Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean 4.2.1 update almost here
1. Kreft posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:08 5 0
Ha. And this is why I can only ever have an unlocked Nexus phone. Love my Nexus 4. :)
2. ayephoner posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:14 6 0
im so jealous of nexus 4 owners. or even any gnex owners that arent on vzw.
what a joke this experience has been. i cannot wait to leave verizon. at one time i was also mad at samsung and android, but the more i think about it, the more i solely put the blame on big red.
3. ChrisG posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:20 4 0
I've had 4.2.1 on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus for a while now. Then again, that's because I unlocked and rooted my phone, then installed CyanogenMod 10.1. :-) Loving it so far!
4. MorePhonesThanNeeded posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:25 0 1
My mom has that phone and it is currently on JB 4.1.2 I think, yes she's on VZW. Don't see what the big deal is, since the Sprint version hasn't gotten 4.2 yet, it's still sitting in the same boat.
Well I hope it won't be too long before the Google Initiative takes hold and we get dual configurations to boot on our phones, Vanilla Android and whatever crap OEM's toss over it.
6. ayephoner posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:51 1 0
this article doesnt state it, but the sprint gnex has 4.2 available for download.
the big deal is that i bought a nexus device on launch day with promises of the fastest update schedule of nearly any device out. i wanted ICS and JB and other updates as soon as possible, WITHOUT rooting or flashing roms.
4.2 was announced in september and has been out for the gsm gnexs for a while.
5. Numz posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:27 1 0
Hate Verizon for this reason, oh and the fact they block Google wallet. I'm on the verge of rooting but I know some apps can't be installed if the phone is rooted so I guess you pick your battles.
7. MorePhonesThanNeeded posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:05 0 0
Actually all apps should work just fine even if you root it, rooting is just reverting the phone to stock software minus useless carrier added junk. I mean if you root and you can't get the adp app that connects to 4G then that is a problem that would require some legal action since it's supposedly against the law to limit access to application that way. VZW apps must work on the phone regardless of the phones OS state. So I am guessing that the stock ROM for your phone should work, but I am not sure as these 4G phones require this APN process within core android.
9. ChrisG posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:12 0 0
You can sideload Google Wallet for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, even without rooting it if I remember correctly. You can definitely install it if you're rooted.
So far, the *only* thing that won't work on my phone is the ability to play my UltraViolet movie collection via the Flixster app. My other 99 apps have all worked just fine.
10. ChrisG posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:20 0 0
There's a thread about sideloading Google Wallet by installing it as an APK, without rooting, on XDA Developers. You may want to double-check that you're getting the latest version of Wallet, or the version appropriate for your version of Android.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus > Galaxy Nexus Themes and Apps > [APP] Google Wallet (APK: 1.1-R57v5, Play Store: 1.1-R57v5)
19. Numz posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:29 0 0
Actually ChrisG, I've side loaded google wallet before and it worked for about 2 weeks then stopped working with a message saying "This device is not supported". Every time I post something about google wallet not working with my phone people always give me the same response..."Side Load it". I have, it doesn't work, sorry.
11. SoopaManLuv posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:43 1 0
And as someone else stated, this is the reason I to am leaving Verizon at the end of the year. They have made my Nexus experience horrid. Although I love my phone Verizon fumbled on the experience. Not happy
12. mike2959 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:48 0 4
Look I love Android, but timely updates doesn't even happen on the Nexus Phone's. I know, I know let's blame all the carrier's. The carrier's with their 3rd world LTE technology that's faster and more reliable than the rest of the world. It's not the carrier's, not the manufacturer's, I'm starting to think it's.... Android.
16. parkwaydr posted on 17 Jan 2013, 17:21 2 0
It has nothing to do with android. Its a carrier issue. The unlocked gsm version of the gnex got the update right away. Its a totally different ball game when the phone is locked on a network. This isn't googles fault. And it is exactly why a CDMA nexus 4 was not released for sprint and Verizon because they tainted what a nexus device is intended for.
20. Numz posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:47 0 0
You think Apple gets timely updates? Windows Phone? My coworker is still waiting for his 7.7 (or whatever) version to his WP. Apple updates their phones like what, once a year?
22. ayephoner posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:58 0 0
i dont know anything about WP.
but, with apple, they dont tell you about the update, or make the update available to some, until its ready for all. you hear about it, then its available for all supported devices within a short time.
and while i realize android's vast offerings don't allow for such a practice, in buying a nexus device, i did not expect to wait. it is clearly vzw that is slowing down the process.
13. nexusalltheway posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:04 0 0
I just treid but phone wont show any update being available.
14. mike2959 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:30 0 2
2 thumbs down!? Guy's the update has been out for 2 month's!
15. techloverNYC posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:34 1 0
nexus is the only andriod phone that is future proof
17. parkwaydr posted on 17 Jan 2013, 17:25 1 0
Bout time sprint. I know its quicker than Verizon but there is really no excuse that it has taken this long. The gsm gnex has been on 4.2 for 3+ months now. I can't wait till I get my hands on a nexus 4 I'm done with locked phones
18. -SEUL8TR- posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:25 1 0
There's a will there's away, there must be some how you can exchange and use a UK or European IMIE, and install it on a Verizon's handset, just spoof it, there is Rooting and Roms vaiable..... Good luck.
21. Numz posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:49 0 0
Verizon is cmda, European is GSM. Radios are different, it wont work.
23. rallyguy posted on 26 Jan 2013, 03:54 0 0
Verizon just put the Nexus on EOL. I predict no update for Verizon. Sad.