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Topic # 136412 26-Nov-2013 12:51
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Apologies if this has been discussed before
Anybody managed to get this working here in NZ?
(Possibly need a rooted Nexus 4).



Nexus 4G LTE Activation In order to enable the 4G LTE on the Nexus 4:

 

  • Go to the dialpad/phone.
  • Dial in the this number: *#*#4636#*#* (This will bring up "Phone info").
  • Tap WCDMA from under "Set preferred network type".
  • Select "LTE/GSM/CDMA auto (PRL)".
  • The 4G LTE network should now be activated.

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  Reply # 941007 26-Nov-2013 12:51
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Are you sure the chipset in the N4 even supports 4G / LTE ?



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  Reply # 941010 26-Nov-2013 12:53
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johnr: Are you sure the chipset in the N4 even supports 4G / LTE ?


Apparently it does.
Mine anyway as I bought it via the US Google Play store when it was on special a few months back

Edit: Also I dont think we have 4G here in Kapiti yet. But keen to hear from anybody that has got it working in a 4G area?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 941013 26-Nov-2013 12:58
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Wikipedia says:

The Nexus 4's hardware contains dormant LTE hardware, and a hidden baseband setting could be used to enable LTE support. However, this support is limited to AWS Band 4 only.


So, not much use in NZ...

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  Reply # 941014 26-Nov-2013 12:58
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Klipspringer:
johnr: Are you sure the chipset in the N4 even supports 4G / LTE ?


Apparently it does.
Mine anyway as I bought it via the US Google Play store when it was on special a few months back


I think you will find 4G could mean 3G single carrier 21Mbps and above and that is just in the software and will not enable anything

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Reply # 941015 26-Nov-2013 12:58
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minigopher17: Wikipedia says:

The Nexus 4's hardware contains dormant LTE hardware, and a hidden baseband setting could be used to enable LTE support. However, this support is limited to AWS Band 4 only.


So, not much use in NZ...


That sums it up

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  Reply # 941020 26-Nov-2013 13:03
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I suspect that it will not work here but will find some one here with a LTE SIM card and try it..




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  Reply # 941026 26-Nov-2013 13:07
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old3eyes: I suspect that it will not work here but will find some one here with a LTE SIM card and try it..


Cheers for that.

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  Reply # 941117 26-Nov-2013 15:25
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This subject was thrashed to death when the N4 was released on various forums like Xda. There were teardowns and all sorts of hackery to see if it worked. Long story short, no LTE.

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  Reply # 941121 26-Nov-2013 15:27
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Klipspringer:
 Nexus 4G LTE Activation In order to enable the 4G LTE on the Nexus 4:

 

  • Go to the dialpad/phone.
  • Dial in the this number: *#*#4636#*#* (This will bring up "Phone info").
  • Tap WCDMA from under "Set preferred network type".
  • Select "LTE/GSM/CDMA auto (PRL)".
  • The 4G LTE network should now be activated.


This can also be done on any device that doesn't have LTE like the Galaxy Nexus.

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  Reply # 941134 26-Nov-2013 15:39
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There's even an app on the play store called "LTE Setting" that accesses the same menu without having to put the dialler code in. Note it has warnings attached about screwing up your phone's radio by using it.




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  Reply # 941450 27-Nov-2013 08:25
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While you may be successful in enabling LTE, you won't get any reception in NZ; the N4 only has (disabled) support for the AWS 1700MHz band, which isn't (and won't ever be) in use here.




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  Reply # 941511 27-Nov-2013 09:44

Please read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6474/nexus-4-includes-support-for-lte-on-band-4-aws

The Nexus 4 unfortunately does not have the required hardware for the band 3/1800MHz LTE we use in NZ.




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  Reply # 941547 27-Nov-2013 10:17
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Thanks for the replies guys.

Good to know though that it is LTE compatable in certain countries though.

What about Aus? Will it work there?

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  Reply # 941566 27-Nov-2013 10:26
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Klipspringer: Thanks for the replies guys.

Good to know though that it is LTE compatable in certain countries though.

What about Aus? Will it work there?


Pretty sure Aus use the same band as NZ, so I would say no.

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