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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markzombie82, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    Couldn't Google on the next update enable lte as a new feature. I would if I was them.
    I searched a little and didn't see any thing about it but I seems like that would be possible.
    I'm a bit new to the N4 so let me know what you think.

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  2. BrandonOptimus

    BrandonOptimus Android Enthusiast

    Perhaps, there is a chance of getting LTE if you flash an older radio depending your carrier and where you live.

    And for the limiting LTE. I think it has to do with Verizon. Google to me doesn't seem to have much power with networks compared to Apple IMO.
  3. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    I'm only thinking about the gsm version to be more specific.
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Don't expect official lte support for this device. The reason it even supports the aws band is because the s4 pro chip contains the radio for it. However the device is missing other hardware like the amplifier, and what not. Google/LG didn't think that it would work well enough without this hardware and thus when they filed the necessary paper with the FCC to gain certification, it was left off. So therefore the device isn't officially certified for lte usage.

    After the device was released, and hackers found a way to enable it, Google protected itself by sending out a radio in the 4.2.2 update that would permanently disable lte usage. Obviously since it's a nexus is easy to undo this, but the message was clear after that. Unless this phones gets refiled with the FCC, Google will not officially support lte with this device.
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  5. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for the info sounds like its actually missing hardware I didn't know that but I am curious as to how well the device performs when you hack it to use lte I may give it a shot to see.
    At any rate this thing kicks the pants off my last phone (Motorola triumph).

    With t-mobile network, in its current condition makes me more than satisfied but if the newness ever where's off I might try it out.
    Is there any real complaints after said hack other than the battery life while on 4g sucks. Everyone knows that! There is a way to turn it off right? I would think the devs got that covered.
    Sorry about the noobness but I like straight answers from people who have tried it.

    Side note: I work for Walmart. electronics guys are getting hammered about no more contracts on team mobile and they are loosing business as fast as they are picking up business in the prepaid areas may be
    they found a nitch.
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It actually works pretty decent, though signal strength is a little weaker than hspa in the same area due to the missing hardware. Battery life actually seems to be about the same as long as you can hold a decent signal.
  7. frescokid

    frescokid Newbie

    I've done the mod. I haven't noticed much difference in battery life even with a low lte signal in my area. Definitely a dramatic speed increase!
  8. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    Weaker than hspa? Are you saying that once you go 4g you no longer can run on hspa?
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I'm making assumptions here, but I imagine its the exact same as when my phone connects to 4g LTE it doesn't maintain the 3g connection, same as when you connect to WiFi it disconnects the other data radios.
  10. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    But will you be able to get 3g, hspa, and 4g essentially having three to choose from or are you going to eliminate one?
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    You can run on any of the services, but it will run on this hierarchy: wifi/lte/hspa/umts/edge/gprs. If you can get LTE, it will run that instead of of HSPA, and because of the missing hardware it will generally be slightly weaker signal than your hspa signal would be.
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  12. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    Good to hear it doesn't sound like I have anything to loose then. I will be trying that out. I'm on straight talk now but I plan on switching to family mobile I get a 30% discount cause I work at Walmart.
    So I would like to find out if it will work on that network. Its still team mobile so I'm thinking yes?
  13. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It depends on if that MVNO gets granted access to the lte network. I wouldn't count on it though because I think they use their own apn settings and other MVNOs like straight talk don't get access.
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  14. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    Hmmm. Better start googling I think I would sacrifice 4g for 20 dollars less a month hspa is still one hell of a step up from sprints 3g. And sprints lte is pretty spotty in my area where I live at work I can get 4g sprint but not at my house but I can get hspa at the house if I put the phone on the table on the deck lol.
    So I'm not sad I bounced from virgin mobile.
    So I'll try the lte it might even be better at the house I would be surprised if it was. But happy tinkering

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