If you have the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus and you’ve updated to the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you might be experiencing some Wi-Fi bugs that are very unpleasant and take away from the beautiful Jelly Bean experience.
Some users have reported that their Wi-Fi gets disconnected for no reason; others say that they cannot connect to the Wi-Fi network, even if it’s in the trusted list and some can’t connect to the internet despite them already being connected to a wireless network.
I’m going to show you how to fix the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Wi-Fi bug running on Android 4.1 Jelly bean, but in order to do that, you’ll have to root the device and unlock bootloader.
We’ll be fixing the wireless issues on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus by replacing the Wi-Fi driver with an older, more stable one (IMM76K) and don’t worry, as this won’t affect the Jelly Bean firmware at all.
Remember that this Wi-Fi bug fix is only available for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, so don’t try it on any other devices. Also, keep in mind that your device has to be rooted and the bootloader has to be unlocked in order for this solution to work.
Be sure to install ClockworkMod on your device and ADB on your computer as you will need them for this process to work properly.
Check your battery life and make sure you have more than 50%, if not, charge it a bit and then proceed.
This is how you fix the wireless bug on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus:
- Download the Wi-Fi bug fix for Verizon Galaxy Nexus on your computer and upload the zip file to your device.
- Disconnect the phone from the USB if you used it to upload the file to the device and enable USB Debugging (Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging).
- Reconnect the USB cable, turn off the phone and reboot it in bootloader mode. After the phone boots, select Recovery Mode.
- Select install zip from sd card > choose zip from sd card and then select the zip file that you’ve downloaded earlier.
- Wait for the device to do its magic and once it’s done, select Go Back and then reboot system now.
If the process gets stopped, remove the battery, place it back in and retry the upper steps.
HOW TO ENTER BOOTLOADER MODE WITH ADB
- Press Start, then type cmd, right click on the cmd.exe file that shows up in the results and copy it to the ADB Android folder.
- Confirm the replacement of the file and then run it.
- With your device connected to the USB, type in the command prompt adb reboot bootloader and wait for the device to reboot. Now scroll back up and continue from step 3.
Now that everything is done, you can remove the USB cable and have fun browsing the internet via Wi-Fi with your Verizon Galaxy Nexus, as the Jelly Bean wireless bug has been fixed.