Now it can add another string to its bow. Kinda.
The flagship Android phone, which was originally criticised for not including a 4G radio, has been hacked to accept 4G signal. Er, in Canada.
The hack was made possible by the discovery earlier this month that the phone does in fact have a form of 4G chip inside - just not the right kind to connect to the UK's only 4G network, run by EE.
Videos posted to YouTube shouw that the phone is able to use a carrier's 4G band by going through the phone's test menu, which you can reach by dialling "*#*#4636#*".
Canadian carriers including Bell, Rogers and Telus use LTE Band 4 (AWS 2100 / 1700MHz), which is not the same as used in the UK.
Still, for those lucky few overseas who can use it, this is a pretty nice extra for what is already a handsome device.Suggest a correction