Does the Nexus 4 Have 4G After All?

By Chris Mills on at

A video's doing the rounds this morning that seems to show one of our Canadian cousins getting his Nexus 4 up and running on a Telus LTE network. However, this flies in the face of a recent explanation by LG themselves that the 4G chip is just there as a leftover from the Optimus 4G, and it can't physically be activated. The plot thickens...

According to the YouTube videos, all it takes is dialling "*#*#4636#*#*" into your phone dialler, and changing "preferred network type" to "LTE/GSM/CDMA". Though this menu (and this option!) definitely exists (I just tried it myself), we haven't been able to replicate it ourselves in the UK so far. For the time being then, there's no way to know if this is legitimate, or some elaborate post-Thanksgiving prank. Either way, if you want 4G on your Nexus right now, you might need to move to Canada. Is it worth it? Probably not. [Youtube via Engadget]