[Help Thread][ Pixel 4 XL ](2019)Question, Noob Friendly

kickenwing13

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So, my Google Assistant no longer will send text messages. One of the tech ppl told me to uninstall updates and that seemed to work. So is it safe for me to assume it's just a bad update of the Google app? Any workarounds?
 

sd_shadow

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So, my Google Assistant no longer will send text messages. One of the tech ppl told me to uninstall updates and that seemed to work. So is it safe for me to assume it's just a bad update of the Google app? Any workarounds?
Likely just a bad install, if you re-update it should still work,

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kickenwing13

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seems to be working now. I did uninstall the updates and reinstall the app maybe even twice. Not sure what was going on.

Yesterday my face and lock stopped working. Cleared the cash on launcher cleared storage on the settings app still didn't fix it but then a restart did. Wouldn't even let me add my face after deleting my old one. Some goofy things with this thing. I know that they are pretty quick to fix things with software updates but just seems goofy.
 

Shayded

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So I had been running into massive camera lag issues. Basically any app that accessed the camera, including the stock camera app, would sporadically be janky and lock up for seconds at a time.

Sometimes this would lock up and lag other apps

Turned out to be tied to the one UI 2.0 launcher port I was using.

How and why could a launcher affect the phone in this way? Uninstalling it and returning to lawn chair (both using quickswitch) and performance is back to 100%
 

kickenwing13

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Rough call quality recently. I'm in a low Verizon signal area with high speed internet. Bought a network extender because my OnePlus 6t and 7pro didn't seem to work on Wi-Fi calling or have 3G bands that matched the 3G network extender I had previously.

Now on my 4XL I have had gargled and inconsistent messaging. This is a Google version on Verizon network. I kind of wondered if Wi-Fi calling was battling for service with my network extender. There are times that I have service way outside of my house where I barely have Wi-Fi via the network extender. there are times it's flawless and then it seems like when I need it for work it seems to be cutting out... I'm fresh off of a factory reset..
 

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I purchased Pixel 4 XL and i had default weather on the home screen. Next I installed few updates and weather just gone. I don't see this weather in widget section. Is chance to back this weather? How will i do?
 
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quantan

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Would anyone here please attach your /data/system/packages.xml. I made some mistakes so now I encounter lots of permission issues. Thank you a lot!
 

Drake Misuke

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Hello everyone!
Does your sim slot also protrude slightly?
When I gently rub my fingertip on the edge of the phone, I can clearly feel the projection
Can you tell me if it's my problem or is it so with everyone?
I attach photos




 
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DrunkUncas

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Is this phone worth it?

Sorry for the open ended question. That's not my usual thing, but I'm having a real problem wrapping my head around the issues with this phone.

I've been swapping ROMs since before Android existed. I'm on a Verizon Pixel 3, and have never owned a phone with a locked bootloader until now. After a couple of weeks with it, I'm pissed.


The Pixel series has been a disaster. My Pixel 1 was junk. My sister's Pixel 2 was junk. If I drop $500 on a USED Pixel 4, what are the odds that I'm going to be cursing at it this time next year?


Help me out here, guys.

The Google version appears to be easily unlockable, right?

It looks like some are having problems with root, no?

Is there some new verification system I need to be worried about?

Is the beta TWRP mostly functional?

Are any of these ROMs well developed?

Any other issues I've managed to miss? Lousy camera? Overheating chips? Batteries bulging? Cores dying? Codecs breaking?


What else is out there with an unlockable bootloader that runs on Verizon?

Thanks
 

gustaveff

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Is there anything different about either 5ghz WIFI or video encoding on the Pixel 4XL compared to other Android phones?

I purchased a Chinese DJI Clone drone that uses an app called HFunPro. The drone doesn't have an SD card so video is recorded directly to the phone over a 5ghz WIFI connection.

On the Pixel the video is unusable, full of artefacts, picture blocky and grey. It reminds me of trying to stream videos over 56k dialup

I've tested with a Galaxy S7 that is running Android 8.0 and the video records fine, so it's not a hardware issue on the drone as far as I can determine.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Thanks
 

oxmoses

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I am having a weird glare or blurriness to anything that puts off light, with my camera. It just started happening a couple weeks ago, out the blue. Weird thing is, if I use the little 2x deal on the camera app, the glare goes away. I bought this thing new, less than a year ago, so I feel like it should be working fine still. I have taken great care of it, there's not a scratch or blemish on it, it has never been dropped, or even had water plashed on it.

If I can, I will attach some photos for example.
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100kaa

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Hi guys,

last night I have noticed that my display flickers, but flickers as ?=!$ :D
this morning it is working without problems. I just wanted to ask is there any way to unroot phone but to keep all data (banking apps active) if the phone must be sent to repair.

thanks people :D