Good to see!
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
Last edited by howard; 11-30-2012 at 10:20 AM.
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Good to see!
Can you test simultaneous voice and data while connected to LTE?
I thought the Nexus 4 had a LTE chip but no LTE Radio?
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Um with all that speed, why didn't you just upload it over your phone? Haha.
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.
A great phone just got better with this trick.
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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?
If you dont want to keep changing the settings, try this.
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:
...followed by a factory reset of your device