Nexus S OTA Fixes SMS Bug; Manual Download Available Now


The Nexus S looks like it's finally getting a much-needed OTA(over the air), which is said to fix the known sms bug problem. The update brings the Nexus S firmware to 2.3.2, and brings the build from GRH78 to GRH78C. Other than the sms bug fix, there aren't any reports as to exactly what else the update might offer. The file size is somewhere around 600 KB, so there probably isn't much else to it.

The update schedule is rolling out gradually, so just keep an eye out. If you don't feel like waiting around, you can update manually by following the guide below.


To install the latest Nexus S build GRH78C, follow these steps:

  • Download the update file from Google's server:
  • 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
  • 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"

Source: AndroidandMe, XDA