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Fix Your Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2 OTA Woes

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!

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  • K.Yam

    I didn’t.get the update. should I simply wait for 4.03 to be released or do I have to get 4.02 then factory reset for the next update to work? IF I get 4.0.2, i feel like I’m walking into an ambush that I know is gonna happen…

    • I don’t think we will see 4.0.3 I believe it will jump to 4.0.4 or 4.0.5,
      Which carrier are you with, and have you tried manually searching for it?

      It is quite posible it just hasen’t reached you yet, but when it does, just be ready to factory reset if you have any of the issues described above

      • K.Yam

        Ah, so I take it, that I’d better upgrade to 4.02, despite the issues I’ll likely have, or else i might have problem with future updates? I know it’s a weird question, what kinda Nexus user prefers to have the old version.. LoL, but as a novice computer user with limited time due to work, I find flashing Yakju or a new hack is above my level of knowledge…

        • If your unsure about flashing roms and everything, I’d suggest just taking the update available to you.
          Just keep in mind you’ll likely have to Factory Reset and lose all your settings and files. It’s a small price to pay, but 4.0.2 is way better than previous versions

          Sent from my Android.

          • Matt

             Really all I thought it did was increase the volume for the navigation app.

          • Nope, I can tell you from experience, it does a lot more than that.

            Sent from my Android.

          • K.Yam

            Cool, I’ll back everything up and do it. As soon as Samsung rolls out the updates to moi

  • Anonymous

    i flashed the official google 4.0.2 as soon as i got my nexus and haven’t had any problems with it. if i had this issue i would be up in arms to the carriers about this, no one should have to wipe their phone to get an update to work properly

    • I couldn’t agree more.
      It’s really a shame that it turned out this way for a bunch of users.
      Clearly they were not impressed. 

      • Anonymous

        i don’t have to deal with the carrier updates anymore and I’m not impressed. these companies are not suppose to have anything to do with nexus phones (other than sell) and it’s clear they are still fing around with them

        • Yes. The rooters and rom flashers own the Nexus field for sure

          Sent from my Android.

  • Adrian Craciun

    Hi there,

    I’m kind of new to this, so please bear with me… 🙂
    Got a Telus GN and flashed to yakju yesterday, got the 4.0.2 working with no issues. My problem (and maybe it’s me) is that moving to yakju I was hoping that I’ll get all google updates to date. But it doesn’t seem to happen…
    Any advice?


    • 4.0.2 is currently the latest official release. If you flashed the factory recovery image Google provided then yes you should get updates as they become available

      Sent from my Android.

      • Adrian Craciun

        Oh, thanks. Kept hearing about 4.0.3 and 4.0.4… Now it’s clear.

  • Tyler Durden

    Haha. This makes me laugh. Right after this phone was released I reported that it shouldn’t even be considered a Nexus device since it wasn’t getting updates directly from Google. And of course the carriers have now figured out a way to screw it up even worse. I definitely won’t be buying this impostor of a Nexus.

  • Tyler Durden

    And also, who is editing on this site? There are a few typos and missing words in this article…

    • I’ll fix it up after work 😉

      Sent from my Android.

  • Nathan Estabrooks

    Le Suck

    I was afraid that’s what it was. 

    Damn you Telus

  • guest

    another workaround would be to install apps through a computer.  Market crashes for me, but I can still install apps, just not very conveniently

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