How to get T-Mobile LTE connection on Nexus 4

There is a nice little tweak to get T-Mobile LTE Connection on your Nexus 4. In order to get this, you have to root your LG Nexus 4. And of course you need T-Mobile LTE coverage for it to work. By default, Nexus 4 doesn’t support LTE connectivity, however its a relief for may US users that the upcoming Nexus 5 will be having it. After tweaking you would experience a bit lower speed than the usual LTE speed rate as the phone doesn’t actually support this feature but it will definitely get better compared to your speed. However users do report that it drains away the battery more faster.

Read More: T-Mobile 4G LTE iPhone APN & MMS Settings

How to get T-Mobile LTE connection on Nexus 4
How to access LTE connection on your Nexus 4?
1. You need to root your LG Nexus 4 to enable LTE hacking tool.
Refer here for to know more about it:

In light of the recent interest in the T-Mobile LTE roll out, I put together a really simple guide to enabling LTE on the Nexus 4 (X-post from /r/nexus4)
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2. Download the files required to allow Nexus 4 to be identified as an LTE support device.
You can get the required files from here:

Warning: Flashing these files may damage your Nexus 4. We are not liable for any errors, damages or bricking which may occur on your smartphone. Make yourself knowledgeable with the advance procedure used to prevent damaging the device. Do this at your own risk.

Instructions to Enable LTE Service
1. You need to flash the files on your Nexus 4 which can be done either via custom recovery or via fastboot. The instructions are provided to you inside the files you have downloaded earlier.
2. After flashing the files, Goto “Settings > More > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names.”
3. Enter the network configurations as shown below:

T-Mobile Nexus 4G LTE Settings
MCC 310
MNC 260
APN type default, supl, mms
APN protocol IPv4/IPv6
4. Once you have configured the network, go the dial pad and enter *#*#4636#*#* .

5. Access the “Phone Information > Select Preferred Network Type > LTE/GSM/CDMA auto (PRL).

6. Launch the browser to start surfing the Internet using 4G LTE connection.


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3 thoughts on “How to get T-Mobile LTE connection on Nexus 4”

  1. Please check the DAMN INFO you put up , it tell me the MCC can only be 3 digits long ,BUT YOU GUYS PUT A 4 DIGIT LONG CODE, I didn’t go through ALL THESE STEPS to STOP HERE !!! YOU GUYS ARE SUPPoSED TO BE THE PROS

    • Thanks for pointing out the mistakes. We have this post up for quite sometime and after that we had made many changes to overall buzzmobile website. I believe, the post might have got edited or so during that time or we might have written it wrong. Its been updated now :)

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