Galaxy Nexus

How to update Galaxy Nexus GSM with Official ICS Android 4.0.2

Galaxy Nexus OTA LogoHot news is here, Google updates is Nexus range of handsets with an all new update for Verizon Powered Galaxy Nexus device in the form of 4.0.2 version of Ice Cream Sandwich. So, let’s quickly check out on how in the due course of this article to apply the update of Ice Cream Sandwich manually in your GSM international version of unlocked Galaxy Nexus phone.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

DANGER: Please note that this process should not be applied by the users who are on Verizon Wireless.

Quick List Pre Requisites:

  • As mentioned above, you need to back up the data so that just in case if the data gets lost then you can restore the same back using the below mentioned tips.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • You should be familiar with the fast boot, installation of ADB in your Phone and also along with these you also need to ensure that the Boot loader of Galaxy Nexus is unlocked.

So, let’s head to the instructions on how to apply the update in your GSM version of Galaxy nexus.

Procedure to Update Galaxy Nexus GSM version with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.2:

  • Download the appropriate factory ICS Image from Google’s Official Page in your computer.
  • After this, ensure that you have enabled the USB Debugging in your phone from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging as shown in the below image. Also, if at all there are any Antivirus suites installed in your phone then remove or disable the same.


  • After this, you need to turn Off your phone so as to boot the phone in the fast boot mode. The fast boot mode can be entered by “Holding Volume Up key + Volume Down Key + Power Key” which will open up the Administrator command prompt in your fast boot directory.
  • After this, connect your phone to the computer and open the command prompt to enter the below mentioned commands in the fast boot mode.

fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-maguro-primekk15.img

fastboot reboot-bootloader

(Wait till the Boot loader is Rebooted)

fastboot flash radio radio-maguro-i9250xxkk6.img

fastboot reboot-bootloader

(Wait till the Boot loader is Rebooted)

fastboot update

So, that’s it as soon as you enter all the commands which are mentioned above, the device will be updated successfully with the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich.



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