How to Update Sprint Nexus S 4G with the Latest ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Galaxy Nexus 4G LTEHello Sprint users of Nexus S 4G, we are here with this article which will guide you for updating your phone with the latest leaked beta version of ICS 4.0.4 firmware version. Over a period of this article we will not just check out the detailed tutorial on how to apply this update but also we will be checking out on what are the pre requisites you need to follow so as to apply the firmware safely and securely.

Note: In the process of applying this update, the device needs to be rooted and once you root the device, the warranty will get void. The only way with which you can regain the lost warranty is by applying the original default firmware again which we will come up with an article very soon.

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.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Data like SMS, Contacts, APN Settings and Call Log is very important and in the process of firmware update, the data may get corrupted or may even et erased. So it’s highly important that you backup all the data using the below mentioned data

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
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 battery left in the device should be 60% so as to avoid device from getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, you need to ensure that all the antivirus suites in your phone and PC are completely disabled.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your Nexus S 4G phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture. (Phone should be disconnected from computer while enabling the USB Debugging Mode).

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned things, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed procedure to apply this update.

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