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  1. bxojr

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    I ended up using Paul O'brien's Superboot method. It's one of the ones linked here:

    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/452146-how-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html

    The catch (for me, anyway) was realizing that there is no visible indication of success. The phone boots to a Google logo and just sits there. Apparently, at that point you're done. Took seconds.
     

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    When you launch the SDK Manager for the first time it will ask for which packages to install. The only package we are concerned with at this time is "Android SDK Tools, revision 15", "Android SDK Platform-tools, revision 9" & "Google USB Driver package, revision 4". You can reject all the others if you are not interested in them.


    Mine says "revision 16". Keep getting an error message. won't go any further.
     
  3. BabyBlues

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    There is a tiny little area on the bottom right that looks like 3 dots stacked on top of one another. That's the menu
     
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    This may be the best funny post of the day.
     
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    Come north a little!
     
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    Yup I was too scared for these reasons. The main reason I wanted to root was for backup purposes but I think there are plenty of non-root options for that anyway.
     
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    So, here's the thing. After waiting for the fix from our site devs, and dropping by and seeing the great mysteries and sadness here (plus the idea that one of the Nexus hackers could break in to the locked thread, lol) - I went ahead and did the restorations by hand.

    AntimonyER's Farewell - http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...-official-12-15-release-1771.html#post3655085

    Han's Farewell - http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...-official-12-15-release-1774.html#post3655458

    Let me know if there's further trouble - or if anyone has trouble, a post number or timestamp if you have it would be great. No guarantees, but if it's in the system to be found, I might be able to help some.

    Drop me a PM for that stuff, my door's always open. :)

    Ok, cheers.
     
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    I got my phone at Best Buy this morning. I was there about an hour after they opened and mine was the 4th Nexus they had sold. They got calls about it while I was waiting too and another person came in for one after me. They only had 11 so I'm glad I didn't wait any later!

    The only sucky part was that they could not honor my NE2 (even though another salesperson a few weeks ago had said that they could). So I had to pay the full upgrade price of $300. At least I have my new phone in hand now and didn't have to wait for it to be shipped. On the plus side, although VZW wouldn't restore my credit, they did give me one free month of service - which is a whopping $80 in savings.

    Oh, and for anyone who might wonder why I didn't just go to a corporate store - I didn't get some money I was expecting this month so I had to finance it on my Best Buy card - 18 months same as cash.
     
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    Wow. I feel pretty stupid right now. LOL I just want to unlock the bootloader and nothing is going right.


    And I thought I knew my way around computers? LOL
     
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    Anyone have a tutorial on attaching photos to posts? Everyone seems to be able to post pictures of a decent size and scale, while mine are way too tiny or just attach as thumbnails. Does everyone play with them in Paint and adjust to a certain dpi or dimension before posting? How's it work?

    Thanks.
     
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    No rooting for this kid... since I have no bloat and I don't tether, I don't see the need for me personally.
     
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    I upload to imgur then post here. You can use photo bucket or any photo host to do the same.
     
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    It's usually a Samsung usb driver problem with your PC if you're having trouble, fwiw.
     
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    Grandma is happy! A bit overwhelmed,... but happy!
     
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    Click the thumbnail attachment, it will pop-up to a decent size.

    If happy - right-click the thumbnail and say to show link in new tab or window. Get url from that for larger picture. Sneak back, edit your post and insert it as an image (looks like postcard to me (sun over mountains, actually)) next to quote tool.

    I never taught you that trick. ;)
     
  17. IHateMyTreo

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    Should the dimensions be re-set to a certain size to be posted here? Is it the pixel dimensions or the file size that matter? Or is it no concern? Just trying to figure out how to get the photo bigger in the post.

    And just uploading a jpg from my PC is the same as using a photo host?
     
  18. BabyBlues

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    Hi Grandma!
     
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    Try the mini-SDK from our Nexus root forum - might work.

    Anyway - best luck to you all, enjoy your Nexii, I'll see you all around the forums!
     
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    I am having gnex prerelease thread withdrawal...
     
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    Checking in. No Phone yet, but it's on it's way! :)
    It's currently on a FedEx truck heading my way from Ontario, Cali
    It will be in town later tonight and I'm contemplating going and picking it up from FedEx early in the morning rather that waiting a couple hours for it to be delivered.

    I feel like a kid on Christmas eve. lol
     
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    LOL. Nice! :cool:

    Where did you find the instructions?
     
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    There are two basic methods:
    - Link to an image hosted somewhere on the interwebz, which is the method Early described for you above. The forum should/might resize automatically, but remember that your jpg image is being downloaded by everyone who looks at your post, so its best to make it a reasonable size. 72dpi and maybe 800px wide is about as big as you want to go.

    - You can attach an image file [naughtypic.jpg] from you PC directly. The file is uploaded and is then displayed as part of your post. Use the paperclip icon to attach your image file/s. The max file size for each file format is listed at the bottom of the attach dialog, and that size limit will force you to resize your images to something reasonable before you upload them.

    Hope this helps. PM if it doesn't and I'll try to confuse you further ;)
     
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    Right there with ya. :)
     
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    Can't seem to find how to turn off "mobile view" for websites. Anyone know where that option is?


    Edit: Nevermind. Found it.
     

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