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Nexus 4 available 9am PST 01/29/2013 in Google Store

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Per Droid Life tweet

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Little birdie just told us that the Nexus 4 will return to the Google Play store at 9AM Pacific tomorrow.

https://play.google.com/store/dev...exus_4_8gb

https://play.google.com/store/dev...xus_4_16gb
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Last Edited by ffly45 March 4, 2013 at 01:12 AM
02/04/2013 - Rumor N4 coming to Walmart, contract or no contract not known yet
http://www.tmonews.com/2013/02/wa...s-say-yes/

If you do nothing else with your new N4, at least unlock the bootloader (not the same as unlocking from carrier which has been in the news recently); unlocking the bootloader wipes your phone so I highly recommend doing it on a fresh install so less to restore/reconfigure. That way, you have the option of rooting your phone down the road without having to wipe your phone again. I used NEXUS 4 TOOLKIT [xda-developers.com] to unlock and root. I learned the hard way, and I unlocked/rooted 45 days later. It's more of a hassle then.
Please PM whoever has written the above comments. I have few questions-- Ravwal

Even if you don't ROOT or unlock Bootloader, it's perfect just the way it is.

BTW, check out some of these customized Nexus 4 home screens [androidcentral.com].


Nexus 4 White:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013...oto-shoot/

Qi Wireless Charging Mat for anyone needing one, proven to work:
http://www.fasttech.com/products/...46/1215400 - Kenjiwing

Alternative case recommended by some, $9.95:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Y12MCU/ (Editorial note: Or you could get the same thing from eBay for much, much less. And yes, I do have this case from eBay, and it's great. -C64K)

More Nexus 4 accessories:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/f...php?f=1910

Seems to be flat rate $13.99 shipping for up to 4 phones (2 8GB and 2 16GB) per order and up to 5 bumpers.

Note: Order fulfillment is NOT handled in-house. It's all outsourced to UPS Logistics. The inventory goes from the factory to some warehouse owned by UPS, not by Google, and it's all packaged, labeled, and shipped by UPS, not by Google. Altering an order is much more of a hassle because Google's customer support, since it is handled by an entirely different entity than the entity handling order fulfillment, don't really know what's going on and don't have the ability to do much for you. So keep this in mind and make sure to double-check things like your shipping address before submitting the order, because once submitted, corrections are difficult, if not impossible!


Potential battery life bugs, keep an eye out for these. They are likely software related, though a few people have said getting an RMA device has helped/fixed it:
http://code.google.com/p/android/...l?id=40660
http://productforums.google.com/f...GkT5gjEY0J
https://productforums.google.com/...0-false%5D << This guy got an RMA and claims it helped..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1999368


Wirefly has Nexus 4 for $149 for both new and qualifiying customers - Bad_Boy (but you're still better off buying it off-contract from Google and switching from a Classic T-Mobile plan to a Value T-Mobile plan)

1. buying this nexus 4 phone from t-mobile, wirefly, best buy....etc WILL involve a contract. For anyone thinking of breaking t-mobile contract after purchasing from wirefly, please note of additional wifefly charges, in addition to t-mobile break up fees.

2. there is NO CONTRACT if you buy this phone directly from google play store .... Big Grin

3. The reason this is a slick deal is that you can use this with those cheap unsubsidized plans. Like pre-paid plans or T-Mobile's Value (not Classic) post-paid plans. Those kinds of plans will save you around $20 per month, so over the course of a couple of years, you just saved $480 in month costs, which more than makes up for the higher upfront cost of the phone. If you buy this phone and then use it on a subsidized plan (AT&T's regular plans or T-Mobile's non-Value plans), then you're missing the whole point of getting a non-contract unsubsidized phone.

4. NEXUS 4 will only work with gsm networks, ie (AT&T, t-mobile, and their mvno) ...will NOT work with Verizon and Sprit, and their mvno

5. Micro-SIM. Not mini-SIM, not nano-SIM, but micro-SIM. If you are an existing T-Mobile customer, you can exchange your current SIM for a micro-SIM for free at any T-Mobile store.

6. No LTE support (there is unofficial support for LTE on the AWS band, which is the band that T-Mobile will use to deploy its upcoming LTE service, but there is no guarantee that this unofficial support will remain in future updates, and AT&T uses the AWS band in only a few areas). The phone does support HSPA+42, which in real-life usage, is just as good as LTE.

7. Will NOT work with T-Mobile's branded WiFi Calling (though any other VoIP solution can still work)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2012468

This only affects T-Mobile's proprietary, branded WiFi Calling feature (extremely useful if traveling abroad or if you are in a building with poor reception), which is available only on T-Mobile-branded phones running the stock T-Mobile-supplied ROM. Since the Nexus 4 is free of all carrier add-ons, this also means that T-Mobile's WiFi Calling will not work. Alternative VoIP options like Skype, Vonage, SIP, etc., are unaffected and will work as usual.

8. Does NOT have microSDHC slot. HDMI (and VGA, DisplayPort, etc.) available with a Slimport adapter or a Miracast receiver

9. goes very well with gsm (at&t, t-mobile and their mvno) pre-paid or t-mobile family value plan

10. No OTG support: google seems to have pulled the OTG support from nexus 4, people who wish to plug usb storage or dongles etc may not be able to do so. It however does support keyboard over bluetooth. Rumors say that there were hardware issues over OTG ( not enough voltage to support OTG gadgets), and some rumors say that google may add it in future via updates...we'll have to wait and see.

11. Yes, the N4 does support T-Mobile's "HD Voice" feature.

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Return & Refund

Still do not see refund after 14 business days. Refused delivery and they received it on Feb.7. Called them twice and was told it'd take another 3-5 business days...

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#3061
Quote from microkelvin View Post :
that's what i said. $300 included everything.

$200 + small markup fee + tax. if we dont collect tax from our customers, we will have to pay tax out of our pocket.

so if you can do $220 including everything, then i wont mind to send my customers over to you.
m curious though...how much is the part alone?
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m curious though...how much is the part alone?
$200. screen + digitizer together. there are no digitizers or screens sold separately like other touchscreen phones.
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Just got 4.2.2 on my rooted unlocked N 4.
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Quote from seanleeforever View Post :
18mbps for LTE is slow. T mobile's fake 4G can do that.
that said, i somehow glad the N4 doesn't have LTE, or else it will drain a lot of battery for not much of the gain.
Your LTE is fake 4G. Get back to me when 100Mbps/1Gbps average (mobile/fixed) is offered with LTE Advanced. Until then, you are using the same fake 4G.
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Just got 4.2.2 on my rooted unlocked N 4.
Same here the ironic thing was I was doing a nandroid backup and when it was finished saw the notice for the update.
So it answered my question will the update work on a rooted and unlocked phone. yes
Still locked and I used OTA rootkeeper to restore rootBig Grin
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Same here the ironic thing was I was doing a nandroid backup and when it was finished saw the notice for the update.
So it answered my question will the update work on a rooted and unlocked phone. yes
Still locked and I used OTA rootkeeper to restore rootBig Grin
Shut, I will have to unlock and root it again, I didn't think they will take away my root.
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Shut, I will have to unlock and root it again, I didn't think they will take away my root.
I thought it came unlocked??
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Quote from gooruma View Post :
I thought it came unlocked??
Depends on your definition of "unlocked'. Nexus Root Kit said it was locked and unlocked it.
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I thought it came unlocked??
It does. He meant unlock the bootloader (for rooting purposes), it will wipe all data on your device when you unlock the bootloader.
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It does. He meant unlock the bootloader (for rooting purposes), it will wipe all data on your device when you unlock the bootloader.
Exactly, that is why I was a happy camper when the GOOGLE screen popped up and I saw the little unlock symbol.
Great job Google

rant: unlike Motorola locking the bootloader on the Photon so tight nobody can unlock itMad
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Just received my wireless charging orb today. 60 plus tax plus shipping but well worth it.
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Quote from toromac View Post :
Just received my wireless charging orb today. 60 plus tax plus shipping but well worth it.
Don't tell me. I've been looking at Charging Orb reviews and unboxings all day. UPS still hasn't arrived yet. Ughhhhhhhhhh. They know how to drag out their "by end of day" deadline.

EDIT: Andddd...speak of the devil.
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#3073
Hi guys,

I bought 2 x Nexus 4 16GB back in Jan ($766.09 including tax, shipping) in an attempt to get some profits. However, I can not even sell it on craiglist for $400.

What should I do? Any advice is appreciate

Thanks guys
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Quote from fffan View Post :
Hi guys,

I bought 2 x Nexus 4 16GB back in Jan ($766.09 including tax, shipping) in an attempt to get some profits. However, I can not even sell it on craiglist for $400.

What should I do? Any advice is appreciate

Thanks guys

send it back/... or use both... or give it to good will,,,
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Quote from fffan View Post :
Hi guys,

I bought 2 x Nexus 4 16GB back in Jan ($766.09 including tax, shipping) in an attempt to get some profits. However, I can not even sell it on craiglist for $400.

What should I do? Any advice is appreciate

Thanks guys
I'll take it off your hand for $150.

On a more serious note, God, I hate those Craigslisters...
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