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Default Official ICS 4.0.X Discussion and Links Thread

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!)

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Nevermind - I got it. The only issue is the facial recognition not working.
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Nevermind - I got it. The only issue is the facial recognition not working.
I've heard that it won't be supported. Not sure on the source but it's what I've heard.
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Not supported on the Nexus S you mean?
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Not supported on the Nexus S you mean?
Yes. But I'd say it's just a temporary problem for now since the unofficial ROMS had no issue using Face Unlock.

EDIT: So apparently I have the i9023, which I guess means I can update. But a few questions:

1. If I manual update, will it effect future OTA updates? (make them not work etc.)
2. I'm with Vodafone Australia, does that make a difference?
3. Is there a brick risk?
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I wish I could help you with any of those questions.

For your first, I can tell you that I did a manual update in the past have then received OTA updates without a problem.

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Yes. But I'd say it's just a temporary problem for now since the unofficial ROMS had no issue using Face Unlock.

EDIT: So apparently I have the i9023, which I guess means I can update. But a few questions:

1. If I manual update, will it effect future OTA updates? (make them not work etc.)
2. I'm with Vodafone Australia, does that make a difference?
3. Is there a brick risk?
1. No, it should not affect your ability to receive OTA updates in the future. This is a stock (official) update, it will continue to receive OTA updates.
2. Carrier should not make a difference.
3. If you're coming from stock 2.3.6 and you aren't rooted, there is very little risk in bricking. I can't say there's zero risk, because there's always that slight chance a meteor may fall from the sky and knock the phone out of your hand while you're updating (akin to getting a corrupt download that still passes the checksum).
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1. No, it should not affect your ability to receive OTA updates in the future. This is a stock (official) update, it will continue to receive OTA updates.
2. Carrier should not make a difference.
3. If you're coming from stock 2.3.6 and you aren't rooted, there is very little risk in bricking. I can't say there's zero risk, because there's always that slight chance a meteor may fall from the sky and knock the phone out of your hand while you're updating (akin to getting a corrupt download that still passes the checksum).
I'm still stock and unrooted on 2.3.6. Would the *CHECKIN* dial thing work to speed things up?
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If it's not your device's turn in the "mighty google system" ,then NO
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Had to delete swype as it kept saying it had stopped working when it hadn't. But new keyboard is pretty good, the predicted text is spooky in how accurate it is.
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Just installed it ,untill now it works like a charm .. thank you quantumrand for the links !!
I will return with details/bugs [NS I9023]
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Had to delete swype as it kept saying it had stopped working when it hadn't. But new keyboard is pretty good, the predicted text is spooky in how accurate it is.
Give the new voice recognition typing a try. It's ridiculously better than it was on Gingerbread.
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I'm having issues changing my keyboard - but maybe I'm being dumb. I go to input & languages and the android KB is selected as well as Swype - but I cannot unselect the android one and it is the only one that shows up when I go to use the keyboard. Any ideas?
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Will my Mobilicity version i9020XXKF1 on stock 2.3.6 be able to use the stock upgrade? (Total noob with Androids)
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Downloaded the ZIP and flashed a couple of hours ago. Beyond the normal nervousness that flashing causes it went perfectly. Will take some time to get used to a few new ways of doing things that had become ingrained habits (like figuring out how to look at notifications -- not kidding it took me an hour to catch on).
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can anyone tell me if I upgrade my nexus s to ics if I will loose my tethering and portable hotspots?
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1. No, it should not affect your ability to receive OTA updates in the future. This is a stock (official) update, it will continue to receive OTA updates.
2. Carrier should not make a difference.
3. If you're coming from stock 2.3.6 and you aren't rooted, there is very little risk in bricking. I can't say there's zero risk, because there's always that slight chance a meteor may fall from the sky and knock the phone out of your hand while you're updating (akin to getting a corrupt download that still passes the checksum).
So you are saying this should be good for the unrooted telus nexus s, i9020A?
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So you are saying this should be good for the unrooted telus nexus s, i9020A?
I9020A phones can't use this update without being rooted and grabbing a radio fix after the upgrade.
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So you are saying this should be good for the unrooted telus nexus s, i9020A?
Like Crimson said, only the I9020T and I9023 version has been released. Those two models both share the same AWS UMTS radio. The I9020A has an 850/1900 UMTS radio.

Theoretically, the I9020T/I9023 update file would work on a I9020A save for the radio if you force it to install. In the original post, there's a method to force the I9020T update to install on the I9020A and then flash a working radio. It's a good way to brick your phone though, if you do something wrong, and there's no promises on how stable it is.
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can anyone tell me if I upgrade my nexus s to ics if I will loose my tethering and portable hotspots?

I didn't on mine - checked it right away and it still works!
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Probably done something really stupid here but did the upgrade today to ICS 4.0.3.
When originally got the phone, had my number ported from previous provider. Now, having done the upgrade I have the original phone number back.
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can anyone tell me if I upgrade my nexus s to ics if I will loose my tethering and portable hotspots?

I also noticed the bluetooth tethering option which was grayed out and not accessible before can now be turned on. However I have not been able to test it yet.
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A couple of questions on notifications:

1) what/where is that new notification bar? what's so good about it?

2) in 2.3 I could bring up list of notifications from the menu button in the home screen, but this choice is no longer showing at that same spot. where do I find it?
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in 2.3, the colour scheme on the phone (clock, 3g signal bar, phone keypad, etc) were green which I really liked.

however in 4.0.3, everything is now blue! is there a way to change it back to green? I can find no "scheme" kind of thing in settings.

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in 2.3, the colour scheme on the phone (clock, 3g signal bar, phone keypad, etc) were green which I really liked.

however in 4.0.3, everything is now blue! is there a way to change it back to green? I can find no "scheme" kind of thing in settings.

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I doubt it. I however like the blue, so maybe give it a chance. Otherwise, you can always use a launcher.

I switched my phone on this morning and got the OTA update instead of doing a manual one. Very smooth and fast The new notification bar looks great too. Instead of a grey background, it's now partially see through and you can swipe to the left or right to clear a notification instead of hitting the clear button. The media player is also able to be controlled from the notification bar too.
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Hi guys I'm new here, not an expert on android but would like to share some problems I faced with 4.0.3 on my Nexus S.

1) it cannot find 2g networks, I have to keep data enabled on for it to find any network. but once the network is detected it stays working even if I turn off data enabled.
however,when I was in the elevator with data enabled off, it didn't locate any network when I got out until I had to manually redo the process.

2) I'm getting mixed problems with contacts names showing when they call me, and on the call log, some appear with name some only a number even though it is saved in my contacts, I'm gonna try to delete all my contacts and then reimport them into my account and see how it goes.
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previously the search widget was something I can place in any one of the 5 home screens.

now the search bar is always on the screen no matter which home screen I'm on. I know android is free and everything because search is where they make the money, but on every home screen? a bit much. please, pretty, please allow a way to get rid of that.

as an alternative, why not replace one of the 5 things on the bottom (currently phone, contacts, all apps, txt msg and browser) with the search icon? I'd change the contacts for the search icon.
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previously the search widget was something I can place in any one of the 5 home screens.

now the search bar is always on the screen no matter which home screen I'm on. I know android is free and everything because search is where they make the money, but on every home screen? a bit much. please, pretty, please allow a way to get rid of that.

as an alternative, why not replace one of the 5 things on the bottom (currently phone, contacts, all apps, txt msg and browser) with the search icon? I'd change the contacts for the search icon.
It can be turned off but the space where it sat can't be used. So it's pretty pointless at this point, but a future update may change things.
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Hi everyone,

I'm also newbie with Android phone too. I've had my Nexus S for 2 months now and really like it. However, with this new update, I don't like where they place the search bar....totally agree with rockhammer.

I also have another issue. With the old system 2.3.6, I was able to use my songs as ringtones but the new system 4.0.3 doesn't give option of set song as ringtone. Any ideas how to do so? Thanks.

Oh, and if I don't like this new system, how do I go back to previous one 2.3.6?

Thank you!
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Hi everyone,

I'm also newbie with Android phone too. I've had my Nexus S for 2 months now and really like it. However, with this new update, I don't like where they place the search bar....totally agree with rockhammer.

I also have another issue. With the old system 2.3.6, I was able to use my songs as ringtones but the new system 4.0.3 doesn't give option of set song as ringtone. Any ideas how to do so? Thanks.

Oh, and if I don't like this new system, how do I go back to previous one 2.3.6?

Thank you!
Ringtone: If you have Realplayer or DoubleTwist (I forget which), it has a "use as ringtone" option for any song on you're phone.

Going back: I think you have to root and reflash to do that. And if you're new to this kind of thing, I'd don't recommend it.
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Ringtone: If you have Realplayer or DoubleTwist (I forget which), it has a "use as ringtone" option for any song on you're phone.

Going back: I think you have to root and reflash to do that. And if you're new to this kind of thing, I'd don't recommend it.
Hi DexTyler,

Thanks for your help. Here's another stupid question, do I download Realplayer or DoubleTwist from Android market? Currently, when I go to music, it plays whatever songs I choose so not sure what I am having.
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Thanks for your help. Here's another stupid question, do I download Realplayer or DoubleTwist from Android market? Currently, when I go to music, it plays whatever songs I choose so not sure what I am having.
Yes, you have to get them from the Android Market. The current player is the default one which doesn't have the ringtone option. And after looking at the two apps, DoubleTwist is the app that has the ringtone option.

Personally, I use DoubleTwist. The interface is very easy to use and you can play, pause and skip tracks from the lock screen.

Hope that's helped
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A couple of questions on notifications:

1) what/where is that new notification bar? what's so good about it?

2) in 2.3 I could bring up list of notifications from the menu button in the home screen, but this choice is no longer showing at that same spot. where do I find it?
The new notification bar works just like the old notification bar except now you can dismiss individual notifications instead of all of them. Just drag it down from the top of the screen.

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previously the search widget was something I can place in any one of the 5 home screens.

now the search bar is always on the screen no matter which home screen I'm on. I know android is free and everything because search is where they make the money, but on every home screen? a bit much. please, pretty, please allow a way to get rid of that.

as an alternative, why not replace one of the 5 things on the bottom (currently phone, contacts, all apps, txt msg and browser) with the search icon? I'd change the contacts for the search icon.
I personally like the placement of the new search bar. I didn't at first, but it doesn't actually take up any extra screen space. You still get the 4x4 widget space. And since you don't have to add the 4x1 search widget anymore, it actually saves screen real estate.

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Hi everyone,

I'm also newbie with Android phone too. I've had my Nexus S for 2 months now and really like it. However, with this new update, I don't like where they place the search bar....totally agree with rockhammer.

I also have another issue. With the old system 2.3.6, I was able to use my songs as ringtones but the new system 4.0.3 doesn't give option of set song as ringtone. Any ideas how to do so? Thanks.

Oh, and if I don't like this new system, how do I go back to previous one 2.3.6?

Thank you!
To add your own ringtones, all you have to do is put them in "media/audio/ringtones" on your internal storage. You can do the same with alarms (in "media/audio/alarms") and notifications (in "media/audio/notifications"). If these folders aren't in your storage already, you can simply make them yourself.

I personally like Ringdroid (link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ringdroid) to add my own ringtones.
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Ok ,so after looking at this "great" version of Android ,i realized that Google disappointed me once again !
1: Takes forever to charge ! [4:40h from 10% compared to 3h max with 2.3.7];
2: Effects work and don't in camera ,not to say video is recorded in a weird way when finally using effects !;
3: Takes forever to boot ,what the ... ??? it used to take 8 seconds with CM7 to boot up ,with 4.03 takes about 20-25 ,why the delay ??;
4: And i know this is not Google's fault ...no actually it is for making this system so fragmented ! > not all the apps work X(

Conclusion ...my conclusion : [I9023] For the moment i don't think it is a good idea to upgrade ,it is a nice and very smooth OS ,unlike ginger ,but at this moment it's not optimized for our NS's & like you well know ,we'll have to deal with this ... until Google releases some bug-fixes ,and there will be many
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Received the ICS update last night here in India. Enjoying every moment of exploring new features. Till now all seems to be running smooth except two glitches:
  1. Contacts: Although the nos. are saved in the contacts, when I receive a call the name is not displayed. Not for all contacts but for few.
  2. Google Talk: The multiple account login is bugging me a bit. Of the 2 accounts synced one is a Google Apps account and other a Gmail account. Since Chat services is not enabled in the Google Apps account I am always getting an error of Login issues (for the apps a/c). How can I disable auto login for this apps a/c ???

Also wanted to know from other users... how is the battery performance post update ???
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Also wanted to know from other users... how is the battery performance post update ???
Well after 5 hours of excessive use (and I mean really excessive), I still had 67% battery left. The battery life has been improved greatly for me.
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OK, so I got the update yesterday and am not much impressed.

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1) something is seriously wrong with my wifi, which is unbelievably intermittent with the speed test app never successfully completing a test. My girlfriends nexus s, still on gingerbread, has no issues. Android with a buggy connection is horrible. Will test a few more networks to see if the problem occurs everywhere.
2) I have the issue with peoples names not being displayed, does not happen with everyone but quite a few.

Other things I am not liking:
1) physics engine / touch input doesn't seem quite right, I used to be able to flick through pages and lists with ease but now I can't move through so easily. It's like they have put treacle down so it slows down faster.
2) far too much screen real estate is being used by the updated gmail app. The soft buttons are permanently present and the top bar is bigger than before. This means you cannot see so many messages. The old behaviour where options only appeared once a message was selected was much better.
3) it's fugly. The rich black menus were much nicer than the funny grey shadewand I don't like the oversized headers in loads of the default apps. Things look cheaper and less sophisticated like a toy!


Don't get me wrong, there are lots of things to like - the notifications, reordered menus and task switcher are to name a few - but I feel like they didn't think things through with older phones with physical dedicated keys and smaller screen sizes.

Anyone else have these problems?
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New issue -

I sometimes get silent state when someone calls me [only vibrate ,no ringtone] even if it's on normal mode.


God ,i hate stock Android !! Too bad i have to wait for CM to release something stable )
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One big issue i have is the in the Stock browser, it seems like it can't handle big websites at all. Especially sites with alot of images.

If anyone could try this site and see if its only for me i would appriciate it.

Try going to VG.NO
and then press "menu" and "request desktop version"
For me the first pics load, then the rest doesnt render, then everthing becomes white

Also, this morning i tried watching several flash-videos in the browser, and after about 30 sec to 5 minutes, the browser just shuts down.

I really like the new update and all, and flash plays finally smooth and framerate is good. But the browser perfomance is really killing it for me.
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One big issue i have is the in the Stock browser, it seems like it can't handle big websites at all. Especially sites with alot of images.

If anyone could try this site and see if its only for me i would appriciate it.

Try going to VG.NO
and then press "menu" and "request desktop version"
For me the first pics load, then the rest doesnt render, then everthing becomes white

Also, this morning i tried watching several flash-videos in the browser, and after about 30 sec to 5 minutes, the browser just shuts down.

I really like the new update and all, and flash plays finally smooth and framerate is good. But the browser perfomance is really killing it for me.
I installed ICS about an hour ago. My Nexus S is a i9023 GSM and everything went very smoothly - simple update. Have only found one widget that isn't working (extended controls power widgets), but other than that the rest is super smooth. "Ironman666" try and update your Adobe Flash to latest version to resolve issues in ICS. I must say this seems to have made my Nexus so much more responsive. No WiFi problems. Need to make some calls to see how that side of things is panning out. Webbrowse is absolutely blistering compared to GB one. So far so good. Love it
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I'm also having serious wifi issues. Namely, the ICS update completely killed it. The Nexus S can't even detect my network. It's just stuck on "Turning on wifi..." Anybody else having this issue?
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I have absolutely no WiFi issues, WiFi functionality has been improved hugely compared to 2.3.6!
In 2.3.6 I had a lot of problems with WiFi in which it "looses" the connection but the icon stays green. I had to disable and enable WiFi to get it to work again. This was a basic Gingerbread problem since the Galaxy Gio that my wife uses has the exact problems as well.
As for the other problems mentioned here, charging takes no longer then with 2.3.6 and I really love the new UI. It takes a little getting used to but since I allready have a Honeycomb tablet it is very easy to get to grips with.
The new search bar is great in my opninion, for a Nexus S you could do without since you allready have a search button but I like it anyway.
The phone is now way more responsive and faster, it really feels like a new phone.
The boot time is not that much slower compared to stock 2.3.6 so that is not a problem for me and anyway how often do you reboot your phone? For me it is about once or twice a week or when I need to turn it off. I allso have a Blackberry Torch, that takes more then two minutes to boot!

One thing that I have noticed is that the first boot after flashing takes a long time and the subsequent "application optimisation" as well. I didn't find the phone to be very responsive when it was ready. I did another reboot and it was much quicker that time!
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"Ironman666" try and update your Adobe Flash to latest version to resolve issues in ICS. I must say this seems to have made my Nexus so much more responsive.
Allready done that. Still, big websites with alot of images just doesnt load for me. Flash is set to "on demand"

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If anyone could try this site and see if its only for me i would appriciate it.

Try going to VG.NO
and then press "menu" and "request desktop version"
For me the first pics load, then the rest doesnt render, then everthing becomes white
Can someone test this for me? I want to know if its something wrong in my end.
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After updating to ICS my call log only recognize some numbers. For the others it just show me the number. When someone from my contacts calls it shows the name ok. After, when i check the call log, i got no name asociated to that number. Any advice?

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One big issue i have is the in the Stock browser, it seems like it can't handle big websites at all. Especially sites with alot of images.

If anyone could try this site and see if its only for me i would appriciate it.

Try going to VG.NO
and then press "menu" and "request desktop version"
For me the first pics load, then the rest doesnt render, then everthing becomes white

Also, this morning i tried watching several flash-videos in the browser, and after about 30 sec to 5 minutes, the browser just shuts down.

I really like the new update and all, and flash plays finally smooth and framerate is good. But the browser perfomance is really killing it for me.
The mobile version of the site works perfectly, but the desktop version is indeed problematic. After a while everything seems to load, but it takes ages. But the performance is better then the honeycomb browser.
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About phone numbers appearing without names - I saw that too, but then figured out that the number that doesn't have a name or pictures next to it - is a second phone number you have for the person right above it.

So for example:

John Doe(image): 222-444-5555
_________________222-666-7654

That second number belongs to John Doe (or the image associated with him)
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When I receive a call the name apears on the screen. After I enter the call log the name apears there for 1 second then it disapears. My call log its now full with numbers with no names. My entire contacts list is from my Gmail account. Some of my contacts are with names in the call log. Can not figure out whats the problem. If i reenter the number from my log into the person acount it works fine. But thats not the solution because I got many numbers.
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For those having WiFi issues, try rebooting the phone. I've used some custom ROMs and Kernels that would loose the WiFi connection and then get stuck when trying to turn it off. Rebooting did help sometimes. If that doesn't work, you may want to consider doing a Data Wipe/Factory Reset from the recovery console and install the update file again. This will remove all of your settings and installed apps, but it won't touch your internal storage ("SD card").

For those having issues on "large" websites. The stock Android browser has always had issues with large pages with many pictures. I feel that the updated browser finally does a decent job at rendering pages. Scrolling through pages is finally smooth, though it does seem to take a little longer to load pages overall.

The VG.no site does seem to have issues rendering properly, but performance is still pretty smooth. I get the feeling that the VG.no web designers know that it doesn't render properly on some mobile devices but expect people to use their "touch" version of the site on those devices.
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so, if I have I9020A (AT&T) on 2.3.4 I can't get ICS?
According to this Download And Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Official Update On Nexus S [How To Tutorial] | Redmond Pie it should work for everybody..Does it mean those people wrong and this update only for I9020T?
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