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Download: Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 Build IMM76K [Instructions Added]

galaxy nexus imm76k update

Here you go…somebody finally pulled a log over at XDA and a few of us patched it together to form the update URL from Google. This is it, folks, the 4.0.4 IMM76K update for your beloved Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. So much for that conspiracy, eh? 

Download Link

Instructions [Rooted users]:

1.  First, you have to be stock and rooted, running 4.0.2 (ICL53F).
2.  You also have to be running the stock radios ek02 and ek05 (found here).
3.  Download the update file to your internal storage.
4.  Rename to update.zip if you’d like.
5.  Reboot into recovery and make a backup just to be safe.
6.  Select “install zip from sdcard” and then “choose” and find the file.
7.  Apply it and reboot. Enjoy 4.0.4 and hopefully a lot less bugs.

*Note – If you are running a custom ROM and do not have an ICL53F backup, you  can return to stock by following this set of instructions. Remember that you don’t want to do the “fastboot oem lock” command though.

*Note 2 – If you are running the leaked 4.0.4 (IMM30B), it is looking like you will need to go back to ICL53F, unless someone can find a full blown IMM76F .zip or a .zip that takes you from IMM30B to it.

Instructions [Non-rooted users]:

1.  Non-roots, you can use the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit from XDA to flash a temporary custom recovery.
2.  After doing that, you can flash the file and update. Upon rebooting, you will have stock recovery back.
3.  So it seems like you are “rooting” but you aren’t. After updating, you will be back to fully stock.
4.  Links:  Instructions | Toolkit

If you need help with rooting or flashing recoveries or need the files to get back to stock, it can all be found in our Guide to the Galaxy Nexus.

Cheers Chris!

  • rahul

    My nexus is locked affte Android updating

  • Jay

    Also when i am trying to update, i keep getting an error message, aborting during backup assistant check, i uninstalled it with titanium backup.

  • Jay

    can i do the update with CMW? or through stock recovery only? Thanks

  • CoCoCalypso

    Just wanna say for those who have never done something even as easy as this, don’t let theses A-holes discourage you from asking questions. Getting and giving answers to even the simplest questions is going to make the entire community stronger in the long run. More noobs means more potential donations to our favorite teams like AOKP and CM and we all know that’s something that all of us can benefit from. Just know that if you cant get the exact answer you need form here, we will certainly point you in the right direction.

  • Jake

    I just installed the update. It seems to have unrooted my phone. Has anyone else had this issue? do i just need to re-root?

  • Nathaniel Medina

    Okay, I have been doing reading for days upon days and watching hours of youtube videos and I cannot find a comprehensive method to preforming this update. I downloaded the update and the toolkit but I have no idea what to do now. What options do I choose? I do not wish to root my phone, I just want the damn update. How do I do it?

  • Jeremy Cope

    SO..from reading the XDA link for non rooted users I will need to unlock my bootloader anyways to use their kit…so is there a benefit to doing it that way as opposed to Rooting completely?

    Hate to ask…and if you’re gonna be a dick just chew on your toungue. If you can some info to lend I would greatly appreciate it. I worked the hell out of my DINC1 but this is totally different it seems with the bootloader issue.

    please and thx

  • AJ

    Currently running an unlocked, rooted, stock 402 GN and the 404 update fails right at the start of the installation. Any one else? Any tips?

  • Tito Vides

    and my phone says : FAILboot loader Locked

  • Tito Vides

    IM non rooted and i keep getting failed galaxy tool kit….it say use ‘ FAST BOOT OEM’ ????…sorry new to this

    • Tito Vides

      *failed in Galaxy tool kit after trying to get into touch recovery

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  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Just in case anyone is interested I finally made it back into the office since going from root stock 402 to this 404 with the new radios.
    Although I do not pick up 4g here (had next to no signal previously) it is switching to 3g and data is now usable. Before, it stayed on 4g and just had so little signal that it would not connect. So the new radios make places usable again that were not on the GNex previously for me.

    Thanks to all who did the work to get us this file.

  • snaphappy

    Sigh. Still intermittent signal dropout from a strong 4G signal. Maybe the official re-release will fix SOMETHING.

  • Do you have to be unlocked for this?

  • Steeeeeve

    My GNEX has an unlocked bootloader (though it’s still unrooted), and I’m just about sick of waiting. In SF and have been checking non-stop for my OTA update to no avail. I’ve never flashed images to my GNEX before–is the unlocked but unrooted method pretty painless?

  • David

    I was rooted but Titanium Backup could not get SU access.  After trying many different ways to get it to work, I used the above process to restore a previous rom.  I’m back to 4.0.2.  Also, I noticed the navigation app kept force closing with 4.0.4.  Anyone else have this issue?  

  • Jwhap

    Just curious….was anyone able to re-establish root? I have tried numerous things but am still unable to root.

    • TrivialTweeter

      Yes. Download the updated su.zip file for 4.0.4, place it on the SD card, boot into recovery, flash su.zip and you’ll be rooted once again. I did this last night.

      • Jwhap

        one question and it may sound totally noobish, so I apologize in advance. I downloaded an updated su.zip yet clockwork is not finding it. Do I need to uninstall my old super user as it is still in the app tray? When I boot into CWM it does not see the pushed file…..

        • TrivialTweeter

          Glad to hear you got it to work! Happy I could help out. 🙂

  • Do we know more about this update, and if it will soon be pushed to more devices?  I want to update, but I don’t want to go through the hassle of wiping my phone because of unlocking the bootloader.  I also want to lock it back up after, but that will put me back on 4.0.2 right?  Is there a way to update without unlocking, or is there a way to lock back to 4.0.4?  Anyone know?

    • Jwhap

      Just download my back up from the play store, save data and apps online. Unlock bootloader, apply update and restore data and apps. You will have to redo your home screens but most everything will save.

  • MeetOza

    hmm nice chek out ds blogfor mch mor intrsting reads………

  • Godmom27

    I wouldn’t no anything about root if it wasn’t for a great guy name Trent on root-ed shoutbox those guys over there are good and they will you if they can so if you need help holler at them they are in Google Play

  • Jsz3us

    I have been noticing since the update, when I start up my phone after a minute or two maps is running in the recent apps. I didn’t open it and it happened every time I restart my phone. Any thoughts??

  • wtsamatta

    jeez, reminds me of the old linux forum flame wars…..term back then was…. RTFM 0.o …. 

  • No

    404. That’s an error.
    The requested URL /packages/ota/verizon_prime/12f767e7a5d0.signed-mysid-IMM76K-from-ICL53F.12f767e7.zip was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

  • Anyone else noticing that they have a significantly larger amount of free ram after doing this upgrade? on stock 4.0.2 I was getting about 260MB of free RAM on bootup with nothing running…now I seem to have around 340MB…

  • Porschephile2k3

    Has someone posted the full rom yet? I’m on IMM30B so I can’t use the zip above. 🙁

  • ThomasKlein

    Doing a happy dance. This update is slick.

    My 3G doesn’t drop as often now! (As far as I have seen not at all!) So yay!

    Boo to no LTE in my area yet, however.

  • bacchus71

    Lol, after almost tricking myself into thinking I was good enough with 4.04 build IMM30B, went back to 4.0.2 and am now running IMM76K.  No complaints, haven’t seen any differences between this an IMM30B but will report back any findings.  I appreciate all the feedback on here, don’t know what I’d do without all your help 🙂

  • I lost my root when I did this, did anyone else have that problem? I have noticed improved signal throughout Los Angeles too btw.

    • Jwhap

      Me too. I saw a link further down on linking to xda….I am going to attempt. I will let you know.

    • Jwhap

      yeah….well that did not work. I have been working on it for a bit last night, this morning and tonight. I am sure it will come to me. If I figure it out I will update you.