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Force download the Android 4.0.4 update on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus

If you are Verizon Galaxy Nexus user and if you have not yet got the over the air (OTA) update, then here is a little trick you can try. The wireless carrier did send out over the air updates to a lot of Galaxy Nexus devices, but I am sure a lot of them have missed out. This becomes very clear as a lot of Verizon Galaxy Nexus users have been asking how to force download the update on many Android related blogs. So here is a method with which you can easily get the update.

If you are thinking you will have to root your Android smart phone and lose the warranty, then you do not have to worry anymore. This method does not include any type of rooting your smart phone or losing warranty, or any other type of hackery. The method is simple and very much legal. You just have to change a few settings in the Settings app. Here are the steps:

  • Go to settings>Apps>All
  • Tap Google Services Framework
  • Tap on Clear Data and then Force Stop
  • Go to About Settings>About Phone>Check for Updates

The new version of Android, the Android 4.0.4, also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich, brings in a lot of changes to the operating system. The security levels have improved, and if you browse the internet a lot on your smart phone, you are going to love the changes.

Also, there are a lot of custom ROMs already available for the Galaxy Nexus at the XDA Developers forums which are built on top of Android 4.0.4. But this is not advised for beginners who do not know how to root android phones or how it is done. You better stay away from all this mess. Get the official OTA update and enjoy the changes.

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