Android 4.0.4 update rolling out to some Verizon Galaxy Nexus units

May 1, 2012
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It's been over four months since an update came in for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus, which is still running Android 4.0.2 while version 4.0.4 sits on the open source repository. Or at least most of Verizon's Nexus units are: more than a few have rooted and are running custom ROMs, and this morning a few lucky customers received the genuine article in an over-the-air download. It looks like the 4.0.4 rollout on Verizon might finally be beginning in earnest.

The 30MB update brings in a few changes, most notably an updated radio to help with the low signal blues experienced by many Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners (including your truly). A few visual tweaks were added as well, including some quick volume toggles on the power menu. The standard speed tweaks and bug fixes accompany tweaked auto-brightness, slightly faster camera performance and an updated News & Weather widget.

Verizon customers should check their settings menu for a manual update if you're running stock software. We don't know how widespread the update is or if it's a regional rollout, so don't be surprised if you get the same old same old. Impatient types who are comfortable with some easy mods can install the leaked version of the official 4.0.4 build, though at this point we can't verify if it's exactly the same. Let us know in the comments if you've got the update, and if you'd like to help your fellow readers, post your city and state as well.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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  • Kaizen_2012

    Nothing for me yet

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       We’ve seen a few reports and had a couple of tips come in. Will toss up a DL link if it appears guys

  • Test

    nothing for me

  • http://profiles.google.com/blutz18 Bryan Lutz

    running stock and no update yet for me

  • http://www.technogeekguy.com dswartze

    No update for me yet. Let us all know where you are at so we can see if it is regional. I am in South Carolina.

  • Daniel

    My device update once I connected to wifi. My mobile is on Vodafone UK

  • Adam

    Guys, we NEED more support in a prompt and timely manner from Google / Verizon. Please sign this petition to bring awareness to this issue. CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/google-verizon-bring-focus-to-the-galaxy-nexus

    • Daniel

      Get a life!

      • http://www.facebook.com/coreyvallejo Corey Vallejo

        Don’t be a hater.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1492145201 Adam Eyster

         yes, we should sit back and let them play us for months at a time…you moron, they take their time b/c they know people will just whine on forums.  If we make a big enough spectacle, maybe they will get their act together. 

    • Relojo Asenime

      Seriously? What’s the point? Why do people complain updates they don’t really need. Now the radio issue, Verizon could have tackled themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532384510 Jenny Kreashko

    nothing for me Des Moines, IA and I use WIFI often

  • Meat_turd

    I just recieved the official OTA update on a rooted stock rom. I am in the minneapolis market.

  • Relojo Asenime

    No update for me or my wife. Both running unrooted stock ICS in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. 

  • prestone1

    nada, stock, denver

  • h_f_m

    Why IMM30B, supposed to be at least IMM76I. I would expect maybe a small difference…

    I suppose it’s possible the shot is an old fake.

  • Jonathan Jones

    No OTA yet / Stock ROM / Unrooted / Richmond, VA

  • sproketz

    Can’t wait… Haven’t been able to use my Nexus as a music player because of constant reboots when playing music. And the data craps out all the time forcing a battery pull. Of course Google never had  a word to say about any of it on their “support” *cough*lackofsupport*cough* forum. Hope this finally ends it all. No update after checking 5pm EST South Florida.

  • smamir42

    I just got my unlocked nexus today from google and it updated it 5 minutes after I set up my phone. I’m in Dallas

    • Draco_93

      the unlocked nexus isn’t the same. it has had 4.0.4 for a while

  • Keyan X

    This article is all types of wrong, the 4.0.4 update that had started to be pushed today is titled IMM76K, 39Mb in siz,e and the Radios included are of the FC type, plus the kernel was made last friday… Hoping the site changes some things around

  • Cjkacz

    No update here and I desperatly need it as my phone struggles to maintain a good 3g/4g connection–Western New York

  • Guest

    Nothing in Central Cali..

  • Lynnmccolley

    3:30pm in Phoenix, stock, unrooted.   No update yet.

  • PC_Tool

    Stock, unrooted.  MPLS.  6:40pm CST.

    Nadda.

  • Nlehman

    Nothing in Huntsville, Al

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    I recently decided not to call people names or attack them personally…however, since this is a corporation…Verizon sucks hard. :-D

    • parsonbrown11

      verizon has nothing to do with this, they are just protecting their users from unstable builds

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595742462 Brent Morin

    IMM30B???? try IMM76K!! 30 was the bad leak from Feb that caused complete data drop over 30 times a day. Likely why it was pulled at that time. 

  • Carlos H.

    so… NO ONE has received the update. lol. Based on all the comments, nothing is happening. 

  • parsonbrown11

    androidpithecus turdsandwicherensis

  • Bfomega83

    I have received the update with Sprint, but signal issues have seemed to have worsened and battery life is still pitiful. Hopefully 5 will fix all of these issues…

  • Skujaster

    On an unrooted Verizon version and no update yet here in Southern California.

  • ITWebMan

    Nothing in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Stock un-rooted.  HotSpot works better than the HTC Thunderbolt and Motorola Razr.  Battery life is okay.  Signal strength is okay.  Voice quality is better than the TB or Razr.  Takes okay pictures and video in comparison.  Where’s an update?

  • parsonbrown11

    what gives?

  • catchxxii

    mobile blogs lost cred on this one.. seems like Android Police, Engadget, android community et cetra pull this fakish update news every other month.

  • Rahmulous

    Got the install message at about 1 this morning here in Haslett, MI.

  • slowlsj

    Got my update today 2am Flint Michigan usa