Set Network Type On Froyo ATT T9193
I've been following the project for a while and I have to say I'm really liking this stripped down build. I ran into a problem on the Froyo builds that took me a while to figure out.
Firstly, I'm running the T9193 on ATT, so only one of the 3g bands on my phone is compatible with the 3g network. So every now and then I'll fluctuate between H and E and even G while running Android while sitting in the same spot. When running an Eclair build this wasn't a problem because I could just go into Wireless Networks and set my network type to WCDMA only. When I switched to a Froyo build however, I couldn't set network type in the settings menu. Why isn't set network type in the settings menu on Froyo anyway? So the past few days I've been running Android stuck in EDGE every now and then. I searched the forums looking for a solution but didn't find much since Android on HD2 is still pretty new.
I searched up apps on the market and online similar to Bandswitch for WinMo, but there wasn't much and I wasn't liking what I was finding. Besides, if I could just set it in settings, I wouldn't need an app. Finally, I came across a post about the test menu in Froyo. This might not be new for Android users or users with phones that have had Froyo ported already, but since I'm an HD2/WinMo user, this is quite new to me.
I'm not sure what else is in this menu, so please be careful changing anything.
1. By dialing *#*#4636#*#* in phone, a "test" menu can be accessed.
2. Select Phone Information and scroll to the bottom. Select preferred network type from the drop-down menu. For ATT HD2 users, this would be WCDMA only instead of WCDMA preferred.
This is similar to what ATT T9193 users use for setting specific frequency bands in WinMo to prevent data from dropping all the time, as well as saving a little power so the phone isn't constantly searching bands. I've done this and I've stayed on H for a few hours now without jumping down to EDGE.
For Froyo, this is the only way I've found to set network type. If any ATT T9193 users find any other ways to tweak Android network settings in Froyo, perhaps one that can be accessed through the settings menu, please post it up.
Thanks to the devs working on the project, amazing progress in such little time!