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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Update Imminent?



Late yesterday, Google made the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.4 available once again for download which could be a sign that Verizon will be rolling out the update to users at some point in the near future.

The good news appeared over on the XDA-forums and the download is now available for those that are rooted. Those who are not rooted will have to wait until Verizon decides to push the software Over-the-Air. (OTA)

There are even some caveats for rooted users so those interested should make sure they take in all of the pertinent information before making the move to flash the ROM.

Read: The Worst Part About the Wait for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Update.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Update Imminent?This is not the first time that Google has made this update available but the last time saw the company releasing and then quickly pulling the update. The fact that it’s back seems to be a good sign for Verizon GalaxyNexus owners who have been waiting five months for the update to arrive.

We had heard previously that the update might be rolling out this week. However, the rumored Tuesday roll out date came and went without any sign of the update or any word from Verizon.

Read: Wait for Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.4 Update Gets More Bizarre.

It has been like that for the past five months.

However, it appears that something is finally on the horizon and Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners should start checking their phone on a more frequent basis.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus first launched on Verizon back in December of 2011. Since then, the carrier has yet to update the device with a single update leaving users to deal with a host of issues that have been plaguing the device since its launch.

Now that it appears that something is on the horizon, are you any less frustrated Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners?



  1. Stefan Puryear

    05/24/2012 at 10:26 am


    I keep hearing that you can buy a GNex from somebody other than Verizon that is unlocked and has the newest OS on it. Further, if you get one of these phones you get the updates from Google and not Verizon. If this is so, can’t we just do something to our current GNex’s that makes them the same way? Is that what flashing or unlocking is?


  2. Lazlo Hollyfeld

    05/24/2012 at 10:54 am

    I just spoke with Verizon and the CSR conferenced in a rep from Samsung.
    The rep from Samsung stated that there is no update scheduled for Verizon Gnex. While 4.04 exists, it is not something Verizon will be pushing out any time soon unless everyone is being kept in the dark on purpose and the CSR’s at Verizon and Samsung are out of the loop.

  3. chris

    05/24/2012 at 1:11 pm

    i got tired of waiting so i just manually flashed the 4.0.4 straight from google, everything seems to work as it should. i haven’t noticed any major differences yet, but the display orientation definitely seems to rotate faster.

    • chris

      05/24/2012 at 3:39 pm

      don’t forget (like i did) if you flash the update that you will lose root. so i had to flash an updated to gain root access again. something to keep in mind….

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