By Stephen Schenck | January 2, 2012 8:04 PM
Frustrated with the lack of an easy way to disable the 4G radio on your Galaxy Nexus for Verizon LTE? Salvation may be just around the corner, with news that CyanogenMod 9 could feature the inclusion of a simple LTE on/off toggle, letting you decide if and when your phone’s radio should spend battery power trying to connect to an LTE base station.
Sure, there are ways to temporarily disable LTE with the Galaxy Nexus already, but those involve either digging deep into phone settings menus every time you wish to enable or disable 4G, or having to track-down third-party apps that can create an easy shortcut to the buried settings screen. The purpose of this modification would be to make such changes as quick and painless as putting your phone into airplane mode.
According to developer Gregory Sarrica, the LTE toggle is being tested at the moment, and if everything goes to plan, we might start seeing it included in CM9 builds sometime early this month. While the Galaxy Nexus is the intended target, it should work on other LTE models, as well.