Is upgrading to 4.0.4 early worthwhile?

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  1. Namrepus221

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    I got a verizon gnex. I know the big red is gonna be idiots about releasing it and we probably wont get it till sometime after the next nexus phone is released.

    But since there was a leaked version out there. Is it acctually worthwhile to temp root the device (i can live without root and without unlocking the bootloader) and flash the leaked 4.0.4 stock rom? Or should i hope and pray theyll release it before i start collecting social security?
     
  2. dezymond

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    Yes. I'm getting signal in places I got weak or no signal at all (underground in one of buildings). Manage to pull 3g in there at least. I frequent one area where the phone on 4.0.2 radios always struggled to keep a consistent 4g signal, no problems at all today. Definitely worth upgrading to 4.0.4 radios.
     
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    Radios can be flashed from recovery, correct?

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    As to if it is worth it or not, that is a personal decision. There are some fixes in the upgrades since 4.0.2, so there could be some better functionality and potentially better battery life. But it isn't as though it is the greatest update in the history of updates.

    The radios are a separate beast, and can be flashed separately. These differ from person to person, I personally didn't see much of a difference with the new radios (4G to 3G handoff seems to be a bit better). But YMMV.

    Yes, there are multiple versions out there. Make sure you download the ones that are installable via recovery opposed to the ones that are made to be flashed via fastboot if you want to install via recovery. Also note that recovery doesn't backup radios.
     
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    probably not at this point in the game, 4.0.5 shouldn't be far off...
     
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    I don't think there is any "credible" proof that there is a 4.0.5 even in the works.
     
  7. syndicate0017

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    Absolutely. I'd love an official 4.0.5 for the updated prop blobs, but I'm not counting on Big Red for anything. If you want the updated build, just need to unlock and flash it.

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    Oh man I just realized I mentioned radios:D, was getting late.

    Yeah, as cup said they're two different things (sorry for the confusion!). I did notice 4.0.4 makes the phone run a bit smoother and fixes a couple things such as the Android OS bug. If you're comfortable in going through with the update, then yes it is worth it imo. Some mention better battery life as well, but I've been running different ROMs and kernels lately I haven't been able to notice it.
     
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    Right! Except from the info on vzw's site :D
     
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    Could you post a link. Always have problems finding things on their site. Thanks
     
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    They've been saying 4.0.5 was "coming soon" since early March.

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    Speaking as someone who flashed 4.0.3; I've found that the 4.0.4 rom plus 4.0.4 radios have made the phone SOOOO much more enjoyable to use.