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Old April 10th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #201 (permalink)
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That did it, I found the update to F on xda, then upgraded that, then ICS update finally took. Thanks to all that helped.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #202 (permalink)
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@Inevitability I already wanted to ask you to "walk through" the installation of a good ROM, but finally, finally OTA of 404 hit my phone in Lithuanian and you reported issues with the custom ROM. So I installed the update (after some hesitation - the previous update left a mark on my mind). Everything went smoothly this time and I can report initial observations of some improvements in performance. I have not yet noted a substantial improvement in battery time (today it lasted only some 6 hrs again, but that after system install etc. so I am hoping to see better result further on), but I see notable changes in its usage report: now the biggest battery-eater is screen (over 52%), and not Android OS as it used to be (now only some 10%). The auto-brightness issue also seems to be gone. Overall, the phone seems to be marginally snappier. Thus so far so good - I am happy with the update, but waiting was way, way too long...
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I just received my 4.04 OTA (in China using a Hong Kong sourced 9023) and can confirm battery life is better on 4.04 vs 4.03. As with PvtJoker's findings, Android OS is using less juice at 14% vs 30% with 4.03. I don't use the live wallpaper so screen usage is similar at about 30%.
With regards battery time so far today I'm at 25% after 14hours 39s. Yesterday on 4.03 I was at less than 10% for the same time. Biggest improvement for battery time when first grappling with ICS 4.03 was setting 'keep Wi-Fi on during sleep' to 'Never' in the Advanced WiFi settings.
My CPU usage is still always up at 99% and flat chat at 1GHz so no change from 4.03. It was always pretty high on 2.3.6 as well but given the fact that I'm the only person I know running ICS overall I'm happy.
btw thanks to all who have posted and helped so far - this is a very useful thread.
Just had to pick my wife's iPhone up to take a call (sorry to mention that device here) and iOS looks archaic next to ICS!
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@Inevitability I already wanted to ask you to "walk through" the installation of a good ROM, but finally, finally OTA of 404 hit my phone in Lithuanian and you reported issues with the custom ROM. So I installed the update (after some hesitation - the previous update left a mark on my mind). Everything went smoothly this time and I can report initial observations of some improvements in performance. I have not yet noted a substantial improvement in battery time (today it lasted only some 6 hrs again, but that after system install etc. so I am hoping to see better result further on), but I see notable changes in its usage report: now the biggest battery-eater is screen (over 52%), and not Android OS as it used to be (now only some 10%). The auto-brightness issue also seems to be gone. Overall, the phone seems to be marginally snappier. Thus so far so good - I am happy with the update, but waiting was way, way too long...
Awesome! Glad for you, I tried updating from SD card (manual flash) of 4.0.4, then I tried wiping everything before manual install of 4.0.4 (second attempt to 4.0.4) and then I stayed on 4.0.3 for a few days. I got OTA 2 days ago and decided to update last night. Now it seems normal - not sure yet still testing
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@tobyyoda: Thanks for a useful observation regarding advanced WiFi setting. However, for me it is one of the key functions of a smartphone to have email syncing over internet constantly on (even in sleep mode).

My further observations for the full "usual" day on ICS 4.0.4: I noticed that the "Exchange Services" grabbed a large share of battery use (around 25%) as I had wifi or 3G turned on for most of the day and it was mostly used for syncing several email accounts. It's a bit on the high side IMHO, given no intensive use of the internet, just email syncing without attachments and a few widgets e.g. Bloomberg etc. updating. Android OS battery use stabilized around 20%. Screen (and I do not use live wallpaper) used around 30% of the battery leading me to suspicion that auto-brightness still does not work perfectly (although visually it looks notably better than on 4.0.3). Overall my phone lasted a bit more than 12 hours on the full charge (with wifi/3G on for most of the day) vs 6-9 hours on a comparable day with 4.0.3. Thus I conclude that the improvement is notable, but there are still places to work on.
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PvtJoker, yes I certainly agree - notable but still places to work on. In my case all my email syncs over EDGE (not even 3G here) so I can get away with the WiFi compromise. I'll keep WiFi switched on tomorrow and see how the performance compares. Tonight I'm at 17% for 15h 44min. Under 4.03 I was lucky to 10hours before seeing the red bar at the bottom of the battery indicator.
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I am at 17% left with only barely 8 hrs of use. ( Wifi and syncing was on all the time, but surprisingly "Android OS" jumped to the top again and ate 37% of the battery use today (kinda back to 403 style). No bloody idea why such result today...
Battery usage stats for today:
Android OS 37%
Exchange Services 36%
Screen 6% (only! Perhaps due to the phone being in sleep mode for most of today)
Voice calls 5%
Wifi 5%
Mobile 4%
Email 4%
Android system 2%
Idle 2%
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I am at 17% left with only barely 8 hrs of use. ( Wifi and syncing was on all the time, but surprisingly "Android OS" jumped to the top again and ate 37% of the battery use today (kinda back to 403 style). No bloody idea why such result today...
Battery usage stats for today:
Android OS 37%
Exchange Services 36%
Screen 6% (only! Perhaps due to the phone being in sleep mode for most of today)
Voice calls 5%
Wifi 5%
Mobile 4%
Email 4%
Android system 2%
Idle 2%
If it helps for comparison, I kept WiFi, Cell data & Sync on today and I got to 10hours 20mins before the warning to connect my charger appeared.
My battery stats are:-
screen 35%
facebook 8% (even though I didn't actually use it once...honest)
Android system 8%
Voice Calls 7%
WiFi 7%
Mobile Standby 7%
Maps 6%
Android OS 5%
Media Server 3%
GT Tasks 3%

This is still better than with 403 but I think this shows the WiFi settings are probably the biggest battery save for me rather then 404 vs 403, although my Android OS seems to be behaving a bit better than yours?! To be honest I am no expert so would be hesitant to recommend anything to other members but potentially these stats might be useful to some??!!
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I am at 17% left with only barely 8 hrs of use. ( Wifi and syncing was on all the time, but surprisingly "Android OS" jumped to the top again and ate 37% of the battery use today (kinda back to 403 style). No bloody idea why such result today...
Battery usage stats for today:
Android OS 37%
Exchange Services 36%
This is your problem - there is a bug in Exchange Services that causes a loop and the CPU is working harder, hence the Android OS usage is high too. See here about this issue and please contribute info to help fix it:

Issue 24531 - android - ExchangeActiveSync (4.0.2-EAS-1.3) on Galaxy Nexus crushing Exch2003/IIS services and Nexus battery life - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting
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This is your problem - there is a bug in Exchange Services that causes a loop and the CPU is working harder, hence the Android OS usage is high too. See here about this issue and please contribute info to help fix it:

Issue 24531 - android - ExchangeActiveSync (4.0.2-EAS-1.3) on Galaxy Nexus crushing Exch2003/IIS services and Nexus battery life - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting
Thanks I will try to contribute to the thread that you forwarded although I am not good at the technical stuff at all - I just can clearly notice that I experience that issue.
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Just to follow up on the battery issue with 4.0.3. Unbelievable - I am just barely 7 hours since the last full charge today and 2% of battery remaining. Exchange Services have eaten 33% today. Pretty much the same was yesterday, both days quite mane emails from my several accounts were synced, but only a few were read on phone. I have seconded the issue in the dev forum as suggested by bfksc, and a few more users have confirmed the same issue with Exchange Services severely draining the battery. Re-installing the Exchange Services seems to help a day or two (the good effect I experienced right after ICS upgrade from 03 to 04), but then it falls back to the battery draining again...
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The update came to my nexus i clicked install it is the ICS 4.04 in restarted in 10 seconds and then a black screen with a grey Google logo appears in the middle and the "unlocked" logo on the bottom of the screen. And it stays that way for hours .... Last time i let it for 6 hours and nothing. Had to remove the battery so i could use my phone. this is my 3rd attempt. i tried manual install with walkthroughs from youtube and same thing happened . ... help ?


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please use this thread for general ics 4.0.3 discussions. If you have specific issues or problems after updating, feel free to start a new thread if one does not already exist. I will be updating this post with new links and info when it's available.

The ota has started rolling out. You can wait for it to reach your device on its natural course, or you can update manually via the recovery console.

news (4/2/2012): great news for at&t nexus s users! A 4.0.4 update is now available for the i9020a. The update is intended for those on 2.3.6. It is unclear whether or not it will work for older versions.

I9020a 2.3.6 to 4.0.4 link: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespoa/iezmw3fu.zip

news (3/28/2012): an official 4.0.4 update is now available. For now, the only manual update available is the 4.0.3 to 4.0.4. This works for both the i9020t and i9023. We're still waiting on the i9020a. Here is that update file if you want to do it manually:

4.0.3 to 4.0.4 (i9020t and i9023): http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/hr7qfetn.zip

news (3/16/2012): engadget reports that nexus s and nexus s 4g devices will get official updates to ics within the "next few weeks." see the story here: confirmed: Ics coming to the nexus s in the next few weeks -- engadget

news (2/6/2012): rumor is that a 4.0.5 build is in the works for the nexus s. Documents suggest it'll be out "by march." source: galaxy nexus and nexus s to receive ota android 4.0.5 update by march | mobilesyrup.com

news (1/31/2012): an android version 4.0.4 build has recently leaked for the nexus s 4g. This build won't work for those of us on the gsm version, but the fact that it carries a newer version number clearly suggests that google is continuing to work out the various bugs we've seen in 4.0.3. There's a good chance we may all be seeing a 4.0.4 ota in the near future.

news (12/20/2011): due to a battery life bug experienced by some users, google has suspended the nexus s ics update. This means the ota won't be rolling out to anyone else until they solve the problem. You can still update manually if you choose, using the files below, but be aware that the battery issue could affect you.

Details regarding the issue can be seen here: google said to be suspending nexus s ics update due to high cpu usage and battery life bug

i personally am not experiencing significantly poor battery life. After 19 hours on battery with moderate use, i still had 34% left; however, my awake time is twice my screen on time, as described as the bug.


links to official update files:

i9020t and i9023 (4.0.3 to 4.0.4) - http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/hr7qfetn.zip

i9020t and i9023 (2.3.6 to 4.0.3) - http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/vq8pqk_v.zip

i9020t and i9023 4.0.3 full rom (flash from any previous version) - http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/zd3pyn0t.zip

i9020a (2.3.6 to 4.0.4) - http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespoa/iezmw3fu.zip



work around for i9020a models (no longer necessary with official i9020a 4.0.4 update)
a work around has been discovered that allows you to update your i9020a with the i9020t file linked above. It is definitely not for the faint of heart, and it is not confirmed as entirely stable. Follow these instructions at your own risk.

First, your phone must be rooted with clockwork mod recovery image.
Factory reset and flash a stock 2.3.6 rom for a i9020t (link to 2.3.6 rom: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/1ada25375426.signed-soju-ota-189904.1ada2537.zip).
Reboot (your radio won't be working).
Using fastboot, re-inject clockwork mod.
Flash the i9020t ics update above.
Flash the ucke1 i9020a radio (link to radio: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=687157&stc=1&d=1313224 429).
Reboot, and done.


ics features
a lot of people had questions regarding the features shown at the galaxy nexus launch and whether or not they'd make it to the nexus s. Well, here's a list of included (and left out) features so far. I'm sure i've missed plenty, so feel free to request any others you might be curious about.

Included features:
  • quick task managment (holding the home button)
  • data management
  • new lock screen (no face unlock)
  • new browser (finally a decent stock browser imho)
  • new launcher (just like the galaxy nexus' minus on-screen buttons)
  • new keyboard and voice recognition
  • new camera app with panorama mode
  • new notification bar
  • nfc "beaming"
  • screenshots (hold volume down + power)
not included:
  • face unlock
  • zero shutter lag
  • hd video recording
  • simultaneous video + photos
unknown:
  • multi-person video chat


update log:
12/19/2011 - added "full rom" link for i9020t and i9023.
12/20/2011 - added news about google suspending 4.0.3 update.
1/31/2012 - added news regarding android 4.0.4 leak.
2/6/2012 - addes news regarding 4.0.5 rumors.
3/16/2012 - added news regarding upcoming official ics update.
3/28/2012 - added news and links regarding 4.0.4 update.
4/2/2012 - addes news and links regarding 4.0.4 i9020a update (thanks electricalbear!)



i have samsung nexus s in pakistan and device is i9023 and current system is 2.4,, want to update 4.0.4 or 4.0.3,, plz help me what i have to do?? Im new on andriod,, waiting for kind response
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I was using mobo player to view .avi files when i had android 2.3.6. But after I updated it to android 4.0.4, i cant play .avi files. Is anyone else facing the same problem? please provide a solution.
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The update came to my nexus i clicked install it is the ICS 4.04 in restarted in 10 seconds and then a black screen with a grey Google logo appears in the middle and the "unlocked" logo on the bottom
The unlocked icon at the bottom indicates that you have unlocked the bootloader and/or rooted the device. You need to re-lock the bootloader using "fastbook oem lock" for the official update to install.
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The unlocked icon at the bottom indicates that you have unlocked the bootloader and/or rooted the device. You need to re-lock the bootloader using "fastbook oem lock" for the official update to install.
The bootloader doesn't need to be locked to flash official updates. My bootloader has been unlocked for the past year, and I was able to manually flash the 4.0.3 update as well as get the 4.0.4 update OTA.
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