Last Updated: April 26th, 2013

Another day, another Jelly Bean update to a Samsung Galaxy device. Today's target: T-Mobile's Galaxy S Relay 4G (I still hate that name). Unlike many of the other Jelly Bean updates rolling out to Galaxy phones, this one's only available through Kies and OTA.


In order to grab it, you'll need to be on the latest official firmware, have at least half the battery remaining, and the latest version of Kies. The T-Mobile support page also recommends that the device isn't rooted (big surprise there).

If you meet those requirements, fire up Kies or head into Settings > About phone > Software updates to get your taste of Jelly Bean.

Update: Looks like the Relay isn't the only device getting the bump to Jelly Bean today – T-Mo just announced the 4.1.2 update is also on its way to the LG Optimus L9. Head into Settings > About Phone > Software Information to pull it.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • s44

    Huh? Doesn't the graphic actually say you can OTA pull it as of today!?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Huh, so it does. But it also says "Samsung Kies Only" in the changelog - I'd be willing to bet someone made a copy/paste error on T-Mo's part.

      I've fixed our article. Thanks!

      • s44

        Yeah, question is, which part was the error. I'm too lazy to check the XDA threads to find out. ;)

  • Thriller87

    I grabbed the OTA for my relay 4G

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    > despite the fact that it only weighs in at 411MB

    Could it be that AP finally stopped considering 400Mb a "hefty download"?

  • Guy Hoang

    Nice specs on that phone. I've got the verizon version, the Stratosphere II and it's a wonderful phone apart from the low rez.

  • John

    JB was able to update, however I had to do a hard key reset because everytime my phone tried to reset after the update, it just froze and had malfunnctioning lines running through the screen. Make a note to back up AAAAAAALL your data via contacts and downloads like your music/videos. Great update, but starting over from scratch is for the dogs... and for the person who mentioned low rez, Idk what your talking about, super amoled is the best if you ask me.