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Old August 28th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.droid-life.com/2012/08/28/is-the-jelly-bean-update-for-verizons-galaxy-nexus-popping-up-on-devices-as-jro030/

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This article refers to a tester who got 4.0.4 on 7/6/12. Does anybody remember when VZW pushed the release to the common folk?
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Radio versions FF02 CDMA/FG02 LTE
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http://rootzwiki.com/index.php?/topic/33228-JRO03O-Radios-for-Toro-(FF02/FG02)
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[Download] Jelly Bean Test Build (JRO03O) Available For The Verizon Galaxy Nexus
You can download from google as well (test build)

Sprint - dead in the water.. ugh!
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Hey I downloaded the image from Google's server. Can someone please tell me how to update after I downloaded. Ty
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I believe you have to be on build 76q, and make sure you are stock everything, including recovery. Then use fast boot to boot, not flash, into cwm and flash the zip file.
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I believe you have to be on build 76q, and make sure you are stock everything, including recovery. Then use fast boot to boot, not flash, into cwm and flash the zip file.
ty, oh well looks like i'll wait it out.
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I believe you have to be on build 76q, and make sure you are stock everything, including recovery. Then use fast boot to boot, not flash, into cwm and flash the zip file.
I'm on Verizon and on 76K. Is there an update that I missed out on to get to 76Q? IIRC 76Q only strips out unified search, but from what I've read this build won't work unless it's installed on top of it instead of 76K. How would I go about doing that and maintaining root and stock functionality?

Lastly, I've seen it written a few places that this is actually not the final build but a test build. How do we know that? Does that mean when the "final" build comes out I'll have to revert to 76K/Q again and then reflash the new(er) update?

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I think I'll wait it out. My phone works well so can't complain. If was desperate for jellybean, I would have rooted.
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Yeah so it appears you have to start on 76k, then update to 76Q, then install the new leak. K & Q can be found here along with instructs for install if anybody's interested:

[REF] [HOW-TO] [GSM & CDMA] Official Google OTA update URLs -- Latest: JRO03C 4.1.1 - xda-developers

Goes without saying, we are dealing with the mysid builds as VZW users.
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Yeah, I'm already on AOKP, don't really do carrier updates. The radios seem to hold LTE better though. At work if I turn on LTE it'd constantly flip from 4G to 3G, but now I've had continuous 4G.
I turned it off though. Eats up battery
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The radios seem to hold LTE better though.
Agreed. It'll hold LTE in places I rarely got it before. And I like the word "hold" because I'm finding I need to be in a legit 4G spot before traveling into a bad spot in order for it to work. My basement is a premier example of this. I rarely if ever get 4G down there but since the new radios, when I go upstairs, reaquire 4G then go downstairs it'll hold it UNTIL I toggle on wifi then toggle it back off. Then it returns to a weak 3G signal.

So I'm thinking the primary advantage of these radios is a longer lasting 4G connection when in fringe areas where we experienced a lot of 3G <> 4G handoffs in the past.
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Installed it and have been messing with it for about an hour. It is working perfectly so far and I'm quite impressed so far.(First time with jellybean)
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I love this new JB. Came from AOKP which I also liked, but these radios are great. LTE has been connected the whole time, which is great!

With all that said, I have lost root by installing this and just tried to reroot using the Root Toolbox and it doesn't seem to be working still. Does anyone have this new JB leak installed with root still?
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So if we have the sprint nexus are we basically screwed?
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So if we have the sprint nexus are we basically screwed?
So how long before VZW pushes this one?
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I love this new JB. Came from AOKP which I also liked, but these radios are great. LTE has been connected the whole time, which is great!

With all that said, I have lost root by installing this and just tried to reroot using the Root Toolbox and it doesn't seem to be working still. Does anyone have this new JB leak installed with root still?
Someone mentioned flashing superuser or superSU on there.
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I just did the install on this....of course I had to go to IMM76Q, and I lost root. I had to download Wug's 1.53 toolkit and reroot my Nexus. I then re-installed Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper and saved my root. I flashed the new VZW leaked JB build, and it stripped my root, but this time I reapplied my Root from Voodoo, and now I am on JB with Root!!! It's awesome. I love how the build is from July 16th. Are you kidding me????? Almost 2 months for Verizon to get JB out to us, and its still the original build from July 16th???? I am curious to see what the official build number will when its finally "officially" released....probably still be JRO03O. Anyway, I am happy to have JB, I was going to flash Bugless Beast this weekend so this came at a good time.

P.S. After playing with this for the last 2 hours, its very stable and quick and I love it!!! I like project butter. Not sure about the LTE radios yet because I am currently away from home and the area I am in does not have 4G.
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well not sure i would say that but do NOT use a build on your phone unless it is specifically stated to be for your Carrier branded one.
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So if we have the sprint nexus are we basically screwed?
Well, all of us on CDMA carriers are screwed - the question is how long we get screwed for.

Looks like VZW customers will stop getting screwed sooner than us Sprint customers. But I am fairly certain that sprint will push JB out to us as well. When? No clue. Hopefully/likely before the next OS release is pushed out.
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Well, all of us on CDMA carriers are screwed - the question is how long we get screwed for.

Looks like VZW customers will stop getting screwed sooner than us Sprint customers. But I am fairly certain that sprint will push JB out to us as well. When? No clue. Hopefully/likely before the next OS release is pushed out.
Doesn't seem to be the case with the VZW GN now. It's on AOSP. Looks like Google is going to host official builds before they clear Verizon testing for anyone who wants them but doesn't want to wait on Verizon.

On topic of the software itself: Been using it for a whole day so far, everything is super smooth and snappy. I haven't encountered a single issue everything works.
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I finally have a good enough reason to unlock the bootloader and I'm now rocking jelly bean! I love android!
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This article refers to a tester who got 4.0.4 on 7/6/12. Does anybody remember when VZW pushed the release to the common folk?
Do you mean 6/6/12?

I believe I got 4.0.4 at the end of June OTA.

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Do you mean 6/6/12?

I believe I got 4.0.4 at the end of June OTA.

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I believe 4.0.4 was pushing May31
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For those who have the new radios, did any of you have call quality issues? I still get occasional screeches/static pops, the only fix is to end the call and redial. It's much improved using 4.0.4 stock compared to the original radios, but it isn't completely gone.
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Mine works perfect. Sounds great!
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I am having an issue now with Jelly Bean. I flashed it on Wednesday and everything was good that day and yesterday....I was getting like 16 hours of battery life....which is what I normally get. The only thing was I was in a non 4G area, so I had CDMA only selected. Today I got back to my home area and I have 4G.....I have 3 to 4 bars, but my battery life turned to garbage. I am getting maybe 7 or 8 hours of life. I have checked Better Battery Stats, GSam Battery Monitor Pro and the JB battery in settings. I have no rogue apps, my wakelocks are normal, my awake time is normal.....It's just like all of a sudden my battery has lost half of its capacity. On ICS I was getting 15-17 hours of 4G, but now I am getting half that. I am rooted, and running the new stock JB leak, no kernels or anything else. Again, not sure what is happing since on 3G my battery life was normal, but now on 4G its half, and on ICS I was getting the 15-17 hours on 4G. I do have better signal strength, but I hope that is not what is killing my battery.
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I'm pretty happy W/ the stock build...I'll just wait for the OTA
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Yes, you are correct. I just found the thread here on the forum where I posted the instructions on how to force pull the update on June 1st.

If the update is now in testing, I would say we are about 1-2 months away from getting it......but who really knows.

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Fixed my issue......had to reflash the leak. So now I am back on track to 15+ hours on 4G.
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Anyone hear anything recently regarding VZW pushing this out? The radios and bluetooth issues are killing me but I'm too scared to root. Any new news out there on when the VZW GN folks might see this?
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Anyone hear anything recently regarding VZW pushing this out? The radios and bluetooth issues are killing me but I'm too scared to root. Any new news out there on when the VZW GN folks might see this?
my guess is that the day you decide to root, it'll be out the next day








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my guess is that the day you decide to root, it'll be out the next day
If I had the guts and the knowledge to root and flash, I'd do it today so everyone else on VZW would get OTA tomorrow.
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It is daunting at first, but it becomes quite routine after just a couple flashes and some of the benefits are outstanding. Plus this is like the one of the easiest devices to do it on and it is very difficult to hard brick. I believe that it is possible to install the leaked jb update zip without root or unlocking, but if it isn't the official ota, it will take you off the update path. You would then probably have to unlock to get back on it.
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The benefits of unlocking and rooting outweigh the risk. And if you ever need to turn the phone in for a warranty replacement, it's very easy to return everything to stock.
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there has got to be someone in the Chicago area that could help you root with some local support
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there has got to be someone in the Chicago area that could help you root with some local support
I'm sure I could get it done myself, I rooted my original Incredible. Just haven't had the time or energy to really explore rooting my GN.
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You can do it via unlock or root, but you don't need both. As far as I'm aware it's not able to be flashed without one or the other. Unlocking is easier than root, though likely slower due to it wiping your data. I went with unlocking because I prefer to stay stock and wiping data before a large update is never a bad idea anyways.

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http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/474570-how-all-things-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#adb-fastboot

http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/474570-how-all-things-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#unlock

Then grab: http://download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img and put it in the same folder as fastboot on your computer.

Load the leaked files onto your phone's root directory.

Plug your phone into your computer.

Open a command line at the location where you have fastboot and clockworkmod.

Type: fastboot-windows.exe boot recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

That will load clockwork on your phone without flashing it so you're still 100% stock.

In clockwork you'll want to select "update from sd card", likely browse to find the file. Flash IMM76Q and then JRO03O.

When you're done just go back on the menu until you get the option to reboot your phone. Simple!
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I'm in the burbs of Chicago, but my boyfriend would strangle me if I invited a total stranger to the house. Besides, as much as I love my new rooted phone collection, there's no more room in the basement to bury more bodies.



Bring a laptop and boyfriend to a McDonald's. Have them buy you dinner or coffee ans use the wifi...... root and be done.
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You can do it via unlock or root, but you don't need both. As far as I'm aware it's not able to be flashed without one or the other. Unlocking is easier than root, though likely slower due to it wiping your data. I went with unlocking because I prefer to stay stock and wiping data before a large update is never a bad idea anyways.

For unlock follow these in order:

http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/474570-how-all-things-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#usb-drivers

http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/474570-how-all-things-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#adb-fastboot

http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/474570-how-all-things-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#unlock

Then grab: http://download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img and put it in the same folder as fastboot on your computer.

Load the leaked files onto your phone's root directory.

Plug your phone into your computer.

Open a command line at the location where you have fastboot and clockworkmod.

Type: fastboot-windows.exe boot recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

That will load clockwork on your phone without flashing it so you're still 100% stock.

In clockwork you'll want to select "update from sd card", likely browse to find the file. Flash IMM76Q and then JRO03O.

When you're done just go back on the menu until you get the option to reboot your phone. Simple!
Hi,

Thanks for the post. I used the XDA GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT V7.8 to unlock the bootloader. I had a hard time getting my PC to install the correct USB drivers, but eventually installing the actual Samsung Verizon Galaxy drivers worked. After the PC installed the USB drivers, the toolkit put the phone in fastboot mode and I was able to unlock the bootloader. I then booted up the phone and copied the two google OTA files in the root of the phone. Then ran the toolkit to and selected the option to boot an .img file. I had the toolkit boot the clockworkmod.img. Within clockworkmod, I installed ("install from zip") mysid IMM76Q from IMM76K. Then without rebooting, I installed mysid JRO03O from IMM76Q. I rebooted and now I'm running Jelly Bean, finally! Everything works.

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I'm glad that I rooted and installed the first few leaked JB builds when they first came out. It is unacceptable that VZW is holding this update from a "Nexus" devise for so long. My contract has been up for a few months and I am seriously considering dumping VZW. The only thing holding me back is my grandfathered unlimited data plan.
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I'm glad that I rooted and installed the first few leaked JB builds when they first came out. It is unacceptable that VZW is holding this update from a "Nexus" devise for so long. My contract has been up for a few months and I am seriously considering dumping VZW. The only thing holding me back is my grandfathered unlimited data plan.
It should be noted that only the VZW version seems to have radio issues, even after several attempts at a fix...
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