JRO03O Jelly Bean update for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus available for download

A new, official Jelly Bean build has leaked for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The JRO03O update doesn’t appear to be the final build of Android 4.1 for the device, but it is available for download as a ready-to-install upgrade for those running a stock, unrooted GNex with current software version IMM76Q. Reports indicate that the software contains a new bootloader as well as updated radios, which may or may not go a long way to address the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus’ continue connectivity woes. The update can be downloaded direct from Google’s servers.

[via DroidLife]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Snowdeal/627272243 Nicholas Snowdeal

    I just pee’d myself a little.

  • http://twitter.com/MichBFreeman Michael Freeman

    How the hell are you supposed to open this?

  • BigCiX

    Nice…..I’ll probably see this around Christmas time when at&t and HTC releases it for my One X.

  • http://www.twitter.com/OtisFeelgood1 OtisFeelgood

    Hopefully the updated radios will fix the random dropped data connection issues.

    • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

      Does your cell signal drop too? My brother and I both had this problem. Exchanging for a new one fixed it.

  • ksat

    Not exactly sure how this can be an “official Jelly Bean build” & “ready-to-install upgrade for those running a stock, unrooted GNex with current software version IMM76Q” when the stock GNex is only running IMM76K. By all means, I’m very interested….but, don’t tease with information that doesn’t help anyone!

    With this information, all truly stock GNex devices would have to update to IMM76Q first before updating to JRO030…just doesn’t make much sense to do that. Hopefully, a real update is on the way to take us all from IMM76K straight to JRO03x or whatever 4.1.1 will be!

    • DJ PIPE

      MY GALAXY NEXUS IS UNROOTED AND RUNNING A STOCK SOFTWARE VERSION IMM76Q…..SHOULD I GO FOR IT?

  • Brian Menius

    Boo… I’m on IMM76K. So by my estimate, I’d need to find and install IMM76Q (which I’m gathering was another test version) to then be able to install JRO03O.

    … and I’d need to back-up my IMM76K image to flash back to it to be able to take the OTA whenever Verizon decides it’s ready to go. That part isn’t a major issue since I had to do the same to take IMM76K OTA after whatever bootleg 4.0.4 version I had previously loaded to circumvent Verizon’s delay.

  • http://twitter.com/mtitus66 Mike Titus

    I am 100% stock and I have IMM76Q. No clue how you install it.

    • Brian Menius

      I’d assume it’s necessary to be unlocked and to use CWM to flash the .zip. if IMM76Q is included in the automated “toolkits” that are out there, it shouldn’t be tough to do. If they haven’t been updated for IMM76Q, well… I certainly won’t be trying it.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

      1. Put the file on your phone in the top level folder and be sure to have it named ‘update.zip’
      2. Turn off the phone.
      3. Hold the power button and the Up Volume key to boot into recovery. (Yes this should work with the stock recovery)
      4. Select something about updating from file. I don’t have the stock recovery anymore so I don’t know the options
      5. Reboot the phone.
      6. Enjoy Jelly Beans

      • jfelts

        For the Galaxy Nexus it is the volume up AND down buttons while also holding in the power button.

      • Sam Craig

        It won’t let me move the file from the SD card to the top level saying it is a read only file. How do I move it?

  • bob

    Kevin – I’d be careful when you write this stuff. People are gonna start rounding up pitch forks if you don’t provide more clarity. :)

  • Oldskool76

    very simple process even on my unlocked and rooted gnex, downloaded imm76q from xda, saved root with voodoo, flashed imm76q via clockwork, disabled flash of recovery and preserved root, followed with jelly bean flash, disabled flash of recovery and preserved root…simple as that

    • bob

      The process you just described would require root to install immq76 therefore defeat the whole, no root requires and ready to install part.

      • Oldskool76

        if you read my post thoroughly I said my rooted and unlocked gnex….I agree with your statement of ready to install…however, you could push this file via fast boot….which means yes it is ready to install….but that semantics

        • Brian Menius

          Correct. I just progressed IMM76K –> IMM76Q –> JRO03O without rooting. The bootloader is unlocked, however- but that should arguably be a first step after unboxing.

          It’s stupid simple with Wug’s toolkit.

          Thanks for the link to IMM76Q .zip, by the way!

    • wtpanos

      sarcasm is a beautiful thing

  • Oldskool76

    link to imm76q follow my directions should work fine…. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1792110

  • http://twitter.com/mtitus66 Mike Titus

    “it is available for download as a ready-to-install upgrade for those running a stock, unrooted GNex with current software version IMM76Q”

    I guess I’m missing why you would say ready to install? It doesn’t install.

  • bob

    is there a direct link for imm76q from google?

  • DJ PIPE

    CAN SOME TELL ME HOW TO INSTALL THIS UPDATE?

    • Oldskool76

      are you rooted and have clockwork mod

      • DJ PIPE

        NO…IAM RUNNING STOCK UNROOTED SOFTWARE IMM76Q

        • Oldskool76

          see Brian’s post a few comments up, it can be flashed with wug’s kit easily…