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Fully Working Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROMs Already Available

If you were a seasoned Android user watching the Google Keynote yesterday where they announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you had to be thinking “when will I get this on my phone?” Google said “mid-July” but some of us just can’t wait that long. Late last night, developers jdkoreclipse and Team Liquid were busy porting a nandroid of 4.1 on a GSM Galaxy Nexus over to Verizon’s, and it’s working.

The file is flashable through ClockworkMod Recovery, but fully updates you to Google’s next OS with all the features intact. The new Google Voice Search, the “buttery smooth” transitions and everything that was announced yesterday is running smoothly on the phone. A full wipe is recommended before flashing however so you might want to make a backup before hand. Get yourself some Jelly Bean at the link below!

Via: RootzWiki [2]

  • fes

    Whats the best jellybean rom for galaxy nexus

  • JamieB

    this rom did not work for me, I get error “can’t open /sdcard/romname.zip (bad) Someone may want to check this out.

    • CJNex

      I’m getting the same problem

  • achaff86

    I can’t edit my team in google now, has anybody else had this problem?

  • JustinRadice

    Has anyone flashed v7 directly over v5. Would doing that wipe my info, apps and data?

  • Hey Droid-Life, can you do a short comparison of different Jelly Bean roms out there right now? It’s really hard to tell which one is currently the best, has the most bugs, or has added features.

    I’m currently on VanirBean, because it has battery percentrage, but that’s the only reason. Should I switch to Vicious or Jelly Belly?

    • ojaymayo22

      AMEN! PLEASE do this droid-life!

  • Christopher Saroka

    Couldn’t add “Team” in my favorite teams. Also couldn’t type email address in Swiftkey settings. Buggy, but was fun to try. Butter is real!

  • cknight91

    This worked for me but the GPS/Navigation bug is too big so I restored back for now 🙁

    • Same here. Loved how smooth JB was but issues with GPS and network/Wi-Fi connections have me back at ICS for now. Think I’ll wait for the official OTA.

  • cknight91

    Is there a build that includes a fix for the GPS/Navigation issue yet?!

    • Michael G

      Hope one comes out soon. I don’t use my Navigation too often but when I do, I need it bad. Such as yesterday when it showed me driving about a half mile OFF the road I was on. lol Glad I’m not the only one. Luckily I found my destination.

  • Matt

    i have a little problem with my galaxy nexus from verizon. i just installed the zip from clockwork and it is stuck on boot animation for jelly bean. i think i might have messed up i didnt do a factory reset. would this affect it? how long does it take it been about 10 minutes?

  • OTA on Jelly Bean in july? … this year ?

  • regbs

    Thanks for posting this article then neglecting to include links to the actual files. Why help your readers when you can leave them no further along than when they started? Nice news flash, Eric: “4.1 dropped today, but I can’t be bothered to provide my readers with anything useful like a url.” wtf

    • PC_Tool

      Links to rootzwiki are provided at teh bottom of the article…would you like them to hold your hand as well?

  • Kristopher Boddie

    This update is awesome! Very stable and smooth!

  • xxdesmus

    Tethering didn’t work and it updated my baseband …that was a pain to downgrade. Couldn’t restore to my previous backup either. JB looks amazing though.

  • onlineguy

    wiped everything and flashed viscous stock jb and stuck on google screen any thoughts

    • spickle

      boot loop. same thing happened to me. i pulled the battery for a few mins and it fixed it for me. this was after i wiped and redid it 6 times before i tried it.

      • Bigsike

        I am still getting a boot loop every time I reboot. It’s very odd but every time I power down it will boot loop twice then finally boot up. I can’t figure it out what’s causing it.

        • spickle

          yea i still can’t either. but since it’s working i haven’t tried to reboot.

        • achaff86

          I can’t get it to boot up ive tried 3 times by pulling the battery but still nothing

  • spickle

    i’m boot looping. before install i wiped/cahce and was fine. i rebooted and now i’m boot looping. i wiped/cache and restored my backup and are still boot looping. help would be lovely right about now. 🙁

    • Bigsike

      Same here mine boot loops twice before booting correctly.

  • spickle

    i’m boot looping. before install i wiped/cache and was fine. i rebooted and now i’m boot looping. i wiped/cache and restored my backup and i’m still boot looping. help would be lovely right about now. :insert sad face here:

  • jonnyrock

    Got this on my phone through Wugs Gnex Toolkit yesterday and it’s working great (haven’t tried wifi).

    BUT, Lightflow isn’t working? It has su permissions and everything…

    • Bigsike

      It’s working for me 🙂

  • spickle

    i’m bootlooping. i wiped/cache and are now bootlooping. i wiped/cache again and restored the backup and are still bootlooping. help will be lovely right now now. 🙁

  • SeanBello

    anybody else having problems with the ringtone picker? when i choose “system” to select a system ringtone, it opens up my file explorer at the root of my SD card

  • name

    So is the razr getting this at end of July or an I dumb

    • you probably an dumb.. :

    • but more seriously.. you’ll be getting it towards the end of the year.

  • Firemedic

    What do you mean Jelly Bean? Im still screaming for Ice Cream!!

  • Done and done. Had never rooted before but took my time, did some research and meticulously followed all the steps in the WugFresh RootKit. Downloaded the Zip, installed using CWM, making sure to wipe cache. I only had the “X” boot-up screen for about 4 minutes? Everything seems to work flawlessly. Awesome!

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Thinking about doing this tonight. No sense waiting around for VZW to get around to sending this out.
      Did you have to back everything up and then reinstall afterwards? Or were all of your apps and widgets preserved?

      • I backed everything up in Root Toolkit, but have not reinstalled, only because I don’t mind having a clean and minimal phone. Contacts, calendar, and e-mail are all synced through the Google account, of course…

        So far I’m loving Jelly Bean. It’s super smooth and fast. My only complaint is that the battery seems to drain faster than with ICS.

  • bluesrocket

    I believe, using my past experience with VZW, the official VZW update for my VZW Gnex should be available in December of this year.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    New to rooting, so pardon the ignorance. Would I have any issues if I root now but want to go back to official Jellybean when Verizon finally rolls it out? I’m not interested in using root specific software, just want to use Jellybean.

    • spickle

      you can root flash JB then unroot. but i’m pretty sure when the OTA JB from Verizon comes out you’d have to be on stock 4.04 to accept it.

  • jose espinal

    Can someone please point me the way on how to flash this into my phone sorry I’m a newb so I would probably need some manuals lol

    • spickle

      read down in the comments, it’s there.

  • Andrew

    Jelly bean is sick. VerizonG-Nex 4.1

  • I followed the directions for unlocking, rooting, and flashing. After rebooting the phone is taking a while to boot up. It has been about 20mins. Should I wait it out or take action? The screen is showing the multicolored X with the colors flashing, but hasn’t gotten past this point. Any info is appreciated.

    • You might want to try formatting your cache partition.

      It also doesn’t sound like you have followed the directions on the forum pages correctly.

    • tehserver

      Pull the battery and turn your phone on again. This seems to be an issue with these roms. I’ve done the factory reset and wiped everything, but it will still take a few minutes to boot up.

  • Larizard

    okay running into problems. I got my Gnex unlocked and rooted. installed ROM Manager from the market, and im trying to flash CWM Recovery. When I tap it, it asks for the model and I pick “Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)”. The progress bar goes off, but then right before finishing, it stops and says ROM Manager is not responding. Help please?

    • bluefolder

      Had same problem with ROM Manager freezing up right there.

      Exit out of ROM Manager and clear it from your multi-task list. Go to Setting -> Apps -> Running -> ROM Manager. Then make sure to stop it from running and close it down. Then try ROM Manager again. First 2x it didn’t work, but third time I tried to flash CWM Recovery it finished running and was fine. No idea why the freezing happened, but if its just a hiccup, who cares?

      Haven’t gone on to install Jelly Bean yet. Just happy to finally have a phone that’s rooted so I can backup my apps.

  • Jackson

    Boot animation soo sleeeek

  • OreoMan

    Holy crap Jelly is quick!

    • Jackson

      Hell yes it is omg

  • Jackson

    Sooooo smoooothhhhh

  • Diablo81588

    Man, that was fast. Hope there’s a MotoNexus around the corner 😛

  • cknight91

    Umm, so I just tried to install the Vicious Liquid build. Rebooted into recovery, created a backup, then wiped data, cache and dalvik cache. When I clicked on mounts and storage to wipe system, my phone is now just showing the android dude with the blue circle thing spinning….and just keeps spinning…for about 10 minutes now. Anyone know what the issue is???

    • Jackson

      you did flash it right?

    • tehserver

      Sounds like CWM disabled your home/power button. Press it again to get the screen back and then you’ll have to use the volume buttons to get it enabled again. CWM says something below the menus when it happens, but I can’t remember what it is.

  • Larizard

    How big is this file? I’m on public WiFi and its going 0.1 MB/sec…

  • dean2359

    ok guys im kinda new at all this. I downloaded this and its super fast and smooth. My question is can i use my original rom i was running previously “over” this? Do I simply just flash the rom againwhile retaining the 4.1? and what about the gapps,do I need to reload them too? Thanks

    • SeanBello

      no to all of that. it’s not possible and gapps are included in this.

      • dean2359

        Thanks ,I guess I’ll just have to wait for the official version so I can use my favorite rom on top of this.

  • walter guevara

    How do I get screen shots and the reboot into recovery features back?

  • mr.blurryfingaz

    Everything works pretty well for me. But gmail and YouTube keep force closing. Any ideas?

  • Man, we barely have CM9 on my D4….

  • Should I flash this or should wait for the “mid-july” update? Will that be OTA by Varizon or hosted on Google Server and we’ll have to flash ourselves?

    • spickle

      JB will be sent to Verizon mid July but who knows when Verizon will ok it. i’d flash now

  • going hard

    seems like theres lag to it, ill try rebooting though

  • I’ve been sitting here for the past 10 minutes looking at the “X” logo. Does it normally take this long on first bootup?

    • going hard

      me too man, mine just finished, wish you luck

      • Thanks, it finally went through. Now to play the restore game.

        • Flat_Stanley

          How long did it finally take? I’ve been waiting ~7-8 minutes and I’m super nervous. I’ve never done this before.

          • Sorry for the late reply but it took about 15 minutes. Hope yours went through ok…

  • going hard

    hows the battery? did it improve to anyone?

    • tehserver

      It seems to have improved for me. Normally I have to plug my phone in about 13:00 due to poor signal where I work, but it’s still at 50% as of 12:19. I’ll have to do more testing when I have consistent signal for conclusive results.

  • upr0ck

    Google now isnt letting me edit my teams. I am on jelly bean v2.1 and anyone notice running hotter than normal?

  • Flat_Stanley

    Given all the newly available toolkits, etc., is the Droid Life Guide to rooting/unlock the GNex up to date? I’m thinking about taking the plunge…

    For reference, I’m talking about the stuff here: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/15/galaxy-nexus-roundup-ice-cream-sandwich-tips-bootloaders-extended-batteries-day-one-thoughts-and-more/

    I will be starting from ground zero. I have NO experience with rooting/unlocking, though I’m very tech savvy. Most of the resources on the internet are scattered and go out of date quickly.

    • easiest way to root GNex IMO:

      http://www.wugfresh.com/dev/gnex-root-toolkit/

    • billy routh

      Yes it is. Don’t use a one click method, take a little time and follow the directions on Droid life and the links to the other sights, its not hard by any means. It sounds like it is but once you get started its a breeze.

  • MrToTo83

    This runs great on my Nexus!

  • chandler

    not sure what i am missing, i am rooted. i downloaded the file, do i need to rename it?

  • Geocranium

    Alright so I flashed the TORO 4.1 update, and I’m having wifi issues like everyone is saying.

    Is there a fix for this?

  • Johnathan Denney

    Has anybody figured out how to get apex launcher to work with 4.1?

  • Christopher Quan

    After installing jellybean I got an email from the android team telling me to enjoy my HSPA+ nexus. Note I’m using a Verizon nexus

  • duke69111

    Adobe Flash appears to be working on 4.1.

  • going hard

    guys im scared to but should i root my phone and flash that 4.1 rom to my vwz nexus? im scared but i know verizon will let me down with updates >.> probably postin in the wrong place to

    • SeanBello

      you already should’ve lol…I can’t imagine your pain seeing all this awesome stuff flying around and not having it!

      • going hard

        im about to unluck the bootloader and im nervous as hell man

        • SeanBello

          don’t be. you have a huge community to help. right now you’re the equivalent of being thirsty in an oasis.

          • going hard

            ive unlocked not sure to try and back up or delte the stock revory file so i can cwr

          • SeanBello

            always backup 1st. then CWR. you have the touch version of CWR right?

          • going hard

            no, lol i wish. when im about to back up it says its going to replace an img so adb can work, not sure what to do. should i let the toolbox replace it? can i get another stock img incase things go bad?
            btw im partially using the toolbox and the steps from this page
            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1400871

          • SeanBello

            hold on, I’ll get you a couple links.

          • going hard

            thanks man

          • SeanBello

            no doubt

          • going hard

            so ill make that nandroid, right?

          • SeanBello

            yup!

          • going hard

            i have to root it first >.>

          • SeanBello

            I thought you were already rooted if you were trying to make a backup lol

          • going hard

            lol i didnt root because toolbox said if the roms im trying to flash have root, then you can skip this step

          • SeanBello

            Here, follow this step by step. You can’t go wrong: http://theunlockr.com/2011/12/14/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-nexus/

          • going hard

            i think i got the hang of this

          • SeanBello

            awesome! this part is a one time thing too. after you’re all rooted, it’s crazy easy, and it’s a much faster process to restore all your stuff now. if you have a lot of apps already, the 1st app you should d/l is titanium backup.

          • going hard

            alright, will do lol

          • SeanBello

            well yeah, but after that and before you flash a new rom. it takes hours to let google re-d/l all your apps through the market after you flash. it takes about 10 min through Titanium. after you’re all rooted and you do your backup, d/l these before you flash a new rom:
            Titanium Backup: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup&feature=nav_result

            Rom Manager: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager&feature=nav_result

            SMS Backup & Restore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&feature=nav_result

            And a file explorer that has root access. some people swear by Root Explorer. I prefer ES File Explorer. Astro File Explorer is another option.

          • going hard

            thanks man your a life saver 😀 just got done with the nandroid, might backup efs because its reccomended. also i have to delete some coding so that cwrt stays when i reboot

          • SeanBello

            awesome. are you going with the new JB rom or AOKP?

          • going hard

            i wanted to try hd revolution, but ill go with jb since theres almost no issues

          • SeanBello

            make sure you flash that zip that fixes the wifi issues.

          • going hard

            thanks will do. havent been that nervous since my eris, thanks for helping me man

          • SeanBello

            anytime!

          • going hard

            ill install busybox so i can nandroid >.>

          • going hard

            what do i backup with titanium?

          • SeanBello
        • SeanBello

          ps: unlocking the bootloader is by far the easiest part

  • Justin Mack

    Alright stupid question, with missed calls you have the option to send a message, i use Google Voice and the first time i went to use that feature I was given the choice what app to use, well I goofed and used the stock SMS app. Any clue how to reset that?

    • Junior

      Go in to “Manage Apps”. Select “SMS”. Scroll down to bottom where it says “Clear Defaults.”

      • justin mack

        I did try that
        initially, and for some reason it did not clear it, luckily I had a backup from like 5 minutes prior and I since loaded that up.

        • justin mack

          Well it would help if i actually scrolled down enough to see “clear defaults” and not just clear data…

  • Wyveryx

    Joygasm! It looks and runs like a champ!

  • WCDave

    Argh… 3% download at 54.1KB/s? I can’t wait another 1 hr 10 mins!

  • duke69111

    Just stumbled upon this by accident. If you go to settings, about phone, and tap on Android 4.1 rapidly, a picture of a jelly bean pops up and and Says Android 4.1 jelly bean. Kind of neat.

    Loving this rom so far. It’s really sleak and runs well

    • Larizard

      long press on it, and fling jelly beans away!

  • cknight91

    Can someone write up some quick easy steps on how to do this the correct way for me and anyone else having trouble remembering? Haven’t done this in a while and am forgetting 🙂 I am currently unlocked/rooted running aokp toro milestone 3 and have titanium backup/Rom manager installed. Thanks!

    • Amenemhat1

      First step is get AppExtractor (the paid version). After backing up your ROM and successfully installing the 4.1 ROM, you will be able to pull in all apps and data, including call log, SMS, MMS, WiFi passwords, etc.

      Steps: 1. Download ROM + Gapps (if necessary, not sure yet) to phone, 2. Use CWM to a) backup current ROM, b) wipe data/cache, c) install new ROM + Gapps**, and 3. use AppExtractor to quickly port all the app data from your recent backedup ROM.

      Good luck!

    • 1. Nandroid backup from clockwork- most important
      2. Backup all your apps, I use mybackup pro
      3. backup texts calls if you need to (sms back & restore/ call log backup & restore)
      4. Reboot into clockwork
      -wipe data
      -wipe cache
      -advanced–>wipe dalvik cache
      -mounts and storage—>wipe system
      5. install jellybean
      6. ???
      7. profit!

    • duke69111

      Here you go. No warranty is given and you do it at your own risk.

      You can figure Titanium backup out on your own.

      To Flash – Real Quick

      1. Open Rom Manager
      2. Click reboot into recovery
      3. Use the volume keys to select backup and restore, use the power key to select
      4 scroll to backup with the volume key and choose backup
      5.when the backup is complete, click go back,
      6. then select mounts and storage
      7 then select format system, then cache, then data.
      8. Once its wiped, choose go back, then install zip from sd card, (need to have already download the file to the internal storage.)
      9. choose zip from sd card
      10. then select the file you downloaded to the internal storage to install.
      11. Reboot and hope you didn’t screw up.

    • cknight91

      Thanks for the replies, everyone.

  • Flashed one last night…. LOVE IT but tether was not working… decided to go back to ICS and had HORRIBLE boot loops… not even nandroid. would fix. ended up having to reset to stock and unroot to start over again. I am scared to go back.

  • SoCoolCurt

    wow that’s impressive and seriously tempting. i’m going to wait for an AOKP version though and a compatible franco.kernel for the battery life. looks great though.

  • lulz, it was for the

  • MrToTo83

    Ohhh how I love Android!

  • do we have to flash a gapps package or is it included?

  • Christopher Quan

    buttery smooth is a damn understatement

  • Houston

    hey i’m noob i just did a nandroid back up and i’m about to clear the cache and stuff when i do this, will I still have my pics etc..???? especially after upgrading to jellybean

  • does anyone else have an absurdly low wifi connection strength? Also I haven’t been able to lock on to 3G or 4G yet.

    I’m using the liquid rom.

  • bholc

    Do Netflix and goggle play movies work?

  • It works great too! Amazing fluidity!

  • Micah Gemmell

    So…. there should be roms for the samsung galaxy s3 by the time the verizion version actually ships, right? I almost wish I got the nexus… for this reason alone…

  • Link below looks to fix the wifi issue for Liquid.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=28013156#post28013156%5Dhere

    • ^—- Came here to post this… worked like a boss. +1

    • Geocranium

      Okay so I downloaded that and such, but how can I flash it?

      I have ROM manager, but whenever I touch “reboot into recovery” nothing happens.

      • reboot into recovery, install zip, choose zip, confirm, reboot. If you can’t reboot into recovery you’re doing something wrong.

  • ndeer2

    Wiped and installed but chrome wasnt installed or the defult browser?

    • It’s default only for nexus 7 (I believe), but you can still d/l and make it your default.

  • zulu208

    is tethering built into this rom?

    • Sean Lally

      Yes

      • zulu208

        excellent! I can’t try this rom if I can’t tether to 4g. read people weren’t able to get 4g so will have to keep reading.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Amazing. So happy.

  • vitriolix

    WHA? NICE!

  • Steve Edholm

    So fast! I love this thing. Very easy to flash. Sad I am only stock for now, but I can’t imagine it will be too long. Damn this is awesome

  • Mike_Cook7

    Hey Apple, GFY! Android and its community is by far the best.

  • davinc1

    Would this work with GSM?

  • itsjustmehere

    plz help me, I really want to flash this, I am unlocked and rooted on stock 4.0.4, if I flash this will I still have root? and if I have any issues could I flash back to my 4.0.4 nandroid backup? thanks in advance

    • PC_Tool

      Nandroid, flash (jdk or liquid), and go.

      Shouldn’t be any more difficult than that. If you have issues, restore the nandroid.

      • Kenneth O’Byrne

        Haven’t tried restoring a nandroid myself, but it seems in the topics some people had problems reverting. I suggest backing up you’re SD card in case you have to revert to stock. You can however do this after you have JB. If a nandroid fails you may just want to try flashing fresh JB and connect to comp or send a nandroid to google drive.

        • PC_Tool

          My “sdcard” is always backed up…isn’t everyone’s??

          AS for restoring nandroid: Just did it over lunch.

          Wipe/factory reset – format system – wipe dalvik: restore.

          Seems to have worked. Can’t say it’ll work for everyone though…nandroids can always be finicky.

      • Larizard

        I have question. I just rooted my Gnex with the steps here:

        http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/15/how-to-root-the-galaxy-nexus-4g-lte-and-flash-custom-recovery-verizon/

        but now i think i got temporary root access. not sure.. I got ROM Manager installed. I tried to Flash CWM recovery from the app, but it stops after the progress bar completes and gives me a “an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” message.

        Any idea what I did wrong?

        • PC_Tool

          Use WugFresh’s Nexus toolkit (v1.4). It’ll help make this process much easier for you.

          • Larizard

            Thanks for the reply. I figured out the problem. The su.zip I was using was outdated (1000+ kb), so I never got temp root.. lol. Found out that the newer su.zip was about 600kb, i pushed that to the /sdcard/ and got root!! 😀 I felt so smart. lol.

            Yea, I found WugFresh’s toolkit, but nothing beats learning it the hard way, xD I’ll do that next time.

            Another question though. So people are suggesting to do a full wipe before installing JB. Is this how you do it?
            1. wipe cache partition
            2. wipe data/factory reset
            3. go to advanced and wipe dalvik cache

            Power off (rather than reboot)

            If so, then what after powering off? thank you so much, i appreciate the help. 🙂

          • PC_Tool

            My steps were simple, though I was already unlocked/rooted. (VZW Galaxy nexus)

            I started from CM9 7.1 RC.

            I rebooted into recovery (I have CWM Touch Recovery).

            I selected Wipe device/Factory Reset
            Then Advanced – Wipe Dalvik
            Then Mounts and Storage – Format System

            I then installed Vicious JB (Liquid).

            I rebooted (it took a while).

            I did *not* restore any backups nor allow google to “backup or restore” my device.

            I installed my apps manually (I have them all copied from /data/app to my desktop and install them via WugFresh’s toolkit)

            I played with it for a bit, rebooted a few times, and then went back into recovery to install the stock kernel from the same thread as Liquid’s JB rom.

            Let me know how it goes…and good luck!

          • Larizard

            cool thank you. I’m not so sure what you mean about not letting Google backup. do you mean, you didn’t sign in with your Google account? Why not? i’d rather sign in, though. Will that cause any problem with JB?

            Also, what’s the difference between the stock kernel and the one that came with Vicious?

          • ok – I am rooted – and did the backup – now…. how do I flash the JB Rom…. I assume its simple, cannot find instructions anywhere?

          • Larizard

            Just doing it right now. I’m gonna follow @PC_Tool:disqus’s steps he mentioned above. Let me know how yours go.

          • Larizard

            Hey, thanks for your help!! I got VanirBean running!! 😀 I have one last question though. What do I first? Do I do a Titanium Backup? Do I need to do a Nandroid too? I just wanna know what steps I have to take before I can just enjoy Jelly Bean with reckless abandon!

            PS: This thing is sooo buttery smooth. Google wasn’t kidding at all!

          • PC_Tool

            Don’t restore apps. Install them all manually. sucks, but JB handles the /data directory differently, which is why so many folks are having trouble.

            You can nandroid your JB install for sure.

            AS for your earlier questions of stock vs vicious kernel, I just wanted something stable and reliable and stock does the trick…and I really haven’t seen the need for a performance boost. 😉

          • Larizard

            Cool, thanks for the heads up. I am using VanirBean though, and so far, I did not have any issues at all, even of I chose to let Google restore my apps. Only issue I have is the Tumblr app not letting me scroll, but it seems like that’s the app’s issue not my phone.

            I just found out that VanirBean v5 is running the Popcorn kernel. No idea what that means, but I know it’s not stock. lol.

            One thing I noticed is that VanirBean came with SuperSU, which I’m not sure how different it is from Superuser. I have them both installed on my phone, and I’m guessing they do the exact same thing? My guess is that SuperSU came with VanirBean, while Superuser was automatically restored by Google backup. What do I do? do I need both, or can I just uninstall Superuser?

            Thanks!

          • PC_Tool

            YEah, you should be able to uninstall Superuser.

          • I am having this issue, where do I get the updated su.zip?

          • Larizard

            I found it in this forum. It’s on the third post in the thread I believe.
            http://goo.gl/qFUIC

    • quiklives

      Yes, this is rooted.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Android dev community, you guys are the coolest!

  • SD_Scott

    I cannot express how thoroughly impressed I am with the new voice search…

  • pezjono

    Rocking it right now. It really doesn’t look THAT different to ICS, but the differences are behind the scene. It really is MUCH smoother and I have yet to play around too much with Google Now, but I can see some good uses for it. Be warned, WiFi works, but it is known to be a pretty weak connection across the board. I too am experiencing it.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Hey since the Moto phones are rooted with ICS on them like the RAZR Bionic, and D4 can this version of Jelly Bean 4.1 be flashed to those too. Will it work? Has anybody tried it yet? If not, can you? Worse case it won’t install right?

    • RoadsterHD1

      Anyone have an answer?

      • Gr8Ape

        worst case is the rom won’t boot, or loops, or goes bonkers. at that point, just reboot into recover and reflash your backup

      • TROLOLOL

        yea you can. I just tried it and it worked great!

      • Why would you think a GNex rom would run on a moto phone?

    • Tyler

      It will not work. ROMs are phone specific even a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon cant use a ROM for a Galaxy Nexus on AT&T or Sprint or T-Mobile. Worse case is it will bork your phone up.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    What an awesome DEV community.
    BTW, the coverage on this site had been top-notch. I applaud thee, droid-life.

  • PC_Tool

    Running Liquid’s right now…I suppose it may be too early to tell, but has anyone tested both?

    Preferences/differences?

  • teejaycard

    I’m getting a lot of force closes with many of my apps. Mainly the one that I use the most NFC Task Notification for my NFC tags.

    • Futbolrunner

      JD or team liquid?

      • teejaycard

        Team liquid. I figured it out. Secure settings only works with a CM9 or AOKP rom and I’m trying to get the 4g toggle to work. But still when I go to delete a Tag it comes up FC. So I’m guessing I’ll have to wait until they make a Jelly Bean rom huh? Kindof new to all of this ha.

  • sickpuppy

    Noob here. So you have to be rooted to do this? Never flashed anything to my g nex. A little nervous. Too bad verizon wil Make us wait on 4.1

  • Andrew

    Just flashed Team Liquid. This thing is smoooooth

  • When this gets AOKP…….my phone may never see another ROM again.

  • Mike

    JD or Team Liquid?? Any difference? Which one are people having better results with?

  • this is the longest backup Ive ever had!!

  • rawson815

    Hell to the ya running as I type got to love a nexus device

  • strows

    question, When flashing something like this and you need to do a wipe is that just WIPE CACHE PARTITION?

    • Mike Cox

      you need to wipe/factory reset and you should wipe cache yes

    • SD_Scott

      Safe bet is to wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache, and wipe dalvik, rinse and repeat!

      • strows

        Thank you, I wanted to be really sure I was doing it right. Now running Jelly Bean!!!

  • jak_341

    I called it! Jelly Bean ROMS for GNex before Moto rolls out ICS. Absolutely pathetic Moto! Lol!

    • So is your argument that Moto phones are ONLY 3 months behind?

      • qqq

        His argument is that this isn’t an OFFICIAL update from Google and the carriers, and by the time that comes out RAZRs and MAXXs will have official ICS.

        • Diablo81588

          +1

    • cknight91

      someone is pissed they can’t port JB yet…

    • billy routh

      only a moron calls someone a moron.

      • WCDave

        I think it’s wack, to call someone wack.

        • qqq

          It’s stupid to call someone stupid.

          • jlsushman

            its gay to be gay

    • Kenneth O’Byrne

      OK but in February the RAZR Maxx didn’t have an official update either, I am assuming you are on Verizon considering the site. We will hopefully have and official JB by the end of July. Not that it matters much since once source for the GSM hits AOSP we will have ROM’s either way.

    • Hmm….

      Fail. I had official Moto ICS on the 22nd.

  • CJ Tinsley

    The devs out did themselves with this. My only complaint is that the WiFi seems to be way to sensitive and low, I can’t hold a connect anymore.

    • bigfire

      You can turn off that ‘feature’.

  • fvqu

    I would consider doing this if it weren’t such a tedious procedure to install a ROM a from a non-rooted, locked bootloader phone. This a developer phone, and I’m too lazy to install the Android SDK, Java development kit, unlock my bootloader and flash clockwork recovery to my phone just to install a single ROM. I can’t stand using the Android SDK, it’s terrible.

    Unless someone can show me an easier procedure to do this, otherwise I will wait another 6 months for the next update.

    • Derek Gelinas

      It takes five minutes. All you need is fastboot commands. Boot into fastboot, run fastboot oem unlock. then fastboot flash recovery and you’re done. why you think you need that other crap, i do not know.

      http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/Samsung_Galaxy_Nexus_(toro)#Unlock_the_bootloader

    • Dan Treacy

      http://www.wugfresh.com/dev/gnex-root-toolkit/
      Downloads everything you need. No typing commands of anything.
      The whole process takes maybe 15-20 minutes. It can also restore your phone to a locked factory state.

      • fvqu

        Thanks, much better then the other methods.

        • Dan Treacy

          Hey guys sorry about the double post, it looked like it wasn’t going to post the first time. You’re welcome and hope the program works out for you both!

      • Ooh, that looks pretty slick! I’ll have to give it a shot.

    • Dan Treacy

      http://www.wugfresh.com/dev/gnex-root-toolkit/
      This program does all the work for you. Works on PC only I believe. No typing any commands. Just follow the instructions carefully and you’re good to go. Takes maybe 15-20 minutes tops. I’ve used it on 4 different GNex. It can also restore your phone to a locked, non-rooted, “straight out of the box” type state, you know, in case you ever need to take it back to Verizon.

  • David Cohen

    Be careful restoring another phones nandroid is not good in that it leads to sync errors with some services (I forgot the specifics). Although I never experienced it, since I never did the nandroid back up from another device, I know there are top android rom developers who haves tested and confirmed this.

    As the post recommends backup just in case 🙂

    • This isnt a nandroid, from what i’ve read it was a gsm nandroid that was ported to toro and turned into a flashable cwr zip

      • David Cohen

        I am not an expert or anything, but I assume porting it over and turning it into a flashable zip would not change it much. Just updating a few files to make it compatible with toro, then repackaging it to flash in cwm. Also partially confirmed by the amount of time it took to get out.

        Either way, just wanting to give a warning, but also I don’t want to scare people either.

      • ^— What Matt said. Read the rootzwiki thread header. This is legit.

        /also, seems legit fwiw

  • desiman26

    Which one seemed to be more stable: JD’s or Team Liquid?

    • PSU_DI

      I haven’t tried Team Liquid’s yet but JD’s rom hasn’t given me any issues, except for the poor wifi connection.
      NM 2.1 fixed the wifi issues.

      • r0lct

        I’m on TL and also experiencing reduced WiFi performance.

    • Droosh

      Using JD’s v2 and it is running perfectly. I haven’t tried TL, but I bet it’s exactly the same except that SU requires a seperate flash in TL.

    • desiman26

      @PSU_DI:disqus & @Droosh:disqus I just flashed JD’s v2.1 and its working great so far. Very smooth and “buttery.” Thanks!

  • geedee82

    Can’t wait to flash this, but I’m gonna wait for DT’s AXIOM Jelly Bean!

  • akazerotime

    Jesus on a pony.. that didn’t take long. As soon as i have BAMF 1.3 set up the way I want, it will be nandroid time and will have to take this for a spin.

  • john

    I flashed Jelly Bean this morning. Now I know why I got the Nexus phone. Love it so far. I thought I loved ICS, I guess I have a new love. 🙂 Everything is working.

  • panicswhenubered

    Wow that was fast. Dev community for Gnex is awesome, but I’m going to wait a couple days for you guinea pigs to test this out for me 🙂

    • Anthony Vella

      It is as stable as a normal OTA, I actually am getting wayyyy better 4G reception now with it, flash away!

      • ApplesNAndroids

        …. it uses the same radios…

        • Droosh

          Placebo effect I bet. However, with the browser and in general everything smoother it could make 4G feel faster.

  • This is why I don’t mind the battery life. Runs awesome.

    • quiklives

      How bad is the battery life? I know it’s all really subjective, but is it possible the perceived bad battery life is because you can’t put the phone down, or is it significantly bad?

      • duke69111

        I have not installed many apps yet, but I have 54 minutes with the screen on (1h12m on battery total) and I am at 63% on 4G. This is what I have been getting with the WIFI on on ICS. Most of the android systems are at 5% or less of the battery use, while the screen is at 89%. They have done a good job it appears so far in reducing android system drain on the battery.

        • quiklives

          Thanks for the thoughtful response!

      • I meant the phone in general. People always throw out the Maxx name… well this is why I chose Nexus. That’s all I meant really. I’ve been satisfied with battery life since day one. With all the playing I’ve done today I haven’t seen much of a difference from the last AOKP and franco milestones.

      • I’d suggest having an extended battery or even just a second stock battery, I keep my original battery in my wallet(fully charged) at all times for those just in case moments.

      • sonicyoof

        I almost always get about 20 hours.

  • Conrad

    So do vzw gnex owners lose root by flashing this? Also is it built from the SDK or is it a full rom?

    • Anthony Vella

      Its built from the SDK and you do not lose root, I just flashed it an hour ago.

      • Conrad

        Awesome I’ll have to try this later!

      • it’s not built from the SDK. the GSM Jellybean OTA update was discovered in Google’s servers, applied to a GSM phone, then ported over to the VZW (toro) version.

      • Droosh

        I don’t think so. I think it is from a Nandroid of the OTA and just modified to work for us. FYI – you don’t lose root.

  • Cubanito1967

    I know what I will be doing as soon as I get home!

  • Running it now. And it is delicious. Should update the article about the wifi issues though until they’re fixed.

  • Johnny

    Yesterday was such an awesome day. I upgraded to a nexus, for 75 dollars, from my friends blackberry curve (long story) got a job, Google I/o was insane. And got incredibly drunk and went swimming. One for the history books.

  • CheeseMcGee

    Frick, literally just updated to AOKP Build 40 last night… time to re-flash! This was waaaay faster than I expected! Love the GNex Devs!!!

  • C-Law

    Put this on my gnex this morning and I’m loving it. Project butter is amazing. No more live wallpaper lag! And I love the new notification bar. But there is a problem at the moment with weak WiFi signal. Man this phone rocks!

  • jinglesNoob

    Hey noob here if I backup my ICS 4.0.4 on my GNex and flash this will I be able to flash back if I have problems?

    • youdoneyo69

      Yes that is the point of making a backup 🙂

    • TheWenger

      Yup, just reboot into recovery and restore your last nandroid.

  • Mike

    I’ve been running this since late last-night. Only issue I have is low wifi strength. That’s about it so far, so go try it out! Oh… and Apex Launcher doesn’t work with JB yet.

  • Jeremiah Coleman

    Having no issues at all with this reminds me why I bought a Nexus.

  • Sakina Solomon

    AAAAND……downloading *sits in indian style and watches download while smiling*

  • James Baranowski

    It is impressive and very fast. No issues so far on toro from liquid.

  • I love this community. This is exactly why we all got a nexus. Because of the awesome devs out there.

  • Matt Gondek

    So that’s what my day being made feels like…

    • New_Guy

      Hahaha!

  • This is when it would be nice to have 4G at work – stupid work

  • dean2359

    I read that you lose root by flashing this,tell me it ain’t so

    • uhhh no

    • James Baranowski

      I had root keeper and did not lose root. When I did a complete shut down it did take forever to start… Restart was normal, getting into TWRP and backing up no issues.

    • EricRees

      Root is built in already, you’re all set to go 🙂

    • C-Law

      I installed jd’s v2 build. Root and supersu are there

    • dean2359

      Great! Thanks everyone

    • Havoc70

      I installed Liquids and the su, still have root

    • Droosh

      It ain’t so

  • wifi is pretty borked

    • which version?

    • muffnman

      Wifi fixes have been posted for both ROMs. Wifi->Advanced->uncheck avoid poor connections. Wireless N 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections confirmed working as well.

  • Devon

    Holy Crap, cannot wait to get home tonight to flash this….

  • possomcrast1

    Quick controls is improved and animated it looks awesome.

  • Is there a way to get the look of this notification bar on my galaxy s3?

  • Mark

    I am on 4.1 I am just having a problem regaining root on my GSM Galaxy Nexus.

    • You didn’t flash the CDMA version… did you?

      /you trollin’?

  • e_droid

    Very Cool. Can’t wait to see what the community can do when the SIII comes out as there won’t be an OTA for it probably well after the release…

  • that’s why i chose the galaxy nexus
    developer community!!!!

    • It was done and bug free by 4:30 EST, now that is what I call winning.

  • SeanBello

    lot of people saying they boot loop when trying to do a restore and have to battery pull and wipe to fix.

  • derekross

    Please note that WiFi only works in close proximity to the access point.

    • possomcrast1

      That setting can be switched off.

  • dschneider

    I love this development community.

  • bratliff

    Flashed with TWRP no issues.. it’s great. Devs are awesome. Been playing with it all morning.

  • John

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    • EvanTheGamer

      Whoever “disliked” this comment has no sense of humor. Come on, it’s funny!

      Unless you just don’t like looking at strings of nothingness as the first comment in this post.

      Either way…allllllllriiiiiiighhhhht!!

      • r0lct

        It’s all the bitter people still waiting for ICS

        • 1MPR0BUS

          Yep. Where are all the naysayers who cry and complain in all the other Droid Life posts that having a Nexus is a poor decision. Have fun getting Jelly Bean a year from now. I’ll enjoy my Jelly Bean the day it came out.

          • The new OS doesnt make the phone better in my eyes. Its still ugly as shit and has alot of problems. However. To each their own.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Hell yeah!

          • That really depends — at this moment, we still don’t know if the CDMA Galaxy Nexus will be updated in mid-July. Verizon Galaxy Nexus users still remember how long it took for them to receive 4.0.4.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Ain’t that the truth.

    • Floyd Gray

      So many levels of awesome I can’t describe…”Giggity…All-right.”

  • Destroythanet

    Haha, sweet! GNex FTMFW!!

  • htowngtr

    Still has issues. I’ll wait till more official builds come out because right now 4.0.4 is running smooth for me.

    • What issues?

    • What issues does it have? I haven’t found any yet.

      • htowngtr

        Poor wifi signal, can’t connect to wifi N. I haven’t tried the Liquid ROM yet though.

        • Ben Rice

          I have ran both. They both have wifi issues but Franco Kernel helps with wifi strength. Found on page 10 in Liquids thread

        • Tres Waters

          wifi issues are fixable. Wifi->Advanced->uncheck avoid poor connections

        • That was fixed earlier today on JD’s build. Connected to wireless N right now. It is version 3.

    • Throw JB on. The you’ll realize what smooth is.

  • KleenDroid

    Boy that took a long time… 🙂

  • Anthony Vella

    Just so you know Eric, your article is partially incorrect, they built JB from the SDK released yesterday, not from the previous GSM build.

    • derekross

      jdkoreclipse’s release was built from the GSM OTA from IO.

    • JD’s is built from a nandroid of someone at google i/o that had received the OTA(GSM) update. Alternatively people have posted links to googles servers that are the OTA update. This isn’t SDK, its just a device port.

  • kaufkin

    took ’em long enough. it’s been, what… 1/2 a day? #Irony 🙂

  • muffnman

    People seem to be having fewer issues with the Team Liquid Vicious build. You might want to make that the primary link (I have no association with Liquid, this is just my observation).
    -MM

  • Been running it since last night and no issues yet. They weren’t kidding when they named it project butter.

  • Ben Rice

    IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!

  • Tim Swann

    is LTE working?

    • chris125

      Usually fully working means everything.

      • SeanBello

        except there’s wifi issues and you bootloop when trying to restore.

      • Tim Swann

        wanted to make sure since it was originally released for GSM. Thought maybe LTE might not work.

    • yep

    • Fully. I have been running this since last night when JD posted. Jelly Bean is a huge step in the right direction.

      • derekross

        Grizz: On V1 the weather card for me showed up all the time intended. With v2, the weather card is gone completely. You seeing the same thing?

        • I have my weather card up constantly. Even from using v1 v2 v2.1 and v3.