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Apr
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Despite recent reports of data connectivity issues, it looks like owners of Sprint's Galaxy Nexus have a couple of things to be excited about as we head into the new week.

First off, the CyanogenMod team has begun cooking up CM9 Nightlies for the device, offering users a nightly dose of cutting-edge, ICS-powered code.

Additionally, the Sprint-connected Nexus is now privvy to its own builds of ClockworkMod's recovery solution – both touch and otherwise.

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With official CyanogenMod nightly builds and access to what is widely considered one of the most popular recovery options available, it looks like Sprint's Galaxy Nexus is already off to a great start in the modding community. If you're the owner of a Sprint-bound Galaxy Nexus who's been waiting for CyanogenMod goodness, or want a fantastic recovery solution, just hit the source links below.

Definition: A "nightly" is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day's worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

Source: CyanogenMod Download Center , ClockworkMod

Liam Spradlin
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  • TOMMMMMM

    Wow that was fast!

  • Xeneize480

    can CM9 help them get 4G? LOL GN on Verizon kick ass! Sprint sucks ass!! First iphone with issues now galaxy nexus 3G lol what only 3G ;(

    • http://twitter.com/mattrbern Matt Bernard

       Xeneize480,
      Wimax is not supported on CM9 for several phone on Sprint but LTE is supported by CM9 but there are no towers pushing LTE yet so this cant be tested.

      Verizon=bandwidth caps on speedy LTE (a contradiction in itself)
      Sprint=no bandwidth caps on 3G, Wimax, and soon LTE (utter bliss)

      I live in Chicago and LTE is coming in two months. I see no ass kicking by verizon now or in the near future.
      Xeneize480, your fanboy spirit has been misleading you.

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        Matt,

        You are correct on pretty much everything, with the exception of bliss. I am a Sprint customer in San Diego and have recently seen some comparison tests showing how slow Sprint's 3G really is compared to competitors.

        Often times my connection is so bad that I barely use any data at all. I would definitely consider myself a power user, and I usually use less that 100MB per month according to my bill because I have to rely on Wifi for everything.

        I am seriously considering jumping ship to Republic Wireless when my beta wave comes up. I wonder when CM will support Republic phones?

        A guy can dream...

        • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

          Also, I do understand that I would be getting the same speed, I am just pissed I have to pay out the ass for 3/4G I am never able to use.

          • http://twitter.com/mattrbern Matt Bernard

            That does have a sting to it with the low speed. Republic has stock phones with a CM7 notification widget. No other CM7 features though. Since they use a proprietary wifi calling system, I would assume it would take alot of work to get Cm7 on it.
            In relation to the bliss comment, no caps makes me happy because I download a lot of stuff.

          • http://twitter.com/mattrbern Matt Bernard

            That does have a sting to it with the low speed. Republic has stock phones with a CM7 notification widget. No other CM7 features though. Since they use a proprietary wifi calling system, I would assume it would take alot of work to get Cm7 on it.
            In relation to the bliss comment, no caps makes me happy because I download a lot of stuff.

  • Stramondroid

    The GN on Sprint is future proof. When you purchase the subsidy phone via carrier, your generally locked in for two years. I'd much rather know I can have the HW now and in a few months get faster data. I'm lucky enough to have a clear hotspot I carry so my data is fast anyway. The 3G speeds are very slow, but with LTE on the way I won't mind. Besides if you don't wanna be with Sprint, you can always buy an unlocked GN from Google and get a simple mobile sum card and use the hspa+ network and pay half...lol

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