Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 45
Like Tree2Likes
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    I figured since Google hasnt released a change log for the 4.0.4 update, there should be a post with noticeable changes/enhancements.
    I had a yakjuxw and was sick of waiting for Samsung to send out an update. I unlocked the bootloader and flashed yakju, used the checkin method and BOOM, update was pushed.
    So far, coming from 4.0.2, I noticed that the app drawer is more fluid, battery has improved (to soon to tell how much that has improved). Also noticed that if you hold power button, different options are there now( ie change the ringer). The browser is more responsive and there are more quick controls. There is now a dock setting in the phone settings which I thought was cool. Though I'm not going to spend 90$ on a Samsung dock.
    If you noticed anything else, post it!
    Last edited by trayes77; 04-04-2012 at 12:16 AM.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    I had a Gps issue ( not only me ) now it is fixed !
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default

    UPDATE: After one full day of testing, my battery has definitely improved and the android os bug has been squashed. My phone was on for 13 hrs 15min, battery was at 44%. I had "4g" running most of the day (even in my basement where 4g is around 100dbm). I usex the Internet frequently throughout the day, and streamed 30min of music. The android system only consumed 4% vs the original 20% average.
    Also noticed that the app switcher is quicker, screen rotates quicker too.
    I should note that I have the Samsung extended 2000mah battery.
  4. #4  
    jeffreytz's Avatar
    Mayor of Awesometown

    Posts
    234 Posts
    Global Posts
    290 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock Jelly Bean

    Default Re: Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by trayes77 View Post
    I figured since Google hasnt released a change log for the 4.0.4 update, there should be a post with noticeable changes/enhancements.
    I had a yakjuxw and was sick of waiting for Samsung to send out an update. I unlocked the bootloader and flashed yakju, used the checkin method and BOOM, update was pushed.
    So far, coming from 4.0.2, I noticed that the app drawer is more fluid, battery has improved (to soon to tell how much that has improved). Also noticed that if you hold power button, different options are there now( ie change the ringer). The browser is more responsive and there are more quick controls. There is now a dock setting in the phone settings which I thought was cool. Though I'm not going to spend 90$ on a Samsung dock.
    If you noticed anything else, post it!
    Hi what's the "checkin" method? I have a yakju GSM Galaxy Nexus but I still can't get 4.0.4 to push (I hit the "check now" button about 5 times a day!).

    My desktop dock is coming in a week or so and I really want 4.0.4 so it works correctly, any tips to force this would be appreciated, otherwise I'll have to finally unlock my bootloader and then start over.
    JT
    Nexus 5, Nexus 7 LTE, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    AT&T, T-Mobile
  5. #5  

    Default

    Clear data on google framework and then check for update that's how I got it (in the USA)
  6. #6  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreytz View Post
    Hi what's the "checkin" method? I have a yakju GSM Galaxy Nexus but I still can't get 4.0.4 to push (I hit the "check now" button about 5 times a day!).

    My desktop dock is coming in a week or so and I really want 4.0.4 so it works correctly, any tips to force this would be appreciated, otherwise I'll have to finally unlock my bootloader and then start over.
    Go to your dial pad.
    Dial:
    *#*#checkin#*#*
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    How does this affect you if you are rooted (but otherwise on a stock ROM) on 4.0.2?
  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #8  

    Default

    I think upgrading to 4.0.4 will break root.

    UPDATE 2: Battery was at 59% after 12hrs 15min. Wifi was on for 9hrs, and "4g" was on for 2hrs. Browsed the web for most of the day, no games and only 1 video. The android os was at 3%. I'm very happy with the new update.
    Last edited by trayes77; 04-04-2012 at 09:17 PM.
  9. #9  

    Default

    How can you guys tell how long your battery was performing?

    Is it at the settings > battery menu? Does it tell you hoe long the battery last after a full charge?

    Can anyone explain it to me, briefly?

    I just got my Nexus yesterday with 4.0.4 and I can't lie, the battery is a lil better then i expected. Its just takes forever to charge.
  10. Thread Author  Thread Author    #10  

    Default

    Go to phone settings, battery, and there you will see the battery stats broken down between system apps and third party apps. Press the top graphic and there will display the time the phone was on battery and graph in detail the battery's progression throughout the day. Hope this helps!
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    Thanks!

    When I look at the graph, how can I tell when or what time did it start clocking the battery?

    Let say if I charge it all night, unplug it at 9am, an its fully charged will that start the graph from scratch?
  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #12  

    Default

    The time starts when you unplug the phone. You can tell by looking at the graph after a few minutes of the phone being on battery. Graph will usually be a flat line and "time on battery " will be low.

    In that situation, I don't know. I turn my phone off while its plugged in. When I turn it back on, it starts at zero. You may want to experiment with both turning phone off an d leaving it on when you charge it. In either case, if you leave your phone on while charging it to 100%., make a mental note of the time when you unplugged it just in case the battery stat doesn't reset.
  13. #13  

    Default

    How is the camera? Is the picture quality improved?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
  14. Thread Author  Thread Author    #14  

    Default

    Camera app opens quicker, photos look the same.
  15. #15  
    Zymm's Avatar

    Posts
    2 Posts
    Global Posts
    3 Global Posts

    Default Re: Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    Hi

    I have an unlocked GSM GNex that is yakju which hasn't gotten its update to 4.0.4 yet. I tried the checkin method and received a successful checkin notification however it still doesn't update to 4.0.4. Any suggestions is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jak
  16. #16  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by trayes77 View Post
    Camera app opens quicker, photos look the same.
    I was hoping that the quality would improve a it did on my wifi Xoom. Or maybe it's just my imagination.

    Oh well. Good enough I suppose.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
  17. Thread Author  Thread Author    #17  

    Default

    I read on another thread that you can go to settings, apps, all apps, Google framework services, clear data, force stop, and then try the checkin method. This seems to have worked for others. Its worth a shot. Good luck!
  18. Thread Author  Thread Author    #18  

    Default

    UPDATE 3: I noticed now with the latest update 4.0.4, my phone never goes above 96 degrees. For example, on 4.0.2 my phone's temp would raise up to 100+ when it was plugged in and watching videos on YouTube. Use to worry me.
  19. #19  
    xkon's Avatar

    Posts
    8 Posts
    Global Posts
    108 Global Posts

    Default

    No OTA love for me. Rooted flashed and now at 4.0.4. Lets see if it improves the battery life!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
  20. Thread Author  Thread Author    #20  

    Default

    If you flashed 4.0.4 from the AOSP you should notice a definite improvement with battery life. I can't speak for any other 4.0.4 roms.

    Post any changes you notice that aren't mentioned in earlier posts. Thanks!
  21. #21  
    stimpy01234's Avatar

    Posts
    55 Posts
    ROM
    Jelly Bean 4.1.1

    Default

    Has anyone noticed if they fixed Tue restart problem which was plaguing the earlier versions

    And if anyone's using the GSM version of the galaxy nexsus how has it affected reception... there are a few reports of the update messing that up badly
  22. Thread Author  Thread Author    #22  

    Default

    My gsm Nexus restarted once on 4.0.2. So far with 4.0.4, I have not had any restarts. Its very stable, browser crashed twice, app tray is very fluid. Huge improvement all around.

    I read of complaints with signal issues, luckily I have not experienced that yet. So the issue does not seem to be wide spread.
  23. #23  
    dbareis's Avatar

    Posts
    291 Posts
    Global Posts
    292 Global Posts

    Default Re: Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by trayes77 View Post
    My gsm Nexus restarted once on 4.0.2. So far with 4.0.4, I have not had any restarts
    My phone restarts (infrequently) on both versions so reboots persist. It does seem to manage its memory better (guessing they got rid of a memory leak or two) and so doesn't slow down as much as 4.0.2 did over a week or so (I booted it myself after a week or so).
  24. #24  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by trayes77 View Post
    My gsm Nexus restarted once on 4.0.2. So far with 4.0.4, I have not had any restarts. Its very stable, browser crashed twice, app tray is very fluid. Huge improvement all around.

    I read of complaints with signal issues, luckily I have not experienced that yet. So the issue does not seem to be wide spread.
    Me two except the browser works good for me
  25. #25  

    Default Re: Gsm Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update changes /enhancements

    1. Battery life seems to be better, course it wasn't bad before.
    2. Screen rotate is much improved.
    3. Camera still produces absolutely horrendous photos. But Editing the lightness and darkness in the stock Editor makes a world of difference.
    4. My disappearing SMS issue that my CDMA Nexus and 4.0.2 Nexus also had. 1 out of 100 texts come in, then disappear
    5. I now have an issue with the phone locking up while charging, yet the notification light keeps going. I've Googled it and found others have had this issue with all version of 4.0.x
    6. I now have an issue with my phone occasionally losing data / signal until I reboot. I never had this issue on 4.0.2 with my GSM phone.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions