Rooting a Verizon Galaxy Nexus

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  1. tomhusband

    tomhusband New Member

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    So this might be a dumb one but I'm new to this. I've been reading about rooting. Besides not being sure of the advantages if I root it what happens to my Verizon account after all is said and done? When you root the device isn't everything wiped cleaned? How would I hook up with Verizon again?

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    Data is wiped clean.... your 4g sim card is still activated and everything is fine. Just sign in to Google and enjoy your nexus . I rooted mine to instal the unofficial 4.0.4 update. Get wifi tether for free and to use Google wallet

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    The sim card! I forgot about that. Google Wallet becomes available on a rooted phone? That's cool. What's special about the 4.0.4 update?

    Thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    if youre unlocked you can install google wallet, you can find the apk online ... and everyone was saying 4.0.4 fixed some signal issues...never gave my phone a chance to have issues just put that on there and ran with it
     
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    When we say "wipe" on Android it pretty much means returning it to factory settings. It will still be able to connect to Verizon's network as long as you have a sim card, no matter how many times you wipe the phone.

    As for 4.0.4, it fixes a bunch of little bugs and overall makes it run smoother. I have no experience with 4.0.4 so I can't vouch for any differences, but mainly people upgraded to for better signal, something I don't have to deal with. There are other benefits, but can't remember them off the top of my head. I see you're from San Jose so you shouldn't have to worry about bad signal, as long as your Nexus is a good one.
     
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    Talked to a verizon rep today and he assured me 4.0.4 is not going to help with signal. He said he is a GNex owner himself. I don't know,maybe he don't know what he talking about. I sure would like a signal fix though. All stock here and still love this phone. Tethered to my TP201

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    Maybe I did get a bad Nexus as far as my signal though. Good about town, horrible at home. 4g tower 1 mile from house. Any suggestions?

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    Few options.... try unlocking rooting and installing 4.0.4 because in my experience Verizon reps have no clue what they are talking about.... use manufacturers warranty to get a née phone.... or wait for official 4.0.4.....

    Sorry bout the phone

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    Yeah that's my experience with reps from verizon. Sometime you get a good one in customer service though. Best Buy said they will only give me a refurb.

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    Oh my gosh I hate that. You bought a new phone... it malfunctions ... you should get a NEW phone. Not a refurb.

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    Maybe if I just go into Best Buy and express I'm getting hosed with a refurb and demand and new replacement they'd be cool. Wishful thinking. Signals good everywhere but home. Maybe its my house?

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    Possibly and yea you got lead walls or something? Lol if its ONLY your house I'd just connect to Wi-Fi while at home

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