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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chago360, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. chago360

    chago360 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I want to know if when you buy the samsung galaxy reverb does it have ICS or Jelly Bean android system?

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  2. I'm pretty sure its jellybean. My replacement came with jellybean
  3. chago360

    chago360 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Okay because I am planning to buy the phone and I want it to be ICS so I can root it with poot
  4. magnux

    magnux Member

    I bought the Reverb 3 weeks ago, and it came with ICS. I bought mine from a brick and mortar store though as well.

    Stores buy a certain amount of X phone as they are, then sell them over time. When you buy online, it is usually bought and shipped as an on-need basis, so the phone is as up-to-date as it can be.

    If you want ICS it would be better to go to a VM store and power a Reverb on and check yourself.
  5. chago360

    chago360 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Do you think RadioShack would be a good place to buy the reverb or Bestbuy?
  6. bkttk2

    bkttk2 Android Enthusiast

    It's the same item regardless of the store. Choose the best price and best policy in case you have issues
  7. magnux

    magnux Member

    Wherever you go, ask the rep if he/she knows what version of android the reverb has. Then ask if they can power it on to double check. Make it clear how badly you want the reverb and they will probably try their hardest to help because they want the sale.
  8. chago360

    chago360 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I was thinking about doing that and now I went on eBay and I am going to buy a phone that has never been used and so I think it would be ICS
  9. TJ Spyke

    TJ Spyke Lurker

    Be default the Reverb comes with ICS (specifically 4.0.4). If you buy a refurbished one and it has Jelly Bean, then either the previous owner or the store you bought it from upgraded it, but the default phone comes with ICS.

    As for where to buy it from, the best deal I have seen for a new one is on Amazon for $120 (Best Buy has it for $200).
  10. Mongoose90

    Mongoose90 Lurker

    Hello, when I bought mine in February 2013 it came with ICS.
  11. Artine

    Artine Android Expert

    Bought mine online directly from Virgin Mobile just two days ago - it arrived today, and out of the box it has JellyBean, Android 4.1.2. Going forward, I would say that all new Reverbs are going to have OotB JB.
  12. sbdc003

    sbdc003 Android Enthusiast


    I received my phone 5 days ago w/ 4.1.2 Jelly Bean pre-installed. First, I disabled Hotword detection. After installing a bunch of updates, the phone asked me to reboot. So far no freeze at all.
  13. sbdc003

    sbdc003 Android Enthusiast

    It has been a week since I got my phone. Still no freeze yet.
  14. lgoptimusv5

    lgoptimusv5 Newbie

    I have a newer Samsung Galaxy Reverb SPH-M950 Virgin Mobile that came with JB 4.1.2 pre-installed.
    NONE of the Reverb Roots for JB are working.
    I tried reverb-cwm-test-8 and cwm-touch-iconvmu-signed(cwm6030) for the Reverb with no success. I tried different versions of TWRP made for other Samsung phones, with different results, but still no success.
    Odin3v304 does flash the recovery successfully, but the previous CWM's made for the older ICS based Reverbs do not boot when i finally get into Recovery mode with the OutOfBox 4.1.2 Reverbs.
    Something has changed with the JB 4.1.2 pre-installed Reverbs that is not allowing the commonly know JB roots via Odin.

    I really just want to put an older ICS build on this phone because of the TouchScreenLock issues it has with any JB build...
    I've had the phone for 2 days, froze on the 2nd day once so far with JB.
    I have not disabled Hotword detection.

    Anyone had success with newer Samsung Galaxy Reverb SPH-M950 Virgin Mobile that came with JB 4.1.2 pre-installed?
    I notice the Kernel Version is dated April 30 of this year...hint?
    NOTE: I have not Activated the phone yet (not sure that makes a difference)

    Virgin Mobile
    Mobile Network Type
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    Model Number
    Android Version
    4.1.2 (Out of the Box)
    Baseband Version
    Kernel Version
    se.infra@SEP-129 #1
    Tue Apr 30 02:46:07 KST 2013

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Samsung Galaxy Reverb Forum

The Samsung Galaxy Reverb release date was December 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1700mAh battery.

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