When Will ALL Galaxy Nexus Devices Be Upgraded To Jelly Bean?Support


  1. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

    I bought this phone almost a week ago and I heard the Jelly Bean update rolled out to most devices in July but I still never received the update. I live in Canada and my carrier is Wind Mobile.

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  2. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member Contributor

    When all the carrier variations get pushed out. No one knows and it depends greatly on your carrier. Verizon and Sprint will undoubtedly be the last here in the US. Unless you bought yours directly from Google there is no way to know when it will receive the update. (Goole direct purchases get the immediate updates directly from google.)
  3. GalaxyNexus

    GalaxyNexus Well-Known Member

    The VZW Nexus and Sprint GNex probably won't get JB any time soon considering how long it took for the VZW Nexus to get the 4.0.4 update. If I were you I'd set aside an hour or so to root your Nexus and figure out how to flash roms, kernels, mods, and things of that nature.

    With the help of everyone on AFs and YouTube it won't be too hard. I still have PMs back and forth with mods from when I was figuring out how to root my Nexus.

    Good Luck! (If you do attempt to root your Nexus)

    -GNex
  4. quickaudi

    quickaudi Well-Known Member Contributor

    Sometime after the SGS3 gets it...
  5. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    Since you bought your device from Wind Mobile, it will be up to them. Your Galaxy Nexus is probably yakjuux, and only yakju and takju are updated directly by Google (you can check your version in the Map app under settings>about, it will be listed under "Device".

    You can change your device to yakju by using these instructions. I believe you can now flash the official Google version of Jellybean on to your phone directly, or flash to 4.04 so you will be prompted to upgrade to Jellybean. And I should give the standard warning that this process will wipe all the data on your phone (so back up first) and, since it involves unlocking your phone (though you will lock it back up when done) those warnings apply as well (small possibility of bricking your phone, could void warranty).
  6. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

    Didn't VZW GNex get 4.0.4 about 6-8 weeks after Google direct? If so, we wouldn't be that far away.
  7. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member Contributor

    4.0.4 was pushed by google (GSM) around March 30th.
    4.0.4 was soak tested by Verizon on May 1st.
    4.0.4 was pushed by Verizon around May 31-June 1

    So, right on 60 days basically.

    Google began updating their GSM Nexus to Jelly Bean on July 10th.
    Based on the ICS timetable, I'd expect a Verizon soak test in Mid August.... which is now-ish.... followed by a full push in early September.
  8. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

    I don't want to root my phone to get the update cuz my previous android phone ****ed up a lot before when I flashed custom roms and even though I managed to fix it I still don't want to risk bricking my brand new Galaxy Nexus from rooting it.
  9. quickaudi

    quickaudi Well-Known Member Contributor

    we'll help you fix it - it's what we're here for
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  10. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    While I understand your concerns and find your reasons valid, I also want to point out that this doesn't involve custom ROMs. Instead, the software is the official Nexus factory images downloaded directly from Google.
  11. MachDelta

    MachDelta Well-Known Member

    It's likely that you won't ever see an OTA update. None of the Canadian carriers provide them (they claim it's Samsung's responsibility) and Sammy doesn't care because it's supposed to be the carriers' job. We Canadians get screwed, as usual.

    Root and flash a Google build. It's much easier than it sounds and there are lots of places that can help.
  12. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member


    I don't root until 1 year usually because stock is usually enough of an upgrade for me and after a year I crave something new. However, being nexus might make me root earlier if JB doesn't come by October 1.
  13. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

    Never rooted my phone in years... Does the phone slow down when you root it like on iPhone? And are there any cons to rooting besides voiding your warranty and possibly bricking your phone? If not then I guess I'll root my Galaxy Nexus but can someone send me a link to how to root and flash the official Jelly Bean rom?
  14. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

    Which one do I download? Yakju, Takju or Mysid? Or can I download any of them?
  15. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    Takju is the US version for the GSM i9250, Yakju is the International GSM (non-USA) version for the i9250, mysid is the version for CDMA versions i515 (Verizon).

    The primary difference between takju and yakju is that takju includes Google Wallet, which only works in the US.
  16. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    No, rooting the phone doesn't make any difference. In fact, the Nexus was pretty much made to be rooted -- Google left it very easy to do.

    Beyond that, you are not going to keep it rooted (though you can if you want). It only needs to be rooted while you update the software and then you can lock the phone again when you finish.
  17. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

    So I should download the Yakju version right? Do you know a good app that can back up ALL my data before I root my phone?
  18. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

  19. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    Yes, you want yakju. I don't know backup apps well, someone else can likely give you better advice. Your information stored with Google (contacts, apps, etc.) is automatically backed up by Google.
  20. lancex

    lancex Member

    I just received my phone today and it came with ICS. 5 minutes after getting that setup, the update was on my phone and ready for me to restart to proceed. I'm on T-Mobile (US) so it's the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ (GSM) version.
  21. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

    Hey Mogeljik. How do I flash the rom that you told me to download?
  22. MachDelta

    MachDelta Well-Known Member

    Yakju or Takju, it doesn't matter.


    Haven't actually used this method (well, I used it but I never restored from it) but it should back up all your apps + app data only. Other things you have to worry about are your pictures/videos and any downloaded files (just backup the /sdcard/ partition and you can copy those back over via USB), and your text message history (there are apps that claim to help here). Most other things like your contacts list will be synced to your Google account and automatically grabbed once you sign in again.

    If you're ultra-paranoid you can always try rooting the phone first and making a nandroid (basically a complete copy of the device) in case you forget something. I did just in case but discovered I had significantly less "important" crap than I initially thought. :p


    US carrier, so it's likely already a Takju/Yakju build. Canadian phones seem to all come with Yakjuux or Yakjuxw, which are Samsung updated. Hell will be significantly colder when those see updates.
  23. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

  24. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

  25. kevin95

    kevin95 Well-Known Member

    It tells me to enter the md5 hash given for the Yakjy rom

    Edit: Nevermind. I found it.
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