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hello and thanks to anyone reading this.
Ok so I've searched what feels like a million places and finally am comming here as a last resort. I will try to be detailed in everything i have tried up to this point so sorry if this gets a little long. I hope this clears up problems on this phone for anyone else with similar issues.

So the problem is that i am experiencing major lag on this phone. Let me specify. Mostly during games, which some are unplayable. Now that being said, I have not tried many games but here are some specific ones that have had some problems:

Nova 3 (which I am unsure of compatibility due to mixed reviews), The lag makes the game unplayable, online and offline

Modern Combat 4 (lag isnt too bad but still makes the game hard to play and not fun),

Shadowgun Deadzone had a wierd blur effect which made it unplayable --- fix : I had tried chainfire which fixed it but also disabling hardware overlays fixed this issue --- this is just some background info maybe it helps maybe it doesnt.

I have even noticed some lag on vector, a non graphicaly intense 2d game.

Some lag occurs even on the home screen as well (mostly when the device is first turned on and the home pages have not been loaded into ram yet, but this still shouldn't happen).

I know this phone has a weaker graphics chip and processor than the international version, but with the adreno 225 and the snapdragon s4, this device should be able to play these games and not lag on the home screen.

specifics: power saving mode is not turned on, I have tried to disable hardware overlays and force gpu but neither did any good (execpt shadowgun listed above). I have tried rooting and installing chainfire, this didnt fix the lag. I am on stock android 4.1.1 right now (rooted).
This phone is nearly new, about 2 months old.

So I guess my next step would be to overclock? does anyone think this would help? My point was that this phone stock should not have these problems and maybe I just got a bum phone.

Ok so thats the main problem, another, I have recently experienced battery drain. With all radios off, the phone not used (in my pocket, turned off) I am experiencing about 8-10 % drain per hour. - I dont know if this is normal but if any suggestions please let me know. While in use (browsing internet) I get about 40 -50 % drain per hour.


Thanks again to anyone for reading or providing help. Any suggestions are appriciated.
 
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After I used my S3 for a few months, maybe 3 or 4, I also began to experience great lag and choppy performance. I was disliking the bad battery and the general slowness of the ROM so I flashed another ROM. I would suggest you flash an AOSP ROM such as the M snapshot of CM10.1 and see if that runs any smoother. I noticed a huge battery life increase and a much better performance. If you still have lag issues after an AOSP ROM, you most likely have a problem not related to the ROM. If you find an increase in performance with the AOSP ROM, but you prefer Touchwiz, look for a different custom ROM that is Touchwiz based. These ROMs will likely have a smoother performance and a better battery life than stock ROMs. Also, about your battery drain issue go to Settings > battery and see what is using a lot of the percentage.

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After I used my S3 for a few months, maybe 3 or 4, I also began to experience great lag and choppy performance. I was disliking the bad battery and the general slowness of the ROM so I flashed another ROM. I would suggest you flash an AOSP ROM such as the M snapshot of CM10.1 and see if that runs any smoother. I noticed a huge battery life increase and a much better performance. If you still have lag issues after an AOSP ROM, you most likely have a problem not related to the ROM. If you find an increase in performance with the AOSP ROM, but you prefer Touchwiz, look for a different custom ROM that is Touchwiz based. These ROMs will likely have a smoother performance and a better battery life than stock ROMs. Also, about your battery drain issue go to Settings > battery and see what is using a lot of the percentage.

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Thanks for the reply. I will try flashing a new ROM and then I will post wether this helped or not. If anyone else has any other suggestions in the mean time they are much apriciated.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I will try flashing a new ROM and then I will post wether this helped or not. If anyone else has any other suggestions in the mean time they are much apriciated.


Alright thanks for the help everyone. The solution is that Gameloft did not optimize this game for this phone. So change the buil.prop, and the game runs like butter. For anyone wondering, the solution is to edit build.prop and change the:
ro.product.model=Galaxy Nexus --- delete watever you have and type in "Galaxy Nexus"
ro.product.brand=google --- be sure this is lower case.

Thanks again. I hope someone finds this useful


(as for battery life, I dont know whats wrong)
 
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Alright thanks for the help everyone. The solution is that Gameloft did not optimize this game for this phone. So change the buil.prop, and the game runs like butter. For anyone wondering, the solution is to edit build.prop and change the:
ro.product.model=Galaxy Nexus --- delete watever you have and type in "Galaxy Nexus"
ro.product.brand=google --- be sure this is lower case.

Thanks again. I hope someone finds this useful


(as for battery life, I dont know whats wrong)
Where is the build.prop located? And what else might might be effected by changing it?
 
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Where is the build.prop located? And what else might might be effected by changing it?
The build.prop is located at /system/build.prop
The only things that would might be affected (for this specific build.prop change) are other apps that read your device name / type, such as the play store
The play store would be affected in that it would show more apps possibly, and apps compatible with the nexus
I think it crosschecks your device name against other stuff too though, so dont quote me on that
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