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Galaxy Nexus volume fix – update unofficially available

Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus there has been one major issue which people have been complaining about, we spoke about this issue here and to summarize it basically involves your Galaxy Nexus sporadically choosing the volume level of your smartphone – however we have now spotted a fix!

The bad news is that this fix is not yet officially available, but we are told that the patch which is available unofficially is in fact the same version as what Samsung / Google plan to roll out – that said you should apply the update at your own risk.

You can see full instructions on how to carry out the update here, all the files you will need for Windows / Mac / Linux can be downloaded here. Sadly the instructions aren’t that clear, but by the looks of things you will need to turn your Galaxy Nexus off, turn it on whilst holding the ‘volume up’ and ‘volume down’ buttons to enter the bootloader, connect the device to your PC via your USB cable and run the install-windows.bat file (this is if your bootloader is unlocked, see here). Mac and Linux users will have to use Terminal commands, so check out the full instructions for everything you need to know.

As annoying as the problem is we would recommend that you waited for the official update to be rolled out, this ensures that if anything untowards happens you have some comeback as unlocking your bootloader will probably invalidate your warranty.

Did you apply this fix to your Galaxy Nexus? If so, did it work well? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


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