Still no ICS update


  1. candroid11

    candroid11 Well-Known Member

    As far as I know I should have got the ICS update for my Nexus S by now. I am with Koodo mobile in Canada. My friend who is on Telus (same company and network, different brand) got his update. Am I doing something wrong? I usually have my data shut off so I don't waste it. Could this be causing the delay? It shouldn't since I am usually hooked up to wifi though. This is getting ridiculous. I am also unrooted so that isn't causing any trouble.

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    There are many things to be considered about getting updates apart from the model. For rxxample, for carrier issued devices (under contract, or bought from a carrier), updates won't roll out until the carrier (Koodo, Telus, ATT, Tmo, etc) gives the manufacturer the go ahead for rolling it out for their devices (identified via IMEI, product codes and batch codes which are embedded deeply into the software).
  3. ecox

    ecox Member

    Got my update on Tuesday. Meh. It looks nicer, but ICS hasn't changed my life.
  4. chillout010

    chillout010 Member

    Im still waiting as well. I guess it's better to wait a little longer and get something that works without any problem with their network.

    Still, pretty annoying.
  5. OnlySkillz

    OnlySkillz Well-Known Member

    I'm with Koodo and waiting as well.

    But I'm looking into manually updating it to 4.0.4 at last even though I was set against it.
  6. OnlySkillz

    OnlySkillz Well-Known Member

    Updated. ICS looks pretty solid. So far looks smooth, still playing around.
  7. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member

    There are thousands of phones in use across Canada, nevermind the rest of the world. All the updates come directly from Google servers so it will take a while for everyone to get the update. It's a 160meg file so that's a lot of data to push out to all the phones. I'm on Rogers and was lucky to got mine fairly early. But I know someone on Rogers who hasn't received the update notification yet, so I told them to use the checkin procedure today and after several tries they're now updated.
  8. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member

    That's not relevant with Google Nexus devices which get their software updates directly from Google servers. As soon as the software is ready for your device model, it starts to roll out to all of those phones.
  9. RavenFox

    RavenFox VIP Member VIP Member

    Yup Im loving it also. AT&T NY here.
  10. Jesslynne

    Jesslynne Active Member

    It's kind of funny how Koodo works. When I got my Nexus the representative went into the spiel about how Koodo is going to push the update soon and he hadn't gotten the update yet. But when I started up the phone it asked me to update to ICS.

    I must say I like it much more than Gingerbread though. On Gingerbread I always install the GO Launcher EX, but I don't want to with ICS. I'm happy with it the way it is. :)
  11. candroid11

    candroid11 Well-Known Member

    What is the checkin procedure?
  12. quantumrand

    quantumrand Well-Known Member

    Open Dialer
    Dial *#*#CHECKIN#*#* (you don't need to hit "Dial")
    Wait for the "Check-in succeeded" notification.
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  13. MaypepNecro

    MaypepNecro Member

    I'm also with Koodo and i haven't recieved the update yet.
  14. candroid11

    candroid11 Well-Known Member

    So what happens now? I just did this, got the notification, but nothing happened.
  15. MaypepNecro

    MaypepNecro Member

    I think you got a chance if youre doing it over and over, since the update comes from google servers, theyre probably busy since its a 160+ mb file.
    keep doing this and you might get the update
  16. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member

    It means the servers are not ready for you yet. Try it again. Some people report that 4-5 times in a row triggers it. You may have to do it several more times. You will get a notification that an update is available at which point you simply initiate the update. Make sure you're on v2.3.6 build GRK39F or it won't update.
  17. candroid11

    candroid11 Well-Known Member

    Do I need to have data activated or is a wi-fi network sufficient? I always have my data turned off unless I absolutely need it.
  18. candroid11

    candroid11 Well-Known Member

    I've done this checkin thing probably a few hundred times now. Koodo users are always second-class. No surprise that Telus got theirs and we are waiting for ours.
  19. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member

    The update process is done via the internet, so any data connection works just fine, including WiFi.
  20. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member

    As has been said many times before, Google Nexus phones get their updates directly from Google servers. The carriers have nothing to do with the software and do NOT push it, Google does. It does not matter what carrier you're on, you get it when the servers are ready for your specific phone.
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  21. candroid11

    candroid11 Well-Known Member

    I finally got it. It's installing right now. The first time I tried the checking procedure today I got the update notification.
  22. MaypepNecro

    MaypepNecro Member

    Awesome, you lucky, i haven't recieved it yet

    from which province are you? I'm in quebec
  23. candroid11

    candroid11 Well-Known Member

    Keep trying this checkin technique. That's what eventually worked for me, even though it took many many tries.
  24. lgtrbh

    lgtrbh New Member

    Same here. Quebec Telus. No notification yet.
  25. michaelnbca

    michaelnbca New Member

    I have a Nexus S with Koodo and I just received the update last night (April 17/12). User interface is much better and menu layouts make a lot more sense. No contact or application data was lost and the upgrade only took a few minutes. It was like getting a brand new phone.:D

    I have been checking for system updates a few times a week since I heard it was coming in April, and even my one last night said that I was up to date. Yet, the next time I wen to use my phone just a few minutes later the prompt was up asking me to start the download/upgrade process. I was on WiFi at the time with data turned off.

    I'm not sure how they determine the download order, but checking for updates (in Settings, Phone) every now and then cannot hurt. After the talk about problems last December the general word I heard was calling for April. April isn't over, so if you don't have your yet just hang on a little longer. (Though it would ease frustration for a lot of people if they knew what logic was being applied to the upgrade order: ie: by activation, current version, network carrier??)
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