binaries/kies need help with what these are

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by kunzy, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. kunzy

    kunzy Member

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    I'm seeing people talk about the binaries are out or had a friend tell me i could download samsung kies to download JB to my sweet nexus without rooting but i told him i thought i needed to b rooted. can someone please school me with these terms....thanks
     
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    If your friends won't explain what binaries and kies are I don't think they would know how to get JB onto a Nexus without root.

    With that being said I'm not aware of any method that gets another ROM on your phone without rooting.
     
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    Samsung Kies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <-- that is what kies is.

    I am guessing either you have been fed wrong information, or you just misheard/misunderstood what your friend was talking about. As far as I know kies doesn't work with the GN as it isn't fully a Samsung device, it is a Google device. Updates don't come from Samsung. I could be wrong though, but I have never seen anything about kies and GN working together, much less a method to get JB onto the GN using kies. I do find it odd that the GN is listed under supported devices though (not the Nexus S though). Perhaps sync features work on the GN?

    So without unlocking, I don't know of a way to get JB on your device that doesn't involve waiting for Verizon to release it.
     
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    Binaries are released for the Google GSM version of the Gnex. Not for the CDMA Verizon version yet.

    Nate
     
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    thanks for the schooling....told my friend that i didnt think i could do it without rooting and i guess google wouldnt have anything on there support site either ? thanks again love this forum