Android 4.0.4 updates for Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and WiFi Xoom being pushed over the air “in the coming weeks”


  • Bilal Akhtar


    • MoreLateThisYear

      Any news on the Nexus S coming to Koodo?
      I heard that it was coming at the end of April.

  • Brendon

    Yayy, now awaiting AOKP to merge changes 🙂

  • Sean

    Time to make my Nexus a Yakju tired of by nexus not getting updates

  • Fred

    it’s about time, not that Gingerbread isn’t good ( in fact i ike it a lot) But still want the New cool ICS 🙂 and i don’t want to change phone, i like my 4inch phone

  • Nitin

    No update for me just yet. Just checked for update. Running Yakju on galaxy nexus. Will post here when I receive the update

  • Dyslexicpimp

    Any word on Samsung Galaxytab 10.1 Wifi? Stuck at 3.2 forever now 🙁

  • Nick

    i better get it on my xoom :/

  • Matt

    I hope this update actually materializes on my phone. Got the Galaxy Nexus on Wind, and I’m still on 4.0.1. Can’t be not bothered to flash a custom ROM, got this phone so I would get the latest updates without a custom ROM!

    • Sean

      You can do what i’m doing go to a Yakju build then it is the one that is controlled by Google so you will get updates

    • Phyxius

      i have 4.0.2 on yakjuux but am flashing to yakju build.. will see when 4.0.4 gets sent

  • Rob

    “in the coming weeks” well, that is such a non-discript timeline.. 40 weeks from now is “in the coming weeks”- which would lead us to Christmas

    • Luc

      Than brace yourself, winter is coming lol.
      Still waiting ICS with my Nexus S (Rogers).

  • Mr.T

    Not very hard to switch from yakjuux to yakju without rooting. Did it right after buying my SGNex almost 2 months ago. Hope this goes thru tonight.

  • deltatux

    Is there an OTA update that we can manually flash like the Android 4.0.3 OTA update that was available for the I9020 back in December?

    I’m running Android 4.0.3 and it’s running like a champ but hell, I’d like to run the latest Android now if there’s a stock OTA floating around from Google.

    • deltatux

      Thanks but I was hoping for one that’s the vanilla OTA patch that won’t root my phone and would use the stock recovery and not CWM.

      I’ll just keep my eye out for when Android 4.0.4 will come out for the I9020T.

  • Slype


    Stop talking Rogers-lese. No will believe you if keep it up.

  • Alex Perrier

    Finally, ICS for the Nexus S! 🙂 Not sure that 4.0.4 (404) is a good name for this build. Maybe bump it up to 4.0.5?

    i honestly wish that WIND and Fido (although maybe this is a Google/Samsung issue) kept the Nexus S around for longer. At around $300, it is a great alternative to the Galaxy Nexus, and a powerful low-end phone with Ice Cream Sandwich. Instead, we will be stuck with so-so devices from LG and others running Gingerbread or less (probably not even 2.3.4) at that price point.

    Apple at least has the iPhone 3GS at $360. Not the best, but costs less than 4/4S.

    • Tom

      Agreed. And I’ve seen it in a variety of small time cell shops for around that price. It’s just single core, but is otherwise a good phone and a great deal at that price.

  • Trev

    Got a link? Id like to see how easy it is

  • Shawn

    They start pushing 4.0.4 the same day I install CM9 nightly on my Galaxy Nexus. Guess I should have been a bit more patient.

  • jack

    fido/bell galaxy nexus still on 4.0.1

  • Mark

    Great news! I just hope Canada doesn’t have to wait 4 months after the rest of the world again.

    • Martin

      If it makes you feel any better… i woke up this morning and got the OTA update… and I’m in Canada. I own an i9020a

  • Mark

    I agree with the other Mark – how long before Mobilicity has this OTA running? Weeks? Months? If I download the XDA package how do I install it on the GSM Nexus S?

  • Thas

    The title is a bit misleading. The update for the Nexus devices is already being rolled out, but the title makes it sound like it’s coming in a few weeks. The post on Google+ says “we’ll be rolling it out to more devices in the coming weeks”. “more devices” does not include the nexus phones.

  • GNexUser

    Still 4.0.1 on my GNex in Canada (yakjuux), really getting sick of the “camera in use” bug. Not sure if it’s even fixed in this version.

  • MMM

    Switches to an iPhone. Too late

  • Ben

    Any idea if this will fix the screwed up Daylight Savings Time?

  • Jesse

    Will it update if I have my GN encrypted?

  • Sam

    YES, PLEASE! I have Nexus S running on 4.0.3. Hope that with this update, phone will be faster and battery life won’t be as horrible! (When it was running on Gingerbread, battery life is significantly longer).

  • Michael

    To load the full 4.0.4 from stock gingerbread do I need to root the NS?

    I keep getting the signiture failed error. bootloader is unlocked if thats required.

  • steven schwartz

    I upgraded my nexus s running on Wind to 4.0.4 today. But I am rooted. Still it is much quicker, the lag seems to be gone for good now, I was surprised just how much faster it got. Also MMS is working like a charm now.
    I have been monitoring the battery, the issue with android OS eating battery seems to be fixed as well. it is only 6% now was 20% before update. Going to re calibrate the battery tonight and give a update on the update tomorrow.

  • Will Lam

    I’m with Fido and still didn’t get an over the air update for ICS yet 🙁

  • jpbaril

    If i’m rooted and using a 4.03 Rom, will i be proposed to upgrade with OTA?

    • monsterduc1000

      @jpbaril, Are you using a custom rom? If so, I would not recommend going from a custom 4.0.3 to the stock OTA 4.0.4. If you want to go to the stock 4.0.4, it would be best to do it manually so you can do a full wipe of your phone before installing a stock rom.

    • jpbaril

      Yes it is a custom ROM.
      Where can I get such a manual update? I have a I9020A.
      Would it works if I reflashed my original stock Android 2.3 ? I would first need to be sure that I9020A is rolling out on Telus.

  • TonyB

    Anyone on rogers with the NS i9020a get this yet??

  • JoshG


    QUESTION: What if I already did a rooted version update from an outside developer? Will I have to flash back to 3.6? Or can I just do a quick update.

  • monsterduc1000

    The CM9 version of this update is INCREDIBLE!!! I highly recommend those who have a rooted nexus s to give it a try!!!

  • MK

    My Rogers Galaxy Nexus is still running the stock 4.0.1 ICS.
    Just checked, not update available!

  • Tim

    My Xoom just got the update!

  • Nick

    I’m on it now… a few hours in, my Nexus S has never been this fast :D.

    Now comes with the toggle option for enabling root access too! Good stuff.

  • Beso

    guys I have the Gnex which I bought from Bell and I flashed it to yakju build and its running 4.0.2 now

    Now, I am on holidays in the middle east … will I get the 4.0.4 update for the Gnex or not by having the phone with me in the middle east …


  • manchild

    Nexus S from Mobilicity has not been updated.

  • TonyB

    This is gonna be mid December all over again… Google is so damn skimpy on info.. Vague comments and probably no upgrade for the i9020a NS..

  • JMB

    An i9020a/ unrooted Nexus S owner here on Rogers north of the GTA, still no sign of the ICS OTA as of yet! I am as equally impressed with Google and Samsung as the rest of you.

  • mck

    Just got the OTA 4.04 for Nexus S on TMobile — seems faster but still having serious battery drain: gone in 5 hours.

  • GLS


  • d3adpool75

    Ok, Telus/Google… waiting for this OTA I’m gonna wear my screen out on the check for updates already. If I’m on wifi does that mean I’ll never get it? :/

  • Philippe Gaboury

    Error. 4.0.4 not found.

  • Jak

    finally got it after all those months! I’m on Telus btw

  • JS

    Nexux S on Rogers, Received update to 4.0.4 after doing a *#*#checkin#*#* this weekend.

  • The cell

    Still no notification, I’m on telus

  • Darren

    On Rogers Nexus S – GFK39F on stock Gingerbread 2.3.6. Did multiple *#*#checkin#*#* but nothing. Finally got tired of waiting, downloaded and installed the OTA update package (128mb) manually from links at XDA forums – no rooting, no Clockwork recovery, just install and go – works like a charm. Faster and smoother, well worth the minimal trouble.

  • Martin

    Got the update on my Nexus S on Fido in Canada. There are no battery train issues. Battery lasts me 2 days with minimal browsing, medium game play and heavy/medium gameplay.

  • Martin

    texting*** not gameplay..

  • Optix

    Downloading 4.0.4 for my Nexus S on Telus in New Brunswick as I type this!

  • Mike W

    Holy crap it worked. Downloading now.

    Unrooted Nexus S on Fido.

  • Merc

    anybody got the OTA update on mobilicity nexus S ?

  • BAT

    I have a Nexus S on Mobilocity and have yet to receive any updates higher than Gingerbread. I hope to see 4.04 in the coming days – I am off to Europe on April 29th and an upgrade would be excellent. I also cannot believe that when I am at YEG I am roaming – more towers, please!

  • J

    ROGERS Nexus S on 2.3.6, tried the date trick and thhr checkin multiple times but no luck. Any suggestions?

  • Razar

    Rogers Nexus S unrooted. Just got the 4.0.4 update notification after a reboot.

  • JMB

    GB 2.3.6 to ICS 4.0.4

    If you own a stock i9020a, non rooted, locked boot loader currently running GB 2.3.6, you may want to try this, it worked flawlessly for me.

    Go to manage apps and locate Google Services Framework, clear data and immediately power off your device. DO NOT respond to the GPS query, just power off.

    When you power back up, you should receive an official system update notification, simply follow the prompts.

    Make sure you have more than 50% battery (I plugged mine in) and connected to wifi. You’ll have ICS 4.0.4 installed and running on your device in less than 15 minutes.

    Good luck and enjoy!

  • saj

    The battery sucks on nexus s ics 4.0.4 update.