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Want to Turn Off 4G LTE on the HTC Thunderbolt Easier? Try LTE OnOff

Back on March 22, we provided you with a little reader tip that would let HTC Thunderbolt owners toggle their 4G LTE service on or off in hopes of improving battery life.  The process was simple, but required you to enter *#*#4636#*#* into your dialer, followed by a couple of menu presses to make the switch happen, leaving many of you to beg for a toggle switch.  Well folks, the crew at Team AndIRC has almost accomplished that with their LTE OnOff app.  It’s basically just a shortcut to that “Phone info” menu that will allow you to choose CDMA auto or CDMA+LTE and is not necessarily a perfect toggle like you would have on say a Power Control widget, but it gets the job done.

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Cheers everyone!

  • Anonymous

    I live in a 4G area, San Jose, CA. If that is the case, does that mean that there is essentially no back and forth between 3G and 4G and the battery life would be significantly improved? Or is that wishful thinking.

  • Badmeat

    Once there’s a widget, this app will be perfect. If you need to browse the web or download something, simply flip a switch to connect to 4g (just as you would with WiFi before 4g was available). Better battery life + ability to download at 15mbps+ = perfect world

  • http://twitter.com/billm85 Bill McNamee

    what theme is that? – looks cool

  • bennette

    you want to turn off your 4G…exchange your TBolt for something else! Why in the world would you want this app?

    • Tfasdf8

      To save on batter you fuc king retard!

    • nano

      your clueless!!!!!! haven’t you read the posts

    • Anonymous

      you are so stupid! that it is funny!

      /sarcasm

    • Luckyr1981

      Can’t argue with stupid!!

    • Luckyr1981

      Can’t argue with stupid!!

  • Anonymous

    When is a ROM worth running going to come out for this device?

  • KSChris

    Other than the app icon and the “On the next screen…” thing, this is literally the exact same app as Phone Info that was out during the Thunderbolt launch. This is nothing new.

    • gfunk

      I agree, I downloaded the “Phone Info” app the day after the HTC Thunderbolt came out. Nothing new. Old news.

      • Anonymous

        I have looked over and over on the market and cant find this app, any other links?

    • gfunk

      I agree, I downloaded the “Phone Info” app the day after the HTC Thunderbolt came out. Nothing new. Old news.

  • Anonymous

    Great now we just need a widget.

  • Interstellarmind

    anyone else experiencing network connection errors and FC on apps after turning 4G back on?

    i just got a FC on gmail (i’ve had 3 android devices: OG, DX, and now the TBolt… never had gmail fc) and CPU Benchmark (when checking other device results via the internet) after switching back to 4g…

    • http://twitter.com/TeamAndIRC ✔ Justin Case

      Stock or Rooted?

      • Interstellarmind

        Stock.

  • Anonymous

    I live in a 4g area. Sadly I have to turn 4g off cause it just doesn’t work. Tried all the fixes that are out there but none work. Guess I will sit tight and hope the network gets fixed and/or a software update goes out soon so I can enjoy what they advertise. Till then, I have one of the best 3g phones out that is 4g capable.

  • tomNasty

    That ‘phone info’ works fine….it does not get any easier than that

  • Anonymous

    I use the ‘phone info’ app on the market – works pretty good – no 4G in CT yet so I am running 3G on my TBolt – just love the phone – it rocks!

  • Hardwired71

    Why is it you have to turn off 4G on a phone you most likely bought because it could do 4G? When are we going to stand up to these manufacturers who think its ok to rush a product like this to market without providing adequate power to use what they just sold you? You were better off waiting for a new 3G device and saving yourself the expense. Honestly, if Honda sold me a car that only went 10 miles on premium fuel and got 250hp, but then told me if I used regular I could go 300 miles but only get 150hp, I’d have looked for another offering.

    • http://twitter.com/TeamAndIRC ✔ Justin Case

      Some of us (me the author of the app) don’t have LTE where we live, turning it off apparently saves battery. Some users like where LTE is shotty at best, turning it off stops them from flipping back and forth from 3g to lte to 3g etc.

      • Pmegna

        I have LTE in Boston where I work, so when Im at home where LTE isn’tt avalible yet I can turn off the 4G radio and save battery life……works great!!! Those of us that have this phone know exactly why this APP is out there foer all to use….Thanks again bro!!!

    • tomNasty

      hey man i love my 3g Thunderbolt

    • Anonymous

      The car/electronics analogy fails again! It’s not that the manufacturers can’t supply adequate power, it’s just that most people won’t buy a phone that weighs half a ton. People who care that much about extra battery life can fork over the quite reasonable $50 for the extended battery and rear cover and get 2 – 3 times the life out of it. Personally, I don’t find it inconvenient to have to drop a whopping $11 on Amazon to buy a second wall charger for work and a car charger so I can always keep my phone topped off.

    • KSChris

      I have no problem with toggling 3G/4G…

      I don’t see the problem. You don’t need 4G all the time. Making phone calls or sending texts is the same on 4G as it is 3G.

      I turn 4G on if I’m browsing the internet or downloading something, but otherwise, there’s no need.

      And since I am not paying extra for 4G, I don’t understand why it should be an issue for anyone.

  • Anonymous

    gps on my tbolt is 20 miles off…..any suggestions?

    • you posted this

      Did you read the suggestion I already posted? Please don’t spam

      • Anonymous

        hmmm, how long do i have to wait?…i mean i think its working…its a little closer…well its actually way behind my house now….it says fix/sats.
        8/8…..i don’t know what im waiting for….

  • DBK

    Was it really that hard (or that much of an inconvenience) to type in a few characters and perform a few menu presses? Was a “one’click” method really necessary?

    God damn we Androidians (and Droidians by association) are lazy… -_-

    • Tfasdf8

      yes and this is still to much work. It should be like the GPS ON OFF widget and all it requires me to do is tap the widget to turn it on or off.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t work on my original droid.

    • Anonymous

      Also, I tried showing someone that 4G city list the other day and couln’t find it. Did you retract the article?

    • Tim242

      Your OG Droid doesn’t have an Lte radio. Go figure.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

      I hope you are not serious….please tell me your not serious….anyways, just do a google search for that map, that isnt hard to do…

      • Anonymous

        Lol, no, I’m not serious. It was a little tribute to the reason that every article relating to root and the such clearly indicates what phone it’s for. Once upon a time on this site they used to post mostly only OG Droid stuff, and sure as shit at least once per article they would get that one guy…”I did this on my XXX XXXX phone(not droid) and it broke!”

        • http://twitter.com/TeamAndIRC ✔ Justin Case

          Actually, it does work on the droid, and doesn’t need root :)

          It just starts the RadioInfo class, which should be on every phone.

          • Anonymous

            Lol, I guess I shoulda tossed a /sarcasm at the end of my post

            That being said, keep up the hard work!(or easy work, if such is the case)

        • Anonymous

          And I was looking for that official Verizon list. The reason I asked is, if it was removed, I have to imagine that VZ asked them too. And if they did, I’m praying it’s not cause my city is being removed.

    • Anonymous

      Works for me!

    • Anonymous

      Works for me!

    • Anonymous

      Works for me!

    • Anonymous

      Works for me!

  • Anonymous

    anyone….having issues with their gps…mine is always like 20 miles away….i don’t know why…the and gps is on….sometimes it can’t even locate me….?

    • you posted this

      I don’t remember the name of the app (GPS Status?), but there is something out there that will let you clear your GPS cache. Do that, restart your phone, and you should be good to go.

      • Anonymous

        It’s GPS Status. It also downloads updated GPS sat lists. Speeds up nav for a week or so, for some people.

  • Smackdn775

    there was already an app that did this……Phone info does the same thing

  • Smackdn775

    there was already an app that did this……Phone info does the same thing

  • http://twitter.com/ro0nil_wazlib Adam L

    I love that clock widget!

  • Anonymous

    Used this over the weekend to re-enable my 4G while in Tampa – 4G is AMAZING!!

    • Anonymous

      Majority of places I travel to has 4G. So I must say, 4G is truly amazing. I love it and can’t wait till it reaches my home, which is apparently soon. :)