Hello, again! I just picked up a Galaxy Nexus (Verizon), and am wondering why if I may have missed a root forum while scanning the humungous home page. Is rooting covered on this site?
on 03/14/2013 – Made popular on 03/14/2013
I am getting a Galaxy Nexus tomorrow in a trade. My S3 for a Galaxy Nexus 32GB plus $90 cash. It's the Verizon i515 model. I was thinking about rooting it when I got it. I also have some questions about it, though.
1) I heard from a friend that has the Galaxy Nexus Sprint model, and he said I have to unlock the phone before rooting it.
When is a Nexus not a Nexus? When you buy it from Verizon, evidently. It’s long been a gripe of Verizon Nexus owners that their pride and joy often receives the latest and greatest Android update months after the GSM variant.
After a couple of false starts (here and here), Verizon has finally updated the status of the Android 4.0.4 OTA update for their Galaxy Nexus to “coming soon”. The support page states that the update is indeed imminent and contains links to install instructions.
Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now priced at $99 with a 2-year contract, which means it will probably get discontinued soon. The biggest sin is the full retail price still remains the same at $649. It’s still a great phone and you can’t beat the price for those that want to get the stock Android experience.
Will you be getting the Galaxy Nexus now that it’s only $99?