02-07-2012 12:35 PM
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  1. corolla90's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    Go figure, I recently rooted for the first time my NS4G and flashed Bugless Beast on my phone. So far, so good.

    Now that the official ICS rom has been leaked, say for example, I'd like to go with the stock ICS release that Sprint/Google will push out, what do I have to do?

    Thanks!
    01-31-2012 09:38 AM
  2. junkshow's Avatar
    You can follow the instructions here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...ing-stock.html

    Note that you can also untar and flash the images via fastboot.
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    01-31-2012 09:45 AM
  3. corolla90's Avatar
    You can follow the instructions here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...ing-stock.html

    Note that you can also untar and flash the images via fastboot.
    What does it mean to "untar and flash"? I know flashing, but untar?
    01-31-2012 09:54 AM
  4. skinneejay's Avatar
    I would stay on the bugless beast for a while. Peter will update his Rom with the current release for our phone and make it better. Why go to the offical Rom when you have a better one already?
    01-31-2012 10:07 AM
  5. corolla90's Avatar
    I would stay on the bugless beast for a while. Peter will update his Rom with the current release for our phone and make it better. Why go to the offical Rom when you have a better one already?
    Ahhh okay. So when a custom ROM is "updated," does that require having to flash the new custom rom version again? Or is there an option in ROM Manger, for example, to just update the ROM?
    01-31-2012 10:27 AM
  6. gabbott's Avatar
    I would stay on the bugless beast for a while. Peter will update his Rom with the current release for our phone and make it better. Why go to the offical Rom when you have a better one already?
    Pete just updated his ROM to the 4.0.4 base as of a few minutes ago
    01-31-2012 10:39 AM
  7. gabbott's Avatar
    Ahhh okay. So when a custom ROM is "updated," does that require having to flash the new custom rom version again? Or is there an option in ROM Manger, for example, to just update the ROM?
    Depends on the ROM, with Pete's ROMs he usually says that wiping dalvik cache and flashing over is all that is needed.
    01-31-2012 10:40 AM
  8. gabbott's Avatar
    Also, the only thing you'd get from the official is the updated radio (as opposed to just using a rooted ROM based off the OTA). But that can be updated seperately if one wants. In fact, someone over at xda made a flashable zip of the new radio. Just flash in recovery (I can confirm it works)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=124
    01-31-2012 10:42 AM
  9. skinneejay's Avatar
    You guys beat me too it. He updated his rom last night. Awesome. Will be updating when I get home.
    Go to this website for the update Rom.
    ROM - Downloads
    01-31-2012 10:47 AM
  10. skinneejay's Avatar
    He just updated again to 1/31/12
    01-31-2012 10:48 AM
  11. gabbott's Avatar
    He just updated again to 1/31/12
    Yeah, the update today is the one based on 4.0.4
    01-31-2012 11:07 AM
  12. corolla90's Avatar
    Sweet! I'll do that tonight, too! So install the updated ROM only wiping the Dalvik cache.

    And to update the radio, just "flash in recovery." What does that exactly mean? Download the file to my SD card (root level) and then installing via ClockworkModRecovery?
    01-31-2012 11:08 AM
  13. skinneejay's Avatar
    Sweet! I'll do that tonight, too! So install the updated ROM only wiping the Dalvik cache.

    And to update the radio, just "flash in recovery." What does that exactly mean? Download the file to my SD card (root level) and then installing via ClockworkModRecovery?
    For the ROM yes. Just download the new ROM to you card. Boot into CWM and wipe the Dalvik cache first then install the rom from your card.

    As for the updated radio you are correct to my knowledge. But hopefully someone else will chime in.

    If you do this let me know how it goes. At work right now.
    01-31-2012 12:28 PM
  14. corolla90's Avatar
    For the ROM yes. Just download the new ROM to you card. Boot into CWM and wipe the Dalvik cache first then install the rom from your card.

    As for the updated radio you are correct to my knowledge. But hopefully someone else will chime in.

    If you do this let me know how it goes. At work right now.
    Thanks, man! And yeah, I'm at work, too. I'll do this tonight, but will post my results.
    01-31-2012 01:03 PM
  15. corolla90's Avatar
    For the ROM yes. Just download the new ROM to you card. Boot into CWM and wipe the Dalvik cache first then install the rom from your card.

    As for the updated radio you are correct to my knowledge. But hopefully someone else will chime in.

    If you do this let me know how it goes. At work right now.
    Quick question -- in CWM, to wipe the Dalvik cache first, do i select "wipe cache partition." I don't see the optino for wiping "Dalvik cache."
    01-31-2012 01:08 PM
  16. junkshow's Avatar
    As for the updated radio you are correct to my knowledge. But hopefully someone else will chime in.
    Assuming you are using the flashable zip found here: xda-developers - View Single Post - [STOCK] Nexus S 4g CDMA Firmware IMM26 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4

    Yes, just copy the zip to SD, and then boot to recovery and "install zip from SD." No need to wipe anything.

    I prefer to install radios via fastboot. Instructions on doing that are here: xda-developers - View Single Post - [STOCK] Nexus S 4g CDMA Firmware IMM26 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4

    Quick question -- in CWM, to wipe the Dalvik cache first, do i select "wipe cache partition." I don't see the optino for wiping "Dalvik cache."
    It is usually found under the advanced menu.
    01-31-2012 01:37 PM
  17. Paul627g's Avatar
    Sweet! I'll do that tonight, too! So install the updated ROM only wiping the Dalvik cache.

    And to update the radio, just "flash in recovery." What does that exactly mean? Download the file to my SD card (root level) and then installing via ClockworkModRecovery?
    Sorry but that is incorrect on the radio installation.

    See this thread...

    [guide][fastboot] flash radio/modem using fastboot
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    01-31-2012 01:40 PM
  18. skinneejay's Avatar
    Paul is there a reason why you like to do your radio's this way instead of the flash way in CWM?
    Thank you. Also I love how you break everything down in your other post. Your information is very precise and to the point.
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    01-31-2012 02:24 PM
  19. Paul627g's Avatar
    Paul is there a reason why you like to do your radio's this way instead of the flash way in CWM?
    Thank you. Also I love how you break everything down in your other post. Your information is very precise and to the point.
    No real reason. Just find using fastboot to be more fun from a tech stand point. Plus once your comfortable with using fastboot you can flash the whole OS to unroot/return to stock.


    Sent from my Nexus S 4g using Tapatalk
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    01-31-2012 02:36 PM
  20. gabbott's Avatar
    Sorry but that is incorrect on the radio installation.

    See this thread...

    [guide][fastboot] flash radio/modem using fastboot
    It can be flashed via recovery in CWM if using a radio image flashable zip. I did it just today using this:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=124

    Fastboot is another option.

    If one is already in recovery flashing one of these roms, just easy to flash the radio there too (if one wants to update the radio)
    01-31-2012 05:49 PM
  21. gabbott's Avatar
    Quick question -- in CWM, to wipe the Dalvik cache first, do i select "wipe cache partition." I don't see the optino for wiping "Dalvik cache."
    To just wipe dalvik go to advanced options.
    01-31-2012 05:51 PM
  22. Skunkape60's Avatar
    The zip worked very well using cwm. If you don't want to dig through a ton of post on xda forums i can post it and provide a link in this thread if anyone wants me to.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4g using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk
    01-31-2012 06:08 PM
  23. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Here is the zip file for the radio that is flashable with cwm.

    D720SPRKL2.zip
    01-31-2012 06:24 PM
  24. dqm56's Avatar
    YO i am running gummy nexus s 4g rom it is based on 4.0.3, should i update my radio?
    01-31-2012 06:40 PM
  25. Skunkape60's Avatar
    YO i am running gummy nexus s 4g rom it is based on 4.0.3, should i update my radio?
    I would and did. Many have and I haven't seen any bad remarks about it yet.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4g using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk
    01-31-2012 07:06 PM
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