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Yes, it is based on the G2, with the Snapdragon 800 I think? And what is so bad about MTP?

Hmm, first of all, it doesn't show up as a regular mass storage device, so some things don't even recognize it. Second, when any files are being moved to/from the device, it won't let you browse any new directories, it just says "the device is in use." Third, the reliability. When trying to move over a lot of small files, my Gnex generally becomes disconnected (I thought it was just the device going to sleep, but even after I explicitly enabled "Do not sleep when connected via USB" in developer settings, it still loses connection). Finally, the most annoying part about it, on the Galaxy Nexus at least, is the speed. It's horrifically slow, for no good reason. Speeds seem to be much better on my Nexus 4, around 20 MB/s or so depending on the files, but I couldn't sustain read/write speeds from the Gnex of anything over 1MB/s most of the time.

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Hmm, first of all, it doesn't show up as a regular mass storage device, so some things don't even recognize it. Second, when any files are being moved to/from the device, it won't let you browse any new directories, it just says "the device is in use."

 

Now that you mention it I have noticed these but they never bothered me. What doesn't recognize your Gnex? 

 

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Hmm, first of all, it doesn't show up as a regular mass storage device, so some things don't even recognize it. Second, when any files are being moved to/from the device, it won't let you browse any new directories, it just says "the device is in use." Third, the reliability. When trying to move over a lot of small files, my Gnex generally becomes disconnected.

 

Once again, I've never noticed this with my Nexus 4, although the most I've ever tried to move is about 3-400 MP3 Files. How many files did you try to move when that happened?

 

 

Apparently CM10 has USB Mass Storage support, although I've never used it.

 

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Hmm, first of all, it doesn't show up as a regular mass storage device, so some things don't even recognize it. Second, when any files are being moved to/from the device, it won't let you browse any new directories, it just says "the device is in use."

 

Now that you mention it I have noticed these but they never bothered me. What doesn't recognize your Gnex? 

 

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Hmm, first of all, it doesn't show up as a regular mass storage device, so some things don't even recognize it. Second, when any files are being moved to/from the device, it won't let you browse any new directories, it just says "the device is in use." Third, the reliability. When trying to move over a lot of small files, my Gnex generally becomes disconnected.

 

Once again, I've never noticed this with my Nexus 4, although the most I've ever tried to move is about 3-400 MP3 Files. How many files did you try to move when that happened?

 

 

Apparently CM10 has USB Mass Storage support, although I've never used it.

 

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In all honesty, there aren't any programs I really care about that can't access the Gnex, just that I was trying to see what folder was taking up all my space by running WinDirStat and it wouldn't recognize the Galaxy nexus.

I was originally trying to copy over some game files, in addition to doing full backups of my device, which always seem to go horribly slow. I'm actually doing a full backup as we speak, and it waited on "calculating files" for about an hour before I just cancelled it.

I found that I can actually use AirDroid even though my PC and phone are on different subnets. Huzzah!

 

Hmm it looks like that app probably wouldn't work on the Gnex. The author said it wouldn't work on the GS3 or Note 2, which are relatively similar to the Gnex.

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Airdroid is good but I've found the UI bad for moving multiple folders across, I still use it for occasional small files like newly purchased songs though.

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Airdroid is good but I've found the UI bad for moving multiple folders across, I still use it for occasional small files like newly purchased songs though.

Hehe, turns out I can do much more across multiple subnets than I originally thought; I can actually still use FTP, which seems to be the most reliable way of moving files over to my PC.

Then when I'm done, I'm going to format everything on the Gnex and start from scratch with some new 4.3 ROM and everything...

 

Any suggestions for ROMs? Now that I think about it, I may just go with AOSP 4.3...

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I just hope the N5 doesn't have the volume rocker and whatever else on the back, under the camera. I like my buttons where they are.
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I don't think it will, but I would be interesting in seeing how the buttons on the G2 feel to actually use. And how many times the screen accidentally turns on in your pocket ;)

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Any suggestions for ROMs? Now that I think about it, I may just go with AOSP 4.3...

 

CM10 is like stock Android on steroids, PA has the cool Halo notifications, AOKP has some good customization, there are countless others, check the ROMs XDA threads/ website.

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Any suggestions for ROMs? Now that I think about it, I may just go with AOSP 4.3...

 

CM10 is like stock Android on steroids, PA has the cool Halo notifications, AOKP has some good customization, there are countless others, check the ROMs XDA threads/ website.

At this point, I don't really care about customizations or anything about that, at least on my old Gnex. Right now I just want to wring every ounce of battery life and performance I can since it's just being used as a VOIP phone and maybe a media player soon if I can figure out how to properly sync the darned thing...

 

Almost tempted to throw Ubuntu touch on it, but I don't think there are really any apps available for it yet.


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At this point, I don't really care about customizations or anything about that, at least on my old Gnex. Right now I just want to wring every ounce of battery life and performance I can since it's just being used as a VOIP phone and maybe a media player soon if I can figure out how to properly sync the darned thing...

Almost tempted to throw Ubuntu touch on it, but I don't think there are really any apps available for it yet.
Runs on Linux so you can like run any Linux app on it if I'm not mistaken, just not optimized and you'd have to do it through terminal.
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At this point, I don't really care about customizations or anything about that, at least on my old Gnex. Right now I just want to wring every ounce of battery life and performance I can since it's just being used as a VOIP phone and maybe a media player soon if I can figure out how to properly sync the darned thing...

 

Almost tempted to throw Ubuntu touch on it, but I don't think there are really any apps available for it yet.

 

I run Shiny on my VZW Gnex. Pretty much stock with absolutely no issues. I run tinykernel because it allows me to adjust contrast, color and governor settings to further improve battery life. Tinykernel also allows the use of PGM Nexus so I can wake up the screen by sliding my finger across it or double tapping it (optional) instead of pushing the power button and eventually wearing it out. 

 

You can keep it totally stock, but if you want to run a few tweaks without borking things then Xposed framework is the way to do it. It's just an apk that allows for installation of modules (other apks) that offer some cool customizations. I haven't had a single issue with it yet, and my Gnex is running better than it ever has. I attribute part of the butter I'm currently experiencing to completely wiping and formatting my phone a few months ago. The file system on 4.2 and below needs reformatting after a while for a long convoluted reason, but the gist is that it should dramatically increase read write performance. I noticed a huge difference. Nandroids went from taking ~15 minutes to 2 minutes. Hope this helps! :beerchug:

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At this point, I don't really care about customizations or anything about that, at least on my old Gnex. Right now I just want to wring every ounce of battery life and performance I can since it's just being used as a VOIP phone and maybe a media player soon if I can figure out how to properly sync the darned thing...

Almost tempted to throw Ubuntu touch on it, but I don't think there are really any apps available for it yet.
Runs on Linux so you can like run any Linux app on it if I'm not mistaken, just not optimized and you'd have to do it through terminal.

I was under the impression that Linux programs had to be rewritten to work on ubuntu touch. If that's the case though, I'm sure I can find some sort of Google Voice client for Ubuntu that will run decently.

 

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At this point, I don't really care about customizations or anything about that, at least on my old Gnex. Right now I just want to wring every ounce of battery life and performance I can since it's just being used as a VOIP phone and maybe a media player soon if I can figure out how to properly sync the darned thing...

 

Almost tempted to throw Ubuntu touch on it, but I don't think there are really any apps available for it yet.

 

I run Shiny on my VZW Gnex. Pretty much stock with absolutely no issues. I run tinykernel because it allows me to adjust contrast, color and governor settings to further improve battery life. Tinykernel also allows the use of PGM Nexus so I can wake up the screen by sliding my finger across it or double tapping it (optional) instead of pushing the power button and eventually wearing it out. 

 

You can keep it totally stock, but if you want to run a few tweaks without borking things then Xposed framework is the way to do it. It's just an apk that allows for installation of modules (other apks) that offer some cool customizations. I haven't had a single issue with it yet, and my Gnex is running better than it ever has. I attribute part of the butter I'm currently experiencing to completely wiping and formatting my phone a few months ago. The file system on 4.2 and below needs reformatting after a while for a long convoluted reason, but the gist is that it should dramatically increase read write performance. I noticed a huge difference. Nandroids went from taking ~15 minutes to 2 minutes. Hope this helps! :beerchug:

Cheers, that's exactly the info I was looking for! I have been looking into the Xposed framework for not only my Gnex, but my Nexus 4 as well.

How does one go about formatting the file system? Just wiping data and cache and all that good business?

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I was under the impression that Linux programs had to be rewritten to work on ubuntu touch. If that's the case though, I'm sure I can find some sort of Google Voice client for Ubuntu that will run decently.

Cheers, that's exactly the info I was looking for! I have been looking into the Xposed framework for not only my Gnex, but my Nexus 4 as well.
How does one go about formatting the file system? Just wiping data and cache and all that good business?

Yes wipe everything including the SD card/external storage. One last thing, another sizeable battery improvement comes from disabling location reporting. This stops wake locks caused by Google now's nlp location service. I actually use Google Now every day for directions and reminders, and functionality seems perfect as far as I can tell.
To disable location reporting go to your app drawer to the program "Google setting", then go to location and uncheck location reporting. smily_headphones1.gif
post #629 of 832

On my Galaxy S4, I flashed it to Galaxy S4 Google Edition. Pretty much just runs stock Android now. Best choice I ever made - flawless.

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On my Galaxy S4, I flashed it to Galaxy S4 Google Edition. Pretty much just runs stock Android now. Best choice I ever made - flawless.

 

I've always wondered what the pure Android experience would be like.

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