Verizon Galaxy Nexus (Toro) Once Again Officially Supported In AOSP


Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus has sometimes been referred to as as the black sheep of Nexus devices, usually trailing behind when it comes to official AOSP support. Well, today, it looks like that is changing with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (Toro) now has its official binaries exposed, and posted for ROM devs/chefs to download and cook up. Nexus brothers, it’s time to officially welcome the Verizon Galaxy Nexus back into the fold. We missed you.

Of course, this puts the ball in Verizon’s court, and we’ll have to wait and see how quickly they can test, and push out this update for unrooted users on their network.

Thanks, Illogic6!

[Google Developers]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Uh oh….let the madness begin.

    Congrats G Nex owners on Verizon…..now we can stop all the “Not a REAL Nexus” threads and posts….

  2. This is big news! Great work Google!

  3. Look, it mentions 4.1.1!

  4. I’ll believe it when I see it. Between their lousy rates and the fiasco that was 4.0.4 (not to mention the delays just getting the device out the door to begin with), I’m seriously considering re-buying an unlocked GNex through Google Play and dumping VZW for a pre-paid plan.

  5. So when are we gonna get news on the new Nexus line? I think with the way updates roll out it’s go Nexus or go home.. that kinda stinks if you ask me. I want a S3, I pre-ordered it but question my decision because of Jelly Bean and beyond :(

    1. This is true, as enticing as all these new Android devices are with their processors and their dingly-bops, I have to stop and remind myself that I’m sticking with Nexus from now on…

      1. Just coming up on my 2 year anniversary of my Droid X, I am in the enviable position to activate a new refurb nexus or activate my pre-ordered-day-1-to-keep-my-unlimited-data SIII… yes, poor me BUT ya, POOR ME, i don’t know wtf to do!!! >( :(

        Chris, seriously, help me! which do I activate? I am a jb whore so that’s that? lol, lame… go with the old phone with the new software over the new phone with the who the eff knows when you get a JB!

        1. If you’re that desperate cant you just buy your phone off contract??

        2. Seems like a no-brainer, Nexus > all else.

      2. When is official jb coming to vzw nexus?

    2. Always go Nexus, I have and I have never regretted it.

  6. This may sound good, but Verizon is known to mess up anything. Like the Samsung thing. They put the blame on Sammy, but how come the other carriers don’t have locked boots? Obviously Verizon had something to do with it and that’s why. That’s like asking for somebody to do something, and when they do it you put the blame on them when the crowd gives you a negative reaction. Well, you told them to do it.

  7. Great! Maybe eight months from now Verizon will start sending out Jelly Bean to its Galaxy Nexus devices.

  8. Very. Very. Happy.

  9. wth happened to the toroplus support?

  10. why the hell doesnt the sprint gnex get support what makes it so different?

    1. CDMA man, it messes it all up. But it is not a technical problem with CDMA.

      The problem is one of greed, sir.

    2. Hopefully that will come soon. I can see Sprint being less of a bitch than Verizon with regards to being friendly to the open source community.

  11. Can’t wait for the next nexus so I can get rid my dreaded iPhone

  12. Verizon’s OTA Jelly Bean update will come November-December

  13. I hear Jeopardy music….

  14. Verizon sucks. I’d switch back to AT&T, if only I got signal at my office from them. And this is in freakin NYC.

  15. Sorry Nexus owners but this is not a Razr phone so expect 6 months after announcement to see your update.

  16. Doesn’t that mean the full image will show up soon?

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