How To Install Android 4.0.4 ICS On Sprint Nexus S 4G

We have already created a detailed tutorial on how to update Android 4.0.4 ICS On Nexus S. In this tutorial, the focus is on Sprint Nexus S 4G. If you are having this shiny gadget with you, then the good news for you is that the official build (IMM76D) has been leaked, which according to reports is the final release set to be sent via over the air (OTA) in coming days or weeks.

Finally those smartphone users who are anxiously waiting to taste a new flavour of Android can get their hands on Ice Cream Sandwich. If you can’t wait for OTA updates, then here is a tutorial for you to install Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4) on your Sprint Nexus S 4G.

How To Install Android 4.0.4 ICS On Sprint Nexus S 4G

DISCLAIMER: ValueWalk will not be held responsible for losing data or if the device gets damaged while following this tutorial. Proceed at your own risk.

Step1: Download After downloading, extract the zip file.

Step2: Download and install the NS4G drivers.

Step3: Download odin, extract and run.

Step4: Power-off your device and enter the “download mode” by holding Volume Up+Down and the power button.

Step5: Connect your device to the computer, and once odin recognizes it, the box should be automatically filled with “0:[COM#]”.

Step6: Click Bootloader, followed by SPH-D720_IMM76D_KE1_BOOTLOAD_signed.tar. Then select PDA and select SPH-D720_IMM76D_PDA_signed.tar. Lastly, click Phone and then select SPH-D720_IMM76D_LC1_Modem_signed.tar and then click on Start.

Step7: Voila, you’re done. Wait for the process to complete and when the process is finished, you can reboot the device.

After waiting for such a long time, you can finally get a taste of the new ICS.

If you don’t want to tinker your phone, then you can wait for the OTA update. The OTA update for ICS shouldn’t be too far. But if you are among the impatient ones, then this tutorial should help you.

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