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  1. dmmarck's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I have a question for everyone who uses this now in terms of the signal. Has the signal strength improved on the device? I know there have been issues of service dropping but my nexus always had very weak 4G reception compared to other phones. I didn't know if this made it stronger or pick up 4G better or what. Any answers would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    From what I've seen personally and from what I've seen around the internet, yes.
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    08-30-2012 11:34 AM
  2. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Just going to throw this out there:
    Radio hardware isn't changing.. While some people may notice improved signal with new radios, a lot of it is just a placebo, IMO. With new radios the things to look for are possibly a more stable signal in weaker areas as well as better/faster 3G-4G handoffs and vice versa.
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    08-30-2012 11:37 AM
  3. dmmarck's Avatar
    Just going to throw this out there:
    Radio hardware isn't changing.. While some people may notice improved signal with new radios, a lot of it is just a placebo, IMO. With new radios the things to look for are possibly a more stable signal in weaker areas as well as better/faster 3G-4G handoffs and vice versa.
    Yup. One of the things that's probably changed is (1) how it's read, (2) threshold for picking up the signal, (3) threshold for dropping the signal, etc.
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    08-30-2012 11:41 AM
  4. Erckul's Avatar
    came across a much faster download link on Android Community. Scroll down to the "update" section. Enjoy

    This update appears to be official as Google themselves have also published Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus to their own servers. This is completely stock, unrooted, and will need to be flashed over the official Verizon Galaxy Nexus update version IMM76Q. The latest official update was IMM76K, so this isnt for everyone. Use caution

    EDITED and deleted link. Not exactly what I thought it would be. My apologies to anyone who might have tried this.
    08-30-2012 11:45 AM
  5. dmmarck's Avatar
    came across a much faster download link on Android Community. Scroll down to the "update" section. Enjoy

    This update appears to be official as Google themselves have also published Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus to their own servers. This is completely stock, unrooted, and will need to be flashed over the official Verizon Galaxy Nexus update version IMM76Q. The latest official update was IMM76K, so this isnt for everyone. Use caution

    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean leaks for Verizon Galaxy Nexus | Android Community
    Is it just a renamed (the filename) mirror? That's all it appears to be; thanks though, that'll help those who run into traffic issues with the original link!

    BTW, OTA's always come from Google (at least for us).
    08-30-2012 12:00 PM
  6. Erckul's Avatar
    Is it just a renamed (the filename) mirror? That's all it appears to be; thanks though, that'll help those who run into traffic issues with the original link!

    BTW, OTA's always come from Google (at least for us).
    yeah, it was just a mirror link. I deleted it, since it really does nothing new. And after a few moments, the download slowed down considerably.

    sent from my Asus Transformer Pad TF300T running Jelly Bean
    08-30-2012 12:05 PM
  7. dmmarck's Avatar
    yeah, it was just a mirror link. I deleted it, since it really does nothing new. And after a few moments, the download slowed down considerably.

    sent from my Asus Transformer Pad TF300T running Jelly Bean
    Yeah, I was going to put my dropbox link up here, but that'd last for what, 80 downloads?

    I certainly appreciate it though .
    08-30-2012 12:13 PM
  8. ChuckG73's Avatar
    I followed the steps and locked my boot loader. Then noticed I still have SU and GOOD app said I was out of compliance and wiped the app. Guess I will try again when I get home.
    08-30-2012 12:46 PM
  9. dmmarck's Avatar
    I followed the steps and locked my boot loader. Then noticed I still have SU and GOOD app said I was out of compliance and wiped the app. Guess I will try again when I get home.
    Are you trying to achieve root? You may need to flash CWM again via fastboot (or boot with it; the new CWM also lets you automatically override the stock recovery reflash that happens) and flash that SU package.
    08-30-2012 01:02 PM
  10. ApexPredation's Avatar
    If I did a nand from stock IMM76Q could I just flash back to that then install this?
    08-30-2012 01:10 PM
  11. dmmarck's Avatar
    If I did a nand from stock IMM76Q could I just flash back to that then install this?
    In theory, yes, that should be fine. Only one way to find out .
    08-30-2012 01:14 PM
  12. ApexPredation's Avatar
    In theory, yes, that should be fine. Only one way to find out .
    LOL! Challenge accepted
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    08-30-2012 01:18 PM
  13. diobando's Avatar
    Sorry if I'm asking maybe something that has already been asked. I understand some of the processes to flash the update but not quite.

    My phone is stock IMM76K,

    1) if I unlock my device and install the updates (Q then JB) then re-lock it, do I have to wipe everything in the future again if any other update comes out?

    2) is there a way for me to flash the update without wiping my data?

    3) I see this can be flash with CW recovery, can I do it with the stock recovery?


    sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    08-30-2012 01:21 PM
  14. fonzman78's Avatar
    Ok, I'm new to rooting and flashing. It makes me nervous but I want JB now. I've read everything and I think I understand the steps. I have stock 4.04 and I have never unlocked or rooted. I downloaded both Q and JB update. I believe I am ready to do it.

    I think I can skip Step 1, BUT, I'm not certain about Step 2. Where do I find CWM? Are there steps to flash CWM?

    Also, how long should the whole process take? Any help is greatly appreciated.
    08-30-2012 01:25 PM
  15. dmmarck's Avatar
    Sorry if I'm asking maybe something that has already been asked. I understand some of the processes to flash the update but not quite.

    My phone is stock IMM76K,

    1) if I unlock my device and install the updates (Q then JB) then re-lock it, do I have to wipe everything in the future again if any other update comes out?

    2) is there a way for me to flash the update without wiping my data?

    3) I see this can be flash with CW recovery, can I do it with the stock recovery?


    sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    (1) Yes. Relocking/unlocking wipes the SDcard. If you unlock for this, my suggestion is to keep it unlocked. That way your SDcard remains intact. If the update comes out and you want to take it (which should really only be a preference if it's different than this one, IMO), you will probably need to be on IMM76Q. We will know when it comes, but like I said earlier--if it follows the what's happened here with this and what's happened before with the IMM76K leak, then that will be the case.

    (2) In theory, if you're already unlocked and on IMM76K--yes. If you aren't, then no.

    (3) If you prefer the stock recovery, then you need only to "boot" the CWM recovery instead of flashing it. You will need that recovery in either "flashed" or "boot" form in order to flash these packages. In the video I explain this a bit--how to do it, what that means, etc. Also, due to a file associated with the stock recovery, the stock recovery automatically "reflashes" itself upon boot unless this specific file is removed. That is an option in CWM6, as demonstrated in the video (choosing no = reverts to stock; choosing yes = keeps CWM).

    For the third question, if you choose to boot, simply change the fastboot prompt from:

    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery [nameofrecovery].img
    To...

    Code:
    fastboot boot [nameofrecovery].img
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    08-30-2012 01:28 PM
  16. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Are you trying to achieve root? You may need to flash CWM again via fastboot (or boot with it; the new CWM also lets you automatically override the stock recovery reflash that happens) and flash that SU package.
    I do not want to be rooted. I need to be stock. I am not sure what I did wrong but I am guessing I missed something. I want to be on JB and be stock so that I can use the Good app. for work
    08-30-2012 01:48 PM
  17. dmmarck's Avatar
    I do not want to be rooted. I need to be stock. I am not sure what I did wrong but I am guessing I missed something. I want to be on JB and be stock so that I can use the Good app. for work
    Did you watch the video? That in conjunction with this guide and my Return to Stock guide will get you where you want to be.
    08-30-2012 01:49 PM
  18. jel2552's Avatar
    Can you use this method to update to the verizon JB leak?

    IMM76K Direct for Verizon Galaxy Nexus Manual OTA Instructions [UPDATED][New Working Link] StrifeJester's Rants

    Just replace imm76k with Q and then JB?

    I used this to get to 4.0.4 and it worked well.

    Thanks for the help.
    08-30-2012 02:28 PM
  19. diobando's Avatar
    Thank you.

    Now that I understand better, regarding the 3rd answer, if I flash with the stock recovery, will the phone remain unlocked so I don't have to wipe in the future, or is it necessary to Flash CWM to achieve this?

    I understand that by unlocking I'm not rooting yet. Do I have to root while in K and then keep root and apply the updates or can I root once in JB?

    Thank you again

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    08-30-2012 02:29 PM
  20. ApexPredation's Avatar
    LOL! Challenge accepted
    So its a no go on the install from the NAND restore. Gives an error 7 code. OP way in progress. clean wipe is the best anyway.
    08-30-2012 02:30 PM
  21. diobando's Avatar
    (1) Yes. Relocking/unlocking wipes the SDcard. If you unlock for this, my suggestion is to keep it unlocked. That way your SDcard remains intact. If the update comes out and you want to take it (which should really only be a preference if it's different than this one, IMO), you will probably need to be on IMM76Q. We will know when it comes, but like I said earlier--if it follows the what's happened here with this and what's happened before with the IMM76K leak, then that will be the case.

    (2) In theory, if you're already unlocked and on IMM76K--yes. If you aren't, then no.

    (3) If you prefer the stock recovery, then you need only to "boot" the CWM recovery instead of flashing it. You will need that recovery in either "flashed" or "boot" form in order to flash these packages. In the video I explain this a bit--how to do it, what that means, etc. Also, due to a file associated with the stock recovery, the stock recovery automatically "reflashes" itself upon boot unless this specific file is removed. That is an option in CWM6, as demonstrated in the video (choosing no = reverts to stock; choosing yes = keeps CWM).

    For the third question, if you choose to boot, simply change the fastboot prompt from:

    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery [nameofrecovery].img
    To...

    Code:
    fastboot boot recovery [nameofrecovery].img
    Thank you.

    Now that I understand better, regarding the 3rd answer, if I flash with the stock recovery, will the phone remain unlocked so I don't have to wipe in the future, or is it necessary to Flash CWM to achieve this?

    I understand that by unlocking I'm not rooting yet. Do I have to root while in K and then keep root and apply the updates or can I root once in JB?

    Thank you again

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    08-30-2012 02:31 PM
  22. dmmarck's Avatar
    Can you use this method to update to the verizon JB leak?

    IMM76K Direct for Verizon Galaxy Nexus Manual OTA Instructions [UPDATED][New Working Link] StrifeJester's Rants

    Just replace imm76k with Q and then JB?

    I used this to get to 4.0.4 and it worked well.

    Thanks for the help.
    I remember seeing that link when the K OTA leaked. Without reading it in detail (again lol), I can tell you that the method listed here and in the video is really, really simple.

    Do you have K? Then simply flash the Q update in CWM. Once there, reboot the phone. After that, go back to recovery, flash the JB update. Done.
    08-30-2012 02:32 PM
  23. dmmarck's Avatar
    So its a no go on the install from the NAND restore. Gives an error 7 code. OP way in progress. clean wipe is the best anyway.
    Well now we know, thanks. Isn't this fun?

    Thank you.

    Now that I understand better, regarding the 3rd answer, if I flash with the stock recovery, will the phone remain unlocked so I don't have to wipe in the future, or is it necessary to Flash CWM to achieve this?

    I understand that by unlocking I'm not rooting yet. Do I have to root while in K and then keep root and apply the updates or can I root once in JB?

    Thank you again

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    The phone remains unlocked unless you lock it again--either through Wug's or typing in the following code while at the bootloader/fastboot mode:

    Code:
    fastboot oem lock
    You can't flash these packages with the stock recovery, hence the need for the custom recovery--either flashed or booted--in order to flash the packages. You can revert, like I said (either by choosing "no" in CWM when asked or by using boot instead of flash, as above), but you need to at least CWM/custom recovery to flash these zips.

    Also, if you check the link I posted from Droid Life, you should...in theory...be able to flash that from any rom/any thing. However, I can only advise what I know and have done, and that's the method from the OP and the video .

    For root, what you could do is make sure you're rooted on IMM76K, use the OTA RootKeeper app when you update both to Q and to JB, and you should be fine. Just make sure that the binary gets updated and that the application gets updated. The zip in the second post should work as well; simply flash it. If it does not, let me know, and I'll go hunting again.
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    08-30-2012 02:36 PM
  24. jel2552's Avatar
    I remember seeing that link when the K OTA leaked. Without reading it in detail (again lol), I can tell you that the method listed here and in the video is really, really simple.

    Do you have K? Then simply flash the Q update in CWM. Once there, reboot the phone. After that, go back to recovery, flash the JB update. Done.


    I'm not unlocked nor rooted so this method before worked well.
    It allowed a temp unlock to install the update from cache.
    Was thinking of giving it a shot but wondered if anyone else had tried it?

    In theory it should work the same?

    Thanks for all the help you have shared here!
    08-30-2012 02:37 PM
  25. dmmarck's Avatar
    I'm not unlocked nor rooted so this method before worked well.
    It allowed a temp unlock to install the update from cache.
    Was thinking of giving it a shot but wondered if anyone else had tried it?

    In theory it should work the same?

    Thanks for all the help you have shared here!
    In theory, yes. If I had a bit more time I'd tinker with it and see what's what. However, without reading it and doing it, I can give no guarantees. Good luck .
    08-30-2012 02:40 PM
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