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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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OK I am wanting to buy the 16 GB phone and use it with Straight Talk. I have AT&T now. So am I correct that I can order this phone, order the SIM card from Straight Talk, cancel AT&T and start using Straight Talk? I was told by a walmart employee that I could request to keep my same number from AT&T. Also, I live in a rural area and the only cell services are AT&T, Verizon and US Cellular. Of those three, I'm assuming Straight Talk only works with AT&T towers, so I should not see much of difference in service?

Anyone have any info for me that I need?
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OK I am wanting to buy the 16 GB phone and use it with Straight Talk. I have AT&T now. So am I correct that I can order this phone, order the SIM card from Straight Talk, cancel AT&T and start using Straight Talk? I was told by a walmart employee that I could request to keep my same number from AT&T. Also, I live in a rural area and the only cell services are AT&T, Verizon and US Cellular. Of those three, I'm assuming Straight Talk only works with AT&T towers, so I should not see much of difference in service?

Anyone have any info for me that I need?
Yes that's it. The Walmart employee meant porting your number, but otherwise, yes you are keeping your number.

Only thing to note of is that for some reason Straight Talk has stopped selling Straight Talk at&t sims directly. However you can still obtain them from Walmart.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straigh...d/21550826

..you will need a microsim with the Nexus 4. I recommend buying the sim card now just in case.

Alternatively there's the bundle of the $45 month refill card and microsim for $55
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straigh...s/21923981
..saving you $5 on the sim.
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Quote from dzap View Post :
Yes that's it. The Walmart employee meant porting your number, but otherwise, yes you are keeping your number.

Only thing to note of is that for some reason Straight Talk has stopped selling Straight Talk at&t sims directly. However you can still obtain them from Walmart.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straigh...d/21550826

..you will need a microsim with the Nexus 4. I recommend buying the sim card now just in case.

Alternatively there's the bundle of the $45 month refill card and microsim for $55
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straigh...s/21923981
..saving you $5 on the sim.
Thanks. This looks like a much better deal than Straight Talk with the iPhone 5 deal from walmart..think I'll go for it.
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Thanks. This looks like a much better deal than Straight Talk with the iPhone 5 deal from walmart..think I'll go for it.
Nice! High Five I hope the discussion we had in TS helped make your decision. Smilie Let me know if you have any questions about your Nexus 4 when you get it all setup.
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Yep, mine is in transit! Will arrive tomorrow.
What!!

How are ppl getting the phones shipped so soon. I ordered as soon as the sale started but still no shipping info Frown

Your order has been sent to Google Inc..
Order Date: January 29, 2013 9:21:30 AM UTC-8
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I ordered at 1pm est, still no tracking! whyyyyy?
I ordered 2 of each when it first became available online. One of them (16GB) is being delivered tomorrow by the end of the business day. The other three still don't have any tracking info.
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If its anything like the last time, shipped doesnt actually mean shipped. Hopefully it does, but last time people got delivery estimates before the phones left the warehouse.
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What!!

How are ppl getting the phones shipped so soon. I ordered as soon as the sale started but still no shipping info Frown

Your order has been sent to Google Inc..
Order Date: January 29, 2013 9:21:30 AM UTC-8
I have a friend whose phone is shipped, even though I placed my order first. The only difference is that I had also ordered the bumper along with my phone in the same order. Maybe that's the reason, I don't know. Confused
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Mine shipped today and will be here tomorrow, woot
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my n4 and hox ($240 grade 5 from cowboom) are both coming in tomorrow. not sure which to keep. Im currently using a gnex. opinions?
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Mines is also coming in tomorrow! Can't wait Big Grin Does anyone know how to root the phone though? I know there are many guides out there, but they are pretty confusing.
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Mines is also coming in tomorrow! Can't wait Big Grin Does anyone know how to root the phone though? I know there are many guides out there, but they are pretty confusing.
THIS!

If you do nothing with your new N4, 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. It's more of a hassle then.

BTW, check out some of these customized Nexus 4 home screens [androidcentral.com].
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Glad to see this great deal!
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#1724
I ordered 16gb last night around 8pm and its already shipped and scheduled for tomorrow's delivery. Woot.
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i am currently using T-mobile. just bought the N4. what else do i need to buy? micro-sim? do i contact t-mobile so then can switch service to new phone?
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