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Master Geek


  #773638 2-Mar-2013 15:08
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I wish Vodafone had released their lte on band 4. I could've had fun with my nexus 4.

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Ultimate Geek


  #773723 2-Mar-2013 20:59
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Steve113: I wish Vodafone had released their lte on band 4. I could've had fun with my nexus 4.


Totally agree.





 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  #773726 2-Mar-2013 21:06
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d3Xt3r:
profrink: What experience has everyone had with their battery?


I'm normally getting from 6am - 10.30pm on heavy usage with mobile data but yesterday managed to pull close to 1 day, 8 hours with average usage on WiFi. Still had 20% battery left but needed to charge up for the evening.



With the latest franco kernel, Paranoid Android ROM, Qualcomm BatteryGuru, Nexus 4 Display Control and various kernel/system tweaks, I get around two days of battery life with moderate-heavy usage.


Is it worth rooting?





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Master Geek


  #773832 3-Mar-2013 11:24
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Anyone using xylon ROM? Any bugs and stability?

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Ultimate Geek

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  #773855 3-Mar-2013 12:31
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Firebreaker:
d3Xt3r:
profrink: What experience has everyone had with their battery?


I'm normally getting from 6am - 10.30pm on heavy usage with mobile data but yesterday managed to pull close to 1 day, 8 hours with average usage on WiFi. Still had 20% battery left but needed to charge up for the evening.



With the latest franco kernel, Paranoid Android ROM, Qualcomm BatteryGuru, Nexus 4 Display Control and various kernel/system tweaks, I get around two days of battery life with moderate-heavy usage.


Is it worth rooting?


For me it is - the benefits go way beyond increased battery life. There are quite a few useful and cool root apps, for eg: AdAway, GMD Gesture Control, Titanium Backup, Noozxoide/FauxSpeaker (improve and amplify audio)...

Plus if you use a custom ROM like Paranoid Android, you get features that you can't get anywhere, such as hybrid mode (run your phone or individual apps in phone/tablet/phablet mode; change system colors per-app ; hide the navbar and use the PIE navigation system..); improve the display to make it look more like an AMOLED screen; faster updates (I got 4.2.2 many weeks before the official OTA was released - infact I got it just a few hours after 4.2.2 's sources were updated on the server); the list is endless!

Even if you don't go the whole custom ROM route, AdAway alone is worth it - there are so many sites that use those annoying inpage popup ads that you can't even close because the x button is so small and doesn't scale up. Plus ads slow down your browsing, eat battery, eat data and make some sites completely un-browsable. As a bonus, AdAway also blocks malware and phishing domains.

The only question you need to ask is if you can afford to invest the time to do all this - there's an initial learning curve involved.. but it unlocks your phone to a whole new world of possibilities. It's like discovering the wardrobe to Narnia. :)

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Uber Geek

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  #773916 3-Mar-2013 16:34
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Installed Cyanogenmod yesterday, decided to jump in on the nightlies.

Finally a fixed and customizable quick settings panel - the default one is inconsistent and lacking.

SMS quick reply i have also missed since my previous phone too, glad to have that back also.

Love how well franco kernel idles


Steve113: I wish Vodafone had released their lte on band 4. I could've had fun with my nexus 4.

Unfortunately not going to happen anywhere but the USA/canada, no one else uses the AWS spectrum except there. I just forget the Nexus even supports it as its irrelevant everywhere but some select parts of those countries.

Not that 4G is viable for me atm anyway.

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Ultimate Geek


  #773917 3-Mar-2013 16:45
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d3Xt3r:
Firebreaker:
d3Xt3r:
profrink: What experience has everyone had with their battery?


I'm normally getting from 6am - 10.30pm on heavy usage with mobile data but yesterday managed to pull close to 1 day, 8 hours with average usage on WiFi. Still had 20% battery left but needed to charge up for the evening.



With the latest franco kernel, Paranoid Android ROM, Qualcomm BatteryGuru, Nexus 4 Display Control and various kernel/system tweaks, I get around two days of battery life with moderate-heavy usage.


Is it worth rooting?


For me it is - the benefits go way beyond increased battery life. There are quite a few useful and cool root apps, for eg: AdAway, GMD Gesture Control, Titanium Backup, Noozxoide/FauxSpeaker (improve and amplify audio)...

Plus if you use a custom ROM like Paranoid Android, you get features that you can't get anywhere, such as hybrid mode (run your phone or individual apps in phone/tablet/phablet mode; change system colors per-app ; hide the navbar and use the PIE navigation system..); improve the display to make it look more like an AMOLED screen; faster updates (I got 4.2.2 many weeks before the official OTA was released - infact I got it just a few hours after 4.2.2 's sources were updated on the server); the list is endless!

Even if you don't go the whole custom ROM route, AdAway alone is worth it - there are so many sites that use those annoying inpage popup ads that you can't even close because the x button is so small and doesn't scale up. Plus ads slow down your browsing, eat battery, eat data and make some sites completely un-browsable. As a bonus, AdAway also blocks malware and phishing domains.

The only question you need to ask is if you can afford to invest the time to do all this - there's an initial learning curve involved.. but it unlocks your phone to a whole new world of possibilities. It's like discovering the wardrobe to Narnia. :)

I would root but the Nexus 4 was an (amazing) birthday gift from my dad and he had it imported from the US so I don't wanna risk it. Next year when the warranty is I will mess with it





 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  #773918 3-Mar-2013 16:49
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Very easy to root and unroot a nexus. Almost a matter of seconds. A stock nexus is still pretty darn awesome. I love root access though. Possibilities are endless.

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Ultimate Geek


  #773934 3-Mar-2013 18:30
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ritzlal: Very easy to root and unroot a nexus. Almost a matter of seconds. A stock nexus is still pretty darn awesome. I love root access though. Possibilities are endless.


Again I just don't want to risk tripping the flash counter till my warranty is up.





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Master Geek


  #773939 3-Mar-2013 18:36
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There is no flash counter on nexus devices. 

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Ultimate Geek


  #773942 3-Mar-2013 18:53
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M57: There is no flash counter on nexus devices. 

Really?well if I unlock the boot loader will I will I void warranty?





M57

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Master Geek


  #773945 3-Mar-2013 19:02
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Firebreaker:
M57: There is no flash counter on nexus devices. 

Really?well if I unlock the boot loader will I will I void warranty?


Yes you will void the warranty if the boot loader is unlocked.



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Ultimate Geek


  #774154 4-Mar-2013 10:12
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M57:
Firebreaker:
M57: There is no flash counter on nexus devices. 

Really?well if I unlock the boot loader will I will I void warranty?


Yes you will void the warranty if the boot loader is unlocked.



What if I re-lock will it be noticeable?





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Ultimate Geek


  #774155 4-Mar-2013 10:13
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What speeds are everyone getting with DC? I get 15megs down in most places and 2 up with 70 ping.





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Master Geek


  #775981 6-Mar-2013 23:18
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Hey guys

I just received my nexus 4!

Anybody bought decent screen protector which is anti-fingerprint?
I have sweaty hands so I guess those cheap protectors on trademe won't do the job.

And those who don't use the case, do you put back screen protector as well?

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