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Old 05-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #2801
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Its the radio updates I really want. Right now, any time I use GPS & Navigation, the phone will reboot itself. Its a certainty. Really blows when I really needed Google Nav to get me to a destination and the damn thing reboots on the free way. Since its sitting in the storage tray next to my steering wheel, unless I pull it out and look, I usually have no way of knowing its hiccuped. I've missed exists, turns, etc. This is my biggest gripe with the Nexus. If this update doesn't resolve it, I'm going to push for a warranty exchange.
Yea I had it reboot in Middleoffreakingnowhere, Virginia last month, and I couldn't get a data signal when it rebooted it was so rural. So I was pretty much screwed since my cached route was gone at that point. I just kept driving on the road I was on until I got a signal and could get directions again.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #2802
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flashing AOKP milestone 5 right now, anyone else running it? was running MS3 before with no issues
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #2803
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Yea I had it reboot in Middleoffreakingnowhere, Virginia last month, and I couldn't get a data signal when it rebooted it was so rural. So I was pretty much screwed since my cached route was gone at that point. I just kept driving on the road I was on until I got a signal and could get directions again.
for some reason even populated VA has shitty coverage from VZW,
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #2804
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Is there any way of flashing the 4.0.4 rom for Verizon Galaxy Nexus without rooting/unlocking? What happened to the old days of Nexus One where you could just copy over update.zip and hold some buttons to restart?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #2805
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Is there any way of flashing the 4.0.4 rom for Verizon Galaxy Nexus without rooting/unlocking? What happened to the old days of Nexus One where you could just copy over update.zip and hold some buttons to restart?
Not quite yet.

http://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/01...-build-imm76k/

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Edit - For the rest of us.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1630349

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Old 05-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #2806
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Thanks for that Bateluer. I was using a previously leaked version of the 4.0.4 ROM plus 5.5 of the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit and I couldn't get it it to work. I will try this new version.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #2807
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Flashing the new 4.0.4 radios now. Hope it improves something.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #2808
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Flashing the new 4.0.4 radios now. Hope it improves something.
I just flashed the radios. The first thing I did notice was the hand off between 3 & 4 g. Much faster & smoother.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:44 PM   #2809
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Doesn't seem much different for me yet. I can't even get a 4G signal at my house right now. But I couldn't get one before I flashed either, so not sure what's up. I usually get 2 bars 4G.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:42 AM   #2810
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:45 AM   #2811
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only thing ive noticed is that 4g-3g switching seems to be faster, also used to have full bar 4g in my house, now im missing 1 bar. speed seems exactly the same however
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #2812
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It seems to favor better 3G signals over crappy 4G signals, and it's really sensitive. I was able to get a 3 bar 4G signal at home last night upstairs, but downstairs it stuck on 3G. I kept peeking at it on my way to work and I don't think it hit 4G once. I usually get 4G for a big stretch. I'll have to see what it does when I go to lunch, I only get 3G in our building since we have repeaters in the building.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #2813
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flashing AOKP milestone 5 right now, anyone else running it? was running MS3 before with no issues
I'm running it with LeanKernel 3.4.0exp1 (interactive x governor) and its working great. No hang-ups or crashes, good battery life and moves right along. Flashed the new radio last night and haven't notice much of a difference in signal but like others have noticed the 3g/4g hand-off is faster.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:26 AM   #2814
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This thing scratches quite easily. While i have not been babying the phone, i have not been throwing it around either. its been 15 days and i have at least 5 minor scratches. I had a torch 9800 before this and 18 months acquired just 3.

It might be the anti fingerprint coating that's prone to scratches.

But it's a phone and wear is bound to happen. Maybe not just so fast. Or maybe i am just unlucky?
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:36 AM   #2815
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My anti oil screen thingy is all but gone. Big splotches of oil -___-

Can I get a replacement?
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #2816
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Anybody give this rom a try: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/24275-rom...s-per-app-dpi/ ?

Pretty interesting idea, kind of like a tablet-mode rom that's in between phone and tablet to take advantage of the high-res screen on the Nexus.

Checking it out over the weekend if I have time.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #2817
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3) iPhone 4 with cellular network on has 3 - 4x better battery life than G Nex with only WIFI on, and the difference is still 2.5 - 3x with the extended battery pack on the G Nex. I have done every tweak possible that XDA suggested, and also tested undervolting. There is just no way around this. Seems more like an OS issue than radio issue (since there is no 4G/LTE sim in my G Nex). Well, at least now you won't have to blame 4G for bad battery life. I firmly believe some software updates may fix this, though, since I've noticed different ROMs give different battery life (worst case had the G Nex drain 30 - 40% in 1 hour just browsing the web)
Over the course of its lifespan, the Evo 4g received updates that noticeably improved battery life so I'm hoping the GNex will too. We're not talking a night and day difference in how long the phone will last on a charge but enough to make a perceivable difference.

I've been fine with the battery life (coming from the Evo 4g and all), but I've noticed the phone gets very warm randomly when I'm on 3g. From what I gather that's due to Sprint's crappy 3g coverage but I was curious if anyone else encountered this, and if so, under what operating conditions? By hot, the top of the phone around the camera feels very warm to the touch (both the back of the phone AND the screen), and Android Info displays a battery temperature of 45-47C. This only happens when I'm on 3g and then, not all the time; I've never seen it happen when using wi-fi even downloading huge amounts of podcast data. Anyone?

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7) iPhone 4 screen looks sharper than the pentile SAMOLED screen on the G Nex. iPhone 4 has imminently more natural and accurate colors than the G Nex (note: my G Nex also has a yellow tint, but I'm not basing my assessment on just that). At low brightness, SAMOLED on G Nex exhibits annoying visible artifacts that look like someone slotted in a crumpled piece of paper underneath a transparent display. Calibrating the display helped at slightly higher brightness settings, but at the minimum brightness settings for night reading, the G Nex is nigh unbearable with a white background. Sadly, most websites I visit have white backgrounds (like this one). Conclusion: white is bad on G Nex, black is bad on iPhone 4, but not as bad as white on G Nex. BUT (big but) as far as auto brightness go, I'd rate ICS at 11/10 and iOS 5 at -1/10. It is THAT bad. I can only slightly tolerate it by jailbreaking the phone and installing a tweak that allows me to constantly adjust the brightness slider manually. Other than that, I would NEVER use an iPhone without that jailbreak tweak.
My screen looks PERFECT except for the yellow tint--I've looked very closely for the flaws I've read about common of Samsung screens and mine shows no unevenness, black spots or any other anomalies. The warm color temperature is clearly a software issue as running an app called Screen Adjuster and increasing the blue level to +10 (out of some obscenely high number that will literally make your screen look as blue as a BSOD) puts the color temperature much closer to where it should be. I know custom ROMs allow you to tweak the temperature but I'm running stock for now to break the phone in and get used to ICS.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #2818
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I'm running it with LeanKernel 3.4.0exp1 (interactive x governor) and its working great. No hang-ups or crashes, good battery life and moves right along. Flashed the new radio last night and haven't notice much of a difference in signal but like others have noticed the 3g/4g hand-off is faster.
i switched back over to Francos kernal from the one that comes with AOKP, its noticibly smoother
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #2819
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Has anyone gotten the official OTA yet?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #2820
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Has anyone gotten the official OTA yet?
I manually updated and got it yesterday in downtown Chicago. I was surprised it allowed me to install it since the phone was at about 50% charge although it was plugged in via USB.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:30 AM   #2821
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:35 AM   #2822
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:32 PM   #2823
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what's this about a pentile screen that everyone hates?
is it the grainy look?
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #2824
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what's this about a pentile screen that everyone hates?
is it the grainy look?
On a lower resolution screen, qHD and below, Pentile makes the screen look grainy and blurry, especially when viewing text. Its barely noticeable on 720p displays like the GNex, but still noticeable. I'd take the GNex 720p Pentile screen over the 800x400 LCD screen of the T-Bolt any day of the week.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:41 PM   #2825
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