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GSM Galaxy Nexus is a series of smartphones by Samsung. The series has been admired by a majority of the users because of its design that ensures you astounding visual quality, amazing sounds effects and a great looking interface. However, if you want to update your GSM Galaxy to Android 4.0.4, you might find some difficulties in doing so. This is because, the automatic update is not necessarily available to everyone. Thus, in this how to guide you will learn how to manually upgrade your GSM Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.0.4.
The installation is simple, however it requires you to have certain proper and necessary ADB drivers and tools installed on your PC. You must be sure to have GSM Galaxy with code name of the product as YAKJU, before utilizing this procedure. You must also be running the stock Android 4.0.2 firmware, have the Android SDK installed, fast boot (Windows or Mac) and knowledge to unlock boot loader. Then download the firmware for updating from Android 4.0.2 to 4.04 and the newest clockWorkmod recovery image, both from Google. These are the basic perquisites to be considered.
The actual upgrading process begins from here. Firstly, copy down the above OTA package on your GSM Galaxy Nexus. Then the clockWorkMod file must be dropped into the same folder which you have already fastbooted in SDK folder. You can rename it for your ease, let’s say cdt.img. Then you need to reboot your Galaxy with holding volume up and volume down, following pressing the power button. Attach your smartphone to your PC via USB, and open command terminal and put the above fastbooted file inside it. Then a command line must be typed as follows:
fastboot-windows.exe boot cdt.img
Lastly, use ClockWorkMod revitalization menu for having flashed that zipped file from SD card and select OTA zip file which you downloaded earlier. Congratulations! You have just updated your GSM Galaxy Nexus To Android 4.0.4. Do you have any further questions or thoughts? Please leave them in the comments section.