Can I continue on H1 though H4 EAD is approved without doing change of status?

I’m currently on H1 B visa. I’d like to apply for H4 EAD and keep it handy but if I decide to retain my H1 after H4 EAD is approved, Is it possible if I haven’t applied for change of status?

You won’t get EAD if it is not a COS. So you can either have EAD or H1B, but not both