Last Updated: September 21st, 2012

While the GSM Galaxy Nexus has been running Jelly Bean since Google I/O, there hasn't been a single word of the update for the Verizon Nexus. Until now.

Last night, one lucky XDA member received a system update on his phone to install build JRO03O, which is the newest Jelly Bean build we've heard of.


It's pretty evident that this is just a test build, as there's nary a word about the update anywhere else; even Verizon's support channel is void of any info. What this does indicate, however, is that Big Red is testing the update, so we'll hopefully see a final OTA shortly.

If you can't wait that long, however, you can actually grab this update now directly from Google. Word of warning, though: since this is just a test build, you must be on a stock handset with the latest OTA (IMM76Q) before flashing. It also looks like this build includes a new bootloader (PRIMELC03), as well as new radios (FF02 CDMA/FG02 LTE); the latter alone may make it worth your while to give this build a shot.

For more info, including download links to IMM76Q, check out this thread on XDA.

[Thanks, Scott!]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://twitter.com/justinhaglund Justin Haglund
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410456189 Jeff Brown

    Will this include the dumbed down version of Google Now or perhaps some BS related to the litigation company's win?

    • mduran1023

      I doubt it. The Galaxy Nexus wasn't included in the recent Samsung case.

    • Simon Belmont

      I think you're thinking of the Universal Search, not Google Now. Google Now hasn't been dumbed down at all.

      The Universal Search was stripped from several Samsung phones. I hope this clears things up.

  • @dmwingfield
    • @dmwingfield

      apologies for the duplicate post, props to Justin Haglund

  • mduran1023

    Finally! I'm currently running the Vicious JB build, but I'd much rather be running the stock build.

    • mduran1023

      Alright, I flashed it and it's pretty awesome.

      Only problem with it so far is that I can't download Google Wallet from the Play Store anymore (I used to be able to install it from the all apps section).

      Otherwise, it works great. Seems to be more stable than the Vicious AOSP build.

  • Mike

    Come on Sprint, where are you...

  • Mark

    What if you only have IMM76K... Also that XDA link doesn't have anything about downloading IMM76Q

    • Mark

      ba ha ha I am an idiot I found the link in front of my face!