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  Reply # 947691 8-Dec-2013 22:39 Send private message quote this post

Does side loading interfere with future OTA updates




Nexus 5 Phone
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Master Geek
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  Reply # 947692 8-Dec-2013 22:42 Send private message quote this post

ronw: Does side loading interfere with future OTA updates


as long as you're sideloading the official OTA you should have no problems.

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  Reply # 948017 9-Dec-2013 13:21 Send private message quote this post

Been using the new Nexus 5 32GB from AU Google Play.

Overall, very nice phone. Very snappy and quicker than S3 4G version. The battery life was what I was worried about the most. I am hitting 2 days without charge over the weekend. About 3.5 hours of screen on time. There was still 15% left...

I am quite happy with the battery life so far.

Downside is that my partner's one has a little noisy vibrating motor compared to mine. The buttons have less play in hers though. Mine can make little rattle noise on volume rocker but doesn't bother me much.

I have purchased a few extra cases - and partner preferred a white Spigen case - so gold champagn Neo Hybrid cover is for sale. (See sales section)

There are some functions that I do miss from the S3 - like: vibration mode easily with pull down menu, smart stay, and ringing vibration intensity can be changed very easily from their version of OS.

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  Reply # 948022 9-Dec-2013 13:27 Send private message quote this post

By the way, my partner's old iPhone4 era microSIM from Vodafone was throwing funny simcard notification icon - so went into Vodafone and got a new version (different STK 128kb) and seems to have resolved that issue.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948040 9-Dec-2013 13:43 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

If you buy online today or tomorrow at Warehouse Stationery website using this discount code at the checkout you will save $35.  SASDEC0910

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  Reply # 948387 10-Dec-2013 00:52 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

andypen:
peejayw: Anyone seeing 4.4.1 OTA yet ?

Getting tired of hitting the check for update button. If I don't get it by tomorrow I'll probably sideload.



There is no point in hitting the check for update button. I read somewhere recently how the updates roll out. First they issue the update to a small number (about 1% of devices) just to check the error rates after installation. After 1-2 days, they start the general roll out in tranches of about 25% over the next couple of weeks. Once the tranche is released and your device checks-in, it has a 25% chance of being selected for the update (this step is random and not affected by location, or by how quick you are). If your phone isn't selected then that is it for the duration of that tranche. No amount of "checking" will change anything until the next 25% is released.

If the "Google Services Framework" trick is used, clearing the data deletes the primary ID by which Google knows your device. As far as the servers are concerned, your device has been factory reset - so you get another go at the lottery. Unfortunately, one of the side-effects is that this invalidates the tokens for any app that uses GCM (nearly all Google apps, as well as lots of third party apps). So some of these apps may stop working properly. Sometimes the Google account needs to be removed from the device and recreated to get apps such as the Play Store to function again. Suffice to say that it's not a good idea. For those who just can't wait, sideloading is Google's recommended option.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948604 10-Dec-2013 11:48 Send private message quote this post

Is it correct if i buy the 2Degrees Nexus 5 and can use it on Telecom/Vodafone 4G network straight away?
thanks

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948607 10-Dec-2013 11:50 Send private message quote this post

yellow15: Is it correct if i buy the 2Degrees Nexus 5 and can use it on Telecom/Vodafone 4G network straight away?
thanks


if your account/sim is 4g enabled then on telecom for sure

vodafone - unsure but assume so.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948608 10-Dec-2013 11:50 Send private message quote this post

Update 4.4.2 rolling out in some regions already ...

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948610 10-Dec-2013 11:51 Send private message quote this post

yellow15: Is it correct if i buy the 2Degrees Nexus 5 and can use it on Telecom/Vodafone 4G network straight away?
thanks
Yes its an unlocked phone, and it will work on any network in NZ

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948618 10-Dec-2013 12:01 Send private message quote this post

Okay I have a 3 month old Telecom pre-pay micro sim.
Is that enough for 4G? 
Sorry it's a bit off topic 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948630 10-Dec-2013 12:06 Send private message quote this post

yellow15: Okay I have a 3 month old Telecom pre-pay micro sim.
Is that enough for 4G? 
Sorry it's a bit off topic 

For Telecom you need one of their new 4G SIMs to use 4G

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  Reply # 948643 10-Dec-2013 12:27 Send private message quote this post

toii: Update 4.4.2 rolling out in some regions already ...


just got 4.4.2
N5 just tell me,download fiinish need restart and instill

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 948646 10-Dec-2013 12:38 Send private message quote this post

mccory:
toii: Update 4.4.2 rolling out in some regions already ...


just got 4.4.2
N5 just tell me,download fiinish need restart and instill


Seen a few complaints about camera autofocus being worse than 4.4.0, i might sit tight til 4.4.3......

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  Reply # 948648 10-Dec-2013 12:40 Send private message quote this post

mccory:
toii: Update 4.4.2 rolling out in some regions already ...


just got 4.4.2
N5 just tell me,download fiinish need restart and instill


I've also just got mine. Taken a couple of quick pics and camera seems faster, though this is purely a subjective observation. I don't see any focus issues but on a sample size of 3 that doesn't tell us anything.

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