There's a different model extended battery for the GSM model
-- make sure you get the right one
I've had my toro GNex for about 14 months. Stock battery for about 2 weeks, then the 2100 mah OEM extended battery for close to a year. Love the phone, but I was like a vampire, always looking for a snack -- in my case, looking for a place to plug in my GNex. I finally got the Hyperion 3500 mah battery for $20 off Amazon, and it's been fantastic. I'm running JBSourcery 4.5.6 (Android 4.2.2), and have the phone either set to Auto brightness or about 70% when not on Auto. I leave Wi-Fi and BT on all day now. Location Services and GPS are always enabled -- never turn them off. I'm getting push notifications from GMail and G+, have Chrome and Chrome beta syncing with my PC Chrome install, and have active synced accounts for Dropbox, Box, Google Docs, OneNote. I'm in central NJ where I generally have a very weak 4G signal (two blocks away it's great - but not at home!), and a mediocre 3G signal. I probably average an hour a day talking on the phone, a couple of dozen SMS and MMS messages, and heavy use of email, Chrome and XDA app. With the stock and 2100 mah batteries, I was running low after about 9 hours of use, even when turning Wi-Fi and BT on and off only for need. With the Hyperion 3500, I can leave everything turned on as mentioned above, enjoy hours of screen on time, leave brightness up, use a live wallpaper (for a change! -- loving "Wave" free), start the day on battery at 5:30am, and still have 30% or 40% left when I plug the phone in at about 11pm.
I was surprised to find that even though the phone is a bit heavier and bulkier, it's not awkward at all with the "hump". I find the grip very comfortable with the 3500 battery and cover. I also got the Trexcell TPU case -- it has cutouts for the buttons, while the Hyperion TPU doesn't -- the Trexcell allows somewhat better tactile feedback as a result. I also got the Seidio extended Convert Combo for this. It's designed for their own extended battery, so the inner cover (the "Seidio Surface") is a very tight fit over the battery door, but it fits well enough and, in fact, fits perfectly after the felt inside the cover squishes down a bit. With all three layers of the Convert Combo installed (Surface, silicone layer, hard shell), the phone is incredibly well protected, looks great, and is actually quite comfortable to hold (disclosure: I have pretty big hands). I LOVE this combo! Between the battery, case and JBSourcery, this is like getting a brand new phone -- and I would seriously be disappointed if I were forced to replace it with pretty much anything else on the market today.
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Originally Posted by sensation lover
Just making sure before I order this beast, this will work for the GSM model as well won't it?
I think this is the version you need for the GSM model:
Galaxy Nexus - (toro) - JB 4.2 2 JBSourcery / Rom
Nexus 10 32GB -- AOKP PUB 4.2.2 (mrRobinson's build)