And the tip of the
day, month, year goes to... Syko Pompos! Here I was, sitting on the couch, trying to order the 16GB Nexus 4 for the last 4 hours. That's a lot of hours practically wasted. And I'm not even talking about the first batch which resulted in exactly the same failures and poor experience.
Turns out, there's a little trick you can use to defeat these errors and finally place your Nexus order. Sure, it'll arrive weeks or maybe even months later, but at least you'll reserve your place in line and stop ripping out hair from places where you might still need it.
Within 30 seconds of using this tip, I finally saw the precious Review your purchase dialog and got my confirmation:
Hallelujah! I can finally relax.
Now for the tip. It's actually very simple. And Google will probably hate it and possibly prevent it from working in the future because it creates a lot of extra requests and load on their backend. But we're talking about something sacred here - the latest Nexus. And that. Means. War.
The secret sauce is the Proceed button that gets grayed out when you press it doesn't actually disable itself. It only looks like it does, but in reality, you can click it again. And again. In fact, to make it even more fool-proof, you can TAB enough times to place the keyboard focus on the button (you'll see this orange glow in Chrome, for example) and then hold the Enter button like you've never held anything before:
And better yet, someone has already automated it. Kick back, relax, and watch your browser do all the work. This will be your reward:
Thanks again, Syko Pompos!