The Jelly Bean update started rolling out to the Sprint variant of the Galaxy Nexus three short days ago, but if you still haven't gotten it or are rooted and have been waiting to install it manually, you can now grab it directly from Google's servers.

Before flashing this, a couple of things need to be in order:

  • You must be on the latest Sprint OTA (FG01).
  • You must be running a custom recovery, have an unlocked bootloader with the stock recovery, or be rooted with a stock/locked device.

Once those requirements are met, you're only a flash away from jumping up to Android 4.1.1.



There are actually three different ways to flash an official OTA package from Google, depending on your current setup: custom recovery, stock recovery with unlocked bootloader, or stock recovery with a locked bootloader and root access. Head here, find the instruction subset that applies to your device (near the bottom of the post), and flash away.

If you happen to hit any snags along the way, there's a running discussion thread going on XDA that should help you out.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600092244 Wil Alarcon


    No custom recovery.

    • Carlos Rodríguez

      fastboot boot nameofcustorecovery.img and do all the steps mentioned-

      That's all you need.


  • wtx757

    following the revised method 1 from xda, will update after completion.

  • Joepoid

    I never got FG01. Is there a way to manually upgrade to FG01 without hard resetting/losing all personal data?

  • http://twitter.com/yG_AcKtIvE111 $ Whk∅∅p★Whk∅∅p $

    check my vid out on youtube ygswagg111 for the official OTA 4.1 if you havent recieved it

  • sankalp dutt

    Help me getting OTA or manual updation for IMM76k for jelly bean from 4.0.4..

  • Neel wat

    Can i know when samsung galaxy s advance will roll out with jelly bean

  • chhayank

    how to update my lg optimus me p350 2.2.2 froyo into jelly beans 4.1.1

  • zwe

    How to update my incredible 2

  • Carlos Rodríguez

    I successfully updated via TWRP.

    However, I have problems copying to /system with root rxplorer.

    Also the persistent notifications are annoying.

    For example. I use RoundR and I already have disabled the notifications on the Android Settings. After a reboot, the notifications are still there and I have to enable it and disable it again.