Google has just published the fully flashable image for the 4.0.4 update to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (mysid). This allows users who either have been unable to receive the OTA due to using a custom ROM, or simply haven't updated, to flash their devices with a complete OS image, as opposed to using an incremental update file.


This will erase all of your data, so if you do flash it, be sure to back up your stuff. Again, this image is only for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. To find basic instructions on how to go about flashing, check out the top of the download page. If you can't figure it out from there, here are some more detailed instructions (just be sure you're using the mysid files - not the yakju/maguro ones) - though using the flash-all.sh script is probably your best bet.


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Tony Allen

    I thought they weren't going to support CDMA Nexus' anymore?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Google had Verizon bake some LTE bits into this and therefore had to wait for them before they could make it available for download. As you know this is not the case with the GSM version which is directly supported by AOSP, where Google doesn't have to wait for anyone. The previous 4.0.2 factory image was there available for download as well, so the fact that 4.0.4 is on the page now shouldn't be a surprise.

      • yarrellray

        The surprise is how people GOT SCREWED who purchased this device. A nexus always has been a nexus till Verizon got one. Samsung/Google or Verizon should've been forthright from day one about the kind of support this CDMA Nexus was going to receive that did not happen. People jumped carriers for this devices and got played for there efforts. Then Google decided to start sellingthrough the play store this experience was a total farce. When people spend there money they are suppose to get what they paid for people on Verizon with the VZW NEXUS got ripped off plain and simple.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          I agree, but at the same time without the LTE bits, you wouldn't buy the Nexus on Verizon, and the LTE bits can't be open sourced into AOSP.

          Because of that, Google has to rely on Verizon, and Verizon is a horribly slow operating juggernaut.

          So while I feel your pain, I just don't see things changing because now three companies have to work together instead of two, and I really don't know if a solution can be reached unless Verizon open sources the LTE component.

        • CoZ

          I jumped ship over to Verizon for the Nexus.  I also paid full retail price for the phone at the time. Something like $750?  I can't remember nor, do I want to remember.  I've been "with" Google since the G1. Never did I expect to be treated this way.  From the slow as heck updates to them letting Verizon walk all over them and disabling Google Wallet.  Usually I enjoy hacking and rooting my device for pleasure purposes.  I had to hack/root my phone just to get it to work as it was *supposed* to.

          I am not sure who I dislike more in this scenario; Verizon or, Google.

        • Josh Nichols

          You can update to 4.0.4 like everyone else. There is nothing different about your phone. Stop making a scene.

    • Jean-Baptiste Queru

      Indeed, I'm not supporting that device any more in AOSP. If you try to use AOSP on it, have a problem, and show up in an official AOSP group asking questions that are specific to that device, I'll most probably ignore you instead of spending time trying to figure out what's causing you trouble.

      That being said, releasing factory images only requires a small effort, so I can squeeze a little bit of time to make it happen.

  • http://twitter.com/tyleralane Tyler Lane

    i assume this includes the LTE and CMDA radios?

  • CoZ

    I need to do this to get back on the 'upgrade path' after installing the earlier 'leaked' 4.04.  But the though of re-setting all my apps and widgets on my home screen annoys the heck out of me.

    • Ian Santopietro

      Titanium Backup can backup/restore your homescreen setup. It's super handy, though you may need the pro version in order to restore the homescreen (I can't remember for sure).

      • CoZ

        REALLY?  I've got the PRO version... I have to go look.

        If it does.... I can't find it anywhere....

        • CoZ

          Yea, just looked through it... if it does back up your home screens in the PRO app, I can't find the setting for it...

          • Jameslepable

            if you backup the launcher app it backs up its data which is the home screen arrangement 

  • Misterburns81

    i would rather wait. im not all impaitient about updates. and my droid 4 is fine the way it is with gingerbread.

    • Ian Santopietro

      It's a good thing you're fine with GB, since this update is for the Galaxy nexus.

  • Mabell2123

    Trying to install, but the phone keeps freezing on the Google startup screen. Any ideas?

  • Emcdonald75

    I am having problems with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus even after the 4.0.4 update. My phone only randomly rebooted once, but the battery life is horrible. I have to recharge my phone 5 times per day minimum and that’s with the 2100mAH extended battery. I attribute all of my problems to the radio. The radio signal bounces from 4 bars to 0 bars all day long. The radio also jumps back and forth from 3G to 4G whether if I am using the Internet or not. The data will stall badly. I have the issue with the mic cutting out during phone calls. My friends tell me that during a call I am there one moment and gone the next. I didn’t know what the issue was until I read about similar reports with other people. I also have poor Wifi range, the Wifi data stalls, MMS messages do not download and Google play store does not update apps when WIFI is turned on. This is the worst phone I have ever had, but I love the HD screen. Even the store reps witnessed how terrible my phone was with the poor signal and data stalls, and they told me that the 4.0.4 update would fix my problems. That was obviously a lie. I would leave Verizon but I get Unlimited talk/text/10GB of data each month for 100 bucks. I am in the Jackson, MS, market. I am hoping that another update will be released to fix these issues. I might purchase the HTC Rezound off Ebay because I am afraid that my plan will change to these new shared data plans if I sign another contract. I really want the Motorola Droid Razr HD. Plus, I heard that the Rezound has an excellent radio.

  • Em_ka85

    I need to do this to get back on the 'upgrade path' after installing the earlier 'leaked' 4.04.  But the though of re-setting all my apps and widgets on my home screen annoys the heck out of me..... sury

  • naveen shukla

    i have a aakash2 ubislate tell me how 2 install windows

  • san andersan

    I have installed abakada v1.0 titan TV ROM andriod 4.1.2 on my karbonn a30 which was 4.0.4 (icecream sandwich)os.
    Will someone plz tell me how can i restore my previous rom back.