Verizon Finally Releases Android 4.0.4 Update for their Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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    Verizon users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be pleased to know that Big Red has finally consented to let the newest version update to Ice Cream Sandwich, version 4.0.4, start rolling out to customers. It's been almost six months in coming, but was likely held up by Verizon for unknown reasons. Google certainly has had newer versions available for some time now. The official build for this one is IMM76K, and should be available OTA starting today.

    Source: PhoneArena
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    I thought Google had control over the update launches without the need for Verizon to do anything about it. Is that how it used to be and has since changed?
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    Google updates GSM phones. They can't OTA CDMA phones. The binaries must be signed by Verizon. If Google OTA'd us we wouldn't be able to make calls or use data.

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    verizon cleared this already??? really??? man... they are on the ball...haha... i've been running 4.0.4 in one form or several others since i had phone for... six hours :)
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    Is there a way to just install the new radios?
    If so, where can I find the files for that?

    Thanks. I have a rooted 4.0.4 IMM30B and really don't want to downgrade to 4.0.2 and then back to this version of 4.0.4 unless I have to.
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    Check rootz wiki. They have a patch file. If you go to the Galaxy Nexus General Discussions on this forum, I linked to it in one of the recent threads. On tapatalk now so can't do links easily.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    Ahh, thanks.
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    Congratulations guys! Hopefully this fixes whatever issues people had.
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    That's funny. I called Verizon twice today and they don't have it.......someone is inaccurate

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    Question-Were we misled by thinking we were gonna get updates from Google?Honestly,and this is probly my falt-But didnt know Google was only gonna support GSM version.Syndicate0017 just hit me with info I didnt know.
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    I know,I called yesterday and as you said-its not in their systems,so as my signature says-"Where do we go from here?"
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    update

    The update is still not available for me. Has anyone else received it OTA yet?
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    Im starting too think,somebody from Apple is doing some serious Trolling. :D
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    not me-greensboro,nc :mad:
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    Google could never have "officially" supported our phones. They believed they would have more cooperation from Verizon than they have received. Google doesn't have access to the CDMA binaries because of patents so Verizon MUST sign the binaries for an OTA to give us calls/data access. The reason Devs can take updated source from Google and compile it into a working ROM is because they use the original signed binaries.
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    So,whats the difffrence in the Nexus(CDMA)and Apple(Iphone CDMA) which gets updates from Apple?No interference from VZW.Plz forgive,just tryin too understand all this.
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    Im really understanding what people mean when they say,this is not a true Nexus phone.
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    This is where my knowledge runs thin. I'm not sure how Apple goes about the updates as I've never had an iPhone. Apple doesn't really take any crap from carriers though so I'd assume it has something to do with the carriers (like VZW) being willing to bend over backwards for Apple. If Apple says they have an update they want sent out, I bet VZW wastes no time in approving that sucker.
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    April fools day has past. This is not funny.
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    No 4G involved either so that may make a diff.
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