Android 4.0.4 update for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus available to download

by: Bams SadewoMay 25, 2012
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Owners of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon might want to put their class action suits plan against the carrier on hold. Though rumors of an Android 4.0.4 roll out for the device a couple of days ago haven’t turned out to be accurate, it’s our pleasure to inform you that the download file for the 4.0.4 update is now available on Google’s servers. Yes, Big G has decided to take the matter into its own hands.

The direct download link will give you a 39.8MB zip file needed to upgrade the ICS 4.0.2 on your Galaxy Nexus to version 4.0.4. Now, if you’re wondering why the file is a bit small in size, it’s because Google has only provided an update file, and not the full ROM. This is strictly for people who haven’t tinkered with the ROM on their phone in any unofficial means. Those who aren’t running stock ROM on their Galaxy Nexus are not recommended to apply the update.

If you find the whole downloading and applying of patch files too cumbersome, again, we are hearing reports that the OTA update to Galaxy Nexus owners will be rolled out by Verizon very soon. Apparently, the OTA update to Android 4.0.4 has reached some customers. Given that this thing does take time to reach all customers, there’s no harm in trying to check for any update notification on your phone.

Good luck!

  • Jjt2200

    I got it to DL but it says cannot open file when I try to open it up……Is there a trick to getting this to work? Thanks

  • Dj Hidro

    I’m patiently waiting on the ota. Come on big red!

  • Ctaylors3

    Can the flashing brick the phone?

    • HaroldCallahan

      It’s pretty hard to brick a Galaxy Nexus unless you do something really stupid like pull the battery while writing a custom recovery. This file is just an OS update and doesn’t touch the recovery partition. As long as you have a recovery partition you can always boot it in adb/fastboot and reinstall the factory image (available from Google). Worst case you might lose your data on your phone.

  • crywolf

    I’m so sick of this wolf crying!!! This from Verizon …

    Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.
    You are now chatting with ‘Terica’
    Terica: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
    You: Is it true? Is the 4.0.4 upgrade for the Galaxy Nexux being pushed today?
    Terica: I’d be happy to assist you.
    Terica: We do not have any information on that material.
    You: thank you.

  • Gigiteck

    According to the 4th rep’s supervisors supervisor, the update “didn’t meet our quality standards” . He also stated that the new target date was in late Aug. or Early Sept. This is completely believable (Don’t make me laugh.) So to answer your question, Verizon denied the update, refused to comment on the update on Google’s servers, and as far as I know (I’m not friends with all of them) no one has reported getting the update pushed to them by Verizon except one person, who then refused to upload a screen shot.

    • Rhol787

      I saw the update in the Verizon store that is in Douglasville, Ga on the corner of Douglas Blvd and Chapel Hill Rd. I hope we receive the update soon.

    • Noyfb

      vzw rep i spoke with just about the update couldn’t find any info on the update, she then asked her coworker who has a gex and he too was impatiently waiting for the update being stuck on 4.0.2 and he had been asking fellow coworkers with no info either. Vzw must levy some hefty fines or something, because no info is coming out of the great and powerful “Oz”

      • gorkon

        This I believe. Someone higher up than support and store levels knows the truth and noone is talking. This…is…crap.

    • Mdub609

      I doubt we’ll be waiting till Sept. then again it’s been 6 months already.

    • gorkon

      According to….

      Yeah I’ve been hearing that for a month now. That’s horse hockey. PLEASE get FULL names. Something that can be verified. Hearing from the blabbity blah blah blah person at VZW doesn’t mean ANYTHING.

  • Metsnfins

    do you need to root or disable your bootloader?

  • DressedupGNex

    Got so tired of waiting. Followed the DroidLife YouTube channels and website to unlocked my bootloader and went ahead and rooted. I’m familiar with CWMR so flashing the update was easy. I haven’t installed a custom rom & I probably wont. Not a huge amount of changes, but what was changed has helped a lot. Should have done it sooner I guess.

  • Abcde

    I just rooted my device and applied the 4.0.4 on my GNex last weekend
    works great! Huge improvement for signal and battery

    I guess version must really hate GNEXUS (due to less bloatware and direct support from google?), given a many-time-delayed phone release last October, and waiting4ever 4.04 update

  • matteus

    Just got an update from verizon to 4.04 for my galaxy nexus in NYC. Hoo-ray!