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It's been a couple weeks now since we brought you a leaked build of Android 4.0.4 for the Sprint Nexus S 4G. According to an internal screen shot sent to Android Police, we might finally see a release on Feb. 16 -- as in tomorrow, for those of us here in the States.

Of course, when it comes to OS updates -- especially on Sprint and especially for Samsung phones -- we don't pop any corks until bytes are flowing and phones are rebooting. We've seen too many dates come and go, and too many updates get pulled after problems emerge. (And then there's the fact that this leaked screen -- purportedly from a Sprint system -- refers to the Nexus S and not the carrier's own Nexus S 4G. Details, we suppose.

So if it drops on Thursday? Kick ass. It's about time. And if it doesn't? We've got some awsome forums full of awesome people who we're sure will express themselves appropriately.

Source: Android Police; more: Nexus S 4G forums

There are 37 comments

Scottatron says:

And if this doesn't hit my GSM GNex, I am gonna be annoyed.

mozes316 says:

Got it on my CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus.

Scottatron says:

You sir (or Madam) suck.


shamu11 says:

via OTA?

n0obpr0 says:

Got it on my LTE GN but not via OTA ;)

everyday17 says:

Those forums are going to be bumping tonight.

NerdyNugget says:

^_^ Flashing back to GB so I can get the OTA

chubb says:

Awesome for.the nexus s but when is it coming for the gnex. Getting sick of lag and voice/data drops. No computer, so can't root.

What the hell are you talking about? The screenshot clearly says NEXUS S 4G. How can you miss that?

ilongbored says:

The screenshot is of the leaked ICS that came out a week or so ago. He's referring to the source screenshot of the Sprint announcement.

Drootz says:

I've been using this on my vzw galnex for about a week now and it runs great. Your gonna like it. But mines a different build number imm30b but still 4.0.4

ehiggins says:

Its a different radio baseband from the leaked ota

I guess we need to be more specific then!

MthII says:

If I'm looking to buy a nexus s 4g and root it, will 4.0.4 ics be any harder to root than gb?

Paul627g says:

It will be the same method as we have used in the past.

No nexus device should ever be hard to root since it's a developers phone

karatdiamond says:

i so agree

colddonkey says:


I will believe it when I have it booting on my device.

Lestah_613 says:

I'm so confused. I thought sprint wasn't getting the nexus until may and that only Verizon had the nexus right now.

rosser says:

That's only for the Galaxy Nexus


Big Red gets OWNZD again.

Drootz says:

Uhhh, no.....I have been running this on Big Red's network for over a week, so don't know what your talking about....

Why does it seem the Nexus S is still Google's go-to device and the GNex is the "red-headed stepchild" ?

Robbzilla says:

Because you're smoking crack?

cynomyso says:

it seems that these 4.0.X releases are about device compatibility and getting it to more handsets. GNex probably hasn't received the same point updates because it doesn't need them.

hyattbrad says:

Is this maybe why my Swype keyboard stopped working today? Says I need an upgrade and to go to, but when I go there, it just says "be back soon." Anyone else get this? What is going on, unless they need a new version of Swype for ICS? Thanks.

Has this rolled out to anyone yet? Still waiting for it on my NS4G.

Lytspeed says:

No ICS love for my NS4G yet.

bryris says:

(Not so) patiently waiting...



There are rumblings on the interwebs that the update is a beta only being pushed to Sprint employees.

How many Sprint employees do you think even own an NS4G, and on top of that do you really think Sprint has some secret way of pushing this update only to those few employees that do own the NS4G? That comment was made by some idiot on the Sprint forums. He has no clue about anything Sprint is actually doing. All we really know is that on Sprint's employee website there was an ad/picture stating that the Nexus S was receiving ICS on this date. Which we have not.

kanucme says:

yeah i got the swype update and downloaded it before work this morning. hope this means we're getting ics

fuzzeeman says:

Gahhh if i go to Ralphs and buy an ice cream sandwich do you think i can just try and... mush them together?

wolverinex says:

this is BS....they should just push it and get it over with!!!

This is bull its the 17th and still no ota wtf!!!