Jelly Bean developer preview leaks for all, installable on Galaxy Nexus now

At yesterday’s Google I/O keynote all in attendance were given a shiny new Galaxy Nexus handset among other goodies and a promise that the phone would be hit with an over-the-air update to a developer preview of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean shortly after booting up. That preview has now been ripped from the phone and published for all interested parties to take a look at.

The software is perfectly compatible with the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus, but it will also apparently work with Verizon’s version sans LTE support. To install the leak requires that a device be rooted, though other versions that are making the rounds can apparently be flashed on stock handsets (provided they are running Ice Cream Sandwich build IMM330D).

This Android 4.1 leak is hardly surprising. Given that the phone was in the hands of a few thousand devs it would have been bigger news if the Jelly Bean preview¬†didn’t leak.

[via Engadget, The Verge]

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TAGS: Galaxy Nexus

  • Matreyu Hermano

    Will this fix my mic cut out issues I’m still experiencing? (I’m being sarcastic!) This happened twice last night while calling my friend to give my sympathies on the death of his 5 year old little girl. Couldn’t have happened at a worse time, EXTREMELY frustrating.

    • Andzzzz

      Sorry to hear that but root at your own risk. That’s how it goes when you roll with anything but stock.

      • Matreyu Hermano

        I am stock. I guess I didn’t explain that. I’m going to log a complaint with Verizon.

      • bmg314

        Yeah, cause VZW didn’t f up their “stock” version at all : P

  • Sean Livingston

    Already a working version for VZW with LTE at rootzwiki.

    • adamcorwin

      Thanks… Just went there and got it installed. Loving it!

      • Jaime Ramirez


  • James Wheatley

    Have it working on Galaxy Nexus (Vodafone UK), runs so smooth!!

  • pupu

    I guess all the galaxy nexus will stop crying now!

  • Robert Manser

    FML wanted a nexus for a while now on VZW, have the Rezound and very happy but want vanilla android and sense 3.6 on rez ruins the 4.0 experience. And thinking of maybe seeing if someone will trade me a galaxy tab 10.1 for a nexus.