Enabling LTE On Nexus 4

Everybody who owns an Android device is excited since the day Android Lollipop was officially announced. While many of us like me who own devices other than the Nexus devices, the Moto smartphones and the GPE of any other smartphones know it will be a very long period till we get to see the Android 5.0 update rolling out for our devices, people who own devices from the above mentioned list have something to boast about here as they will be among the first lot to receive the Android Lollipop update and many of them already have received the update.

But wouldn’t it be a nightmare if the new update deactivated some of the features on your smartphone? Well, we don’t wish that ever happens with any of you but that is exactly what has happened with all the Nexus 4 users out there. The new update has disabled the LTE modem on the Nexus 4, leaving the Nexus 4 users disappointed.

For those of you who don’t know, the Nexus 4 was initially supposed to be an LTE enabled device. However, due to Google not being able to get the LTE enabling on the Nexus 4 approved by the regulatory authorities, they turned off the LTE modem in Nexus 4 following a radio update to Android 4.2.1. But thanks to a developer over at XDA who goes by the name of “morrislee” you could use LTE on your rooted Nexus 4. However, all those who updated the Android 5.0 on their Nexus 4 lost the privileges as the new update from Google again turned off the modem, which was expected.

But the developers over at XDA don’t take no for an answer and senior developer “beerbaronstatic” has again found a way to enable LTE on the Nexus 4, after the Android 5.0 update. This method, however works only for rooted devices like before so you need to root your Nexus 4. If you haven’t already rooted it, you can read the procedure to root it here.

Enabling LTE On Nexus 4
Nexus 4

Before we start with the procedure, we need to download some files:



After downloading the files, continue with the procedure below (Caution: These steps are for the unlocked version of the Nexus 4 and may not work with the devices bound to a carrier):

  1. Backup all the data on your phone in case something goes wrong.
  2. Make sure you have a ROM on your smartphone, ready to flash.
  3. Boot into the recovery mode and flash the “EnableNexus4LTE” file.
  4. Then flash one of the hybrid modems.
  5. Full wipe the ROM.

And you just successfully enabled the LTE modem on your Nexus 5 running the Android 5.0. The LTE should be working flawlessly again on your Nexus 4 devices. Let us know in the comments if you faced any problems during the process. Don’t forget to hit the thanks button over at XDA’s forum to encourage the developers who made this possible and stay tuned for more updates.


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