How to Enable LTE on Nexus 4

Photo of the LG Nexus 4 Smartphone

Well, every Android fan was mad at Google for not putting LTE capability in the latest Nexus 4. However, we recently found out that the Nexus 4 actually has a LT chip in it but it’s just not functional. Today, some genius Canadian Android lovers have reported that you can actually use LTE on your Nexus 4. (Mind = Blown)
However there’s a catch, only specific LTE band is supported, Band 4 a.k.a AWS which includes spectrum in the 1710-1755 MHz band for uplink and 2110 to 2155 MHz for downlink.
Below is the list of North American Networks that use AWS.

  • Bell Canada
  • Rogers Canada
  • Telus Canada
  • AT&T USA (Certain areas only)

Even though the users that managed to use LTE on their Nexus 4 are from Canada but keep in mind that AT&T USA uses the same bands as Bell Canada but only in some areas of US. T-Mobile will also use AWS to introduce its LTE service in 2013. Below is the method to Enable LTE on Nexus 4.

Instructions to turn on LTE

  1. Open the Dialer
  2. Type *#*#4636#*#* to enter The Testing menu.
  3. Now in testing menu, Change the radio mode from WCDMA/GSM to LTE.
  4. Voila! If that doesn’t work then Head over to official XDA thread for more info.

If this method works for you then do let us know what Carrier are you currently using. Looks like Google wanted to keep the LTE a secret until T-Mobile is ready to deploy its LTE services, just a thought.

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