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How do I use an external microphone with my Galaxy Nexus?

How do I use an external microphone on my Galaxy Nexus, and what kind do I need? I know if it should use a jack plug (3.5 mm), but not all jack connectors are the same, and I don't know if the lower ...
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How can I use my Galaxy Nexus as an external USB storage drive?

I just got the Galaxy Nexus and learned that it does not support USB Mass Storage mode. It only supports MTP and PTP. I regularly use my phone as a USB flash drive at work so this is a problem. I ...
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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows?

I find the media volume to not be very loud on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and would like to somehow "boost" it beyond what stock Android allows. My phone is rooted and is running Ice Cream Sandwich ...
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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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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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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Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus battery?

Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus embedded in the battery? Wouldn't it make more sense to separate the two things? Is there any hardware advantage of being this way? Disadvantages I can see ...
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Taking screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean

Apparently on Ice Cream Sandwich you can press power + volume down to take a screenshot, but this doesn't work for me with Jelly Bean. Anyone know how to take a screenshot on a stock Galaxy Nexus with ...
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Milestone outperforming Galaxy Nexus on mobile data connection speed

I recently switched from a Motorola Milestone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it seems the quality of my mobile data connections drops considerably between the devices without any apparent reason. The ...
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How to check which app uses GPS on Galaxy Nexus?

I'm constantly seeing the Searching for GPS... icon in my status bar, and would like to check which app is trying to access my location. I checked the similar questions on the site and all suggested ...
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Increase vibrate strength

The vibrate strength of my Galaxy Nexus is incredibly weak. When I have the phone in my pocket I simply don’t feel the vibrate for incoming calls at all, which defeats its purpose. I’ve missed more ...
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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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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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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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“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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Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”?

I've tried multiple times to flash ClockworkMod recovery onto my unlocked Galaxy Nexus (LTE\CDMA variant "toro" build) device. Each time I can boot into recovery and ClockworkMod displays. However, if ...
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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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How do I disable the data usage warning and notification in ICS?

I'm running ICS on a Galaxy Nexus and my data plan is grandfathered in from the days of unlimited data with my carrier- so I don't need any warning or notification for the amount of data I'm using. ...
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Disable open Google Search by sliding up from the home button “feature”?

Galaxy Nexus running Android version 4.1.1. After a recent update, it seems google has added a feature where you can place your finger on the bottom home buttons, and slide up, to open google search. ...
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Move angry birds progress from one device to another (cross-platform)

I was playing angry birds on iPhone, now I am selling my iPhone 3GS on ebay because I got an android (galaxy nexus). Is there any way to transfer progress in the game over to new phone? I like the ...
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What's the safe limit on charger output for a Galaxy Nexus

The charger that came with my Galaxy Nexus phone outputs 5 volts at 1 amp. I have another charger that outputs 5v at 2 amps. Is it safe to use this charger? What's the limit I can use without damaging ...
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Is there a quick-fix for the Galaxy Nexus when it signals “charging” without beeing connected via USB?

My Galaxy Nexus goes into charging mode but when it isn't plugged in. The battery symbol then indicates a charging and when in suspend mode, the display turns on which drains battery rapidly. I am ...
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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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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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How do I just charge (i.e. not mount for data transfer) a Galaxy Nexus when connected via USB to a PC?

I like to be able to charge my phone from any PC I happen to be using. With my previous HTC Android, I could default to "charge-only" and only switch it to "mount as disc drive" when I wished to, on ...
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Galaxy Nexus restarts non-stop before completely booting

I'm aware of the suddenly restarts of the Galaxy Nexus, but in my case it restarts before managing to boot completely and it does that in a non-stop loop. It happened while my phone was on a stand by ...
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How do I test that proximity sensor on Galaxy Nexus works as expected

I've noticed two days ago that I've initiated some random things while having hands in my pockets and phone was in as well... And today I just picked up a call and while talking on the phone I ...
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How to find out the variant of my Galaxy Nexus?

There have been some Jelly Bean updates for Galaxy Nexus, but most of these are specific to a certain variant of the Nexus. How can I easily find out which variant I have?
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How do I sideload Google Wallet onto my Verizon Galaxy Nexus?

The Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus famously shipped without Google Wallet. This is ostensibly because Verizon is coming out with their own mobile payment system and didn't want a ...
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Galaxy Nexus NFC Verizon

Does the Galaxy Nexus have NFC on Verizon? I remember reading about the phone being delayed because competing carriers wanted to avoid Google Wallet and that some carriers had even disabled the NFC ...
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My phone thinks it's charging

After upgrading my Galaxy Nexus to 4.0.4, it keeps thinking the cable is being plugged in and out all the time. The battery discharges at a normal rate, even though the screen keeps lighting up as a ...
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Can one avoid losing everything on a Galaxy Nexus when applying a new ROM (safely)?

The makers of most ROMs suggest that you do a full device wipe when moving from one ROM to another. I have also found this is usually good practice, so data from the previous ROM does not affect the ...
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Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 on Galaxy Nexus showing droid

I've been testing the Galaxy Nexus with JB 4.1.1 and this is what happened yesterday. Has anyone seen this screen?
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Is it safe to swap SIM cards when the phone is turned on?

On my Galaxy Nexus, I can remove the SIM card without removing the battery. I'm travelling abroad and will find a need to swap SIM cards several times in my phone. I would like to know if it is safe ...
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Daydreaming — does it decrease screen life?

Does enabling daydreaming (display a clock while charging, i.e. never turn the screen completely off while charing) affect the life of the screen in any significant way?
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No audio out with headphones

When I plug a headphone into my Nexus' audio port, the headphones simply don't play any sounds or music. The device seems to detect them, because the built-in sound output stops working. I tried it ...
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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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How do I get these toggles in my notification bar?

I was reading an article talking about the Galaxy Nexus vs. the Galaxy SIII, and ended up buying a Nexus (was a steal, and I knew it was getting JB). Anyway, I've recently updated it to Jellybean, ...
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Manually upgrade Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 (yakjuxw) to 4.1

I have a Galaxy Nexus (maguro/yakjuxw) with Android version 4.0.4. I saw the new features in 4.1 so i want to update, but i don't think an OTA will be available anytime soon. So, I'm considering ...
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Galaxy Nexus Suddenly restarts

My Galaxy Nexus is suddenly restarting and I don't know why. How can I discover why this is happening?
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WiFi Error: “Failed to connect to network”

Intermittently, when I try to connect to a WiFi network, I get the following error message as a toast message: Failed to connect to network The message pops up immediately upon attempting to ...
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How can I determine my Galaxy Nexus model variant? [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy Nexus phone I want to root. Manual differs between Verizon, Sprint and GSM subtypes. Where can I check this subtype?
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Closing applications [duplicate]

I guess this has to do with our habit on desktop computers where we open an application use it close the application AFAIK there's no direct way from within the application to close it. And by ...
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Galaxy Nexus won't connect via USB

So my Galaxy Nexus has been fine until now. It has been running Android 4.2 and it was going perfect, then like a day ago I go to plug it in and it just won't connect via USB. It charges on USB but ...
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What is the best way to get pictures on your contacts with ICS (Galaxy Nexus)?

Before I bought my Galaxy Nexus I had a HTC Hero. HTC synced the pictures from Facebook to my contacts. This happened on the phone so when i activated my new Galaxy Nexus and synced it my contacts had ...
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What is the application space limit on Galaxy Nexus?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 16GB internal memory and no external sdcard. I'm wondering if that means I have 16GB (or at least the free space left of that memory) to install applications?
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Why hasn't my Galaxy Nexus received the latest OTA update?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and I live in Belgium (so my phone is not locked to a specific carrier). The Android version is still 4.0.4 and when I go the system update menu, it doesn't do anything, no OTA ...
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How do I get back to the regular camera?

I hit something by accident and now whenever I use the camera app it's using the front facing camera evey time. How do I switch it back?
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I can barely hear the touch sounds on my Galaxy Nexus ICS

I enabled "touch sounds" (click sound when pressing buttons) on my Galaxy Nexus ICS but they are so faint I can barely hear them. The same is true for the screen lock sound. All other sounds are loud ...
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Where are the downloads from the Browser stored and how to I get to downloads from the browser?

Using a Galaxy Nexus I download an apk and it showed up in the notifications bar when it was done downloading. I went to install but I didn't set option to allow external apps so I did that and I went ...