Folks with a Galaxy Nexus, a treat popped up for you online today. Android 4.0.4 is now in the wild and available for you to install via custom recovery. The new build is IMM30B and like I said, brings you to 4.0.4 rather than the 4.0.3 that many were hoping for. There is no official changelog, but this appears to update the radios and bootloader at the very minimum. Funny thing is, I now get 3 bars of 4G LTE at my house, a place that I used to get just 1 or 2 bars. I’d say that bar calculation that Verizon had mentioned is included. Will be digging into it throughout the night to see what else has changed – for now, get to flashing.
*These instructions use Clockwork Recovery.
*Reminder: If you would like to keep root, feel free to try Voodoo RootKeeper before updating.
1. You will need to be running stock Android 4.0.2 (ICL53F) in order to update to this.
*You will likely have to have stock radios, bootloader, and have made no system changes as well. If you need to flash those, you can get them from our Galaxy Nexus guide.
2. Download the file from above and rename to update.zip.
3. Reboot into Clockwork Recovery.
4. Choose “install zip from sdcard” and then find the file and select it.
5. Let it flash, reboot and enjoy 4.0.4.
*Note – Rooting instructions here.
And if someone has instructions for updating without using CWM, please let us know. I was unsuccessful in my attempts.
Cheers gerry, Jamie and everyone else!
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