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zolah

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Ok so heres my experience over the first week of having googles flagship phone...

1) When i first got the device home and turned it on It auto downloaded like 50 apps that i had installed on my sgs which i didnt want it to do...

2) when ever i scrolled through the app drawer the first 2 pages was fine but when i scrolled to the 3rd page the launcher would force close every time. A battery pull didnt fix the problem either... Luckily i got an update to 4.0.2 about 30 minutes after the device was on which got rid of that problem...

3) Now that im on 4.0.2 sometimes when im leaving the app drawer to go back to the homescreen the launcher will freeze for a few seconds between the zoom out transition so i see half of thr app drawer and half of the homescreen. This happens completely random and i cant reproduce it.

4) I have just been looking on the market and my screen just shut itself off... I couldnt turn the phone back on through the power button and i had to long press the power button to turn the phone back on. Basically the phone just died for no reason.

I love this phone and ICS but i just wish it would work how its supposed to.

Each of these little things is adding up and starting to ruin the experience.

What makes it worse is that i have seen other people with these same problems.

This is googles latest and greatest phone to the world to show what they can do and it just doesnt work.

I understand that ICS is brand new and that its the biggest rewrite to the OS since its birth but they shouldnt be releasing phones in this state.

If this continues i will be returning my device. I hope the next update brings some majour fixes.

And BTW im 100% stock.
 

martonikaj

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Stock 4.0.2 GSM version have not experienced a single issue you have.

The one thing I can say is this is a developer phone and its just gonna have bugs. Its probably not what you want to hear but that's kinda how it is : /
 
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zolah

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Stock 4.0.2 GSM version have not experienced a single issue you have.

The one thing I can say is this is a developer phone and its just gonna have bugs. Its probably not what you want to hear but that's kinda how it is : /

Yeah i understand that.

When i first read about other people with random reboots and stuff i was like damn that sucks im glad that hasnt happened to me... But alas it has happened along with the other issues mentioned.

I might have to return it but even then they will probably just sen it away for 2 weeks and reflash it.

I just want it to work to its full potential.

As i said i know its the first versions of ICS and i expect a bit of problems until they iron out the creases but the list is just getting longer. Ive only had the phone like a week.
 

Radsolutionz

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Sep 16, 2011
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first off... put down ur phone...
.......
.........
..............
.........
.....Breathe.....

look... no android device is perfect... you knew this buying the phone...
android is a work in progress... it is still one of the newest OS's out there.
of course ics has faults... its not near perfect yet... no worries... slowly it is going to get better and better...
look... unlock that bootloader of yours... and install a custom rom
most people and my self are using AOKP, install a custom kernal... Lean kernal and franco kernal are great choices...
custom roms usually preform better than stock...
relax... try it out...
im 100 percent sure this will fix your problems or any doubts u might have.
 

housry23

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It sounds to me like the OP should just get rid of the Gnex and buy and iPhone. ICS is new! It will be buggy at first. Each update will bring a more stable and better all around experience. Like Radsolutionz said, unlock the bootloader, install Clockworkmod Recovery, and get to flashing a custom Rom. Most custom Roms are 4.0.3 which works better than 4.0.2. Just be patient my friend. It will get better as Google releases updates to ICS.
 

zolah

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Yeah i know i know.

I just hope it gets better soon lolz.

Im trying to keep this one stock as long as possible.

Dont get me wrong im no stranger to flashing roms. I flashed hundreds on my sgs but i just want to keep this one stock for the first few months.

fingers crossed that the next update isnt too far away and this will fix these problems.
 

zolah

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It sounds to me like the OP should just get rid of the Gnex and buy and iPhone. ICS is new! It will be buggy at first. Each update will bring a more stable and better all around experience. Like Radsolutionz said, unlock the bootloader, install Clockworkmod Recovery, and get to flashing a custom Rom. Most custom Roms are 4.0.3 which works better than 4.0.2. Just be patient my friend. It will get better as Google releases updates to ICS.

I would rather go back to a nokia 3210 then get an iphone! ;)

As i said in the post above im no stranger to flashing roms and kernels and playing with the build props etc but im trying to avoid that for the time being.
 

LaGgY_42o

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Dec 7, 2010
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I would just like to point out that #1 is not a problem at all, it is a feature all android phones have, when activating a new phone it automaticly syncs everything from the last phone to the new one, if u didn't want that to happen then u shouldn't have checked the box to restore all Google information or whatever the message is when u first setup the phone, should probably delete it...

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ranova

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#1 is your fault, when you sign into your Google account, it specifically asks you if you want to backup your data (app data, wifi passwords, and other settings) and/or Automatic restore apps and user data.
 

NIK516

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Mar 4, 2010
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Don't give him such a hard time he loves his phone. I was disappointed to I also had random stuff happen but now its all settled down and battery life is great. Give the phone time to adjust and delete as many apps as you don't really need. It could be a bad app that's causing the problem.

If you still don't like it sell it and get something else .

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda premium
 

LuffyPSP

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i dont know but i just had to reply. :D

1) When i first got the device home and turned it on It auto downloaded like 50 apps that i had installed on my sgs which i didnt want it to do...

as said by other member, do that. OR go quickly to market > my apps, and press the 'X' to stop all progress. :D yeah it stops all.

2) when ever i scrolled through the app drawer the first 2 pages was fine but when i scrolled to the 3rd page the launcher would force close every time. A battery pull didnt fix the problem either... Luckily i got an update to 4.0.2 about 30 minutes after the device was on which got rid of that problem...

i'm sure you have this rare problem as others did not but glad it worked out.

3) Now that im on 4.0.2 sometimes when im leaving the app drawer to go back to the homescreen the launcher will freeze for a few seconds between the zoom out transition so i see half of thr app drawer and half of the homescreen. This happens completely random and i cant reproduce it.

same as number 2. :D if you got a slight lag opening the app drawer, its normal.

4) I have just been looking on the market and my screen just shut itself off... I couldnt turn the phone back on through the power button and i had to long press the power button to turn the phone back on. Basically the phone just died for no reason.

This is very normal in many smartphones. Even iphones have this. Had to do hard reboot for my gf's iphone 4 a few times since she buy it a year ago. so with ICS/Android or whatever still a new OS, its understandable. i dont know what OS you use on your PC/laptop, but if you use Windows, you know this is normal. hehe. :p

anyway, to my experience, I had this while on SGS2, and Desire while on Beta builds. Never had any trouble with stable builds with Nexus S, Gnex, SGS2, TF, Desire unless I played around with UV/OC. :D oh and while on AOKP Gnex, i had it once(just remembered now). :D
 

zolah

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No no i mean im 99.9% sure i unchecked the box because i didnt want it to download all of my old apps, It downloaded superuser and titanium backup and adfree and all the rest that i didnt want it to lol.

maybe i didnt but im pretty sure i did.

As i said i LOVE this phone and im still happy with it despite these things and have no trouble keeping it for 2 years. Its just a bit dissapointing at the minute with the bugs.

I was just thinking maybe i got one of the "dodgy" devices and would be better of taking it back for a new one.

I will wait for the next update first and see if that fixes the problems.

I dont want to mess flashing custom kernels etc just to mess undoing it all.

by the sounds of it 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 are a big improvement over 4.0.2 so i look forward to get that little you have an update window on my phone :p

thanks for replies guys. Made me feel a little better
 

3devious

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Nov 6, 2010
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Don't worry, I unchecked the box too and it downloaded everything I had on my Xoom instead of my R2D2 D2. My gnex rebooted randomly and is nowhere near as stable as my Droid 1. And for all of you apologists exclaiming that this is a developer phone, well guess what? 6 weeks in, Googlerola decided "not anymore because CDMA is too hard."

Screw them. I'm going back to a phone that isn't so smart that making calls is beneath it when my contract is up and getting a decent laptop. It's a nice phone when it works but I didn't pay the development community to fix the gross design flaws and production oversights that the people I did give my money to caused to such a device with so much potential. I don't want have to rely on some kid in a basement somewhere to make my $600 phone work. Google/Samsung/Motorola should actually cut these modders a check for cleaning up their messes.

Sent from my Xoom using xda premium
 

NexusDro

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As for 2 and 3, have you ever considered that your phone could be a lemon? I am running stock 4.0.1 and the worst I have experienced was random reboot once a week.
 

Lambetts

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Hey.

I totally get where the OPs coming from. I've got multiple posts on issues I've had. Just some really annoying **** that has really made this a flaky experience. I love this phone just like you man and I'm trying sooo hard not to return it. I've had 3 replacements now and its been like a month. I'm probably just real picky but he's got some points there, why release this if its clearly not ready. I had a 3gs once and I really don't want to go back. The iPhone 4s combined with the latest ios is, and I even can't believe I (me) is saying this but, not toooo bad. I mean, you can actually change your SMS tone now!!! Nice work apple, although other phones have had that option standard for like a billion years! Haha. Anyway, going off track here... yeah dude, I'm not sure if the problems I'm having are just gremlins (which by forums they are) or I have a 4th faulty unit. My other 3 were for the most part probably fine, that's the problem, YOU DONT KNOW!

But by the sounds of it, and I'm sort if happy to hear it is that it is gremlins. I do also want a phone that just f'king works and does what its told. It this phone did that, it would probably be the best phone I've ever owned.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA App
 
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1) When i first got the device home and turned it on It auto downloaded like 50 apps that i had installed on my sgs which i didnt want it to do...

2) when ever i scrolled through the app drawer the first 2 pages was fine but when i scrolled to the 3rd page the launcher would force close every time. A battery pull didnt fix the problem either... Luckily i got an update to 4.0.2 about 30 minutes after the device was on which got rid of that problem...

3) Now that im on 4.0.2 sometimes when im leaving the app drawer to go back to the homescreen the launcher will freeze for a few seconds between the zoom out transition so i see half of thr app drawer and half of the homescreen. This happens completely random and i cant reproduce it.

4) I have just been looking on the market and my screen just shut itself off... I couldnt turn the phone back on through the power button and i had to long press the power button to turn the phone back on. Basically the phone just died for no reason.

1.) YOU CHOSE to "backup/restore apps to/from Google's servers". It was a check box when setting up the phone.
2.) That is strange, never had this problem. And I didn't make it out the Verizon store w/o the 4.0.2 update so I really was never on anything before that.
3.) I also experience a little lag here and there with 4.0.2. Now that I'm on 4.0.4 I NEVER have a problem with it. Also, install spare parts, set screen transitions and other things like that to "fast" for a little added speed boost.
$.) Nobody likes the sleep of death, fortunately I haven't had this problem. Again, most of my time with this phone I have been on 4.0.4. I highly recommend you upgrade if possible.
 

[hfm]

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Stock 4.0.2 GSM version have not experienced a single issue you have.

The one thing I can say is this is a developer phone and its just gonna have bugs. Its probably not what you want to hear but that's kinda how it is : /

So not true. I love my GNex, but the reboot issues are very annoying. And it's not because it's a 'developer phone'. If that's the case they need to stop plastering advertisements in major media outlets and TV commercials saying how great the phone is and instead putting disclaimers that it has annoying problems and 'we'll fix them when we get around to it'.

I love nexus phones and Android and I've stuck by them since the launch of the G1, but they still have problems and making excuses for them using these silly arguments is not how they should be addressed. I seriously hope they did not release this phone to the public knowing about these reboot issues. But it seems that way. Either that or the QA process is badly broken.

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andyjcp

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I don't understand all the "it's a developer phone" posts.
It is marketed as consumer device and for me, it's a very good consumer phone.
I may be totally lucky, but I never had a single issue with this phone so far.
My Desire HD used to have issues like freezes, gps problems etc. The GNEX does not. At least for me...

I agree that an Iphone is even a little more polished. But that doesn't mean you need to be an android developer or cook custom roms every day to like the GNEX.

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    Don't worry, I unchecked the box too and it downloaded everything I had on my Xoom instead of my R2D2 D2. My gnex rebooted randomly and is nowhere near as stable as my Droid 1. And for all of you apologists exclaiming that this is a developer phone, well guess what? 6 weeks in, Googlerola decided "not anymore because CDMA is too hard."

    Screw them. I'm going back to a phone that isn't so smart that making calls is beneath it when my contract is up and getting a decent laptop. It's a nice phone when it works but I didn't pay the development community to fix the gross design flaws and production oversights that the people I did give my money to caused to such a device with so much potential. I don't want have to rely on some kid in a basement somewhere to make my $600 phone work. Google/Samsung/Motorola should actually cut these modders a check for cleaning up their messes.

    Sent from my Xoom using xda premium

    Thanks for the laugh to start off my Monday.

    Google didn't decide anything, they do not have the rights to the CDMA blobs that are needed to make this a developer phone, but have stated they will continue work on it. Nothing about being too hard, they just don't want to get sued into oblivion.

    A dumb phone may be what you need. See these smart phones require (Sometimes) for you to troubleshoot some issues, maybe even return your phone as it may be defective (This can happen when mass developing phones), if you don't want to take the time to make sure it is going to work right, then you do not deserve the benefits of having a smartphone (All basically the same rules as a car, stuff goes wrong so you fix it, no reason to get a bike because your a/c broke, especially when under warranty).

    Most "modders" (You mean developers) are actually older, judging by your rant, much older than you. Oh, and you don't need developers to fix this phone, currently running stock, rooted, 4.0.4 and have had NO issues in weeks.

    Developers are not here to clean up anyone's mess, they are here to add functionality to the phone, nothing they do to this phone is needed.

    So keep whining, go back to a dumb phone, and leave us be.
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    first off... put down ur phone...
    .......
    .........
    ..............
    .........
    .....Breathe.....

    look... no android device is perfect... you knew this buying the phone...
    android is a work in progress... it is still one of the newest OS's out there.
    of course ics has faults... its not near perfect yet... no worries... slowly it is going to get better and better...
    look... unlock that bootloader of yours... and install a custom rom
    most people and my self are using AOKP, install a custom kernal... Lean kernal and franco kernal are great choices...
    custom roms usually preform better than stock...
    relax... try it out...
    im 100 percent sure this will fix your problems or any doubts u might have.
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    It sounds to me like the OP should just get rid of the Gnex and buy and iPhone. ICS is new! It will be buggy at first. Each update will bring a more stable and better all around experience. Like Radsolutionz said, unlock the bootloader, install Clockworkmod Recovery, and get to flashing a custom Rom. Most custom Roms are 4.0.3 which works better than 4.0.2. Just be patient my friend. It will get better as Google releases updates to ICS.
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    Stock 4.0.2 GSM version have not experienced a single issue you have.

    The one thing I can say is this is a developer phone and its just gonna have bugs. Its probably not what you want to hear but that's kinda how it is : /
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    I hope this isn't bad to ask but involved in this topic.

    I've already commented and I feel for the op because I have felt the same. But I'm slowly coming around.

    Can someone give me some direction in a rom and a kernel that's wickedly stable and beautiful to use. Maybe aokp 4.0.3/4? I've never rooted or unlocked before.

    Thanks guys.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA App

    Use this method to root. It won't let you screw up your phone.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1454168

    Aokp is a very good rom and probably the most popular one , although I'm a liquid ics guy

    "the relentless pursuit of the perfect rom" now on the gnex
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