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    Followed Afrozeke's general directions and got SuperNexus on board. We shall see.
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    I've had the SuperNexus ROM running for 4 days now - all I can say is, beautiful!! The phone runs better than it ever has: absolutely stable (the most important criteria after 4.0.4), pure Nexus jelly bean OS, good battery performance, and all features work as far as I can tell.

    Heads up: My comments refer to the SuperNexus ROM (JB 4.1.2, build 5. The dev has a new version out, with JB 4.2.1, but it seems to have a couple of growing pains, so I'll wait a bit on that one. You can read all about it here: SuperNexus 2.0 - I777 - BUILD 1. And if you use and like any flavor of SuperNexus, consider a donation to the 16-year-old genius who does the work (paypal link on the thread referenced)

    It was a little stressful for this amateur to learn and complete the root/ROM process, but well worth it. Guess I can at least thank AT&T for forcing me to learn to hack my phone.
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    I'm at or near the two week mark now. Very happy with a rom vs 4.0.4. I think I can keep this phone around for at least another year now. And yes definitely help out whoever creates the rom of your choice if you go that route. Even beer...errr soda money is better than nothing.

    Over and out.


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    I installed SuperNexus 2.0 on my wife's phone. Only problems so far have been a failure to detect time zone (she set the time zone manually) and unreliable data (I changed the APN settings to the " phone" APN this evening and we shall see tomorrow).

    I had tried CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly, but it didn't recognize the SD card so the camera refused to work. Yeah, I know, it is a nightly. That's why I bailed to something a little less aggressively beta at the first sign of trouble.

    Speaking of the camera, my wife loved the camera app on SuperNexus. Though, funny moment, she asked 'where's the zoom control?' I didn't know, but I said, 'well, for consistency, if expect maybe pinch-zoom?' You should have seen her face light up.

    It's the little design details that really shine. No fancy controls, just zoom like you do in any other app.

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    Phones: BB 8820 -> BB 8310 -> HTC Thunderbolt -> LG Optimus G Pro -> Moto X
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    In case anyone cares, I too have been plagued by the 'sleep of death' after 4.0.4. Disabling ATT Smart Wifi decreased the frequency, but did not fix it. I did read on the XDA Developer's forum that another possible cause was: look in your all applications list, see if there are two 'clock' apps, disable one of them and clear data on the other. Apparently, duplicated clock apps were wrecking havoc. I'll have to see if I can find the thread.

    For me, though, I just got sick of it enough to root my phone for the first time and load Cyanogenmod 10.1 on it. Blamo, problem has gone away and I'm wondering why I haven't done this sooner. It's like having a whole new phone again (that actually works!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by natehoy View Post
    Followed Afrozeke's general directions and got SuperNexus on board. We shall see.
    OK, so we're now a solid week and more into SuperNexus 2.0, and so far the reports are good. There has been precisely one unexplained "needed to press the power button for a long time to start the phone" event. Other than that, it's been rock solid.

    The one odd thing we ran into was loading the latest Google Apps caused the gallery not to sync with the server, so none of my wife's Picasa photos were visible from her phone. I had to load a patch file to make that work, and it reverted the camera back to a somewhat older and less fancy version.

    But so far my wife is pretty happy with the phone on the whole. Much happier than when on the 4.0.4 update.
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    Just checked my apps, had 2 calendar & 2 clock apps, disable 1 each, will see if that stops SOD......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimman View Post
    Just checked my apps, had 2 calendar & 2 clock apps, disable 1 each, will see if that stops SOD......
    At first, when i disabled those apps u mentioned, the AT&T crapware and I was still getting 2-3 SOD a day min. However, when I removed my Nova Launcher and went back to TW, the SOD stopped. So check if that helps.
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    My wife was using the stock launcher and still had them. I don't know if i had ever disabled the second clock, though. Once disabling most of the at&t stuff failed to resolve the problem, I needed to solve the problem and ROMed the phone.

    She was not amused by missing phone calls and messages. After a week of trying to solve it using stock tools, she was pretty upset. And rightfully so.

    This update was a nightmare, and I'm so thankful for the aftermarket folks who write stable, reliable, nexus-stock ROMs.

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    Phones: BB 8820 -> BB 8310 -> HTC Thunderbolt -> LG Optimus G Pro -> Moto X
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    I disabled the duplicate clock and calendar apps yesterday, and haven't had SOD since. Was averaging at least twice per day. Cautiously optimistic!

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    I am running the stock AT&T OTA 4.0.4 ROM. I have had my share of Black Screen Lockups but found something that works for me. I am restarting my phone each morning, never turning off WiFi, no apps disabled. I have yet to have a lockup in the few weeks since I started rebooting each morning. Battery is doing fine without turning off WiFi. Seems to run fast so I am happy for now until we get JB.
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    Not to be discouraging, but I tried the "restart each morning" trick, and it didn't seem to help.

    But on a more positive note, after 3 weeks of running SuperNexus (JB 4.1.2), I'm thrilled. The phone has never, since I got it more than a year ago, been so reliable. =No= SOD's, reboots, lockups...NONE! Great battery life, smooth operation, and every feature I use works perfectly.

    I was looking forward to a new GS3 at contract renewal time, but now I'm thinking this GS2 is too nice to give up.
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    I have been scanning through the discussion here and I think the update just made my phone worse. It would constantly shut off . I had to take the battery out and put it back in for it to come back on. I am on my third replacement phone with the update and it does the same thing. The only solution I found was by researching on a different forum and I have the load monitor app. I have no idea what it really does but it solved the problem. only downfall is it drains my battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barotropic View Post
    Not to be discouraging, but I tried the "restart each morning" trick, and it didn't seem to help.

    But on a more positive note, after 3 weeks of running SuperNexus (JB 4.1.2), I'm thrilled. The phone has never, since I got it more than a year ago, been so reliable. =No= SOD's, reboots, lockups...NONE! Great battery life, smooth operation, and every feature I use works perfectly.

    I was looking forward to a new GS3 at contract renewal time, but now I'm thinking this GS2 is too nice to give up.
    I am right there with you. After fighting my phone since the upgrade I finally decided that it was time to root and load a different ROM. After some initial issues, I finally got it to go through and have been using the SuperNexus (JB 4.1.1) ROM for a couple of days now with no issues at all. The ROM works great and I have not had a lockup or anything since I flashed. It took about an hour to get used to the new GUI and I now love it. I was also thinking about getting the G3 but now this will get me through until the G4 comes out later this year.
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    I'm tempted to try a custom ROM, but it seems every time I dig in and read more, there's always *something* that won't work. Depending upon the ROM, I've heard the broken things are:

    *64GB microSD not readable (Samsung says "not supported", but with my AT&T Galaxy S2 it worked fine with 2.3.6 and 4.0.3)
    *MHL (microUSB to HDMI)
    *Video recording
    *Netflix

    There may have been a few more I'm forgetting.

    Anyway, I'm trying to decide on which custom ROM. I know I don't want to upgrade often, so anything with a "nightly" or even "monthly" won't cut it. And the above 4 items for me are "must haves".

    So, anyone care to chime in, please?
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    BGood2,

    After the Sleep/Screen of Death issues with 4.0.4, I rooted and installed AOKP 4.1.2 and am running their latest 4.2.1 and haven't had any issues. Calls come in clear, bluetooth, Netflix, USB, wifi, everything works. DashClock works great on it too. I wish I hadn't waited so long to try it. Thanks for the screw up AT&T, I'll never go back to stock again.
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    Thanks for the information, especially Netflix. Now I just need confirmation of 64GB microSD, MHL, and video recording, and I should be ready to go!
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    As for the SuperNexus ROM (version 1/ build 5 / JB 4.1.2, which is to say, not SuperNexus 2.0), I can tell you that video recording and Netflix work perfectly. I don't use MHL, and don't own a 64GB microSD, so can't tell you about those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barotropic View Post
    As for the SuperNexus ROM (version 1/ build 5 / JB 4.1.2, which is to say, not SuperNexus 2.0), I can tell you that video recording and Netflix work perfectly. I don't use MHL, and don't own a 64GB microSD, so can't tell you about those.
    Thanks for the information, though! I'm adding to my "knowledge base"!
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    I purchased my phone unlocked in USA a year ago because i work and live overseas. It came with Gingerbread and I had no problems upgrading to ICS 4.0.3 but this morning Kies sent notificatrion of update to 4.0.4 so i installed it and I could no longer access my local network provider. I went to a local shop to have them try to unlock it but they had to do a factory reset. My sim works now but when I try to do a restore data etc through Kies it looks like it is doing it but then at the end says it failed. I want to try and update to 4.0.3 again but Kies only gives the 4.0.4 option. Appreciate any help as I don't want to mess around with rooting and I am afraid that if i update to 4.0.4 again it won;t recognize my sim.
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    Like I posted in another thread, this entire episode has helped to convert this once die-hard Android fan into an iOS convert. Because eventually, you just get tired of dealing with this crap and just want a phone that actually works. I like tinkering with stuff in order to make it better. If I have to spend hours tinkering with a phone just to make it basically work, then it gets old, FAST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulasien View Post
    Like I posted in another thread, this entire episode has helped to convert this once die-hard Android fan into an iOS convert. Because eventually, you just get tired of dealing with this crap and just want a phone that actually works. I like tinkering with stuff in order to make it better. If I have to spend hours tinkering with a phone just to make it basically work, then it gets old, FAST.
    I wish you all the best with iOS.

    I will say that a great number of the problems in Android come from the fact that there are so many carrier/manufacturer-specific implementations of it, and Apple does have the advantage of a single central build with just a few radio tweaks. So when something goes terribly wrong with iOS, it affects ALL handsets and Apple and the carriers get on it right quick.

    This is why the solution for many of us (when possible) is to nuke the manufacturer-specific firmware that has the carrier-specific mods and go with something that is more of an up-to-date and vanilla Android experience when we have problems with specific handsets. Of course, the other option is to get a handset from the Nexus line, which are by definition closer to "pure" Android and are updated with bug fixes quickly.

    The trouble is that iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, etc are operating systems, packaged as a whole. Android is a toolkit that manufacturers use to make their own operating system, and there's some flexibility there, and the inconsistency that comes as a natural result of the flexbility.

    Nexus might have been a good choice for you, but if you're happy in iOS, it's all good.
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