Studying why Galaxy Nexus reboots itself
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is an all round good phone, but as we all know they do come with their fair share of problems, and this time round it is all down to the random reboots. So we wanted to dig around a little deeper and see what customers have been saying and what can be done.
Now it is time for studying why the Samsung Galaxy Nexus reboots itself, the Android Ice Cream OS device as had minor issues with the volume bug that would adjust itself, but this has been sorted out according to our readers via email, but then the LTE version of this handset was released and signal issues started to occur.
Forgetting those issues as they seem to be running ok now, we wanted to look a little more into the Samsung Galaxy Nexus random reboots, the response to this on Google’s support forum is large and it is happening on both original HSPA+ and LTE models. Many think that this is clearly down to the ICS operating system and an update could fix it, but then others seem to think the problem lies elsewhere.
There does not seem to by any solid pattern to why these reboots are happening, could it be hardware issues? Do you need to take the handset back for a replacement? These are many of the questions users are asking, some have said that by replacing the phone for a new one works well, but looking a little more into this we cannot see it being the Galaxy Nexus at fault here.
Google are aware of the rebooting issue and looking into it, they have not got to the bottom of this one yet. Some say on the forum that it is down to certain apps being installed onto the handset such as Go SMS and Lightflow, and by removing these apps stops the reboot problem. Some are mentioning that they were using Google Maps whilst charging but once they unplugged the charger there was no reports of rebooting.
One commenter on the Google forum suggests that there are ways to determine if your phone rebooted when you was not looking at the phone, you can download a terminal emulator app, once you run this application at the prompt ($) type — uptime, doing this will show you how many hours since the last reboot.
Can the Galaxy Nexus reboots simply be down to certain apps being installed? It does kind of make sense considering customers get replacements and no problems are occurring with the new ones, we would also like to know if this problem is happening on standard models or handsets that have been rooted to use Cydia apps?
If you are having Galaxy Nexus rebooting issues, please do let us know.