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WCDMA Preferred on 4.0.4 (GSM/CDMA Auto (PRL) on 4.0.2)

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Default WCDMA Preferred on 4.0.4 (GSM/CDMA Auto (PRL) on 4.0.2)

Anyone noted that? In the secret menu (you can access dialing *#*#4636#*#*, in the first section) with the 4.0.4 'WCDMA Preferrer' is selected, and you canīt change that because it returns to the default value. In the 4.0.2, the default was GSM/CDMA Auto (PRL).

I think that is important because if affects the battery life in standby. In the Nexus One, the battery last much longer in GSM/CDMA Auto (PRL) mode than WCDMA Preferred.

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I did notice the change, but you are wrong saying it affects battery life. Theres a reason you cant change it, let it be.
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I did notice the change, but you are wrong saying it affects battery life. Theres a reason you cant change it, let it be.
It affects the battery in the Nexus One..
 
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It affects the battery in the Nexus One..
Nexus One and Galaxy Nexus are two different phones with two different sets of hardware made by two different manufacturers.

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Nexus One and Galaxy Nexus are two different phones with two different sets of hardware made by two different manufacturers.

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The sooner he realizes that turning off wcdma means no 3g, the quicker we can chuckle about it.


And yeah, 2g is better on battery.

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Hmm, interesting I remember on the first htc desire and the htc hero, it was recommended to use gsm auto prl, as it saved battery, and their was an interesting thread about how it worked, and I use to use an app "network ", by Phillip, and it helped to chose the gsm auto prl, but when I tried to use the same app, on my galaxy s2, it wouldn't work anymore, as the gsm auto prl setting wouldn't stick, so I suppose the phones nowadays use a completely new framework. I just set mine to auto select Gsm /wcdma if am in a place of good coverage and when coverage isn't good, I just set it to gsm. My two cents.
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I am agree, but there is something strange. People who have received the official ota with all stock, told me that they have the GSM/CDMA Auto (PRL) activated, like in 4.0.2. But, like me, people who have updated whit the full system image have WCDMA Preferred and cannot change..
 
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I am agree, but there is something strange. People who have received the official ota with all stock, told me that they have the GSM/CDMA Auto (PRL) activated, like in 4.0.2. But, like me, people who have updated whit the full system image have WCDMA Preferred and cannot change..
I updated with the ota and also wcdma is selected... I would say it's better than the previous (ambiguous) GSM/cdma..our phone is not cdma..
Probably the best option to save battery would be GSM auto prl...

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I updated with the ota and also wcdma is selected... I would say it's better than the previous (ambiguous) GSM/cdma..our phone is not cdma..
Probably the best option to save battery would be GSM auto prl...

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What option had you before the OTA arrives to your phone? Or have you update the OTA manually?
 
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Same here...i flashed the image from Google and can't change it although when i select 2g only in settings menu it does change from wcdma to gsm only...

Didn't check this menu after updating from 4.0.2 to 4.0.4

*i have gsm gnex..on 4.0.3 roms the setting would be gsm/cdma

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