If you have seen lots of people joining the Reliance JIO bandwagon and feeling being left out then you can always join it if you wish to. The activation of JIO SIM is pretty easy and anyone can do that. But what stops people from joining Reliance JIO is that unlike the other players like Airtel, RCOM , Vodafone and Idea etc, Reliance Jio doesn’t offer anything other than 4G.

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Because Reliance JIO gives its services on VoLTE only your current 3G phone doesn’t work at all with Reliance JIO SIM. Yes, Reliance Jio itself offers the lot many smartphone options which work perfectly with VoLTE but sometimes we don’t wish to change our phone or brand for one reason to another. So is there any trick which can help us to run Reliance JIO SIM on our normal 3G smartphone? Yes, there is for sure.

We are going to help you on this and that too by giving you three options. With the tricks, we have invented it works perfectly with Redmi 3G devices so we will guide you on that and also on Mediatek devices and on other 3G devices. But before learning how to use Reliance JIO SIM on normal 3G handsets you need to fill basic requirements for it.

How to Use Reliance JIO SIM Card on Any 3G Android Phone

How to use Reliance JIO SIM on 3G Android Phone

The first and the obvious requirement is to have a Reliance JIO SIM in your possession and the second requirement is that it should be fully activated otherwise these tricks won’t work. Once these requirements are fulfilled then we need to check which chipset you are using. So to check your smartphone’s chipset follow the steps given below.

Step #1. Download the CPU-Z app from Google Play Store.

Step #2. Install the app and open it to check your chipset settings.

Open CPU-Z app to check your chipset settings

How to use Reliance JIO SIM on 3G Mediatek (MTK) Devices

Step #1. Download MTK Engineering app from Google Play Store.

Step #2. Once the app is installed, open it and go to MTK Settings.

Open MTK Engineering app and go to MTK Settings

Step #3. Tap on Telephony section. Select Network Selecting by tapping on it.

Tap on Telephony section. Select Network Selecting

Step #4. Now, Select preferred network type as 4G/3G/2G (auto) as your option.

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Select preferred network type as 4G, 3G, 2G

Step #5. Restart your smartphone.

Step #6. You should start getting Reliance Jio Network on your phone but if you don’t then go to settings and choose the network manually.

Note: If your internet is not working then you need to change the APN which should be joinet , save it and then select as default and then Connect Internet Connection/Turn on Data.

How to use Reliance JIO SIM in Redmi 3G Android Devices

Step #1. Open your Phone dialer and dial USSD Code: *#*#4636#*#

Step #2. Next, Select the option of Phone Information.

Step #3. Now you may be seeing lot many options, choose Preferred Network Selection as LTE/GSM (PRL).

Step #4. Restart your smartphone and you are done.

How to use Reliance JIO SIM on other 3G Android devices

Step #1. Download Xorware 2G/3G/4G Switcher app from Google Play Store and install it.

Step #2. Open the app and it will prompt you to Install the Pro Version, download it as it is completely free.

Open the app and Install the Pro Version

Step #3. Now you will see plenty of options on your phone screen, Select 4G (LTE) option.

Now you will see plenty of options, Select 4G

Step #4. Next, tap on Apply button and restart the phone and you are done.

tap on Apply button

What if none of the above tricks work? Well, even then there is a solution. That solution is to change APN. You need to go to your smartphone’s Settings and then to Access Points. Here you can create a new APN.

Name your new APN with any Name e.g. Megebyte and then write jionet in APN. Now save this new APN as default. Turn on your Data connection and your internet should start working.

Remember for your calling purpose you need to have the Jio4GVoice app on your smartphone, which you can easily download from Google Play Store.

Also Read: Tips to Increase Reliance Jio 4G Speed on Your Smartphone Even After Limit is Over


These are tried and tested tricks which will enable your current 3G smartphone to start using Reliance 4G JIO SIM easily. Once you have done this with your smartphone give your feedback here in the comments section or on Facebook,Twitter, and Google Plus.