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Tips Success - Turn 4G off and keep it off!


  1. tiede

    tiede Well-Known Member

    Well, sad to report cejay's solution is more than likely just a fluke. Nothing force closes on my device when done as suggested. the only odd thing that happened was trying to place a phone call in lte only mode, the phone app stayed "on" even after the call ended, effectively blocking the data connection. Of course, killing it from the task manager(strangely it was listed as com.android.hidddenmenu) resumed everything back to normal, i.e lte only mode.
    As far as battery life is concerned, with cdma only mode, theoretical discharging curves put the life expectancy at slightly more than two days with no to lite usage, and over a day with moderate usage, including texting.
    That's definitely more than even the lte functionality test toggle can give. :)
  2. RobertRiter

    RobertRiter Active Member

    This one fix has made me stop regretting the purchase of my phone. I really felt pretty shafted previously, given changing batteries and charging is NOT always an option. Now like you said Tiede, it lasts well over a day even with usage! It's a night & day difference. It's really infuriating Samsung hasn't put out an LTE Toggle icon for this thing yet. I'm literally going to have to root my phone when the toggle comes out JUST to be able to use LTE without a full reboot.

    Oh well, in the meantime I'm totally happy having a fun that works and can engage 4G if I want to hit some internet heavy apps!
  3. tiede

    tiede Well-Known Member

    To give some credit to cejay, it's not totally worth it to reboot the phone. While the force closes may or may not happen, somehow the phone still manages to switch between cdma only and global mode if you keep "hinting" at it. In other words, make the phone 'realize' it should be in those modes... Of course, you can also not act like me and be patient and wait for it to switch on it's own... ;)

    So in the end, we don't even need to reboot!!!
  4. MetroPOS

    MetroPOS Well-Known Member

    Are you saying that when you used the old method for disabling LTE mode, you still couldn't make it home without needing to swap a battery?
  5. ersfrangel

    ersfrangel Active Member

    Greetings to all members of the forum. is first time I write and tell them that I went out the battery problem. thank you buy the extended battery they sell on ebay and cut the cover. the fit only the problem that I have to recharge the phone does not recognize it and I have to use an external charger but I'm not worried because the battery lasts me all day and at night when larecargo boy to sleep as I can not upload photos to everyone can see how I did it and if anything serves some help contribute to this forum so great thanks to all members of the forum for ideas and solutions put escrubir excuse my way but I can read English but do not know write I'm using the google translator
  6. betsuni78

    betsuni78 Well-Known Member

    Anyone try the app LTE OnOff?
  7. all that app does is open the phone info menu for you. doesn't work.
  8. betsuni78

    betsuni78 Well-Known Member

    i can use it to kill all data connection... not sure if i wanna do that all the time... haha
  9. could just use airplane mode to kill all data.

    There are a few other 4G toggle apps in the market and they all do the same as that one. Also none of them are toggles, so I don't get the name. There just trying to make some cash off of all the people looking for a 4G toggle
  10. betsuni78

    betsuni78 Well-Known Member

    airplane mode for me had always been no phone calls and no data... this way i can still make/receive phone calls...
  11. ersfrangel

    ersfrangel Active Member

  12. ersfrangel

    ersfrangel Active Member

    esto lo hice en mi tiempo libre

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  13. ickster

    ickster Well-Known Member

    loosely translated"I made this in my spare time.


    Yo quiero uno,
  14. condorloco

    condorloco Active Member

    I tried this app after reading about it here. I am able to consistently disable/enable my 4g using this app. The set preferred network is:
    wcdma preferred. I go to menu and disable the data connection and then turn the radio off (first screen) then turn radio on and the 4g is disable but all other phone functions are working. My battery shows 8 % used in 3 1/2 hours with a 2 ten minutes callin between.
    By going to the menu and enable data connection my 4G comes back with no problem.
  15. yeah but 4G will jump back on after a call or at random time. Its not turning the 4G radio Off its just telling it to switch to cdma for right now.

    same as the anycut shortcut to LTE test.
  16. condorloco

    condorloco Active Member

    In my case 4G does not came back after calls or randomly. It actually functions as a toggle switch. Thank you Mike for all your contributions to this forum!!
  17. ulao

    ulao Well-Known Member

    No, I tried that first off. It looks like you have to type in the numbers and not just call it. I was thinking of a macro app, but can not find this.
  18. nps531

    nps531 Well-Known Member

    you can add it in your contacts just hold the contact down and press edit before call and it opens the window for lte on/off
    ulao likes this.
  19. ciper

    ciper Well-Known Member

    Call the number once and the call log will remember it. Then you can just hit **5 and it will show up in the top window. Click that and the menu pops up :)

    Edit: A better way I found was to make a contact with the first name as Z, last name "LTE toggle" and the phone number as **583385##
    Then when you goto dialer just hit **5 and it will show your contact and you can click it
    nootrak4 and ulao like this.
  20. ulao

    ulao Well-Known Member

    ahh, thx guys!
  21. ciper

    ciper Well-Known Member

    Link removed
  22. tiede

    tiede Well-Known Member

    This is the same as the Anycut shortcut. In fact, it's just another way to reach the same menu! A such, using it brings 4g back after a phone call.
  23. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    dunno benefit of the doubt till its tested and confirm 4g does not come on its own. just curious has miketoolz been banned? and why would he be when he helped the community so much anyways not my business just hope he isnt.
  24. Vance Fox

    Vance Fox Well-Known Member

    Ciper... thank you for finding a more complicated means of performing a 4g toggle...

    But please don't spam it across every indulge thread...
  25. compubahn

    compubahn Well-Known Member

    I was using this to keep 4G off because coverage is marginal at my house and it was killing the battery. I have wifi at home and work anyway.

    In my case, MMS messages cant be downloaded when using **583385## to turn off 4g. Couldn't figure out why I kept getting pictures I couldn't see. Switched back to 4g and was able to download them with no problem.

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