Finally got it manually updated to the GF's Nexus S. Works great, no issues. I gotta say though, having an iPhone myself, the update process for Android phones isn't making me a believer in ever switching. Once it's running, it's great, but geez, waaaayyy too long to wait for the OTA.
After the update just showed up on my wife's nexus s, I had to figure out how to force it on mine. In manage "all apps" I cleared the data on Google System Framework. Then restarted the phone...the update was waiting on restart.
I manually updated as per skideh's instructions and my nexus s works flawlessly. For those of you, like me, who do not want to play around with our phones (rooting, etc.) please rest assured that by manually updating your phone, you're in fact not doing anything "unofficial" or inherently risky - it's just an update - but instead of waiting for the next 53 months from Fido to push the update to you, you're simply taking the initiative and doing it yourself. The file is directly from Google, it is official and it works. After the update, you do not lose anything - settings, contacts, etc etc are all there.
The battery does seem to discharge a little faster, but it's not a problem. The update (upgrade?) is worth it!
Just installed it. It's sooo much better. Smooth, updated colors and beautiful. Easy to install. Just ensure that you DO NOT install the update from the redmondpie Walkthru as that is ICS 4.03. Use Skideh new link.. Excellent thank you very much.
It is finally here!
Now available for the i9020a (Which is the model sold by Fido.
Can't wait until tommorow to flash that baby