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Bypass T-Mobile Hotspot Tethering Limit by using the phone's unlimited plan?

You could make your phone to act as a VPN Gateway Requirements: root vpn server (can obtain any free openVPN from playstore) Using a VPN gateway will make tethered traffic to go through the VPN. ...
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Hide VoLTE icon on Samsung

Sorry, just found a way. Get Good Lock from Galaxy Store, and then get QuickStar. It have an option to hide the icon.
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Translation of RIL_PreferredNetworkType terminology to human speak?

I figured them out thanks to here and here. GSM is 2G (on GSM networks) WCDMA is 3G (HSPA) CDMA is 2G (on CDMA networks) EvDo is 3G (on CDMA networks) TD-SCDMA is 3G (UMTS) LTE is 4G (LTE) This PDF (...
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Trouble connecting to 4G when Wifi enabled, but low signal

On Android 4.4, there is an option "Avoid poor connections" under Settings->Wi-Fi->Advanced(perhaps under the menu). You want to set this option on. This option is not present in Android 6. I'm not ...
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Dual SIM standby -- data and calls on different SIMs

As far as phone calls are concerned, when you use SIM1 for a phone call, SIM 2 will be unavailable to receive calls or messages. Anybody that tries to call, the call will not go through. As far as ...
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Two 4G sim enabled simultaneously (Jio & Airtel) - Samsung Galaxy On Max

What you are looking for is something like DSDV i.e. Dual SIM Dual VoLTE. Unfortunately, your smartphone does not support it and it will not be possible for Samsung to push an OTA update to enable it. ...
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How can I find out which bands my phone supports

For those having rooted snapdragon-based device there is an easy way to obtain LTE bands supported by radio hardware. Free app found at https://t.me/ru_fieldtest_modemcaps/5 could show you explicit ...
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How to safely activate LTE on S4 mini (GT-i9195) running 4.2.2?

Here's what I did in my dual sim J1, trial and error...I entered Q and numbers and it didn't bring up DEBUG MODE so I went in Menu > Select> I entered row number 1 and it brought up the Debug mode. So ...
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Does switching my phone from 3G to LTE only matter if I use mobile data?

If you keep your mobile data off, it rather depends on coverage: Good 2G coverage? Use that. Your battery will last much longer. Shaky 2G but stable 3G? Use 3G. Same reason: shaky coverage makes the ...
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Can 4G be used on a 3G phone if 4G bands are supported?

Is your phone called the Micromax a350 Canvas Knight? If so, I'm sorry, but your phone DOESN'T support 4G, according to the specs sheet found on gsmarena. Don't be excited to see the LTE in the *#*#...
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4g icon always showing on my S6 (But my cellular network is not 4g)

Some countries/carriers, e.g. AT&T and T-Mobile call (DC-)HSPA+ "4G" (while HSPA+ is commonly referred to as "3.5G"), while they call real 4G "4G LTE" or simply "LTE". Using phones or such carrier ...
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Internet always on when VoLTE enabled in Redmi 3s Prime

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) uses mobile data (LTE). You can't turn off mobile data and use VoLTE. You can turn off mobile data and use a different voice connection like 3G.
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Which one is the 4G sim slot in Redmi 3s prime?

The Redmi 3S Prime uses a hybrid SIM slot which means it accepts one Micro-SIM and another Nano-SIM or microSD card for storage. Unfortunately, this means that users will have to choose between a ...
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4G network compatibility in France

The only duplex modes of LTE are TDD and FDD (see band list on Wikipedia) - in other words, non-TD-LTE bands are FDD-LTE. Generally Europe uses band 20 extensively, but you are still advised to ...
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Since which Android version does it detect internet connectivity on Wi-Fi?

The "Smart Network Switching" is available since Android 5.0. You can see it in the official changelog here (in "see all features", "connectivity" : «Improved network selection logic so that your ...
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Disable VoLTE, while still using LTE - To force Jio4gVoice to work

The answer is wait in case nexus annouces its support for android pie then upgrade. As of now degrade to previous version of android. Note: You can try some more ROMs, so that you can enjoy VoLTE.
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Is there any way to check if 4G/LTE is broken in LineageOS (FP2)?

I'm not sure if your issue was the same as me but I found your post because I had a similar issue. My 4G/LTE not working on my new FairePhone3 running LineageOS. I fixed my issue, here is the solution ...
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No service on Blackview BV 5500 Pro with Lineage 17.1

Update So, actually, I've tried to install magisk, which I believe is the culprit. Following the documentation, since this model does not have Ramdisk memory, I've patched the recovery.img file using ...
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Why are these different Android maximum upload and download speeds?

I would assume that the different maximum up/dl speed are a result of different LTE implementations. LTE exists in quite a few versions with different capabilities regarding the maximum transmission ...
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is it possible to get location via a cellular network if the device doesnt have a data plan?

On Android, apps can be granted location via two types of permissions: android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION and/or android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION from https://developers.google.com/maps/...
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is it possible to get location via a cellular network if the device doesnt have a data plan?

Yes, that is possible without a data connection by e.g. using UnifiedNLP and a corresponding location provider. I e.g. use the LocalGsmNlpBackend, which downloads a selection of the OpenCellId ...
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Why do phones need an OTA update to support VoLTE for certain carriers but they work out of the box for other VoLTE carriers?

VOLTE is a standard. And like all standards the devil lies in details of implementation. Carriers may choose different implementation for various reasons Section 2.2.1 of PDF document here offers ...
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XIAOMI Mi A1 LTE bands - User manual or website is right?

As per GSM Arena Website: These are the bands of Xiaomi Mi A1 Global Version. 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 4G bands LTE ...
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Cellular Network Setting Won't allow to select preferred network type to LTE

In any 4G enabled dual SIM handset, only one slot is meant to support LTE, that is SLOT 1. Insert your 4G SIM in SLOT 1 and 3G SIM in SLOT 2.
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How Do I Activate 4G LTE Only On Samsung Galaxy A5(2016)

Open the Dialer/Phone application and dial (STAR)#(STAR)#4636#(STAR)#(STAR), then select Phone Information and scroll down to Set preferred network type and change the drop-down to LTE only. Be aware ...
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"Unfortunately, the process com.android.phone has stopped" error

I've read that this issue will occur because of APN settings being incompatible with the settings offered by your service provider. This is specifically only if the error pops up when you try and ...
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How do I unlock 4G bands?

There has been an unlock method available for most Snapdragon 800/801 devices, and some forums claim it works for the MI 4 too. However, 1) it involves flashing a custom ROM and using a dangerous ...
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LTE Bands for European Galaxy S7 (SM-G935F) while in the US

Starting from Note 5, Samsung has blessed their flagships with near-iPhone level of international cellular capabilities, as shown in the specs you've read. VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling might take a hit, ...
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Does OnePlus 2 "DUAL SIM 4G" support dual 4G?

Off topic but not by much ... I have a Galaxy S7 Duos. My SIM 1 is T-Mobile set to "Auto" band (LTE/W-CDMA/GSM), and my SIM 2 is a foreign SIM that roams on the AT&T network here in the US - set ...
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Does CyanogenMod Xperia Z3 Dual support LTE on any SIMs?

Always try to look at the specs directly from the manufacturer. Sony says LTE is supported on some variants of the device. CyanogenMod doesn't really have anything to do with it, since the radio ...
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