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Need A Better Tethering App For Samsung Galaxy Nexus


For a long time i used barnacle and have been more than happy with it, however, since i got the gnex, it doesn't work. So, i have been using wifi tether with some success. The problem that i have is that it seems to drop my connection every so often. When this happens, i have to stop tethering and restart it. This is very annoying. So, is there something else out there? Please let me know.

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Samsung Galaxy S - Tethering Without Kies

Has anyone used their galaxy s as a tethered modem without installing kies?

According to the manual, you can just set the phone's usb settings to "pc internet" then plug it into the computer. Supposedly after that you just follow "on screen instructions" to install the phone as a modem (presumably the add new hardware wizard).

Has this worked for anyone? I tried it on two computers and the hardware wizard failed. Does anyone know where to download the necessary drivers?

Apparently installing kies installs the drivers needed, so you can then tether the phone without running kies. The problem is that kies requires an internet connection to install, so even if you carry around a kies install on the phone, you end up in a catch-22.

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Posted On: 2012-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Problem With Installing The Tapatalk App On Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I having problem with installing the tapatalk app on my galaxy nexus with android 4. 0. 2. In android market i got "a problem occurred. Try again" when i press install on the app. Earlier i have downloaded an apk manually for tapatalk app and installed it. I uninstalled it for a while ago and now i can't install the app from market (i haven't tried to install tapatalk from the market before this). Can that be the problem? Some temp or settings file somewhere i have to remove first? Is there any syslog/information somewhere that i can see why the installation fails?

Posted On: February 20th 2012 . View Related Posts . . View 0 Replies .

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Posted On: February 22nd 2012 . View Related Posts . . View 24 Replies .

Twitter App With Internal Picture Viewer / Preview For Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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- Preview pictures (thumbnails) in the tweet no matter the source (moby, twitter, etc)

- Internal picture viewer (doesn't send me to browser to view the pic)

- Can read/expand long tweets inline without having to go to a browser (twitlonger, tmi, etc)

I used to use twitterlator on the iphone that had these features and i really miss them. Oh, also, facebook integration would be a plus, since i've ditched the native fb client cause its sucks my battery too much.


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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Will Not Charge Unless Its Off

I walked into my room to find my 18 mo old daughter with the tip of the mini usb charger that came with my sgn in her mouth. I quickly grabbed it, inspected it, and dried it off and nothing seemed to be wrong. She also had my sgn but i don't think anything was wrong with that either. But now my sgn will not charge unless it's off. If i power it on and insert the mini usb. Nothing. I even plugged the charger into my old og droid and it started charging right up. But when i hook it up to my sgn. Nothing. Unless it's off of course. ***? Also, nothing happens when i try to hook it up to my computer. And nothing happens when i use a different mini usb/charger. But it's not the mini usb since it started charging my og droid but not my sgn.

Help/suggestions?


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When Update 4.0.3 Will Come In Uk For Samsung Galaxy Nexus ?

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Nfc Tags - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I had read somewhere on this thread that someone was planning on getting nfc tags and programming them so they could use their gnex with them. One example this user provided was to create like an alarm tag so that at night before going to bed he could touch his phone to the tag and an alarm was automatically set.

How doable is all of this? And if i wanted to do this and play with nfc tags to use with my phone, how could i? Is there some sort of documentation people can point me to so that i could learn how to program tags? Is there hardware i need? Where can i purchase this hardware- and the tags for that matter? I think this would be something cool to try out, and play with. Maybe even show off to friends (insert iconic my android is better than your iphone because. Statement).


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Bluetooth Bug - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I have been experiencing a 100% repeatable bug affecting the bluetooth on my galaxy nexus. First a little background: i connect my gn to my car's bluetooth for hands-free, and i also connect it to the tunelink adapter for bluetooth audio playback because my car doesn't support it. Both devices only register as having the only profile they're capable of: the tunelink knows it can only do "media audio" and the car knows it can only do "phone audio. "

Now the problem: the problem is, when both devices are connected to the gn, every single phone call i make is a garbled mess. Ever since i got the tunelink, i've hand to initiate calls and then switch them to handset or speaker mode, and that's not a good thing when you have to drive in d. C. Every once and a while with their handsfree laws.

If i'm in the middle of one of these garbled calls and i unplug the tunelink and wait for the bluetooth connection to drop, the call clears up immediately. But this just isn't a suitable solution to the problem, and repeated stress on my car's power outlets isn't a good thing.

Does anyone have a solution? I can't get rid of the tunelink. It's by far the best product i've used for this purpose, and i listen to podcasts in my car all day every day (i do a lot of driving). Apparently 4. 0. 3 was going to have some bluetooth fixes, but i'll have to wait for a future update (and for verizon) before i see any of those, and who knows if they'll address this specific issue? This is so frustrating. I finally found a great product, and now i can't use it.

Oh, and i contacted tunelink, and they saw no problems on their end (naturally - not sure whether to believe them on that one). They said to wait for a bug fix.


Posted On: 2012-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

Bluetooth Headphones - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I work as a shipper/receiver and i'm allowed to listen to music at work. I primarly listen to tune in pro radio or google music. I'm not a big audiophile so i'm not concerned with sound that much, i just need to find a solution because i've gone through a lot of wired headphones at work as im constantly in and out of a forklift and ripping my phones outta the jack or my ears. I usually keep my phone in my pocket.

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Posted On: 2012-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 32 Replies .

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Posted On: 2011-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 120 Replies .

Cannot Encrypt Device - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I just restored to stock 4. 0. 2 and locked my phone (it was repaired and sent back unlocked). I'm going through the regular setup routine and when i try to encrypt the phone, it just reboots and nothing happens. I go to the encryption settings, select "encrypt this phone" and then enter my pin. I confirm again once it sees that i'm plugged in and have enough battery, but then the reboot happens and i'm back to the home screen. Anyone seen this? I'm on gsm. I had no issues encrypting on 4. 0. 1.

Posted On: 2012-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Text To A Group - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Anyone figure out how to send a text to a group? I can't figure it out. Hoping it's possible, because i need to do it multiple times a week for my job.

Posted On: 2011-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 20 Replies .

What Apps Do I Install On My New Samsung Galaxy Nexus ?

I already got help here with my first post, so here goes number 2. I ordered a new unlocked gangland nexus. It is replacing my iphone 4. I found out i had to swap out the sim card and i should be up and running. Ok, what do i do next? This is my first droid phone. I have read how to export my contacts to gmail and that will transfer them over to my new phone. I don't want my calender entries, i hope i can do that directly form outlook.

So what do i install? I know the standards apps, but what else should i do to my phone. Root it? I already know that i have to make sure that it has something with a bunch of letters in it to make sure i get updates. Is there a tutorial or a great post that someone can steer me too.


Posted On: 2012-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

Washed Out Screen On Samsung Galaxy Nexus

My beautiful galaxy nexus decided not to update the baseband; the 4g connection would frequently drop and my phone would restart 8-10 times a day. Read about someone in a similar boat who called vzw and they told him it was defective and sent him a new one. So i called and they sent me a new certified pre-owned, that actually has the updated radios pre-installed.

Now the problem: when i place the cert. Pre-owned next to my original g-nexus, the replacement has a washed out screen in comparison, and frankly the hd looks like doodoo. What gives? Either i have to have a beautiful screen with poor reception, or great reception with a *** screen?

P. S replacement was from vzw not assurion.


Posted On: January 26th 2012 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Upadate To 4.04 Ota Arrived - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Just updated to 4. 04 - uk o2 customer with standard google unbranded build.

Posted On: 2012-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 29 Replies .

What To Do To Increase Battery Life On Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Wow, the quick battery life is taking me all the way back to my palm tungsten e days. One session with a multi-media function can take massive amounts of battery life. Is there some tricks i can do, or a third party battery? Because as it stands, i can only use it to make calls, if i want it to last more than a couple hours. I got a tablet and gaming portables too so its not a big deal, but man, the battery life is the same or worse than the ol' palm tungsten e.

Posted On: 2012-04-04 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Spb Shell 3d Or A Different Launcher - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Has anyone used spb shell 3d? Is it any good? Do you like it? Would you recommend something else and why? Rooted or non-rooted?

Posted On: 2012-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Screen Rotation Lag - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I seem to be getting lag when switching from portfolio to landscape. It can take a full second or longer to change the layout. I have been experiencing this since i got the phone out of the box a few days ago. I was also experiencing big delays when typing in landscape till i turned off the auto correct. My gn is now rooted with original rom. Any suggestions?

Posted On: 2011-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

Shortcut For Voice Commands - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

While i really like ice cream sandwich, count me as one of the many people who's a little *** at google for the change in button layout and the permanent search box at the top of the default launcher's home screen. I rarely, if ever, use the application switcher, but with my nexus one i used the "press and hold the search button" all the time to complete voice searches.

Frankly, i would be completely fine with all of the changes if it weren't for one thing: for whatever reason, i simply cannot hit that voice search button. You know the one in the right-hand side of the search box? For some reason it takes me like 5 presses to initiate it, and that's if i'm using the phone two-handed. If i'm using one hand i just give up. So what i'm looking for is a way to make a shortcut on my home screen that can initiate the voice commands prompt. It used to be a lot easier to get a selection of shortcuts, but i'm not really sure how/if i can add them in ics. It looks like i only have the options to add settings and gmail label shortcuts.


Posted On: 2012-04-12 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Micro Usb To Hdmi - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Does anyone know if the gnex can utilize a micro usb to hdmi cable? Or do you have to use a micro usb to hdmi mhl adapter? I really hate the bulkiness of the adapter, but i'm not sure which i can use, or which will support 1080p output. Anyone think they can shed light on this? Also, recommendations are very welcome

Update: after purchasing an mhl adapter from monoprice and getting a replacement that had the same problems, as well as doing a bit of research online - there seems to be an issue with either monoprice mhl adapters for our phones or all mhl adapters in general and i don't know why. If you have an mhl adapter whether monoprice, samsung, or any other brand - please post your experiences.


Posted On: 2011-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 36 Replies .

Cannot Click Facebook Notifications - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

As of today or yesterday i cannot click the notifications in my facebook app. I get an android notification when i receive a message or post or whatever, but when i try and click on it the app doesn't do anything. I can still click to get to pictures, other parts of my account, etc. But the notification tray within facebook (again not the android one) doesn't allow me to click anything.

After fiddling around with it for a bit i noticed that i can sort of click around on the separator between the two notifications and it makes a blue line, like a highlight, and that gets me to the reply, but i can't just click it like i normally do. I can even click the picture next to the notification and that works perfectly, but clicking the notification itself is totally broken.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled three or four times, uninstalled, removed battery, turned on, installed, tried again, nothing is working. It's really frustrating since it seems to have always worked before yesterday and i don't see any information about it anywhere on the net.


Posted On: 2012-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 26 Replies .

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I am having very poor signal strength with my galaxy nexus. At home i get only 1 bar even if i go outside. I am not far from a tower. Downtown, if i go into a building, i get no signal. My calls are often dropped to the extent that i cannot even make a phone call. I googled this and there are many others with the same complaint. I finally called verizon support and after numerous tests, they sent me a new sim card. It made no difference.

I have discovered that in order to see 4g i have to turn off wi-fi. One person said this phone has known problems with its poor radio and to insist verizon exchange it for a razr max. Any thoughts or help?


Posted On: 2011-12-07 . View Related Posts . . View 45 Replies .

Considering Upgrade To Samsung Galaxy Nexus From Htc Incredible

I have had an htc incredible (adr6300) for about two years now, and i think it's about time for me to jump on to the 4g bandwagon. As is usually the case with anyone even remotely tech savvy, i'm hesitant to actually "pull the trigger" on a new device for fear of picking the wrong one, or missing out on the bigger, better device coming out in the imminent future.

I understand that if i was just to wait for the "next awesome device" to launch, i'd never get a new phone since they're always coming out with new ones. But i'd really like some peace of mind when it comes to picking a 4g android vzw device from the current market. From what i've read, the galaxy nexus looks to be quite a solid phone. I like the idea of ics, as well as the potential for software updates not taking forever-and-a-half as it did with my incredible. And based on friends in my area with 4g devices, the service is available in many of the locations i spend time in.

Would you say that going from an incredible to a gnex is a positive jump? Rooting is important to me, if for nothing more than the ability to appease my short attention span when it comes to software in general. I don't need a physical keyboard - between swype and swiftkey i've become accustomed to touchscreen keyboards with no problem. That said, i have heard the rumors of the htc incredible 4g - though i'm not convinced it's worth waiting for because 1), who knows when it will actually be released, and 2), there's no guarantee that it will be able to be rooted.

Right now i'm considering the galaxy nexus vs the motorola razr maxx. The battery life on the razr maxx is of course awesome, but as long as the gnex is at least equal to what i'm getting on my incredible now, it's fine. I'm rarely in a situation where i am using my phone heavily and have no access to a charger. All in all, i suppose i've already made my mind up for the gnex, but i guess i'm really just looking for people to validate my opinion or give me some first hand experience that might sway me away from the gnex, if necessary.


Posted On: 2012-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 32 Replies .