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Unrooting Galaxy Nexus - dies when plugged in

I rooted my Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) in order to get Jelly Bean. I got more than I wanted. The issues that have come from this are horrible. Whenever I plug my phone into a computer - it dies. It won't ...
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Is it possible to use Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a bootable USB stick?

I want to install centOS linux distro on my desktop, which does not have a disk drive. Moreover, I posses a 4GB usb stick which is insufficient for installation. I need a usb stick with atleast 8GB to ...
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Sprint Galaxy Nexus stuck in boot-loop

I have a stock Sprint Galaxy Nexus device. This device is unrooted, I have made no changes to the OS / Rom whatsoever. Today this device froze, it was showing a completely black screen except for the ...
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Nexus i9250 constantly reboots, freezes, etc

I bought a Nexus a couple of months ago, and sometimes it restarts when I am on a call. Other times when I am on a call, it freezes, and restarts or unfreezes after a minute. The phone is not ...
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Antenna Patch/Adaptor for Galaxy Nexus i9250

It's been a month of searching what kind of antenna adapter/patch am I going to use. Anyone knows what kind of patch is this? Thanks.
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Galaxy Nexus: Disable screen lock during call

My GN Device locks the screen when I start a call. Most of my calls are made using BT headset, and I don't need the lock in that scenario. Is there a way to disable the automatic screen lock when a ...
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Cannot make changes to specific folder

My phone is rooted with aokp build 38 on it. It is a Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro) There is a folder /sdcard/data that I can't make any changes to. Some of my apps are trying to use this folder but are ...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Discharging When Plugged In Even After USB Replacement

I've got a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus that as of a few weeks ago quit charging - in fact it quickly drains the battery (discharges 2% / minute if not more) while plugged in. I tried different ...
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Why does my phone keep asking me to select an input method?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Nexus a couple of days ago, and set it up so I can use both an English keyboard and a Russian one. Since I did that, though, my phone asks me over and over to select an ...
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Galaxy Nexus screen flashes and brightness issues on various button taps and screens

While using my Galaxy Nexus at night in the dark, I started experiencing issues where the screen would flash for a moment to what felt like full brightness when I tap on certain buttons. It seems ...
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SGN 4.2.1 - stuck at < waiting for device >

I own Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it has been unlocked, rooted, I'm using CWM Recovery Touch and a few weeks ago I updated firmware to 4.2.1 (build JOP40D). It seems that Superuser is no longer working on ...
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Are PIN lock and lock screen widgets incompatible in ICS?

My wife has a Bionic and I've got a Galaxy Nexus. So she has the older Android version and I've got ICS. We both use PIN locks. On her phone, she first has to swipe-unlock to get to the PIN screen, ...
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I can flash Cyanogenmod though my bootloader is locked

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and CWM as recovery. Even though I locked my bootloader after installing the recovery, I can flash Cyanogenmod 10 using CWM without any errors. Now I am wondering why ...
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Can I install takju ROM on unit with yakjuxw?

I bought my Galaxy Nexus a couple of months before Jelly Bean 4.2 was announced. It got updated to 4.0.4 fine, but did not find any 4.1 update at all. So I found this question which informed me of ...
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Is there a way to listen to the last call made on a Nexus?

Is there a way to listen to the last, or one of the last phone calls made on an Android Nexus without the help of an App? Situation: My dead man made his final call to his contact who lived next ...
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Auto focus not working on Galaxy Nexus

I seem to have lost the auto focus capability on my Nexus. The phone is stock, only one update done (so it's XWKL2). I don't use the camera much, but I think I had auto focus when I first started ...
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Enabling AdHoc Networking on ICS to Connect to AdHoc Devices

I'm looking for a way to connect my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.x) to my laptop via adhoc wifi. (The laptop will act as my wireless NAS.) The WiFi Ad Hoc enabler for Android does not work on the Galaxy ...
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Press android version thrice took me to another screen which shows big Jellybean logo!

When i pressed settings> About phone >Android version thrice quickly, it took me to another screen which displays Android version with Red Logo. I wonder this behavior is common in all Android ...
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Force shutdown on a Galaxy Nexus?

Similar to this question: How to force Samsung Galaxy Tab to shutdown?), how can I force my Galaxy Nexus to shutdown? I can see that it is still on because I've got lightflow installed and the status ...
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How to troubleshoot a lockup/freeze

I have a GNex running on CN(A) 3.8. It has started to lockup/freeze when the screen is off. So far it occurs mostly overnight while it's charging. I have to pull the battery to resolve. I believe it ...
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Stream video to TV, but keep audio on phone/tablet

Does anyone know of an app or method that can be used to stream video to the television, but keep the audio on another device? The new Roku 3 has a headphone jack on the remote, but I figure something ...
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Galaxy Nexus stuck on 4.1.1 and super slow

I own a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.1. The build number is JRO03C.I9250XWLH2. Since the update to 4.1.1 the phone behaves very very slow. Also, a friend of mine has the same phone (we bought it ...
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Screenshot with power + volume down, what's the trick? [duplicate]

I'm using a galaxy nexus. I know the trick for taking a screenshot, with power button and volume down, but it's really flakey and only works some of the time for me (much less than half, maybe 1 in ...
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How can I set some handy settings on the main screen?

I want to be able to set Wifi, bluetooth, GPS on and off quite easily but I can't find where I should do this.
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ADB does not work in boot loader mode

I have a Galaxy Nexus 'maguro' and a laptop with Ubuntu 12.10. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Touch preview. I installed the adb and fastboot packages, and adb detects the device when it is booted in to ...
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How do I silence incoming call and text message ringtone without hanging up in the Galaxy Nexus?

I have set up MP3 ringtones for both incoming calls and text messages on my new Galaxy Nexus, but I can't figure out how to silence them without hanging up (in the case of incoming calls) or without ...
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Galaxy Nexus not connecting to router with WEP encryption

My Samsung Galaxy Nexus (I9250) running Jelly bean 4.1.1 has problems connecting to a Wifi router with WEP encryption. I cannot change the WiFi encryption type. Other devices are connecting to the ...
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Why is the HDR button missing?

This article mentions a new HDR camera mode that's available in Android 4.2: but my Galaxy Nexus doesn't show that option: Why not?
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Reading pdf books on my phone

When I want to get/download books from Google Play Store, I usually get this notification: But then I am not sure what to do afterwards to be able to read those pdf books on my phone. I've ...
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How to mount my Galaxy Nexus storage under Debian?

I can't copy anything to my Galaxy Nexus right now. I've installed mtpfs 0.9-3 and tried to mount the storage of my Galaxy Nexus with mtpfs -o allow_other /media/phone. When I try to change to the ...
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How to mark and delete some or all contacts?

I've accidentally "imported contacts from storage" and now all my Gmail contacts I've ever emailed to are in my contacts on my phone! Now I can't find any option to be able to get rid of them, "export ...
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Wi-Fi connection dropping

Lately I've been having trouble keeping a connection to Wi-Fi, first at home and now at work. What happens is that after a while I'll notice that my phone is using 3G. If I go into my Wi-Fi ...
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Flashing Galaxy Nexus with radio band

I'm trying the steps in this question to flash a factory image on my Galaxy nexus. Once I install Android SDK for Windows, I then: Open the SDK Android manager .exe Install SDK platform-tools since ...
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Make screen lock after call if it was locked before?

I think that I had this feature in my Galaxy S way back in the 2.1-2.2 era, but now I can't figure it out on my Galaxy Nexus (takju, 4.1.1). What I'm looking for is this: if I have the phone locked ...
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Why is my phone slow?

My phone has lately been really slow. When I turn on the screen, particularly if it has been off for a while, the phone is really sluggish. For example, it might take 30 seconds to respond to my ...
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“Unfortunately, Launcher has stopped” error after 4.0.4 OTA Upgrade

This morning, I received the Android 4.0.4 Over The Air upgrade. After my phone rebooted, I saw the following error: Unfortunately, Launcher has stopped. [Report] [OK] If I pressed OK, I ...
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WiFi stopped working (dhcpd times out) after enabling device encryption

WiFi has worked without issue before on this exact same hotspot, and it is currently working for other devices so I'm assuming the error is in the phone (edit: also tried another hotspot, wifi is ...
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Disable device lock when pressing Gnex power button

When I press the power button on my Galaxy Nexus to turn off the screen, it immediately locks the phone, and I have to enter my code the next time I turn the screen back on. However, if I let the ...
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Clean way for flashing factory image on Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Is this the correct and clean way for flashing factory Jelly Bean image on Samsung Galaxy Nexus, without using any external tool (apart from Android SDK)? I don't want to to break my phone, so I'm ...
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Why does accepting Calendar invites open a browser? Can I prevent it?

I'm on an unrooted Galaxy Nexus, and using stock Gmail and Calendar apps on Android 4.1.1. But I am using Chrome rather than the stock browser. When I get a invite from a Gmail user to my Gmail ...
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Using Moto Droid Car Charger with Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I just upgraded my phone from the original Motorola Droid to the Galaxy Nexus. Both phones use the same micro USB port. Is there any reason I cannot use my Droid's car charger with the Nexus?
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HDMI output mirroring in Portrait mode

I have an app that works fine in both Landscape and Portrait mode, but it demos best in Portrait mode. I'd like to show this app on a phone with HDMI output (either from MHL, Slimport, or micro-hdmi) ...
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Is it possible to remove the Android smileys that replace text strings like “:)”?

A friend of mine was wondering if it's possible to remove or replace these smileys entirely, or if they are a native function of the Android operating system that would require tweaks in a custom ROM ...
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Gmail notifications stopped working

I don't receive Gmail notifications on my phone recently, no sound, no light and nothing appears on the notification bar. Searching the web, I figured it might have happened because I turned syncing ...
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Screen on Galaxy Nexus goes off, hard reset required to resolve this. What can I do?

I am using a Galaxy Nexus and since the update to Android 4.2 the screen sometimes suddenly goes off and then especially stays off. The only thing that helps to get the screen back on is taking out ...
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What do the “Pogo Pins” on the Galaxy Nexus map to?

I'd like to make my own doc similar to below. The official one for $90 doesn't come with a power adapter so I assume you just plug the USB charger into it. What pins from USB map to the three pins in ...
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Jelly Bean OTA fails on Galaxy Nexus, how to fix?

The company I am working for has hundreds of Galaxy Nexus handsets which are used as the standard operating platform of a company specific app. The app is not important. We have found that about 70% ...
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How can I sync email automatically without removing local messages that have been deleted on the server?

Outlook on my computer deletes the server's copy of the message when it syncs, which unfortunately causes the Email app on the Galaxy Nexus to delete its local copy of the message when it syncs. Is ...
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Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus - forcing an update?

I bought my Galaxy Nexus in New Zealand - via parallel importing. I believe it came from Russia, given my manual was in Russian(!). But it works perfectly and is genuine. A colleague there bought ...
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APN Settings Don't Save - Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.2

I'm trying to setup my APN settings on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, running Android 4.2. The APN list is currently empty, and every time I try to add one (menu -> add -> fill out form -> save), nothing ...