Sprint’s Nexus S 4G users will soon be able to taste the new features of Android Ice Cream Sandwich and not just any version, the latest one that will be called as Android 4.0.4. Up until now, Sprint hasn’t spoken a word that could confirm the said firmware update but the build was recently leaked on the web.
From what we’ve heard, the leaked Android 4.0.4 ICS with build number IMM26 was spotted on Google’s servers and it seems to be the final build of the official firmware update that will most likely be out in the next few weeks or months. The source file was eventually removed from the servers but the folks at XDA-Developers did manage to grab the file and transferred it to a mirror host. As for those who can’t wait for the official OTA (over-the-air) update to arrive on their Nexus S 4G handsets, you might as well grab the source file at this link and have it installed on your phone. But do keep in mind that by doing so; you will need a rooted handset. We can’t guarantee that you won’t get your phone bricked and do expect that this this process will void your smartphone’s warranty. Oh well, nothing really comes for free.
We still don’t know much about the features of this new firmware so it’s really up to you to discover. If you don’t know anything about rooting or flashing custom ROMs, better wait for the official version. For sure, Sprint will announce the update sometime soon.
Also known as the Google Nexus S 4G, the smartphone can still take pride of its 4 inch Super AMOLED Display with Curved Glass Screen. The handset was originally launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread that goes alongside with its 1GHz Humming Cortex A8 CPU, 5MP rear camera with auto focus and LED Flash, 16GB storage and 512MB of RAM.