How to get Nexus S i9020A 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Update
by, 04-03-2012 at 02:54 AM (13020 Views)
The Nexus S is Google's flagship product a short while ago before the Nexus Galaxy was released. When the latest update for Android phones was announced, the Nexus S was among the first to get it. It is unfortunate, but a fair share of Nexus S users were left in the dust as models such as the i9020A for Canadians was completely neglected. Months passed, and finally 4.0.4 is being sent over the air to i9020 users.
The OTA started a few days ago, but if you are anything like me, it has already been far too long, and I don't want to wait another minute. There are currently several threads on XDA-developers forum that require Clockwork Recovery Mod. It's a good way to go, nice and easy, but if you had CRM, chances are you could have installed the unofficial roms already. So this is the method for people who are using a clean Nexus S, hoping for an OFFICIAL update rather than one that someone has fiddled with. This is especially true because the CRM requires a factory reset, wiping clear your data, whereas this is a simple update.
First off we need to clear off your Google Services Framework.
You do this by entering your settings, going to applications, manage applications, then under the "All" tab, go to Google Services Framework and clear the data.
After clearing off the framework, go to your dialpad and enter "*#*#2432546#*#*". If you do this right, there is no need to actually dial, it should automatically accept it and clear (hence why the photo is missing the last digit).
You will get a notification at the top about checkin, then soon after, another notification telling you that there is a system update. From there, it's self explanatory, download and install.
It takes a while for it to boot up again, so don't fret if it takes a good 10 minutes in a booting screen, it is optimizing your apps in the background.