[Q] LTE Galaxy Nexus forcing GSM/WCDMA
This is my first thread here, but I'm not too noobish when it comes to technology. However, if I'm breaking a forum rule or you need more information, please ask.
I have a GNex with Verizon running 4.0.2. I am rooted and have flashed Clockwork Recovery and in the past flashed MIUI; however, it was a little sluggish for me and at the time I didn't have time to fiddle with it so I restored to a Nandroid backup I had created before flashing. As a side note, I haven't been able to get CWM Recovery to work correctly in the past as it will flash correctly (using the Galaxy Nexus toolkit) and I can boot into it directly after flashing, but after booting into Android, restarting, and attempting to boot into recovery it will give me the android/red triangle error. Not sure what that means, but if I need to use it I can usually boot into it without flashing.
Anyway, on to the meat of the problem here. Earlier today I took my phone off of WiFi to use LTE here (Bay Area, CA) but my phone wouldn't connect to the cellular network. Nothing I haven't seen before; I cycled airplane mode and the "data enabled" option and restarted to no avail. Upon rebooting, I got the "Unfortunately, the process com.android.phone has stopped" twice in a row. At this point, no bars displayed at all. Confused, I looked into Mobile Network Settings and under Network Mode it oddly stated that the preferred network mode was set to WCDMA preferred (specifically, GSM/WCDMA preferred). I can try to set it back to LTE/CDMA but it will only reset it back to GSM/WCDMA.
WiFi works, but as soon as I turn it off it will revert to the greyed out bars inside a triangle. As I type this now, there are currently two bars, but they are grey and of no use. I just tried to call someone, and the call went through, but the double "com.android.phone has stopped" dialogue box came up again
I suppose I am willing to do a stock reset, but I'd rather not due to my large amount of music, video, etc on my phone; plus, it's just no fun to throw in the towel and do a reset
Any and all help is welcome, and like I said if you need more information please ask. I googled this issue and no similar threads popped up on any forums, so I hope that if/when my issue is resolved this will serve as a guide to others who experience this issue. That is, assuming they do; my tech issues are all too often unique to my own horrendously bad luck.