Clever Canadian Discovers 4G LTE Capability on LG Nexus 4

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The LG Nexus 4 is a monstrously popular smartphone, but there is one flaw holding it back from perfection: the lack of LTE. Those who've used the technology swear by it and greatly prefer it over 3G. Unfortunately, 3G is the best owners of the Nexus 4 are going to get.

Or is it? Dun dun dun.

A crafty Canadian has apparently found a way to enable LTE on the Nexus 4 by simply dialing " *#*#4636#*#*, ", which brings up a menu, and then simply selecting LTE. After a few moments, your phone will disconnect from the network and then pop right back on in LTE mode. Unfortunately, it only works on the 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz bands, which means us Yanks are out of luck.

This begs this the question of why Google would hide the fact that the Nexus 4 contains an LTE radio. Well, as Android Authority points out, it wouldn't be a very popular mood to announce LTE capabilities for Canada while depriving the US of the same.


Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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