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How To : Easily Upgrade to Android ICS 4.0.4 on Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy Nexus is the rock star android based phone released in 2011 October. It has Android’s latest version ICS. Google has officially rolled out newer updation for ICS, which is ICS 4.0.4. Though it’s an official version, you probably didn’t know how to upgrade to this latest ICS version from your ICS 4.0.2 or 4.

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Here’s how you can quickly and easily upgrade to android ICS 4.0.4 from your Galaxy Nexus. The reason why we have to post the upgrade technique is that Google has outdated their OTA tool from the devices. Hence we can’t directly update to newer versions from the mobile phone itself.

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This is the fastest method to upgrade to ICS 4.0.4 and will only take maximum 2 minutes. Hence TrickSmash is not responsible if this won’t work for you. We have already tried this in some of the galaxy nexus devices and seemed to be working.


  • First go to Settings> Apps in your Galaxy Nexus. Now select the ” All Tab” and scroll down to see the Google Services Framework.

  • Then click on this app and press the Force stop button. Once the app is stopped, click on the Clear data button below.
  • Now go to SettingsAbout PhoneSystem updates. You will see that new updates are available for you. Download and install the updates, your phone will reboot when it installs the update. You can see something like this in the next screen. Which means your updation is going to be a success.

Voilaaa. As usual you’re awesome and you just learned how to upgrade to ICS 4.0.4 from your lovely Galaxy Nexus Android phone.


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