If you own a Nexus S 4G, chances are that you’ve been anxiously waiting for the Android 2.3.5 update that Google had promised for this device. Initially, there were rumors about it going live on the 11th of July, but had been pushed back to July 18. However, that did not happen either and Nexus S 4G owners were left frustrated. Finally, the update has surfaced on the servers of Google and you can easily download the file to install it manually on your handset.
The update (GRJ90) brings bring 4G fixes, tweaks, and full support for the smartphone’s secure NFC transceiver. So if you wish to install this update manually on your Nexus S 4G, you need to be running the GRJ22 Android 2.3.4 firmware prior to installing the update.
Here’s an easy step by step guide on how to get this update on your device.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Running Android 2.3.4.
- Android 2.3.5 (GRJ90) update.
- To begin, download the update from the link above and rename it to update.zip (.zip being the extension.).
- Copy the update to the root of your SD card and reboot your phone into recovery. (Hold the Volume up button as you press the Power button.)
- Choose Recovery from the bootloader menu and you will see a triangle with an exclamation mark.
- Press the Volume up key a few times till the recovery screen shows up.
- Once in recovery, select Apply sdcard update.zip and this will begin the flashing process.
- Once the installation is complete, simply reboot your device!
That’s it, your device should now boot up with the new 2.3.5 firmware.