Originally Posted by maigre
efrant, your signature suggests that you're using a pretty much stock N4 running 4.2.2, other than custom recovery and the .33 radio. Are you able to get LTE with that? I thought that this was not possible with stock 4.2.2.
To anyone, there's a lot of info here and elsewhere about what it takes to run T-Mobile LTE on the N4. But there are also reports of some problems. I'm not finding a place with info about specifically which configurations provide LTE without compromising other facets of the phone's functionality. I gather that some do work well. If anyone has a configuration that they know works and wants to post it or links to anything about it, it would be greatly appreciated by me and others, I suspect.
Is it imperative that we use a custom ROM, for example? Would using the Franco or faux kernels suffice or even work at all for this purpose?
I use stock (4.2.1) and get LTE in the DC area. All I needed to do was select the "LTE/GSM (auto)" network in the dialer menu and create/select a new APN (fast.t-mobile.lte). The selection sticks until the next reboot. When LTE is not available, it automatically switches to HSPA or HSPA + as available. GPS works fine. VOIP calls sound better with the lower ping times.
If I switch back to the "WCDMA (preferred)" but leave the new APN (fast.t-mobile.let) selected, ping times seem to be a lot better. Has anyone else noticed that?