Over the past couple days we have posted that our large carriers such as Bell, Telus, and Rogers have released the OTA updates for their Galaxy Nexus. Since the people who haven’t rooted have mostly been stuck at 4.0.1 for quite some time now, they eagerly jumped at the opportunity to update to a newer version. Little did they know, they would be walking in to more troubles and issues that would need to be immediately addressed.
The current issues that I had mentioned earlier were NFC went missing, and the Android Market would crash almost immediately.
I posted a confirmed fix on Google+ a couple days ago, now I’m making it official here too. It has been confirmed by many of our followers that doing a Factory Reset on your Galaxy Nexus after the update will bring back your NFC options and fix your Android Market crashes. I know this isn’t the ideal method for many users, but if you’re not rooted, it’s the only method you have at your disposal.
So unfortunately if your unrooted and having these issues, there is only one fate for you. Yes, you will have to Factory Reset your phone.
Good luck my Nexus friends!