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Nexus S 4G getting OTA update to fix WiMAX radio issues

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Nexus S 4G getting OTA update to fix WiMAX radio issues
Since it's release back in May many users have been having issues with the Nexus S 4G on Sprint which caused problems connecting to Sprint's 4G WiMAX network, slow speeds when connected, and even problems connecting to WiFi. A leaked document from Sprint is showing that those problems may be coming to an end with an OTA update scheduled to start July 11th.

Nexus S 4G getting OTA update to fix WiMAX radio issues
The update will bring the Nexus S 4G to GRJ90, and bring a number of fixes. The most important fixes are for 4G and WiFi, which are listed as fixes to improve WiFi connectivity, 4G signal acquisition and throughput and tuned signal strength indicators. The fix will also bring improved speaker phone audio quality, a 4G settings widget, NI push support, TTY support, and it will enable the NFC secure element.

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


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posted on 06 Jul 2011, 23:32 1

1. AwesomeMiz (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


With an iPhone, this isn't a problem.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 23:36 3

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

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 04:16

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.

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 04:37 1

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.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 12:48 2

4. wumberpeb (Posts: 406; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Kinda tough to have a problem with 4G on your iPhone when it doesnt exist

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 04:17

7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Like Sprint's practically nonexistent 4G coverage?

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 04:38 1

9. LOL (unregistered)


At least we GET 4G where as the iPhone won't.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:12 1

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

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 04:14 1

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.

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 04:39 1

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.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 05:57 1

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.

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 08:06

11. Ryan (unregistered)


Anyone getting the "*#*#checkin#*#*" to work?

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 08:17

12. Jonas (unregistered)


I just tried it too. No luck yet.

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 10:30

13. blizzle (unregistered)


no luck here. Says check in successful but nothing...

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 13:09

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#*# ?

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 09:36

16. Sanoj18 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


Still no update. Has anyone been able to get it?

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 14:46

17. Sanoj18 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


This update has been delayed. The wait continues.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/07/12/sprint-and-samsung-delay-grj90-update-for-nexus-s-4g-pull-ef09-update-for-transform/

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 01:23

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...

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