October 19th, 2012, 12:59 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, Nook HD+,
HP Touchpad w/ CM10 and Nook Color (previously rooted)
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Originally Posted by bluecure
Thanks for the reply.
I realize i can try and flash the phone, before I do that though i just wanted to clarify that the 4.1 update is unavailable.
The sprint Nexus update (to 4.1.1) was released on 9/6/2012, i'm just having trouble understanding why I can't update. I have an unlocked GSM Nexus, surely the update to 4.1 is available for me by now when sprint released 4.1.1 on 9/6/2012.
Can anyone confirm that they can update an unlocked Samsung controlled varient to 4.1?
As was explained, the yakjuxw variant is not directly updated by Google but instead is updated by your carrier/Samsung. For some reason, several carriers have not yet updated their Galaxy Nexus phones to Jellybean.
You can update to the yakju variant easily, though it likely will reset your phone to factory specs (you will lose your apps/data if you don't backup and then restore). You can find the instructions to update to yakju here
, and it really is simple to do. After completing those instructions, you will have the yakju variant of Android 4.1.1 on your phone. Also, Google is in the process of updating the yakju/takju phones to 4.1.2, and you will likely get that update OTA relatively soon after updating to 4.1.1. Also, once you have switched to yakju, you should then receive all future Android updates as Google releases them.