Disable fallback to 1x...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ice Nine, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Ice Nine

    Ice Nine Member
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    Does anyone know if there's a way to disable fallback to 1x/1xRTT from 3G? I basically want 3G or nothing.

    Thanks in advance if anyone knows the answer to this :)

    -k
     

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  2. vincentp

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    Strange request, but I imagine if this is even possible you would have to find it in the programming menus.
     
  3. Ice Nine

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    I took a look in the service menu while I was in there changing the vocoder and didn't see anything (obvious) that would let me disable 1X.

    The reason I want to do it is simple - I stream a lot of internet radio and when it drops down to 1X I get lots of stuttering as you would expect. I know that there's enough 3G signal end-to-end on my commute to stream without interruption. My Aircard had the same fallback problem, but in its menus it allowed me to disable fallback.

    I'm hoping there's a way to do this in the Droid... I know it's doable on the 3GS via jailbreaking with sbsettings.
     
  4. Ice Nine

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    Looks like it's possible!

    On the keypad, type: *#*#4636#*#*

    Then go into Phone Info (topmost option) and select "EVDO only".

    I'll see how that works :)

    Update: Sure enough, that did the trick. Absolutely no fallbacks or stutters/gaps on my commute home!

    -k
     
  5. longdaddy

    longdaddy Well-Known Member
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    You do know since you did this you wont be able to make/receive calls right just pointing that out
     
  6. Ice Nine

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    Yeah, I noticed that on my way home. So much for that idea. Worked great for data though!
     
  7. f12

    f12 Active Member
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    sorry to bump this, but im also curious on this, because i want 3g or nothing but would like to still make calls any one else know??
     
  8. Ice Nine

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    It doesn't appear possible at the moment.
     

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