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Can't get past the pulsating boot screen after complete battery drain

My phone ran out of charge this morning after I made a couple of phone calls in bed. I was too lazy to get out of bed to plug it in. When I plugged it in later, and pushed the power button, the phone ...
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I can't update my Nexus S, shows error screen. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: can't update, can't do a factory reset My Phone (Nexus S) keeps pestering me to update the OS. But, every time I try, it restarts, displays the cute robot error ...
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Gmail stopped syncing messages

For some reason, Gmail on my Nexus S is not pulling new messages anymore. I added a second Gmail account; could it possibly be the reason?
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How to use my phone to transfer Wi-Fi to other devices?

I'm using Nexus S, recently I got a Kindle, however, the Kindle couldn't connect to my company's Wi-Fi (seems it doesn't support the encryption method), so I'm wondering this method: My Nexus S ...
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User experience difference among Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S

Currently, I am considering 1 out of the following 2 android phones. Samsung Galaxy S Nexus S (Not available in my country yet) I was wondering, has anyone used the above 2 android phones before? ...
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How can I force 3G only on the Nexus S after the ICS update?

In earlier versions of Android there was an option to toggle data between 2G, 3G preferred and 3G only. After the ICS 4.0.3 update for Nexus S, there is no option for "3G only". Did Google lock down ...
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Troubleshooting why my Android phone is rebooting (Nexus S)

It seems to happen when I'm using Pandora. But then again, I'm always using Pandora. It also reboots so quickly that sometimes, I do not notice. Is there a way to see what caused the last reboot?
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Is it possible to put a micro sim from an iPhone 4 into the Nexus S?

I have an iPhone 4 with micro sim, and am wondering if it is possible to put my micro sim into the unlocked nexus s, to function as my phone (for development purposes). If not, is there an alternative ...
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How can I boot my Nexus S with a broken power button? Can only boot to “Do not turn off target”

My Nexus S power button has stopped working and Samsung will not honor the warranty. The farthest I've gotten is to the Downloading screen with the yellow work ahead sign, that says "Do not turn off ...
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How do I set mp3s as ringtones on ICS?

I just upgraded my Nexus-S to Ice Cream Sandwich, I can't find the option to set mp3s as ringtones for my contacts? what am I missing?
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No face unlock for the Nexus S?

I seems to me, that the Nexus S did not get the face unlock feature with ICS? Why would this not be supported for the Nexus S? Is it the hardware? I wonder because the code is open source and I ...
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Stock Android on Nexus S - “invalid magic code”

I have a Nexus S (2.3.3, GRI54/I9023, bootloader unlocked, clockworkmod recovery installed, rooted) and I'm trying to flash it with a stock system.img that I built myself (no modifications - yet). To ...
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How do I get 3D maps to work

I have Andorid maps 5.0.0 running on a Nexus S but I can't seem to get 3D maps. I have tried London and New York. Not sure if I am doing something stupoid or what.
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727 views

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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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. ...
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On a Nexus S, how do I activate the front facing camera in a Fring video call?

video calling in Fring is working but the video is only showing the rear-facing camera, how do activate the front-facing camera?
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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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French QWERTY keyboard for Nexus S

When using the French language the default virtual keyboard on the Nexus S use the AZERTY keyboard layout. That might be fine in Europe but not in North America (e.g. Quebec) where everyone uses ...
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Unable to restore stock OS on Nexus S

I had a post on how can I restore the default OS on phone that has custom build? however this got closed because it was a possible duplicate. Unfortunately the duplicate did not answer my question so ...
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How to lock screen besides pressing Nexus S right side power button

I was wondering, besides locking screen by pressing Nexus S right side power hardware button, is there any way to lock screen, using software button press instead of hardware?
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How to unlock Nexus S 2.3.3 bootloader without having to wipe all device data?

The usual way is to execute: fastboot oem unlock But this will erase all my private data.
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Nexus S OTA 4.0.4 problem?

I get 4.0.4 OTA with my Nexus S today. After downloaded the update package, i click "Reboot to install", but unfortunately the phone did't reboot successfully, so i boot it by myself. I checked the ...
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non-wipe non-unlock root for Android 2.3.3

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.3. IIRC on old android version such as this there were non-wipe non-unlock methods to obtain root anyway, however I wasn't able to find them right now. Can this ...
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Nexus S 'flashes' screen when locking

When I lock my Nexus S, the screen flashes once: It turns black, then the home screen appears again very shortly, then it's black again. Do you have this aswell with a Nexus S on ICS 4.0.3? Is there ...
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How can I prevent the battery in my Nexus S from draining overnight?

I have a Google Nexus S and for the past 2-3 days whenever I go to sleep the battery drains completely overnight. I mean when I go to bed the charge on my phone is plus 90% but for the past 2 days ...
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Android Contacts lost but seen in Message app

I rooted my Nexus S and re-installed a stock ROM. I had my contacts on my SIM card before starting to use my Nexus and I never bothered to sync those contacts to Google. After rooting I don't see my ...
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Will fastboot not proceed with flashing if battery level is below certain percentage?

I'm trying to re-install Clockwork recovery mod (tl;dr: Android 2.3.1+ will reinstall stock recovery on every boot if it's not present). I had installed it successfully yesterday, but today it does ...
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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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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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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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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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Android Nexus S Boot Freeze

My Android Nexus S does not boot anymore. If I start it normally, I get a screen like the following and it won't ever change (tried for hours): I can still go into the boot loader with PowerOff + ...
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Can't sync my new Nexus S to Google Calendar

First-time smartphone owner. I unboxed my new Nexus S and added my gmail account to it. So far, so good -- it sync'd my contacts perfectly. But I'd never used Google Calendar (and in retrospect I ...
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Any voice recorder app for Nexus S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to easily record a phone conversation in-progress? I've seen Android call recording apps, but they don't support call recording on Nexus S. Anyone know ...
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What is 720p video recording

I heard about the complaint of the Nexus S' lack of 720p video recording? What does 720p mean? How does it compare to the standard Samsung Galaxy S phones?
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Can I use Kies with a Samsung Nexus S?

Kies is not detecting my Samsung Google Nexus S phone. Any idea why? I want to use Kies to sync my outlook contacts and calendars.
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Strange text messages at five minute intervals with no sender

So I've been having this problem recently where I get these extremely strange text messages being sent to my phone. They have no sender associated with them, and just look like a bunch of gibberish. ...
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Shaky, drifting compass an inevitability on Samsung Nexus S?

I bought a Nexus S off eBay and found that the compass direction wanders even with the device laying still. Likewise, the display in Google Sky shakes around even with the resting on a stable surface, ...
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How to unbrick/reflash Nexus S using stock ROM, stock tools

I have a Nexus S that seems to have bricked itself. I have never modded the ROM or phone, and it was totally stock. Now, it boots right int the white Google logo and stays there forever (I let it ...
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NEXUS S (t-mobile version) 2.3.4 / GRJ22 — IS ROOT POSSIBLE?? can't mount /system mount /data

I have the Nexus S (t-mobile version) that is 2.3.4 / GRJ22 and just wanted to ask, is root actually possible now?? I see lots of posts about how to do it under 2.3.3, but all the posts I have seen ...
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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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Contacts disappeared after adding new google account

I am using a Google Nexus S I9023 mobile phone (Android 4.0.4). For whatever reason my google account was deactivated. So, I registered a new one and added it to the phone. Afterwards, 80% of the ...
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Has anyone flashed an Android build (i.e. a Crespo build) onto a Nexus S phone manually before? How does one do this?

I need to find a way to manually add in the system.img file of the Crespo build for Android onto a Nexus S phone. Has anyone flashed a Crespo build image (I think it boils down to a system.img file) ...
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Updating my Nexus S from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3

I have an unlocked GSM Nexus S I bought from a friend. I'm currently running version 2.3.6 (which was pre-loaded on the phone). I really like the way Ice Cream Sandwich looks, so I would like to ...
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how do you delete specific contacts in ICS?

I have a Nexus S phone just updated to ICS. This forum was very helpful in finding out ICS' now more cumbersome way to delete specific calls from call logs. Thank You. It's a new year, and I want to ...
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What build of ICS do I need for Nexus S baseband I9020XXKF1

Baseband version: I9020XXKF1 Current software build number is GRK39F on Android 2.3.6 I seem to have a pretty much unrecognised baseband version of the Nexus S. I brought mine carrier-free in the ...
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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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Why does my Nexus S not see the Jelly Bean update?

My Nexus S is running the stock "soju" build of ICS from Google (build IMM76D). However, I have not seen the OTA update for Jelly Bean. Am I running the wrong version? Do I need to change some ...
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Phone intermittently not responding to screen touches

I have a (non-rooted) Samsung Nexus S - Android 2.3.3 phone. It has recently started becoming completely unresponsive to my screen touches, despite many attempts, cleaning the screen etc. But if I put ...
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Call settings missing in settings after updating to Ice Cream Sandwich

I updated my Google Nexus S to Android 4.0.3. Now the call settings seems to be missing and video calling is not working. When I hard boot the device it shows "LOCK STATE -LOCKED".