Android 4.0.4 IMM76D Update Available For Nexus S; Here Is How To Install It
By on March 29th, 2012

After quite a few months of delay, Google has again started pushing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Nexus S. The big-G however is pushing a newer build of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0.4, which contains some incremental but important changes. According to an XDA user, HAKA, this new update is noticeably faster on his Nexus S, with 3D apps, animations, auto-rotation and the camera app being much faster than on Android 4.0.2/3.

Google has also pushed Android 4.0.4 (IMM76D) to AOSP, so owners of Galaxy Nexus should expect a custom ROM based on it soon to be available soon. Google has not mentioned whether the Galaxy Nexus will get the Android 4.0.4 update officially or not.

Nexus S owners can however apply the official Android 4.0.4 update manually on their handset, if they are running stock Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on their handset. The OTA update file is around 18MB in size, and will work on the I9020A and the T-Mobile variant of the Nexus S.

Below is an installation step for newbies -:

Step 1: Download the OTA update file from here. Rename it to ‘update.zip’ and transfer it to your Nexus S internal memory.

Step 2: Reboot your phone in Recovery mode – Switch off your Nexus S, and then press the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously. The phone will then boot into Bootloader mode. Use the Volume button to navigate to the Recovery option, and select it by using the Power button. When the warning triangle shows up, hit the Power Button and Volume Up button once again. You should finally enter Recovery mode!

Step 3: Select the “apply update.zip from /sdcard” option, and wait for Recovery to flash the file. When done, select the “reboot system now” option, and wait for your Nexus S to reboot!

If you want root access, simply download and flash this file.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1722435691 Filamerick Solar

    This doesn’t work for the i9020A.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706370391 Mike Elmourne

    You cant apply this update if you’re running Gingerbread. You just have to wait for the OTA update I suppose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1309200168 Matthew Tasker

    works also on european variant aka i9023 (one with Super LCD screen).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003525988753 Doug Lloyd

    Worked perfectly on my i9020A. Thank you very much :-)

 
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