Those who own an Nexus S can stop drooling over ICS on the Galaxy Nexus.  Why? Because Google has finally started to push the OTA update.  At the moment it seems that the update will come to GSM NS’s first (AT&T and T-Mobile) and then CDMA (Sprint).  But that’s not all folks! XDA has already gotten their hands on a T-Mobile update and have made it available for download. Unforunately only the T-Mobile NS’s can flash to the newer OS.  It should not be long until AT&T’s update starts rolling out.  You can find the .zip file and instructions on how to update your T-Mobile Nexus S after the break!

Remember we are not responsible for any issues with your phone if you upgrade your T-Mobile Nexus S (ONLY USE ON T-MOBILE NEXUS S – DOES NOT WORK ON AT&T’S NEXUS S).

  • Grab the OTA package here
  • Rename it to  This isn’t needed for the Nexus S bootloader, but it makes things easy, if that’s how you prefer them.
  • Copy it over to the internal storage on your Nexus S.
  • Power off, then hold volume up and power to reboot to the bootloader.
  • Using the volume key to navigate, select recovery, then use the power button to confirm
  • When you see the warning triangle and arrow, hold the power button and tap volume up.  You’ll see a menu.
  • From the menu, select “apply update from /sdcard”, and choose from the list.
  • Let it do its thing and update your system, radio, and other partitions.  When finished, choose “reboot system now”
  • Enjoy!

You will now be running Android 4.0.3!

Let us know how it is!

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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
Justin Duino