And the Verizon Galaxy Nexus OTA is now actually rolling out

And the Verizon Galaxy Nexus OTA is now actually rolling out
We reported two days ago that Verizon had finally made the Android 4.0.4 update official on its website, and now, perhaps 5 months after many people were expecting and update, the OTA is getting pushed out to actual phones owned by real flesh and blood people. Of course owners of the GSM version are already rocking 4.0.4, even the Sprint version (which is actually identical save for different branding and the presence of Google Wallet) have enjoyed the update for a month.

Of course Verizon can’t just give it to all of you at once – they instead began rolling it out in very small batches starting last night, and there have been continuing reports throughout the day. Remember that geography and date of purchase have nothing to do with the timing on when your update will arrive. Nor, it seems, does mashing the “Check for Update” button repeatedly, although we realize it’s a source of therapy for some of you, so we won’t berate you for doing it.

It you’re a Verizon Galaxy Nexus owner let us know if you’ve received your update.

source: Droid-Life

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1. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Im still mad

2. Twitch016

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Nothing yet. I'll believe it when I get a notification, honestly. Too many instances of false hope.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol 20 bucks says this update gets pulled. What good is a Nexus if it isnt up to date and working? I would rather be on a stable and smooth Gingerbread build like I had when I had the SGS2 or the RAZR.

4. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I thought when I bought a Google phone, I would get updates immediately after they were released. Google should have sold this phone in Google Play, from the start. This phone has been a major disappointment.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It's Verizon to blame but Google needs to step it up and make Verizon allow updates. The GSM and even Sprint version both have had 4.0.4 forever now. I am not waiting another 6 freaking months just to get another small bug fix update when the other two Galaxy Nexus will probably have Jelly Bean by then.

15. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Custom ROM anyone?

5. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I hope I'm in those early small batches. Even if they pulled it I want it before that happens. I need to research what improvements were made: 1.I suffer the 3G/4G cycling, thus, losing a solid data connection 2.Keyboard delays 3.Music playing when screen is off creating a problem with audio constantly pausing and cracking. 4.Phone calls have high pitch, garbled sound on strong signal. and internet pages freezing if i scroll too fast. :( Would like to see them bring back the playing youtube video and shut the screen off feature that my GB Moto D2G had.

6. dmbfan42

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

still waiting here in milwaukee

7. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Bought my Nexus in Feb, finally got rid of it! I'm SO Glad I did. I was SSSOOO Tired of the OTA 4.0.4 lies and drama! I got me a REAL HD phone with a better Carrier with twice the Data Speeds for $26 less!

9. ehlocal

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2012

Received the update earlier today.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Does your device function any better?

11. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Are they sure this time???

12. ehlocal

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2012

Phone seems to be running a bit smoother. Was never fully made aware of all of the improvements that were forthcoming as a result of the update, but initial results seem promising. One difference that I haven't seen yet is an improvement in the accuracy of the signal strength, but I'll keep you advised.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

My main issues were random reboots, general unexplained lag, and horrible lag transactions to landscape mode.

14. ehlocal

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2012

I never had the random reboot or lag transition issues, but lagging itself was an issue. That being said, it seems to have been fixed. On a separate note, I had major issues with the cell signal. The problem appeared to happen as a result of going out of range, but once returning to a well-known strong signal area the phone would not "grab" and I would be forced to reboot in order to regain service. I'm not sure if this too has been fixed as a result of the update, but would love to know if this issue has been prevalent with other users of this device.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Still no update for me. Ugh

17. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

I just ran my "check for updates" and am currently downloading IMM76K...I've had none of the issues with my GNEX that this is supposed to fix, except for maybe the signal strength issues! Lets see what happens!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Wow the web browser is WAY WAY WAY SMOOTHER HOLY CRAP! Everything is much smoother but yes signal is still poor and I don't know of battery life has improved but the lag is gone completely. Much much better.

19. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Any improvement with the keyboard rotation and input lagging? Or Call quality since apparently it was expected to get fixed in the next update


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yes rotation to landscape has improved. Tho I haven't really called anyone since the update but signal strength hasn't improved. However general scrolling and web page browsing has improved 100 times. I haven't had any random reboots and battery life seems a little better as well.

21. Chrisvazquez777

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I read this on another forum, and since I had nothing better to do I gave it a shot...........and it worked. Home/menu/settings/apps/all/google services framework/ Touch this. Once it opens clear data and force stop it. Hit home/settings/about phone/check for updates. It took me 7-8 times doing it, and then it started downloading the update, installed, and no problems at all. Some of the other people on that forum did it 3 times and it worked, some did it 15 and it worked, and of course some did it a lot and nothing happened. Nothing is lost by clearing the data and force stopping it, so no fear there. Give it a shot, you really have nothing to loose but about 10 minutes of time............and you have a lot to gain if it works.

22. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Thanks it worked after 8 times of repeating your process hope it doesn't screw up future updates. Now on 4.04

23. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

This should be added to the article, it most definitely works. When you follow the steps, it says the last time checked for an update was in 1969 lol. Took me 4 tries to get it

24. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

Just got it to work after trying this method a second time. Currently downloading...

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