Difference between revisions of "Howto/20161028 Enable LTE for Nexus 4 running 5.1.1"

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install android-tools-fsutils android-tools-adbd android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
 
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install android-tools-fsutils android-tools-adbd android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
 
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; 3) In fastboot mode (reached by powering off then holding vol down and power button)
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* unlock bootloader
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* optional: flash latest firmware
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* flash custom recovery e.g. twrp
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; 4) In custom recovery e.g. twrp
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* flash SuperSu to get root
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* flash LTE modem
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; 5) Boot phone, install Nexus 4 LTE Modem Flasher app in Play Store
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* https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.bpear.makomodem&hl=en
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; 6) In Nexus 4 LTE Modem Flasher app
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* go to build.prop tab, enable LTE and apply
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* go to phone information in menu, Set preferred network type to LTE/GSM auto (PRL)
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; 7) Add new lte apn, if needed
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* For fido LTE:
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** apn: ltemobile.apn
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** MMSC: http://mms.fido.ca
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** MMS Proxy: 205.151.11.13
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** MMS Port: 80

Latest revision as of 02:11, 28 October 2016

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Motivation

  1. To enable LTE speeds on my Nexus 4 running 5.1.1 which is deactivated by default

Source material

My setup

  • A Nexus 4 running 5.1.1 with a default (locked) bootloader
  • Using a computer running Ubuntu 14.04

The Steps

1) Obtain necessary files (note local copies may be outdated).
2) Prepare computer
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install android-tools-fsutils android-tools-adbd android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
3) In fastboot mode (reached by powering off then holding vol down and power button)
  • unlock bootloader
  • optional: flash latest firmware
  • flash custom recovery e.g. twrp
4) In custom recovery e.g. twrp
  • flash SuperSu to get root
  • flash LTE modem
5) Boot phone, install Nexus 4 LTE Modem Flasher app in Play Store
6) In Nexus 4 LTE Modem Flasher app
  • go to build.prop tab, enable LTE and apply
  • go to phone information in menu, Set preferred network type to LTE/GSM auto (PRL)
7) Add new lte apn, if needed
  • For fido LTE: