How to Install Official ICS Android 4.0.2 Update in Galaxy Nexus GSM

Sanjana December 19, 2011 0

The recent hot news is Google has provided an update for Verizon powered Galaxy Nexus in the form of 4.0.2 Ice Cream google nexus logoSandwich. You require an unlocked and GSM International version of Galaxy Nexus phone to apply the update of Ice Cream Sandwich manually. It is to be noted that the process is not applicable for users on Verizon wireless.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The update procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy Nexus GSM phones so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update


Must Have:

 Appropriate Factory ICS Image 

Steps to Update Galaxy Nexus GSM version with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.2:

Step-1: Download Appropriate Factory ICS Image from the Must Have section to your computer and enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

enable usb debugging

Step-2: Power off your phone to enter the phone into fast boot mode by holding Volume Up key + Volume Down Key + Power key simultaneously and it will open up the Administrator command prompt in your fast boot directory.

Step-3: Connect your phone to computer and launch the command prompt and type in the commands mentioned below in the fast boot mode.

fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-maguro-primekk15.img

fastboot reboot-bootloader

(Wait till the Boot loader is Rebooted)

fastboot flash radio radio-maguro-i9250xxkk6.img

fastboot reboot-bootloader

(Wait till the Boot loader is Rebooted)

fastboot update

After you type in all the commands mentioned above, your smartphone will be updated successfully with the latest ICS version. Thus by following the above simple steps you can easily update your Galaxy Nexus GSM with Official ICS Android 4.0.2.

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