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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gloriousnumber1, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. gloriousnumber1

    gloriousnumber1 Well-Known Member
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    Is it possible to root the Rezound, and tweak it somehow so that 3G works during a 4G outage? I read somewhere on here that if "4G authentification" is down, a 4G phone WILL NOT BE ABLE TO connect to 3G either, even if you change it in the settings, and I confirmed this during that outage a couple days ago.

    Is is possible to root and somehow change something to fool the network into thinking it's a 3G phone so you can ride the outage on 3G until it's over?

    I know this seems silly and not necessary, but I figured it's worth asking.
     

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  2. pwned

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    I'm at work now but when I get home I'll post a way. It will let you at least get 3g when there's an outage. Only drawback is it will be extremely slow switching from 3g to 4g. Give me a few hours and I'll write it up
     
  3. pwned

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    Ok here you go.
    Dial ##778#
    Edit mode the password is 000000
    Modem settings
    Rev A
    Enable
    Press menu commit
    Reboot
     
  4. gloriousnumber1

    gloriousnumber1 Well-Known Member
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  5. pwned

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    No problem. Hope this helps
     
  6. Cotton123

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    I have heard this before but havent tried it with my phone yet as I dont get as many outages or notice since I dont use the phone as much as i used too. Is it reversible and how big of an impact does it make? also does it affect the warranty at all?
     
  7. mlg2919

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    Is this something everyone should do to improve 3g/4g handoff? I live in a 3g area, but travel to a big 4g area then back, would this help?
     
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  8. pwned

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    This makes the switch between 3g and 4g slower than normal. I only do it when there is a an outage. To reverse you just change it back. You'll see what I mean. When you dial it brings up a menu that you use to make the changes
     
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