The Nexus S 4G gets ICS 4.0.4. Where the Nexus S quickly received its due share of the ICS goodness, the Nexus S 4G was left without something official coming out for the device. However, that has changed with the leak of an official Android 4.0.4, yes, not 4.0.3 but 4.0.4 for the Nexus S 4G. The leak comes to us courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member mrxkills who had earlier released the files that could be flashed via ODIN, and now thanks to Swap Goblin, there is now a CWM flashable zip file availabel as well, making it much easier for users to install this firmware on their device. Even better, the ROM, is rooted.
The ROM however, does not include radios etc. for safety reasons. So if you wish to try out this official leaked ROM on your Nexus S 4G, here’s how you can do that.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- A rooted Nexus S 4G. See our guide on rooting the Nexus S 4G.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. Install via ROM Manager.
- Android 4.0.4 ICS for Nexus S 4G.
- To begin, download the zip file and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Reboot the device into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache.
- Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM.
- Do the same for the kernel.
- Once the files are flashed, simply reboot your device.
For updates and queries, head over the forum thread at XDA-Developers.