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General (Unofficial) Update for Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FragDroidX, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. FragDroidX

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  2. Randino

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    Hope it has new radios....somebody be a guinea pig, do it go now! LOL
     
  3. VoidedSaint

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    not gonna be me haha, got to be stock, and i deleted stock recovery a while ago :p
     
  4. BubbaNexus

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    that's nice for the beta testers, but when's the official OTA update coming for stock users? :D
     
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  5. Randino

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    same here, I'm wondering if this is true though, seems like 4.0.4 would hit AOSP before it would be an OTA, someone in the comments are claiming updated radios. Says radios are
    Baseband version I515.09 V.FA09 / I515.FA.02 Does that sound right?
     
  6. The_Chief

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    Curious that the AC article says you have to be completely stock, but the instructions require ClockworkMod recovery.

    :thinking:
     
  7. Randino

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    p3droid is claiming to have encorporated this radio in his newest rom
     
  8. mistermojorizi

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    for anyone that's interested the radios and bootloader from 4.0.4 are available here: http://berz.me/other/toro/402_to_404_btldr_rdo.zip (courtesy of team bamf)

    and here: Imm30B_radios.zip (courtesy of p3droid)

    as usual, i'm not liable for what you do to your phone

    but you should be coming from the 4.0.2 radios and bootloader for these to flash properly. flash in CWM. good luck
     
  9. blkbeltkid17

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    I just downloaded the radio ill flash it in the morning and report back
     
  10. Thats

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    I not entirely sure what radios I am currently running. Crap
     
  11. blkbeltkid17

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    Boot into you bootloader... Turn off and hold power and volume down and it will tell you what radio you are on
     
  12. redraptor

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    Biggest thing for all of us that are to scared to flash: What does this update fix and is it really noticable?
     
  13. swagner53

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    I flashed only radios. The FA02 baseband is what is now showing for both CDMA and LTE. Signal has improved... not "bars" mind you. System is generally reporting about 10 dbm better than before and I am holding 4g better instead of bouncing back and forth. Hopefully this will improve battery for those of us in weaker signal areas as well. Too early to tell.
     
  14. FragDroidX

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    I went ahead and flashed it. It does have new radios but I am not seeing a difference is signal. Still getting data drop outs. Will let it settle for the rest of the day to see if signal or battery life improves.
     
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    Interesting. I took the Nexus off charger at 6 am like normal. Flashed new leak, let settle, started playing around with it. Some phone calls, texting, web. Normally would be down to 40% or so by now. Today at 60%. Still not great but much better. Still getting some data drops but where before it would keep trying in vain to hold onto 4G it now switched to 3G faster and stays there instead of toggling back and forth. So a step in the right direction.
     
  17. jhawkkw

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    Any one who flashed it have success regaining root? My Gnex is running the 4.0.4 with the updated radios according to the phone stats, but every time i try to re-root using cwm, it doesn't seem to stick.

    Edit: More clarification. It seems that it is rooted, but nothing can obtain root access. The Superuser app finds the su binary v3.0.3. But when trying to use apps such as titanium backup or rom manager, they fail when trying to obtain root access.
     
  18. blkbeltkid17

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    Yeah the super user exploit was probably fixed because of Verizon

    But on the new radio I see about 10dbm better but the call quality and retention is the same
     
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    Thought you had to be rooted to flash stuff...did I miss something?
     
  21. CheeseJam

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    I think maybe you have to have your bootloader unlocked, I forget. When I flashed this update (unlocked bootloader and rooted) it worked fine, but I lost root (bootloader stayed unlocked). Via fastboot, I re-flashed Clockwork Recovery, and from there, I flashed the su.zip to re-root. So I guess in conclusion, you don't need root to flash everything.
     
  22. redraptor

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    Im confused as to what this actually is. I know its available to devs right now but i kwep seeing all over the place that its an ota. Is it going out now or still only availabke via toot/flashig?
     
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    It is/was an OTA, seems that it is in some testing phase, possibly - speculation. It was pushed as an OTA to a LTE GNex, and that user made a forum post about it, and a flood of people helped that user pull it and post it.. I read the original forum thread on androidcentral, but there may have been others who received the OTA and posted it as well. It's actually quite an entertaining thread to see how everyone tries to help this first-time poster get the update downloaded.

    So, yes, it is originally an actual OTA direct from Google/Verizon. However, it does not seem to be going out as a general OTA. I've only heard of that one person getting it as an OTA, but there are probably at least a small number of others (not me though :rolleyes:).
     
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