OTA UPDATE, cant turn off 4G to conserve battery

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    I was so excited to get the update last night, but i cant turn off my 4g radio now. I think this is going to suck!

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    so far even with 4g/3g switching back and forth ive seen no change with the battery since i the update it actually last longer...but theirs an app called lte onoff in the play store if just want to stay on 3g
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    I'll try that app too. But so far, I think the batt is holding up pretty well with 4G. Well, everytime I open an app or whatever, I kill them immediately. Time will tell.
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    I use 'phone info ' app found in the play store. Works better than lte on/off IMO.
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    I see where to turn off LTE, but where do you turn on the 3g?
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    End of day one.... I'll never get through a whole day unless i can turn off the 4g radio.

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    Under 'set preferred network type' , choose cdma auto(prl)
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    For those of you having battery issues, have you tried connecting to wifi? I know it isn't possible for everyone, but with wifi my battery drains at about half the speed of when the phone is just on 4G,probably because 4G is data only...
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    Yeah. You can also turn off LTE and go 3G instead. I might actually have to finally utilize smart action this time around.
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    Made all the difference.. almost bed time and i have hours left

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    i just have to post this before I go to sleep.



    View attachment 54853

    What I have done so far:

    Keep same settings as before (lowest brightness, no animations, 4G all the time)
    Running ICS and pre-factory reset, I think I got about 6-7 hours with little use.
    After factory reset, running ICS, keeping everything the same, I think I can get around 8-9 1/2 hours. So, did the factory reset helped me at all? It seems like it, but wait... I only used the phone for less than 20 mins in total and had it on locked the entire time while I was playing CS. Just right now, it is down to 10%. I'll do another drain and recharge for tomorrow's test of just 3G, where I used to get 10-14 hrs with moderate usage.
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