Nothing is perfect in this world, After reported that the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for Google Samsung Nexus S was reportedly starting to update some of this device. But, this version is unfortunately not only offering something better, it also reportedly has a major flaw. The Wi-Fi Tethering on Samsung Nexus S updated with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread version was broken. For the Samsung Nexus S owners who have updated the device with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and find that the Wi-Fi Tethering is broken, just don’t worry as the new Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for the Google Nexus S is now available with bringing the solution. This time the update brings the Nexus S users fixed wireless tethering and comes with a different build code. Previously the update was released with code GRK39C and now is coded GRK39F. Read on this article to learn how to get the fixed Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update on Google Nexus S.
There are some reports from the early Nexus S users who have updated their device with the new version of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update. They claimed that this one fixes the broken Wi-Fi Tethering. This update requires you to be on GRJ22 build.
There should be a notification comes to your device when the update is available for your device. You can check for its availability by accessing settings > About Phone and tap on Software Update. If there was a notification involving the update for your device, simply read and follow the onscreen instructions to get the new version of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update on your Nexus S.
If there was no update available for your device, but you want to get the new version of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread run on your Nexus S, lucky for you guys since the manual method to update your phone has been spotted. This ROM is not intended for the rooted device. It is better for the rooted Nexus S to wait for the custom ROM to be released.
Before starting with the method, we need to remind you that we are not responsible if your device gets bricked during the process.
Instructions to manually install Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update with fixed Wi-Fi and Tethering on Nexus S:
1. First of all, you have to download the update from here, rename the downloaded file to update.zip and save it on your desktop.
2. Once the file has been completely saved on PC, the next step is connecting your phone to the computer via USB cable that came with the phone.
3. Now mount your phone as SD Card and copy the Update.zip file present on your desktop to SD Card extension root.
4. Once you have the file placed on your phone’s internal SD Card partition, power-off your phone.
5. After you have powered off your device, reboot your phone while holding Volume up key along with power button.
6. Then select Recovery using volume button.
7. Now you will see Android logo with exclamation mark on the screen. Keep pressing Power and Volume Up buttons together until you see recovery mode.
8. When you have arrived on recovery mode, Select Apply sdcard Update.zip option and wait for the process to complete installation.
Once you have finished with instructions above, your Google Nexus S should have run on the new version of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Thanks to Artem at Android Police who have shared this manual guide. Have a nice try guys.