• LTE on my Google Nexus 4: 66Mbps + video



    So there’s been some buzz that the Nexus 4 actually has a LTE chip in it.



    I figured I’d test it out with my some of my SIM cards. I’ve personally tried this on Rogers and have gotten speeds of over 60Mbps. Wow.


    Here's how you do it. Before you start, make sure you’re in an area that has LTE coverage. Next you need to change some settings. First you need to add a new APN:



    Go to settings -> More... -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names



    hit the menu button, and choose “New APN”. Enter a name (whatever you want) and then for the APN enter “ltemobile.apn”. If you’re a TELUS user try “sp.telus.com” while Bell users should use “pda.bell.ca”.

    Hit menu and choose save, then make sure you check the circle next to your new APN.

    Next go to your dialer and enter *#*#4636#*#*



    Choose “Phone information” and scroll down to the “Set preferred network type” pulldown. Pull down and choose “LTE/GSM/CDMA auto (PRL). Then exit by pressing back, back.



    You should now have LTE support. The logo next to your signal bar should say “4G”.

    I've noticed that the Nexus 4 reverts these settings every time you reboot it. So you have to go back to the network settings to check off the new APN and then go to the dialler to change the preferred network settings. I'm going to see how well it switches between HSPA and LTE now. I'll update this thread when I've done so.

    Credit to a1jatt
    This article was originally published in forum thread: LTE on my Google Nexus 4: 66Mbps + video started by howard View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. sabesh's Avatar
      sabesh -
      Good to see!
    1. migo's Avatar
      migo -
      Can you test simultaneous voice and data while connected to LTE?
    1. Eug's Avatar
      Eug -
      "This video is unavailable."
    1. Droiiiiiiiiid's Avatar
      Droiiiiiiiiid -
      I thought the Nexus 4 had a LTE chip but no LTE Radio?
    1. howard's Avatar
      howard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eug View Post
      "This video is unavailable."
      Sorry my home internet connection sucks. Its still uploading.
    1. howard's Avatar
      howard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Droiiiiiiiiid View Post
      I thought the Nexus 4 had a LTE chip but no LTE Radio?
      That's what I thought but you can't get the speeds I got on DC-HSPA+.
    1. howard's Avatar
      howard -
      Quote Originally Posted by migo View Post
      Can you test simultaneous voice and data while connected to LTE?
      AFAIK, there's no voice over LTE on Rogers. All the phones I've tried drop to HSPA when I make a call.
    1. MrObvious's Avatar
      MrObvious -
      Um with all that speed, why didn't you just upload it over your phone? Haha.
    1. howard's Avatar
      howard -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrObvious View Post
      Um with all that speed, why didn't you just upload it over your phone? Haha.
      lol, I made the video on my desktop PC. I don't have any service there.
    1. Eug's Avatar
      Eug -
      The Fido $57 plan with 2 GB data seems enticing for this phone, but with all that LTE speed (and even the HSPA+ speed), I'm gonna keep my 6 GB plan for now.

      I just wish I could order the damn Nexus 4. My iPhone 4 is feeling very, very long in the tooth, not only because of its single-core CPU, but also because of its slow data speeds.
    1. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
      Tsepz_GP -
      A great phone just got better with this trick.
    1. amrando's Avatar
      amrando -
      Heard about this trick earlier today, howard. I believe we owe thanks to the fine folks of XDA-Developers for this.

      As I've already received my E970 Optimus G it's not of direct interest but I am curious, what's the signal strength/coverage like? If the LTE radio is intended to be disabled, does it even have a proper antenna wired in?

      And next, how long until we see other bands besides AWS 1700/2100 enabled?
    1. a1jatt's Avatar
      a1jatt -
      Didnt even mention my name? let alone the credits..
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2007943
    1. a1jatt's Avatar
      a1jatt -
      If you dont want to keep changing the settings, try this.
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=369
      Woot! I demand infinity thankyous!

      Just kidding of course, but I assume you put in the 9? If so, then all the lines you need to add in build.prop are:

      telephony.lteOnGsmDevice=1
      ro.telephony.default_network=9
      ro.ril.def.preferred.network=9

      ...followed by a factory reset of your device
    1. rohanjain91's Avatar
      rohanjain91 -
      There was a guy who said who lost his lte on the nexus 4 .. Will point him here..

      Awesome trick!!
    1. migo's Avatar
      migo -
      Quote Originally Posted by howard View Post
      AFAIK, there's no voice over LTE on Rogers. All the phones I've tried drop to HSPA when I make a call.
      lte phones are supposed to have two antennae, one for cdma or hspa and the other for lte, so it can be simultaneous. it would be enlightening to see how it works on the nexus 4
      Sent from my Lumia 710 via the HowardForums WP7 App
    1. GSMinCT's Avatar
      GSMinCT -
      Has anyone done it on AT&T yet? I know it would only work with Band 4, which is only deployed in a few areas like Chicago. Not terribly practical as a result, unless you live there, but would still be cool to see.
    1. techuser1's Avatar
      techuser1 -
      It would be interesting to know if anyone has tried LTE on AT&T with Google Nexus 4. Also does anyone know what LTE bands are supported?
    1. GSMinCT's Avatar
      GSMinCT -
      Quote Originally Posted by techuser1 View Post
      It would be interesting to know if anyone has tried LTE on AT&T with Google Nexus 4. Also does anyone know what LTE bands are supported?
      As I just posted, and has been mentioned in many articles, Band 4 is supported, not Band 17. Makes sense. It sounds like they didn't design for LTE, but because they put the T-Mo HSPA+ bands in (AWS), and the chip happened to have LTE, LTE on AWS works... who wounda thunkedit?
    1. milan03's Avatar
      milan03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GSMinCT View Post
      Has anyone done it on AT&T yet? I know it would only work with Band 4, which is only deployed in a few areas like Chicago. Not terribly practical as a result, unless you live there, but would still be cool to see.
      Both you and I know that AT&T has absolutely no AWS deployed in Chicago or anywhere in the U.S. at this point.