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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dagr, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dagr

    Dagr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Has anyone heard any dates / rumors regarding any OTA updates to 4.0.3? The AOSP drop of 4.0.3 is available right? I'm still new to the google update process & am not sure how long between announcements & rollout to usually expect things. Just curious!

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  2. snuggles

    snuggles Android Enthusiast

  3. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast

    I see your ? and raise you ??. :)

    OP: no kidding - let's have it!! (I'm not rooting yet just to get the early stuff).
  4. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert

    The rumor is 4.0.3 will be released this week.(But don't hold your breathe).
    ICS 4.1 is being worked/tweaked now as the next step.:)
  5. soy.lor.n

    soy.lor.n Well-Known Member

    As in... next 7 days, or next 2-3 days?

    I miss all the speculation going on pre-12-15. I figure we all need more of that in our lives!
  6. KevinThr

    KevinThr Lurker

    How soon there will be a zip of 4.0.3 to flash to my rooted phone after the update is officially released? Any idea?

    (Sorry if this is a stupid question; I am kind of new)
  7. johnatthebar

    johnatthebar Member

    If I'm not mistaken Google kinda backed away from the 4.0.3 they initially released because of CPU drain issues. The code is still out there (as you see many 4.0.3 builds form various devs).

    Correct me if I am wrong.
  8. rexdog1888

    rexdog1888 Android Enthusiast

    Probably less than 12 hours. Unless for some reason I'm majorly messes with root or something.
  9. burntorangefan

    burntorangefan Android Enthusiast

    Stock 4.0.3 is available to rooted phones now. Custom Roms are on 4.0.3 as well. Have been since it was released to AOSP.
  10. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert

    4.0.3 OTA was supposed to be released this week, but it may have been scrubbed in favor of 4.1. And yes 4.0.3 it is available now if your Nexus is rooted.

    So the real question is; when will 4.1 be released......;)
  11. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast

    Scrubbed by Google or scrubbed by the carriers? If it isn't good enough for Google, it isn't good enough for me. If it it's good enough for Google, but the carriers are balking, well, that's a different story...
  12. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert

    Google is the OS maker. When they are ready to release it, they will give it to the phone manufactures and Devs. Than the phone manufacture will release it to the carriers.

    But with the Nexus, it maybe different in the way we will receive updates.
  13. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast

    I understand all of that. My question was who scrubbed 4.0.3?
  14. Where can you get 4.0.3 without a rom?
  15. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Android Expert

    If it was indeed scrubbed it would have been Google, once a Nexus phone is released the carriers have no say in the update process. Once Google and Samsung feel it is ready to push out, it gets pushed out. That is one of the cool things about having a Nexus phone.
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  16. cggorman

    cggorman Android Enthusiast

    Certainly Google doesn't distribute the OTA. I'm guessing they have to give it to the carrier so it can be pushed out to devices. That hand off must have some kind of approval process...unless Verizon is allowing Google to upload data directly to the cellular network servers...which I doubt.
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  17. Mr. Link

    Mr. Link Android Enthusiast

    Let me start by saying I'm not trying to be argumentative. But I didn't think anyone was SURE that this "Nexus" would be like all the others. No one is sure yet that Google will have final say and push the update whenever they want. I believe VZW will have a hand it all of it.

    With that being said, I asked my rep and she said prior to the iPhone 4S, VZW had ZERO involvement with the OS for the iPhone and Apple was free to release the patches whenever they wanted (however often they wanted). The one caveat to that...they weren't OTA updates. Prior to the iPhone 4S, the iPhone could only be updated by hooking up to iTunes.

    So it closing...until the first patch comes (technically the second now)...we'll have no idea who's running the show. (And we may not even have an idea after that patch).
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  18. BLD

    BLD Android Enthusiast

    Why would it have to go to Verizon's servers to be sent to our phones? Our phones can and do connect directly to Google's servers directly over the internet. My understanding of the process is that Google finishes the update gives it to the carrier for some quick network testing then Google pushes the update to our phones not Verizon. The only way Verizon holds up the update process is if they find issues during their testing window and report it to Google.
  19. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert

    I've never read a confirmation of this. Its always been based on the historical upgrade path used by Nexus phones. It's a good assumption, but VZW has always been a control freak with their phones...
  20. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    Where did the 4.0.2 update originate from? IE which servers? Google, Samsung, or somewhere else?
  21. cggorman

    cggorman Android Enthusiast

    That may be. I don't know.
  22. bi0nicman

    bi0nicman Member

    is it true if you root and install 4.0.3 that your reception is better?
  23. cggorman

    cggorman Android Enthusiast

    I didn't notice any improvement, but I've read that some did.
  24. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast

    Verizon absolutely has a say on whether an update gets pushed or not to their Nexus. The OS has been customized by Verizon and they need to check if the OS changes affected their alterations in any way. Try tethering lately without root? Bloatware in place? Etc.
  25. Tethering works without root. Plus the 2 apps they install 1 has to be there to show the data usage because the carriers had a class action lawsuit against them a few years back and for verizon network it is required. Verizon doesn't push the updates if that was the case 4.0.2 would not have came before the gsm version did since they would have to "extensively test it"
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