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    Default Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Apparently, the TI Omap processor won't be supported. Not the age, but the make of the guts, is where we're left out in the cold
    I wonder what kind of issues would come up with using files from 4.3 for the processor in 4.4
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Not sure, but I read this story yesterday and thought maybe there is hope for Sprints, but I think that aosp thing or whatever sprints doesnt have will prevent a good stable port like verizons (im not a tech/rooting style)

    http://phandroid.com/2013/11/03/veri...-4-kitkat-rom/
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    looks like theyre at work with 4.4 for sprint too...
    Android 4.4 KitKat Now Available for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus – xda-developers
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Quote Originally Posted by ryancell View Post
    That link isn't working. Maybe the article was deleted?
    But here's one for the Verizon GNex & it mentions that nothing is available for Sprint YET
    Android 4.4 Now Also Available for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus – xda-developers
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Not sure why the links dead now, but if you google galaxy nexus kit kat stories show up like this one too
    Android 4.4 KitKat Update Now Available for HTC One, Xperia Z and Sprint Galaxy Nexus
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryancell View Post
    Not sure why the links dead now, but if you google galaxy nexus kit kat stories show up like this one too
    Android 4.4 KitKat Update Now Available for HTC One, Xperia Z and Sprint Galaxy Nexus
    Be careful with the above - I went through it last night and what is linked to from there has been locked as the developer was apparently throwing stuff over the wall without actually testing anything, so no one was able to get his ROM to actually boot. I imagine we will get a working 4.4 at some point, but I'd wait for a while before trying it.
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    There's already booting 4.4 with working, albeit temperamental data and WiFi. Graphical glitches and reboots due to the incompatible binaries. It's all that can be expected till someone does more than just compile from source with cm kernel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    There's already booting 4.4 with working, albeit temperamental data and WiFi. Graphical glitches and reboots due to the incompatible binaries. It's all that can be expected till someone does more than just compile from source with cm kernel...

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    Did the devs ever actually get 4.3 working prior to the official release? I know there was issues with data with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratsttam View Post
    Did the devs ever actually get 4.3 working prior to the official release? I know there was issues with data with it.
    CM 10.2 has working data without any extra steps for Sprint's G Nex if your on Sprint. I have one on Ting so I had to change the APN settings with a flashable zip to get LTE.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    There's already booting 4.4 with working, albeit temperamental data and WiFi. Graphical glitches and reboots due to the incompatible binaries. It's all that can be expected till someone does more than just compile from source with cm kernel...
    Can you post a link to the working 4.4 ROM for our phone. Every link I can find appears to be a dead end.
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Yes there was working data on cm before the official release from Sprint. Working, however not stable. Data switching would hang, then drop, and could not recover. I believe they were using a lot of dirty patches to compensate for a proper RIL Bridge for 4.3 and proper binaries. Fact is they made headway, but only so much, and would probably have remained stuck at no fault of their own. Soon when the official build changes are merged into CM all of that should be solved. 4.4 is a whole different story. Someone needs to merge and experiment with the updated GPU binaries that were never officially merged with AOSP for GNex and see if it fixes the graphical glitches and reboots caused by them. From there blobs from 4.3 can be merged to see if they can be worked for stable data with 4.4.

    Again, this is just a collection of info I gather from keeping up with multiple forum sites and news in relation to our device.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Funny that custom ROMs were having difficulty with the handoff to and from 4G and now the update build seems to have the same problem handing off to 4G too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatal99 View Post
    Funny that custom ROMs were having difficulty with the handoff to and from 4G and now the update build seems to have the same problem handing off to 4G too.
    Actually right up until merging the official update, cm 10.2 had stable switching data. Merging the official broke it again somewhat and they're working to fix it properly.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan Grimes View Post
    Actually right up until merging the official update, cm 10.2 had stable switching data. Merging the official broke it again somewhat and they're working to fix it properly.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Well I'll be sticking with the 20131105 nightly then. Data is flawless for me.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    They need to revert all the other radio related changes they previously had merged. On an absolutely untouched stock updated 4.3 data handoffs work fine and there are no radio drops. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't want to admit they tampered with the base stock ROM. Anyway, it seems as though 4.4 testing is progressing rather well.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    They need to revert all the other radio related changes they previously had merged. On an absolutely untouched stock updated 4.3 data handoffs work fine and there are no radio drops. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't want to admit they tampered with the base stock ROM. Anyway, it seems as though 4.4 testing is progressing rather well.
    I can assure you I've got stock updated 4.3 at this time and the data handoff is not working - I loose data every time I switch from 3G to 4G and have to switch into and out of airplane mode to get it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmrlook View Post
    I can assure you I've got stock updated 4.3 at this time and the data handoff is not working - I loose data every time I switch from 3G to 4G and have to switch into and out of airplane mode to get it back.
    Likewise. I did a factory restore and it seems to have resolved it the few times I did enter 4g, but I am not for certain yet. 4g coverage is junk where I live so far.
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Will a factory reset delete SD Card data too? I am considering to do this as I drive through a lot of 3G to 4G and back to 3G areas on my commute. This handoff issue bugs when I am streaming podcasts or pandora
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmrlook View Post
    I can assure you I've got stock updated 4.3 at this time and the data handoff is not working - I loose data every time I switch from 3G to 4G and have to switch into and out of airplane mode to get it back.
    I can assure you someone asking for a link to the 4.4 Alpha has not been running pure stock, and did not update from official build 4.2 to OTA 4.3.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    Default Re: Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    I can assure you someone asking for a link to the 4.4 Alpha has not been running pure stock, and did not update from official build 4.2 to OTA 4.3.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    I promise that I went from stock 4.2.1 and adb sideloaded the new 4.3. I have major issues, every day since Monday last week when I downloaded and installed it. I have experience rooting phones, but have never felt the need with my GNex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    I can assure you someone asking for a link to the 4.4 Alpha has not been running pure stock, and did not update from official build 4.2 to OTA 4.3.
    Are you seriously going to argue that I don't know what is on my phone based on the fact that I asked about a 4.4 ROM? Why would someone who is on stock 4.3 not want the latest and greatest android release? At any rate, since you seem to have more info about what is and is not on my phone, I'll let you continue to think my phone is not stock 4.3. Now you can sleep better tonight.
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    didn't seem to help me much. I will have to try the speed test as you mentioned in another thread but if I am listening to Pandora and switch from 3g to 4g and the song changes, the app just hangs for a good 5-6 minutes. Airplane mode on, airplane mode off and the next song starts instantly. SMH... I really wonder if it is just the radio firmware/hardware for this phone though. My wife gets 3 dots/bars on her iPhone all over the house and I struggle to keep 1 bar lit.

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