How to Download and Install Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on Nexus S [Guide]

Still waiting for Android 2.3.3 OTA update? Well now you don’t have to as the official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update is now available for download.

If you haven’t got the OTA update notification yet, you can install it manually by following the instructions posted below.

Android 2.3.3 on Nexus S

Step 1: Download the official Android 2.3.3 update for Nexus S from here.

Step 2: Copy this file to the root of your SD card. (Nexus S users no longer need to change the file name to

Step 3: Now power off your phone, hold down the “Volume Up” button, followed by the “Power” button to turn it back on.

Step 4: Now use the volume rocker buttons to navigate to “RECOVERY” option and then select it using “Power” button.

Step 5: Now when you see an exclamation mark –like image on the screen, hold down the “Power” button followed by “Volume Up” button.

Step 6: At this stage you should be presented with Android’s Recovery menu. Now select the option to apply the update from SD card, followed by selecting the actual update “.zip” file using the “Power” button.

Step 7: That’s it. Wait for the phone to complete the update process. Once its done, select “reboot system now” option to reboot your phone into Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.

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