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Rogers Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 OTA update to Android 4.0.4 ICS now available!


The long awaited update from Android 3.2 Honeycomb to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Rogers Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has arrived. You can find the update by going to Settings > About Device > Software Update. You will want to make sure that your connected to Wifi as the download is approximately 230 mb.

The update offers some visual changes along with updates to various Samsung applications. The most notable change is the tablet is much more fluid. Whether Samsung will upgrade the tablet to 4.1 Jellybean is unknown, but we can only hope.

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Google updates new 4.0.4 ‘takju’ build…


Google has added a new build to their factory images page with a 4.0.4 ‘takju’ build. What is this new build you ask? It’s really nothing more than the 4.0.4 IMM76I ‘yakju’ build, but includes Google Wallet in the applications. This is the current build that is being included with the newly released unlocked Galaxy Nexus you can purchase at the Google Play Store(sorry, US customers only at the moment).

What does this mean for us Canadians – can we install the build in hopes of getting Google Wallet? Short answer, no. Currently there is no support for Google Wallet in Canada, even though there has been talks for months about bringing the mobile payment service to Canada in 2012.

Will you get updates any sooner with the ‘takju’ build vs the ‘yakju’ build? Doubtful, being there are no major differences.

I will keep you updated if there are any changes, but for now if your on the 4.0.4 IMM76I ‘yakju’ build, there is no real reason to update.

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Android 4.0.4 build IMM76I now out!


ImageGoogle has released the full image for Android 4.0.4, build IMM76I. You can get it here: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images

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Tip: How to ‘force check’ for an update


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So your eagerly waiting for Google to push the latest OTA update to your phone? Here is a trick that ‘may’ help speed up the process.

The factory System Update checks for a new version every few hours, but other users on various forums have found out a way to potentially speed up the process. I say potentially because it may take one, two or many times for this to work, but I can confirm that it did work for me. Heres what you need to do:
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Go into your Setting -> Apps -> All -> Google Services Framework

You will see a button for “Clear Data”; clear it.

Go into your dialer and type *#*#2432546#*#*  – This will cause a ‘force checkin’. You will notice that it show “checkin succeeded”. You have performed the operation correctly. Like I stated earlier, you may have to repeat the process many times. I suggest trying this a few times every couple hours as you will drive yourself crazy if you keep checking over and over.

If it works, an update will popup. This procedure will work for any future OTA update as well.

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IMM76I update received


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Just received the newest OTA update from Google this afternoon, IMM76I. For those wondering, my Nexus was purchased from Rogers Wireless and I’m in Canada. Check out my guide for installing the 4.0.4 update so you can get future updates from Google. U

The update seems to have fixed the sleep/signal loss issue as well as the lag from the unlock while having your brightness settings on auto. I will update if I find more.

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Guide: Update your Galaxy Nexus from ‘yakjuux’ to ‘yakju’ 4.0.4 – Mac OS X


So you’ve purchased a new Galaxy Nexus phone from Rogers, Telus, Fido, Bell with hopes of having the latest updated; it turns out that there are two different builds, ‘yakjuux’ and ‘yakju’. The main differences between these two builds is that the ‘yakjuux’ build is pushed out by Samsung and the Yakju build is pushed directly from Google.  The benefit from having the ‘yakju’ build is that you will receive the updates much faster as they are being pushed from Google directly.

The current pushed versions of Ice Cream Sandwich:

YAKJUUX – 4.0.2

YAKJU      – 4.0.4

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to update your build from the ‘yakjuux’ to ‘yakju’ build of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on Mac OS X. I am using OS X lion 10.7.3.

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for any damages you incur to your phone by updating. I am merely writing a how-to guide and everything is done at your own risk.

Make sure you backup anything on your phone as this process will wipe everything.

First you will need to download the files required to install the update. I have taken the required files and zipped them into a single folder to save you some time – the folder contains the fastboot files needed as well as the ‘yakju’ files already extracted. You are going to want to extract the zip file to the Desktop. Leave the files inside the folder they came in as the terminal commands will be written for that folder name. You can download them from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9654321/Nexus.rar

Inside the “Nexus” folder, you will find the file “fastboot”. Open this up the way you would an application and let is run. It will ‘install’ whats needed. If you don’t, you will receive a permission denied reply when you try to run the fast boot commands.

Next download the Android File Transfer software for mac from http://www.android.com/filetransfer/ and install.

We are going to start by unlocking the boot loader. This is needed so that we can install the ‘yakju’ image files. Note: This is not the same thing as rooting your phone.

First you are going to want to plug-in your Nexus and make sure that the Android File transfer recognizes the phone. If it does, power down the phone with it still being connected to the computer.

Next, boot the phone into recovery mode. To do this, power down the phone and restart it by holding the power and volume up/down buttons until you see the recovery screen.

Next, we will unlock the Bootloader. To do this, open up Terminal(located in your Applications->Utilities folder)and type the following commands.

1.) cd ~/desktop/Nexus        (hit enter after typing each one if these commands)

2.) ./fastboot devices

If everything is installed correctly, you should see xxxxxxxxxx fastboot(the numbers represent your serial number)

3.) ./fastboot oem unlock

4.)Your phone will ask you if you want to unlock the bootloader. Use the volume up button to ‘yes’ and select it by pressing the power button.

NOTE: THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON YOUR PHONE. Your bootloader is now unlocked.

Next we will install the new files:

5.)type ./fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-maguro-primela03.img

6.) type ./fastboot reboot-bootloader

7.) type ./fastboot flash radio radio-maguro-i9250xxla02.img

8.) type ./fastboot reboot-bootloader

9.) type ./fastboot -w update image-yakju-imm76d.zip

At this point, the phone will automatically restart. Once the phone has booted to the factory startup screen, power down again and and boot into recovery mode.

We are going to now re-lock the bootloader. Keep in mind that if you choose to lock it and want to update to a future version, you will need to re-unlock it and thus erase everything again. If you decide that you need to send it in for warranty, you will want to re-lock it.

To lock the bootloader:

In the Terminal, type the following:

1.) type ./fastboot devices

2.) type ./fastboot oem lock

Your bootloader is now locked again.

3.) ./fastboot reboot

Your phone is now updated to the latest firmware, Android 4.0.4. You will now be able to receive the future OTA updates directly from Google.

Guide for updating on a PC will be written shortly.

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