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Handful of Lucky DL Readers Receive Android 4.0.4 IMM76K Update on Verizon Galaxy Nexus? (Updated)

Soooooo, about that Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update that you are all waiting for – is it ready to roll out as build IMM76K? According to one of our readers, the update appeared for installation this morning on a replacement phone that he picked up over the weekend. He claims to be running stock Android 4.0.2 and to not be rooted.

As anyone in this business knows, readers try to deceive blogs all of the time, but the date on the kernel, the brand spankin’ new radios, and the newer build number over any other Galaxy Nexus including the Sprint and GSM versions, leaves us to believe that this may be real after all. We keep hearing “early May” for a release of this update and being May 1, that certainly matches up. The odd thing here is that he is the only one to have mentioned it, anywhere, on the internet.

Stay tuned for more. And be sure to check your phone immediately and throughout the day to see if you are prompted as well. 

Update:  After hitting “publish” on the post, another reader received the same update.

Update 2:  A handful now have it, some with screenshot in the comments:

Update 3:  Store unit with it:

Update 4:  Folks, if you are prompted, we need pictures of the pop-up that is notifying you of the update. Also, install a logcat app so we can find the location of this file. Or better yet, when you are notified that it is ready, email us before installing it.

Update 5:  A lot of talk in the comments about VZW support confirming that an update is rolling out to select devices with a mass rollout happening later in the week or even month. That’s usually how updates work, but feel free to keep checking. We’ll continue to update this post as we have more.

Update 6:  If you are following along in the comments then you are probably seeing the same trend we are – VZW corporate devices are all seeing the update. In our update above, we posted a picture of a store device with the update and were told that all of them had it available to be downloaded. Since then, multiple DL readers have been in stores and noticed that the display devices all have the update available as well. Here is the prompt to update which lists it as 39.8MB in size:


Cheers Scott!

  • scott

    We need to stand up and do something about this besides complainiyon here. I have started my process and I ask you to do the same.

    I have received and reviewed the letter that you have sent from Verizon. First off I would like to say I have not gotten any phone call from them about this matter and I just got a letter in the mail on 05/18/2012. I am sorry there was not enough time to call them about this matter since I got home from work after 8pm. I also do not like the fact that Joe states Ms. Privett when I am a male.

    On the second paragraph it states I called into Verizon and I did. I was told that the update would be out in the first week of May by customer service. I was then told that the update had to come from Samsung since they are the maker of the phone. This is where Verizon told me a completely false statement and the update comes from Google Inc. At that time that is when I was cut off by the lady that worked for Verizon and she told me no and that was pretty much the end of the call. After I got off the phone with Verizon I did some more research and that is when I contacted Samsung directly to see where the update was. When I was on the phone I asked them about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and how the updates worked on the Verizon line. This is when I was told that the phone is suppose to get its updates directly from Google Inc., I was then told not to get to excited. This is when she went on to tell me that Verizon would not allow this process to happen because they wanted to control the phone. I was also told they we should have Google Wallet on the phone and we don’t due to Verizon blocking this app form working on the Verizon line. This is when I told her thanks for the info and the call was over with.

    My next step was to get info coming from Google stating they push all updates to the Nexus line phones. This is when I came across a PRESS RELASE from Google Inc. that we have pushed out the new update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus but Verizon has not released that yet. That was in the later part of February this year. So when I contacted them on March 27 th you could tell by the way the Rep talked that there was an update that Verizon was working on for the phone and they had no Idea when it was going to be released to the public. Now you can walk into their stores and the model that is sitting there for customers to look at has the 4.0.4 update that Verizon has pushed to them and the public is still waiting.

    I do find it rude that Joe T.I.D thought it would be a great idea to give me a credit for one month when this problem has been going on since December and I think that it was ok of me to ask for my money back for the phone and for all of my open contracts to be paid off. This has come down to customer service and Verizon does not do very good in this area and it needs to be fixed.

    Refund $

    $250 credit for 3 phones total 750.00

    $29.99 credit for 6 months total of 179.94

    Full refund for the Galaxy Nexus

    • scott

      This was sent to the BBB in new jersey.

  • Ralph123

    Just left the corporate Verizon store in Lady Lake, FL near Orlando and no update on their display phone yet…

  • JLP001

    After calling 611 (Verizon), I was informed that no update was leaked, planned, rolling, etc. Nothing, notta. No beta either. I can’t imagine this being untrue being my personal experience has been more of the, “it’s planned, but hasn’t rolled out yet” or something along those BS lines to keep us appeased. This women seemed less then seasoned as a rep and as a result, I believe she basically stated facts. I tried the clear google frameworks option with no result. I check for updates almost hourly. One thing I DO KNOW is that if you fake an update, there are enough desperate nexus owners searching google probably 10 times a day to spark the idea of launching a fake page stating a fake update. Why?? Perhaps it has something to do with those ads that produce revenue every time they pop up. Do the math….probably 100k plus people searching this everyday. Get paid for impressions, load your page up with impression based ads and your simply making money off the public’s desperateness. Don’t believe the BS. When you see the update come up on your phone, that’s when its available. If you want more info, call Verizon. I can’t imagine that they have any reason to lie about an update like 4.0.4 if it is truly rolling out. If the answer is, “we have no such information about an update” guess what, there is NO update!

    • TrivialTweeter

      Don’t know what you’re talking about. I am running the 4.0.4 update, along with many others. Walk into a Verizon corporate store, look at the G-Nex on display. I guarantee you it has received the update as well.

  • Daniel7443

    I must be lucky because I got this update already

  • gg48gg

    So who has this installed and what’s your experience like?

  • Jaymoneyman100

    Will this fix multi touch issues and auto rotate issues

  • Bill Brasky

    Got the AOKP Milestone 5 installed.  I like the new additions and overclock ability.  Very nice.  Thx Team Kang!

  • Screw rooting i want the OTA, unless your willing to help, which you noone will. i want a OTA.

    • Root-free instructions are provided here in the comments. Sort by newest comments first.

  • Verizon destroyed this phone by putting so much bloatware in it.

    • Hah, nice username.

      Anyway, that’s not correct. There are only two Verizon apps present and they can both be Disabled.

      No Motorola phone allows you to disable carrier apps and bloatware. 🙂

  • Edwin Rivera

    Quick question.  If I’m on the leaked 4.04 version, will I still be prompted for an update when it is pushed to my phone?

    • Unknown, but I don’t think so since it’s not part of the official upgrade path.

  • Kurt5153

    Havent got it but my pos is still acting up. Random restart and browser closing. Havent done anythingbto this phone be sides factory data reset x2 since i got it!

  • Jeremy Martin

    Best way to do this is to follow the instructions on going back to stock from this link: 

    And flash (if you don’t have it already) clockworkmod.  You can flash update.zip from your /sdcard with ease. 

    The only thing i didn’t do from the link above was recover the entire version from Google’s factory image.  I already had a nandroid backup of my original.  I did, however, have to flash the radios from the Google Factory image in order for the update to work.

  • Owewil3225

    Spoke to vzw troubleshoot rep about wifi to 3g data issue. mentioned the 4.0.4 update. she said its possible but she hasnt been informed about it. Looking at mid to late may for scheduled update she said. However when i replaced my 1st gnex (just ordered my 4th) they told me update was coming early april.

    •  This update has been “just around the corner” since February at least.  So if Verizon is saying mid-to-late May I wouldn’t even put money on 2012.

    • hell i have had 5 gnex, all are a pos

      • Iny

        On my second replacement, which has slightly worse data connection than my original. A third replacement will arrive today, and I will make a decision between the 2nd and 3rd replacement after a couple of days of use.

  • Ok does anyone know if since I am running the IMM30B 4.0.4 if I wait will the new ota get sent to my phone 

    • That I’m not sure of… Most likely you won’t see an OTA for this.

      You will probably have to restore your phone back down to 4.0.2. You can use the Toolkit to do this. Be sure to backup everything on your phone first as it will destroy everything! 

      See my install instructions down below.

      • Thanks I am downloading the Toolkit now and have already downloaded the new update

  • Justin Everett

    Tried twice so far, both failed. I get;

    verifying system…
    assert failed: apply_patch_check(“/system/framework/framework-res.apk”,[2 big what i guess are hash strings])
    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)

    • You have to be COMPLETELY stock for this to work. If you keep getting errors, try downloading the ZIP again.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Wait…by completely stock, do you mean with a locked bootloader and no root?

        • You can be unlocked.

          I think you can be rooted too, though I’m not sure on that one so don’t quote me. 🙁

          • Justin Everett

            Well i am rooted and unlocked, but i have both 4.0.2 and the right radio versions but the update falls.

          • Yikes… Dunno what to tell you other than you may have to restore to stock 4.0.2 using the Toolkit. The OTA ZIP file checks for consistency and it anything doesn’t look right, it won’t allow the update to proceed.

            As much as it sucks, you may have to backup all the data on your phone and restore to stock 4.0.2.

      • Justin Everett

        Completely stock being not rooted?
        i don’t have any leaks or roms installed.

  • Gnex

    So I am assuming if we are running stock android rooted/unlocked the update will break root.  Is that correct?

    • Yes, it will break root until a new root method is found.

    • The_Other_Ray

      I had OTA root keeper from the market installed before updating. After updating, I ran OTA root keeper to gain root access again.

      I was on stock rooted with unlocked bootloader.

  • The official download link for Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 has been discovered. Here’s what you need to do in order to upgrade from stock 4.0.2
    1. Download the OTA ZIP from: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/verizon_prime/12f767e7a5d0.signed-mysid-IMM76K-from-ICL53F.12f767e7.zip

    2. Copy the ZIP file to the root of your Galaxy Nexus and rename it to update.zip

    3. Download and install the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit from: 

    4. Once you install the software and drivers for the Galaxy Nexus, start the Toolkit and select Option 9, to Boot to CWM Recovery without Permanently Flashing it.

    5. Once inside CWM Recovery, you can choose to apply /sdcard/update.zip

    6. Reboot when finished and enjoy!

    • EvanTheGamer

      And no wiping the data of any kind is required, correct? Just want to make sure before going ahead with this. It’s just a straight up update, as if I was getting the OTA update?

      • Yup! No wiping required if you follow this method.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Excellent! Will do this later today, and hopefully all goes well. haha – This has been a very anticipated update, can’t wait to check out some of the changes!

    • dude if you are stock,you cant copy to root…..  duh !

      • Airhawk_48

        He means the root directory of you “SD card”, As in not in a subfolder

      • I mean copy to the root of the internal SD card on your Galaxy Nexus. You can do this without being root.

    • Cory Lee

      What if we are on IMM30B?

      • If you are on the leaked IMM30B, you will have to restore your phone back down to 4.0.2. You can use the Toolkit to do this. Be sure to backup everything on your phone first as it will destroy everything!

    • What if we are on IMM30B and are Rooted 

      • If you are on the leaked IMM30B, you will have to restore your phone back down to 4.0.2. You can use the Toolkit to do this. Be sure to backup everything on your phone first as it will destroy everything!

    • Josh

       UGH this is frustrating me. It just says “waiting for device” when i try to reboot into clockworkmod recovery using the galaxy nexus toolkit. the ADB drivers are installed, it show sup as an ADB device on the main menu and i was able to unlock the bootloader a few months ago through adb. I cant figure out why this wont work.

      • Check the troubleshooting steps on the XDA page for the Toolkit. You may have to reboot your computer and try again. Also make sure when your phone is booted into Recovery and plugged in, it’s listed as Android 1.0 in the Device Manager.

        • Josh

           I got it thanks. Forgot I had to turn off my phone, Hold down both the volume up and down keys and turn it back on to get to fastboot mode, from there i was able to boot clockworkmod recovery from the utility. Installing the update.zip now.

          Wish me luck!

          • Josh

             It worked. i’m on 4.0.4 now. THANKS GUYS!!!

          •  And??????

      • MttFrog13

        I’m in fastboot mode, drivers installed, and i’m still getting “waiting for device”. When I start up the toolkit, the options I chose were option 8, then 9, and lastly 1. What am I doing wrong. I think the bootloader may need to be unlocked.

  • Umiwonder

    I believe someone just got it at XDA here is the link


  • RW-1

    Yes, but …. if you are on IMM30B ?

    • theentropic

      This is exactly what I would like to know… I’m tempted to just flash and see what happens…

      • If you are on the leaked IMM30B, you will have to restore your phone back down to 4.0.2. You can use the Toolkit to do this. Be sure to backup everything on your phone first as it will destroy everything!

  • Chris W

    Got it!!! Someone posted the log so it was easy to find on Android’s servers now:

  • Justin Everett

    Downloading now, but i have no idea what to do with it or if it’s real.

  • Shane
  • Admin

    Exactly who, if anyone thought about going back to stock ISC for this? Curious to see if it gets pushed to you? Ready to wipe? I know that running Liquid 1.35 there is no system update button to check lol. 

  • Josh Carroll

    Someone on XDA got a logcat!!! Someone tell him what to do or figure out the URL 🙂


  • Can someone go to their local Verizon and get it off from there???? I would but my closest one is an hour away.

  •  I’ve spent most of my shift at work on droidlife and checking/rebooting my phone. Wonderful.

  • Chris G

    So how long do these soak tests usually take?  am i expecting an update tomorrow?  or in two weeks?

    • Josh

       Well the last soak test of 4.0.4. was in February, sooooooo, probably never.

  • gg48gg

    build date is 420.  LOL

    • Android team workin’ hard. 😛

  • Scott

    I just went by the Verizon authorized retailer near me to see if the update had occured on the display yet. It didn’t even have a sim card. Grrrrr! I tried.

    • Tyler Cameron

      Don’t need a SIM card to update Android… You need WiFi or data….

      • Scott

        Neither of which I had access too.  Plus there were only two employees in the store and I was the only customer.  Both stood over my shoulder questioning me the whole time.  It was really quite awkward.  

  • Build.prop info from system dump:

    ro.build.date=Fri Apr 20 17:22:24 PDT 2012
    ro.product.model=Galaxy Nexus

    • Thanks Kellex!

      • Christopher Riner

        love me a 4/20 build date

  • Build.prop info:

    # begin build properties# autogenerated by buildinfo.shro.build.id=IMM76Kro.build.display.id=IMM76Kro.build.version.incremental=336647ro.build.version.sdk=15ro.build.version.codename=RELro.build.version.release=4.0.4ro.build.date=Fri Apr 20 17:22:24 PDT 2012ro.build.date.utc=1334967744ro.build.type=userro.build.user=android-buildro.build.host=android-test-14.mtv.corp.google.comro.build.tags=release-keysro.product.model=Galaxy Nexusro.product.brand=googlero.product.name=mysidro.product.device=tororo.product.board=tunaro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7aro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabiro.product.manufacturer=samsungro.product.locale.language=enro.product.locale.region=USro.wifi.channels=ro.board.platform=omap4# ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.devicero.build.product=toro# Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprintro.build.description=mysid-user 4.0.4 IMM76K 336647 release-keysro.build.fingerprint=google/mysid/toro:4.0.4/IMM76K/336647:user/release-keysro.build.characteristics=nosdcard# end build properties

  • Josh Carroll

    Too bad there’s no way to pull the radio images out of a post-OTA Nexus. 🙁

  • B_Scott


    system dump

  • Art Holguin

    what exactly needs to be done on the device I can drive by my local store on the way from work and hopefully this hasn’t been performed. 

  • RW-1

    So many Droiders, yet no one seems to be able to go to a display unit and grab this file.

    I’m nowhere near one, but I’d bet no one would be the wiser if I sat there for the 10-15 min to do it.

  • B_Scott


    Will this help?

    • Its a system dump so you can get the new props but still no new radios. I will get a faster mirror up. Its downloading slow.

  • Qwerty

    I’ve always wondered if anybody got the backups I make from cwm and flashed them on their phone if they would essentially have my phone. Is it not possible to create a backup zip, copy that zip, and install on another phone?

  • Tyler Cameron

    Rootzwiki is now down…

  • Am I the only one that notices the Kernel Version never showed a date before this one?  That is a build.prop edit that I doubt the manufacturer and google would do.  The more I look around for this the more I think it’s all fake.

  • Cjlee89

    What are we looking for in aLogCat?

    • Did you get the update?

      From Tim
      HEY. People with the update. Don’t install it right away. Be considerate of the rest of us and post the update file online so we can all have some!

      EDIT: From what I hear, seems like Google doesn’t push updates to the cache file anymore? Sneaky devils. Sound like you have to install a logging program (logcat) that will track where this update file is saved to. Then follow the directions and SHARE!

      1. Open root explorer and navigate to the indicated folder
      2. You’ll see the OTA update file. Tap and hold then select copy.
      3. Paste file to your “sd card”
      4. Share with the worl…..err, the US.
      5, Go to settings>about phone>system update – install the update

      • Cory Lee

        No, I have clockworkmod flashed. I search OTA in aCatLog and saw something that said otaproxy.

    • The download link was found already 🙂

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    I told you all how to get it…

    • Patmw123


  • Erick

    When I get the updated (if ever), what should I do if I am rooted. I do not care about loosing the root, but I do not want to loose any of my apps, pics, messages.. any help is appreciated

    • Josh Carroll

       The first thing you should do is pull the zip off BEFORE you update.

    • Don’t hit install. Just email droid-life or post on here that you got it.

    • Erick

      Will do! But after all that, is there anything I can do to not loose pics, apps, messages etc…

      Thanks for the help!

  • Justin Everett

    I assume so.  that is the one i installed, but i’ve never used it before.

  • Someone please go install alogcat on a display device and get the URL then.

    • Chris G

      No kidding.
      I wish i could go out myself and do it.

  • kauthor47

    anyone that’s trying to get the OTA, try this:  go to settings > apps > all > Google Services Framework > clear data.  then go to the phone dialer and do *#*#CHECKIN#*#*  (2432546  then go to settings > about and check again for update.  sometimes this causes them to push sooner.  you may or may not get a toast notification that says “checkin succeeded.”  

    • Chris G

      I’ve had to do that once on my transformer prime.  good idea.

    • Been trying that for hours and with no luck. Even did some force close and reboots on the framework to see if I could get this.  I am thinking that VZW only pushed this to display models. Perhaps some of these people got a display model and that is why their serial is in the database for the OTA.  Either way it is a crock of crap that no one can run alogcat to get this.  I am tempted to drive an hour to closest corporate store after work and get the info i need.

      • Scott

        But i thought Verizon couldn’t push the ota to specific phones. 🙂

      • kauthor47

        I got to thinking the same thing – in the phone store I work at, we give the Verizon rep the serial numbers of the devices we need to be activated on a demo line, so they probably just have a big database full of those, and can push it to those devices with a different command than pushing to all. I might swing by my store and see if I can pull it out of our display Nexus.

  • droidroks

    Well based on the picture of the GNex with the redish purple case has 3G showing and no 4G/LTE. Still no luck for us experiencing dropped voice/data with 4G/LTE turned on….I guess. I’ll keep my phone on 3G for now. It helps with battery life to a certain degree.

  • Justin Everett

    Ok, so if corporate phones are getting the updates first, why not install the alogcat app on a display phone and see what it says there?
    I know you can install apps cause i have seen android phones with GO launcher and other apps installed on them in kiosks.

  • Must be good luck! I want my update!

  • Bobaliscious1981

    Got my update today around 12. Not sure how, definitely not a corporate phone but it is 4.04.

    • Tyler Cameron

      And you didn’t stop to think before doing the upgrade? Riiiight.

    • Post it up then! 

  • Where is the file at? Hasn’t anyone who received this so-called update uploaded it online?

    • Patmw123

      not yet, unfortunately.

    • evantonio

      we’ve been waiting for you. come on, mikey, be a hero!

      • If I had it I would post it up so fast

  • Liderc

    I remember when I bought my Nexus, I was trying to play with the display model and they had that stupid anti-theft thing in the middle of the screen.  I was like seriously?  I can’t even swipe screens lol. 

  • These screen shots of the in-store phones with pink cases on them and anti-theft devices that attach to the front of the phone look nothing like the phones in the Verizon store I go to. The anti-theft devices (intentionally, I’m sure) only attach to the back of the phone so that the view of the front is unobstructed.

    Are these “authorized retailers” or is it just a regional thing?

    • I’m thinking authorized retailers.

      • Scott S

        Actually it was a Corporate Store

        • Soooo weird. Wonder why they would put those on the front? Silly Verizon.

          • Scott S

            I know.  All the stores in Illinois that I have been to have those

          • Akeefe6

             Probably because when they were on the back the battery cover would just pop off when people pulled on it.

          • Good thinking, makes sense.

  • someone just posted this over at phandroid.com in the comments


  • Scott S

    So I went to my local Verizon store located outside of Chicago, after reading all the comments and asked a sales rep if they knew when they would be releasing the phone.  The rep told me they did not know of the release of the new update.  So I went to one of the display phones and guess what.  

    • Jeff

       Now the question is how do you get that update for all of us off that phone?

      • Scott S

        I asked if I could switch phones.  

    • Did you shove that phone in their face and say “LOOK AT THIS!!!”

    • Pdiddy187

       Did the same here in L.A. The display unit had the exact screen as in your picture. Now somebody pull it! :p

    • Q


    • Nice. Looks like a lot of the store displays are seeing updates, if not all of them. Guessing this is some sort of a “soak” test if you will, but mostly for VZW corporate phones. Assuming this goes well, the mass update should come shortly after.

      • Someone needs to walk in to a corporate store with that display and tell it later.  Then install alogcat and fire it up then start the process and switch back saving the log it should do a md5 check on the URL before the phone reboots  All we need is the md5 hash the file shouls be hash.signed-mysid-IMM76k-from-ICL53F.shorthash.zip or something along those lines

        • MKader17

          Would you need root for alogcat?

  • Jay Lefkowicz

    I called Verizon, they got Samsung on the phone.  Samsung said there is no new version.  Then Verizon called me back and said the software will roll out in order of activation, so if you got your Nexus day 1, you should see it soon.  I waited about 2 weeks to buy.

    • Mike Yost

      Interesting never heard of them doing this way, but I bought the phone on day one so *fingers crossed* and I have ADB up and ready to pull the update if I do happen to get it.

    • gpzbc

       Weird.  I bought it on day one too, but I have gone through several replacement phones since then.  Does that bump me to the back of the line?

      • Mike Yost

        I hope not because that would mean all of us rooters would be down pretty far on the list (Flashing a new ROM reactivates the phone so….)

    • theentropic

      Not so sure about that.  I got my nexus day 1, and was the first in line at my store.  I have not gotten the update yet.  I did flash the leaked 4.0.4 build, so I’m wondering if I have to wait until someone posts it to get the latest build.

    • K. G.

      I was told by verizon Tier 2 it was being released in serial number order (in other wods the order the phones were built? Maybe?) Which would make sense since the corporate demo phones were likely in the first batch to roll out…

  • spoke with Verizon shortly ago, the lady said Samsung releases the updates (of course I questioned that) but I went along and took the # she gave me for Samsung.  I spoke with a gentleman, advised of what the rep informed me of, and I said “she just blew me off correct?”  he said yes, Samsung is just the manufacturer, Google and Verizon are the ones in charge of that, however he said he is aware of the update and it will be rolling out in waves (as we all already know).  So maybe try giving some patience?  I know i’ll be taking a screen shot of the notification (if and when it happens) and i’ll post immediatley up to you guys and i’ll wait for help on how to send it out to you all.

  • hummm i think ill go back to stock from aokp and check this out

  • im glad i hacked my phone and ive had this for a month and a half…. but cool that verizon decided to finally update

    • Josh Carroll

       So have I, but I want the new radios.

      • Stewie

        No one yet knows how the newer ones will work vice the leaked ones we have already ….

  • Stewie

    I do hope its true for those who need it. I have the leaked one, other than knowing the full changelog, the only thing out of it would be the newer basebands, but the ones on the leak corrected a multitude of issues I was having, and I truly believe that that was half the baseband, and half the VZ network, which ended up having issues all that week in Dec ….

    Based on ddevito’s comments, if I can get the image, I’ll flash it, but can wait … what would tip it is after the masses get it to see the issue posts … could fix some things, and bust others …. Hard to grapple with the “OMG new! Get it!” factor ….

  • J Dub

    So where are all the Razr owners trying to rub it in the Nexus owners faces that their leaked ICS build is higher than the Nexus? I don’t even own the Nexus. 

    • It’s not a higher build for the Razr…4.0.4 > 4.0.3. 😛

  • turbotim21

    I’ll believe it when my phone shows the update message. Very little faith in VZW getting updates out at this point.

  • knick4life

    Exactly which logcat app is best?

    • J Dub

       I use aLogcat. Seems to work well.

  • Q

    I want to believe /X-Files

    The picture of the phone in the store is most convincing..

    • Morbidz

       in NJ

  • kfath1978

    I call shenanigans at this point….not enough evidence that this is really dropping…..

    • Iny

       If it is fake, it’s a cruel, cruel joke.

    • Josh Carroll

       Yep I’m with you. I think it’s an elaborate joke. 🙁

      • Mike Yost

        Explain the new radio’s and how someone would “fake” them?

      • David Tourtillott

        Yeah, don’t think that radios could be faked like that… and more and more pictures of corporate store demo phones are popping up with the update 

        •  more and more pictures??? Where are you seeing these?? So far all I’ve seen is the same pic over and over.

  • Jordan

    My RAZR received an update last week.

    • Patmw123

      haha yes it did.  To an blur filled Gingerbread build.  Enjoy it big guy.

    • Patmw123

      yes it did.  An “update” to blurred gingerbread most certainly wouldn’t be considered an update for Nexus owners.  Enjoy your “update”.

  • Upr0ck1718

    I have a galaxy nexus for verizon. Would leaving gmail sync on waste more battery than leaving it off?

    • TimTheK

      “waste” more battery? Use more battery, yes, syncing anything uses battery, but in most cases not a noticeable amount. Some apps like Google+ reportedly have issues with sync and burn battery. Personally, I suggest only syncing what you NEED. I sync gmail, gtalk, calendar and contacts with no noticeable impact on battery life. I can’t see the point of having a smartphone and not syncing something as basic as email though.

    • NyxAither

      Get Juice Defender. It will take care of all that stuff for you.

    • J Dub

       It’s push sync which means it’s just like the mail man coming and putting mail in your mail box. No energy on your part. Now if you have it setup to check every X minutes that’s that going into the post office and checking your PO box. Lots of energy. At least that’s how I look at it. I never see any of the apps you mentioned using a lot of power in the battery menu.

  • Josh Carroll

    It just seems awfully unlikely that there would be this many people supposedly getting the update and not one has caught it and uploaded the image yet…How long was it after the last “4.0.4 leaked OTA” that the radios/image were available?

  • kfath1978

    Still a no go here in Columbus Ohio…..Spammed the check now button a million times and rebooted a few.

  • Tachomanboi

    Can anyone who got the update confirm that the mute call / crackling earpiece bugs are fixed?  Need to know if I am keeping this phone.  Others have said this isn’t a hardware issue as they have swapped for 2 or 3 Nexus phones.  Thanks.

    • gpzbc

       Great question!!!! 

    • Loren Cogar

      This is all I care about!  The leaked radios didn’t help a bit!!

      • TimTheK

        Well, keep in mind that this update has different radios than the leaked update so these very well may help people with call issues.

    • Patmw123

      the leaked 4.0.4 radios fixed my mute call issues.

  • Stewie

    My question is if unlocked and rooted, but using the leaked 4.0.4, will it update based upon the build change and baseband alone, or would it leave me alone thinking I’m already running 4.0.4, in which case I’ll need the file to ADB manually?

    • ddevito

      you won’t get the OTA – you’ll need to flash an image (if someone gets it and posts it) or re-flash stock images to get back to 4.0.2

      • Stewie

        Kewl, so I can just wait and manually hit it , or wait for 4.0.5 hehehe. No biggie as the leaked one did fix a lot for me, I could stay like this and wait it out ….. Naaah, you know I’ll flash an image hehehehehe….

  • ksat

    I still think it’s a little sad that Verizon hasn’t come out and validated these claims at all. [email protected], @VZW_ken, and [email protected] all indicated that there isn’t any update news… Where does this leave the VZW/GN community?   Lost and rather impatient!  

    I sure hope someone spills the beans soon…

  • can you hear me now?

    Can you hear me now…? Good… 😉

  • Mrcamillo

    The store unit its the pic I took earlier today. Can’t root phones I don’t own. If I owned the Nexus myself, different story to be told.. 😉

  • thehazier

    I rebooted my handset, and the Start update screen came up then disappeared 🙁

    The update did not apply.  Still checking though.  The update is coming to all very soon… FACT.

    • Dave

      Get logcat installed on your phone and when it happens again, look at the logs for the OTA url.

      • thehazier

         I intend to…IF it does it again.

    • Mike Yost

      Instead of installing the update why didn’t you try and capture it, so that you could help everyone out?

      • Adam Edwards

        Probably because people wet themselves when they saw the update prompt, didn’t think about it, and just installed it.

      • thehazier

         It disappeared, I never hit install. The phone simply rebooted on its own and all vanished.

        I meant in response to Dave, I intend to install logcat.

        • Mike Yost

          Where do you live? 

          • thehazier

             Twin Cities in MN

    • Zebra

      Are you sure it wasn’t just the “Android is Upgrading” screen that sometimes appears when you reboot, where its counts through and optimizing your apps?

  • This is off topic, but the comments are littered with people saying they’ll go to VZW for a replacement if radios aren’t fixed.  If there’s one thing I hate about VZW it’s their “replacement” policy.  I can’t stand how you take a bad phone their and they give you a replacement phone that has another issue, but not the same issue you had.  That’s been the case every time I’ve gotten a phone replaced and my brother went through a huge debacle with bad DX replacements, thus leading him to blame android and get an iPhone.  However, the iPhone warranty is through apple, and as much as I dislike them, they do a much better job with replacements IMO. /rant

    • gpzbc

       I went through 7 different phones and 2 different issues to replace my original unrelated warranty issue.  I agree with you.

      • Even in my dumbphone days, that’s how it went.  I had an old LG Chocolate that I felt like was getting replaced every other week

    • Iny

       I hear ya. I’m on my 2nd replacement GNex, and a third will be at my door tomorrow. The first one I sent back immediately due to display issues, and the 2nd one I am currently using is having some serious issues staying connected to wi-fi, and will not search/reconnect to 4G when the signal is dropped, it just goes back to 3G.

      • I’ve been lucky enough to have no problems with my GNex,  Even if I did have a problem, I’d be scared to take it back in fear of what new problem the replacement will have

        • I’ve had no problems either. Works fantastic. Dream device.

  • I’m on stock 4.0.2, rooted. Will I lose root when the OTA finally hits my phone, or will I have to do the whole “unlock bootloader, wipe phone, root, relock bootloader” dance again?

    • ddevito

      you’ll lose root

    • Chris G

      And furthermore does anyone know if Voodoo Rootkeeper will work?

  • kfath1978

    Hopefully this means that ICS is on its way to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 soon!

  • gorkon

    Confirm what many have said with the phone reps (not that it means much)..

    There is no list that you can be added to.  Samsung is the one who puts the updates out (according to what he says….not sure to believe that one either with a Galaxy Nexus).  

    He pretty much knew nothing.  Being as most Verizon based phones usually get an updated document followed by the update itself AND the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t…well it’s a little suspect.  Not entirely though as the Galaxy Nexus is a bit different.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

     I’ll upload it when you all admit the GNex sucks!!

  • Commenter “PapaDroid” over on Phandroid posted a pic of the update page http://phandroid.com/2012/05/01/verizon-galaxy-nexus-receiving-android-4-0-4/  comment is in the middle

    • dmmarck

      Oh wow.

    • Direct link to it:  http://phandroid.com/2012/05/01/verizon-galaxy-nexus-receiving-android-4-0-4/#comment-515227551


  • Haywood

    I got the update and was wondering if someone could show me how to share it with people.  Please call me if you would like to walk me through it. My phone number is (402) 841-0368.

    • Here’s the question did you apply yet?

    • Dave

      Did you update already?

    • If you applied it all ready its to late.

    • Guest

      I think the real question is why would anyone give their cell number out. Especially if you live on prospect ave in Norfolk nebraska

  • trevorsalienarms

    Screenshot of the update prompt from Android Forums

    • gorkon

      Ok this feels a little bit better…..

    • Oh noes, this is shopped! Sum ppls r trolling us hardz. CONSPIRACY! 

  • thefullritz

    This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in weeks.  Following the comments is hilarious, too much time on your hands……

  • Akeefe6

     Someone posted this on phandroid, this is not from my nexus.

    • And I’m willing to admit that the whole XDA thing just happened to be a coincidence. I apologize to all XDA members and frustrating some people. 

      • gorkon

        I am willing too….but again….more proof.  🙂

  • Derpy_dadoinker

    Not a single person has gotten the update over at android central, at least they havent posted about it yet. 

    • dmmarck

      I’ve yet to get it and the VZW rep I talked to was essentially clueless.  Will try again later.

  • At this point if you get the update and don’t post files you’re kind of obnoxious and selfish.

    • Moses

      Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s android update!

  • Karl

    You guys can thank me for this update getting pushed out…I finally got tired of waiting and flashed AOKP yesterday.

    • La2da

      Me too. I was stock and un-locked until 7:00 PM last night.

  • Haven’t had a OTA with Google Wallet installed….anyone think we should wipe and uninstall first before OTA just in case?

  • Why is the store unit in update 3 in a case?

    • Mike Yost

      Why not push two products at the same time? I have seen a couple Verizon stores that do this when they have multiples of the same phone on display.

    • Morbidz

       device I looked at in Jersey City mall was also in the case

      • Rad. I grew up in Jersey City 🙂

        • Morbidz

           here you go

          • go what? 

          • Morbidz

             replied to a wrong comment, someone asked for a pic of the store phone with an update

    • UndergroundWire

      Have you seen how they had the phone for display?  It used to be something glued to the battery door. Customers would yank on the phone to play with it and the battery door would come off.  People get a wrong impression of the phone (as if the door comes off easily, which is not the case).

  • i wish it went by order of activation. what the hay. i’ll call later and ask them to bump me up

  • Tadmin

    I received the update this morning.

    • Post it up for the world to enjoy!

      • Tadmin

        This update fixed our ActiveSync issue.

        • ddevito

          which Activesync issue?

    • Scott

      Screenshots of the prompt, or it didn’t happen.

      • Tadmin

        Didn’t take a screenshot of the prompt. Didn’t realize it was that important of an update that people were waiting for….

        • Josh Carroll

           Really? 5 months (almost) since the release without an OTA and you think people AREN’T looking forward to this? Riiiiight.

        • lol what?!

        • Steve Benson

          You’re lying. Give us a screenshot now.

        • achaf86

          FYI this update is very important to us gnex owners!

  • Muckman6702

    Yeah got mine. Funny thing was my phone “force restarted” this morning and i thought nothing of it till reading this article. so i went and look and lo-and-behold i was running it since 8 am. Though im rooted.

    • Funny thing is you’re from XDA.

      • Mike Yost

        I’m from XDA and all I am here for is the update. Most rooters use XDA, why is that such a big deal? I know it looks fishy, but I mean who do you know that isn’t from XDA?

        Also, tons of Verizon reps confirming it over the phone. Not that that means anything but it’s a start.

        • Yeah I think it’s time to drop the XDA troll thing. Just because people are members over there, doesn’t mean they are out to troll the world. They have 4.3 million users, including myself and a bunch of people I know personally, and none of them would create the mass conspiracy that you are tossing out.

          If it turns out to be real, which it certainly seems to be, let it be. If it’s not and there is some mass conspiracy, then so be it. But let’s stop calling out every commenter because they belong to XDA.

        • TheyLive

          I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum!

      • Yeah I think it’s time to drop the XDA troll thing. Just because people are members over there, doesn’t mean they are out to troll the world. They have 4.3 million users, including myself and a bunch of people I know personally, and none of them would create the mass conspiracy that you are tossing out.

        • gorkon

          I want to believe Kellex but considering how easy it is to modify a build.prop for a troll…well….there ya go.

          If I see an image of the update prompt I would feel better.

          • Mike Yost

            Explain them changing the baseband… There is no way to change that in the build.prop and the only reason I think this still has any credibility.

          • gorkon

            Possibly.  You CAN probably load your own custom baseband….but you really have to know what you are doing.

      • Iny

        I frequent XDA as well, but I am also here reading through user comments on the update. My conversation with a Verizon rep today also supports the “early May” update window.

  • BTLS

    what happened to 4.05?

  • The guy I talked to knew nothing,but when I told I had heard some things,he put me on hold and checked,came back and said yes there are updates being released sporadically and all would have it by the end of  May. you all know how I have bitched about this phone, so I would not be sayin it if it wasnt true

    • gpzbc

       Ugh…  It makes me sick to think that I might have to wait yet another month.

    • he didnt say it would take a month, he said that BY the end of the month everyone will have it

      • gpzbc

         I hope you’re right. I guess I am a bit skeptical at this point.

  • Corny

    Last night my poop had corn casings in it.  I think that was a sign.

    This is definitely real!!!

  • Scott

    I can’t believe no one has uploaded the file yet.

    • Mike Yost

      I have my phone ready to go if it ever receives the update.

  • JellyBelly

    Friday the 13th Build Date ?  Really ??

  • I just talked with tech suport, he said verizon had signed off on the updates and sumsung is releasing them to a few at a time,and all by the end of May

  • gpzbc

    Please let this be real.  Please let this be real.  Please let this be real.  There is no place like home…

  • AndrewScottRox

    That’s the ugliest phone case ever. 

  • ArrowCool

    Anyone know if the update addresses the random reboots?

    • jodytamar

      as i read this post, my phone rebooted out of spite.

  • John Jablonski

    I’m unlocked and root. But stock. Will I receive the notification?

    • fvqu

      If you are unlocked and rooted then why would you need this? Just install a ROM.

      • Casey Megginson

        This might sound crazy, but some of us don’t want to spend all of our time installing broken and buggy ROMs. I went through that with my OG Droid, I’m not doing it again.

        • dmmarck

          Who said the roms were broken and buggy?

          • Casey Megginson

             I did, and I’m speaking about the experiences I had with my OG Droid. Everyone was cranking out ROMs with worse problems than the stock one so I went back to stock. I only quit using stock again for CyanogenMod, but even it was plagued with issues. I actually have some stability with my Galaxy Nexus now and I’d like to keep it that way.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      Yes.  It’ll break the root, but leave the bootloader unlocked.

  • netfoo

    2 Questions:

    1) If this is real, where is the 4.0.4 Factory Image for “mysid” on  https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images?

    2) If this is a real 4.0.4 OTA; and my stock device is fully encrypted; will it download, flash and install with no gotchas?  I cannot run custom ROMs, because I cannot install CWM while the entire phone is encrypted.

    • Doesn’t look like the update is real. Did some searching on the usernames here claiming they got 4.0.4 or saw store devices updating and they all are a part of XDA which happens to have a CM9 Mod build of IMM76K.

      • And the VZW support techs that are confirming the update are also XDA forum members?

        • They are part of the mass plan to ruin Droid Life! 😛

        • Or there’s a possibility the people who are claiming support reps are saying it’s rolling out are part of XDA. Either way going by support reps isn’t the best thing to do, most if not all of them don’t know whats going on with updates until training material has been sent to them..

          • Mike Yost

            Please explain the new baseband… That’s the only hope I have left.

          • If I could I would. I just find it harder to believe that there’s an actual update after discovering only XDA members are posting about the update.

          • 7stringer

            I called VZW and was then transferred to 800-483-7356, which is Tech Support for VZW. They guy said, “Someone just asked me the same thing, so let me go ahead and forward you number to our team to have you “bumped” up in line to receive the update. It has been sent out and will only be sent in small waves.” *(paraphrase, but pretty accurate wording)

            You can search my name – I’ve no affiliation with XDA, nor have I ever rooted an android device.

          • gorkon

            I will try this myself but so far I am calling shenanigans.

          • Any luck?

          • Scott

            XDA has infiltrated Verizon?  That’s funny stuff.  

          • Scott

            Then again, this is the internet.

          • Stewie

            If XDA infiltrated Verizon, you would see many more updates to plenty more devices being leaked if not released into the wild ….

        • Adam Edwards

           No. They’re probably just clueless idiots who tell you what you want to hear.

      • gorkon

        Saw the same thing…am wondering myself.

      • So, in your mind, XDA members are untrustworthy people that are just trolling us hard right now? Are you serious? Some of the best help and advice I’ve ever gotten regarding most of smartphones have come from XDA members who took their time to help others. That’s honestly a very ridiculous statement to make. And it still doesn’t explain the new baseband. 

        • Never said they were untrustworthy. But there are some people who just troll because they can. Myelf and another person though just find it a bit strange that on April 9th XDA has IMM76K and here at droid life we are just hearing about it through a supposed update. Look at it like this.

          If myself and this other person is wrong, than fine. Who really cares? The only thing I did is embarrass myself and I admit that I’m wrong. And if I happen to receive the update, I’ll take a screenshot and have logcat running. Something that no one is doing that supposedly received the update.

          • gorkon

            Yep.  I will do the same if I get it.  Calling Verizon now to see what they know.

        • gorkon

          No.  That someone running that build made the screenshots and images….wouldn’t take much.  Heck one or two people could have easily done this.

          Showing the status page is not confirmation of the update.  You could change that with a build.prop change even in the 4.0.2 factory.

          So…..show the prompt page in a screenshot….

    • Dave

      1) I don’t believe we’ll ever get another factory image from Google for the CDMA/LTE nexus since they pulled AOSP support for CDMA devices.

      2) I imagine it’ll update just fine even with encryption enabled but I can’t say for sure.

    • hfoster52

      The issue is the CDMA see the following link 
      https://groups.google.com/group/android-contrib/msg/f0b4ff77f291bdb5?pli=1  hence why all the builds you see out there are for GSM/HSPA+

      • Subtexas

         Wrong:  Factory image (4.0.2) for “mysid” which is the VZ GNex is posted at the link I have above.  That is why I asked; where is the Google Factory Image (4.0.4) for “mysid”.

  • John Smith

    Have any non rooted users that had Google Wallet installed update it yet?  There were rumors about past upgrades that would break the secure element if you didn’t uninstall Google wallet before upgrading to the latest version of ICS

  • Sally

    Hmmm, I just got off the phone with Verizon and I must admit I’m a bit troubled.  The lady I talked to said this whole thing was an elaborate hoax to make Kellex look bad.  Apparently, there are some powerful people at Verizon who have made a secret pact to take down droid-life.com.  I was totally shocked!!!  I asked to speak to her manager, and the lady just screamed, “Mwahahahahahahaha!!”, and hung up on me.

    Anyone else get the same information from Verizon?

    • I see what you did there

    • duDe 3g sucks in generak so i wouldnt even.compare it

  • RW-1

    Going to be fun, this update has newer radios than the leaked 4.0.4 currently on my phone.

    I’ve been around long enough, but hate to still ask the dreaded newb question: unlocked and rooted running this leaked 4.0.4, will it prompt me to update just on the radios alone? Or will it assume I’m on 4.0.4 (doesn’t check build number …)

    Either way no biggie, I figure those of us who installed the leaked version can just install the new one when we get the file.

  • Morbidz

    Just came back from VZV store, the display unit was in the process of being auto updating. 

    • Iny

       Why no picture?

      • Morbidz


  • Azhusker

    Looks like Kellex got duped.

    • By 10 or 15 diff people? 😛

      • Kellex do a search on some of the usernames claiming they got the update. They are all from XDA. Another person posted a link on here pointing to an XDA thread for CM9 Alpha Build with IMM76K as the update.

        • Dave

          The About screens for CM9 wouldn’t look like what’s posted here. Not that it’s not easy enough to manipulate those screens but still, that particular build number is simply the official or leaked build that CM is based off of for a particular device (someone more knowledgeable, please correct me if I’m wrong).

        • Hey if we got duped by that many people, then bravo. Seems odd that this many people would join up to be that douchey, but hey, this is the internet.

          We’ll troll around and see if we can find anything else.

      • Bradley Michael


  • KleenDroid

    To be honest I am surprised there are so many non rooted Nexus owners. You really don’t know what you have been missing…. You guys need a buddy that can help you out and show you how to get to the next level. 

    • Many of us know how to root and ROM, but choose not to.  I was hardcore into ROMing on my last Android phone, but I have neither the time nor the desire to do it anymore.  Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, some of us actually use the Gnex on Verizon’s network, and a 4.0.4 ROM won’t solve the carrier/radio specific issues. If all I wanted was OS specific fixes/updates I would install a ROM right now, but those issues are minor compared to the radio dropping out and the person on the other end of a phone call not hearing me.

      • Iny

        This x100

      • BulletTooth_Tony

        Someone is gonna call you names… I tried to explain the radio issues a few days ago… people were incredibly angry that I dared question the quality of the ROMs they love…. 😉

      • KleenDroid

        I used to have all the issues with the poor reception in the beginning and it was terrible. But now my device is perfect with no issues at all. I don’t know if its because Verizon fixed their network or if its because of the new radios and roms I’ve been running for months. But in my experience root roms and new radios have saved the day. I’m not one to complain when the solution to my problems are at my fingertips. Plus its just so simple.

    • netfoo

       KleenDroid:  Thanks, but choice is here!  Been down the root patch.  CWM will not install on GN when it is encrypted.  I would rather have my phone closer to “secure”.

    • i used to ROM my Thunderbolt and my Incredible, but all i ever found myself doing is looking for the best vanilla ROM. Now that i have it stock, i don’t have the need to. I dont’ see myself ROMing until they announce the next Nexus on VZW

  • Susan

    Guys I got it!!!  I got the update!!!

    I was just using my phone like normal, and all of a sudden the little update icon appeared!!!  I was so excited I nearly tinkled in my underwear!!!  I fought through the urges, and forged ahead!!!  I clicked the update icon, and I got the update!!! Angry Birds is now up to date!!!

    That…IS…the update we are talking about right??

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      I went to the marke…. play store and checked for an update…… fibber.

    • Chris Dobles

      Did anybody else like this because she said “tinkled in my underwear”? 

      • n900mixalot


  • So the user that Kellex linked no longer exists.


  • Bionicman

    Is it safe to assume that all who were going to get it already did? Hope not…

    • gpzbc

       I hope not

  • Can’t wait to get it. I know everyone has been complaining about mysid being left behind, but what is this, about 2 weeks after the GSM version got it? Can’t really complain about that.

  • gorkon

    I wonder if this update is for real?  I saw this on XDA:


    Is IMM76K a valid build number or are these screenshots coming from CM9?

  • ScottyByrd

    Funny when I called VZW support they had no clue. They still think the updates come from Samsung lol

    • 7stringer

      Did you talk to actual Tech Support? I did and the guy confirmed that it was being released in waves, but also said he’d submit my number to receive the update earlier.

    • Gary

      Lies!  Picture or it didn’t happen.  Yes, a picture of you on the phone with tech support will suffice.  Otherwise, LIES!!!

  • A verizon rep told me on twitter that some Razr Maxx owners are also receiving 4.0.4 as well.



    • Dave

       It’s an ice cream sandwich blitzkrieg….a very delicious one!

  • Tjz


  • Ryanerikk1

    Verizon Tech Support told me no such updated has been released at all yet. I was transferred to Samsung Tech Support which said the same thing no update has been authorized yet.

  • Dammit I think my phone is getting tired of me “checking now” for updates! Thanks DL for wasting away my Tuesday! hahaha

  • Dhohn615

    Anyone else noticing the baseband version is different than the 4.0.4 leak ?  Please someone upload this update for the rest of us !

  • Royal2000H

    So if I have an unlocked bootloader, and rooted, running stock 4.0.2. What happens when I update? Lose root? Will I even be allowed to update with root / unlocked bootloader?

  • Are we sure that store unit isn’t the Sprint version?

    • I515 is the Verizon version. Referring to the baseband.

      • Thanks!  I have been an android nerd now since you started this site.  A reply from you is pretty cool haha

        • Thanks for hanging around for this long. 😛

          • I’ll be around as long as you and this site are around!  Maybe now you’ll reply to me when I ask you questions on twitter!?  😛

          • Buttkisser

            Get a room!!!!

          • You can join us. 3-some.

          • make it 4?

          • I have a hot tub. bring champagne

          • EL Big CHRIS

            Room for more? XP

  • Adam

    Sign for demand on change guys! We want support for these phones!!


  • Chris G

    Mass release likely coming after the 9th when the rezound gets theirs.  That’s my opinion.  VZ trying to upstage everyone with their “better phones”.

    Full disclosure by wife has the rezound and i like it.  Just not what i wanted.

  • Jose Calderon

    I spoke to tech support, looks like there is an update, but only a phew got them for testing purposes, before releasing it to the public. He did mention to me that the update is releasing before the end of this month, May. He just couldn’t give me a specific date.

    • Fart

      I fart in your general direction.  Phew!

  • kixofmyg0t

    This is awesone for Galaxy Nexus owners. Im glad y’all are getting new radios.

    Now here’s hoping the Rezound and RAZR updates dont get delayed!

    • Giligan


  • I’m assuming that the original post will be updated with the OTA link if/when someone pulls it?

  • trevorsalienarms

    I got a Nexus with 4.0.2 already on it and it’s had no issues with reception/data. (The only issue I have with it is that it’s slow to switch screen orientation.)

    So while I really wanted this update for the first two crap Nexuses I tried, now I just hope this update won’t screw anything up now that I got one that works like it’s supposed to.

    Really hopeful that for those who still have issues and have been waiting, that it does the trick.

    • Scott

      My signal is fine everywhere expect for Baltimore, MD where I live.  Talk about inconvenient. 

  • Josh Carroll

    People who have gotten the OTA…please do this for us. Pretty please? 🙂 http://lazydroid.com/2012/04/howto-pull-ota-upgrade-file-from-galaxy-nexus/

  • @VZWSupport tweets “Hi. There isn’t a list. When update becomes available, will be pushed to your phone. Here’s info we have: http://t.co/ARS6OOg ^VS” and when told of this thread replies “@recsu This is not true. Once an update is available, it would automatically push to your phone. Tech support cannot push. ^MSF”.   How many people are getting success via calling?

    • 7stringer

      I called Tech Support, and a guy told me he would ask his team to “bump” me up on the list to receive the update earlier. He couldn’t give me a time frame, but DID confirm they are releasing the update in small waves at this moment. 

      • Gary

        Same, called *611 and they put me on the short list.  Guy said I would have the update later today!!!!!!

  • Hopefully fixes battery life and GPS…

    Also refreshing the updates like crazy on my phone…Still nothing in Buffalo

    • What’s wrong with GPS?

      • I’m constantly getting Location errors, especially in runkeeper. 

  • gorkon

    Verizon’s twitter said it didn’t come from them.


    • Scott

      They can’t be serious?

      • Shirley, you can’t be serious

        Surely, you can’t be serious?!

        • Yes, I am, and don’t call me Shirley.

        • BulletTooth_Tony

          Obligatory reply:

          I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley!

        • Jak_341

          Don’t call me Shirley.

        • ostensibly

           looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.

    • Because it won’t come from them. It comes from Google. 😛

      • Scott

        Here we go again…

      • gorkon

        Which is my thinking….but what is up with support pushing the issue?  Anyone hear from Samsung?

    • MKader17

      So someone hacked into Verizon and is pushing OTA’s to people?

  • Dave

    Verizon support is such a disjointed mess of information. I wouldn’t waste your time asking them for any info on anything relating to updates.

    • gpzbc

       I agree.  I hate calling tech support because it is always a gamble whether or not you will get someone helpful.  If you get someone that is not helpful, you just wasted quite a bit of time.

  • kazelement

    waiting on build ICL53F to get the update

  • Adam

    Sign the petition to make this heard we are tied of waiting guys! Change starts with YOU!!


    • Jk8

      you’ve got to be kidding, it’s a phone. get a life and change something that makes a difference.

      • Noneosaihgoig

        Get out of here with your higher priorities! What website do you think you’re on? *rolls eyes*

    • OccupyThis

      Are you kidding? OCCUPY THIS!!!

  • guestin

    do you need to be on 3g or 4g to recieve the update or will it still come over wifi? how did the lucky few get it?

  • Scott

    Any additional bloat in this?

  • jodytamar

    just got off the phone with vzw tier 2.  he has no information about 4.0.4, and therefore cannot do anything to help.  i pointed him to this post.

    • Shawn

      same, tech support said they know nothing about it and have no ability to push an update to phones.

    • theentropic

      Wasn’t sure if I talked to Tier 2 or not (my guess is not), but they told me to contact Samsung (lol), and that they had no knowledge of an update.  

      • jodytamar

        the guy i talked to also mentioned that maybe it was samsung, but we both then laughed at the fact that samsung would push over vzw’s head 😉

        • sru571

          same thing for me, called tech support, got transferred to tier 2, they had me on hold and came back saying they know nothing about this update.  Suggested samsung as well.

          • Shawn

            Yep, same, even spoke to samsung, and of course they denied as well…

    • r0lct

      There’s a 99% chance it’s fake anyway.  So I wouldn’t stress over it.

  • Nakouro28

    What is the number you called for technical support??

  • TimTheK

    HEY. People with the update. Don’t install it right away. Be considerate of the rest of us and post the update file online so we can all have some!

    • Josh Carroll

       Exactly…I can’t believe no one has pushed it out somewhere yet 🙁

      • MKader17

        x2 we need to like this to the top! One lucky person can make all of us lucky!

    • Seriously, no one has done this yet? I’ve worn out the F5 key on this page checking to see if someone finally posted the file haha

    • MKader17

      Does alogcat require root? If not, could you go into a VZW store run a logcat, apply update and then email the log to yourself and then download it from another source?

      I think VZW would look at me wierd if I was plugging their nexus into my computer in order to root it.

  • engemasa

    Logcat installed and keeping my eyes pealed!!

  • Dave

    Surprised no one has used logcat yet to get the OTA link (meaning someone should get right on it!)

  • peter

    Just got the update this morning. Interesting since I never get4g by arrowhead regional medical center where I work in colton ca only 3g with 2mbs dl speeds now I get 3 bars 4g dl of 8mbs.

  • This blows…no update prompt on this front…also not able to pull it…

  • jstew182

    I just hope the update allows for the release of the pogo docks. 

  • Ralph

    The update just finished.  WOW!


  • DodgerDroid

    This post just cut my production at work to zero. 

    • Jwhap


  • droidiac13

    At least this looks legit.  Thanks for the info DL!

  • Hopefully this is legit! 

  • I want it! I’m sick of my radios falling asleep when I leave wifi range. So dumb.

  • Finished updating.

    • Waaaaait! We need pulls or logcats that show the location of the file.  Or pics showing that you were prompted for an update.

    • Tachomanboiii

      Did this fix all the issues everyone complains about???

  • Iny

    I sent an email to Verizon detailing my displeasure with their updates and my replacement phones, and the nice lady (not being sarcastic, was actually VERY nice), stated that they are “currently testing” an update that would fix the radios and pretty much most of the issues I’ve seen posted around various forums. She said the update should drop some time this month. Looks like the users that got it pushed are the testing batch.

  • Bionicman

    noooooo now im going to be checking every 10 seconds for an update haha but iam excited its finally rolling out!

  • This is cool I guess, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

  • I have never modified my phone in any way. I’m in Ohio and still I got no update. I’m running 4.0.2 that updated the day I got the phone. Of course my cousin who bought the phone the same time as me. Literally we bought them together…she get’s the update! NOT FAIR

  • Currently I am on 4.0.4 (No Root) just unlocked. With the FC02 Radios… I am really interested what these radios will do for us. Build No. IMM30%% (I forget)  I am also wondering if I will even receive the current FOTA update due to my current running conifg.

  • Yoji High

    AHH finally! I’m sick and tired of the lag on this phone.

    hey, who knows.. maybe they’ll give us a new camera OTA!

  • Dear DroidLife,
    Since I’m sure a lot of us are unlocked and rooted running the leaked update to 4.0.4, will you make a guide to updating to the new 4.0.4 once it is completely public? I’m thinking one for going back to stock and updating and one with updating from old 4.0.4 to new 4.0.4. Thank you!

    • Step 1:  Wipe/factory reset
      Step 2:  Flash new build that includes root released by friendly dev
      Step 3:  Reboot

  • akazerotime

    Just when i had BAMF looking all nice and neat, this goes out. Do i wait for them to update the ROM  or just go back to stock?  Hmmm..

    • turdbogls

       why go back to stock? the only difference between this and BAMF will be the radios (and obviously the “tweaks” and kernel) wait for the radios to be pulled and thrown in a flashable zip and flash them.

      • akazerotime

        I guess you are right.  I been rocking the 4.0.4 and had great reception in the CLE

  • Krweby

    waiting for someone to pull the radios.

  • Booboolala2000

    So if there are no problems this might get sent out to all by this weekend. Let’s hope that it is true.

  • Figures, I gave up waiting on Big (slow) Red and went to Gummy.  4.0.4 rocks so far, enjoy.

    • Except you don’t have the new radios! Must. have. =P

  • I am updating

  • where are all of these updates happening?  I’m in Northern California and still nothing

  • lucky i am not

  • EvanTheGamer

    Nothing on my end yet…here’s hoping this update is closer than we all think! And maybe just a small amount of users were able to get it earlier than everyone else.

  • So pissed right now.  Bricked the phone after rooting and updating  to the leaked 4.0.4.  Had to return it for repairs.  (Impossible you say???? BAH!  Nothing is impossible.  Wifi stopped working on the leaked build.  Had to flash back to stock, only to have wifi still not work, and gained the added benefit of having the phone reboot every time the screen was off for more than 15 seconds.  LESSON LEARNED.  LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE.)


  • buildakicker

    I was over the wait, I rooted and am running Codename v1.8.3 on 4.0.3. Radios FA02. I couldn’t make a call from my house, now I get 3g there. IM74K build number. Better battery life too… Overall, it’s better. Nice ROM Codename is.

  • Capricman

    Not accusing anyone of funny business photoshopping but how do you get two gmail notifications in the OP picture? when I get an email notification from gmail regardless of number of emails, it always shows up as a single icon in the notification tray? 

    • theentropic

      Two different gmail accounts.  A notification from each account… happens for me all the time.

      • stu1998

        I am unlocked, rooted.  The IMM76k broke root and i’m unable to go back!

    • squrel23

      It would show up like that if you have multiple gmail acccounts

    • Tachomanboiii

      Multiple gmail accounts.  I had 3 envelopes this morning…lol

    • KS

      Not OP, but I have two separate gmail accounts (personal and work) and get separate notifications for each and sometimes at the same time

    • Mailman

      simple, when you have 2 gmail accounts.

  • Next post will be regarding the fragmentation of Android – Any bets?

  • Iny

    No update yet 🙁

    This update will determine if I keep this replacement phone or not. The radios are horrible, while my original suffers from the speaker cackling when one a call and rebooting issues.

  • duke69111

    Title of this post is changing as fast as a Verizon release date.  One, two, handful of lucky…


  • FortitudineVincimus

    what is an “Anroid “

    • Scott

      Personal problem…

      • FortitudineVincimus

        sounds icky

  • bkosh84

    I think every Nexus owner that reads this blog just pooped themselves, lol

  • Big Ed

    I just got the update!!!  I called tech support, and the tier 2 guy said they are rolling out the update to a select few.  I begged to be included and the guy was able to push it to my phone too!!!  WOOT!!!   It is still updating, but I’ll report back with updates.  SUX2BU!!!

    • “SUX2BU”

      I’m sorry did we go back to third grade? haha

    • T4rd

       Sounds legit.

    • Crazy Larry

      I just got the update by calling support too.  Thanks for the tip!!!

      • Pics guys?

      • Nakouro28

         What number did you call for support??

      • Whoa really? Pics!

        • r0lct

          If you have access to IP addresses of comments please see if there are the same.  Smells fishy.

      • Shawn

        I’m on with tech support right now and they say there is an update that should be released within the next 30-45 days but they have no ability whatsoever to push out an update to my phone.

        • 30 – 45 days!  Hahaha  Oh boy

        • gorkon

          Then either someone was lying earlier or they have no idea.

    • BigODroid

      Tier 2 with who? Verizon? i just called them and the level 2 guy told me he sees now 4.0.4 update in the system. he gave me the number for samsung to try to get them to include me in the update.

  • Tachomanboiii

    Finalyyyy, this muting/crackling earpiece problem is gonna drive me nuts.

  • EC8CH


    • 4n1m4L

      Pretty pretty please? Its good money. Take it please? Please?

  • Will we see this at all if we’re stock and rooted?  What if I unroot but am still unlocked?  Or am I just waiting until someone pulls the update file?  I just want to know what to do, I’m flexible.

    • Travillion

      I posted this in reply to another commenter below you, but just in case you don’t reread the comments sections…

      As long as you have not replaced your recovery image (e.g., clockwordmod), you will still be able to update just fine. It will break your root, but keep your bootloader unlocked. Then you just have to re-root. Again, if you are simply rooted and unlocked (same baseband, radios, kernel, etc.), you will be just fine. If you have tampered with that, best get back to pure stock. 

  • Lakerzz

    I’m just surprised that they actually have a Facebook notification in the status bar. 😀

    I should be receiving my replacement today. (Cracked screen) I guess I’ll have to check it out before I unlock and root it.

  • Chris G

    Stock rooted 402 and nothing. Says it last checked at 305am and then again just now when i force checked.

    My phone right now is the least of my concerns, but it would make this week a lot better.  

  • Mr Batman03

    Gnxs on 4.0.1 just checked and it says im up to date but everyone here is on 4.0.2 nor fair lol. Help?

  • Mike91270

    mine shows 4.0.4 IMM30B….not IMM76K

    • sru571

      screenshot?  are you rooted and unlocked?

      • They said in a previous post that they are unlocked. So maybe different build numbers for locked/unlocked devices? Seems unlikely though.

      • theentropic

        I have IMM30B as well… but that’s the leaked 4.0.4 build that was out a few months ago…

    • That’s the previous 4.0.4 leak.

  • Rick

    Well that does it… The hell with the rest of the phones… Hell this phone even gets the use of chrome browser and the others don’t…

  • Someone needs to turn logging on and find the update server where this file is housed.

  • Mike91270

     Wow…as i was typing my last post…im now on 4.0.4

    • Scott


  • John

    Still waiting on JellyBean! Come on GOOGLE!!

    • Xeneize480


  • Are they pushing this to the rooted/unlocked Nexus users that are just running stock ROM?

    • Travillion

      My understanding is that as long as you have not replaced your recovery image (e.g., clockwordmod), you will still be able to update just fine. It will break your root, but keep your bootloader unlocked. Then you just have to re-root. Again, if you are simply rooted and unlocked (same baseband, radios, kernel, etc.), you will be just fine. If you have tampered with that, best get back to pure stock.

  • Levi Wilcox

    Please link the radios!

    • Stephen D

      I hope this fixes the dying radio issues….

      • EC8CH

        You havin’ radio problems, I feel bad for you son.

        I just took 99 calls, but I ain’t dropped one.

        • Stephen D

          The radios completely die every half hour, or every time I use a lot of data from downloading a big file or something like that. Sometimes they connect again in seconds, other times I have to reboot. It’s quite annoying. 

          • It may be an app doing that.  That only ever happens to me when I use Pandora.

          • Stephen D

            No, it’s definitely the radios. 

          • Jacob121791

            I have the same problem and it is progressively getting worse 🙁

          • yer_momma

             I sent me Nexus back twice and all 3 models had the same problem.  They all work perfectly on 3g, but upon connecting to 4g and then using something data intensive they drop EVERYTHING.  Even with 3 or 4 bars of 4g signal running repeated speedtest tests usually between the 2nd and 5th test the phone will just drop all connections, then reconnect again about 15 seconds later.  This also happens when not using data and in the middle of phone calls too, but less frequently.  Try to run 10 repeated speedtest.net tests while on 4g and see if your nexus drops connection.    There is also an APP in the market called “No signal alert” which tells you the moment you lose signal and you’ll hear it chime all the time when on 4g, when on 3g it only happens when I go into an area without signal.

        • OreoMan

          Nice!  A little Jay-Z to get the party started.

      • David Tourtillott

        That’s a problem with your phone. I’d suggest asking for a replacement. Girlfriend had the same problem and it took replacing it to fix the problem.

        • Psuturtle

          My wife’s new nexus is doing the same thing.  Had both her phone and my phone on AOKP build 31, and were together all day saturday.  Her phone died in 4 hours, while mine cruised through the entire day as normal.  Light to moderate use on both.  Her phone showed a bunch of dropped connections and “time without signal”.  Was thinking of going in for a replacement cause this didn’t seem like software to me.  Anybody know if you buy a phone off amazon wireless….can you take that phone to verizon for replacement?

        • Stephen D

          I’ve been holding out to see if new radios will help. I don’t have the audio issues and the screen has no banding or weird tints or any of the reported issues. I’ve played the replacement game before, and I know that I’ll probably get a replacement with a horrible screen or some other issue. If the update doesn’t help, I won’t have a choice. 

  • Mike91270

    Will this be pushed to an unlocked Verizon Nexus?

    • It’sASamsung

      Doesn’t matter if unlocked as long as stock ROM 4.0.2 you should see it pop up.

  • Nothing here…Rooted/Unlocked Stock 4.0.2

  • It’sASamsung

    Please please please someone that gets this update please pull the update.zip file for us! Please!

  • Fuzzydustmite

    I got mine this morning, too. Non-rooted.

    • Eh? Screenshots please. 🙂

      • Fuzzydustmite

        This what you’re looking for?

        • That’s exactly what we are looking for heh. Thanks!

      • Fuzzydustmite

        Here you go

        • T4rd

          You should have taken a screenshot of the prompt that said you have an update available.  Isn’t this same stock ROM available to install for rooted users?

          • theentropic

            That build is IMM30B (the one I’m currently running)

  • RegKilla

    When’s 4.0.6 due?

  • Scott

    I may need to go back to stock for this.  I’ve had some major data/signal issues.  

  • Soccerfon

    Nothing. Stock 4.0.2

  •  I will be rebooting my phone for the next several hours till my update shows up. I don’t like to root my phones till after 6 months. I like to get a good feel for the type of design and features the OEM/ Google think the end user want.

  • I’ve been bugging Verizon about this on twitter for the past few days. One rep replied to me last night saying he wishes he had answer for me on the roll out. He probably really doesn’t know, but I’m disliking how the Verizon is keeping us out of the loop on updates. This is reminding me of when the OG was going to be updated and Verizon just stayed quiet until Moto started speaking out with incorrect dates. There needs to be some way that they could keep Nexus owners up to date on this info instead of leaving us all a little frustrated about the lack of communication.

    • i feel the same way. i just wish carriers (or OEMs or Google) could just put up a post on Twitter or something saying something like “We have [update] for [phone] in testing right now, if all goes well it will release in [timeframe]” and then if something happens just be like “the [update] for [phone] was found to have a fatal error and will not be releasing on time.” That way users know that an update is coming and know if something happens that prevents it from releasing. All this cloak and dagger stuff just pisses people off.

      • LegalAmerican

        The problem though, is that there will always be a huge number of people that will hold em to that estimate and FREAK if it doesn’t happen.  People aren’t mature enough to be told it wont be happening when they hoped. 

    • Iny

       A member from their social media team called me after going back and forth on Twitter. He too said that they have no idea for when the updates, if any, are to be released.

      And I really wish they tried communicating with us on SOME level as to the status of updates. I would be fine with a simple status update/tweet: “We are aware of certain issues, and are working on an update. No ETA yet.” I would be absolutely fine with that. At least we know something is happening behind the scenes.

    • bkosh84

      What you posted above is exactly why they DON’T keep people in the loop, because if they give a date (or timeframe) people will get pissed and moan all over the manufacture (or carrier) for not having it ready when they said. So they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t..

      • Which is why the previous two people who posted had a great solution. They post an update saying “Currently testing update 4.0.x for G-Nexus. Time frame to TBA” then after the testing process is near completion they send another update “Estimated time frame for release is “x”. This can change without notice.”

        • Josh Carroll

           Yes but in reality, people will read that as “Release date WILL BE ‘x'” and get pissy when that date comes and goes, despite the note about it changing without notice. :/

    • Rav3nz2000

      The only reason they “try” to keep quiet is because they dont want to give a faulty date.. which gets you even more frustrated.

  • Nctightend

    So let’s see this pulled and shared along with the radios

  • I checked via my phone, and no update for me as of yet

    • knick4life

       same here

  • How do I get this update if I’m running the leaked update and unlocked?

    • My phone is in the same position. I’m guessing a file will pop up that works. If not, you may have to flash Clockwork Recovery real quick, then flash the new update file.

      • ddevito

        XDA all the way!

      • 4n1m4L

        You don’t have to flash it, just when in fastboot “fastboot boot recovery.img” if your copy of clockwork is named recovery.img  It downloads, and boots, but doesn’t install

      • Jwhap

        Kellex, will that update just show in the root of the SD card? Cab you just flash over the leaked update? I am on imm30. Sorry, just a bit new to the rooting from flashing thing.

    • Franzie3

      If your  rooted and running a leaked update, i’d wait it out until the next friendly community dev publishes the image for you.  UNless you really want to wait i’d go back to stock and see if it pushes to you.

  • Rccrod

    yeah and i’m on 4.0.5. i know not to believe the hype.

  • htowngtr

    Newer radios.. interesting.

  • Hans Kwazneski

    Typo on article title. YYY UU NO ROOT STOCK USERS

  • I just want those new radios.  That is all.

    • John

      I wouldn’t expect too much of a change on that area.

      • While I’m not one of the people complaining (I get completely comparable service to my Droid X [superior Moto radios are highly rumored/confirmed])…this is the only prospective bit of awesome that I’d pull from this build.

        Will updated SOFTWARE help (supposedly) inferior hardware?
        I have my doubts.  For those who are waiting on a savior software update…I’d suggest moving on.
        Me, I’m completely happy.

        Running a source-built rom will keep us Verizon users in the loop =]

        • John

          Exactly. I’m perfectly content with my signals. Obviously, others have been bitching & whining about it for a while now, but I’m lucky enough to say no issues here from day 1 🙂

          • Chris G

            my signals are ok.  A little less than my wife’s rezound but not out of ok.
            What i really want from new radios is the change from lte-3g-wifi to be faster.  

          • John

            No argument there.

          • Loren Cogar

            The issue isn’t signals the issue is all of us that cant use our Nexus as a phone because of the one way audio issue.  

          • Mike Yost

            Not true, I have no issues except for poor signal. There is plenty this update “Should” fix but probably won’t.

          • Curtis Martin

            If this update doesn’t fix the issue, I’m swapping my phone. They’ve had since December to fix it, and support has been promising a fix (or not promising, depending on the CSR you talk to) for months now.

          • JoYu

            Me too, I really like the Nexus except when I use it as a phone…

          • r0lct

            I think this is what makes people think the radio “sucks” when in fact reception is fine, it’s just the hand offs that sucked on 0.2.

          • dcdttu

            I compared the reception of my Nexus in 3G in dBm to, like, 50 other Verizon phones on 3G and the reception was most decidedly inferior to every other device by 10-20dBm consistently.  3G reception on the Nexus is awful.

          • r0lct

            But I have one and its next to a RAZR and they are almost equal. So I guess we need real info to draw conclusions not stories.

          • ckeegan

            call it bitching and whining all you want, but i have lived in the same house for 6.5 years. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is my 6th Verizon smartphone since i got the XV6600 in 2004. In all that time, i have never dropped remotely close to as many phone calls, nor has my mic randomly gone dead in the middle of a phone call on any other device.

            Inferior hardware, radios, handoffs, whatever. It better get fixed with this update, so let’s hope it’s not the first.

          • John

            Dude, go get a replacement. A phone shouldn’t be doing that. 

          • ckeegan

            Figured a replacement was pointless considering a friend of mine has the exact same issues with his.

          • Christopher Riner

            yeah, a lot of them are having the issue.  If you are sitting in an area with great signal, and out of nowhere (without moving– or even if you are moving, but shouldn’t be losing your signal)  your signal just completely drops off for 30-40 seconds, then you can definitely get it replaced under warranty.  Go through verizon customer service and they will send you a refurb first and after you get it you can send your old one in, so you don’t have to go without a phone.

          • After i installed the first leaked 4.04 update i have been extremely happy with my radios even the newer build of 4.0.4 my radios have been great way better than.4.02

        • 4n1m4L

          Kernels dictate how software attempts to.control hardware.. there are problems that kernels can’t fix though…

    • Apostrafee

      Are your old ones broken?

      • No.  I actually use a hybrid of 4.0.4 and 4.0.2, but I would like to see if these new radios do anything for 3G/4G/Wifi handoff and reception.

        • Apostrafee

          I have the Nexus as well as the Razr and being totally honest NOT a fanboy I have found my Nexus handles it much much better then the Razr. In fact when going from 3G to 4G I have had to reboot my Razr serveral time but with the Nexus it’s pretty seamless….perhaps I got lucky?

    • Michael Forte

      Same here