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OFFICIAL Google Nexus 5 Thread (FAQ/Accessories/Development/Order + Stock Updates)

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OFFICIAL Google Nexus 5 Thread (FAQ/Accessories/Development/Order + Stock Updates)

OFFICIAL Google Nexus 5 Thread (FAQ/Accessories/Development/Order Updates)

Nexus 5

[QUOTE]The smart new phone from Google.
Nexus 5 helps you capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways. It's the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone ever made, powered by Android 4.4, KitKat.[/QUOTE]

Google Play Store

[QUOTE]•Nexus 5 (16GB, Black/White) $349.99
•Nexus 5 (32GB, Black/White) $399.99 [/QUOTE]

Technical Specifications

[QUOTE]• Chipset: 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800
• Operating System: Android 4.4, Kit Kat
• Network: Pentaband
• Display: 4.95" 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)
• Memory: 16GB / 32GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image
• Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
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Google Policy

[QUOTE]Return Policy

[QUOTE]If for any reason you don’t want to keep your device, you have 15 calendar days to return a device from the date you received it. The device and accessories must be returned to Google in its original packaging according to the instructions provided in the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form. Google will issue a refund in your Google Wallet account for the amount paid for the device, less any shipping and handling charges, within a reasonable time after Google receives the device.[/QUOTE]

Warranty Policy

[QUOTE]If you purchased a device or accessory from the Google Play store that is or becomes defective through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to a refund, replacement, or repair of your device. Please contact our support team and we'll work with you on next steps and replacement options.

Whether you purchased your device or accessory from the Google Play store or a retail store, your device may be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. For further information make a selection from the list below.

Nothing in this section affects your legal rights.[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]

FAQ

[QUOTE]Does KitKat look any different from the last version of Android?

[QUOTE]Yes, although most of the visual changes aren't drastic. The top-of-screen status bar is now translucent, with white-colored elements instead of blue. The virtual navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen also use a translucent background. The horizontal line separating the home screen Favorites Tray (i.e. the dock) is gone; instead, you now have a multi-dot indicator showing which panel you're currently viewing, similar to what many OEMs had already implemented in their own Android-based UIs.

Curiously, widgets are no longer integrated in with the main app drawer -- a change that was introduced with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich release -- and are now accessible via a long-press on the home screen, as they used to be years ago. And finally, taking another cue from Android OEMs, long-pressing the home screen now zooms out to give you a broad view of your various home screen panels from which you can rearrange them.[/QUOTE]

What's the deal with Google Now in Android 4.4?

[QUOTE]Why, I'm glad you asked. With KitKat, Google Now becomes an even more integral part of the system: In addition to being able to swipe up from the virtual buttons to open Now, as you've been able to do since its inception, you can also now get to Google Now by swiping over to the left of your home screen, where it lives on a dedicated panel. Clearly, Google wants people to find and use this powerful tool.[/QUOTE]

What about voice activation? Is "Okay, Google" built in system-wide like it is on the Moto X?

[QUOTE]Not exactly. KitKat does introduce a new voice command -- "Okay, Google" -- that quickly takes you to Android Voice Search. But the command doesn't wake the phone on demand, as it does with the Moto X; rather, it works only when the phone is awake and you're on your home screen (or in the actual Google Search app).[/QUOTE]

What about new features? What does Android 4.4 include that Jelly Bean doesn't?

[QUOTE]Quite a bit, actually. As far as user-facing stuff goes, here are the high points:

Android 4.4 KitKat DialerA brand new Dialer app with integrated search functionality. That means you can simply type in the name of a business to look it up right then and there. The Dialer also provides caller ID info as available when you receive calls from numbers that aren't in your contacts. And last but not least, it has an auto-populating favorites section that shows your most commonly called numbers.
A new SMS/MMS/video chat experience. The old Messaging app is gone and replaced completely with a revamped Hangouts app, which incorporates all chat-related functionality into a streamlined cross-platform setup.
Android 4.4 KitKat PrintSystem-wide wireless printing. As of Android 4.4, any app can print wirelessly using services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrint. No third-party add-ons are required; it's all built in at the OS level.
Better cloud storage integration. With KitKat, you can access cloud storage seamlessly throughout the OS; any developer can easily add in support for cloud services so you can open, save, and manage remote files within the app as if they were local.
A new full-screen "immersive mode" option within apps. Android 4.4 gives developers the option to hide all on-screen elements -- both the status bar and virtual navigation buttons -- and deliver an "edge-to-edge" experience. While using an app in immersive mode, you can swipe from the top or bottom of the screen to temporarily reveal the hidden system interface elements.
The KitKat lock screen shows full-screen album art while you're listening to music and provides expanded functions for controlling playback.[/QUOTE]

How 'bout performance, Mr. Wizard? Anything new or improved there?

[QUOTE]Man, do we think alike -- that was just what I wanted to talk about next! KitKat has some significant changes under the hood, and though they may not all be immediately obvious when you use the software, they're actually pretty important.

The biggest thing is a new approach to memory management: Unlike other recent Android releases, KitKat is designed to be able to run well on any Android phone -- even those with limited memory. Google made a bunch of modifications to cut back its memory usage so it can work well on devices with as little as 512MB of RAM. The changes stretch from the OS itself into system-level apps like Chrome and YouTube. For folks with lower-level phones, popular especially outside of the U.S., that's huge.

In theory, the optimizations should lead to even better performance on higher-end devices, too. Google says it removed unneeded background services and slimmed down memory use of features across the board. App loading and multitasking in particular are said to be quicker as a result.[/QUOTE]

What's up with NFC support in Android 4.4? Will Google Wallet actually work for everyone now?

[QUOTE]Yes, indeed: KitKat introduces a new way of handling near-field communication, or NFC, that should remove some of the carrier-made roadblocks we've seen to support for services like Google Wallet.

In short, Android 4.4 uses something called Host Card Emulation that lets all sorts of NFC-based services -- Wallet included -- function without needing to access the secure element of the device. That secure element business has been the big holdup with Wallet support in the past, as carriers have to explicitly allow an app to access it in order for it to work.

Take-home message: With KitKat, Google Wallet and other NFC-based payment and access services should work fine on any carrier anywhere.[/QUOTE]

Now we're talking! What else is new with KitKat under the hood?

[QUOTE]There's a lot, much of which is aimed at enabling developers to do more advanced and interesting stuff. Let's hit the most noteworthy items:

OS-level support for IR blasters. Any device with the right hardware can now control your TV or other electronic equipment as if it were a remote. Previously, such functionality required special software support to be added in by a manufacturer.
Support for low-power sensors -- specifically step detectors and step counters.
Support for new Bluetooth profiles -- HOGP, MAP, AVRCP for the tech-savvy among us. In layman's terms, Android devices will be able to interact more efficiently with more types of low-power Bluetooth devices like joysticks, mice, and keyboards. They'll also be able to exchange messages with other devices wirelessly via Bluetooth.
New developer tools that'll allow for more easily created high-quality animations and transitions within apps.
A new screen recorder tool that lets you capture high-quality video (screencasting) of an app running on a device.
A new system-wide captioning mode that lets apps provide closed captions in a user's preferred style.
A host of added security features geared primarily toward enterprise-level users.[/QUOTE]

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Accessories


Regular Cases

[QUOTE]Caseology
[QUOTE]Caseology Matte Finish Slim Fit Flexible Hybrid TPU Case (Black/Brown/Red/Blue/White) $5.52 + 2.99 (Shipping) - use code FSNNHF55 for $5 off discount (5-10 Business Days Shipping)
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Diztronic TPU Case ($9.99 + 6.55 International Shipping) USD (10-21 Days Shipping)
[QUOTE]Matte Back Black

Matte Back Purple
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[QUOTE]Google
[QUOTE]Nexus 5 Bumper Case - $34.99 (Coming Soon) (available in Black / Gray/ Bright Red / Yellow)[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]
Ringke ($3.13 Shipping, 7-11 Business Days)[QUOTE]RINGKE FUSION Premium Hybrid Hard Case Cover Eco Package ($10.44)

RINGKE SLIM [SF BLACK] Premium Slim Hard Case Cover Eco Package ($7.99)[/QUOTE]
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[QUOTE]SPIGEN (7-13 Business Days Shipping)
[QUOTE]Neo Hybrid Case ($20.90 + 8.94 shipping)
[QUOTE]METAL SLATE

CHAMPAGNE GOLD
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SPIGEN SGP Ultra Hybrid Case
[Quote]eBay - BLACK ($9.37 + 7.68 shipping)

Amazon.ca ($1.00 + $6.50 shipping)
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SPIGEN SGP Ultra Fit Case ($10.44 + 7.68 shipping)[/QUOTE]
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Screen Protector
[QUOTE]
Citigeeks - 2x Pack Screen Protector Google Nexus 5 Anti-Glare. Matte Cover Guard Skin LG ($3.99 + Free Fast Shipping)
Invisible Defender - Google Nexus 5 Screen Protector ($3.99 + 6.98) 3 PK LT Warranty

SPIGEN Screen Protector Clear [Crystal] [3-PACK] ($9.99 + 6.50 Shipping) - dry application

XtremeGuard 80% off (Ships on November 8, 2013) (Front ($6.99) / Back ($6.99) / Full Body ($10.99)) - wet application

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Skins

[QUOTE]dbrand ($17 + $3 shipping) (comes in Carbon Fiber, Titanium, Leather, True Colour, Wood) (ships on November 8, 2013) [/QUOTE]

Wallet Cases

[QUOTE]Asuxtek® Ultra-Thin PU Leather Wallet Case ($11.99 + 5.99 Shipping) - November 5, 2013 Release)


Black Nexus 5 Google LG Mix Leather Flip Wallet Card Case Cover Stand LTE 4G (14.78 + 9.83 Shipping) (10-16 Business Days Shipping)

RINGKE DELIGHT Nexus 5 [NAVY] Standing View Wallet Case w/FREE Screen Protector ($6.99 + 6.98 Shipping) (ships on November 5, 2013) (7 - 11 Business Days Shipping)[/QUOTE]
Wireless Charger

[QUOTE]LuguLake 6000mAh Qi - Enabled Inductive Wireless Charger Charging Pad $79.99 (Free Shipping) (5-8 Business Days Shipping)

Anker® Qi-Enabled Single-Position Wireless Charger Charging Pad - White (AC Adapter Not Included but Micro USB Cable) - $43.99 (Free Shipping) (US Only)
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Unlocking the bootloader (required to install Custom Roms - Thi ... reset)[/B]

Make sure that Android SDK is installed onto your computer.

[QUOTE]unzip the contents of the file, and head into the platform-tools folder where adb and fastboot should be located. Open a command prompt from within there.[/QUOTE]

On your device, do the following,

[QUOTE]1. Enable “Developer options” by tapping 5 or 6 times on the Build number in Settings>About phone.
2. Hit back once and choose Developer options; check the box for USB debugging.
3. Plug your phone into your computer.
4. You’ll need to give it USB debugging access (don’t forget to check the box).
5. Once you have given your computer debugging access, it’s time for commands. Type in a command prompt:

[QUOTE]adb reboot bootloader[/QUOTE]
6. Wait for your bootloader screen to appear. Once it does (big Android with START), type:

[QUOTE]fastboot oem unlock[/QUOTE]

7. A bootloader unlock confirmation page will appear. Tap Volume Up to highlight “Yes,” and Power to select it.
8. DONE![/QUOTE]

CF Auto-Root

Installation and usage

[QUOTE]- Download the ZIP file
- Extract the ZIP file
- Boot your device in bootloader/fastboot mode. Usually this can be done by turning your device off, then holding VolUp+VolDown+Power to turn it on.
- Connect your device to your computer using USB

- Windows:
--- Run root-windows.bat

- Linux
--- chmod +x root-linux.sh
--- Run root-linux.sh

- Mac OS X
--- chmod +x root-mac.sh
--- Run root-mac.sh

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Source: XDA


[RECOVERY] [03-11-2013] [Official] [TWRP]2.6.3.0 For Nexus 5

[QUOTE]

1. Download the above file.
2. Move the downloaded recovery file into the directory where you have ADB and Fastboot setup on your computer.
3. Navigate into the directory where you have ADB and Fastboot setup on your computer and run the following commands from the command prompt on your computer:
[QUOTE]adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-hammerhead.img[/QUOTE]

Download link
[QUOTE]ALL Credit to : Team Win for developing TWRP

Source : http://teamw.in/project/twrp2/205

Original DL page : http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/hammerhead[/QUOTE]
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Factory Images "hammerhead" for Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE)


MISC
[QUOTE]Want to remove ads? Try Mother of All Ad Block

Files
[QUOTE]Reset to Stock
Ad remover[/QUOTE]

Instructions
[QUOTE]1. Download the file
2. Flash in Recovery[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
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Orders placed on October 31 - Shipping notice emailed out on November 1 (Expected Delivery on November 6)
Windsor, ON, Canada 11/05/2013 9:50 Arrival Scan

Stock (Current as of November 2, 2013)
16GB Black: Nexus 5 stock update: Kiss the 16GB black version goodbye, other models scarce
16GB White (In stock, Leaves warehouse in 3 - 4 weeks)
32GB Black (In stock, Leaves warehouse in 3 - 4 weeks)
32GB White (In stock, Leaves warehouse in 2 - 3 weeks)
Thanks to rEDSpider for his link!
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MODs, please do not merge this thread. Other RFDers see value in having this thread separate. See below for feedback.
peteryorkuca wrote:
Nov 1st, 2013 11:33 pm
Where is it? Can you link the original post? Need to check prices on cases. Thx!
n3o321 wrote:
Nov 1st, 2013 10:53 pm
what happen to the thread with the accessories. i need to order it asap loool
amy2421 wrote: I really wish your thread hadn't been merged. I'm looking for info on accessories for the Nexus 5 and it's too hard trying to sifts through the hundreds of posts of people announcing their ship dates to find actual useful info!
taro-chan wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2013 4:45 pm
Yes. Please don't merge the threads. It makes it super confusing.
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Thanks!
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soccerboy wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2013 4:06 pm
Orders placed on October 31 - Shipping notice emailed out on November 1 (Expected Delivery on November 6)

Stock (Current as of November 2, 2013
I placed my order approx. 24hrs after you and my ship date is early to mid December!
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Yes. Please don't merge the threads. It makes it super confusing.

I ordered the SGP case that has the clear back since it came with a screen protector. Had SGP cases on GN and they are awesome.
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Looks like OP is putting a lot of hard work into this. Kudos!
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djemzine wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2013 4:57 pm
Looks like OP is putting a lot of hard work into this. Kudos!
Thanks! :)
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Thanks! :)
You're welcome. Mind if I share videos of guides down the road? Or would you mind?
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Didn't think I'd want one but I'm considering a charging mat. My phones in the future will probably use this too so I'll get good use of it.
Any good recommendations for one? I have a US shipping address too.

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