Enable LTE on Google Nexus 4

How to enable LTE on Google Nexus 4

In this post you can find the instructions that will teach you how to successfully enable the LTE for your Nexus 4 smartphone. Note that this guide will work for the Google N4 device in Canada and maybe US.

The North American carrier networks confirmed to support LTE for Nexus 4 are Bell, Rogers and Telus in Canada, and maybe AT&T for the United States. However, the US LTE network is only supported in some regions.

At this moment only a single LTE band works and it is the Band 4 aka AWS spectrum, which is included in the 1710 – 1755 MHz for uplink band and from 2110 up to 2155 MHz for the downlink band.

T-Mobile US doesn’t have support for LTE as this carrier will only launch its LTE network in 2013 and that’s why your Nexus 4 won’t work with it.

If you’re using your device in Bell, Rogers, Telus Canada or even AT&T US then you should read the instructions below.

How to enable LTE on Google Nexus 4:

  1. First thing that you need to do is to launch the Phone Dialer.
  2. Enter the following code: *#*#4636#*#*
  3. The Nexus 4 will now open the Testing screen.
  4. Here you need to change the ‘Set preferred network type’ options from ‘WCDMA preferred’ / ‘GSM Only’ to LTE.
  5. That’s it, the connection will change to LTE and you’ll be able to use the new 4G connection on your Nexus 4.

Test this guide and leave a comment and tell us if it worked for you. The only question on all Nexus 4 owners’ lips is ‘why did Google and LG denied that their smartphone is capable of 4G LTE connections?!’

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