2011-10-21 17h07_01

Owners of the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus (yakju) are waking up to an OTA update notification this morning that is said to fix the signal loss issues which came along with build IMM76D. Since this new build (IMM76I) doesn't bump the Android version, kernel, or radios at all, however, we're not sure if the update makes any other changes (though it's unlikely).


For those who want to update manually, you can grab the download right here. To install it, simply execute the following commands (rooted users with the stock recovery only):

This assumes that you already have ADB and Fastboot set up.

To keep root, use OTA Root Keeper.
  • Navigate to where you downloaded the above update and open a command line window.
  • adb push 46cf01d3e2ea.signed-yakju-IMM76I-from-IMM76D.46cf01d3.zip /data/local/
  • adb shell
  • su
  • cat /data/local/46cf01d3e2ea.signed-yakju-IMM76I-from-IMM76D.46cf01d3.zip > /cache/46cf01d3e2ea.signed-yakju-IMM76I-from-IMM76D.46cf01d3.zip
  • reboot recovery
  • push both volume buttons and power until the menu comes up (may take a few tries)
  • choose 'apply update from /cache'

After that, just let it do its thing and reboot.

If your device has ClockworkMod Recovery installed, it's not recommended that you install this update, as it could wipe recovery upon reboot.

Unfortunately, if you're not rooted, you'll just have to wait for the OTA to hit. If you're rooted with CWM, then you'll have to wait for someone to make a CWM-friendly version of the OTA (which shouldn't take long).

Thanks, Kam!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Cristian

    I can confirm that the update fixes the signal drop issue, and nothing more. I have had the update for a little over a week now. That bug was quite irritating. Glad the have the "phone" part of my device back.

    • Question Our World

      Where are you located? what carrier?

    • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

      Can you confirm that the market is working? I can't download anything from the market after the update

    • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

      Can you confirm that the market is working? I can't download anything from the market after the update

  • jimsis

    So approximately how long does it take for the OTA to reach everybody, is it a couple of days thing or couple or weeks thing?  Does it matter which provider (AT&T) you are using?  Where are the people who woke up today to the update located?

  • http://twitter.com/scuttlefield Scott Oldfield

    Glad to see a (relatively) quick fix on this...even more glad that I never had the signal drop problem. (FYI, no OTA for me just yet).

    T-Mobile, Portland, OR

  • Chris

    I still haven't got the 4.0.4 OTA.  My unlocked Galaxy Nexus is still on 4.0.2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.tucker1 Alan Tucker

    I assume this is why I haven't recieved the 4.0.4 update on my Galaxy Nexus yet?

  • Lceks_171

    If u are rooted with cwm installed on the phone u can apply the ota update via cwm and retain cwm by deleting the recovery folder in the ota update archive file. It works for me.

    • Paul Nicholls

      This worked for me - I was offered the OTA, but CWM recovery wouldn't install it; manually downloading it, removing the "recovery" folder and then manually flashing it with CWM recovery worked.  It did, naturally, break my root though - and OTA RootKeeper made it even worse when I tried to restore the protected backup, so I had to re-flash su.zip to regain root (RK managed to remove the partially-working su binary completely, and not replace it with the working backup!)

  • Ras

    Still on 4.0.2 wtf is google doing

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.tucker1 Alan Tucker

    I have a feeling this update is being rolled into the 4.0.4 OTA, that's why you are still on 4.0.2 like me.

  • Mail

    Hopefully it won't take long to get this on yakjuux as well.

  • RabidRotty

    I got the update twice. Once a week ago and then again today anyone else get a double?

  • sQueezedhe

    Got it earlier this evening, UK on 3, previously on 4.0.4

  • synurge

    is there a chance (far fetched i know) that this recovery image patch will fix the i9023 screen blank during recovery issue that the yakju has, Am wondering if there is a signal issue why are they sending a recovery patch file as well. 

  • Phpjason

    That's a step forward. Hurray.   

  • http://twitter.com/Rimher Umberto Sonnino

    Got it on my GNex yesterday night here in Italy!

    Wasn't expecting it, but it's still improvements!

  • http://profiles.google.com/scottoldfield Scott Oldfield

    Just got my update about 30 minutes ago. If you haven't gotten it yet, hold on, it's coming.

    T-Mobile, Portland, OR
    Previously on 4.0.4

  • jake

    got mine in canada but a lot of people hear are still stuck at 4.0.1 ridiculous