Nexus S 4G Android 4.0.4 Firmware Leaked

Generally speaking, product launches and subsequent firmware updates can be a slow process as hardware vendors and their mobile carrier partners take the necessary steps to ensure that these firmware updates are compatible with the hardware and the networks. The last thing any of these companies need is bad publicity which undoubtedly will follow after a failed software update.

We’ve seen this happen time and time again and these are simply opportunities for competitors to pounce on them. As such, the process of releasing a firmware can be slow and sometimes to slow for those that want to be on the cutting edge. In terms of the Nexus S 4G, mobile phone owners know that Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0 is on the way, but so far, there is no firm date as to just when the Android update will be available. Those that are looking for an official announcement from either Google or Sprint on this subject continue to wait, but it appears that today, there may be an unofficial means by which to update your handset.

Released into the wild appears to be an unofficial port of the Android 4.0.4 ROM. Although the port was just recently released, there appear to be a few user reports coming in indicating that flashing their Android phone went without a hitch. Again, this is an unofficial port and there is a possibility that changes to the ROM will occur before an official firmware update becomes available.

Still, for those that want to install ICS on their Nexus S 4G, can do so by following the instructions available on the BriefMobile webiste.