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(VZW) Nexus 4.0.X Update DiscussionGeneral

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  1. cvu524

    cvu524 Active Member

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Only one update to 4.0.2 since it's release while HTC One series are being released with 4.0.4......same with Sprints gnex. I should have never bought this phone in the first place. Verizon is handling the update poorly. Fu*k you verizon. They have been mum and not a peep about an update. Digging around here, the update was supposed to hit late April and its basically gunna be May in 2 days. Before any of you tell me why don't i root, i don't have a computer and not too knowledgeable when it comes to root.

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  2. snuggles

    snuggles Well-Known Member

    Welcome to BS of verizon.
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  3. wrecklass

    wrecklass Well-Known Member

    Have to admit I was surprised when I got my Sprint Gnex and asked a friend who had a VZW Gnex for advice and he told me about a bunch of bugs with 4.0.2. I said "I got 4.0.4 and don't seem to have those bugs, hasn't Verizon upgraded you recently?"

    I upgraded to the Gnex from an EVO 4G. Sprint would send out updates a few days after Google had a release. So I guess Sprint has me pretty spoiled. I can't imagine sticking with a carrier that would rather leave people on a buggy release rather than push an update.
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  4. brandonhutch

    brandonhutch Well-Known Member

    This surprises you because ... ?
  5. JMKosmo

    JMKosmo Well-Known Member

    I am quite tired of waiting as well. Now I got random re-boots and the thing has never really switched from 3g to 4g to wireless well out of the box. You'd think with all the "testing" they say they do, that this thing would be perfection. And I am also SICK of the complete and total secrecy VZW has concerning announcing and deploying updates and the blatant lying the tech do in order to keep you in the dark. When I wanted to buy this phone, it was the hardest $300 I ever tried to give someone. Nonsense!
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  6. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

    Wow overreact much.
  7. viebroccoli

    viebroccoli Well-Known Member

    I too, am upset. What's the point of a Nexus phone if you don't get updates relatively soon after they are released? Looks like I'll be venturing into rootville; that's a bummer that's not an option for you. Even though you said you don't want to go that route because you don't think you're capable, you could ask a friend that's knowledgeable to do it for you.
  8. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Well-Known Member

    i agree....even if you dont have someone that knows what they are doing, you could find someone pretty easily....even on these forums. if you are in the orlando area, i would have you rooted tomorrow.

    I LOVE my nexus...its a fantastic phone. but i have been rooted and ROM'ed for 3 months with no issues. i understand that not everyone can root/ROM their phone for whatever reason....and i would be frustrated too if i was in that situation.

    however, people that are still waiting for it, but dont want to root, i just dont get it. rooting does NOT void the warranty...it can be replaced back to stock very easily. it is near IMPOSSIBLE to brick this phone. follow the easy on screen instructions in Wugs toolkit and you are set. even if you want to run stock, a stock flashable zip will be available the same day the OTA is pushed.

    in short: if the phone isn't working the way you want it to...do something about it. get a new phone, ROOT/ROM, or just deal with it.

    still pretty sad verizon is taking so long though...a little rediculous.
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  9. NJSmoke

    NJSmoke Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Google or Verizon even knows or cares about the people who are angry about not being updated. Or some of the other things wrong with this Nexus. I mean most of the problems are small, and I imagine it is only a small minority that are mad about how this Nexus is being treated. But still it would be nice if either Samsung, Google or Verizon acknowledge our grievances....
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  10. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Well-Known Member

    People having a problem have every right to get upset when it comes to a Nexus phone not getting timely updates.
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  11. dguy

    dguy Well-Known Member

    There were people who on day one here have told others that Verizon will have to test all of the updates before they send them OTA which means it will take longer than OTAs right from Google. I don't understand how someone could be so mad about this super minor update being a few weeks late that they wish they never bought the phone..
  12. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled VIP Member

    I may have selective memory but I don't remember that from the pre-release thread. It seemed everytime someone worried about timely updates, the response was always "It's a Nexus so updates come straight from Google." One could argue that updates do come straight from Google but they are tested by Verizon, which is true, but that is not the expectation which was set. Not set by Google or Verizon, I acknowledge that.

    I do understand and share the frustration owners are feeling about the speed of updates. While no schedule was ever published in writing, 4.5 months seems really long. As I've said before, there were already 2 updates (1 to Froyo and 1 to fix Froyo) from Motorola for the DroidX by now. Interesting how the Nexus is slower at getting them than a company which heavily skins and bloats their phones.

    I'm not arguing with you dguy, just offering a different perspective.
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  13. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    I could care less what the version number is. My gripe is that I can't make a reliable phone call due to the audio reboot/one-way audio issue. I've been having that problem since Day 1 in late December when I bought the phone. 4+ months later, I'm still having that problem. THAT'S why I'm upset.
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  14. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Well-Known Member

    Get a new phone then....a phone should be a phone first and foremost. if you are unwilling to do something about it (either wait, or Root/ROM) then just get a new phone. simple as that.
  15. chippy

    chippy Well-Known Member

    I have had three verizon android phones (OG Droid, Droid X, Galaxy Nexus) and every single update no matter how minor or small has received massive complaining if it is delayed. This update (4.0.4) is not going to be that drastic or game changing and the day after everyone gets it will be no different than the day before. Seriously it's not a big deal. If you are having issues with the phone now, why are you waiting on an update to fix your problem? Go to verizon and get something that works. Can we stop making threads about this same topic? All you whining will not speed anything up and if you are actually upset call verizon and direct your energy to the people responsible for the delay. endrant/ loveyouall/
  16. NJSmoke

    NJSmoke Well-Known Member

    Phone call? What is this phone call thing you speak of....What app does this function? What kind of person would need such an app?:D
  17. JMKosmo

    JMKosmo Well-Known Member

    I paid $300 for this phone and I will get as angry as I want about not getting updates. Some of you guys can afford to upgrade every time the latest and greatest comes out -- I can't. This is an open forum and people can start threads about whatever they want (within reason). If you are annoyed with people starting threads about stuff you don't care about, then read the title and skip the thread, instead of coming on here, belittling people that don't feel like rooting and then complaining about people that want their $300 phone to work. Any update that makes these people's phones work correctly, without the hassle of going through Verizon and getting a new phone or an exchange isn't what I would call minor. It might be minor to some, but to others it's major. Criticizing them is uncalled for. All phones have bugs, but to let then go for 5 months (for a $300 phone supposed to be supported by Google) is just poor. Verizon is terrible at updates, period.

    Oh and you call call Verizon all you want, but they will not acknowledge your problem exists, nor will they even admit that an updates exists. After I had the phone in my hands, they were still denying that it even existed! If you complain, they have an unpleasant manager call you and talk down to you.
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  18. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    I think we can all agree that updates (minor or major) are not happening the way we thought. Trust me OP and others i share your pain as i too am having signal problems. You have every right to be upset. Let's all try to stay on the same team though. We all like Android and we just want our device to be the best no matter if you're having issues now or if you're not.

    fwiw i called VZW last week and expressed my problems in a calm manor and i was treated very well. They sent me a replacement device overnight. My replacement has the same issues so i'll be sending it back as soon as the first one returns to their warehouse.
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  19. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

    Where, if anywhere does it say we get updates?

    I think its a luxury.

    Where, if anywhere does it say that we get them in a timely manner?

    Guys, its Verizon. When has any phone on Big Red gotten an update that wasn't delayed forever?

    This is NOTHING new.

    They're the best network.. that doesn't mean they have the best phones or updates. Their Customer Service is the best and we're lucky for that.

    Please don't be sad that it's soooooo expensive. There are options.

    /rant, shutting up
  20. JMKosmo

    JMKosmo Well-Known Member

    I wasn't referring to you :D
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  21. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    Let's keep it friendly guys. ;)
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  22. radzer0

    radzer0 Well-Known Member

    Usually im not all OMG i need the newest version unless it would be a 4.1 (than id want it sooner) But there are major issues with what we have they should have fixed before doing a "super release" with all this other stuff.

    We need radio updates, bluetooth radio update, and fixing the landscape keyboard lag thing. Battery life would also be a nice thing. Im sure there is 100s of other bug fixes there doing and testing too but I want what i can see quick. The rest of the bugs i have no problem waiting on a fix.
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  23. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member


    from what i understand the changelog of bugs that were fixed just in the source code alone from 4.0.2 to 4.0.4 was extremely large.
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  24. JMKosmo

    JMKosmo Well-Known Member

    The Nexus has the very first iteration of ICS. I refuse to believe that any bug fix at this point would be super minor -- unless Google just stops development once they release an OS. It HAS been almost 5 months since its release.
  25. radzer0

    radzer0 Well-Known Member

    Problems that 90%+ of people notice are what i mentioned. Problems that 10-20% notice should be put on the back burner to the issues everyone notices and get those fixes out. If they would have done that the majority of the nexus complaints would be fixed and we would just be looking for more improvements in performance and some odd here and there bugs. Everything has the smaller bugs

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