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How to Update Nexus S 4G to Android ICS 4.0.4 IMM76 Firmware

Google’s Samsung Nexus S 4G ain’t seeing the light of day regarding official Android updates, but fear not, as we are here with a guide that shows you how to update the Samsung Nexus S 4G to the latest Android ICS 4.0.4 firmware. The update that this tutorial is using runs under the name of ICS 4.0.4 IMM76D Update and is a leak of the official Android ICS 4.0.4 for the Samsung Nexus S 4G.

As you’ve probably seen in my precedent how-to’s, I like to keep things simple, so let’s get going.

  • We are not responsible for your actions.
  • Backup your phone’s data as I think you’ll need it (irony detected).
  • Charge the battery to a minimum of, let’s say 80% (I prefer 100%).
  • Enable USB Debugging (Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging) be sure to have the checkbox checked.

Now let’s get to the real deal and install the Android ICS 4.0.4 Update on the Google Samsung Galaxy S 4G.

  1. Install the Nexus S 4G drivers on your PC so that everything runs smooth with no errors.
  2. Download the Android ICS IMM76D 4.0.4 Update and Odin.
  3. Turn off your phone and boot it in Download Mode (Volume Up + Down + Power buttons).
  4. Now that you’ve started the device in download mode, open Odin and connect the Nexus S 4G to your PC. Wait for the ID:[COM] area to turn yellow.
  5. Extract the downloaded firmware zip archive and go to Odin.
  6. Fill the BOOTLOADER, PDA and Phone fields with the following files (screenshot):
    • SPH-D720_IMM76D_KE1_BOOTLOAD_signed.tar >> BOOTLOADER;
    • SPH-D720_IMM76D_PDA_signed.tar >> PDA;
    • SPH-D720_IMM76D_LC1_Modem_signed.tar >> Phone.
  7. Press the Start button and wait (around 10min) for the ICS 4.0.4 firmware to install on the Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus S 4G. When the update is finished, the device will restart and once it has restarted, remove the USB cable immediately and turn off the phone.
  8. Boot the Nexus S 4G in Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power keys).
  9. Once you’re in recovery mode, wipe the data/factory reset and partition cache.
  10. Reboot the system and you’re all done.

Victory, now you have installed the ICS 4.0.4 firmware on your Google Samsung Nexus S 4G phone. If you encounter any problems, feel free to ask for help in the comment section below.

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