I was super excited when Nexus 4 was announced, amazing flagship specs with an unprecedented price. Still didn’t have the chance to buy it, mainly because it was sold out in a matter of minutes. What disappointed me was the fact that there was no 4G support. When ifixit got it’s hand on the Nexus 4 and completely teared it down they noticed something odd. There was a 4G/LTE chip in every Nexus 4.
The 4G/LTE chip supports 1700 MHz / 2100 MHz frequencies so I’m hoping 4G in Kuwait is using of those. I called Zain to ask what frequency they use since they were the first to release 4G/LTE technology and the guy had no idea what I was talking about. I’ll try to visit one of their branches later to see if I can get more information.
How to enable 4G/LTE on Nexus 4:
- Dial *#*#4636#*#* – to open the phone’s debugger
- Select Phone Information
- Select Preferred Network Type
- Switch to one of the LTE options
Below is a video of a guy in Canada that tried it out and it worked, he did some speed tests too. Also keep in mind it hasn’t worked flawlessly with everyone so far.