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  Reply # 659533 21-Jul-2012 13:59 Send private message

I started off at yakjujp 4.0.2 and flashed a yakju (stock US version) 4.0.2.
Google is only updating yakju or takju, anything else has to wait for the carrier or Samsung to roll out updates - yeah, right.
Within 2 or 3 minutes of my yakju burn it updated to 4.0.4 over the air - almost instant validation.
It took another 5 or 6 hours before it offered me 4.1.1 over the air without any further move on my part.
The initial burn that you do is the only one that wipes your data or apps, the others keep things across the update, so you can use the 5 or 6 hours to install stuff and play.

So now I am 100% stock US version, on the OTA mainline, and because this will mean I will get all of Google's updates OTA as soon as they're published with no flashing then I intend to stay there for a while, in this state I see no need to chase custom ROMS, there arent any at this level yet anyway, there isnt anything more up to date than a yakju Galaxy Nexus.

There are hard ways and easy ways to do that initial burn - I kept finding something never quite working with the hard ways. So I ended up with ths thread and the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1392310
The beauty of this is that you dont have to follow pages of instructions, its almost  "one click".
Obviously when rooting & reflashing your phone you should not avoid learning about the process and whats going on, doing something wrong will make your pulse race if not your phone brick, so the time spent is well worth it.
It is very possible that I now think this Toolkit is easy because of all that I learned trying the hard ways - sorry, I cant really tell any more :-) But that tool is a godsend.
The only tricky thing is getting the USB drivers installed - there are lots of instructions, but what they forget to say is that there is a 2-step process so here's a hint: you need device drivers like any new device does that Windows does not already know about, thats basic, and thats the first step, that gets the phone talking across USB. Then at the appropriate point you'll boot your phone into recovery mode while connected - and at that point you need to see Windows react by installing its debug drivers. I think every instruction I ever read just said "install debug drivers" as if we already knew about the 2 steps.
Once this is done then the Toolkit shows a huge menu of things and you just select "1" and go, or "3" and go, it does everything.
The USB drivers are supplied in the toolkit, too.


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  Reply # 659540 21-Jul-2012 14:19 Send private message

what he said but I prefer the manual process I linked to since you know what is going on at each step. But the results the thing, not necessarily the process. I just used the toolkit to root my phone after the flashing was done.




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  Reply # 659855 22-Jul-2012 12:00 Send private message

Will both methods allow me to install OTA updates as they roll out? All I want to do is install the ROM that allows me install updates OTA as they become available. Or because I will be rooted could I no longer do that?

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  Reply # 659856 22-Jul-2012 12:01 Send private message

As long as you have a custom recovery installed you can't flash OTA updates. You might get notifications but you can't flash them. It has to be done manually




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  Reply # 659859 22-Jul-2012 12:11 Send private message

So I have two options. Install the Toolkit and unlock/root/install. Or wait for the OTA which could be.......months?

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  Reply # 659863 22-Jul-2012 12:17 Send private message

What version are you on now?




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  Reply # 659865 22-Jul-2012 12:22 Send private message

4.0.4 IMM76K
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  Reply # 659866 22-Jul-2012 12:24 Send private message

It shouldnt be more than 2 months.. Why do you not want to ROOT?




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  Reply # 659870 22-Jul-2012 12:31 Send private message

My main concern is that I continually lose signal which requires a reboot and in one instance a complete factory reset. If it doesn't fix it going to 4.1.1 I will return it as its still under warranty. But I can't be bothered returning it to stock and unrooting if the upgrade doesn't fix it and I've gone through the hassle of rooting for no reason.

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  Reply # 659889 22-Jul-2012 13:30 Send private message

They have an issue with the SIM card slot on some of the ones imported to NZ, where did you get it?




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  Reply # 659910 22-Jul-2012 14:15 Send private message

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  Reply # 659930 22-Jul-2012 15:52 Send private message

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Based on the ROM it seems have come from Asia.A friend has the same ROM and hasn't got 4.04 yet OTA.

You can install 4.04 yourself from Google images without rooting, installing custom recovery or possibly even unlocking the boot loader?




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  Reply # 659997 22-Jul-2012 18:01 Send private message

I do have 4.0.4 already?

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