Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Arrives For Nexus S [Download]

Looks like Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean has finally arrived for the Nexus S… in Pakistan. Our Android brothers and sisters in Asia are the first to receive the update over-the-air as one user has reported over on XDA. This is a good sign the 114MB update could soon arrive in other parts of the globe. If you don’t feel like waiting, you can download and apply the JRO03E update directly via the Google link below. Exciting stuff!

Thanks, Jesus!

[XDA | Google]

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  • Nathan Bryant

    You meant of the globe ha-ha. You said glove

    • Chris Chavez


  • Aaron Soles

    That’s pretty great it’s still being supported

  • Perplexicles

    Hopefully the Sprint Nexus S doesn’t get screwed for several months…again.

  • Jason Daniel Lee Mann

    So how would I install that off the Google download link to my phone? I assume move some files into the phone ?

    • Luis Vera

      Download the file, rename it using a file explorer (I recommend super manager 3.0 if you don’t already have one) to “” and move it to the main sd card partition, which means getting it out of any folders it’s in. Then turn off the phone and hold volume up+power to get into the bootloader. From there, use the volume and power buttons to get into the stock recovery, and in there hold volume up+power again (there’s a certain order you have to hold them in, but I forgot it, so just try both combinations; nothing bad will happen). When the menu appears, select “apply update from .zip” (not an exact quote, but you get the idea) and wait. Enjoy! Oh, and I should warn you: since I assume you haven’t rooted your phone, chances are you haven’t got a nandroid backup, which means you’ve got no way to fix your phone in the unlikely event something goes wrong (I’m not responsible for your phone or any potential problems caused by my instructions, just saying), so you should look into that.

  • JoeyZimbada

    If this old Nexus gets it before my Verizon GNex I’m gonna be piiiiised

  • Felix R Marin

    I have galaxy S2 would we get the Jelly Bean update?

    • Chris Chavez

      One day… one day. *pats back*

      • RavenFox


        • setspeed

          I know how this guy feels. I keep telling myself to buy a Nexus phone but each time one comes out it’s a serious hardware letdown compared to what else is on the market. So I’m forced to choose between hardware and software. Hardware wins every time. And I’m thereforecondemned to a world of waiting and half-working alpha ROMs provided by the devs over at XDA, whenever Google releases an update and my OEM hasn’t done anything with it yet.
          Fingers crossed Samsung gets a JB update out soon for the S3!

  • Weezer

    As Verizon tells American Bionic owners to give us your money and eat poo……

  • Derek

    Is this the I9020A Variant?

  • Aalaap Ghag

    That image is disturbing.

  • IronHorse01

    Nexus ftw

  • Mark Sussman

    has anyone been able to successfully install?

  • Minal Dadlani

    How is the performance of Jelly Bean on Nexus S? Last time I updated my Nex with ICS and it killed my phone’s battery life and speed.. Does Jelly Bean make it worse?