If you have noticed, some of Infinix phones running Android 5.1 Lollipop (such as Infinix Hot Note) does not have option to choose “3G only” mode.
This can be frustrating, especially when you need 3G and the network keeps jumping from 3G to 2G and vice versa.
The good news is that you can force the network to remain on 3G on your device, and don’t worry the methods and their respective steps are very simple. This can also be applicable on other Android phones as well.
This can be achieved in either of the following three ways:
- using *#*#4636#*#*
- using *#*#2846579#*#*
- or by using Mobileunlce MTK tool.
Before we proceed, you should note that the implication of this is that when you are in an area where there is no 3G network, you won’t receive any network unless you manually turn on 2G network.
Also note that method 1 and 2 does not work on all phones. That is to say, method 1 may work on your phone while method 2 may not work and vice versa.
Step 1. Type *#*#4636#*#* on your phone key pad and a new screen will pop up.
Step 2. Select “Phone information” from the new window.
Step 3. Scroll down to “Set preferred network type“, click on the menu option and choose “WCDMA only“.
Step 1. Type *#*#2846579#*#* on your phone key pad and a new window will pop up.
Step 2. From the new window, select “ProjectMode“.
Step 3. Then select Network setting. from there, go to Network Mode set.
Step 4. And finally from the Network Mode set menu choose 3G only.
Using Mobileunlce MTK Tool
For those that are not familiar with Mobileuncle MTK tool, Mobileuncle is an app that you can use to enter some hidden settings of your Android phone.
Generally, Mobileunlce does not require rooting your phone but rooting your phone will give you access to more settings.
Step 1. Download and install Mobileunlce MTK Tool from Play Store.
Step 2. Launch the Moblieuncle and go to Engineer Mode>>Engineer Mode (MTK).
Step 3. Click on “Network Selecting” (under Telephony).
Step 4. From there set your preferred network mode to “WCDMA only“.
That’s how you force 3G only mode on phones that doesn’t give option for that.