Signal lost when Galaxy Nexus is in Standby/idle

bloo0153

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I looked through the forums and didn't see any other posts related to this so I thought I'd make one. I just bought my Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play Store two weeks ago. I'd briefly given Windows Phone a try, after "winning" a Focus S in the Windows Phone Challenge, but came back to Android after missing its customizations and features. Anyways, so far I have been really disappointed with the Galaxy Nexus. My phone often loses it's data connection when in standby and it won't return until I reboot the phone. The signal meter shows it having service but the connection won't work. No browser, email, SMS notifications, nothing. It doesn't happen all of the time but it gets old real fast having to reboot my phone numerous times throughout the day so I can be sure to receive notifications. I don't have access to WiFi at work so I can't use that as a crutch. It's not the service because My Windows phone doesn't have any problems using Straight Talk (AT&T). The issue has been documented on Google's Open Handset Alliance Project page but there still isn't a fix and the original post is two months old.

Issue 28133 - android - Signal lost when Galaxy Nexus is in Standby/idle - Android 4.0.4 Only - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

Does anyone else have similar problems? This is really making be bitter towards Google. I am have tempted to buy an iPhone! Yes, that's how upset I am.
 

font1975

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Which 4.0.4 build are you on? The newest build is IMM76I.

Also, you can probably put your phone into airplane mode, then take it back out of airplane mode to restore service. May be faster than rebooting if it works. My phone on occasion acts like it has data when it doesn't. Not too often. Maybe once a week or so. Enough to notice but not enough to drive me bonkers. (Until it happens when I HAVE to have data, like checking in a flight or something, lol)

But the "in airplane/out of airplane" mode thing works for me.
 

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I have not been that impressed with my galaxy nexus either. It is a fail if I have to restart my phone because something happens. Out of the blue yesterday I lost data. The wifi seems to have ADD. The missing search button is a MAJOR annoyance.

I'm sure most of my issues can probably be solved with aftermarket rims but I don't think that is the way it should be.

Sorry to hear you are having problems.
 

font1975

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I have not been that impressed with my galaxy nexus either. It is a fail if I have to restart my phone because something happens. Out of the blue yesterday I lost data. The wifi seems to have ADD. The missing search button is a MAJOR annoyance.

I'm sure most of my issues can probably be solved with aftermarket rims but I don't think that is the way it should be.

Sorry to hear you are having problems.

I tend to be forgiving as long as it's mostly stable and what-not. I did dislike ICS when it first came out on my NS because I was getting crap battery life. But it got better.

I tend to put up with minor stuff, so long as it stays minor, because I've grown accustomed to the Nexus line. Out of the box I get to choose the stuff I want loaded on the phone, don't have to get it on contract or pay contract rates, etc. My other two real choices for phones means using one OS that is too main stream or another OS that uses boring looking tiles.

Have you tried setting the WIFI to not stay "always on"? That seemed to make it behave a bit better for me. And I've always seemed to get better battery life by letting the wifi disconnect when idle, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
 

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I am also facing this issue. Did anybody find any resolution. Any help would be really appreciated.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
 

houstonownd

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I too have had this problem.... I found going into settings Under Wireless and Networks click More... then in Mobile Networks - uncheck data enabled wait a few seconds and check it back... usually fixes it for me on my Nexus.
 

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