Android 2.3.4 is Here! Want it on your Nexus S?

April 29, 2011 - Written By Maddi Hausmann Sojourner

Get Ready for Video Chat on Your Nexus S with Android 2.3.4 Update!

Yesterday we told you that Google had announced Video Chat for Google Talk Mobile, which would be delivered with the Android OS 2.3.4 update, and that the Samsung Nexus S would get it first.  At the time we thought it would be pushed out within a couple of weeks.

Looks like 2.3.4 is ready to go and here’s how you can install it on a Nexus S.

Download the update file
Copy the file to your phone’s internal storage (/sdcard). The Nexus S can flash any file so there is no need to rename it
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 buton.
You should be presented with the Android system recovery menu. Select the option “apply update from /sdcard”
Find the update file on your sdcard and then press the POWER button to flash it.
Wait for the update to complete and then select “reboot system now”

EDIT: I think you can also just download it straight to the SD card.

Note: you must be running Android OS 2.3.1, 2.3.2, or 2.3.3 for the update to work.  And I thought the Nexus S didn’t have an SD card.  (Yes, it’s a partition, we know.)

Thanks to Baconator on Nexus S forums, Android Central