Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus > (Sprint) Galaxy Nexus - All Things Root

Like Tree5Likes

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 18th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default calling former og owners

I know this isn't the right place to post this, but I want to stay specific to the sprint users. I wanted to hear the former og evo owners about their experience with the gnex so far. I read up on urge's how to root write up and seems really simple to root. Glad to see a user friendly Mac write up too. How's rom development so far? Anyone missing sense? I'm close to my upgrade and can't decide on gnex or evo lte. There's a lot of familiar people in both. Just wanted to see what your experience has been so far. Thanks.

Advertisements
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AARONONE For This Useful Post:
mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old June 19th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
The Hero of the Winds
 
An UrgeTo Dance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,485
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus (rooted) HTC Evo 4G (rooted, unactivated)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 136
Thanked 583 Times in 335 Posts
Default

Thanks for the compliment on the root write up So far my experience has been great. I have found nothing major wrong with the device. My only complaints are the lack of SD card slot which it makes up for in having 32 GB of storage and the camera is a great camera for a mobile phone but its not the best (a lot better than the Evo though.) Once you learn how to use the camera it becomes a lot better and if you want to be able to take 30 pictures a second like the GS3 and Evo LTE than there is app in the play store called fast burst camera or something like that. Overall I believe that it is worth an upgrade and the fact that its a Nexus means you will always be up to date on the latest software. So far I am not missing Sense but I haven't even run Sense on my Evo in a long time CM and AOKP were the only things I ran since like a year ago.
An UrgeTo Dance is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to An UrgeTo Dance For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 19th, 2012), mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012), MizzouBrent (June 22nd, 2012)
Old June 19th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

My experience has been great as well, and I honestly have no complaints. I've always preferred AOSP over Sense, so ultimately, this was my only option. Even though the EvoLTE has better hardware, I don't think it's something I'd really notice or believe was really substantial.

The ROM development is strong and is growing every day, we have some solid Dev's working hard to improve our devices and I love the fact that this is a Google backed android, that will remain up to date. I don't think you can go wrong with this choice.
__________________
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" -Mohandas Gandhi
Site Rules & Guidelines | Read them, follow them, and be the example for fellow AF members.
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to frenchy714 For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 19th, 2012), mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012), MizzouBrent (June 22nd, 2012)
Old June 19th, 2012, 02:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 890
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: Sprint, home of unlimited dialup

Thanks: 80
Thanked 311 Times in 233 Posts
Default

I moved from the EVO 3D to the Nexus over the weekend (had the original EVO before that). I really like this phone!

I did debate rather heavily between the EVO LTE, GNex and the upcoming SGS3.
Multitasking issues for EVO LTE made is unappealing, while the SGS3 was 'unknown' and I don't really like their UI much

I'm glad I got the GNex (bought used - got a great rate - excellent condition)

There were some minor issues (like notification LED) for which I found workarounds - thanks to the sticky posts on this site.

There are still a few features that I miss from the EVO series - still looking for workarounds for these
1. No smart dialer (I like the dialer UI on GNex, but wish it had the ability to dial the name of the contact directly
2. Contact pictures, on incoming calls - HORRIBLE! On the EVO, I had the same issue, but could assign a local image to that contact to get good resolution. Tried the same on the GNex, but the picture on the GNex still sucks
3. Flip to silence, pocket mode (increase volume) features from Sense
4. Clear app cached data option (not that big a deal)
5. No MAP profile on Bluetooth (EVO would allow text messages to be read out by my car)
6. No easy way to block callers (I'm guessing tasker app will let me do that - have to look into that)
7. No Sprint Visual Voicemail (only option appears to be to use sprint GV integration - I'm really not keen on that)

Do I regret my purchase? Absolutely not! I really like this phone (I knew about most of these shortcomings before I purchased it - didn't know about the smart dialer and the notification LEDs earlier)

I actually tried the GNex and the EVO LTE in the sprint store side by side and found their response to be identical (call me crazy, but I felt the GNex performed a little better, and I felt that the GNex screen was better - the deep black of the AMOLED is neat! I know, I know, product reviews and specifications disagree with me, but regardless, I like the GNex so far)
AARONONE likes this.
jj14x is online now  
Last edited by jj14x; June 19th, 2012 at 02:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to jj14x For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 19th, 2012), frenchy714 (June 19th, 2012), mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012)
Old June 19th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
The Hero of the Winds
 
An UrgeTo Dance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,485
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus (rooted) HTC Evo 4G (rooted, unactivated)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 136
Thanked 583 Times in 335 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
I moved from the EVO 3D to the Nexus over the weekend (had the original EVO before that). I really like this phone!

I did debate rather heavily between the EVO LTE, GNex and the upcoming SGS3.
Multitasking issues for EVO LTE made is unappealing, while the SGS3 was 'unknown' and I don't really like their UI much

I'm glad I got the GNex (bought used - got a great rate - excellent condition)

There were some minor issues (like notification LED) for which I found workarounds - thanks to the sticky posts on this site.

There are still a few features that I miss from the EVO series - still looking for workarounds for these
1. No smart dialer (I like the dialer UI on GNex, but wish it had the ability to dial the name of the contact directly
2. Contact pictures, on incoming calls - HORRIBLE! On the EVO, I had the same issue, but could assign a local image to that contact to get good resolution. Tried the same on the GNex, but the picture on the GNex still sucks
3. Flip to silence, pocket mode (increase volume) features from Sense
4. Clear app cached data option (not that big a deal)
5. No MAP profile on Bluetooth (EVO would allow text messages to be read out by my car)
6. No easy way to block callers (I'm guessing tasker app will let me do that - have to look into that)
7. No Sprint Visual Voicemail (only option appears to be to use sprint GV integration - I'm really not keen on that)

Do I regret my purchase? Absolutely not! I really like this phone (I knew about most of these shortcomings before I purchased it - didn't know about the smart dialer and the notification LEDs earlier)

I actually tried the GNex and the EVO LTE in the sprint store side by side and found their response to be identical (call me crazy, but I felt the GNex performed a little better, and I felt that the GNex screen was better - the deep black of the AMOLED is neat! I know, I know, product reviews and specifications disagree with me, but regardless, I like the GNex so far)
Have you ever looked into rooting your phone? Rooting a Nexus is very easy, you can find a guide on how to root it in my sig. If you root you can easily fix #1 on that list by flashing AOKP which is a great AOSP ROM with lots of other features. Also #2 can be fixed with an app that I can't remember the name of, I'll try to find it, found it. #3 I don't know of a way other than switching dialers which you already said you didn't want to do. #4 theres an app for that on the market also can't remember the name of it I would just search for cache cleaner or something like that. #5 try this, it is like Siri but it is made to do stuff in the car like navigate and read text. #6 I have never done that but I'm sure there is an app for that. #7 try this, it is very much like Sprint VV.

Edit 2: Found the call screen app, it looks like it might do some of the other stuff you want like flip to silence as well. Here it is.

EDIT: The reason you may have felt like the Gnex is faster is because there is no Sense slowing it down.
AARONONE likes this.
An UrgeTo Dance is offline  
Last edited by An UrgeTo Dance; June 19th, 2012 at 03:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to An UrgeTo Dance For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 19th, 2012), frenchy714 (June 19th, 2012), jj14x (June 19th, 2012), mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012)
Old June 19th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 890
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: Sprint, home of unlimited dialup

Thanks: 80
Thanked 311 Times in 233 Posts
Default

@An UrgeTo Dance Thank you
I was planning to spend some time this weekend searching for solutions to these (relatively) minor issues, but your post has helped tremendously!

Yes, I do plan to root (though I'm not planning on flashing a custom ROM unless is offers a noticeable benefit over the stock ROM. With non-Nexus devices, that would be the first thing I would try to do - just to get rid of memory hogs like sense)
I read that I'll lose all the data when I root (while unlocking the bootloader) - but I wanted to play with this first to see how happy I was with it! lol!

Regarding #5, while driving, I prefer having my phone stowed away and letting the calls, SMS etc getting read aloud by the car's BT system. Don't have to even take the hands off the steering wheel. I read that some ROMs have integrated MAP support, so I may just end up flashing a new ROM instead (need to research it more)

While I like the GNex dialer, I'm ok with replacing it for one that offers smart dialing. Pity Google didn't include that in the stock ICS dialer.

The call screen app looks pretty good - I will try that out for the flip to silence and contact picture features

Once again, thank you!
jj14x is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
The Hero of the Winds
 
An UrgeTo Dance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,485
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus (rooted) HTC Evo 4G (rooted, unactivated)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 136
Thanked 583 Times in 335 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
@An UrgeTo Dance Thank you
I was planning to spend some time this weekend searching for solutions to these (relatively) minor issues, but your post has helped tremendously!

Yes, I do plan to root (though I'm not planning on flashing a custom ROM unless is offers a noticeable benefit over the stock ROM. With non-Nexus devices, that would be the first thing I would try to do - just to get rid of memory hogs like sense)
I read that I'll lose all the data when I root (while unlocking the bootloader) - but I wanted to play with this first to see how happy I was with it! lol!

Regarding #5, while driving, I prefer having my phone stowed away and letting the calls, SMS etc getting read aloud by the car's BT system. Don't have to even take the hands off the steering wheel. I read that some ROMs have integrated MAP support, so I may just end up flashing a new ROM instead (need to research it more)

While I like the GNex dialer, I'm ok with replacing it for one that offers smart dialing. Pity Google didn't include that in the stock ICS dialer.

The call screen app looks pretty good - I will try that out for the flip to silence and contact picture features

Once again, thank you!
No problem, I'm here to help. You will lose data when you root but it is worth it and if you are worried about not being able to return the phone or what not after you root, it is easy to unroot and make it look like you never rooted AOKP offers a lot of advantages over a stock ROM. such as themes, better dialer, and a lot of tweaks and settings.
An UrgeTo Dance is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to An UrgeTo Dance For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 19th, 2012), mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012)
Old June 19th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Thanks for all the detailed responses. The community for this phone seems to be pretty supportive too. A whole list of dislikes was already fixed. I agree with most that AOSP is MUCH better than sense. I need to head down to sprint a play with both to see which I like better.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AARONONE For This Useful Post:
mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012)
Old June 20th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AARONONE View Post
Thanks for all the detailed responses. The community for this phone seems to be pretty supportive too. A whole list of dislikes was already fixed. I agree with most that AOSP is MUCH better than sense. I need to head down to sprint a play with both to see which I like better.
Keep us posted!
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to frenchy714 For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 20th, 2012), mikem0269 (August 30th, 2012)
Old June 20th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frenchy714 View Post
Keep us posted!

Definately will let everyone know. Hell ill probably be here asking root questions and which rom to flash.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 21st, 2012, 03:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Kinda in the same boat here. OG Evo owner. Limping along with a bad battery til July 1st. My dilemma is between the Gnex or the GS3. I can get the Gnex for $99 online vs $179 for the GS3. I really like the idea of a pure easy to root Nexus. What would be a better buy? Am I really going to notice the lower end CPU in the Gnex and the less ram? Does the Sprint NASCAR app work on the Gnex? I do love it on my Evo. Thanks. I really need a new phone but I am very torn.
polishhammer83 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd, 2012, 12:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MizzouBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,853
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, HTC Evo 4G (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 636
Thanked 2,519 Times in 1,250 Posts
Default

Currently an og owner and going nexus in another month or so. Can't beat the easy rooting and full control not to mention he latest software updates always being functional.
__________________
Useful Links
Get Amon RA
Get Deck Gingerbread
Get MikG 3.1
Get AnthraX
MizzouBrent is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MizzouBrent For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 22nd, 2012), frenchy714 (June 22nd, 2012), polishhammer83 (June 22nd, 2012)
Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Near Los Angeles
Posts: 4,418
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 101
Thanked 1,387 Times in 1,051 Posts
Default

I'm definitely happy with the Galaxy Nexus, coming from an og Evo. Unless you plan on doing some heavy gaming, you aren't going to notice the CPU/GPU differences a whole lot. I've never really understood the point of making phones way over-powered just because you can. This phone has plenty of power for what I need it to do. Hardware specs aren't the single thing to look at when deciding what to buy. I know one thing people have complained about is the lack of an SD card. IMO, the benefits of having more shared internal storage instead of an SD card far outweigh the benefits of a few extra gigabytes. Since SD cards have to be formatted in a way that multiple operating systems can mount them, you end up in a situation where some of your data can go on internal storage and some can go on the SD card. I'm sure all the og Evo owners are familiar with the work-arounds. Having a single shared partition for all of your apps and data makes way more sense. It's true that you can't mount storage on your computer anymore, but MTP is seamless enough as far as I'm concerned.
akazabam is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to akazabam For This Useful Post:
9to5cynic (July 7th, 2012), AARONONE (June 27th, 2012), frenchy714 (June 22nd, 2012), polishhammer83 (June 22nd, 2012)
Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Thank you for the responses! I'm leaning heavily to the Gnex and using the savings on case and battery. I'm still worried about overheating and weak wifi issues. It seems like for every two people who have great luck with the phone, there are five who don't. Also, I guess it would be stupid to make it a deal breaker but I love the NASCAR app, I don't see anywhere if it would work or not. I love how sexy the Gnex is though, so much nicer than the GS3.
polishhammer83 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 890
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: Sprint, home of unlimited dialup

Thanks: 80
Thanked 311 Times in 233 Posts
Default

I think the nascar app can be downloaded/installed from the play market (it shows up in my list of available apps on my phone at least)
jj14x is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2012, 06:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
itiscosmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W. Mass. USA
Posts: 159
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 55
Thanked 89 Times in 59 Posts
Default

hi...i miss and luv the or evo but must say i am very happy with the g nex its better than i could have hoped for...i luv aosp and also had and liked the org droid but this phones everything i want...sd card not an issue for me..just backup on puta once a month and im good...its a great choice if ur undecided..good luck
itiscosmo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to itiscosmo For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 27th, 2012)
Old June 24th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Orion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 1,627
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG G Pad 10.1
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 378
Thanked 502 Times in 323 Posts
Default

I have finally joined the Nexus family. Former OG EVO here and I think its going to be Nexus from now on.
Orion is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Orion For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 27th, 2012), frenchy714 (June 24th, 2012), MizzouBrent (June 25th, 2012)
Old June 24th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orion View Post
I have finally joined the Nexus family. Former OG EVO here and I think its going to be Nexus from now on.
Welcome! It's always great to see another AF member join the Gnex family. Now let's get the blood pumping in this subforum!
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to frenchy714 For This Useful Post:
Orion (June 27th, 2012)
Old June 25th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MizzouBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,853
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, HTC Evo 4G (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 636
Thanked 2,519 Times in 1,250 Posts
Default

Close to the one month point for me. I can't wait.
MizzouBrent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 25th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MizzouBrent View Post
Close to the one month point for me. I can't wait.
Neither can I. You'll be a great addition.
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 26th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
The Hero of the Winds
 
An UrgeTo Dance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,485
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus (rooted) HTC Evo 4G (rooted, unactivated)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 136
Thanked 583 Times in 335 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orion View Post
I have finally joined the Nexus family. Former OG EVO here and I think its going to be Nexus from now on.
Welcome to the family, make sure you root it before installing too many apps because you will lose everything when you root.
An UrgeTo Dance is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to An UrgeTo Dance For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (June 27th, 2012), frenchy714 (July 1st, 2012), Orion (June 27th, 2012)
Old June 29th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Well its official, I'm going to order my gnex tomorrow from amazon wireless. So probably Monday or Tuesday, ill be flooding this sub forum with questions. I'm definately rooting right away.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #23 (permalink)
The Hero of the Winds
 
An UrgeTo Dance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,485
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus (rooted) HTC Evo 4G (rooted, unactivated)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 136
Thanked 583 Times in 335 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AARONONE View Post
Well its official, I'm going to order my gnex tomorrow from amazon wireless. So probably Monday or Tuesday, ill be flooding this sub forum with questions. I'm definately rooting right away.
Fire away with those questions, I am ready to help as well as probably everyone else here. When you root make sure to follow the guide.
An UrgeTo Dance is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to An UrgeTo Dance For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (July 1st, 2012)
Old July 1st, 2012, 12:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MizzouBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,853
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, HTC Evo 4G (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 636
Thanked 2,519 Times in 1,250 Posts
Default

So this seems like a good place to ask...what is the deal with the Nexus being blocked? I mean I understand why it's being blocked, but seriously, I'm not going to be able to pick this up in another month? This really sucks.
MizzouBrent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2012, 02:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MizzouBrent View Post
So this seems like a good place to ask...what is the deal with the Nexus being blocked? I mean I understand why it's being blocked, but seriously, I'm not going to be able to pick this up in another month? This really sucks.
What do you mean blocked? Nevermind saw this: http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112648913/district-court-blocks-galaxy-nexus-sales-in-the-us/

Apple strikes again! Sorry dude
AARONONE is offline  
Last edited by AARONONE; July 1st, 2012 at 02:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2012, 02:39 PM   #26 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MizzouBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,853
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, HTC Evo 4G (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 636
Thanked 2,519 Times in 1,250 Posts
Default

No Sales of Galaxy Nexus in US -- for Now | PCWorld
MizzouBrent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2012, 03:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I finally took the plunge at midnight last night. First moment I could upgrade. Even the future wife was excited about her new phone and stayed up with me. I could have waited and saved up for the S3 but Jellybean sealed the deal. The Gnex at $99 is a steal. I'm just hoping it ships. :nervous:
polishhammer83 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2012, 07:43 PM   #28 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MizzouBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,853
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, HTC Evo 4G (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 636
Thanked 2,519 Times in 1,250 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by polishhammer83 View Post
I finally took the plunge at midnight last night. First moment I could upgrade. Even the future wife was excited about her new phone and stayed up with me. I could have waited and saved up for the S3 but Jellybean sealed the deal. The Gnex at $99 is a steal. I'm just hoping it ships. :nervous:
Is it on special for 100 now?
MizzouBrent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 1st, 2012, 07:56 PM   #29 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MizzouBrent View Post
Is it on special for 100 now?
Yup. Amazon wireless
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AARONONE For This Useful Post:
polishhammer83 (July 1st, 2012)
Old July 1st, 2012, 08:13 PM   #30 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AARONONE View Post
Yup. Amazon wireless

Yup. I admit I didn't really do any research on buying cellphones from them. How smoothly does an upgrade usually go? I had to do a separate order for each line. Sprint will know I'm not trying to have two separate plans, right? Also, will my discounts carry over? Sorry to thread crap. I'm so excited to get this phone. Kinda worried tho, because my fiancée's Transform Ultra already shipped but mine hasn't and they were ordered minutes apart, the GNex first, natch. I'm giddy like a child right now, lol
polishhammer83 is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 1st, 2012, 09:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by polishhammer83 View Post
Yup. I admit I didn't really do any research on buying cellphones from them. How smoothly does an upgrade usually go? I had to do a separate order for each line. Sprint will know I'm not trying to have two separate plans, right? Also, will my discounts carry over? Sorry to thread crap. I'm so excited to get this phone. Kinda worried tho, because my fiancée's Transform Ultra already shipped but mine hasn't and they were ordered minutes apart, the GNex first, natch. I'm giddy like a child right now, lol
You shouldn't have any problems. You might need to call sprint to consolidate the plans. Not sure about the delay shipping though. Discounts should carry over, mine did.

If ur giddy now, wait until u get the phone.
AARONONE is offline  
Last edited by AARONONE; July 1st, 2012 at 09:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 3rd, 2012, 07:28 AM   #32 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MizzouBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,853
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, HTC Evo 4G (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 636
Thanked 2,519 Times in 1,250 Posts
Default

Can't.....wait
MizzouBrent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #33 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MizzouBrent View Post
Can't.....wait
Looks like you will be able to purchase your gnex because of the patch.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #34 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AARONONE View Post
Looks like you will be able to purchase your gnex because of the patch.

Yeah but the patch waters things down, doesn't it?
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #35 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frenchy714 View Post
Yeah but the patch waters things down, doesn't it?
Yeah but knowing the wonderful dev community, there will be a work around.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 11:12 AM   #36 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AARONONE View Post
Yeah but knowing the wonderful dev community, there will be a work around.
This is true.
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #37 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MizzouBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,853
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, HTC Evo 4G (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 636
Thanked 2,519 Times in 1,250 Posts
Default

What patch?
MizzouBrent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #38 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MizzouBrent View Post
What patch?

Check out the Google and Samsung thread.

http://androidforums.com/sprint-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/576364-samsung-google-release-ota-update-galaxy-nexus-avoid-injunction-sales-ban-us-posted.html
frenchy714 is offline  
Last edited by frenchy714; July 4th, 2012 at 02:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to frenchy714 For This Useful Post:
MizzouBrent (July 5th, 2012)
Old July 5th, 2012, 02:07 PM   #39 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Default

The wait is killing me, My phone is In Transit on UPS, due date today, but it doesn't show it our for delivery still. This is maddening, lol. It wouldn't be so bad but I'm off today so I figured I would have all day to root and get JB on there in time for work tomorrow. I keep checking Amazon and UPS. I think I need help, haha.
polishhammer83 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #40 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Hope it gets there soon so you can start having fun like the rest of us.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AARONONE For This Useful Post:
polishhammer83 (July 5th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old July 5th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #41 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

It'll get there and you'll be right here with us in no time! Rooting will take you 5 min. flashing JB will be 5-10 min. playing with your Gnex afterwards will definitely bleed into tomorrow..... and the day after that.
AARONONE likes this.
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to frenchy714 For This Useful Post:
polishhammer83 (July 5th, 2012)
Old July 5th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #42 (permalink)
The Hero of the Winds
 
An UrgeTo Dance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,485
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus (rooted) HTC Evo 4G (rooted, unactivated)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 136
Thanked 583 Times in 335 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frenchy714 View Post
It'll get there and you'll be right here with us in no time! Rooting will take you 5 min. flashing JB will be 5-10 min. playing with your Gnex afterwards will definitely bleed into tomorrow..... and the day after that.
Yeah rooting takes like no time at all, just look at the guide in my Sig, its like 7 steps. Four of those steps are downloading, backing up, and booting into fastboot lol.
An UrgeTo Dance is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to An UrgeTo Dance For This Useful Post:
polishhammer83 (July 5th, 2012)
Old July 5th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #43 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Thanks for the replies! It did show up, and in the afternoon too, which was awesome. My future wife and I had a dinner date with some friends so I'm just now getting home to root and load up JB. So far, even stock, I love it! My phone was made in Korea, and knock on wood, both my cell and WiFi look good. Also, GPS worked like a charm. I love my Evo, just that it was showing it's age, and the battery is literately going to explode if I didn't stop using it. (it's starting to puff out just ever so slightly) I need to find a good JB rom. There was one that looked promising over at AC but the Dev seems to have vanished.

Edit: It was RootzWiki and not AC where I saw the Rom.
polishhammer83 is online now  
Last edited by polishhammer83; July 5th, 2012 at 11:38 PM. Reason: My bad memory
Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #44 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Congratulations! Rooting is a breeze with urges write up. Just follow the instructions. I believe frenchy has updated roms and kernels download page with all the jb roms out right now. Flash away and share your feedback.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AARONONE For This Useful Post:
polishhammer83 (July 7th, 2012)
Old July 7th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #45 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

I wish Polish would come back here and post his experiences with his Gnex so far and let us know which ROM's he's tried! Too busy playing with his Gnex.....Understandable.
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to frenchy714 For This Useful Post:
polishhammer83 (July 7th, 2012)
Old July 7th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #46 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

I know. He was so anxious and I want to know his thoughts too.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AARONONE For This Useful Post:
polishhammer83 (July 7th, 2012)
Old July 7th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #47 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Sorry about the delay. I'm actually at work right now, so I'll have to keep this brief. I was up all night the other night. I followed the guide, thanks for the link. Had to deal with my Win7 64 PC not installing the drivers for over an hour. Then the phone kept killing the custom recovery after reboot. I found a guide to fix that too, and I'll link to it when I get home. Once I fixed that it was a breeze. I went with the TWRP recovery, it's so much better than CWM and this is from a longtime CWM user. I flashed the latest ACS version of JB. RC1 I think. So easy. It really is butter.

P.S: No issues so far like I've read about. Love this phone.
polishhammer83 is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to polishhammer83 For This Useful Post:
AARONONE (July 7th, 2012), frenchy714 (July 7th, 2012)
Old July 7th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #48 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
frenchy714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: East Tawas, MI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (rooted), Nexus 7 (rooted)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 1,958 Times in 1,129 Posts
rfrenchtsrta@gmail.com
Default

The information regarding the difficulties you overcame installing the drivers and finding a solution to your Gnex killing your custom recovery (which when you have time, can you elaborate on exactly what happened) will be very helpful to others who may run into those same obstacles when rooting. In the end, I'm glad it worked out for you! This is your official welcome!
frenchy714 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #49 (permalink)
The Hero of the Winds
 
An UrgeTo Dance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,485
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus (rooted) HTC Evo 4G (rooted, unactivated)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 136
Thanked 583 Times in 335 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by polishhammer83 View Post
Sorry about the delay. I'm actually at work right now, so I'll have to keep this brief. I was up all night the other night. I followed the guide, thanks for the link. Had to deal with my Win7 64 PC not installing the drivers for over an hour. Then the phone kept killing the custom recovery after reboot. I found a guide to fix that too, and I'll link to it when I get home. Once I fixed that it was a breeze. I went with the TWRP recovery, it's so much better than CWM and this is from a longtime CWM user. I flashed the latest ACS version of JB. RC1 I think. So easy. It really is butter.

P.S: No issues so far like I've read about. Love this phone.
They had a fix for recovery suicide in the troubleshooting of the guide. If it is something different than that please tell me so I can add it in.

Quote:
Troubleshooting

Step 8 problems:
If when you boot into recovery you get a dead android with a red exclamation point, you need to change a file in your system folder. However to do this you have to be rooted which if you are stuck here you aren't rooted yet.

Fix:
Reboot into bootloader install the recovery again but this time DO NOT reboot the phone. Now go directly to recovery mode and follow the instructions on how to flash SU binary. Now you need to change the name of a file in your system, to do this download Root Explorer (ES File may work but I'm not sure.) Navigate to the system directory and mount it as R/W. Find the recovery-from-boot.p rename the file to recovery-from-boot.p.bak. Now reboot into bootloader and install the recovery again it should now stick.
An UrgeTo Dance is offline  
Last edited by An UrgeTo Dance; July 7th, 2012 at 05:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to An UrgeTo Dance For This Useful Post:
frenchy714 (July 7th, 2012)
Old July 7th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #50 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
AARONONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles area
Gender: Male
Posts: 341
 
Device(s): S3; Gnex (sold); EVO 4g (retired); Samsung Transform (blew up)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 568
Thanked 168 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Welcome to the community. Glad you like the phone. Sucks rooting wasnt as easy as it should be. Post your experience for others to learn from. Might be good to add to the troubleshooting section in the guide.
AARONONE is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AARONONE For This Useful Post:
frenchy714 (July 7th, 2012)
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus > (Sprint) Galaxy Nexus - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.