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How to use Reliance Jio 4G SIM on 3G devices

Use Jio 4G SIM on 3G devices – 100% tested

The main issue with Reliance Jio 4g SIM is that it is totally 4G based networks and works only on 4G enabled phones. It is obvious that those customers who haven’t shifted to JIO 4G phones are missing a great opportunity. So here is a simple trick with which you can enjoy Reliance Jio 4g on 3G phones. It is 100% tested and working trick.

The trick varies from model to model. You first need to install an app from the Play Store that goes by the name CPU-Z. This app provides information about the chipset and other specifications of your phone. When you install the app, you will be able to see complete information about the chipset of your phone as shown in below screenshot.

Jio 4g sim on 3g
Jio 4g sim on 3g

If you have MediaTek device, then follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Now you need to download MTK Engineering app from the Play Store.
  • After installing the app, open it and click on MTK Settings option
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
  • When you go into the Settings, you will see an option by the name Telephony by scrolling down a little bit.
  • Now select Network Selecting option
  • In the Preferred network type section select 4G/3G/2G(auto)
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
  • After that, you need to restart your phone.
  • After booting the phone, you will be able to see 4G networks on your device.
  • In case they do not get selected automatically, select the 4G network manually.
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
  • In some cases, the internet does not work. All you need to do is to create a new Access point. The APN will be jionet. Save the Access point and select it as default. Now try to connect to the internet.

If you have Redmi 3G device, then follow the steps mentioned below:

  • First of all, open the phone’s dialer and use the USSD code *#*#4636#*#*
  • When you press dial, you will see the Phone Information just like the screenshot below.
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
  • Under the phone information, select the option of Preferred Network Selection and choose LTE/GSM(PRL)
    Jio 4g sim on 3g

All you need to do now is to restart your phone and the Jio SIM will start working! Yes, it is that simple!

If you have any other 3G device, then follow the steps mentioned below:

  • First of all, you need to download Xorware 2G/3G/4G Switcher on your phone.
  • Now, when you open the app it will ask you to install Pro version. Proceed with it as it is totally free.
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
    Jio 4g sim on 3g


  • In the main screen of the app, it will show you an option that goes by the name 3G/4G Network Mode. Now select 4G (LTE) option from the menu.
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
    Jio 4g sim on 3g


  • Once you are done, click on the Apply Button.
  • Now restart your phone.
  • It should now show you the 4G Jio signals.

Common issue of Internet connection

  • First of all, go to your Phone’s Settings.
  • Now, go to the Network Settings and click on Access Points.
  • Click on the New APN.
  • Enter Name: Tricks APN: jionet
    Jio 4g sim on 3g
    Jio 4g sim on 3g


  • Save the newly created APN. Select it as default.
  • Now try turning on the Data. It should work now.
  • In some cases, you may need to restart the phone once.

How to make calls via Jio SIM

A regular 3G phone will not have any option to let you call via Jio 4G SIM. For that, you will need to download Jio 4G Voice app. This will allow you to make voice calls via 4G network of Reliance Jio.

Jio 4g sim on 3g
Jio 4g sim on 3g

Final words

One thing you need to keep in mind that the Jio 4G SIM you are going to use should be active. This trick will not enable you to activate the 4G SIM. There are many users in India who cannot afford a decent 4G handset. The budget 4G handsets will provide you with the option to use 4G internet and 4G voice calling but overall experience with these phones is not that great.

The above-mentioned tricks will work with most of the 3G Android smartphones. You need to understand that this is just a trick to use the 4G network on 3G phones. It is not sure how far this trick will go. Some 3G smartphones allow using hotspot option while on 4G network so that you can use the connection on your computer. Some of the phones simply refuse to work as a hotspot while being on the 4G network. It is all about trying your luck.


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