Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AARONONE, Jun 18, 2012.
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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?
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
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.
Looks like you will be able to purchase your gnex because of the patch.
Yeah but the patch waters things down, doesn't it?
Yeah but knowing the wonderful dev community, there will be a work around.
This is true.
Check out the Google and Samsung thread.
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.
Hope it gets there soon so you can start having fun like the rest of us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I know. He was so anxious and I want to know his thoughts too.
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.
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! :congrats:
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.
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.