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Juggernaut
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Re: FYI - Nexus 4 is currently available on Google Play

It was 4.2.1.



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A quick tip: if you load a movie to watch, put it in the Download folder. Then, open the Gallery to find it.

Took me a few minutes to suss this out.
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Nexus 4 JDQ39 4.2.2 OTA Update Removes Unofficial LTE on Band 4

Crap! No more LTE?

»www.anandtech.com/show/6745/nexu···n-band-4

I'll avoid the update as long as possible. Background data is off, and will remain so.
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Re: Nexus 4 JDQ39 4.2.2 OTA Update Removes Unofficial LTE on Ban

You can retain LTE with the 4.2.2 update by using the old baseband.



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said by Juggernaut:

Crap! No more LTE?

»www.anandtech.com/show/6745/nexu···n-band-4

I'll avoid the update as long as possible. Background data is off, and will remain so.

I just did a test and there is no LTE on WIND in downtown T.O. which sucks really, I guess I don't have to hold back on updating too much.
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Have it here on Rogers. It's pretty darn fast. Don't want to root for a while if at all possible.



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Update: The dreaded 4.2.2 got downloaded a few minutes ago.

Does anyone know if it can be swiped away on the curtain, or does merely touching it install it?
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What are you trying to do? Keep LTE?



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Yep, and as stated, don't want to root for a while.



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You can keep root even during an OTA. Download and install OTA RootKeeper on the Play Store. Run it, tell it to protect root, and then run the OTA update. Once the OTA update is complete, run OTA RootKeeper again and restore root. Tada! You're done.
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Thanks, but I am not rooted as per my above statement. Looks like I may have to go that way though.



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To keep LTE? The baseband update removes LTE, if you can get a hold of the older baseband and flash it via FASTBOOT you can get LTE back.



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Well, I haven't pulled the trigger on the update that's been downloaded. It's just sitting in the notification bar so far. I did download the .33 baseband from XDA to have on hand.

I have to admit I'm a rooting/ flashing n00b, and have some trepidation flashing a new device as well.
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The great thing about a Nexus device is that it's damn near incapable of being bricked. I'm not saying that you can't brick it if you do something real stupid to it, I'm just saying that it's incapable of being bricked as long as you follow common sense. Like don't flash ROMs that aren't meant for the device, don't flash kernels, recoveries, etc.
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said by trparky:

The great thing about a Nexus device is that it's damn near incapable of being bricked. I'm not saying that you can't brick it if you do something real stupid to it, I'm just saying that it's incapable of being bricked as long as you follow common sense. Like don't flash ROMs that aren't meant for the device, don't flash kernels, recoveries, etc.

Seconded, I've had every Nexus device except for the Nexus one, and I've done tons of semi-stupid stuff (like flashing out of recovery mode) and I've yet to brick any of them... plus it only gets easier and safer as time goes by.
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That's good to know guys, thanks.



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Re: FYI - Nexus 4 is currently available on Google Play

So, now that you've had it for a while, how do you like it?

Myself, this thing's a beast. 24 down/ 19 up and can handle anything I throw at it. I generally get 2 days min. battery life.

I don't regret this purchase.
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I was hoping they would come out with 16GB/32GB combo. 16GB isn't enough for me anymore, especially with titanium backup doubling my need for space (cant do box.net backup without backup on phone)
Moto X, gs4 or next nexus. Will have to choose one of those.

Yeah its a shame that Google insists on no SD expansion on all its Nexus devices. Been the deal killer for me.
Have an old 32 GB iPod Touch and its always near full.

Then again My ASUS (who make the Google Nexus's) Transformer... is 32 GB with a 32GB SD slot plus Keyboard with another SD slot for a total of 94GB.... still usually only a few GB free on each.
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I'm happy you like it. I didn't pull the trigger on it yet due to finances. I hope to soon, but for now it's me and my trusty GNex.



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Honestly, one big reason I got it was, I had a feeling that it would be carried by the telco's here and the price would be stupid. Fido announced it, but at $420 for the 16 gig. Not so shabby.

Of course, if I didn't get it, it would be $600!
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said by Juggernaut:

So, now that you've had it for a while, how do you like it?

Myself, this thing's a beast. 24 down/ 19 up and can handle anything I throw at it. I generally get 2 days min. battery life.

I don't regret this purchase.

I don't regret it either, I even got a nice blue Seidio case to go with it.

The battery life is OK for Phone/text/web, but if you play games it goes down to about six hours, might be why they play so smoothly

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I'm sure that quad core gets hungry when gaming.



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I was so jealous of my buddies nex 4... I got one too.

Put it this way... I have not put them sim back in my iphone 4S since it arrived



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I know what you mean. My other devices are collecting dust now. lol



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said by Juggernaut:

I'm sure that quad core gets hungry when gaming.

It sure does, it cuts me down to about six hours from ~36

But the smoothness! Can't I have both?
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You can. Wait for the nuclear powered Nexus 18.



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said by El Quintron:

said by Juggernaut:

I'm sure that quad core gets hungry when gaming.

It sure does, it cuts me down to about six hours from ~36

But the smoothness! Can't I have both?

Sure install faux kernel and enable eco-mode. Most apps/games don't take advantage of 4 cores anyways.
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said by chmod:

Sure install faux kernel and enable eco-mode. Most apps/games don't take advantage of 4 cores anyways.

Good stuff, I'm going to look into it when I root.
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