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Nexus S 4G Gets Leaked Android 4.0.4 ICS ROM

Fed up of waiting for that Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for your Nexus S 4G? Then you’ll be pleased to know that the official Android 4.0.4 ROM is now available. But you’ll have to install it manually.

You see, the update hasn’t actually been released yet. But a source for BriefMobile has provided all of the files you need to install the official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on your device.┬áIn a post that clearly states, “This is not an April Fools joke,” BriefMobile writes:

Thanks to a source, we were leaked the files with exclusive access. Our leak contains the whole shabang: an updated signed_radio.img, boot.img, bootloader.img, recovery.img, system.img, and userdata.img. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the full official IMM76D ICS ROM coming to the Nexus S 4G OTA very soon.

The site has also published a 12-step guide on installing the update manually. That sounds like a lot of work, but it actually appears to be fairly simple if you know what you’re doing. You need to remember, however, that this process will wipe all of your data, so you’ll need to create a backup before proceeding.

If you’re rocking a GSM Nexus S, you should have received the Android ICS software late last week via an over-the-air update.

Will you be installing ICS on your Nexus S 4G manually, or will you wait?

[via Phandroid]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...