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DROID RAZR 4G LTE Toggle Works on MAXX and Bionic

 

While it’s not a fully functional toggle that will switch LTE on or off without having to leave a home screen, this will act as a shortcut to get you quickly into the “Mobile network settings” menu on the DROID RAZR, MAXX, and Bionic. It’s also free and the only option you really have right now for Motorola devices.

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  • Anonymous

    Other solutions may be:
    A.  Manually Create a shortcut for the Network Settings activity (use AnyCut or BetterCut?)
    B.  Widgetsoid2.x allows you to create shortcuts for activities as well; create one for Network Settings and place it in the widget.  If you have your widget in the notification pull down and not on your homescreen, then you don’t have to waste any homescreen real estate for setting you may not use all the time.You should also be able to see an example of B in a link I posted on G+. https://plus.google.com/110265132309566788660/posts/L87vz7PSQ98 (if you can’t view this url, let me know and I can update it)`Nyko

  • http://www.facebook.com/Vereynn Tim Draper

    As with several other posts above, I’ve been using LTE Switch on my Bionic since day 1 (market link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geoffreybuttercrumbs.lteswitch)
    I don’t think either one is a particularly “nice” looking icon, but until Motorola/Verizon/Android get around to enabling a direct switch through an API, seems either of these will do the job.
    Of course, since I got my original Droid swapped out for a refurb unit due to constant data loss w/o reconnections, my battery life has gotten good enough that I don’t use the LTE/CDMA toggle very often anyway.

  • Anonymous

    The problem with this is, it won’t shut off the 3G radio when the 4G radio is on; 3G stays in standby so that it can toggle between the two. This wastes battery. When in 3G only mode, the 4G radio is actually off, so it saves battery. This is why I go in 3G all day even though I live in an area with a strong, constant 4G signal. Here’s a fix I’m trying right now (haven’t tried it enough to know if it works, yet, but initial results are promising):

    If you live in an area with complete, 4G coverage, try this. Go to the phone, and dial ##program (7764726). Enter the password 000000. Go to test mode, and hit Next until you have the radio mode option as one of your options to select. Switch it to LTE only.

    Remember, this will put you in LTE only. If you leave the 4G area, you will have to manually switch back to 3G. Good luck!

    • JohnPA2006

      IMHO – (this is only my opinion, please dont hurt me :o) )

      You should only want to totally disable LTE, 
      when you want the battery to last longer, or if you dont live in an LTE coverage area.

      At minimum you want to always leave your 3G enabled.
      The 3G doesn’t kill the battery that much, compared to the LTE.

      Thank you

      • Anonymous

        3G doesn’t kill battery compared to LTE, but how much of this is due to the 3G radio being powered on standby when the phone is in LTE mode? If it’s significant enough, I’ll roll on LTE only. If LTE drains much more than 3G (with the 3G radio off, of course), then I’ll just go back to running in 3G most of the time and 4G only when I need it. Worth a shot, I suppose.

        • JohnPA2006

          Im pretty sure until Verizon’s network allows for all LTE phones to use
          “Voice over LTE” you need to leave 3G always on.
          Right now if your in an LTE area, you can do same time voice and data, 
          data goes over LTE, voice over 3G. (something like that)

          But when you have Voice over LTE you will have your voice and data compressed and sent over the same high speed data stream.
          but this is a long ways off.

          Also regarding your original comment, you would want to turn off the
          3G while outside of north america, but still be able to use voice
          so you dont rack up huge data roaming bills from travelling outside the US.
          Provided you went someplace that uses the CDMA frequencies 
          these phones work on.

  • Anonymous

    I would think this works on most 4G phones, but most of the comments seem to be from Bionic and RAZR owners on the app comment page.

  • MattInPDX

    I’ve been using LTE Switch on my Bionic for months now. It does the exact same thing. I wish they’d come out with a toggle that doesn’t require leaving the home page.

    • Anonymous

      True, LTE Switch works exactly the same, but it is uglier.

  • Sirlandry

    This LTE Switch works on my Bionic and has since day 1. Same functionality as app described above. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geoffreybuttercrumbs.lteswitch&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5nZW9mZnJleWJ1dHRlcmNydW1icy5sdGVzd2l0Y2giXQ..

  • Babyboy14622

    Also works on htc rezound

  • http://twitter.com/rkein87 Rob Kein

    I use another toggle switch on my unrooted BIONIC that works fine. This isnt the only option, I dont have my phone right now so I can’t tell you the name of the app, but it def work.

  • Bewara2009
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      That’s what the “Tip Us” link is for in the upper right corner of the screen.

      • Bewara2009

        Done and Done! Thanks..

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          No problem!  Good find.

  • raoul duke

    also works on my gnex. well, at least gets me to the menu to change it

    • Jak_341

      Very nice screen name. “My name? Eh. Rhoul Duke. I have my attorneyyyyyyyyyy. I realise that his name is not on that list, but we must have a suite.”

  • Anonymous

    Also works for the Galaxy Nexus

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      If you ever decide to root and aren’t using a custom ROM that has a toggle built in, this 4G standalone toggle works great (G-Nex only):

      http://rootzwiki.com/topic/14024-widgetltetasker-bamf-lte-widget-v04-01122012/

      • Bill M

         I use the Data Enabler that you can get from the Android Market.  I have a Droid Bionic.  Here is the link: 

        https://market.android.com/details?id=com.farproc.data.enabler&hl=en

        This will turn off or on all your data at once from the Home Page.  I turn off all my data when I do not need it so it will not drain my battery.  So turning off only 4G is not the best solution.  But each have their own situation so it might be the best option for most others.