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Default Just picked up one of these Gnexus got some questions...

ok so i got one of these Galaxy Nexus its the Verzion 16 GB.. i got it for just fooling around with rooting / roming and stuff... i wanted to use it most for just a control device for my google tv and roku box and Plex/xbmc media center stuff.. so im wondering about bad is the battery life i have heard some really awful reports... i will not be using any thing but wifi.. no 3g 4g.. no phone activation... and im wondering about which route to take as far as unlocking and rooting the device... i have done a TF101.. 2 version of the BN hd tablets.. a few different droids so im not that green on the stuff... but this is my first Samsung device... so. im wondering how to proceeded.. is it best to stay with Jellybean or has Kitkat gone far enough along for stability.... or just stay with ICS? ha too many questions.... just new to the whole Gnex scen...... i just hope this version of is open and unlockable...


guess im pretty freaking green on this stuff...


well any help would be much appreciated
 
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ok so i got one of these Galaxy Nexus its the Verzion 16 GB.. i got it for just fooling around with rooting / roming and stuff... i wanted to use it most for just a control device for my google tv and roku box and Plex/xbmc media center stuff.. so im wondering about bad is the battery life i have heard some really awful reports... i will not be using any thing but wifi.. no 3g 4g.. no phone activation... and im wondering about which route to take as far as unlocking and rooting the device... i have done a TF101.. 2 version of the BN hd tablets.. a few different droids so im not that green on the stuff... but this is my first Samsung device... so. im wondering how to proceeded.. is it best to stay with Jellybean or has Kitkat gone far enough along for stability.... or just stay with ICS? ha too many questions.... just new to the whole Gnex scen...... i just hope this version of is open and unlockable...


guess im pretty freaking green on this stuff...


well any help would be much appreciated
I think Verizon only has a 32 GB Galaxy Nexus. All Verizon Galaxy Nexus are known as "toro".
GSM Galaxy Nexus have 16 GB of space. GSM Galaxy Nexus are known as "tuna".

ICS is pretty dated. 4.1 or 4.3 would be your best bet for stability. KitKat is still pretty new in the scene but people have said that its quite stable by now.

To root, you first need to:
1. Install Fastboot/ADB drivers for your phone. http://download.clockworkmod.com/tes...iverSetup6.msi
2. Set up Fastboot/ADB
3. Unlock your bootloader.
4. Flash a custom recovery (CWM/TWRP)
5. Flash SuperSU install zip to root.

To install a ROM, you need to do the above steps but flash your ROM+GApps instead of SuperSU.
 
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im gsm gnex user.. running kitkat rom.. the battery n stability right now was superb..
just need to know how to control apps n ram. u'll got a good performances.
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I think Verizon only has a 32 GB Galaxy Nexus. All Verizon Galaxy Nexus are known as "toro".
GSM Galaxy Nexus have 16 GB of space. GSM Galaxy Nexus are known as "tuna".

ICS is pretty dated. 4.1 or 4.3 would be your best bet for stability. KitKat is still pretty new in the scene but people have said that its quite stable by now.

To root, you first need to:
1. Install Fastboot/ADB drivers for your phone. http://download.clockworkmod.com/tes...iverSetup6.msi
2. Set up Fastboot/ADB
3. Unlock your bootloader.
4. Flash a custom recovery (CWM/TWRP)
5. Flash SuperSU install zip to root.

To install a ROM, you need to do the above steps but flash your ROM+GApps instead of SuperSU.

cool thanks for the information,
i have checked and Verizion sell a 16 gb model.. it appears that they even kept the 1800 mha battery... im not sure what else changed with the 16 gb


Product Identifiers
Brand Samsung
MPN SCHI515ZSV
Carrier Verizon
Family Line Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Model SCH-I515
UPC 635753498219
Type Smartphone

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cel...SCH-I515MSAVZW

toro or tuna? or... dunno?

im just in hopes that it is not some bastard version that never got any mod and development push from xda and stuff.. like i said totally green on these... mostly been rooting moto droid stuff.. and thats so locked down its not even fair... awell... part of the fun is figuring all this stuff out.... cant be as bad as the droidx2 was...
 
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I am running cMetal 4.4 ROM and it is blazing fast and very stable for me. I have had 0 issues with it so far. My battery life also is much better than all other 4.3 roms I ran. Here's the link to cMetal if you decide to give it a try: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2532320

I've been using this phone for over 2 years now and I am still completely satisfied. We have a great development community and I think you made a great choice for rooting/dev experimentation. As far as battery life goes, it will be pretty good since you are using wifi only. Switching from 3g/4g is what really destroys my battery life.
 
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cool thanks for the information,
i have checked and Verizion sell a 16 gb model.. it appears that they even kept the 1800 mha battery... im not sure what else changed with the 16 gb


Product Identifiers
Brand Samsung
MPN SCHI515ZSV
Carrier Verizon
Family Line Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Model SCH-I515
UPC 635753498219
Type Smartphone

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cel...SCH-I515MSAVZW

toro or tuna? or... dunno?

im just in hopes that it is not some bastard version that never got any mod and development push from xda and stuff.. like i said totally green on these... mostly been rooting moto droid stuff.. and thats so locked down its not even fair... awell... part of the fun is figuring all this stuff out.... cant be as bad as the droidx2 was...
I wouldn't trust a manufacturer's site for specs especially for the Galaxy Nexus. We had totally contradictory specs for storage size right up till the official launch lol.

Anyway, no harm powering down your phone, Vol Up+Vol Down+Power (Fastboot) and take a picture of your phone at the Fastboot screen.
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