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2 Issues with Galaxy Nexus: Wifi + Multitouch, temporary fixes inside!

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By mohitrocks, Senior Member on 11th December 2011, 06:19 PM
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Issue 1: Multitouch issue
- As far as I'm aware of, there is no fix yet and a lot of people are experiencing the issue. What happens is whilst in landscape mode, sometimes, if one finger is placed at the bottom left of the screen, and another is placed on the bottom right, it'll fail to recognize the second touch (bottom right). This doesn't always occur, but does happen at times.
Simple fix: Lock the screen, then unlock it

Issue 2: Wifi consistently dropping
While downloading files, or sometimes even watching youtube videos, the wifi icon will disappear for a split second, then come back and an error will appear along the lines of " File could not be downloaded due to an error" or in the case of the market, it'll just stop downloading and give an error.
Fix: Sadly, the only fix that I have found so far for this issue is to get a new router. See my post here I used a Linksys WRT300N
EDIT: Another potential fix is to change some settings with the router but I'm not sure exactly what settings are needed to be changed.
EDIT2: I've created an issue about the wifi issue over here and according to

Im assuming you are downloading huge files using WiFi... there is a notorious bug still unresolved on DHCP leasing time. If your route is settled to infinite (0 or ffffffff) a local timeout of few minutes is applied, thus the download broke and resume time by time because dhcp renewal. To fix this try to adjust your route settings indicating a discrete leasing time (i.e. 24 hours or 2 days) and thi should fix this specific issue (also noticeble when watching youtube videos, that may freeze after few minutes).
Hope this helps.


Hey everyone,
I have had my Galaxy Nexus from Bell for a few days now, and it is a beast Everything runs smoothly, no lag (even with live wallpaper) and helps me accomplish everything I need from a mobile device ( a hell of a lot better than the milestone - international version of the Droid)

However, there are some prominent issues throughout the device.

1.) The wifi constantly times out, it will stop working at random times even if im 1-2 ft away from the router. Also, when I was downloading SD files for a game (asphalt 6 - 524mb file i think), i had to restart the download at least 10-15 times to finally get it to download. Is this a hardware issue? Can this be fixed through a software update

2.) The multitouch doesn't work at random times. For me, whether its plugged into the charger or not, at random times, when you touch the left side of the device in landscape mode, the device will not recognize touch inputs on the right side. HOWEVER, if you lock the screen, then unlock it, it works flawlessly. I am determined this is a software bug (may not be though) and if it isn't could someone please tell me? Thanks. And a lot of people also have this issue :

Also shown here:

I have two question for you awesome people at XDA.
1.) Could someone please either post an issue to Google regarding these two issues or direct me to a website where I can post them?
2.) Could any of these be a hardware issue? Do you think I should return it and get another one?

Thanks so much guys,
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11th December 2011, 10:41 PM |#2  
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Would also like to know if the second problem is software related or not :/

EDIT: noticed now that my screen gets really hot at the top. Really hot! Does your get warm aswell?
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11th December 2011, 10:44 PM |#3  
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Don't know. The easy fix is to swap it.

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11th December 2011, 11:55 PM |#4  
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Both my touchscreen and WiFi have been working flawlessly.

I did have some initial hiccups with the WiFi until I power cycled my router.

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12th December 2011, 12:04 AM |#5  
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Make sure 'Avoid poor connections" is ticked off in the advanced WiFi settings.
12th December 2011, 01:43 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by sgs064

Make sure 'Avoid poor connections" is ticked off in the advanced WiFi settings.

I've been having WiFi trouble with the Nexus too - the phone generally seems to get poorer signal in comparison to my other devices. I've unticked this box, but it still keeps avoiding connecting (and when I go to WiFi settings, actually says it's avoiding connecting to my network because the connection is poor). It's frustrating, to say the least.
12th December 2011, 03:40 AM |#7  
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Rather than immediately assume that you should swap the phone, or thinking it's hardware, or (?).

What build do you have? There are at least 3 builds available for the SGN.

Sounds like another on the way...
12th December 2011, 06:21 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by sephtin

Rather than immediately assume that you should swap the phone, or thinking it's hardware, or (?).

What build do you have? There are at least 3 builds available for the SGN.

Sounds like another on the way...

Seriously people need to stop making such a big deal of these separate builds.
12th December 2011, 07:35 AM |#9  
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WiFi could be an issue with the router. I had a problem where connecting Nexus to the router would cause both mine and other users internet in the network fail. Once I disconnected, internet returned. It worked on first few loads, then not anymore. Strange thing is that it fixed itself few weeks later.

(Same happened once with another router and when I was using HTC Desire, Android seems to be a wacky WiFi partner)
12th December 2011, 08:03 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by @rbiter

Don't know. The easy fix is to swap it.

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Not this. If its software you end up with another phone with the same problem.

You may find other radios help with wifi, check the dev section for details if you have a rooted device. Otherwise youll probably need to wait for one of them to drop via an official ota.
As others have said, uncheck the weak wifi option

In terms of the multitouch issue, just tested my device and can't see any issues at all. Could be software related as the screen itself can support 10inputs - be interesting for users on non standard roms to check and see if they do have a problem as this may lend some weight towards the software related argument.
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