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Owners report that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is plagued by random reboots

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Jan 2012, 11:06

Already, we’ve reported about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and its maddening volume control issue back in November, but this time around, it seems yet another issue is plaguing the venerable device. Although it apparently seems to be more widespread with the GSM...

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posted on 16 Jan 2012, 11:48 2

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

Yeah I installed a leaked ROM of ICS on my GT10.1 and the thing flies now... I can't wait for the official release.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:15 1

39. dman5400 (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Oct 2011)

Same here no problems with mine either

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 15:11

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

Which one did you use? My browser was force closing so I went back to 3.2

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 11:44 4

7. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Welcome to Android. I suffered with daily random reboots on a Droid X and X2 until patches were released months later. By the time an Android phone is stable its obsolete.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:00 3

11. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Samsung Nexus cheap plastic phone is getting cheaper with Google bugs or Samsung hardware bugs, who's know?

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:07 5

13. shnibz (Posts: 390; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)

Hmmm that sucks. I have had mine since the 3rd day of its release and never have had this problem (knock on wood)

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:20 5

15. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

This is grossly exaggerated. I never had random reboot on My nexus. It's been the most stable android phone that I ever used. Any issues will be addressed quicker than any other androids.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:56 3

23. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Just because it hasn't happened to you does not mean it is grossly exaggerated. Atleast that's what all the Android fanboys say when it's a Apple problem.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:24 5

16. Ric1511 (Posts: 26; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

I've had the Gnex since Christmas Eve, and I have experienced every problem reported. Repeated switching from 3G to 4G for no apparent reason(happening as I type this), volume, slow screen orientating, rebooting, sleep of death, etc. Yet, there is no other phone I would rather have on Verizon right now. Rezound is nice, but not for me. I'm waiting for an update, and if it is still screwy after that this thing is going on eBay and I'll be upgrading to the next best thing that comes out.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:44 3

20. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Just take it to Verizon and have them mess with it. Its probably a defect with your phone in particular

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:01 1

24. Ric1511 (Posts: 26; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

I suppose a new Nex couldn't hurt. ;)

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:32 4

17. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

Read my earlier post.....this is not only on the Nexus......its happened on every Android Ive had...D12&3...X1 and 2...Thunderbolt..charge..fascinate and bionic..its the OS. and nothing else...HTC..MOTOROLA. SAMSUNG...LG..cant all be wrong on this....u cant give me a nexus

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:06 1

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

You've had a lot of Androids...

I had the D1, X1, Thunderbolt and now Nexus and have never really had problems with random reboots except for at the end of my DX life before it got Gingerbread.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:40 4

19. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Plagued? Hardly!

I think since I've had my Nexus I've seen one random reboot. I wish I could have said the same for my original D1.. that rebooted far more often. Not really a big deal IMO, it's far more frustrating when the phone locks when trying to do something and you have to pull the battery. That hasn't happened yet.

Another case of over-reporting?!?

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:46 3

21. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

I have yet to see any of these problems on my Galaxy Nexus. The only problem I have had is the battery life but even to me that's whatever cause I'm usually always around a wall outlet. Never have I had a random reboot or volume issues.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:49 3

22. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

the two months i've had it.....3 times...

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:08 2

26. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

Beware: Apple fanboys whining ahead.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:12

28. pandamaja (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

The "source" of this article is BGR. They sourced the article from a 4 page forum thread. Don't look too far into this "issue"

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:21

29. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I get random reboots from my DX, even when I turn it off, it still turns on. lol

I assume its HUGE amount of traffic. I mean there is like over a million Andoird phones.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:25

30. jsoliz1985 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

I have been the proud owner of a Galaxy Nexus since launch day and thus far had issue only with the volume but it was quickly remedied with the installation and use of volume+. I hope that with time I continue to be free from issues.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:28 1

32. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

The postings in this forum are all proud flagship galaxy nexus owners. How dare my 300 dollar phone have reboots...data connectivity issues...no facebook friends sync...1 bar signal strength...app compatibility issues....horrible battery life...oh no...not my nexus...dont be in denial....3/4 of nexus owners dont know how to even operate the phone nor Ics...thats why they dont even know about the problems or reboots

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:00 3

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

Are you serious? Let's see here:

60% or more of GNex owners have not experienced the random reboots.
Data connectivity issues were fixed in 4.0.3
There are apps to sync your Facebook friends.
The phone has been proven to have some of the most accurate signal strength readings by independent sources.
App compatibility issues? Yeah, the first 2 days ICS was out. Not anymore at least that i've experienced.
Horrible battery life? I'm running a custom ROM and I get 12-16 hours on the standard battery, my GF is stock and gets about 10-12.

3/4 of Nexus owners don't know how to operate the phone or ICS and that's why they don't know about the problems or reboots? That doesn't even make any sense.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:29 1

41. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

Read nunber 34 post..my case is adjudicated...you are probably amongst the 3/4 of users im talking abut if my comment didnt make sense to u

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:39 3

33. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)

WOWWW... Random Reboots? Where have I heard that before. Google needs to get it together. Reboots are caused by a "bug" in the OS that are damn near impossible to detect and treat.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 13:57 1

35. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

I have had zero reboots and really no problem with signal loss. I wonder what the issue could be...

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:17 1

40. baldilocks (Posts: 831; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

I still think the Galaxy S II (with Exynos), is the superior phone.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:33

42. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

I'm rooted and have not received any reboots. My battery life is amazing on this phone (at the very least I see 14 hours, can do way more though) and everything runs pretty smooth for the most part. Wish they used a better GPU and camera but whatever I'll get the S III when it comes out :)

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 17:36

49. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

I'm glad to know that it just wasn't my phone. Lols. My phone yesterday kept rebooting over and over and over again after it first turned off after the 4.0.2 update. I did a google search and I found nothing. Thought my device was defective ;p

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 18:50

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

my reception was awful on my nexus (no there isnt an update for reception QUALITY; samsung and verizon call it the "apple bug" and i think they're full of it). Now we add this on top of it? super glad i didnt keep it

i'm just glad i switched to the rezound on my 14th day. I lose an AMOLED screen for better quality? sounds like a better pay off ;)

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 19:09

59. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

show me a phone that doesn't have small issues, then lets talk..

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