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Simple hack allows LTE to work on Nexus 4

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Nov 2012 21:51 User comments (4)

Simple hack allows LTE to work on Nexus 4 Last week, we reported that the Nexus 4 had a dormant LTE chip built-in alongside its HSPA+ radio.
Last night, videos began showing up on YouTube of Nexus 4 owners in Canada running the phone with LTE enabled. It turns out it was a very simple "hack" to enable it, as well.

By dialing *#*4636#*#*, users are able to select their preferred network type option, whether it be LTE, LTE and GSM or LTE and CDMA.

The videos show that LTE will then work if "Band 4 is available." Telus, Rogers and Bell in Canada use AWS 2100 / 1700MHz LTE bands. AT&T in the U.S. does not use the band, but T-Mobile USA is building their LTE network with Band 4 for next year.

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4 user comments

124.11.2012 19:09

very good but I wonder how the dial code was found is that a dial code for all of android?

224.11.2012 19:27

No, I doubt it ^



330.11.2012 9:39

Originally posted by xtago:
very good but I wonder how the dial code was found is that a dial code for all of android?

I believe it is... It's the same thing as the Phone Info App.

41.12.2012 22:51

Root the phone then disassemble the O.S. routines.

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