Official Goodbye Gnex ThreadGeneral

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  1. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    I started one of these threads in the Dinc forums when I was leaving for the Gnex so I thought it would be good to have one here as well.

    As our 20 months have come and gone, many of you will be like me and jumping ship from the Gnex soon. As you do, let us know where you are going and what device you have jumped for.

    I suspect that many people have already jumped ship, but for those of you that have not, lets hear it.

    I am leaving for the Droid Maxx by Motorola tomorrow. After struggling with two different smartphones battery life, I have prioritized and realize that battery life is my #1 priority. With 48 hours of battery life, I can't see any other phone in my future.

    Thanks to all the developers for all that you've done on the Gnex.

    I'll ask the last person here to please turn out the lights. :)


  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Well-Known Member

    I plan on looking at a replacement early next year. Most of my decision will be based on the "nexus 5" and the reviews I read about from users who bought it as soon as it comes out.

    In all honesty, I would have probably replaced it before the end of this year, but 4.3 with TRIM has really breathed some new life into this phone and extended its usability for me.
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  3. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    What is TRIM?

    I passed my unlocked GNex on to my wife early this year. However, it is rooted and I flashed JB Sourcery on it and it is smooth as butter. She will probably using that for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.

    I use a Samsung Galaxy Note LTE (i717). It is unlocked (it is an AT&T branded phone) and I use it on T-Mobile's $30 ppd plan. Rooted and running LTE.

    I only buy used, off contract, and usually older phones. The way they have been making phones since 2011, I don't need the latest and greatest.:D
  4. gtbarry

    gtbarry Well-Known Member

    It's kind of like defragging, except that it actually makes a difference

    Android 4.3 supports TRIM. What this means is that Google's mobile OS can now instruct the flash storage controller when to collect / recycle unused data pages / blocks. The net result is that devices running Android 4.3 will no longer become sluggish with time -- in fact, existing Nexus handsets and tablets will see performance improve after the update. It also looks like Jelly Bean invokes TRIM maintenance once within a 24-hour window (after one hour of inactivity), and only if the battery is 80% full (30% when charging).

    Android 4.3 supports TRIM, improves performance on Nexus devices
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  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I moved on to the Nexus 4 back in late March/April, mostly to leave Verizon. If I could have taken my Gnex with me, I would have. I loved my Gnex, and it was great once I bought a big tank battery for it. I am also looking at the Nexus 5 because with Nexus devices being priced at 350ish, it's like I'm buying a subsidized phone each year without needing to have a contract.
  6. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

    I left my Galaxy Nexus last year for the Note 2. It was running Sourcery which is a great ROM, but I run Liquid on my Note 2 periodically, which is similar to Sourcery.

    I have contemplated leaving Verizon also because I'm fed up with the locked bootloaders and bounties for cracking it. The problem there is that AT&T has backed off from their pledge and started locking theirs again too.
  7. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    This seems targeted at Verizon customers, but those of us using the GSM Nexus don't have time frames when we become eligible for a discounted device, and have no need to change phones just because "it's that time". Additionally, there seems to be a general sense of dissatisfaction and desire to move on with regard to the CDMA version that doesn't exist with the GSM version.

    I'm still very satisfied with my GSM Galaxy Nexus and have no plans to buy a new phone any time soon. My only complaints have been with the screen brightness and speaker volume - both are noticeably worse than my Bionic and OG Droid. When I do finally buy a new phone to replace my Nexus, it will be because of compelling features, and have nothing to do with the calendar.
  8. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Well-Known Member

    I still love mine. If I get rid of it, it will be because my employer gave me a phone and I don't need a personal one any more. Trying to convince my husband to take it as an upgrade over his droid pro, but he resists change.
  9. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I will soon (maybe November?) retire Ginny my Galaxy Nexus for a Moto X... but only when I can customize it with 32GB, cherry wood back, black bezel and metallic gold trim. Once she is retired, Ginny will be in standby as a spare phone in case the X needs repair or something :)

    She has earned it.
  10. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    Well, dropped my GNEx and it doesn't power on and the screen cracked. Is there anyway to retreive some pics that I have on the phone? :\ I activated my old Droid X, and it runs like a slug even after deleting every app except Pandora and Facebook. I want to wait for the Galaxy Note 3, but I might just have to jump on the Droid Maxx.
  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Left my Gnex a month or so ago for a used S3 (got a great deal on it). My Gnex went to the wife in replacement of her Bionic. She's a fan of the upgrade (as I was when I got it ;)).
    The S3 is running a CM based ROM so it's as close to my Gnex setup as possible.
    Not sure what's in the future for me. Whether we move from Verizon or not, and waiting for the Note 3 announcement.
  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Just be aware that AOSP development on Samsung Exynos processor devices tends to struggle.
  13. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

  14. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

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  15. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Thanks, I'll have to look into the Note 2's development now.
    We'll see what the Note 3 brings on Sept 4th. :)
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  16. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

    Suffer in what way?

    There are many aosp ROMs for the note 2. The only "issue" I have had running them is no BT voice dialing.

    I've run carbon, liquid, rootbox, and there are several others that I haven't tried.
  17. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Because Samsung doesn't release the source code/binaries for the Exynos chipset, developers have to reverse engineer the binaries and drivers. This is why you have BT issues, because no one has been able to successfully do this even after 9 months. The CM team stated that they weren't going to do any official development on the I9500 because of that fact which in tern affects all others because many use CM as a base. Unlike the Nexus program where all the binaries are posted right to Google's website which makes developer's lives easy and makes it so there are none of those types of issues in AOSP roms on them.
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  18. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking that I will upgrade to the Nexus 5, when it is released, but the recent price drop on the Nexus 4 by Google has me considering swapping now -- though of course I'd need to flash the radio drivers to make LTE work.
  19. aurora40

    aurora40 Well-Known Member

    Traded up to a nexus 4, I couldn't resist the price drop. The gnex was a great phone though.
  20. TritonDroid

    TritonDroid Well-Known Member

    Farewell my fellow Gnex'rs!

    I thank so many of for helping me from rooting to finding/running custom ROM's. The dev support on this site is/was phenomenal.

    I have moved onto the G2, already rooted and loving the phone.
  21. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    I never say goodbye to a device...I just say hello to a new one :) ;).

    Still have my Droid Eris (sitting two feet away), Droid X (use it as a wifi device everyday (TuneIn radio, etc.), N7 tablet (mostly for reading books), and, of course, my VZW GNex (daily driver).

    I am curious about the Moto X and the Nexus 5--giving thought to leaving VZW and going GSM at the end of the year.

    Full disclosure: gave my Moto Xoom to my son last year so he could use it for NetFlix :).
  22. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Nexus 5 looks like a beast. The thought of how much stock android is going to fly on a Snapdragon 800 processor is pretty awesome.
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  23. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    The thought of less expensive Nexus phones which kick ass, get the first and frequent updates and avoid all the hassle of exploits to root and rom are alluring indeed. I ended up going with the LG G2...prodigal son of the N5 per most all rumors at this point. And I'm loving it. jhawk makes a good point about vanilla on the snapdragon 800. Not only fast but I'm betting on the best battery life of any Android phone to date if the batt specs are similar to that of the G2.
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  24. clemson77on

    clemson77on Well-Known Member

    I'll join the eulogy. I moved on last night to the HTC One. I couldn't pass up the deal Best Buy had - $50 for the Verizon models. The GNEX served me well, minus the swap offs in signals. It was 10 times the phone when I left it that when I bought it. I had JBS 5.2 on it with the Fancy kernel. It along with Greenify allowed me to get great performance and the battery was lasting at least 3-4 hours more per charge than stock. It's still early, but so far the HTC One has been impressive.
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  25. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Sorry, late to the party, guess I misplaced my invite. :D

    I upgraded early to a Note 2 in June. Love the size, speed and battery life. Now I leave wifi and gps turned on 24-7. Three days of standby life is great so no longer have to charge it every night or end up with a dead phone the next day.

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