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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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Quote from DXM31 View Post :
That is messed up.
When I was with Tmo I just called and asked them to turn off data and they did so no matter what my phone was set on, I got no data.
But with carriers forcing data plans yet another reason I will be prepaid for the foreseeable future.
tmobile operates differently. I believe if you sign a contract while buying a smartphone, then you can't remove the data plan until the contract is over.
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nope. any smartphone on att is required to have a data plan. (unless you have that old smartphone exclusion thing)
Unless AT&T has the Nexus 4 IMEI in their auto-detection database, there is no reason they will automatically add the plan. Their system will only do this if the phone is in their global IMEI database or it has triggered data activity similar to a smartphone. The person should have no problem swapping existing SIM card by cutting it down (if needed) and moving it to the Nexus.
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nope. any smartphone on att is required to have a data plan. (unless you have that old smartphone exclusion thing)
really? then why do I have an iphone without a data plan and working very well?

in fact 2 of them...
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i'm using nexus 4 (16GB) on AT&T network. I never had issues as off now.
I check my mails regularly and use social network sites. And stream online radio a lot.

Only issue I see is with Bluetooth. Its a known issue and waiting for update from google for this fix.
This fix is available for some of the customers and i'm still waiting.
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Quote from niftydl View Post :
Unless AT&T has the Nexus 4 IMEI in their auto-detection database, there is no reason they will automatically add the plan. Their system will only do this if the phone is in their global IMEI database or it has triggered data activity similar to a smartphone. The person should have no problem swapping existing SIM card by cutting it down (if needed) and moving it to the Nexus.
you got proof?
because a couple google searches say otherwise.

Quote from medbuyer View Post :
really? then why do I have an iphone without a data plan and working very well?

in fact 2 of them...
oh great. I knew one of you people will popup.

you either have some old iphones (pre-2009), have smartphone exclusion, verizon iphone 5, or you have a rare glitched account.
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you got proof?
because a couple google searches say otherwise.
show us your "google searched" proof...see a lot of people tend to believe what ATT would like them to believe...

and do you really think googling it will give you a definitive answer?

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oh great. I knew one of you people will popup.

you either have some old iphones (pre-2009), have smartphone exclusion, verizon iphone 5, or you have a rare glitched account.
a 3g for my son and a 4 for my wife...

very easy to do...don't believe everything what ATT tells you...
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Quote from sugarorsalt View Post :
Just a silly question. I'm buying this phone for my mom. We have AT&T family plan, but she doesn't have a data plan (and doesn't want it either). So, will AT&T automatically give her a data plan like it always does to most iPhone owners even though we don't buy the phone from them?
pm'd you on a possible way to do it...
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Quote from FatPigs View Post :
I found this on XDA, specifically for the Nexus 4, but apparently works for most ICS+ devices.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2061692

You do have to flash but this is if you want a more permanent solution.

For something less permanent (you need root, btw):

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...ostcount=9
thanks for the info...is there some way to just make ProCapture the default camera app for the phone? Or is there any way to get to the stock camera settings?
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Quote from medbuyer View Post :
show us your "google searched" proof...see a lot of people tend to believe what ATT would like them to believe...

and do you really think googling it will give you a definitive answer?



a 3g for my son and a 4 for my wife...

very easy to do...don't believe everything what ATT tells you...
lol. i'm not running a nexus 4 because of what I found via google. if you're too lazy to search for it, then your loss.

yea, the iphone 3g came out in 2008, so it's part of the exempt models.
and since the other is a 4, then you may have been close enough to get the smartphone exclusion.
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lol. i'm not running a nexus 4 because of what I found via google. if you're too lazy to search for it, then your loss.

yea, the iphone 3g came out in 2008, so it's part of the exempt models.
and since the other is a 4, then you may have been close enough to get the smartphone exclusion.
you're just trying to avoid showing "your" proof..don't ask others for proof if you can't provide your own...

and no, my wife's 4 isn't on a smartphone exclusion or any exemptions...

I got proof and I'm not sharing it...nod
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I been using the N4 for a few days. Love the wide screen. Now typing is much easier. Love the loud speaker.

I m having trouble updating to 4.2.2 and everbody said not worth the time.

BT is still a trouble with everybody.
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Quote from algorhythm View Post :
Unless N4 is different than most other Android phones, it is actually vibrate THEN silent, not the other way around.

You could also use an assistant app that either reads your Google Calendar or you can feed tasks to go to silent/vibrate/noise mode.
Youre right. My Sensation was reversed from that.
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I hope the nexus 4 will still be up for grabs for a cheaper price when the next nexus comes out
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Quote from chong67 View Post :
I been using the N4 for a few days. Love the wide screen. Now typing is much easier. Love the loud speaker.

I m having trouble updating to 4.2.2 and everbody said not worth the time.

BT is still a trouble with everybody.
you like widescreen .. you shud get paranoid android and put it to some real use Cool
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Quote from azoiic View Post :
I hope the nexus 4 will still be up for grabs for a cheaper price when the next nexus comes out
For Google Galaxy Nexus, they stop selling it BEFORE they start selling Nexus 4. So don't expect Google sell Nexus 4 after the newer version of Nexus phone come out.
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