Toggle Network Type 5.0 is a root widget that allows you to select on rooted Android L devices what network types you want to allow your phone to connect to. This can be useful if you want to connect to a lower-power consuming network, or to a better connection when you’re dealing with a fairly solid 3G signal and a barely functioning LTE.

The application also works with Tasker if you allow external access, so if you’ve got a need to force a connection preference in certain situations you can script that.

Toggle Network Type 5.0 allows you to define the names of your connections as well as select which ones your phone supports that you’ll scroll through. Not interested in CDMA? Remove it from the list. Want a widget that just forces LTE, done.

I’ll note that the application isn’t working quite properly for me (it moves in slow motion, settings chosen one minute implement a couple of minutes later), although I’m going to point the finger toward my ROM as this doesn’t seem to be a mentioned problem. Toggling cell data on and off usually gets me where I need to be. Your mileage will vary.

Toggle Network Type 5.0 is available on Google Play for $2.49, although if you’re looking to try before you buy you can locate a thread over on XDA if your google-fu is strong.

I’d advise making a nandroid backup before playing with this – settings appear to carry over from reboot to reboot (may be my imagination), or something’s up with my ROM/firmware/carrier, whether you have the app installed or not.

It’s pretty neat and useful if it works for your device, and the developer has been releasing a steady stream of updates so if it doesn’t work right for you today, chances are it might tomorrow.

Download: Google Play