Google had decided that there won’t be any LTE support on the Nexus 4, but in a tear down of the Nexus 4, it has been revealed that the device carries an LTE chip indeed, though the chip was disabled permanently by Google. But that isn’t the real case, the LTE Chip can be enabled, and that has been already done by some Canadian users of the device.
LTE Function works on limited networks only which are able to support LTE Band 4. Band 4 is supported by AT&T in US, Telus, Rogers in Canda, and Bell. T-Mobile would be rolling out Band 4 LTE support by the next year. Many XDA members having AT&T connection reported LTE to be working on their devices.
So, let’s proceed with enabling LTE on Nexus 4 Mobile Phone. This tweak only works for devices running on Bell, Rogers, Telus network connection (Canada) or AT&T connection in US.
Enabling LTE on Nexus 4
- Jump to dialer on your mobile phone. Dial “*#*#*#4636#*#*#*”.
- A Testing menu will come up, select “phone information” from the options.
- Scroll down, click below “Set preferred network type” and before “Turn off radio”. After that select “LTE/GSM/CDMA auto (PRL)” from there.
- Now, check if you’re able to get the LTE signals on your mobile phone. If that doesn’t work for you, try any other option from the testing menu.
- IMPORTANT: If you have already managed to get LTE working on your device, then you would require to update the APN settings on your device. Head to Settings » More » Mobile Networks » Access Point Names and fill up the settings in there.
That’s it. You’ve successfully enabled LTE on your Nexus 4 device.
Below are two videos that are showing LTE running on Nexus 4 Device.