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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Android ICS 4.0.3 for Samsung Nexus S

This guidance, taken from a post on xda-developers.com, was apparently designed for use on T-Mobile Nexus S devices. I have installed it on my UK device, currently on O2, with no ill-effect.


How to install
  • Download the OTA package here http://android.clients.google.com/pa...o/VQ8PQk_V.zip Update 4.0.3 from the Google servers (128Mb download)
  • Rename it to update.zip. 
  • Copy it over to the internal storage on your Nexus S.
  • Power off, then hold volume up and power to reboot to the bootloader.
  • Using the volume key to navigate, select recovery, then use the power button to confirm
  • When you see the warning triangle and arrow, hold the power button and tap volume up. You'll see a menu.
  • From the menu, select "apply update from /sdcard", and choose update.zip from the list.
  • Let it do its thing and update your system, radio, and other partitions. 
  • When finished, choose "reboot system now".
Samsung Nexus S with Ice Cream Sandwich