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Nexus S GPS reception quality has dropped : Can it be fixed?

My Nexus S GPS unit seems to function more poorly every week. Sometimes I can't get a lock at all: using a GPS monitor shows it perpetually stuck at three satellites. I frequently loose GPS ...
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Nexus S doesn't start up

I flashed my Nexus S with the 4.1.2 factory image this morning and then relocked the bootloader. Everything was going fine, until I turned it off (it charges faster this way) and it wouldn't turn on ...
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unable to log into google+ account or google play acount via chrome or app

I have a new smartphone (samsung galaxy s4) without a SIM currently. when i try to login to my google+ account with it google says that the password is wrong although it works on my desktop computer ...
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My nexus S don't restart

My nexus S don't restart. A couple of hours ago the start button don't work. No battery charging display when the phone is plugged
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What's the minimum memory usage that a Nexus S requires?

I have a friend running a rooted Nexus S with approximately 350 Mb RAM. In normal everyday usage, he says he uses about 300 Mb of that memory. There is this game he is trying to play that requires ...
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nexus s in bootloader mode does not appear in lsusb

I have a Nexus S, and I'm trying to root it. The bootloader is already unlocked. (I got it from a friend, he unlocked it so I don't know any details on how that was done.) When I start it and plug it ...
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Error reflashing Nexus S to stock Jelly Bean

I've got a Nexus S (D720) running CM 10.1.3, and I'd like to flash it back over to Google's latest factory image (sojus-jro03r). When I try updating, I get the following: sending 'bootloader' (1536 ...
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samsung galaxy nexus charging problems

it doesn't charge until battery totally dies and few minutes after that only, charging triggers. Not sure if it an issue with charger or the phone battery.
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Variable amount of free space indicated in “Manage Apps”

When I go to "Manage Apps" and view the "Downloaded" section, the indicated amount of used space first shows a high value then drops slowly while the system calculates the space used by each app. ...
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How do I install USB drivers in Ubuntu 13:04 for Nexus S?

I am trying to follow this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2163085 However I am unable to connect to my android phone via USB. I think I need to install the USB drivers ...
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Use custom lock screen on encrypted Jelly Bean device

I recently enabled encryption on my Nexus S running Android 4.1.1. I'm aware of all the benefits and drawbacks, and device encryption is definitely something I want. It's currently working fine. ...
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unable to charge Google Nexus I9250

I am unable to charge my phone most of the times. When I connect my phone to the USB cable which is in turn connected to the computer or charger, most of the times (about 90 percent), I am unable to ...
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Nexus S in reboot loop

My Nexus S (completely original) is stuck in a reboot loop. I don't know why. It just reboots, shuts down, and does the same again and again. I tried removing the battery, loading 100%, removing SIM ...
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Where is Privacy Guard in Cyanogenmod 10.1? The setting seems to be missing

My phone is the Google Nexus S and I am running the latest stable Cyanogenmod build (10.1.2-crespo). I have installed Cyanogenmod especially because of the Privacy Guard feature, but now I cannot ...
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Is there any way to root JB without losing all data and settings? [duplicate]

Is there any technique to root Jelly Bean (perhaps temporarily) without losing all data and settings? The phone is Nexus S i9020 with Android 4.1.2. The phone has a bad case of the "Lag" problem - ...
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HF Connector - Replace parts in a Nexus S

I have a Nexus S device (model i9023). My current earpiece is torn - the wires are cut, and the body could not be screwed out because the specific body's screw is stuck. However, I can gently replace ...
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Nexus S and phone charger get unusually hot when plugged in

I was using my Nexus S today and it turned off suddenly. I plugged it in to charge and saw it load to the boot splash screen, and then I went to sleep. When I woke up 2 hours later my phone was dead. ...
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nexus S partition scheme, can it be changed?

planning on moving from the Nexus One to the S. the only thing I don't like about the S is the 512ram and the 1GB for apps. I tried to search forums, but found nothing relevant about this quesiton: ...
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Boot loop data recovery

Cyanogen mod 9, ClockworkMod Recovery 5.8.9.2 I recently plugged in my phone after the battery completely died over night and the phone is stuck in a bootloop. I left it trying to boot for 30 minutes ...
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Can't update Nexus S. Stuck at “waiting for download”

I want to upgrade my Operating system (Nexus S I9250) which currently is Android 4.1 . My cell is not rooted and I have never tampered with the android system shipped, always upgraded it though. Right ...
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fastboot flashall -w Halts

I have a Samsung Nexus S. I have erased recovery and boot pertitions using fastboot erase <partition> and when I do fastboot flashall -w it stops on sending 'boot' (XXXX KB)... What might be ...
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Android speech recognition - how to get access to the audio files?

When doing speech to text using android mobile phone application, I've heard that the files are temporarily stored in /data/data/com.google.android.voicesearch/files after the user makes a recording. ...
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How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
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Backup using ADB without root or usb debugging

I have a Nexus S (on android 4, not rooted) device who's not able to boot. It opens and get stucks to the X screen. I can only access the recovery mode. I tried to backup data via ADB, but the phone ...
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Disable (in software) Nexus S Power Button

My Nexus S has a broken power button that some days works fine, some days doesn't work at all, but most days just acts up and will randomly turn my phone on, even when it's sitting on the table. I'm ...
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How to use OTG Data Cable with a Nexus S to access?

Having an OTG Data Cable, I connected different thumb drives to my Nexus S – running JB 4.1.2 – but my phone doesn't seem to read them. The thumb drives I tried are: a 16GB Kingston G3 Data Traveler ...
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bootloop without power button

I have a Nexus S which sadly has a broken power button. This means I cannot do anything in recovery mode. Recently, after downgrading from a Cyanogenmod 10.1 nightly to and experimental build, it got ...
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Google service connection + Corp wifi

When connected to the corporate wifi the signal bars turn grey suggesting that there is no connection to Google services. Gmail, web browsing, contact sync, calender sync, play music all appear to ...
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Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad on Nexus S

I got inspired by the Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad on Nexus 7 video, but until I'll get my hands on a Nexus 7, I'm still proud of my good old Nexus S. Now, I did turn on my Bluetooth, put both ...
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Missing Google Apps after 4.1.2 was built in Nexus S

I built Android 4.1.2 from source for my Nexus S using these instructions. Later I found that there are no Google Apps on the phone and so I cannot set up my Google account or use the Play Store or ...
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How do I make wi-fi calls from a cell phone with no number now associated with it?

I recently got tired of paying $65+ a month for cell service when I get mostly email. So I dropped my Sprint service in favor of $20 a month, no-contract phone and a Nexus 7, because WiFi is seemingly ...
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Update to 4.1.2 on a Nexus S with CWM and broken USB port

I have a Nexus S, rooted, with CWM and a stock 4.0.4 ROM. The USB port is broken(only charging works), so how do I go to stock 4.1.2 update? If there is a way to manually apply OTA, that'd be great. ...
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Erase successful, but not automatically formatting. Can't determine partition type - Jelly bean 4.1.2 with Nexus S

While I ran the command - fastboot flashall -w I got the following error - -------------------------------------------- Bootloader Version...: I9020XXLC2 Baseband Version.....: I9020XXKI1 Serial ...
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Getting “E:Error in /sdcard/.zip (status 7)” while upgrading Android Nexus 4.0.1 to 4.1.x (Jelly bean)

I tried to install Jelly Bean (4.1.1) onto the Nexus S handset following the instructions from here. Later, I noticed that the Nexus should have at least 4.0.3 to upgrade to 4.1.x. So I tried to ...
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High CPU usage from UEventObserver and inputmethod.latin (Nexus S)

I have kept my Google Nexus S up to date with the latest Android O/S since I've owned it and its always had performance problems to varying degrees. I'm currently running: Android version: 4.1.2 ...
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Remap search key to power button on Android 2.3

I have a Nexus S, and Button Remapper that I see suggested is not working on 2.3 gingerbread for remapping the search/assist button as a power button (because Nexus S power button is known to be ...
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New Nexus 4 - transfer photos and other stuff from old Nexus S

So obviously I can't just "swap the SD card" as neither the old phone nor the new phone have an SD card slot. Similarly I don't really want to copy everything across from the old phone, so I don't ...
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Problems with installing stock ROM for Nexus S

I'm trying to install a stock Nexus S ROM from Google's site, but I keep getting the error E:signature verification failed Any ideas how I can fix this?
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Can't move any applications to SD Card- “Couldn't Move App” error

I'm trying to move any application that I install to my SD card (Nexus S, so its technically internal storage) and regardless of what I choose, I get a "Couldn't Move App" error. I fired up logcat ...
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MS Exchange with Default Email App is Randomly Draining Battery!

I'm using my Exchange email account for work with the default Email app on my Nexus S running Jellybean... usually everything works just fine, but within a week or so it'll start consuming massive ...
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How to monitor signal strength?

I own a Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint, and I am having terrible but intermittent problems with my signal quality on my phone. I have reasonably high certainty that this is a hardware issue (my wife has ...
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My Google Nexus S won't connect to network

I have a problem with my Google Nexus S. Yesterday I was out in the city and my battery meanwhile died and the phone shutdown. The next day when I charged the phone, I noticed that it is showing no ...
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Why doesn't my device ever show 100% charged?

I have a Samsung Google Nexus S I9020A which showed fully charged @ 92%. 100% charging doesn't seem possible. What is the reason?
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Nexus S bootloops after trying to apply OTA update

I have a Samsung Nexus S which I bought off my friend. A system update popped up and I hit accept without even thinking about it but the phone said I had to charge it so I did and left it for an hour ...
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Google Nexus S won't turn on

My Samsung Nexus S is over a year old now. This morning I was doing a restart (just power down and back on) and it would not finish booting up. The word "Google" on the initial screen comes up, blinks ...
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Android Jelly Bean: fix search button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Samsung Galaxy S3 - after AT&T over the wire update - google search doesn’t find installed apps I just upgraded my Nexus S from Android 4.0.something (I forget the ...
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Power button stopped on my Nexus S

My power button has stopped working on my Nexus S, everything else works but this! How can i get my power button back?
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3G Modem sim on my Nexus S

I have a 3G modem, and have tried it's sim card in a couple different modens with success. However, I tried to put in on my Nexus S and use wifi tether, but it didn't work - although it seemed to ...
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How do I manually update my Nexus S to Jelly Bean?

I bought a used Nexus S that is on version 2.3.6. It does not seem to be reading any SIM cards and the baseband version is listed as unknown. I think it may be on a custom ROM because of this. I want ...
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Cannot copy files in recovery mode which made Google nexus S unusable

I have a Google Nexus S, bought last year and it was working fine till last week. It came with Android Ginger Bread, and I rooted the phone and installed several custom ROMs including Cyanogenmod. ...