Although the Nexus 4 has been recognized as the best Google smartphone so far due to its sleek design, powerful performance and affordable price, it lacks the feature that many smartphone customers seek nowadays which is the LTE support.
However, one Reddit user named Yarzospatflute recently revealed a way to enable the T-Mobile Nexus 4 LTE according to Android Authority. There are certain catches about the method showed by the Reddit user though.
Here are some requirements pointed out by the same source:
1. One important requirement is that you should be living in an area where T-Mobile LTE support exists.
2. You should have to flash three files such as the .33 radio, autofix for the same radio and build.prop instructions that will allow your phone to be identified as an LTE supported device. You can find the download links of all the three files in this link.
The Process to Enable T-Mobile LTE Support for Nexus 4
After flashing the zip files using the instructions in the files you downloaded, go to Settings followed by More. Then, proceed to Mobile Networks and Access Point Names.
Enter the following configurations there:
Name: T-Mobile US LTE
APN type: default,supl,mms
APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
Make sure that you copy the symbols (such as dashes and slashes) as they are presented here to prevent errors or unsuccessful results.
After this, dial *#*#4636#*#*. In the menu that will show up, access Phone Information and select “Select Preferred Netword Type”. It should be located just above the “Turn Off Radio” option. Customize it to “LTE/GSM/CDMA auto (PRL)”.
That’s it, your Nexus 4 is already LTE enabled.
Enabling the LTE support of your Nexus 4 from T-Mobile may appear to be a good thing. However, coupled with it are few drawbacks. Among them are battery drains and lower-than-usual LTE speeds. This is because the the Nexus 4 is not really designed as an LTE phone.
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