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

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.

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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Nexus S 4G
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. AwesomeMiz

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

With an iPhone, this isn't a problem.

2. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 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: Apr 06, 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 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: Mar 14, 2011

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

7. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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: Apr 06, 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: Apr 06, 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: Jul 11, 2011

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

17. Sanoj18

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

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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