Let the crazy talk and restoring to stock Ice Cream Sandwich begin because we are now hearing Verizon is beta testing the next update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Yes this is Android 4.0.5 according to @Black_man_X, a man that needs no introduction in the world of Android. We saw version 4.0.4 leak back in January but it never officially was released by Google or Verizon.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard reports of Android 4.0.5 Ice Cream Sandwich either. It was leaked for the Nexus S in early February as coming in April, not to mention a few days ago rumors were churning regarding that update landing in the next few weeks. According to Black_man_X version 4.0.5 is being tested and currently runs great on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

His comments suggest 4.0.5 will fix tons of problems, although he was very vague on what is different. He did however confirm to us that the UI and launcher appears to all be the same, and the update mainly fixes internal things and some reboot issues. Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.5 for the Galaxy Nexus appears to fix audio reboot issues, battery life problems, data falling alseep, and will most likely have new radios. I’m hoping for some enhanced 4G LTE signals but that probably wont be happening.

If all goes well Verizon and Google should start pushing version 4.0.5 to the Galaxy Nexus in early April. Looks like we only have a few weeks to wait.

[via Twitter]

  • Robhimself79

    I hope verizon doesn’t get any of their stink on it.

    • Hdizzle

      hello 2004

  • so when is it hitting the repo’s ? 
    lunching for maguro 😉 , the joy of nexuses 

    •  I wonder if Maguro will get it first before the Toro, as most likely Verizon will delay things at least a few weeks. Either way I hope it drops soon.

  • Loony2nz

    I’ll take all the fixes I can get!  yes!

  • steven baker

    Thank God they might be fixing the audio issues.

  • MarekMotyka

    Why I have version 4.0.2 ?

    • B33R4NG

      Because no officially branded OS platforms further than 4.0.2 have been released. You can however flash ROMs to other versions, say, 4.0.4.

  • Mail

    Sounds great!
    Too bad we’re still waiting for anything higher than 4.0.1 in Canada

    • :)

      ha i have 4.0.4 on my galaxy s

  • WestIndiesKING


    • Was hoping to hear something as well.. 

    • mldi

       I thought the GSM versions just got 4.0.4?

  • Scottyb112

    About damn time.. hope it fixes the service and radios mainly. I bet theyll throw in verizons new remote service in the update, hmmm

  • Robwatkins007

    Nice! Hope the update makes my G Nex more functional. Love my phone!

  • Gibit303x

    This should state Verizon GNexus’ have 4.0.2 not 4.0.3

  • Scott

    If they could fix the loss of outgoing audio issue that would be greatly appreciated. I’d actually be able to make phone calls successfully. 

  • JulianZHuang

    even if it release, still need to wait for MIUI to update it….

  • Promises…Promises….

  • James

    GSM Galaxy Nexus nothing ?

    •  GSM will probably see the same love, maybe even sooner. We’ll see

  • Mimsyborogove923

    REALLY!? Oh my god that’s amazing, thank you so much for letting us know! (Edit: it was spam letting us now about some AMAZING stuff that their brother did or something like that)

  • Googlesucks

    Google is the FAIL!

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  • scampcat

    Restoring to stock ICS?  That’s a pretty dramatic suggestion. It doesn’t matter if Verizon sends out an official one.  Those that have upgraded to 4.0.4 don’t have to return to stock because rootzwiki and XDA will re-engineer the 4.0.5 to work for any running version, just like the 4.0.4 did.  You don’t have to put so many troll phrases in the article.  You had me at 4.0.5.

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  • yarrellray

    This better hit the GALAXY NEXUS before the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx as well as the Rezound get their ICE updates…

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  • orion11100

    So Much for early April..

  • BigPaPaX

    I guess @Black_man_x is now off the reliable source list. Any more mention of this?

    • parsonbrown11

      he is this baptiste guy quereu or whatever
      androidpithecus turdsandwicherensis

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  • Twizatch

    Enough of this shit… f*ck this phone and f*ck verizon

    • Rafael Breban

      what do you own? iphone?

    • parsonbrown11

      i know! this is a class action, what a hunk of junk

  • Rafael Breban

    will it come for gsm

  • parsonbrown11

    hey google, do you plan to fix the dozens of things wrong with this phone? 

  • Djscotec

    Still waiting patiently

  • Shimke

     I have four phones and numbers of issue. if not fix in end of month May, these phone going back to Costco

    • parsonbrown11

      Take them back now. I waited and got burned. This is a lemon and will never work properly. Samsung in damage control. Google MIA

    • parsonbrown11

      hope you returned them, i got burned

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  • AA

    I live in canada and igot already the versionof the update 4.0.5, work fine here.

  • RJE

    Has Google officially announced yet that they don’t care about updating Android?

  • Grrrrrene

    Apparently it wasn’t even early May…