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Samsung Galaxy Nexus reportedly runs into connection problems after ICS 4.0.4 update

Samsung Galaxy Nexus reportedly runs into connection problems after ICS 4.0.4 update
A number of GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus users are reporting that their smartphone starts misbehaving after the Android 4.0.4 update is installed onto the device. In particular, the smartphone loses cellular signal when it is left in stand-by mode for over a couple of minutes, meaning that it is unable to receive calls or text messages, let alone establish a 3G connection. Connectivity is restored only after the smartphone is brought out of stand-by, according to those who reported the issue.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus reportedly runs into connection problems after ICS 4.0.4 update
Further testing shows that if the minimum processor clock speed of the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus is increased to 700MHz, or if there is a background application that puts a load on the processor, the problem does not occur. Those users who tried flashing back to Android 4.0.2 report that the issue is not present after the downgrade is performed.

What exactly causes the connectivity issue is still unknown, but the good news is that not all Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones are affected. Several owners confirm having no troubles even after updating to Android 4.0.4, so the problem, apparently, affects only a specific batch of devices. Reportedly, Google has been made aware of the issue, and we are hoping that a fix is underway. In the meantime, those of you who are having such problems with your Samsung Galaxy Nexus are free to share your experience with us by dropping a comment below.

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posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:00 5

1. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


No problems here, I have actually found my signal is very much improved.

GSM Galaxy Nexus 02

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:42 2

4. rallyguy (Posts: 550; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Glad to hear since this phone is #1 on my list when I upgrade.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:19 4

10. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Actually, your signal is most likely the same as it was before. Simply put, the update alters the way signal strength is represented so you get more bars now. This is pretty much how Apple fixed Antennagate with the iPhone 4.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:36 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I think the same.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:00 2

13. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


That is true but I can definitely say that I have MUCH better 3g/4g hand offs since the 4.0.3 update and even better with 4.0.4

My office only gets LTE in the waiting room and not back in my actual office so it's always switching and it used to be so annoying I had to just turn LTE off. Now I can leave it on and I never even notice the swap.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:12 1

20. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Awesome

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:41 3

3. rallyguy (Posts: 550; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


The good news being since Google is working on this it will be fixed soon. If it was up to Samsung it would take 8 months.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:43 1

5. medicci37 (Posts: 628; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Still waiting for the update on my Verizon Nexus.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:34 3

11. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


nice avtar bro

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:03 1

14. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


love the avatar man!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 09:46 2

6. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


CDMA still to have official 4.0.4 leaked, most roms still run 4.0.3 with parts of 4.0.4.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:06 2

7. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I'm running a 4.0.4 ROM build from source with no signal issues here.. must be GSM only or maybe i'm just lucky.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:12 2

8. MiQr89 (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


strange, cuz i dont have it either. Gnex after that update works much better tho. Signal and battery life seems much improved.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:05 2

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I will refrain from acting like a mindless troll, but I'd like to point out if this was an iPhone issue we'd have about 15 troll comments claiming how much iPhone sucks. Led by andro

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:03 2

15. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


so instead you figured why not a thoughtful troll? ;)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 15:06 2

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


How am I trolling exactly? I'm pointing out that no one is trolling on this android article. Apple articles don't get the same respect.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 01:09

25. saket.shrivastava (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


iTrolll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:38 1

17. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


unlikely, about the acting part

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 13:02

18. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


True!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 12:05 2

16. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


my galaxy nexus (verizon) had horrible reception. This is not an antennagate issue. This is a samsung issue....the phone is bunk

but if they can lie and get away with it, or if the customers will believe it...good for them?

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:11

19. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Zomg you are holding it wrong.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 15:49 1

22. Luuthian (Posts: 214; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


After updating I completely lost the ability to access data over a wireless network that wasn't wifi. And yes, that was with all connections turned on.

Thankfully I turned a bunch of things off and on and eventually it finally stuck. That was an annoying two days though.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 18:27

23. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Since I upgraded my GS2 Skyrocket to the official leaked AT&T version of 4.0.3, I have been having cellular internet problems regularly.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 19:46 1

24. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


They better get hot with this verizon galaxy nexus with the update 4.0.5 OR ELSE....

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 03:32

26. rachelgal (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


After very extensively troubleshooting, two out of the box brand new nexus with connectivity issues for a week, With the guidance of, level 1 and 2, tech support from verizon, nothing could be done to get stable connection and the phones were useless and I ended up returning them. I gave up on the nexus since and I was not able to confirm the good things said about the phone and the phone turned out to be a blood sucker.
Samsung response was to send the phones for repair... yeah right, like a want to have a brand new phone repaired.
Google has not answer whatsoever.
One Verizon’s tech support person asked me to wait and let the network get acquainted with the phone; I believe he was very serious. I’m still puzzled with that answer.
Good by nexus… RIP

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 18:54

27. shorty786 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I have so many problems on my samsung galaxy s3 after upgrading so 4.04 (official ota update). Signal keeps dropping when I make calls and when calls connect i cannot hear anything (the recipent cannot hear me also)

I have rooted my s3 and I will try and find a rom with 4.0.3 and then report back
come on google sort it out !!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 23:15

28. rickflowe (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)


After the OS update, my 5 month old Samsung Galaxy Nexus device started acting up. I called Verizon tech support. The tech guy had me back up my files using Verizon Backup Assistant, and then walked me through a complete re-set.
That helped a couple of issues, but even more issues have popped up in the meantime. For some reason, Wikipedia links no longer work. Google is difficult to find, and the old method of pressing on the screen while on an internet site to get a pop up tool bar with which to go elsewhere is gone. Physically, the 3.5mm audio port has developed a short, so the right channel of audio is intermittent. I swapped out cables, which how I discovered that the port is broken. I'm really not that impressed with this phone. I might see if I can swap it for an HTC device.

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