Crazy, right? LTE working on the LG Nexus 4. Yes, this is the same phone that Google itself said would not run on the world’s next-gen wireless networks. We knew it had an LTE chip inside, thanks to a teardown, but very few figured the chip would ever work. It brings me great pleasure to report that we were all wrong, as it does indeed work on LTE Band 4.
After a bit of tweaking in settings (menu *#*#4636#*#* from the dialer), followed by an APN change, Canadian users discovered that they can get LTE speeds on their Nexus 4.
We should point out that there aren’t any LTE Band 4 carriers here in the U.S., however, T-Mobile will likely use it when they rollout their LTE network. AT&T and Verizon operate on Band 17 and Band 13, respectively.
It’s tough to say why Google has left this open to working, but we love it.
Cheers Jed, Jason, Willimus, and everyone else who sent this!