Over The Air Update available for the Nexus S…already?

Ahhhh, it must be nice having a handset that Samsung acutally pays attention to.  We are getting work that Nexus S owners are getting an update already for their device. If you haven’t already received the new OTA update, you can manually get it.  We’ll give you the directions after the break.

According to androidcentral, The update (GRH78) contains “important bug fixes plus the latest version of Maps.”

So wanna put that update on manually?  here’s how:

  • Download the file from Google right here
  • Rename it to update.zip, and place it on the root of your internal storage
  • Shut down your phone, and reboot into the bootloader by holding volume up and powering back on
  • Use the volume buttons to choose “recovery” from the list, and select it with the power button
  • When you see the triangle on your screen, press volume up and power once more and you’ll have a list of options, choose to update

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  1. harish
    December 23, 05:04 Reply

    does anybody knows how to install these updates manually?

    • Paul Weston
      December 23, 10:36 Reply

      The end of the article explains how to update manually. You have to download the file, rename it to update.zip (be careful that you are not opening the zip file, and if you’re a Mac user, that it is not changed to “update.zip.zip” (that tends to happen) then put it on the root drive of your SD card (as in not inside any folder) and then simply follow the directions at the bottom of the post! Hope that helps!

  2. Top Android
    December 23, 06:49 Reply

    Noticed my Nexus S flashing last night but didn’t have enough battery to do a update. Going for it soon. Maintenance updates are never all the noticible, but still its cool Google is on top of the new

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