Download And Install Android 4.0.4 ICS On GSM Galaxy Nexus [How To Tutorial]

Day before the latest iteration of Google’s Android 4.0.4 has been available for the international HSPA+ version of Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S devices, along others. The good news pushed by the search engine giant was it was resuming the rollout of Ice Cream Sandwich for the unlocked versions of Samsung Nexus S.

Wait! many of the users haven’t yet received the OTA update notification of their device. But don’t panic, or worry, since here’s a quicker way so you can hop from Version 4.0.2 to 4.0.4 in a few simple steps.

A posting on Google’s Android Google+ reads like this:

“We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices, and we’ll be rolling it out to more devices in the coming weeks. Some of you will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time, while others will be receiving an update to your existing Ice Cream Sandwich experience with stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more.”

DISCLAIMER : Grabi will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide. As usual, proceed at your own risk.

Note : Bofore you start, you’ll need to check your device’s codename to ensure whether its compatible with this particular build update. You must have an GSM device only not the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, with the product code name “yakju”.

Don’t mess up with your device, if your device have the name ‘yakjuxw’, ‘yakjusc’ or any other similar name, simply regret to proceed. In order to ascertain which device you are using, grab the GN Official Update Checker from the Google Play Store.

You also should be running stock Android 4.0.2 (ICL53F) as opposed to a custom ROM, and you will of course need Android SDK installed.

Once all fixed, then you are good to begin.

Manually update your GSM Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.0.4

Step 1 : Download fastboot for Windows and Mac

Step 2 : Unlock your bootloader. If you’re not sure how to, then check out this post.

Step 3 : Download the Android 4.0.4 update from Google from here, and the latest ClockworkMod recovery image from here.

Step 4 : Copy the first file you downloaded in Step 3 to the /sdcard folder on your Galaxy Nexus

Step 5 : Boot your device up into bootloader mode. This is achieved by powering off your device, and then powering back on whilst holding the volume up and down buttons together, followed by pressing the power button.

Step 6 : Connect your device to your computer, and open a command prompt or terminal. Locate your fastboot folder, ensuring your ClockworkMod image is also inside that same folder.

Step 7 : Type: fastboot-windows.exe boot recovery-clockwork- in the command line.

Step 8 : Utilizing the ClockWorkMod recovery menu option to flash a zip file from the SD card, select your OTA .zip.

Congratulations, you are now able to run Android 4.0.4 on your GSM Galaxy Nexus, enjoy! Via Redmondpie