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Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:56 pm

Who here has been rocking this phone?

I'd really like to know what ROM/kernel combination you have running and what you think about battery life. I've been flashing like crazy to try and find the best one and have yet to be too impressed. The best battery life I have gotten is ~13 hours with moderate usage.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:26 pm

My wife surprised me with one yesterday as an early birthday present, and I can't put the damn thing down. I went from a decent single-core phone in the Droid Charge to the Galaxy Nexus, and the jump in quality is much bigger than I expected. I'm about to flash the latest version of Codename Android, which is a 4.0.3 build. I'll report my findings when I get the chance.

DancinJack wrote:The best battery life I have gotten is ~13 hours with moderate usage.
Which ROM/kernel gave you those numbers?
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:24 am

Dizik wrote:My wife surprised me with one yesterday as an early birthday present, and I can't put the damn thing down. I went from a decent single-core phone in the Droid Charge to the Galaxy Nexus, and the jump in quality is much bigger than I expected. I'm about to flash the latest version of Codename Android, which is a 4.0.3 build. I'll report my findings when I get the chance.

DancinJack wrote:The best battery life I have gotten is ~13 hours with moderate usage.
Which ROM/kernel gave you those numbers?


Right now I'm running AOKP (m3) with Franco.Kernel 13.1 nightly. I have his app installed to undervolt too. I think I'm running ~90% off stock voltage. I've also enabled hotplugging. I don't mind the phone being laggy for 2 seconds when I turn the screen back on so that is a non issue for me. I actually got about 20 hours out of a single charge the other day with these settings. Granted, that was only with about 1.5 hours of on screen time.

I really liked Codename while I was running it. Figured I'd give AOKP a try though since so many people were having luck with AOKP and Franco Kernel. This is my first LTE smartphone and while LTE does really destroy battery life, the speeds I have been able to get are out of control. If I remember correctly I've pulled down 45 down and 25 up with a latency of just 50-60ms before. That's faster than my Cox connection here at the house.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:49 am

I thought I'd post this since you mentioned undervolting. A guy on the XDA Developers forums recently did a pretty in-depth study regarding battery drain on his Nexus S and came up with some pretty surprising results. Even though the tests were done on the Nexus S, one can take an educated guess and say that there's a good chance you'll get similar results on other devices. In short, a lot of what you hear in regards to undervolting, governors, etc. might be nothing more than a placebo effect.

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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:24 pm

Dizik wrote:I thought I'd post this since you mentioned undervolting. A guy on the XDA Developers forums recently did a pretty in-depth study regarding battery drain on his Nexus S and came up with some pretty surprising results. Even though the tests were done on the Nexus S, one can take an educated guess and say that there's a good chance you'll get similar results on other devices. In short, a lot of what you hear in regards to undervolting, governors, etc. might be nothing more than a placebo effect.

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FWIW, CM on my Nexus One offers a sort of battery history tool, and if I've been using the phone even an average amount, there's a great big long bar labeled "display" and a bunch of very short bars showing which apps have been hitting the processor. So that sounds about right.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:40 pm

I picked one up a couple weeks ago. So far, I'm still running stock ICS. That's going to have to change, methinks.

I've seen a couple recommended roms here. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:05 pm

Turning off the LTE radio made a difference in battery life for me. I upgraded from an original Droid.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:31 pm

Darkmage wrote:I picked one up a couple weeks ago. So far, I'm still running stock ICS. That's going to have to change, methinks.

I've seen a couple recommended roms here. Any other suggestions?
Try any of these. I've not used AOKP yet, but DancinJack seems to like it and it looks really similar to Codename Android. Codename Android is what I'm using, and I'm very happy with it and would recommend it to anybody. There's also an unofficial Cyanogenmod 9 ROM, CM9 Kang, that's gaining popularity. There's also Revolution HD, but it's currently at 4.0.2, whereas the other ROMs are at least 4.0.3.


Jonsey wrote:Turning off the LTE radio made a difference in battery life for me. I upgraded from an original Droid.
Whenever I'm not actively using data, I either toggle off LTE and use 3G only, or turn data off altogether. Keeping 3G on does help with battery life, though obviously not as much as turning data off entirely, but it sill allows you to get updates from email, Facebook, etc.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:34 am

Darkmage wrote:I picked one up a couple weeks ago. So far, I'm still running stock ICS. That's going to have to change, methinks.

I've seen a couple recommended roms here. Any other suggestions?


Yeah, I'd suggest Codename Android, AOKP, and GummyNex. In no particular order. They're all good and pretty smiliar really.

I am in Boston now, and I rarely have LTE turned on unless I'm in a decent coverage area and really need it for streaming or downloading. I'm always on the subway/busses/inside buildings which cause my signal to go in and out all the time so only keeping 3G on most the day, and disabling data while I'm commuting works best for battery.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:03 am

The nightly builds of Cyanogenmod 9 have begun, so I would keep my eye on its development. As of right now, there's a lot of functionality found in other ROMs that aren't found in CM9. For me, switching right now isn't worth it, but it may be down the road.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:54 am

I just want to say thanks for the recommendation for Codename Android. I put it on a couple weeks ago and it's been going gangbusters ever since. I had maybe one hard lock since then but that's all. It also resolved some apps not working on my phone (my bank, mostly).

Now if I could only set the icons on the lock screen, I'd be set.
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:59 am

I'm running the HTC Rezound - Still no ICS on the horizon so I rooted and debloated the phone completely. Not one spec of verizon garbage left - not frozen, gone. I use ROM Toolbox and Clockwork Recovery (sometimes Amon Ra Recovery) to make a jumping off point, restoring everything with a flash. I'm going to flash today. I already have a non-verizon approved tether app that words fantastically if you're rooted, so not paying for a mobile hotspot makes me happy too. Anything I can do to stick it to those greedy jerks. I also use my google voice account for all texting so I don't pay for that either.

My coworker has the Nexus and loves it. I think the Rezound is still the best screen out by far. The specs are pretty good too. Ultimately I think the software makes the phone.

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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:37 am

Oh hey, that's a good point. I could ditch the SMS plan if I used Google Voice for all the text messages, right?
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Re: Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE

Postposted on Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:53 pm

Just noticed this...I must be blind.

I must be weird, too. I got the Nexus because I wanted stock android.

steelcity_ballin, have you seen the leaked official ICS build for the Rezound? I want to put it on my wife's Rezound but she's not game.
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