The update will roll out over 4 days, starting July 11th. So, if you have a Nexus S 4G, just go to your phone dialer on July 11th and dial *#*#checkin#*#* to force your phone to check for the update.
source: Android Police
1. AwesomeMiz (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
With an iPhone, this isn't a problem.
2. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)
*sarcasm* You're right. You just have to make sure you're not "holding it wrong" with an iPhone to get a proper signal. I'd like to see an OTA update for that. LOL
6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Lol, at least I CAN get a signal on an iPhone considering the Nexus S drops more signals than the iPhone does. And lol, if you're a smart consumer, you'd have a case for your phone which prevents that issue. Plus Apple gave out free bumpers and such to fix the problem.
8. LOL (unregistered)
So...you have to have a case to fix an issue that wouldn't have been a problem in the first place if Apple had put out a quality product instead of rushing? Please.
Contrary to popular belief, the Nexus S doesn't have signal problems unless you live in a s**tty area. Where as the iPhone will ALWAYS have problems no matter what area you live in.
4. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Kinda tough to have a problem with 4G on your iPhone when it doesnt exist
7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Like Sprint's practically nonexistent 4G coverage?
9. LOL (unregistered)
At least we GET 4G where as the iPhone won't.
3. Bryan87 (unregistered)
What a HUGE EGO trip to put the nexus S down, what a way to be a jacka**, good come back armageddon
5. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
I don't have to put the Nexus S down. It puts itself down with all the problems.
10. LOL (unregistered)
Just like the iPhone 4 put itself down with such a bad reputation with the deathgrip that every single news station in the world was talking about Apple's fail?
The Nexus S problem IS a problem but at least it doesn't have global attention and at least Sprint isn't claiming it doesn't exist before giving out useless accessories instead of releasing an actual update.
15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
lol, there you go grasping at straws with the deathgrip, which isn't even that big of a deal considering the problem is eliminated by using a case. And who would be "smart" enough to carry around their $600+ phones without a good case.
Oh and I don't see an update lol. At least with Apple, you get them right then and there.
11. Ryan (unregistered)
Anyone getting the "*#*#checkin#*#*" to work?
12. Jonas (unregistered)
I just tried it too. No luck yet.
13. blizzle (unregistered)
no luck here. Says check in successful but nothing...
14. Ryan (unregistered)
Mine says "The feature code you entered is not valid". Is there something different I need to put in other then *#*#2432546#*# ?
16. Sanoj18 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)
Still no update. Has anyone been able to get it?
17. Sanoj18 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)
This update has been delayed. The wait continues.
18. Storm2180 (unregistered)
Sprint just announced the OTA update will begin starting July 25th and will continue over the next 3 weeks till everyone gets it.. So of you don't see it on monday, give out time to get to you and everyone who needs it...