The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first Android device to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich officially, and since then, the device has never been left behind when it comes to the latest version of Android. The latest installment of everybody’s favorite frozen treat is already rolling out and the Galaxy Nexus is no exception.
Galaxy Nexus owners who are already contented with Android 4.0.1 or 4.0.2 running on their devices will surely love the idea of jumping right away to Android 4.0.4.
While the update is making its way to many Galaxy Nexus owners, there are some users who still have a hard time on getting the OTA update notification popping on their phones. If the traditional method fails, there is always the other way of getting that update on your device: manually flashing the factory image.
This guide is intended only for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus GSM/HSPA+ GT-I9250 with product codename “yakju” and handset codename “maguro”. This will not work on any other Galaxy Nexus variants, such as the one on Verizon or other carriers.
./fastboot boot cwm.img
Congratulations! You have successfully manually applied the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OTA update on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250.
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When u flash what data gets wiped out exactly? I still havn’t had the OTA but scared to loose everythg by updating manually…
Please, is there any other way without loosing data or warranty of phone?
Thanks in advance to anyone for help.
You won’t lose your data (back it up anyway) or any installed apps.
Unlocking the boot loader may void your warranty, although I do not know for sure. Hopefully someone else will answer. I believe it is possible to lock it again though. Again, I’m not sure, so confirm it before proceeding.
jesus, do we pay for phones,so we can spend hours to figure out how to install something that belongs to goggle dutties. looks like us having windows crashes and then going to microsoft and paying for registry cleanner, when belongs to microsoft to do it, thats the reason i got a mac, easy ,no more troucle, and about the phone, if they screw up with this update, then i will give this phone to my grandmother and get an iphone. fed up paying for other people mistake. all this funcy crap and the phone cant even manage to send contacts by sms, my grandmother nokia can do that, and this one cant!!!!!
why not doing an update that you can download from market, you see, easy, i am a genious,all models there, download, and then install, reboot and yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, you americans love to make simple things complicated all the time.
like having a manual how to work with 1500 pages to serve a f,,, grill crapy tastless burger, yeppp do de laaaa
I’m not sure of the /sdcard directory. Where is this located since this phone does not have an internal sdcard.
There is a /sdcard directory.
I also do not see a /sdcard directory on my phone. Its just internal no sd card and no sdcard directory. tried creating /sdcard and throwing it in there but the installtion failed.
not able to install it says installing aborted or incomplete package..i have 126.96.36.199 cwm toro
and it is just of 37 mb..i think file is incomplete..