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Google to send update to fix Nexus 5 volume control bug brought on by the latest update

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Google to send update to fix Nexus 5 volume control bug brought on by the latest update
The latest security update loaded onto the Nexus 5 added something to the phone that Google wasn't planning on. That would be a bug messing around with the handset's volume controls. These problems date back to the dissemination of software version MOB30P, sent to the Nexus 5 earlier this month.

Some of the issues that users are complaining about include the inability to adjust the volume during a call, even though the slider does move. Another complaint found on the AOSP Issue Tracker includes one from a Nexus 5 user who is unable to move the volume slider under the second lowest position. One Nexus 5 user found that those on the other end of a call can't use the speakerphone because of an annoying echo.

You can find all of these complaints by clicking on the sourcelink, which will take you to the AOSP issue tracker. This is issue 215483. You can fix this immediately by reverting back to the previous build. To do that, you need to go to the Nexus 5 Factory Image (see link below) and flash the next -to-last update (MOB30M). When the next security update comes, your phone will be caught up.

Another possibility, and the easiest solution, is to wait for a fix from Google. A verified community manager on the Nexus 5 subreddit page says that an update will be pushed out by Google, possibly as soon as this coming week.

Flash the previous Factory Image (MOB30M) for your Nexus 5


source: IssueTracker, Nexus5subreddit via AndroidPolice

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posted on 23 Jul 2016, 19:28

1. sebbellic01 (Posts: 272; Member since: 03 May 2016)


Do Google even test their updates sometimes?

posted on 23 Jul 2016, 20:47 1

3. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3165; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Issues vary man, so even tho Google does test their updates they might experience the problems at all. For example, my grandmas nexus 5 has a weird echo on speaker and you can't adjust the volume all the way down but you can still change the volume during a call. Some people can have all 3 bugs mentioned above and some may have none at all. It just isn't possible to catch all the bugs, even with the help of beta testers, although i'm pretty sure they just test the small security updates internally.

posted on 23 Jul 2016, 22:10

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15778; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Would have helped lollipop out a lot.

posted on 23 Jul 2016, 19:32 1

2. aegislash (Posts: 831; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Alan F, you write more articles on this site than any other author, so I hope they are paying you a decent amount over everyone else.

You're the only author I see ever posting on weekends, and even during the week, you post ten times the others.

posted on 23 Jul 2016, 21:10

4. Amroze (banned) (Posts: 597; Member since: 04 Jul 2016)


Who is this Alan F? Is he American like Michael H? Or European who can't speak English properly....

posted on 23 Jul 2016, 21:18 4

5. tyger11 (Posts: 185; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Some people say he is nothing but a root-access app gone wild. Others say he's a man who only views the world through a Nexus 5-powered Google Cardboard. All WE know is, he's called the Alan F.!

posted on 24 Jul 2016, 00:38 1

7. Planterz (Posts: 2107; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Phonearena is based in Bulgaria. They use writers from around the globe.

posted on 24 Jul 2016, 03:51

8. shahrooz (Posts: 782; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


My Nexus 5 dieded. RIP :(

posted on 25 Jul 2016, 02:26

9. legiloca (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


either you can say 'died' or 'is dead'

root word: Die
Present: Dying
Past: Died or Dead
Future: will/about to Die

posted on 27 Jul 2016, 03:44

10. shahrooz (Posts: 782; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Google dieded, guess your sense of humor had dieded a long time ago.

posted on 28 Jul 2016, 07:59

11. legiloca (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


looks like someone can't take constructive criticism

posted on 28 Jul 2016, 10:08

12. shahrooz (Posts: 782; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


saying dieded is a fun way of saying died. thanks for taking the time though.

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