still it select what it wants. (Only WCDMA Preffered) help me brothers
    Are you on a GSM carrier? WCDMA is a type of 3G in the GSM world... if you are on Verizon you should not be getting any connection under WCDMA.
    02-11-2014 08:37 AM
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