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Galaxy Nexus Volume Bug Is Fixed, But Not By Google or Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Official - 001If you’re the owner of a new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you’ll be pleased to know that there is now a patch available that promises to fix the volume bug which has plagued the device since its launch. However, the patch does not come from either Google or Samsung, but the Android modding community instead.

Having waited long enough for an official fix, the founder of MoDaCo has obtained what he claims is the “official” fixed boot image himself, which he made available via the site earlier today. Although he does promise that the fix will address the volume bug issue, he also points out that the boot image “is still in a testing phase internally.” He continues, “Although it works great for us, well, you never know.”

It’s unclear how the boot image addresses the issue at this point, but it’s reassuring that the bug has been fixed with a software update. There were concerns that the issue might be hardware related, and that the device would have to be recalled and replaced. Some retailers were so concerned that they even stopped selling the device until the issue was addressed.

In order to install the fixed boot image, MoDaCo says you’ll need to unlock your bootloader:

In order to flash this boot image, you need your bootloader to be unlocked at this time (use ‘./fastboot-windows oem unlock’ (or the appropriate version for your machine, included in the download). Note that the OEM unlock sequence wipes your device.

The site provides instructions and tips if you’re having trouble installing. It’s also worth remembering that this will wipe your device completely, but that shouldn’t be too much of an issue if you’ve been plagued by the volume bug for the past couple weeks — just be sure to backup your data.

If you attempt to install this fix yourself, let us know how you get on by leaving a comment down below. Will you attempt this, or just wait for Samsung to address the issue?

[via SlashGear]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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