If you are having a Nexus S 4G Android smartphone and is waiting for updating it to the latest ICS 4.0.4 firmware then we are here with a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update with a simple to follow tutorial. All thanks to the Briefmobile team who has successfully leaked the update. Please be informed that this is not an official update released by Google and is a leaked version of the firmware. This update is dubbed as the ICS 4.0.4 IMM76D Update. As of now there are no details on by when this update will be pushed officially but as in when it comes, we will surely update you with the same. We still haven’t got the exact change log of this release.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
For your simplicity we have broken this article into different pages, making it simple for you to follow all the steps carefully. In the process of this article, we will check out on what are the pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware with a simple tutorial as usual.
Rooting Information: If you are thinking that applying this update will void the warranty or will root your Nexus S 4G device, then it will not be the case. If you have already rooted the device, then after applying this update, the device will lose the root access. Just in case if you wish to root the device then we will try our level best to come out with the tutorial on how to root Nexus S 4G on ICS 4.0.4 firmware
- All the data present in your phone should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, the KIES won’t recognize the device as it’s a custom ROM firmware.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 70% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
- Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
- Enable the USB Debugging in your Nexus S 4G from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you are now ready to proceed to next page where we have summed up the detailed instructions on how to apply this update.