Google Nexus S gets official Android ICS update

If you decided to buy Google Nexus phone earlier this year than you are a lucky one. According to the official Nexus Twitter account, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update started rolling out today and will continue for the rest of the month to your device.

The update will be made available over-the-air, so you can manually check on your phone or wait for the notification to appear. This version is actually the 4.0.3 that was just announced by Google and even the Galaxy Nexus is not running it at the moment. Update is only available to the GSM/UMTS version of the Nexus S for the moment and not the CDMA version used by Sprint customers in the US.
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You will be glad to know that the ICS ROM is available for download and install manually for those who know what they are doing. Here’s how you can do it-
  1. Download the OTA Package
  2. Rename it to update.zip
  3. Copy it to the root of the internal storage
  4. Power off the device, hold Volume Up and Power to reboot into the bootloader
  5. Select "recovery," then hit the power button
  6. Once the warning triangle appears, hold the power button and hit volume up
  7. Select "apply update from /sdcard" and choose the update.zip
  8. Once the process is finished, simply choose "reboot system now"
That’s all, enjoy now! But do not try this on the CDMA Nexus S.
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