Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Savage Shadows, Apr 2, 2013.
Yep, that would work just fine
Alright thanks. I'd like to keep the settings there in case I'm in an LTE covered area.
Quick question everyone. Will the Nexus 4 take any radio modems?
It will take any modem designed for it. Flashing a modem meant for another phone is a good way to potentially hard brick it.
I meant just the Nexus 4 modems provided in a topic in this subforum.
Yeah, any should be good from there
Alright good because I downloaded them all and I want to try them all because before I updated to 4.3 I would get as high as HSPA+15 but I'm guessing the modem changed when I updated.
New Nexus 4 owner here.
In the Third Step : Make the Final Changes, 8) Select Network Mode, and switch the value to "LTE/GSM/WCDMA". I can't find "Select Network Mode" anywhere. Every step went great before that one.
I'm rooted, Purity ROM and 4.3 if it helps.
Many thanks in advance,
Sometimes you have to reset the device after making all the above changes to make it show up.
As in reflash everything?
Wouldn't have to go that far. After flashing the radio, making the build.prop edits, enabling LTE in the phone menu through the dial code, and entering the correct apn, you should have working LTE. The last step is purely a measure to make sure that you don't have to use the dial code every time the phone reboots. However the menu doesn't show up after doing those changes until after you reboot the device. So turn it off and then on again and the menu should show up.
Also I just thought of this: I'm waiting to get my number ported over still so maybe that's why it's not showing up.
Nah, it's more likely the rom. Sometimes the rom doesn't permit the menu to show up. I know for sure the stock rom keeps it hidden, yours might as well.
Ok, thanks. I'm going to try a few different ROM's out and see what I can come up with.
i had a skyrocket i727 downloading at 58mbps
I am running Kit-Kat and when I try to save build.prop, ES File Explorer will not permit it. Any suggestions?
Make sure you enable R/W access to the system folder.
Just want to confirm that LTE is working on my N4 running 4.4 Kit Kat
Quick question, what's the difference between using this method and the all in one zip
Will this work on StraightTalk using an ATT sim?
Hi Angie, no unfortunately the Nexus 4 only has the t-mobile LTE frequencies available so unless your in one of the (very few) areas that Att used AWS band for LTE this phone will not get LTE on att.
However the phone itself will work for staight talk att sim, just with HSPA instead of LTE.
By the way you can get LTE using straight talk t mobile sim, if signal is good enough where you live.
I struggled a bit with getting LTE up and running on stock (rooted) 4.4. Even after editing the build.prop with the correct values, the Network Mode always reverted to GSM after a reboot.
The solution that I eventually stumbled across involved using an app like SQLite Editor to manually edit the settings DB.
Launch SQLite Editor.
Apps > Settings Storage > settings.db > global
Change preferred_network_mode to 10
I believe this gets around the need for a factory reset in some situations.
I have read that can work, other then that a factory reset after the build prop is the only workable way.
Hello everyone. I've flashed a few hybrids followed all of the steps but unable to view LTE/GSM as an option under the Preferred network type.
Just flashing the hybrid radio isn't enough. You'll also need to make some build.prop changes to tell the phone that it's allowed to use LTE.
Or you could just flash this handy All-in-One LTE Enabler.