This is a discussion on Battery cover problem within the Galaxy Nexus General Discussion forums, part of the Galaxy Nexus Forum category; Originally Posted by enlli Once the cover is on it feels good in the hand very solid. I've got a Nexus One and an old ...
That IS good to hear...better than Nexus One!?! Quite a benchmark, there! Actually and honestly, iPhone feels quite good, too, but I'd hari kari before buying iAnything.
Yes, I tried starting at the bottom among all the things I tried. When I do that, I still can't get the bottom to latch. Apparently there is something wrong with the latches at the bottom. They look okay to me, pretty much like the other latches, so I'm not sure where the problem is.
(Oops, I should have replied with quote. Oh well, I'll get used to this.
Problem solved -- sort of. The new cover arrived today, and that didn't work either. So I put a little more effort into trying to get the original cover to install properly. I started by pushing down (against the bottom edge) on the cover, really, really hard. So hard that I had a really difficult time holding the parts together while I pushed. I then worked my way up and the cover did go on properly. It's really difficult to do, but I now know how and can do it even though it may take several tries.
By the way, the new cover I just got is not the same as the original. It doesn't have the textured back like the original even though it does say Google and Samsung on it. It's also thinner and of a slightly darker color, but the color does match the rest of the phone. The outside has a brushed finish. It's advertised as a Plascia cover, whatever that means.
Here's an update. I tried cleaning out the groove in the phone that the bottom edge of the cover fits into. It seemed clean to me and I couldn't find any indication of dirt or burrs, but I tried cleaning it anyway. I used the end of an unbent plastic coated paper clip, and made several passes over the groove. That did seem to help some. The cover still is a tight fit, but after the cleaning and with some built up experience I can usually get it on now with the first try.
By the way, I've only had one freeze that required pulling the battery on the phone since I got it. That was after I installed an app (Volume+) that was noted in the description that it could cause problems in an unrooted device. I uninstalled it and haven't had any more freezes.