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LTE on the Google Nexus 4 might work with this simple tweak

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LTE on the Google Nexus 4 might work with this simple tweak
As a great deal of our readers would agree, the Google Nexus 4 is a pretty awesome smartphone. It has the latest version of Android running on top of some very capable hardware and retails at a very reasonable price. However, there's one notable feature missing on its specs sheet, and that's support for LTE connectivity. Yeah, there may be a seven-band LTE radio inside it, as the Google Nexus 4 teardown revealed, but it can't really work with such a network because the device doesn't have the necessary modem installed. 

But if a handful of reports at XDA are to be believed, some Google Nexus 4 owners in Canada have managed to get the handset running on LTE airwaves. They did this by entering *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer app, which opens a system menu allowing one to tinker with the network settings. After setting the network mode to automatic, the smartphone reconnects with LTE on and seemingly running. This was performed on the Telus network, which uses LTE band 4, but the trick reportedly worked for a Rogers subscriber as well.

The video embedded below demonstrates how this Google Nexus 4 LTE hack was performed, and a speed test seemingly confirms the experiment's success. If you are feeling adventurous, try this for yourself and share the results with us in the comments below!


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