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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As far as I know I should have got the ICS update for my Nexus S by now. I am with Koodo mobile in Canada. My friend who is on Telus (same company and network, different brand) got his update. Am I doing something wrong? I usually have my data shut off so I don't waste it. Could this be causing the delay? It shouldn't since I am usually hooked up to wifi though. This is getting ridiculous. I am also unrooted so that isn't causing any trouble.

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There are many things to be considered about getting updates apart from the model. For rxxample, for carrier issued devices (under contract, or bought from a carrier), updates won't roll out until the carrier (Koodo, Telus, ATT, Tmo, etc) gives the manufacturer the go ahead for rolling it out for their devices (identified via IMEI, product codes and batch codes which are embedded deeply into the software).
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Got my update on Tuesday. Meh. It looks nicer, but ICS hasn't changed my life.
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Im still waiting as well. I guess it's better to wait a little longer and get something that works without any problem with their network.

Still, pretty annoying.
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I'm with Koodo and waiting as well.

But I'm looking into manually updating it to 4.0.4 at last even though I was set against it.
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Updated. ICS looks pretty solid. So far looks smooth, still playing around.
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As far as I know I should have got the ICS update for my Nexus S by now. I am with Koodo mobile in Canada. My friend who is on Telus (same company and network, different brand) got his update. Am I doing something wrong? I usually have my data shut off so I don't waste it. Could this be causing the delay? It shouldn't since I am usually hooked up to wifi though. This is getting ridiculous. I am also unrooted so that isn't causing any trouble.
There are thousands of phones in use across Canada, nevermind the rest of the world. All the updates come directly from Google servers so it will take a while for everyone to get the update. It's a 160meg file so that's a lot of data to push out to all the phones. I'm on Rogers and was lucky to got mine fairly early. But I know someone on Rogers who hasn't received the update notification yet, so I told them to use the checkin procedure today and after several tries they're now updated.
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There are many things to be considered about getting updates apart from the model. For rxxample, for carrier issued devices (under contract, or bought from a carrier), updates won't roll out until the carrier (Koodo, Telus, ATT, Tmo, etc) gives the manufacturer the go ahead for rolling it out for their devices (identified via IMEI, product codes and batch codes which are embedded deeply into the software).
That's not relevant with Google Nexus devices which get their software updates directly from Google servers. As soon as the software is ready for your device model, it starts to roll out to all of those phones.
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Updated. ICS looks pretty solid. So far looks smooth, still playing around.
Yup Im loving it also. AT&T NY here.
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It's kind of funny how Koodo works. When I got my Nexus the representative went into the spiel about how Koodo is going to push the update soon and he hadn't gotten the update yet. But when I started up the phone it asked me to update to ICS.

I must say I like it much more than Gingerbread though. On Gingerbread I always install the GO Launcher EX, but I don't want to with ICS. I'm happy with it the way it is.
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There are thousands of phones in use across Canada, nevermind the rest of the world. All the updates come directly from Google servers so it will take a while for everyone to get the update. It's a 160meg file so that's a lot of data to push out to all the phones. I'm on Rogers and was lucky to got mine fairly early. But I know someone on Rogers who hasn't received the update notification yet, so I told them to use the checkin procedure today and after several tries they're now updated.
What is the checkin procedure?
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Dial *#*#CHECKIN#*#* (you don't need to hit "Dial")
Wait for the "Check-in succeeded" notification.
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Dial *#*#CHECKIN#*#* (you don't need to hit "Dial")
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I'm also with Koodo and i haven't recieved the update yet.
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Dial *#*#CHECKIN#*#* (you don't need to hit "Dial")
Wait for the "Check-in succeeded" notification.
So what happens now? I just did this, got the notification, but nothing happened.
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So what happens now? I just did this, got the notification, but nothing happened.
I think you got a chance if youre doing it over and over, since the update comes from google servers, theyre probably busy since its a 160+ mb file.
keep doing this and you might get the update
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So what happens now? I just did this, got the notification, but nothing happened.
It means the servers are not ready for you yet. Try it again. Some people report that 4-5 times in a row triggers it. You may have to do it several more times. You will get a notification that an update is available at which point you simply initiate the update. Make sure you're on v2.3.6 build GRK39F or it won't update.
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Do I need to have data activated or is a wi-fi network sufficient? I always have my data turned off unless I absolutely need it.
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I've done this checkin thing probably a few hundred times now. Koodo users are always second-class. No surprise that Telus got theirs and we are waiting for ours.
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Do I need to have data activated or is a wi-fi network sufficient? I always have my data turned off unless I absolutely need it.
The update process is done via the internet, so any data connection works just fine, including WiFi.
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I've done this checkin thing probably a few hundred times now. Koodo users are always second-class. No surprise that Telus got theirs and we are waiting for ours.
As has been said many times before, Google Nexus phones get their updates directly from Google servers. The carriers have nothing to do with the software and do NOT push it, Google does. It does not matter what carrier you're on, you get it when the servers are ready for your specific phone.
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I finally got it. It's installing right now. The first time I tried the checking procedure today I got the update notification.
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Awesome, you lucky, i haven't recieved it yet

from which province are you? I'm in quebec
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Keep trying this checkin technique. That's what eventually worked for me, even though it took many many tries.
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Awesome, you lucky, i haven't recieved it yet

from which province are you? I'm in quebec
Same here. Quebec Telus. No notification yet.
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Cool ICS is coming for Nexus S (slowly but surely)

I have a Nexus S with Koodo and I just received the update last night (April 17/12). User interface is much better and menu layouts make a lot more sense. No contact or application data was lost and the upgrade only took a few minutes. It was like getting a brand new phone.

I have been checking for system updates a few times a week since I heard it was coming in April, and even my one last night said that I was up to date. Yet, the next time I wen to use my phone just a few minutes later the prompt was up asking me to start the download/upgrade process. I was on WiFi at the time with data turned off.

I'm not sure how they determine the download order, but checking for updates (in Settings, Phone) every now and then cannot hurt. After the talk about problems last December the general word I heard was calling for April. April isn't over, so if you don't have your yet just hang on a little longer. (Though it would ease frustration for a lot of people if they knew what logic was being applied to the upgrade order: ie: by activation, current version, network carrier??)
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I just got my update to 4.0.4 (Rogers) and I'm noticing the hyper battery drain. I've gone from 85% to 77% in about 30 mins.
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I just got my update to 4.0.4 (Rogers) and I'm noticing the hyper battery drain. I've gone from 85% to 77% in about 30 mins.
See the info posted later in THIS thread about using Exchange Services. There's a bug in that service causing the battery drain. Don't use Exchange until they release a bug fix.
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My battery also seems to be draining fast, and I am hardly using the thing while screen brightness is low.
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Android OS is using over 30% of the battery. Is this normal?
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finally, yesterday i did few *#*#checkin#*#*, then i went to sleep (APN, WIFI off), this morning when i turned wifi on, i instantly got the update notofication, ill give up some news about the battery soon.
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Guys I received the notification this morning, downloaded it, clicked install. It started as usual, a screen with a little android opening box and an installing progress bar down below. Then, about one third into the installing, the error icon popped out (android and an exclamation mark). I had to pop out my battery and reboot. It rebooted there's again no sign of update notification.

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Exclamation Battery issues with ICS on Nexus S

Well, I have had my upgrade for a few days now, and while some of the increased battery drain can be accounted for by my playing around with the settings, one of the issues is not related to usage.

When I took my phone off the charger this morning it was showing as fully charged and after just over an hour with data on, but WiFi, GPS and BT all off, the charge was down around 90. I thought this meant I had a problem with fast drain so I plugged it in to charge it up so I could watch it more closely. When the main screen said "Charged", I left it plugged in and went to Settings=>Battery. That screen showed "95% - Full". I left it connected for another hour and checked several times. Each time the percent showing for the battery was either 94 or 95.

So what is the actual problem:
1) the system is misreporting the true charge level of the battery?
2) for some reason the battery is no longer charging up to its top level?

Note: the above does not mean that there is not also a problem with fast drain, but I have not returned to normal usage yet to give it a true test. When I do I will use it until the charge runs out to see if it does when the displayed charge gets to around 0.
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my battery lasts longer than 2.3.6, i left my phone for 5 hours idle and it only went down by 1%,

btw, me n igtr got our update at same time, and were both from koodo(i think), arent google suposed to give it randomly?
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my battery lasts longer than 2.3.6, i left my phone for 5 hours idle and it only went down by 1%,
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Well, I have had my upgrade for a few days now, and while some of the increased battery drain can be accounted for by my playing around with the settings, one of the issues is not related to usage.

When I took my phone off the charger this morning it was showing as fully charged and after just over an hour with data on, but WiFi, GPS and BT all off, the charge was down around 90. I thought this meant I had a problem with fast drain so I plugged it in to charge it up so I could watch it more closely. When the main screen said "Charged", I left it plugged in and went to Settings=>Battery. That screen showed "95% - Full". I left it connected for another hour and checked several times. Each time the percent showing for the battery was either 94 or 95.

So what is the actual problem:
1) the system is misreporting the true charge level of the battery?
2) for some reason the battery is no longer charging up to its top level?

Note: the above does not mean that there is not also a problem with fast drain, but I have not returned to normal usage yet to give it a true test. When I do I will use it until the charge runs out to see if it does when the displayed charge gets to around 0.
read this. had similar concerns. seems to have helped. Battery Life on Android: What Can You Do? – Blogs - Intel® Software Network
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Well, I have had my upgrade for a few days now, and while some of the increased battery drain can be accounted for by my playing around with the settings, one of the issues is not related to usage.

When I took my phone off the charger this morning it was showing as fully charged and after just over an hour with data on, but WiFi, GPS and BT all off, the charge was down around 90. I thought this meant I had a problem with fast drain so I plugged it in to charge it up so I could watch it more closely. When the main screen said "Charged", I left it plugged in and went to Settings=>Battery. That screen showed "95% - Full". I left it connected for another hour and checked several times. Each time the percent showing for the battery was either 94 or 95.

So what is the actual problem:
1) the system is misreporting the true charge level of the battery?
2) for some reason the battery is no longer charging up to its top level?

Note: the above does not mean that there is not also a problem with fast drain, but I have not returned to normal usage yet to give it a true test. When I do I will use it until the charge runs out to see if it does when the displayed charge gets to around 0.
Mine is also not charging past 96% and battery life is brutal
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Mine is also not charging past 96% and battery life is brutal
There is a bug in the charging system that still has not been corrected in the Android OS (since the Nexus S was released) so 96% is the maximum you will get without using the "Keep awake during charging" and "USB Debugging" settings to fully charge the battery. I gave up on it and just let the phone do its thing - charge to 96% and use it.

As for battery life, there is a bug in the Exchange service that causes a loop and makes the CPU work much harder than normal, causing heavy battery drain. This is usually seen as high "Android OS" and high "Exchange Services" processes. I strongly suggest two things to help alleviate these issues:

1 - do not use Exchange for now, until a bug fix is released

2 - if not using Exchange, then a factory reset fixes most other issues

Have at it...
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There is a bug in the charging system that still has not been corrected in the Android OS (since the Nexus S was released) so 96% is the maximum you will get without using the "Keep awake during charging" and "USB Debugging" settings to fully charge the battery. I gave up on it and just let the phone do its thing - charge to 96% and use it.

As for battery life, there is a bug in the Exchange service that causes a loop and makes the CPU work much harder than normal, causing heavy battery drain. This is usually seen as high "Android OS" and high "Exchange Services" processes. I strongly suggest two things to help alleviate these issues:

1 - do not use Exchange for now, until a bug fix is released

2 - if not using Exchange, then a factory reset fixes most other issues

Have at it...
I've seen exchange but I don't even know what it does. If I disable it, will anything stop working properly?
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