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How to Update Nexus S I9020 to CM9 Final Android 4.0.4 ICS Custom Firmware

CyanogenMod 9 is now available. It has just been released to a number of Android devices. You can install CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Nexus S I9020 using the tutorial below with CWM. Your phone should have ClockworkMod recovery and it should be rooted.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the process of how to install CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Nexus S. Please make sure to backup all your data as this tutorial will wipe your internal storage. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Nexus S Android 4.0 software update

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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Nexus S to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Nexus S USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Nexus S I9020 to CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS ROM.