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The 4S is about to be replaced in the coming months, so I'd suggest waiting for that. I think I'm also going to switch back to iOS from my Gnex, as I'm getting so bored with it.
As for actually getting the phone, I got my Gnex first off of eBay and then sold my iPhone once it was cleaned. My 2 year contract was also not over yet. What you suggested with the Droid should work flawlessly, without all the hassle. biggrin.gif
I'm running AOKP B27 on my Gnex and I must say I'm bored with it. I miss Cydia.

Having loved Cydia so much is pointless now a days, SBS Settings is kind of replaced with Notifications, Too many different Devices with different resolutions for themes. Got my iPad and there is nothing to get from Cydia.
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post #12 of 22
don't switch after the 28th if you have unlimited data. Otherwise they will take it away.

You need to switch your contract onto another phone before you can do anything with your current phone. Pretty simple on that one.


I am not going to say what you want is wrong. But the Gnex is a far Superior phone in all sense. Not just because of the OS. The hardware in the phone trumps all other offers at this point except the Galaxy S3.
I just got done putting revolution HD on my Dads Gnex and it is what I would call about twice as smooth and does everything amazingly fast. But that is just my opinion.

Like what other people said, the 4s is pretty outdated, wait for the next iphone if you can. And while you are waiting, give some custom roms a try on your phone, see if that gives you the stability you are looking for.
post #13 of 22
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My reasons aside, I'm wanting to switch from the Galaxy Nexus, to an iPhone 4 or 4s. The Nexus is under contract with Verizon for quite some time. Upgrading isn't an option. I believe my only option would be to buy an unlocked iPhone and swap it with the GNex. Here's the curveball. Being a poor college student, I don't have the funds to go out and buy a used iPhone and would need to sell my GNex to cover all if not most of the cost of a used, unlocked iPhone.
How would I go about this? If I'm understanding the 2 year contract, I can't simply go out and sell my Nexus as it would give the phone a bad esn. Right? However if I switched the contract on my GNex to another smartphone, it would be clean and I could sell it. I have an old OG Droid lying around and was thinking I could swap that with the Nexus, sell the Nexus, and then get the iPhone and swap it with the Droid. Would that work?
Thanks for the help!

You can sell your Nexus just fine. Once you activate another phone, your Nexus becomes deactivated but it won't have a bad ESN. The only way it would have a bad ESN is if you reported it lost or stolen. Simply activating another phone will keep the ESN clean and it automatically deactivates your current phone.

I have switched between Droid phones and the iPhone on my Verizon account multiple times. Signed up with an iPhone, switched to the Bionic, back to the iPhone and now the Nexus. Just make sure the iPhone you buy has a clean ESN and check with Verizon. Once you activate it, you will continue on with your contract as normal. Then you can sell your Nexus.

To most other people replying trying to sway OP to stay - It's almost pointless to try to convince someone to keep something when they list specific reasons as to why they're not into it. Not everyone has to like the same phone. smile.gif
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post #14 of 22
Wait for the iPhone 5 if possible, if not grab the 4S if you can.
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Having loved Cydia so much is pointless now a days, SBS Settings is kind of replaced with Notifications, Too many different Devices with different resolutions for themes. Got my iPad and there is nothing to get from Cydia.
That's not true. SBSettings supports a notification centre widget which is good. There's heaps of tweaks you can get for the iPad... for themes... download Dreamboard. There's some good stuff there... and google "WinPad 8 Metro theme for iPad". I donated $5 for it and got the theme and it's pretty cool but a bit of effort to set up all the icons the way you want. I got bored with being jail broken though, running iOS 6 now.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sapientia View Post

The 4S is about to be replaced in the coming months, so I'd suggest waiting for that. I think I'm also going to switch back to iOS from my Gnex, as I'm getting so bored with it.
As for actually getting the phone, I got my Gnex first off of eBay and then sold my iPhone once it was cleaned. My 2 year contract was also not over yet. What you suggested with the Droid should work flawlessly, without all the hassle. biggrin.gif
I'm running AOKP B27 on my Gnex and I must say I'm bored with it. I miss Cydia.

then you're missing out on alot!
Latest builds for AOKP is 38 or 39.
tongue.gif

you're missing out on a ton of new features and the CM9/T-Mo Theme engine.

go and update your phone then say you're missing cydia
post #16 of 22
Yea, like everyone said. It might be worth it for the iPhone 5.
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You can sell your Nexus just fine. Once you activate another phone, your Nexus becomes deactivated but it won't have a bad ESN. The only way it would have a bad ESN is if you reported it lost or stolen. Simply activating another phone will keep the ESN clean and it automatically deactivates your current phone.
I have switched between Droid phones and the iPhone on my Verizon account multiple times. Signed up with an iPhone, switched to the Bionic, back to the iPhone and now the Nexus. Just make sure the iPhone you buy has a clean ESN and check with Verizon. Once you activate it, you will continue on with your contract as normal. Then you can sell your Nexus.
To most other people replying trying to sway OP to stay - It's almost pointless to try to convince someone to keep something when they list specific reasons as to why they're not into it. Not everyone has to like the same phone. smile.gif

He stated reasons that are based purely on the software on the phone. He didn't like the way it was running. His experience with the software is not normal behavior for that phone.
That is why we suggested he try different software because it makes a huge difference in the performance of the phone.
Revolution HD made a massive difference on my dads Gnex.
post #18 of 22
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and asking for rep is against the eula.
And posting about the ToS is against the ToS tongue.gif

I'm not sure Simca was seriously about the +rep part, it seemed quite humorous to me.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post

He stated reasons that are based purely on the software on the phone. He didn't like the way it was running. His experience with the software is not normal behavior for that phone.
That is why we suggested he try different software because it makes a huge difference in the performance of the phone.
Revolution HD made a massive difference on my dads Gnex.

Yes and he also said "reasons aside" and then stated that he is set on switching. Just saying.
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then you're missing out on alot!
Latest builds for AOKP is 38 or 39.
tongue.gif
you're missing out on a ton of new features and the CM9/T-Mo Theme engine.
go and update your phone then say you're missing cydia
ph34r-smiley.gif I haven't been really following it since I installed it, but I didn't think they'd be that far already.
Going to have to make another (annoying) nandroid mad.gif
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