Lock my Bionic to 3g

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  1. lesnic56

    lesnic56 New Member

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    Is there a app to keep my phone from 3g to 4g?
    I'm on the fringe of 4G service and it seems the battery drains faster when the phone keeps switching back and forth.

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  2. drew96dawg

    drew96dawg Senior Member

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    Lte onoff its free in the store

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    Lte on off app on market was made for thunderbolt but has worked on all my Motorola devices
     
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    Phone info is the app... After installing, open, hit device info, scroll down to the bottom, and select CDMA/GSM PRL AUTO
    that's 3g,when you want 4 G just go back to the one above it.

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    Keep in mind with phone info if you reboot the phone you'll need to use the app again to get to 3g
     
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    Raw Dodge Member

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    That isn't the case with my Razr, or S3.Once on 3g it stays until you go into the app and select lte/cdma again... I've kept my phone on 3g for weeks at a time.. Reboot and battery swaps daily don't affect my devices.

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    In my case (using a Bionic) this is the case.
     
  8. masiv

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    Have you seen a battery performance increase when locking to 3G?
     
  9. drew96dawg

    drew96dawg Senior Member

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    You will see battery improvements by locking to 3g, the spottier your lte coverage is the bigger the improvements will be.

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    I have strong coverage in my area. If I have consistent 4g signal, will turning off 4g really help much?
     
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    drew96dawg Senior Member

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    It should help a considerable amount because 4glte requires its own seperate radio

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    I have been sticking to 3g lately even though I have awesome 4 g coverage in my area. My battery has been reaping the benefits. I just turn on 4g if I need to download something.


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    LTE OnOff Didn't Work For Me

    Since we were in a 3G area when the ICS update happened, I installed LTE OnOff and switched to 3G-only.

    Later, we traveled to a 4G area. I had a great deal of difficulty switching back to 4G. After running the app over and over, and repeatedly powering down the phone and pulling the battery, it FINALLY returned to LTE/CDMA/EvDo. I don't plan to use the app again. I'll let it continue to search for 4G service.

    For the last two weeks, we have been back in 3G-only areas again. I have noticed no difference in battery life from when we had the phone set to 3G-only.
     
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