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Nexus S (GSM) android 4.0.4 Official update (with download links !!)

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30th March 2012, 05:36 AM   |  #221  
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oops I forgot to quote Flash05's post.


Sure thing

http://download.clockworkmod.com/rec...0.2-crespo.img

it's on the same page as the ROMS

thank you!

i didn't see that part

so I need to replace the 4.0.3 recovery via ADB and then i should be able to update it via after using CWM...

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can i use the non-touch? weird right. you already mentioned use touch..

just curious
30th March 2012, 05:42 AM   |  #222  
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thank you!

i didn't see that part

so I need to replace the 4.0.3 recovery via ADB and then i should be able to update it via after using CWM...

---------- Post added at 11:36 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:35 AM ----------

can i use the non-touch? weird right. you already mentioned use touch..

just curious

Well, technically you are replacing the recovery via fastboot, not adb, but you got the hang. You can also use non touch recovery, touch is more user friendly though.

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30th March 2012, 06:46 AM   |  #223  
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hi all, it seems that I am having trouble getting back into recovery after I flashed the update 4.0.4 using CWM recovery..I am on a rooted stock 4.0.3 before the update.....

When I reboot the my I9023 into fastboot mode and go into recovery it shows me a green little android with a red exclamation mark...

I tried to flash the CMW recovery image using CMD prompt...but it failed to push the recovery image file in to the phone. Can anyone help on this? Thanks.
30th March 2012, 09:20 AM   |  #224  
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Here's my experience getting to 4.0.4 on a white i9020a. A little bit more of a headache than I would have liked but nonetheless, I have it running smoothly AND I kept ALL of my data, messages, settings, etc.

I got my 9020a back in July and I believe had messed with some settings that caused it to go into a constant reboot. Basically I ended up flashing the wrong GRI54 (the one for the 9020T) and that eventually got updated to GRJ22 2.3.4.

From July until December I was stuck on 2.3.4 as I kept on trying to apply the 2.3.6 update for the 9020a and kept getting error status 7 using both stock and CWM. I had given up. Then in late December I received a brief notification to update to 4.0.3 and that update failed (also status 7).

Last week I got tired of 2.3.4 and thought about trying the full update for the 9020T thinking that maybe I had a 9020T ROM. It worked without a hitch and literally 10 minutes later I was up and running on 4.0.3 from here (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1398186). I flashed the XXKB3 radio from the radio thread via fastboot and was sitting pretty. The battery life was horrible and KB3 had issues maintaining a signal.

Today, I downloaded the 4.0.4 file from here: (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1569116) and tried to apply it via both stock recovery and CWM and both failed with the dreaded status 7 error. Here's what I did to get it working on the 9020a from 4.0.3

1. Backup EFS folder to a secure location.
2. Download and place the full ROM for 4.0.3 from the above thread on your SD card.
3. Download and place the update for 4.0.4 from the above thread on your SD card.
4. Download the radio UCKE1 from the thread here and place on SD card: (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1116884)
5. Install CWM (I used CWM touch)
6. Boot into CWM and install from SD card. Install the full version of 4.0.3 (works even if you are currently on 4.0.3. This will make you stock again.)
7. Before allowing your new 4.0.3 to boot, go back into CWM.
8. Go to install zip from SD card again and install the 4.0.4 build. It should show you that it's patching the existing setup.
9. Once 4.0.4 has installed, restart the phone and allow it to boot.
10. Make sure CWM is installed and boot back into CWM.
11. Apply zip from SD card and apply the zip for UCKE1. UCKE1 was the only radio that gave me signal on AT&T. If you dont have signal, delete the contents of your /EFS folder and then replace them from your EFS backup.
12. Use your favorite rooting method to regain root. I used the 1 click method from here: (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1544940)

ENJOY!
30th March 2012, 09:38 AM   |  #225  
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Originally Posted by david279

Factory images now available for the nexus s.

https://groups.google.com/forum/m/?f...ng/b50nY_onbP4

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Is there any advantage in installing these if you have apparently already successfully updated via the incremental OTA ?
I mean.. of course there can be always something that's "slightly" of as opposed to installing a fastboot image.. but then restoring all the data again can be a pain, even if you use Titanium Backup I'm not so sure it's smooth as butter.
30th March 2012, 10:35 AM   |  #226  
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Sort of comclusion of all the reasearch done do far.
So, it seems, that it is simply not possible to use any incremental update available right now with the current (4.0.3 and most likely 4.0.4 too) stock recovery.

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bro can you explain it to me easy method so that i can install the update pls !! i dont want to flash or root or do any thhing that will brick my phone just tell me simple step by step instruction for noob to update thanx

i have completely stock 4.0.3 i9020T

There is however a way that has been reported to work: (starting from a locked, unrooted 4.0.3 with stock recovery)
  • As full ROMs work fine, flash to 2.3.6 using a full ROM provided here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1063664
  • Reboot right back into the recovery (Booting into 2.3.6 might mess up something)
  • Flash a 4.0.3 (full or incremental, it shouldn't matter)
  • Flash the 4.0.3 -> 4.0.4 incremental (this works because we are still in the recovery that came with 2.3.6)
  • Reboot
  • Have fun with 4.0.4

The reason why an incremental update in the 4.0.3 recovery fails is still unknown.
No evidence that this may be on purpose has been found so far.
There is a lot of source yet to be used to find this out. ;)

Just summing up what already has been posted with some explanations.
30th March 2012, 11:04 AM   |  #227  
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As full ROMs work fine, flash to 2.3.6 using a full ROM provided here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1063664

Do I lose my installed Apps (=Wipe) if I flash back to 2.3.6 and then to 4.0.3 and .4?
30th March 2012, 11:17 AM   |  #228  
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Do I lose my installed Apps (=Wipe) if I flash back to 2.3.6 and then to 4.0.3 and .4?

Maybe, but do a backup then just try it

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30th March 2012, 12:07 PM   |  #229  
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Originally Posted by heilmaenner

Do I lose my installed Apps (=Wipe) if I flash back to 2.3.6 and then to 4.0.3 and .4?

no, you do not.
apps and stuff are in /data and this is not touched by the update process.
(4.0.4 "optimizes" the apps at the first boot, but nothing was lost in my case)

however:
there may be a reason to wipe after the update e.g. if the system fails to boot (this is not expected to happen, but who knows..)

so, a backup of some sort is always recommended.
30th March 2012, 12:13 PM   |  #230  
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Okay. But since my bootloader is still locked and the phone is unrooted, I will not be able to downgrade from 4.0.3 to 2.3.6, right?

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