its only temporary though, almost like a task killer
They did it again over there on the other forum. Again, this is yet another feature that they have managed to get into without being rooted (they still haven't rooted the phone yet). 4G mode can be disabled/enabled by simply using an app called Any Cut.
It turns out that Metro/Samsung has a ton of stuff that can actually be enabled on the phone but it's simply hidden from any of the phone's settings menus...but easily accessible to/manipulated by apps.
This should save a ton of battery life when not using the phone for web/data. I'll probably buy the phone now despite that I am a little disappointed by it. Still gonna wait till after rebate though
Last edited by MetroPieceofShi; 02-24-2011 at 10:34 PM. Reason: provided name of app..see steps below on how to disable LTE
its only temporary though, almost like a task killer
cool what forum has the info and the app name to turn 4g off and on
also i agree with metropiece i found that if you download hotspot toggle it will turn your hotspot on and off and you can connect your computer by wifi to your phone but it is wpa2 encrypted and were working on trying to break that encryption
all credit goes to Nickrussel and Silvist over at AndroidForums they found this out.
First download the app Any Cut.
When on your home screen click menu, then click add, then click shortcut.
choose any cut.
then choose activity.
Scroll down to LTE Functionality test. and click on it.
it will then be placed on your home screen.
click it you will notice at the top the two options.
Lte On and Lte Off there you go.
I tried this and so far works perfectly when i turn lte off its off and it stays off
when i turn it on its on of course if you go out of 4g coverage it will auto switch to 1x
Maybe it's just me, but if this is the case, why buy the Indulge?
So for argument sake, lets say you can disable 4G completely...if you get an email in your inbox you won't know it unless you decided to turn 4G back on. Yeah, I still don't see where this would be a good thing. I guess if you're not going to use data often then you can do this, but then again if you don't use data often I go back to my question, why get the Indulge.
Eh, to each his own.
nope because you can still use data via 1x. However, when your not using your phone you would turn off lte, so that its not constantly searching and switching back and forth while idle looking for service killing the battery, and then when your gonna do some that requires faster speed (web browsing, app downloads, etc.) you would re enable it.
how it appears to be working is if you are in a 4g market and your phone is in 4g coverage and you turn lte off it will stay off.
but if your in a iffy market and your going in and out of 4g and you turn the 4g off while it happens to be in 1x yes it will come back on into 4g.
i was at the bowling alley and it was going from 4g to 1x so i just turned lte off while it was in that 1x state and yes it did go back into 4g but i simply turned it off again once it was in 4g and it has not come back on yet.
i also did read over at android forums that he stated he was going to try it in a full 4g market which kinda makes it sound like he was in a iffy market and he could have turned it off while it was slipping into 1x.
Im going to leave lte off and the phone in the 1x state all night and i will report in the morning if it ever switched back to 4g or if it stays in that 1x state but i believe i got it figured out though im pretty sure it will stay in that 1x state
it does not have to be a strong 4g market it can be a market where you go in and out of 4g what it is, is this when you switch 4g lte off at that current moment that your turning it off it does have to be in a strong 4g signal with the 4g icon displayed on your phone it can not be flickering between 1x and 4g you want to make sure 4g is displayed when you turn off
and on keeping it disabled to save battery power i will be testing that today and i will return this evening with that iinfo as well.
and to answer what i put up last night before i went to bed
I turned 4g off and when i woke up this morning it was on 1x still and i do have auto sync on so my data on multiple apps are connecting and yes you still have all your data synced on 1x and everything is still pushed to your phone
Also i found out that when you turn 4g off it will stay off but if you receive a phone call it turns the 4g/1x radio's off and when you hang up that phone call and it turns the radio's back on it will sit in 1x for a few seconds and then turn the 4g on automatically so you do have to go back in and turn 4g off after a phone call
Last edited by baysiderider; 02-24-2011 at 03:29 PM.
the other reason 4g comes back on so far appears to be owner error you just got to make sure your in 4g coverage when you turn lte off
it really isint a bother to me i just made the shortcut on my home screen and click it then click lte off and bam it goes off and still staying off
i think people have not tested this extensively yet to realize this
also when texting it does not affect the 4g off/on state it stays where you have it set and when browsing the net on 1x it stays in 1x also
Now let us now how this affect the battery life, i'm waiting on the fence and ready to buy one if someone find a way to root/find a way to improve battery life