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Ever since Ive had my nexus 5 Ive noticed weaker lte signal on t-mobile. I have a nexus 4 that has the .33 radio that i flashed and i get lte in more places & better speeds. Both are using the same t-mobile APNs, for example on my nexus 5 half of my home I get HSPA+ and on the other half I do get LTE i guess I'm just in the middle of two towers that reach me. On the nexus 4 though, I always have LTE In my house and In more areas where the nexus 5 doesn't. I then later flashed the cataclysm rom and thought maybe it would help but nothing, I did find a setting within cataclysm to force lte always on and I get even more LTE service than on the nexus 4, but it takes up a lot of battery. My issue is Im back on stock KitKat and dont have that feature and T-Mobile LTE is just weak. Is it just my nexus 5 or have other people expirenced this too?

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My issue is Im back on stock KitKat and dont have that feature and T-Mobile LTE is just weak. Is it just my nexus 5 or have other people expirenced this too?

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I'm located in Forest HIlls, NY On KitKat 4.4, I usually get 3-4 bars, indoors/basement. After updating to 4.4.2, I still get 3-4 bars. Like real estate, it's location, location, location.
 
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Well what other radios are there for the nexus 5?

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Well what other radios are there for the nexus 5?

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Do a search for EFS and Modems, there's a thread that has a link to all of them. Some have said earlier radios like from 4.4 get better signal. I'm on 4.4.2 stock radio and didn't see any change from one to another but that's just me. In Brooklyn and Manhattan NYC mostly btw.


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Well what other radios are there for the nexus 5?

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Radios are here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2514095

But there's sparse evidence any are better on LTE specifically. In theory, the latest should be the best. I get 4 bars LTE and 30Mbps d/l, yet get 5 bars H+ and 12Mbps d/l...so clearly despite a lower overall signal strength, my download performance remains perfectly acceptable.
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