There is a way to force using 2G / GSM network only to save battery on Google Nexus 4. But no way to force using 3G / WCDMA network only in Mobile network settings. Well, this is no true because Android OS has the ability to do so. But just hidden in Nexus 4. Yes, you can bring up Testing app which consist Phone information, battery information, Usage statistics and Wi-Fi information to do so Phone info. Change the preferred network type from WCDMA preferred to WCDMA only.
My home broadband connection, Streamyx is having issue again. It keeps disconnecting and connecting (DSL is not connected issue). So it is time for me to use my HTC HD2 as modem again. But I don’t want to use wireless connection this time, but going to try Wired Tether for Root Users. It is the same as Wireless Tether for Root Users but using USB cable instead of Wi-Fi connection. It is good for single user usage and can charge your phone at the same time.
Wired Tether for Root Users
My home broadband connection is down. Luckily, I have HTC HD2 with me. I can do Wi-Fi and USB tethering in Windows Mobile. But some of the Android ROMs cannot do both. So here is an Android application that can help those who like me ~ Wireless Tether for Root Users. It enables tethering via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. I did not try on Bluetooth mode but I am a happy user with Internet connection through Wi-Fi.
Wireless Tether for Root Users
Posted by Jayce Ooi as Software
I don’t have a strong 3G signal at my place. And it used to turn to 2G EDGE when 3G signal is weak. Data connection is broken then and slow with EDGE connection. Network application by Philipp Mangelow manages to help to set ‘WCDMA only’ on certain Android ROMs with EVO kernel where I cannot set ‘WCDMA only’ in connection settings.
Network by Philipp Mangelow
Posted by Jayce Ooi as How to
By default, Windows Mobile HTC HD2 will have auto selection on the network band ~ 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMS/UMTS). However, I don’t have a strong 3G HSDPA signal at my place. And it will switch back to EDGE or GPRS whenever 3G signal dropped below 1 bar. This is really annoying. Is there a way to make it stay at 3G HSDPA permanently? Yes, here is the step by step guide to fix it.
Network Band Selection