Last Updated: Jun 26,2013
In my experience, 4.0.2 was fine, whether on stock or a rom based upon it. I still believe its a radio and/or driver problem. It happens to me on 4.0.4 roms, regardless of which rom I have installed. It happens on Liquid, AOKP, CM9 etc.
I may (even though I don't want to do this since reception is better) flash 4.0.2 radios back and test. But there is something in the 4.0.4 update that has fubared bt audio quality while on the phone for sure. It is totally unusable.
If you do flash back, please let us know what the results are. I'm not willing to do it, at this point, but I'm hoping somebody's willing to take one for the team.
This is total waste of time. We were so waiting for the 4.0.4 and what we got, unusable BT in call audio and rapid discharge of battery.
I can only report botched bt audio on phone calls. Battery life on stock 4.0.4 was really good for me to be honest.
so, I think I have the BT issue - honestly don't use mine that often, so I haven't paid attention to how bad it is.
I'll make it a point to flash the 4.0.2 radios some time this week and report back.
You know what, even though I dont really want to, I will flash the 4.0.2 radios today and report back either later tonight or tomorrow.
Please do this as well if you don't mind, so we can see what's what.
EDIT: Radios have been flashed. Will try a phone call on the way home tonight to see what's what.
what's involved in "flashing the radio?"
could someone pls provide step by step instruction and if it can be done on a stock phone. Thanks.
Can't be done on stock phone
Well folks my suspicions were correct. Flashed the old radios and low and behold bluetooth audio is now like it was before. Like I have stated in the past, I knew that it was something with the radios. What I don't know is if the radios are somehow combined with the bluetooth driver. I encourage anyone having this issue please try flashing the older radios and let me know how it goes.
Does it require root?
Yes it does. I guess your phone is not rooted?
That's what the Samsung agent on the phone suggested. He said for me to send my phone in so they can flash the memory, he didn't say the "radio" but I think that's what he meant.
So, what's the solution for those of us with stock SGN. I can't use the bluetooth and hate the rapid discharge of battery now.
We need help for those of us with unrooted phones.
Open up a ticket with Verizon Samsung and Google. I don't believe that this will be fixed quickly in my experience. Only thing to do if you don't want to root is keep calling Verizon. They will keep sending you refurbished devices. After you have swapped out a few times demand to switch go another phone.
Or seriously consider rooting your device.
Did the same thing this afternoon, per your request, when I got home.
4.0.2 Bluetooth was crystal clear. Heck, I could hear stuff in the background I haven't heard in, well, since I was on 4.0.2.
4.0.4 Bluetooth sounds like they are talking through water.
Thanks man, appreciate it. Great way to explain the problem. People sound like they are talking through water.
Well we are now two for two on 4.0.2 radios. Why Verizon why? Wonder if any GSM users are experiencing this?
Ironically, it was supposed to have cleaned up radio issues. Can't they just fix something without breaking something else?
That's not always the case. Not sure if a dev can fix it, but perhaps. Hopefully 4.1 will get us all back on track.
VZW is sending me a new Nexus and they said they'll make sure the unit being sent doesn't have the issues I am experiencing. Will keep you guys posted.
definitely keep us posted. i'd be willing to flash back to stock (*gasp*) and take mine in to make them fix it if that's the case.
Hopefully, the fix is right around the corner, now... Jelly Bean is Official, Statue Arrives at Google Campus (Updated) – Droid Life
The problem with the jelly bean is that, VZW will most probably not release it for 2 months after its official launch. so, I need to resolve my BT issues now.
Darn! I was hoping it would be closer than that!
Well, let us know as soon as you can if it works!
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