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Old December 19th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Hi to all --

I had a problem today with my phone while it was on wi-fi - and it sort of froze.
I say 'sort of froze' because I'm not sure what exactly happened, only that the phone would not respond to my pressing the power button (right) to awaken the device. Yet, my LED was pulsing, indicating received messages/emails. I then attempted a long-press to restart the phone - nothing. I had to pull the battery to get the phone to restart. I've had the phone since Friday - and this is the first time this has happened. And, the only difference in usage between today and Fri/Sat was that I had the phone on Wi-fi since last night.

I know I'm probably in the wrong thread...but this seems close to my problem.

Any thoughts on whether I should contact Verizon?

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Old December 19th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Hi to all --

I had a problem today with my phone while it was on wi-fi - and it sort of froze.
I say 'sort of froze' because I'm not sure what exactly happened, only that the phone would not respond to my pressing the power button (right) to awaken the device. Yet, my LED was pulsing, indicating received messages/emails. I then attempted a long-press to restart the phone - nothing. I had to pull the battery to get the phone to restart. I've had the phone since Friday - and this is the first time this has happened. And, the only difference in usage between today and Fri/Sat was that I had the phone on Wi-fi since last night.

I know I'm probably in the wrong thread...but this seems close to my problem.

Any thoughts on whether I should contact Verizon?

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Different problem.

Make sure your software is on 4.0.2.

If it's working now, I'd wait to see if it happens again before contacting VZW.
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Over the rest of the night , I will being to reinstalling each app one by one and see if the boot loop happens at any point.

But as of right now, it's definitely a software issue related to my backed up account. But what exactly, I don't know.

Hope this works for you if you decide to try it. Remember to make a list of your apps.
Is the Light Flow App on your list by any chance? I had random reboots AND boot loops after I installed it (though nothing to do with wifi from what I could tell and I could seemingly not reproduce it) until I uninstalled Light Flow yesterday afternoon... Let us know what the outcome of your manual app reinstall project is.

edit: I'm on a rooted GSM GN 4.0.1
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So... 4 1/2 hours later, all my apps are installed and it's working as designed.

I have re-installed every app manually and took and walked away form the home network every 5 or so apps and it's never rebooted when switching over form 3g/4g (knock on wood). I went over to my buddies house and added his network, and left his home with no problem.

LIGHTFLOW is installed but I haven't set up the different LED colors.

I'll do it before I go to bed. If it resets when I leave for work tomorrow, we'll know that LIGHTFLOW caused it, since that will be the only change I made after I post this.

I DID NOTICE THAT....

While I was manually re-installing my apps, that there were many that were not in the app market. I'm assuming that it's because they are not compatible.

BUT...When I let the phone back up my apps on it's own over the weekend, many of the apps that I couldn't install today or didn't exist in the market, were in there.

The glitch is definitely tied to Google's back up of your account, but I can't really say if it's the remembered networks, or the stored apps.

I am worried that if I had to do a factory reset, that the back up from Google would create another glitch. Who knows, maybe it won't because everything on the phone has been cleaned up.

I strongly recommend doing this, and hopefully it will fix your boot loop issue so we can start redirecting our gripes at the horrible signal strength.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:02 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Is the Light Flow App on your list by any chance? I had random reboots AND boot loops after I installed it (though nothing to do with wifi from what I could tell and I could seemingly not reproduce it) until I uninstalled Light Flow yesterday afternoon... Let us know what the outcome of your manual app reinstall project is.

edit: I'm on a rooted GSM GN 4.0.1
No issues with LIGHTFLOW today. I was able to go from my wifi, to 3g in my city, to 4g in dc with no problems or reboots.

I recommend this as a fix. Let me know if anyone else tries and it works for them.
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I walk in to a Verizon store, and get with the tech and flip on the wifi, and all the techs gather in amazement because they've never seen a Galaxy boot loop.

So the tech thought it is being caused by the hardware. The demo in the store dis not boot loop when we turned on the wifi.

I factory reset the store demo, and turned the wifi on, and surely, it did not reboot.

The tech pulled out a phone form the brand new batch that came in today, and replaced my phone for the 3rd time. We reinstalled everything from my Google account, and turn on the wifi.....and the reboots began.

SO BASED ON THIS, I BELIEVE I HAVE A FIX...

So far, I have the my phone up and running, and wifi switched with no problem.

HERE'S WHAT I DID...IN THIS ORDER...

***I would get a replacement phone form VZW first, but fell free and try this on your current phone before replacing.

***Make a list of all your apps...you'll have to manually reinstall them.

1) I factory reset the phone.
2) I booted it back up, and let the phone activate.
3) I DID NOT back up my data from my Google.
4) I DID NOT back up my contacts from VZ Backup Assistant.

5) Phone the phone is fully booted up, I turned on the wifi. The phone should NOT boot loop.

6) Add your home wifi network. Your phone should not boot loop.

**At this point, I walk a half black from my house to make the wifi flip to 3g. It did not boot loop.

7) I installed the 4.0.2 update. Your may already have it.

**At this point, I walk a half black from my house to make the wifi flip to 3g. It did not boot loop.

8) I added my Google account, this only added my contacts. (everytime, and walk away and make sure the wifi flip doesn't force it to boot)
9) I added VZ Backup Assistant, and still good.


SO...right now, the Nexus is running with no problem, and it does not boot loop.

Over the rest of the night , I will being to reinstalling each app one by one and see if the boot loop happens at any point.

But as of right now, it's definitely a software issue related to my backed up account. But what exactly, I don't know.

Hope this works for you if you decide to try it. Remember to make a list of your apps.
I did very similar steps. Like you i did a reset and did not restore/sign into my Google account or VZW Backup Assistant. Once i got the phone up and running i literally did not install any apps for the first 24 hours. I basically did very little other than verify that WITH 4G ON i could toggle Wi-Fi on and off. It worked flawlessly. I could connect to any network, disconnect in a variety of ways and never had the boot loop.

At this time i have re-installed all my apps, including lightflow and customized it. Also signed into my Google account and restored most of my apps.

The only difference that I am aware of,is in the past when i was resetting phone and signing into Google, it was pulling down my saved preferred networks. Anytime i enabled wi-fi it locked up if i was not on my home network (the original preferred network). Now, after restoring from Google it did NOT bring down my preferred network but it works flawlessly at this point.

I'm down on 3g to save battery, but either 4g or 3g toggling between wi-fi and back has no issues.

This forum has helped me a ton!
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Old December 21st, 2011, 05:57 PM   #57 (permalink)
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I did very similar steps. Like you i did a reset and did not restore/sign into my Google account or VZW Backup Assistant. Once i got the phone up and running i literally did not install any apps for the first 24 hours. I basically did very little other than verify that WITH 4G ON i could toggle Wi-Fi on and off. It worked flawlessly. I could connect to any network, disconnect in a variety of ways and never had the boot loop.

At this time i have re-installed all my apps, including lightflow and customized it. Also signed into my Google account and restored most of my apps.

The only difference that I am aware of,is in the past when i was resetting phone and signing into Google, it was pulling down my saved preferred networks. Anytime i enabled wi-fi it locked up if i was not on my home network (the original preferred network). Now, after restoring from Google it did NOT bring down my preferred network but it works flawlessly at this point.

I'm down on 3g to save battery, but either 4g or 3g toggling between wi-fi and back has no issues.

This forum has helped me a ton!

Glad it worked. It's the only fix we have right now, since Verizon keeps acting like it's not happening.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 11:03 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Update on replacement:

After 2 attempts to send me a replacement since the 15th, VZW finally realized they could not ship me a replacement because I bought it in-store (corporate). They claim that if they ship me one, they will not be able to credit the old one when I send it back.

So my options are: try the fix above in this thread, or drive an hour back to the store (closest is in Orem) and exchange it in person.



Not happy that it has taken a week to get to this point.
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Wow. That blows. How long have you been with VZW?

On another note, I guess I will always keep on buying from telesales and/or online as it's at least that far one way for me to get to a VZW store.
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Update on replacement:

After 2 attempts to send me a replacement since the 15th, VZW finally realized they could not ship me a replacement because I bought it in-store (corporate). They claim that if they ship me one, they will not be able to credit the old one when I send it back.

So my options are: try the fix above in this thread, or drive an hour back to the store (closest is in Orem) and exchange it in person.



Not happy that it has taken a week to get to this point.
Thats's sucks. I've realized over 11 years with VZW, that if I did not get the answer I wanted, I could just hang up, and call back. There's always a different answer out there form another rep.

I'd definitelty try the fix first before I made the drive.
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I had the same problem with boot loop crashing on a bell canada phone.

It would go in a boot loop for many minutes, abd consume about 10+% of the battery life each time.

I uninstalled most applications to no avail. I noticed that in addition to the crash loop, the phone would never sleep (always awake).

I dut a factory restart, and all was ok until i installed a battery saver program that modulated the wifi on off to save battery. Symptoms all came back. I uninstalled tgat program, made sure wifi is always on, and have not had a similar occurence in 1.5 weeks
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Update on replacement:

After 2 attempts to send me a replacement since the 15th, VZW finally realized they could not ship me a replacement because I bought it in-store (corporate). They claim that if they ship me one, they will not be able to credit the old one when I send it back.

So my options are: try the fix above in this thread, or drive an hour back to the store (closest is in Orem) and exchange it in person.



Not happy that it has taken a week to get to this point.
BS! I've bought phones specifically in-corp-store because it makes a warranty replacement easier. Has to be something with the brand new SGN or a misguided rep.
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I just wanted everyone to know that VZW isn't plannig on doing anything about this.

A little over a week ago I spoke to one of the senior techs at VZ Customer Care. She said she would do more research into the issue, addressing it with Samsumg and other senior techs.

Well she called back, today to explain to me that she had been extensively looking into it and VZW has been unable to replicate it or identify such an issue.

The only issue they can find is related to boot looping from customers trying to root thier phones, which they do not support.

Basicaly, they don't plan on doing anything about it.

Just an FYI.

The fix above, may be your only recourse.
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My phone has turned itself off when losing wifi and going to 3g/4g as well. Google didn't restore anything other than my contacts when I activated it (coming from an Original Droid) . I've remembered to turn wifi off before I leave such areas, so it hasn't been too much of a problem. I'm hoping 4.0.3 will fix it, but if not I'm not sure what to do.
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My phone has turned itself off when losing wifi and going to 3g/4g as well. Google didn't restore anything other than my contacts when I activated it (coming from an Original Droid) . I've remembered to turn wifi off before I leave such areas, so it hasn't been too much of a problem. I'm hoping 4.0.3 will fix it, but if not I'm not sure what to do.
Did you put in your gmail account during the initial activation? If you did, you did a full restore of your data, even if it didn't install any apps. AVOID THIS.

Factory reset the phone, activate the phone, but skip all the activation screens such as Google and VZW back up assistant, and move ahead to home screen.

Once you've done this, then go into settings, accounts, add an account, and add a google account.

Doing it this way lets you pick what you want to restore.

Just follow the instructions on my previous thread and let me know if works for you.

OH...and call VZW (611) and make them log it in their internal tech support forums.
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Did you put in your gmail account during the initial activation? If you did, you did a full restore of your data, even if it didn't install any apps. AVOID THIS.

Factory reset the phone, activate the phone, but skip all the activation screens such as Google and VZW back up assistant, and move ahead to home screen.

Once you've done this, then go into settings, accounts, add an account, and add a google account.

Doing it this way lets you pick what you want to restore.

Just follow the instructions on my previous thread and let me know if works for you.

OH...and call VZW (611) and make them log it in their internal tech support forums.
So you think this is still because of the backups? That's strange since it didn't even restore my wifi settings and networks. I added them myself. And yes, I did log in during the initial activation. Thanks for the advice though, I'll definitely try it if it happens again and I get the chance to I'll try resetting it. Will the factory reset in the settings menu work or are you talking about through recovery?
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So you think this is still because of the backups? That's strange since it didn't even restore my wifi settings and networks. I added them myself. And yes, I did log in during the initial activation. Thanks for the advice though, I'll definitely try it if it happens again and I get the chance to I'll try resetting it. Will the factory reset in the settings menu work or are you talking about through recovery?
I did my factory rest through recovery, but it shouldn't matter.

Reset the phone and do not log in to your Google account during activation, and see if that makes a difference. I can pretty much guarantee that it's tied to your nakedd up Google account, regardless of the backed up wifi account.

but try it and see if it fixes the problem.


Factory reset, activate the phone, don't log into your old accounts, turn on the wifi (don't log on yet, just turn it on), check for reboots.

Leave wifi on, walk away from the access point.

Log on to your wifi account, leave wifi on, and walk away from the access point.

If all these work, then log into your Google account through settings, then accounts.
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This isn't just limited to Verizon. I've just experienced this in the UK with the GSM (HSPA) edition and with Vodafone as the network operator. No idea whether there's a wireless issue here. I simply ran an app. that I've run many times and got the click/pop and an endless reboot. Amazon sent me a replacement immediately.

Problem is that the replacement didn't do the OTA update to ITL41F so I'm stuck with the volume bug now! Hmmm. Amazon are sending me ANOTHER, so see what this does. Unfortunately, Samsung can't tell me how to manually apply the update and I don't really want to start messing around with the bootloader.

Something seems a bit messed up with this device and I suspect we all need another OTA (and reliably, to all devices!) very quickly.

BTW, anyone ANY idea how to access files from a device with the boot loop? I've a few previous (un-backed-up) photos on the device I'd like to get to, which is why I haven't done the full factory wipe/reset from the recovery mode.
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This isn't just limited to Verizon. I've just experienced this in the UK with the GSM (HSPA) edition and with Vodafone as the network operator. No idea whether there's a wireless issue here. I simply ran an app. that I've run many times and got the click/pop and an endless reboot. Amazon sent me a replacement immediately.

Problem is that the replacement didn't do the OTA update to ITL41F so I'm stuck with the volume bug now! Hmmm. Amazon are sending me ANOTHER, so see what this does. Unfortunately, Samsung can't tell me how to manually apply the update and I don't really want to start messing around with the bootloader.

Something seems a bit messed up with this device and I suspect we all need another OTA (and reliably, to all devices!) very quickly.

BTW, anyone ANY idea how to access files from a device with the boot loop? I've a few previous (un-backed-up) photos on the device I'd like to get to, which is why I haven't done the full factory wipe/reset from the recovery mode.
It seems going back in range of wifi that the phone has connected to previously stops the boot looping, but if that doesn't work I'm pretty sure recovery has an option to mount the phone.
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Really glad to see this because I'm not the only one. 2 days ago it did this when I was leaving work, it was the same day as the 4G outage, so I had Wi-Fi turned on at work. As soon as I got in the car it did this, nothing would fix it (didn't try to factory reset at the time). Immediately took it to Verizon and had them swap it out. Funny thing about it though is I had unlocked the bootloader (but not rooted yet) so it showed the "unlock" icon at the bottom with the Google splash screen. The rep helping me said, "looks like you got locked out of Google somehow." No matter how many times I actually said that it was an "unlock" icon and that it was "unlocked" he kept saying, "yea, I guess you got locked out of Google." Then, yesterday, I was leaving my work for lunch and I can't remember if I had Wi-Fi on, but as soon as I got into the car the new phone did it. I must have had Wi-Fi on at the time given all the responses. This time though I was in a rush, so I tried to do a factory reset. Haven't had Wi-Fi on since, so I can't test it yet, but basically I just want to report that I'm yet another person with this issue. Verizon/Samsung/Google, get it fixed.
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has anyone found any other work around for this issue. my phone has started doing it since i rooted and unlocked my bootloader. I tried doing factory resets and not signing into google accounts but when i do that i start getting constant acore.processing and contact errors. i really don't want to have to be stuck not rooting because of something stupid like this.
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has anyone found any other work around for this issue. my phone has started doing it since i rooted and unlocked my bootloader. I tried doing factory resets and not signing into google accounts but when i do that i start getting constant acore.processing and contact errors. i really don't want to have to be stuck not rooting because of something stupid like this.

I think this may be better suited in the root section of the forum.

There is definitely a wifi created bootloop and root bootloop, but unfortnately they are caused by two different issues.

There were many people who had bootlooping when the originally rooted their device. I would do a search and see what thos people did to fix their issue.

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yeah pretty sure its not caused by the root...its the same symptoms as everyone else, walk away from wifi signal get the audible pop and constant bootloops till i walk back in my front door. wondering if i should just flash back to stock and see if it fixes the problem. If it doesn't i may see about getting a replacement....so just got off the phone with vzw tech support, they said they have never heard of the issue and told me to contact samsung...I am just going to flash back to stock and take the phone in for replacement tomorrow.
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yeah pretty sure its not caused by the root...its the same symptoms as everyone else, walk away from wifi signal get the audible pop and constant bootloops till i walk back in my front door. wondering if i should just flash back to stock and see if it fixes the problem. If it doesn't i may see about getting a replacement....so just got off the phone with vzw tech support, they said they have never heard of the issue and told me to contact samsung...I am just going to flash back to stock and take the phone in for replacement tomorrow.

Odd...And you factory reset and and did not log into Google during activation?

***Try this (if you haven't alredy)...

Factory reset, do not log into anything during activation. (Click ahead/cancel/click later).

Once you get to the home screen, turn on the wifi (See of it reboots).

If it doesn't, walk away form your access point until the 3g/4g flip (See if it reboots).

If it doesn't, it's tied to something backed up in your account.
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ok so I tried this, and amazingly it didn't reset so I guess its not a device issue. Thing is now what do I do? If it is something backed up to my google account is there a way to delete whatever it is? Getting a new account isn't really an option.
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ok so I tried this, and amazingly it didn't reset so I guess its not a device issue. Thing is now what do I do? If it is something backed up to my google account is there a way to delete whatever it is? Getting a new account isn't really an option.

Well... now comes the fun part. Troubleshoot your account at every step.

So...

1) Go to settings, accounts, add your Google account. Turn on wifi, walk away from access point, and see if the boot loop starts.

2) Go to settings accounts, add VZ Back up assistant. Turn on wifi, walk away form access point, and see if the boot loop starts.

3) If you haven't done so already, add your home access point. Turn on wifi, walk away form access point. See if the boot loop starts.

At each step, if you find that the boot loops begin, then you found your problem.

If you have no issues until now, then using your choice of Wifi/3g/4g, begin to reinstall all your apps form the market. FROM THE MARKET.

I noticed that all the Apps I had on my BIONIC, were not avaible on the NEXUS market. Which means that not all apps were compatible with the NEXUS.

But if I backed my phone up during activation, it installed everything.

So....

4) Install your apps 3-5 at a time (in batches) from the market. I had 75 apps. After each batch, walk away from the access point with the wifi turned on.

5) Keep doing this until you've reinstalled all your apps.

If the phone bootloops after a batch, you've found your problem in that batch of apps.

Uninstall and trouble shoot one at a time.

I bet that not all of your original apps will be available on the NEXUS market, or at least now you've installed the ICS version and not some old version stored on you Google account.

Let me know if this works for you.

I have a feeling that your phone will be back to normal here shortly.
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ok i am gonna get on this...i talked to samsung tech support and the guy was telling me to create a new account, to which i am like no way bud this google account is turning into my online identity at this point (which is kind of sad to say) anyway i appreciate all the help. Quick question though, were you using google wallet when yours crapped out? i am wondering if that is what might be causing it specifically since its not supported by verizon not sure if they have their red hands that far into the tech of the phone.
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I have issues with Google wallet, but none that create boot loops.

I can't add my Citi card to GW, I can only add money to the Google card.

So no....no boot loops with GW.
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ok cool...sucks about the citi card thing. i am still waiting for visa support so i can add all my cards.
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Mine reboots as well if you forget to turn off WiFi before leaving the house for work. However I have noticed that getting in range of any WiFi network will bring it out of the boot loop. It doesn't even have to be one that you can access. At that point I turn my WiFi off and everything is fine.
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That is what mine was doing. Mine was definitely linked to my google account still going thru and redownloading apps and checking for loops, none so far. You might want to try doing what ymdroid said above and see if you can fix it.
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I had a problem today with my phone while it was on wi-fi - and it sort of froze.
I say 'sort of froze' because I'm not sure what exactly happened, only that the phone would not respond to my pressing the power button (right) to awaken the device. Yet, my LED was pulsing, indicating received messages/emails. I then attempted a long-press to restart the phone - nothing. I had to pull the battery to get the phone to restart. I've had the phone since Friday - and this is the first time this has happened. And, the only difference in usage between today and Fri/Sat was that I had the phone on Wi-fi since last night.

I know I'm probably in the wrong thread...but this seems close to my problem.

Any thoughts on whether I should contact Verizon?

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I'm not on VZ, but on 3 in DK. the exact same has happened to my nexus. Powerbutton goes dead, led is on, but only solution is pull out battery, insert battery boot phone. It is related to Wi-Fi. I shall test it systematically and report back.
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Hi everyone. Please forgive my bad english... I will get the GNex on the next weeks. I'm really careful with my buyings so I research all kind of stuff about the things I buy. I'm researching for any issues about this device and I read the whole boot loop issue you describe here. Here in Mexico I will get the GSM version with telcel because it's the only way to get it with warranties... I can buy it from mercadolibre (something like the latin version of ebay), but you know, it's not always a confident way to get something because even when Samsung could give you support, it's not the same than go to fight directly with a telcel rep...

So... I must say I'm not a 3g heavy user. Actually I only use it for, let's say, esporadic cases (donwnload maps from google maps using the gps, check a really urgent mail if I'm not on a wi-fi area, etc...) so I only activate 3g if necesary... about the wi-fi, I'm always careful to turn it on if I know I am on a wi-fi area and careful to turn it off when I finish to use any browser (I always think about the battery life). Obviously sometimes I forget to turn it off or I get distracted and forget it and I move from place to place with the wi-fi turned on.

I read the most boot loop issues are with the CMDA version (you talk about the Verizon version). Do you think the GSM version has the same issue?

Another question... and I'm sorry if I miss a little bit the thread... but I can't decide between the GNex and the Note (it is supposed the ICS will arrive soon to this one)... wich one would you choose? I don't care about the size of the note... but, you know, I'm a industrial designer and I find really atractive the S-pen for low or quick sketching.

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My GSM version of Galaxy Nexus got stuck in a boot loop once, and I managed to get out of it by doing a cache partition wipe. It is one of the options when you enter Fastboot Mode (hold volume + & -, and power button while restarting), then Recovery Mode. If it works, it could save you hours restoring all you settings so it might be worth trying before going for the full Factory Reset.
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This is the second time that a reBoot loop has happened and I cant express how much data I have lost in the previous weeks bcause of this problem. It really pisses me off how the first time it happened; I was watching videos on YouTube then all of a sudden the screen blanked out and had the non-stop reboot. The second time now, I have been reading in the above posts that the "wifi" may be an issue to this problem, and that's exactly what I did, pressed the wifi button and instead of receiving internet, I received a bloody reboot loop. FML.

And Holy crap, seriously, I would like to thank the people to put their efforts in finding a way to solve this horrific problem while we should be all relying on a phone like this.
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First, thank you to all who have found the issues and fixes. I ran into this problem with my new Galaxy Nexus.

I logged in to my google account like normal and experienced the boot loop. I then went into the wireless settings and "forgot" each of the saved wireless networks. When I forgot the network I was connected to, my nexus reboot once. Then, all is well. No issues since.

I am disappointed that this is still an issue, but thanks to this thread I am all set.
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and its not only a nexus problem i have the same on my motorolla razr gsm, i started to get the boot loop when i run wpa tester, after that it was just booting till i made a factory reset


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I logged in to my google account like normal and experienced the boot loop. I then went into the wireless settings and "forgot" each of the saved wireless networks. When I forgot the network I was connected to, my nexus reboot once. Then, all is well. No issues since.

I am disappointed that this is still an issue, but thanks to this thread I am all set.
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I registered just so I could share my experience with a similar bug.

I have a brand new Google Nexus which I have rooted and updated to Jelly Bean. I was experiencing similar symptoms - boots, loads most of my background processes, then an immediate reboot - repeat, repeat, repeat.

Disabling wifi halted the boot loop, but as soon as I turned it on again, it would reboot.

I dug around in the advanced wifi settings and found "avoid Poor Connections" which was on. The wifi network I was using has some connectivity issues, so I disabled this setting, turned on wifi and didn't experience the problem for 15 minutes.

To test, I reenabled that setting, restarted wifi and the boot loop began again.

In my situation, turning off the "avoid poor connections" setting resolved this issue. Still a dumb bug if you ask me, though.
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