The LG-built Google Nexus 4 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, featuring four Krait cores and the class-leading Adreno 320 GPU. In addition to the fast processor, the Nexus 4 also packs 2 GB of RAM and either 8 or 16 GB of internal storage. The device also features a 4.7″ 720p display, delivering 320 ppi.
When the Nexus 4 was launched, it had LTE enabled. But Google failed to obtain regulatory approval for the LTE usage on the smartphone, due to which LTE connectivity became an issue on the device. However, you can re enable the LTE via a mod created by XDA developer. Follow the guide given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 4:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Nexus 4 must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- Nexus 4 LTE zip file
- Hybrid zip file
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the zip files and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose Nexus 4 LTE zip file.
- Follow steps 4 and 5 for the Hybrid zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.
- Now you can go to Network from Settings and check the LTE option.
If you have any queries or problems, you can refer to this thread.