- Sep 12, 2018
Thanks for the compliment and I'm glad it was easy for you to follow.hi @swangjang I am from India and I was able to unlock and connect to 5G on my Pixel 5 which was bought from US, and thanks to you for the perfect procedure.
However speeds are seems to be of 4G only, to check this I open the phone info by dialing *#*#4636#*#* and found that even though my phone network was connected to 5G my data network type was LTE. Is there any trick to change data network type? Can you pls help?
Regarding the Network type LTE, that's how it shows on my device as well. Maybe it's due to the forced 5G connection... I don't know. But in my case, I was definitely able to see faster data speeds.
The reason that you might not see much speed difference vs 4G could be that the cell tower is already full of other 5G devices also wanting to use its 5G bandwidth. I've read that in some places in the US, 4G is faster for a lot of people because everyone else is using up all the 5G bandwidth.
Another reason could be that because this is a forced 5G connection, the phone may not be able to utilize all the bandwidth streams.
One thing for certain is that if you see the 5G icon at the top, then you are definitely connected to the 5G tower. The phone just may not be able to fully utilize it for maximum speeds.