Seems like Verizon’s 4G network may have succumbed to the cold weather today as people nationwide are reporting 4G outages. That being said, if you are a Galaxy Nexus owner, you may feel as if your signal wasn’t stellar enough already. Verizon acknowledged this issue and promised a software update to help remedy the low bars we’ve been seeing. Today we have for you leaked radios and an updated bootloader that should be part of the update to which they are referring.
I flashed the radios and bootloader this morning and don’t have any issues to report, however, the signal gain I’ve noticed is modest to say the least. I’m typically seeing one bar more than previously, while my household Samsung Charge reports 1 to 2 more bars on average. This leads me to believe that Verizon’s network issues today aren’t hindering my Nexus’s performance, in other words, it probably won’t get better when the network recovers. That’s not to say that my call quality and signal have necessarily been bad. I’ve dropped one call since owning the device, and I’ve had full signal showing in certain areas around town. I can’t help but wonder if maybe ICS reports bars differently, because aside from the visual representation, I’ve been able to make calls as usual. Anyways, if you want to try these out, just follow the instructions below.
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