Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole


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  1. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    According to the XDA thread, either move the .APK file to /system or download the .ZIP file from the thread (linked below) and flash through Clockwork Recovery.

    [APP] Nova Launcher Beta (ICS based) - xda-developers

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Normal apps and system components come odex'd - for a given apk file, there may be a corresponding odex file. The odex file contains any/all part of the app already optimized for loading into the Android cache.

    Not all apps have that. Those that don't, create the equivalent on-the-fly and over use.

    The advantage of a de-odexed rom is that you can theme it.

    Use EStrong's File Explorer, menu->settings, click on root explorer, go to /system/app to see the various odex files that go along with their apk files.

    Hope that helps.
  3. woodstorm

    woodstorm Well-Known Member

    Been a paramedic for 15 years now doing IT work for Emergency Medical Services in my area.
    Soon to be working on my Bachelors in IT and Project Management.

    I can't do the same thing forever...
  4. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    I'm 53. Married 32 years. Daughter 23, son 17. I'm a happy and blessed!
  5. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

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  6. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I'm 31, married, no kids, 2 dogs, prosecuting attorney in Chicago (but have the day off today!).




    So I just flashed the 4.0.3 AOSP rom.

    Very smooth! I think I actually like this one better than Universal HD!
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  8. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Thank ya. It was a long 5 years but well worth it. Hopefully going back soon to finish my masters degree. Also want to get my MBA at some point.

    Working through the Lehman collapse was the best experience I have ever had in the workplace though -- it was absolutely crazy.

    On-topic (what?!) -- I love, love, love this phone.
  9. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

  10. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    And she is more clothed than some of the previous ones!! Lol.

    Wow. My parents are 36 years. I love seeing the long term stuff. Gives me hope.
  11. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member

    Eh....tried using Astro to copy it, but it said it was a read only folder. Thoughts?

    I haven't tried installing CWM yet...what's the best thread to follow to do that? I really am not sure about "flashing" these programs yet....gotta "learn up" on that. :)
  12. tluley51

    tluley51 Well-Known Member

    Couldn't you just do the opposite? Use the stock battery cover with the extended battery then carry around the stock battery? That's what I do...Works great.
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  13. tpags

    tpags Well-Known Member

    QUESTION!!

    Hey peeps, so I just got a replacement phone for issues that I was having. And I just activated my new phone and noticed the phone came unlocked right out of the box. It has a padlock on the google screen. How is this possible. Does that mean that someone somewhere already was tinkering with it or did I simply get an unlocked phone that slipped through the cracks?
  14. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Oh...also married, no kids, 3 dogs.
  15. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've been using Act1. It was a great app in it's day though.
  16. Richman21

    Richman21 Well-Known Member

    I'm 36, married with two kids, 7 and 4. I am a financial analyst for the Air Force. Right now is the slowest time of year for me at work... ugh.. makes for long day except for when I'm on here.. :)
  17. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

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  18. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    You need Root Explorer or EStrong's File Manager becuase those allow /system to be mounted as Read/Write so that you can move the APK there. Astro doesn't have root permissions in the app so it can only read the /system directory.

    Here is a walkthrough on Clockwork Mod with screenshots: [HOW-TO] CMW on LTE Version through Rom Manager - xda-developers
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  19. sgrinavi

    sgrinavi Well-Known Member


    51 yr old - I design buildings & do space layouts in AutoCAD & REVIT, In my spare time I'm a Personal Trainer, "teach" spin, bootcamp and TRX classes on the side. I live in SW FL, moved here from DC 7 years ago. Married to wonderful girl from NJ, we each have children, but they are grown and older than most of you guys LOL.
  20. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Did you wipe before going to 4.0.3? I wish the stock launcher could back up my icon positions.

    Honestly, it sounds like someone was tinkering and then returned it without relocking the bootloader. I highly doubt you would get an unlocked phone right out of the box from Verizon.
  21. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    In case anyone doesn't like the stock icons in the bottom tray or home screens, I've just found that Bettercut still works great!
  22. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Bless you Steven! I thought I was going to have to lie about my age!

    Married, 54 year old airline pilot with daughter 18 and son 15.

    My first computer was a "portable" Columbia (IBM "clone") that weighted about 25 pounds had a 9" green crt, TWO 360k floppy drives and of course ran on MS-DOS. Cost - $4000 in 1983.
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  23. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Yeah, I wiped data and cache manually from recovery, then flashed the rom, then the GApps zip.

    Worked great, except my apps had to be reinstalled.
  24. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest


    That's weird.

    Well, FYI when I went to Verizon the last time, I asked if I could see the first phone I exchanged to compare screens.

    They said they had been testing it and brought it from the back.

    It was in Odin boot for some reason.

    I definitely locked it back up before return, so they must have unlocked it.
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