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Support Can I disable or Do I need to disable 4g Radio? (No 4G coverage available here)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidGnome, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. DroidGnome

    DroidGnome Well-Known Member
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    Ok just got my Evo and going through all the settings, I noticed the 4G setting constantly says "Turning On"... does that mean it's spending battery life trying to find a signal?

    If so, how do I disable the 4g antenna completely? (4G coverage is not available where I live). Everything is 'grey' and pressing the icon in the widget, nor settings seems to have any effect.

    Or is this not even necessary?
     

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  2. mikevember

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    Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > 4G
     
  3. DroidGnome

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    Thank you but as posted.. I see where the setting IS... but that wasn't my question :)

    On that menu the 'status' of the 4g radio is listed as "Turning on" constantly...
     
  4. MisterEd

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    Sounds dirty ...... disable it if you have no 4G. It's searching and can't find anything.
     
  5. DroidGnome

    DroidGnome Well-Known Member
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    *sigh* maybe I need to rephrase my question again.

    HOW do you disable it? As I stated in the original post, pressing the line in the settings window does nothing, it's gray and non-responsive. That's the entire point of this thread.

    It appears to be searching, yes.. that's why I asked in the first place... but I cannot figure out how to disable it.
     
  6. esone1ll

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    Isn't there an HTC widget that lets you toggle the 4G radio on and off?
     
  7. MisterEd

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    It's in the same place that bluetooth & wifi settings are. Just go into settings, it's very obvious. The phone isn't on me right now.
     
  8. companyman

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    I had this issue when I first got the phone this morning. It appears to have some lag turning on and off. I actually think I hit the buttons so many times that it got "stuck" Had to restart the phone to make it respond to touch again.
     
  9. DroidGnome

    DroidGnome Well-Known Member
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    And we have a winner!!!! :D I removed the battery and reinserted (since I had to swap out SD cards anyway) and when it came back the button was showing "Turn 4g on" which indicates it's OFF now :) whew...

    So for anyone else who's 4G appears stuck in 'search' mode... Companyman's solution should work.. Thanks again!
     
  10. companyman

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  11. TRiP

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    Just facing this issue now.
    I turned off and on the phone. Took the batter out and put it back.
    Still, when i turn on the phone, my 4G setting states "Turning on..." but never turns on!

    I'm sure a hard reset will fix this, but wanted to see if there was another option.

    Any ideas?
     
  12. wase4711

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    i have the same problem too; turning it off it wireless setting doesnt do anything; is there a "hack" of some sort to just disable the 4g radio?

    thanks
     
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