Since it seems like people are really interested in this information (especially those out side of the US where updates are not pushed out), I will continue with the updates regarding the Nexus S. Here’s the next (no pun) operating system update: 2.3.4:

a14a2dd09749.signed-soju-GRJ22-from-GRI40.a14a2dd0.zip (md5: 92b0f0a0b57a7cf10d2d70610c8bb9fb)

Again, this is directly from google (it is even linked to google), and you should follow the 7 steps from the http://blog.vpetkov.net/2011/03/11/google-nexus-s-update-manually-to-2-3-1-2-3-2-and-2-3-3/ article.

Please note that the update WILL work if you are running “GRI40” (build number in Settings -> About Phone)
The biggest update when it comes to new features seems to be that Google Talk has voice chat! There are a lot of bug fixes.
For the bug fixes, check out: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/thread?tid=3812c1acf93b482f

 

IF YOU GET AN ERROR:

Please just grab the FULL 2.3.3 (f182cf141e6a.signed-soju-ota-102588.f182cf14.zip) system, install it and then try again. It will work!

 

IF YOU JUST WANT THE RADIO UPDATE:

XXKD1-GRJ22-radio-nexuss-unsigned.zip (md5: 57659f04148ebfa849ef523544f2a3dd)

Note: I personally couldn’t update just the radio update from 2.3.3 (with GRI40) – kept getting the status 7 signature verification, so I used the 2.3.4 update to get the radio patches. I’ve seen people who have been able to apply the radio update to 2.3.3 without any problems.

10 Thoughts on “Google Nexus S – update manually to 2.3.4

  1. mani on May 5, 2011 at 6:42 am said:

    hey its me again. Now how do i root it?

  2. Ventz on May 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm said:

    @mani I am a fan of this one: http://theunlockr.com/2010/12/17/how-to-root-the-samsung-nexus-s/

    Note one thing, when you do the “fastboot oem unlock”, it will erase your phone.

  3. Mani on May 6, 2011 at 10:55 pm said:

    Will that work on 2.3.4?

  4. Ventz on May 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm said:

    @Mani Yep. OS version is irrelevant here.

  5. mani on May 12, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

    How do i downgrade to 2.3.3, is there any way to do so?

  6. Ventz on May 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm said:

    Just use the full 2.3.3 link (the last resort option in the first article or the “if you get an error” in the second Nexus article)

  7. mani on May 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm said:

    Is it as simple as that?

  8. Ventz on May 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm said:

    Yes. Flashing the full OS of any version will get you directly there without the need for any updates before it. I really hope they release a full 2.3.4 eventually.

  9. mani on May 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm said:

    That doesn’t work. I got a status7 error saying int ver lower.

  10. Ventz on May 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm said:

    I bet its because of an explicit check in 2.3.4. I went from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 to cyanogenmod 7.0.3, and then tl full 2.3.3, and from there to 2.3.4. This means if you just install a different rom that doesnt have the check it will work.

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