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[Q]Manual update from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3/4.0.4

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By goister, Senior Member on 30th March 2012, 08:00 AM
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Hi,

Helping my friend with a Nexus S flash her device to ICS. After some probing, I think her device is a I9020T, from the baseband I9020XXKF1 and build GRK39F. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

So I've instructed her to download the 4.0.3 IML74K update from here to the root folder of her sdcard

I've had experience flashing zip files on HTC phones using CWM, but not on a stock unrooted Google device. Is the procedure the same? By that I mean booting to recovery, selecting the zip file to apply, apply it, then reboot.

Does she need to factory reset/wipe dalvik/wipe cache/etc?

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30th March 2012, 09:20 AM |#2  
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Try the following, you could restore the device the factory settings before but it shouldn't be neccessary.

1. Download the official firmware

2. Rename it update.zip.

3. Copy it over to the internal storage space on your Nexus S.

4. Power your device off and then hold power and volume up to boot into the device’s bootloader.

5. Select Recovery using the volume keys and then confirm.

6. You’ll soon see a warning triangle and an arrow. Hold the power button and hit volume up.

7. A menu will pop up where you’ll want to select Apply update from /sdcard. Select update.zip.

8. It will install and you’ll want to select reboot system now.
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30th March 2012, 01:23 PM |#3  
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Thanks. That worked for 4.0.3. However, 4.0.4 doesn't seem to work. Keeps throwing an error.
31st March 2012, 09:28 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by goister

Thanks. That worked for 4.0.3. However, 4.0.4 doesn't seem to work. Keeps throwing an error.

As of ics recovery you can no longer flash updates manually, that's why its throwing a error
You need CWM or to wait for the OTA

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2nd April 2012, 07:39 AM |#6  
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Thanks. Is there an easier procedure that doesn't involve sending ADB commands? My friend isn't very tech savvy.
2nd April 2012, 09:07 AM |#7  
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Quote:
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Thanks. Is there an easier procedure that doesn't involve sending ADB commands? My friend isn't very tech savvy.

Its fastboot to flash cwm

If you can't use fastboot your only choice is to wait for OTA

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2nd April 2012, 04:08 PM |#8  
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2 steps

1) flash CWM, instaructions : http://andwise.net/?p=268
2) update to 4.0.4, instructions: http://andwise.net/?p=275

This worked perfectly.

from stock un-rooted 2.3.6 - 4.0.4 OTA Download (fL9fwa99.zip)
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2nd April 2012, 06:37 PM |#9  
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Or once you are on 4.0.3, go to Settings | about Phone | and check for system updates.

You can also try to dial *#*#CHECKIN#*#*
3rd April 2012, 02:50 AM |#10  
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Are the updates global or by region?
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Google seems to have released official images for various Nexus S phones, including the i9020t, over at http://code.google.com/android/nexus/images.html

Can these be flashed over 4.0.3 using the stock recovery?

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