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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by karlcoot, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. karlcoot

    karlcoot Active Member
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    ...and leaving 2g on. How can one do it? AFAIK you need to go into settings, mobile networks, but where is an option to switch to 2g only?

    I just don't see it.
     

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  2. SUroot

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    Change from gsm/wcdma auto to gsm only or just use the mobile data on off widget
     
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  3. karlcoot

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    Thanks mate, coming from a Blackberry background, gsm always referred to no data so I just overlooked it.

    I do use the mobile data widget but I wanted 3g off whilst using data. Thanks again.
     
  4. SUroot

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    I come from a bberry too. This does the same
     
  5. mamps52

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    i used to have a jailbroken iphone 3g and it used to let me choose with toggles wether i wanted 3g on and 2g on... it was really good......hope there is something like that for my ht desire??
     
  6. SUroot

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    So what do you want to do? Limit speed to EDGE?
     
  7. Phenomenological

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    Long press on the home screen --> Add widget --> Find settings on the list and click it --> Select mobile network. Then you have a small box on your home page that allows you to turn 3G on and off with one click.
     
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  8. karlcoot

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    That method doesn't toggle 3g and 2g though, its just data on or off.
     
  9. Phenomenological

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    Data on is 3G. Data off is 2G.
     
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  10. karlcoot

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    If I turn mobile data (widget) off I have no internet at all. Turn it back on and I do.
     
  11. Phenomenological

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    Yes. You only get internet on a 3G connection or better on the desire I believe. 2G remains however allowing you to receive calls and texts.
     
  12. karlcoot

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    Nope, 2G is the GSM option in the mobile networks part of settings. Tested and it works.
     
  13. snowmobile

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    No internet works on a 2G connection, just slower. I don't have 3G at home and I can successfully browse the internet and update all my feeds/emails/etc.

    I too would like to know if there is easy toggle switch to set my phone to 2G only while I'm at home or in another non 3G area. I hoping that will make my battery last longer as it won't be constantly searching for 3G.
     
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