The Galaxy S5 launched in April of 2014 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat software out of the box. It offers an entirely different user interface and many new options that those running older software and using older devices aren’t familiar with. Assuming you’ve got all that figured out there still may be some thing that you need such as working out the signals so you are getting the most out of your speed. The fast mobile data support was one of the reasons for you upgrading after all right?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 came out just as the 4G LTE networks started growing in popularity. That’s last year’s flagship mobile from the South Korean giant. Things are different with this year’s handset as many of them come with a feature whereby the phone or tablet finds LTE all by itself. However, if yours doesn’t there’s a workaround for that. Luckily for you we have the easy solution so you can enable 4G and have it running on your Samsung smartphone.
You ought to understand that 4G is faster than 3G and earlier speed. Nevertheless, it’s not as fast as most home WiFi networks. We still encourage people to install updates suing the WiFi for faster speed, skipping the network traffic and unwanted data charger. Those more interested in browsing the internet will notice the difference as soon as you finish the steps.
How to enable 4G from the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900
- Turn the smartphone on and enter the passcode.
- Tap and hold the notification bar from the top of the screen and swipe down.
- Tap the “mobile data” option.
- Tap the “network mode” option.
- Those wanting 4G must press the LTE/CDMA/GSM option.
- Tap the “OK” buton.
Now you are using the 4G signal. You’ll notice the icon from the status bar. The colors vary depending on what software version you are running. You can check the software version by tapping Settings . About Device and looking. The final stages of KitKat have transparent status and navigation bars to better suit the overall KitKat design. Sammy is rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA soon and the design will change once more.
Forcing LTE mode:
Read on if you are an advanced Android user and have experience with unchaining the operating system away from the default factory restrictions enforced by the manufacturer. If you are just a regular user you won’t understand the following option.
Even today the phone carrier networks are able to change and downgrade your network to 3G when they see fit. You’ll notice the change coming if it’s switching cell phone tower while on the move and so forth. that’s normal for a mobile device to do that. It doesn’t mean that your handset is playing up or that there’s something wrong with the network. It’s a carrier enforced rule and not anything implemented by the manufacturer such as Apple HTC or Samsung.
That said, with the talented developers we have out there today, there is a way you can force your network to only stick with 4G if that’s what you prefer. I’ll show you how below.
- you must have root access on the device.
- install the “Xposed” framework”.
- Download the package from here.
- Go to settings
- Tap the version and choose ‘experimental”.
- Go back to the versions
- Choose download
- Pick the install option on the following screen.
- Wait for the activation message to appear on the screen.
- Go back to the phones settings.
- Look for the LTE-only option from the menu.