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    Default How many have you replaced?

    Im on my third nexus. First had the screen fail after 35 days. It developed a severe case of purple blotches everywhere. VZW Replaced it no questions asked though with a refurb.

    Second phone worked great until I decided to change my number. Somewhere during the process apparently my Gnex decided it didnt want to make voice calls or text anymore, however data still worked. Baffled the hell out of tech support and the vzw store reps. Eventually the guy in the store got frustrated and said forget it, i'll just overnight you a replacement. Still cant for the life of me figure out why the phone would no longer work, even after flashing different roms, reverting to stock, etc etc...

    Third phone is working great on codename android 1.3.3 running the 4.0.3 radios and Franco kernel.

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    Nope. Still on the same device since launch day.
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    I'm on my 4th device. The first two had problems connecting to data while I was in my little home town, which according to VZW is a very heavily saturated 3G area. (Moving from the Bionic to the GN, the Bionic never had a problem connecting at home) So they swapped them out, the third device worked great until the other day when it would not connect to data at all no matter where I was at. (Yes I tried swapping the sim, factory reset, the whole spiel) VZW sent me a replacement on Wednesday, one of their certified preowned deals which isn't that bad. The latest one get fairly decent reception at home and when I travel for work.
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    I'm on my 3rd one as well. First one the screen cracked. 2nd one was an insurance replacement (brand spanking new) and it continually dropped data/phone signal. 3rd one will be here by noon today. 3rd time's the charm, right?
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    Default Re: How many have you replaced?

    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    I'm on my 3rd one as well. First one the screen cracked. 2nd one was an insurance replacement (brand spanking new) and it continually dropped data/phone signal. 3rd one will be here by noon today. 3rd time's the charm, right?
    I sure hope the third time is the charm but if you read the post above yours... haha
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    Default Re: How many have you replaced?

    I'm on my second GNex. The first one would constantly drop signal, even if it had a 4-bar 4G signal. This one doesn't have that issue. It seems like there were a lot of phones that did that...I'm guessing there was a bad batch, or a manufacturing issue somewhere.
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    First one
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    Default Re: How many have you replaced?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiNorm View Post
    I'm on my second GNex. The first one would constantly drop signal, even if it had a 4-bar 4G signal. This one doesn't have that issue. It seems like there were a lot of phones that did that...I'm guessing there was a bad batch, or a manufacturing issue somewhere.
    Yeah definitely a bad batch in manufacturing would explain that.

    My current gnex gets the best signal out of all of them. Doesnt hold onto 4g quite as well but im in a low reception area and my house typically would have barely 1 bar of 3g or 1 bar of 1x. This gnex has had a steady 2 bars and the data speed seems to reflect that

    Edit: After installing the 4.0.3 radios
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    still on my first. i assume that most of the issues are software related in terms of the 4g-3g switching
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    First one.

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    On my second. First one just randomly stopped working overnight and wouldn't turn on.
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    Second but not Samsung's fault. I broke the 1st screen. Both have worked superbly.
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    Has anyone figured out which batches are bad? I remember my first couple OG Droids were pieces of crap but once I got the right refurbed one it worked great for the next year.
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    On my first one,got it on launch day still functioning great
    When I registered it on Samsung website and entered its IEMI number I believe its birth date was 11/20 .

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    Default Re: How many have you replaced?

    Quote Originally Posted by flybass View Post
    still on my first. i assume that most of the issues are software related in terms of the 4g-3g switching
    I think its a problem on VZW's end. The switching issue is not exclusive to the GNEX.
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    Still on my first (since about a week or so after it came out), and no problems so far. Wouldn't mind an official 4.0.4 update though
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    I am still on my first. Although I'm on my second micro SIM.
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    On my second, first one lost data and could never get it back after two days. Second one has all the other issues the first one had so I'm assuming those are software issues and keeping the second one.
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    On my first but I seem to drop data a few times a day so I'll probably see if I can get it swapped soon.
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    I own 3. None of them have needed replacing.
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    If you've had more than 3 replacements, this phone is not for you. The apps that you want to install are not going to run well on this device and you can not understand that concept. Get a phone running Gingerbread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    If you've had more than 3 replacements, this phone is not for you. The apps that you want to install are not going to run well on this device and you can not understand that concept. Get a phone running Gingerbread.
    Seriously dude?? That's the dumbest thing I've heard. Not trying to start a fight here, but I'm an experienced Android user. My first one had a cracked screen (my fault) which is why I carry insurance. 2nd phone (the insurance replacement) was a lemon. It continually dropped the data/phone signal. 3rd one, which I'm on now, is running great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    Seriously dude?? That's the dumbest thing I've heard. Not trying to start a fight here, but I'm an experienced Android user. My first one had a cracked screen (my fault) which is why I carry insurance. 2nd phone (the insurance replacement) was a lemon. It continually dropped the data/phone signal. 3rd one, which I'm on now, is running great.
    I am serious (and not trying to start a fight either). Cracked screens from someone dropping them don't count though. That's just an unfortunate indecent. I'm talking about these people that are on their 4th, 5th, 8th, ect... phone (any phone, not just the gnex). I do not believe that many phones are faulty. These devices we have are barely phones anymore. They are complex computers running an uncontrollable number of software apps that have all gone through absolutely no quality control checks outside of whatever the developer wanted to perform. That is both the beauty and the bane of Android platform. It means we get a lot of great apps, but also a lot of garbage. The average Joe doesn't have the troubleshooting mindset to put together that all 9 of his GN phones random reboot all day long, right after he launches that chinese app that downloads free songs to his phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    I am serious (and not trying to start a fight either). Cracked screens from someone dropping them don't count though. That's just an unfortunate indecent. I'm talking about these people that are on their 4th, 5th, 8th, ect... phone (any phone, not just the gnex). I do not believe that many phones are faulty. These devices we have are barely phones anymore. They are complex computers running an uncontrollable number of software apps that have all gone through absolutely no quality control checks outside of whatever the developer wanted to perform. That is both the beauty and the bane of Android platform. It means we get a lot of great apps, but also a lot of garbage. The average Joe doesn't have the troubleshooting mindset to put together that all 9 of his GN phones random reboot all day long, right after he launches that chinese app that downloads free songs to his phone.
    Well when you put it that way, I agree with you 100%. Semper Fi to you as well.
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    First one too.

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