As was reported yesterday, it looks like the Sprint Galaxy Nexus will, in fact, be receiving its upgrade to Jelly Bean. Finally. According to documents on Sprint's support page, the JRO03R build starts rolling out today. It looks like it will be an OTA update. If you want to compulsively check for it, though, you can do so in Settings.


We're still waiting to see if the Nexus S 4G will also get the promised Jelly Bean update, as we'd also heard. Until then, though, Galaxy Nexus owners, if you receive an OTA update, let us know. The release date heavily implies that it should be rolling out now, but, like you, we won't be satisfied until it's in users hands.

Source: Sprint

Thanks, Andrew.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tirogerl Roger Lefort

    Is the Verizon GN ever getting JB?

    • bachinphx

      If you rooted like all the "cool" people did, then, YES!

      • fixxmyhead

        u shouldnt have to root unless u got the fake one

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marshall-Taylor/100001783101324 Marshall Taylor

          A fake what phone? Just Root and get the update it runs without any issues.

          • fixxmyhead

            u know what i mean and its the principle. whats the point of the nexus if it doesnt get timely updates. glad i got my wife a real one that got updated 5 mins out of the box

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marshall-Taylor/100001783101324 Marshall Taylor

            I do agree I find the lack of updates with Verizon phones in general to be bad but with a nexus it should have been out the same time other versions get it. But lets face it Verizon has the best coverage

    • leoingle

      Just root and go with BAMF Paradigm. I'm not a big BAMF guy, but Paradigm is rock solid. Been running it over a month without a glitch.

  • Tommy Thompson

    *claps* for Sprint.

  • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

    lol - Google Wallet (For Nexus 7)

  • RedPandaAlex

    Unlocked > Sprint > Verizon. Not really surprised

    • ddpacino

      Unlocked >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    Well, at least the change log has been posted. Until someone actually gets the update the verdict is still out.

  • crankerchick

    I'm actually surprised Sprint got it before Verizon. Shows what I know!

    • leoingle

      I"m not at all. They get the phone after Verizon and get the update before them. Not surprised the least bit. Gawd, I cant wait till my Verizon contract is over.

  • Major_Pita

    Bite the bullet and unlock/flash Jellybean yourself. Been running Jelly Bean JRO03L for a while now on Verizon. What's the point of buying a Nexus if you're going to continue to let yourselves be held hostage by VZW and Sprint. You can always flash back to stock and then take the OTA when it comes out.

  • Jay Perkinson

    Did anyone notice the link in the article to Sprint says this?..
    Support>Devices>Nexus S 4G>Find and update the software version on your Galaxy Nexus
    The path is Nexus S 4G??

  • dominiej

    nothing yet as of 2:56pm PDT

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  • Deltaechoe

    This is the reason why CDMA users really should unlock their phones (specifically VZW users like me), I've been running JB since before Google IO and am loving it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.troepplmilstead Cameron Eduardo Troeppl-Milste

      Amen to that.

  • nexus

    So Verizon users take it up the tailpipe once again.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielBobke Daniel Bobke

    Just got my update on my Sprint Galaxy Nexus and it is rebooting to install...My son has my old Nexus S, so his update should not be far behind.

  • AnthonyG

    Got the update…had to manually update it though by clearing default and force stopping Google frameworks an then goin to system updates an hitting check now.

    • Mike A

      Can you explain 'clearing default' ?