Today Google started pushing out an update for the Nexus S that brings the firmware up to 2.3.2. The file is only about 600 KB big and the build number goes from GRH78 to GRH78C, so all signs point to this being a minor update. Samsung tweeted that it fixes the SMS bug that has received a lot of attention lately and that’s about all we know. There is no word on if it fixes the random reboot bug, but we will be testing it out and report on our findings.
You can wait for the update to hit your phone over-the-air, or you can download it from Google and manually install it now.
To install the latest Nexus S build GRH78C, follow these steps:
- Download the update file from Google’s server: GRH78C-from-GRH78.zip
- Copy the file to your phone’s internal storage (/sdcard). Tip: The Nexus S can flash any file so there is no need to rename it update.zip
- Power off your phone.
- Hold down the VOLUME UP button and power it back on.
- Use the volume keys to navigate to recovery and press POWER to select it.
- When you see the “/!\” symbol, hold the POWER button and then press the VOLUME UP button.
- You should be presented with the Android system recovery menu. Select the option “apply update from /sdcard”
- Find the update file (GRH78C-from-GRH78) on your sdcard and then press the POWER button to flash it.
- Wait for the update to complete and then select “reboot system now”
The whole process takes about five minutes and I did not encounter any issues when I flashed it on my phone. If you run into any problems, just leave a comment and we will try to help out.