How To Flash Verizon Galaxy Nexus Running ICS 4.0.2 To Android 4.0.4 ICS ( IMM30B )


07.02.2012

How To Flash Verizon Galaxy Nexus Running ICS 4.0.2 To Android 4.0.4 ICS ( IMM30B )

Verizon Galaxy Nexus was released with the Android 4.0.2 ICS running as default OS and this model is the latest one launched in the Google Nexus smartphones and here you can learn how to update and flash it to a newer build of the Ice Cream Sandwich. Below you can find all the instructions that you need in order to install Android 4.0.4 ICS on your smartphone.

Recently, it has become common news that a new build for the Android 4.0.4 has been leaked and this time it is a version that works only with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and you can easily apply it to your device by following the step-by-step guide below. Also, the new build it much faster and it comes packed with increased signal strength and switching between 3G and 4G connection is faster because of the new incorporated radios. The Android 4.0.4 ICS for Verizon Galaxy Nexus and it provides faster power on times, it has repaired the battery bug due to Android OS, volume now can be set way higher and it provides numerous extra tweaks to the former Android 4.0.2 built. It has been added a new power menu, changed the functionality of the auto-brightness, it autorotates much faster, browser greatly improved etc.

Before beginning to apply the instructions listed in the tutorial flash guide, you need to remember that this is an unofficial ROM built that has been leaked and if you don’t know what you’re doing that it would be better to wait until Verizon decides to release an official ROM built of Android 4.0.4. However, if you still wish to flash your Verizon Galaxy Nexus then you need to know that the smartphone has to be rooted and running Android 4.0.2 (ICL53F) and it needs the ClockworkMod to be installed so that everything progresses smoothly. Also, please note that you will flash your device only at your own risk as Geeksailor cannot be held responsible for any damage or trouble that might come up while installing the Android 4.0.4 ICS ( IMM30B ) on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus smartphone. So, proceed cautiously and perform a backup before getting to the first step.

Now that you know all this, you can start flashing your Verizon Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.0.4 ICS. Here’s how to:

  1. First thing you need to do is to download the Android 4.0.4 ICS (IMM30B) for your Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Note that it doesn’t work for other Galaxy Nexus smartphone, only Verizon.

  2. After the download is complete, you need to rename the .zip file and connect the smartphone to your PC. Transfer the zip to /sdcard on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

  3. Now turn off the smartphone and then power it back on. After that press the power button and volume up and down buttons at the same time to boot the ClockworkMod Recovery.

  4. In ClockworkMod Recovery you need to create a NANDROID backup and it can be done easily by using the volume up/ down buttons and the power button. Go to ‘backup and restore’ and then select ‘backup’ in order to start a complete backup of your phone’s data. Make sure that you have enough space to store all the files.

  5. Now that you have performed the backup of your Verizon Galaxy Nexus find the ‘install zip from sdcard’ option and open it, then click on apply and select /sdcard/update.zip.

  6. After the ROM has been successfully flashed you can select the ‘reboot system now’ option and that should’ve been all the instructions.

Since you’ve completed all the steps, feel free to power up your Verizon Galaxy Nexus and now it will boot into a brand new Android 4.0.4 ICS (IMM30B). Remember that this build is unofficial and if you’re more of a user that is unsure whether you want to install or nor this new update, then it should be better if you wait until there will be an official release of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus phone.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to flash your phone to 4.0.4 ICS (IMM30B) and now try testing all its functions and remember to give us feedback in comments. Also, you can use the comments field to post any concern you might have regarding whatever Galaxy Nexus / Android 4.0.4 related topic you might have and we will help you get past any trouble you might encounter while trying to complete the installation of the new Android build.

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