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OWNERS CLUB

This club is for everyone who owns a Nexus 5 and for people who are interested in the Nexus 5. 'Fruit Phone' trolls are not welcome.
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The Nexus 5 is Google's latest member of the Nexus family, created in collaboration with LG.

As with all previous Nexus devices, the Nexus 5 runs on a clean version of Android, in this case Android 4.4 KitKat.

The Nexus 5 is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU.

The 4.95" True HD IPS Plus display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920, with a pixel density of 445 ppi.

Other features include an 8MP camera, LTE connectivity and a 2300mAh battery w/ Wireless charging.

Storage comes in at either 16GB or 32GB, Phone comes in either Black or White.



http://www.google.com/nexus/5/

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https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_5_16GB_Black?id=nexus_5_black_16gb

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_5_16GB_White?id=nexus_5_white_16gb

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_5_32GB_Black?id=nexus_5_black_32gb

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_5_32GB_White?id=nexus_5_white_32gb

https://www.facebook.com/TheGoogleNexus5?hc_location=stream

GOOGLE NEXUS ONLINE HELP SUPPORT

https://support.google.com/nexus/#topic=3415518

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( Learn more about Android 4.4 Kit Kat )

http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4/

( Android 4.4 Kit Kat Quick Start Guide .PDF )

https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en/us/help/hc/images/android/android_ug_42/Android-Quick-Start-Guide.pdf

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Google Nexus 5 setup and user guide

http://www.geeksquad.co.uk/articles/nexus-5-set-up-and-user-guide

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5

(Maybe the BEST site on the Web for INFO and MODIFICATIONS)

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NEXUS 5 REVIEWS


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LINK = http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones-and-apps/25-tips-for-the-google-nexus-5-50012758/

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Nexus 5 Battery Saving Tips, Thanks to Anth0789 ;

1). It is highly recommend to disable these apps if you are not using them, they drain your battery life.

  • Google Earth
  • Email
  • Play Books
  • Play Games
  • Play Magazines
  • Play Movies
  • Play Music
  • Google+
  • News & Weather
  • Wallet

2). Do not use factory auto brightness, it is too aggressive on the Nexus 5. Install Lux and and let it handle the auto brightness. Link inside dark, medium and bright points and finally link a max brightess outside. This will greatly help battery life. Set brightness so it's comfortable, but not overly bright. This alone should net you an extra hour of screen on time if done correctly. I'm not saying dim, I have my screen nice and bright, just not as bright as the factory settings.

3). Fix the horrible factory Wi-Fi settings. Go into Wi-Fi, settings, advanced. Turn off Network Notification, turn off scanning Always available (this doesn't mean no Wi-Fi, it means it stops the phone scanning for Wi-Fi when the Wi-Fi is off, it's insane there is actually such a feature, un-check avoid poor connections, finally turn on Wi-Fi optimization.

4). Location reporting has to go. Go to your app draw, Google settings, location settings. Turn off location reporting and location history. This means you will lose Google Now. I personally couldn't really care, but many will. This does have a rather large effect on battery life, especially if you are out and about and moving through bad coverage and GPS areas.

5). You need to know what you have running on your phone, every app you install could be the one that stops your phone working as long as you need it. Many apps background sync without you actually needing it, or even realizing it. It's your phone, you need to run it. You cannot run Facebook, Twitter and 100 email accounts syncing all day and expect amazing battery life. You simply must be realistic. Only sync the email you have to sync. Open every app on your phone, one by one, if it has background sync, disable it if you don't need it. Apps like Pulse, Flipboard will background sync. Why on Earth you'd need them to load stories when you're not using the app I don't know. Even Google's own News and Weather app background sync's. Turn it all off. Additionally, I un-check Google Currents in Google account sync settings. It takes approx 5 seconds to load the data on nearly any app with modern phones with a single swipe or button press. These changes will drastically benefit you're battery life.

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Basic guide on how to ROOT your Nexus 5

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2507211

Warning: As with any rooting procedure, this comes with its risks.

It's unlikely to happen, but it can damage your device and invalidates your warranty.

  1. Download this http://download.chainfire.eu/363/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5.zip
  2. Once downloaded, extract the file and save it to your computer's desktop (or any other familiar folder/file).
  3. Power down your Nexus 5.
  4. Boot your device in bootloader/fastboot mode by holding down a volume button and the power button to turn it on.
  5. Connect your device to your computer.
  6. Go to the folder where you placed the .zip file, then run the appropriate program. For Windows, that's the "root-windows.bat". For Mac OS X it's "chmod +x root-mac.sh" then run "root-mac.sh". For Linux people it's "chmod +x root-linux.sh" then run "root-linux.sh".

Once you've gone through those steps, you should see the program doing its thing, and you'll se a red Android on your phone's screen.

That signals you're done, and your Nexus 5 is rooted.



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NEXUS 5 - Owners list (Click to Edit YOUR Listing = https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0As1RfW5F3Ne1dElvcGIzekR3RlhIb0R3Y0hzUGlsVGc&usp=drive_web#gid=1)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0As1RfW5F3Ne1dElvcGIzekR3RlhIb0R3Y0hzUGlsVGc&output=html&widget=true

To Join Owners Club, simply click on link below, then complete and submit the form: (Work in Progress)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JqZKMM1k7xYubJ8TAM_0LF2WPIkHL9xZ7eECEcR2O28/viewform#start=invite





SIGNATURE LINK = Google/LG NEXUS 5 Owners Club

(Copy & Paste above link into your SIG LINE
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RECENT or UPCOMING ... NEXUS 5 / LG / GOOGLE - ANDROID UPDATES !

Android 4.4.1 for Nexus 5 rolling out Dec/6/13, features improved camera

http://www.tmonews.com/2013/12/android-4-4-1-for-nexus-5-rolling-out-today-features-improved-camera/

& https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Nexus/posts/YW8sTPpVN8W



Just a short while ago the official Nexus Google+ page posted an update stating that the next incremental update to Android 4.4 would be rolling out at some point today. In fact, some of you may have already noticed the update arrive. With the update comes a handful of camera updates which should improve your image quality:

• HDR+ lets you to take great shots in challenging environments, say where there's a large contrast of bright and dark portions of the scene and also in low light situations. When you press the shutter button, instead of taking just one picture, we take a burst of shots in about 1/3 of a second, and apply computational photography to intelligently fuse images together.

• All of this gets a boost with an update to Android 4.4.1 rolling out today to Nexus 5. It improves the camera with faster focusing, especially in low light, faster white balancing, for truer colors, the ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag.

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Nexus OTA updates to Android 4.4.2 are pushing out now

KOT49H brings Android 4.4.2 mere days after 4.4.1 hit



Yet another small OTA update is headed to your Nexus 5, this time it's Android 4.4.2. The unofficial change log reads the same as the last one, which was Android 4.4.1 and lasted a whopping four days. According to the official Sprint forums, the original 4.4.1 had some issues, and was pulled and today's update was issued instead.

If you side loaded the last update (KOT49E) there is a small patch ready for you. You can side load it via the download link here using the same methods. We'll add more as they become available ...


If you didn't fool with any side loading or didn't get the 4.4.1 OTA, you have a 54MB OTA coming that takes you from 4.4 to 4.4.2.

We're looking for more download links as I type this out.

Confused yet? Don't be. The forums are filled with folks discussing and ready to help

http://www.androidcentral.com/nexus-ota-updates-android-422-are-pushing-out-now

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COMING SOON ... the RED NEXUS 5 on the Google Play Store

http://androidandme.com/2014/01/news/red-nexus-5-leaks-again-this-time-in-press-image-form/

If you spot the update on your device, be sure to let us know.
 

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Glad to be in, my 32 GB Black ordered on launched day and used since 11/5/2013



Running Nova Prime 2.3 beta 3 launcher, if interested and have Nova Prime already, get it here :

Battery life, I mostly just listen to music and take photos, only lightly broswe the web so not much screen time.
 

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i'm in. I've only been using mine for 2 days now but I really like the phone so far
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first owners club i've joined btw I believe.



cheers

EDIT: btw, I have the white, 32 gb version
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not rooted yet but I might soon. I don't really see a need for it yet since development is still young. also, I don't like that nova is missing some of the kitkat features so i'm still using the stock launcher which is not too terrible.
 

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I have mine on order and I'll apparently get it around the 3rd of December.

Black, 32GB
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I think I got the Google Doc forms working now too
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give it a go

Let me know if you guys can think of things I should add to the FRONT PAGE (first post), like ... reviews, links, accessories, updates, modifications, etc.

This is only my 2nd smart phone, and I'm still new to them (just over a year), so any help is appreciated !
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my phone has a spot where the sticker was on the back. im hoping it will just rub off : /

for the op, you might want to link the xda page for nexus 5 as there is a ton of info there http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5
 

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for the op, you might want to link the xda page for nexus 5 as there is a ton of info there http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5
was already up there right above the REVIEWS section, I bolded it and enlarged the font just now so hopefully it stands out a bit more ... yeah I've been trying to read there like crazy, but some of the stuff is over my head, I got a lot to learn about smart phones still
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i know what you mean, i got my first smartphone a year ago and im constantly learning more (usually when i mess something up lol)
 

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Had this phone a little over a week now and I love it, coming from an iPhone 4S its so much better
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Already got a spigen case off Amazon for it, just waiting for something to come out so I can clip the phone on to the fan vents in the car.
I also have mine rooted, too, got some pretty cool apps!
 

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The wife and I just got ours from T-Mobile. They marked it up, but you can't beat their pricing terms if $350 is a bit hard on your budget (two kids kind if kill mine lol).

Anyways, like usual, I'm using it stock until I feel the need to root. So far it's buttery smooth.

Had anyone given ART a go yet?
 

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Just got mine from t mobile also, didn't feel like waiting for Google and 16gb is all I need. Coming from the nexus 4, I really like the 5. I do miss the curved glass on the sides of the nexus 4 a lot, it flows better imo. For the price though this phone is def worth it.

tappin from my neXus 5
 
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