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

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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1. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Do Google even test their updates sometimes?

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Would have helped lollipop out a lot.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1536; Member since: Jan 27, 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.

4. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

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

5. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 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.!

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

My Nexus 5 dieded. RIP :(

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

either you can say 'died' or 'is dead' root word: Die Present: Dying Past: Died or Dead Future: will/about to Die

10. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

11. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

looks like someone can't take constructive criticism

12. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

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