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  1. kayefjay's Avatar
    I was rooted running stock and did a data wipe and cache wipe. Maybe its a fluke but its happening a bit
    02-06-2012 07:41 PM
  2. trigun123478's Avatar
    To do the stock recovery method, the file needs to be in the cache folder. To get into the cache folder, you need to be rooted. Crazy right? As reported by kangxi from xda.


    4.0.4 Unofficial Changelog *Update2 02/05* - Page 30 - xda-developers


    So you have to root to do it and the update will unroot you to my understanding? Can anyone be more clear?
    02-06-2012 08:14 PM
  3. Harvey Wallbanger's Avatar
    [NOTE]Not sure if this has been posted yet but I found this unofficial changelog/feature list over at XDA.

    Thanks to kangxi - xda developers

    Remember this is unofficial but the user really seems to be going to great lengths to test this thing out...

    [INFO]Unofficial Android 4.0.4 Changelog

    Work In Progress. Will update as I discover more:

    • Noticeably Faster
    • Android OS bug fixed (in battery stats)
    • Long-pressing on a blank spot on the last page of app tray bug is gone
    • New Radios. 3G/4G switching MUCH better. Don't even notice it changing.
    • Improved signal strength
    • New Power Menu. New from 4.0.2, familiar to those who have used a stock 4.0.3 rom. Screenshot here
    • PRIMELA03 Bootloader
    • Faster boot up time
    • Auto-brightness Functionality changed. Smooth transition
    • Holding down camera button now refocuses again
    • Multitouch issue seems resolved. Screenshot here
    • Autorotate is faster
    • Browser performance noticeably improved
    • Recent apps list opens faster
    • Miscellaneous camera UI changes
    • Increased volume
    • Keyboard fixes
    • Updated News & Weather app UI
    • Improved quick controls in browser. New when coming from 4.0.2. Present in 4.0.3. Screenshot here (Update: 02/05)


    [/INFO][/NOTE]
    I think its safe to add "improved playback of music while screen is dark" to that list. One other person besides me has confirmed this, but perhaps someone else who's had the bug before can confirm its improved (if not completely squashed.)
    02-06-2012 08:28 PM
  4. silentjosh37's Avatar
    I installed the update last night and reverted today, I had noticed a few nagging bugs that I think I will wait to be resolved since 4.02 is doing pretty damn well for me.

    First bug I noticed is when going to the unlock screen it looks dull and lags a bit more than 4.02.

    Secondly it seems as though "clicking" icons on the homepage arent as responsive.

    Thirdly everytime I shut off the phone and boot it back up Google+ keeps popping up in my app draw even after I disable it. Not a huge issue but thats one of the best parts of ICS is being able to disable the apps you cant uninstall.

    I am left wondering if anyone else is having these issues or if its just me, and if no one has noticed them yet.
    02-07-2012 09:48 AM
  5. porlo#AC's Avatar
    Used stock 4.0.4 for more than a week, no issues, only improvements. For anyone who wants to keep stock ROM and stock recovery, you ONLY need to unlock the bootloader. No need to root or change the stock recovery. Only downside is that when you unlock the boot loader all data will be wiped. But this is a one time process that would benefit you down the road.

    Once boot loader is unlocked, follow instructions from previous posts in this thread to boot the phone into CWM (not flushing it so stock recovery is intact) and flash the zip file from there. Once the update is done and the phone is restarted, CWM is gone and you are in stock 4.0.4!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    02-13-2012 03:08 PM
  6. DarkTattoo's Avatar
    It is a real update as i have already installed it a week ago via a leak. To answer your question( if no one hasn't didn't go through every comment. You can maintain root with Voodoo OTA Root Keeper by Supercurio.Thats what I did to keep root and flash the leaked build/OTA update.I hope this helped. This is a "FACT NOT GUESSWORK!" I used the app and it works flawlessly and its very easy to use also. Good Luck.
    02-13-2012 09:01 PM
  7. iviustang50h's Avatar
    Will using this method keep stock recovery? if not is there a way to temporarily install CWM?
    No, but the Root Toolkit method will. You also do not need to be rooted to flash the update. You simply unlock the bootloader using the toolkit (which wipes the phone), then boot into CWM recovery without flashing it permanently. Then you can flash the update, which can be found here.

    This is the exact method I used. Oh, and here is the link:

    [GNex TOOLKIT V5.3] Drivers, Backup, Unlock, Root, CWM, Flash, Mods + MUCH MORE [GSM] - xda-developers

    I installed the update last night and reverted today, I had noticed a few nagging bugs that I think I will wait to be resolved since 4.02 is doing pretty damn well for me.

    First bug I noticed is when going to the unlock screen it looks dull and lags a bit more than 4.02.

    Secondly it seems as though "clicking" icons on the homepage arent as responsive.

    Thirdly everytime I shut off the phone and boot it back up Google+ keeps popping up in my app draw even after I disable it. Not a huge issue but thats one of the best parts of ICS is being able to disable the apps you cant uninstall.

    I am left wondering if anyone else is having these issues or if its just me, and if no one has noticed them yet.
    I have none of those issues and have only seen improvements, as others have mentioned.
    02-15-2012 01:59 PM
  8. Nechasin's Avatar
    I just noticed today that there is an option in the security page to decide if the power button immediately locks the device or not. That was always a pet peeve of mine because I would accidently turn it off and then have to re-enter my pin to get back in.
    LabRat likes this.
    02-15-2012 07:14 PM
  9. vinsnob's Avatar
    Late adopter, but finally decided to unlock and upgrade to 4.0.4. Lot of instructions out there, and they really didn't work for me. So....

    1. Backup, unlock, restore. (Wugs toolkit)
    2. Copy signed update file to GN internal storage
    2. Boot into bootloader mode.
    3. Plugged in USB cable and my Verizon GN immediately went to CM recovery screen (I never installed CM)
    4. Selected update from SD card, next screen to locate file, and selected yes.
    5. All updated, new radios etc.

    02-19-2012 10:39 PM
  10. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Late adopter, but finally decided to unlock and upgrade to 4.0.4. Lot of instructions out there, and they really didn't work for me. So....

    1. Backup, unlock, restore. (Wugs toolkit)
    2. Copy signed update file to GN internal storage
    2. Boot into bootloader mode.
    3. Plugged in USB cable and my Verizon GN immediately went to CM recovery screen (I never installed CM)
    4. Selected update from SD card, next screen to locate file, and selected yes.
    5. All updated, new radios etc.

    you did this in sdk?
    I hate sdk.'
    are you saying you just used rom manager booted into recovery and installed the zip file?
    03-22-2012 05:08 AM
  11. vinsnob's Avatar
    I didn't use ROM manager. Haven't got into the rooting thing yet. My Gnex was unrooted stock, and until this leak came about, locked. After unlocking and restoring all of my apps & data (including system apps), just copied the leaked 4.0.4 update file to the accessible storage on the GNex. Booted into CM recovery, selected the update.zip, and was running 4.0.4 in about 2 minutes with those wonderful new radios. The whole device is buttery smooth and stupid fast. No random reboots either.

    I still see complaints about how buggy this phone is, and while it may be the unofficial update, everyone needs to install this OTA until something better is available from Verizon.
    04-15-2012 06:02 PM
  12. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    I didn't use ROM manager. Haven't got into the rooting thing yet. My Gnex was unrooted stock, and until this leak came about, locked. After unlocking and restoring all of my apps & data (including system apps), just copied the leaked 4.0.4 update file to the accessible storage on the GNex. Booted into CM recovery, selected the update.zip, and was running 4.0.4 in about 2 minutes with those wonderful new radios. The whole device is buttery smooth and stupid fast. No random reboots either.

    I still see complaints about how buggy this phone is, and while it may be the unofficial update, everyone needs to install this OTA until something better is available from Verizon.
    Yup. I second this.
    04-15-2012 07:04 PM
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