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Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. jasaero

    jasaero Well-Known Member

    Are you comparing both on Auto or both on max or similar brightness setting? The AMOLED should be a lot more battery savvy on max or high brightness settings than LCD.

  2. tluley51

    tluley51 Well-Known Member

    Im looking to do a permanent recovery and according to this I need root explorer to delete /system/reboot-from-recovery.p...well I don't see that file. Can anyone help me out?
  3. jasaero

    jasaero Well-Known Member

    Yep. And comparing the Nexus to the Charge which has a screen like the S2's it seems the Nexus is a bit less over saturated and more accurate as far as colors go.
  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator


    I've been looking for this for a long, long... well, since the 15th :rolleyes:
    But anyway, I needs this thing! I'm using a sideways picture frame on my nightstand right now to keep my bedside Nexus clock.

    Thanks again: ordering NOW!

    EDIT: SPIT. It's on pre-order :(
    Back to the picture frame...
  5. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Let me know if you figure this out. I didn't do that step yet because the instructions aren't as detailed as I would like (on Droid Life) and I had to leave.
  6. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I second that.
  7. woodstorm

    woodstorm Well-Known Member

    Some have reported that this file is not on their device after rooting. I see no pattern other than most have flashed another ROM. It also depends on root method used.

    Using Root Explorer, navigate to system file. If it is there, mount r/w you can either delete the file or add the .bak extention to the end of it to keep it from running. Permaroot.
  8. kokiangel

    kokiangel Well-Known Member

    That is for the GSM model though which is slightly slimmer than the LTE model. Will it still work for us? Nice price if it will.
  9. kokiangel

    kokiangel Well-Known Member

    21st is just 3 days from now. We can wait that long! :D Look how long we waited for our phone.
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  10. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Go back a few pages I posted about this and how to fix. :)
  11. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Okay, I found it and renamed it. So that's it, I'm perma-rooted?
  12. tluley51

    tluley51 Well-Known Member

    And what if we don't have that file like I said...Just continue with the instructions?
  13. kk4df

    kk4df Well-Known Member

    Flash recovery one more time in Rom Manager. You were already permanently rooted. Now CWM will permanently be your recovery program, versus the stock recovery. So now you can do full nandroid backups, along with a few other extras.

    Edit: If you don't rename (or remove) this file, you simply have to flash it again in either Rom Manager or using fastboot command from boot loader each time you want CWM recovery instead of stock recovery.
  14. SHIVA77

    SHIVA77 Well-Known Member

    this is really a good find. I was on eBay yesterday, nothing popped up. Pls let us know when you do get it. By the way, how does it charge the extra battery? I don't see connectors...
  15. tluley51

    tluley51 Well-Known Member

    I am kind of confused by all this...I did nothing except the first part of the instructions, which is apparently for temporary recovery...I then saw I can have permanent recovery so I got root explorer to find that file to delete, and it doesn't exist!? Umwut...So I am not sure what to do to get permanent recovery now.
  16. kk4df

    kk4df Well-Known Member

    Let me (us) know if this might still work with a thin (TPU) case still fitted. That would rock!
  17. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    That's what I got and I like it. Decent grip and no lint.
  18. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    That's what she said.
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  19. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    FYI...for those who have rooted and renamed the recovery file to use cwm as the permanent recovery method, i read earlier that it breaks your OTA updates but a way around this would be that when you hear an OTA is available, change the name of the recovery file back to normal, reboot and you sould get the OTA that way. after the OTA, change the filename again then reflash cwm again to make it permanent again
  20. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Well-Known Member

    The battery gauge is atrocious on this OS. I turned the phone off and charged it for a while, the indicator that shows charge while off said a little over 25%, turned the phone back on and the gauge said 77%.

    For those having terrible battery life please try this.

    Charge your phone with it off completely and then turn it back on, I suspect the OS has a terrible problem with reporting inaccurate status. I know it can be hard to find time to do this, but I think you will find a DRASTIC improvement if you do. My phone is registering ~30-50% more than the battery is actually at I'm pretty sure.

    Posted this in the Nex forum but I thought it was worthy of reposting here.
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  21. zedster

    zedster Well-Known Member

    if you have CWM installed you could let it charge for a full cycle (so lets say off over night) use CWM to knock out the batt stats in Advance ->wipe batt stats, and run the phone till it dies. A few bad stats could make it wonky (also why it's not a bad idea to let it full drain a few times early on)
  22. IndecisiveElle

    IndecisiveElle Well-Known Member

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  23. woodstorm

    woodstorm Well-Known Member

    You should be fine. The file is a script to ensure that stock recovery is set. If it's not there, you should have permaroot and access to CWR
  24. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I did. It strains it some but it definitely can be done
  25. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Thanks Cool. If I can ever find time to do this I'll defenitely give it a try!

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