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Jelly Update Finally Rolling Out to Verizon Galaxy Nexus? (Updated: It’s Official)


Is the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) update actually rolling out to Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus at this time? According to the dozen or so emails in our inbox from readers who are claiming to have received it, we are starting to wonder if it is. The Build is JRO03O, which is the same build that popped up as a test build a few weeks back. You still can download it directly from Google if you’d like.

Verizon hasn’t mentioned that the update is rolling out, so we’ll have to ask you to check your phones and let us know. My Galaxy Nexus is already running JRO03O, so there is no update to be had on my end. 

If you would like to try to force the update, try this set of instructions:

1.  From your phone, head into Settings>Apps>All.
2.  Search for  Google Services Framework.
3.  Once found, tap on it and choose “Force stop.”
4.  Then choose “Clear data.”
5.  Back out of Apps to your About page in Settings and check for the System update.

Update:  The pop-up for the update mentions something about the update being “Via Wi-Fi only until Oct 1.” So, if you want to check for the update, I would suggest having WiFi on 1st, and if it still doesn’t show up, trying the instructions above with WiFi on. Interesting that they would do something like this, but again, today is iPhone 5 launch day and they probably aren’t interested in the tiny G-Nex world hammering on their LTE towers.

Update 2:  It’s official, the instructions for the update are up:


Update:  It’s official!

Let me know in the comments!

Cheers Rory, Kevin, Will, Shawn, Justin, @rick_trujillo75, @POTIN1 and more!

  • Turn off mobile data with WiFi on and it works!!!

  • Aran Miller

    Had to force the update, currently on wifi and it’s downloading as I type this. Finally Verizon! Finally!

  • thanatos

    OK I had to clear data about 10 times but it finally went through. I’m in Boston, you may have to just clear a few times but it’s downloading now!

  • Keith0606

    tried the framework clear about 30 times in a row, nada yet.

  • Darkturas

    its legit guys, clear the framework cache and check for update its here! finally!

  • Mark F

    Anyone know if google wallet works now ?

    • sru571

      if you mean will it be installable through google play, my guess is no. Google for the link to sideload the apk, it will work fine just not through play store.

      • Mark F

        Im not looking for “guesses” !

        • sru571

          Fair enough, but it’s an educated guess:)

          • Mark F

            ok lets call it a “guestimate”

          • sru571

            as soon as I can get this update, I’ll let you know if nobody else responds first

    • ToddAwesome

      I’ve already dealt with a broken secure element once while using Wallet. After a warranty board replacement, I’m paranoid to try again.

  • What do I lose clearing my framework?

    • ToddAwesome

      Play Store (web) won’t recognize your phone until you access it via the phone.

  • Eric Beaudry

    Mine rolled through this morning. No clearing nada – fresh push from VZW

  • Radgatt

    If its the case then its not as long of a wait than going from 4.0.2 to 4.0.4

  • feyr

    My update was waiting for me when I woke up. 🙂

  • Morris

    probably just a test batch

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    I must be alone in thinking that the number of excited folks in here waiting for a VZW update to their Nexus device have missed the point of owning one.

    • I’m kind of sick of hearing that. Yes my GNex is rooted and has JB through Bugless Beast, but my mother and sister who I told to get a GNex for the updates are still on ICS! There are many reasons to buy a GNex, being able to Root and Rom is just one.

      • John

        Bold move. I still love my phone more than anything in the world(also gnexus), but I wouldn’t recommend it to the average user. I just think “if you’re a complete mobile tech illiterate person, go iPhone. if you’re a semi knowledgeable mobile tech person who adamantly wants something customizable, go with the Razr Maxx or maybe even the SIII now.”

        That’ll prevent the “this phone’s battery sucks” & “the speaker isn’t loud enough” complaints.


        • r0lct

          But there is NOTHING more complicated in the UX about a GNex vs a RAZR or S3.

          • duke69111

            In my opinion, blur and touch wiz makes it harder to find settings and such.

          • r0lct

            I agree, skins make it worse. People who still recommending iPhone for a “simpler device” haven’t used 4 or 4.1.

        • 968jesse

          The android phones are going to blow the iphone 5 out of the park quad core lte is now coming out.. verizon and a HTC is coming out with the first one in October..

      • KleenDroid

        Why didn’t you hook up your family like you did yourself? An extra half hour and both of them would be updated also.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Which I do understand, but stock, I was pretty unhappy with this phone coming out of the gate. Bad radios, poor battery life, just to name a few. I love my Nex, but like a good Jeep, it is built, not bought.

    • mswansonxi

      No. You’re not alone. JB is pretty awesome on this phone.

    • sru571

      I unlocked and rooted for the May update to 4.0.4, but then decided to re-lock the bootloader (didn’t want to deal with certain apps needing to be side-loaded etc.) I would have updated to jelly bean already, but I haven’t gotten around to using titanium or mybackup yet. Sure, once you are unlocked you don’t have to worry about a factory wipe, but that’s my excuse for delaying still.

    • RoboRobP

      Some of us use the Nexus as a work phone and can not root and rom it. I would like the official update as promised by getting a Nexus phone.

      • Drew

        ^This guy gets it.

      • James_Kernicky

        Why can’t you, is it actually owned by your employer?

        • RoboRobP

          Yes it is owned by them but No, it’s because the apps we have to use for our server will not allow us to use it with root. They don’t want us rooting and roming our phones.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Which I do understand. From an employer standpoint, why choose this device over a Razr Maxx though?

        • RoboRobP

          We had a choice. I wanted the Nexus over the Maxx because I knew I would get an update before the Maxx did (it just got ICS. I’ll take JB 3 months late then wait for it on the Maxx)

    • I thought the point was that owning a Nexus device meant that you would be the first to get the OS updates, irrespective of the carrier. Well, at least that should be the experience. If Verizon is not going to play along with the idea behind a Nexus device, then maybe they should be given one. (I’m a Verizon customer, BTW.)

      • Tony Allen

        I think the point of being on Verizon is knowing the sacrifices you make if you don’t choose to take your phones upgrade path into your own hands, and having the best network to back it up.

        Stop whining.

        • Whining? Come on…take it up a level, intellectually.

          My point is that there should be a sacrifice if there is truly a “Nexus” program. Verizon should have to buy into pushing updates to Nexus devices quickly, if not immediately. Perhaps Verizon should sell the Nexus with a disclaimer that it won’t support problems because updates come straight from Google. I’m sure most people would take that sacrifice.

          • Agree. If Verizon wants Nexus Devices they should be willing to push updates quickly. Its not like the “highly” tested builds are actually working with all the radio problems and whatnot.

      • Guest

        Don’t be a neckbeard. No one is whining.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Not being sarcastic here but… I thought the idea was that you can get the updates directly from Google, but had to unlock to do it. I thought the highlight was being able to bypass the whole carrier part. That was my impression.

    • hldc1

      Yes, Nexus devices are reference devices, and as such, are optimal for developer use since they provide a clean Android platform. That being said, nothing about Nexus devices says you need to root and unlock your bootloader in order to use your phone. Nexus devices are supposed to get the latest software updates when they come out. I’m a small-time developer and reasonably efficient with a variety of technological discourse. I’m sure you’re relatively proficient as well. The same cannot be assumed of every person that bought a Galaxy Nexus. Your assumption that Nexus devices were made to be rooted and unlocked is simply false. They are are fine devices fully stock. The fact that they’re not getting updated when they’re supposed to be updated is the issue here. It’s not my responsibility to get the latest and greatest from Google until they stopping supporting my phone.

    • Jake

      So far the pattern with the Verizon GNex is that it gets OTA updates two months later than the other Nexus devices. While I’d prefer faster updates, having an expected time frame helps ease the anxiety.

    • wh1te_mag1c

      Well, since the gnex is a Google flagship phone, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect OTA updates faster, must faster, than for any other Android phone. I’m someone who has gone the unlocked bootloader, custom rom route, but I don’t feel that it should be necessary for this device.

  • Scott

    I hope the radios have been updated, the leaked ones weren’t so hot.

  • Wait a minute, I’ve been on JRO030 for a few weeks now, but my Baseband version is I515.09 not I515.10. Where can I get .10?

    • That just means you have a different version of the phone, not necessarily software.

  • I’m curious, if the OTA update being pushed out is
    JRO03O, will those of us that updated to the test build now be in the OTA path?

  • andrew rossi

    tried all steps no update

  • Chris

    I’m still on IMM76K. Never received IMM76Q. Will this be an issue when it is finally pushed out? I’m stock GNex,

    • IMM76Q was a test build not pushed out to all users. VZW and Samsung don’t really acknowledge that it happened. Samsung said it was a rolling test build.

    • Larizard

      I believe you need IMM76K in order to get JRO03O. I read somewhere that if you have 76Q, you need to roll back to 76K and pull the update.

  • bmpster

    Baltimore/Washington – coworker got his automatically early this morning….I’m still not seeing anything

  • ksat

    No luck here in Cincinnati, Ohio… 🙁

  • Paul Harper

    Just left Bugless for CM10 and I must say I wont be going back mainly because of the bluetooth dialer issues with BB. The new CM app makes flashing the nightlies oh so easy along with francos new app for flashing that lean kernel. By far the best my nexus has ran and I will not revert back to stock for this crap.

  • scruffykid

    This was a boring Friday until I read this. Please let it be true! And no luck on my nexus

  • DXOG

    My buddy Larry got his update this morning.

  • Chris

    nothing in ohio

  • DodgerDroid

    Followed your steps and I got the update. It can only be downloaded through Wi-Fi though.

    • post a screen shot

      • DodgerDroid

        I’m trying to through my phone but it won’t let me

        • I just posted one from another user. It definitely says via Wi-Fi only.

          • DodgerDroid

            http://db.tt/4XPLGITB I uploaded the screenshot to my drop box

          • AnotherAndroidKid

            But this is just the sort of thing i want to abuse VZ’s network with.

  • akazerotime

    I’ll believe it when a factory image is posted on Google’s site

  • People are still on split builds of ICS.. gonna be tricky for VZW to push an update to JB.

  • A.J.

    Nothing here.

  • No go here in NJ.

    • Mike

      Your location has nothing to do with it

  • thanatos

    Didn’t work still got IMM76Q….Boston

  • Tried, no update.. Minnesota

  • Roog

    Followed the steps – No updated for me in New Orleans

  • G-Nex 22

    I had a really great BM this morning…and now Verizon might be taking a BM on me…this could be a very bad day…

  • E.Yu

    Quick question, this doesn’t dumb down the voice search, does it? I know there was an update to some VGNexes that did that, or I thought there was?

  • If the framework clearing trick works, take a screenshot of the pop up, please! Thanks.

  • No luck here either…DAMN VZW!

  • JW

    Just tried this. Had to clear cache as stated above but got the update! It says on the update page that it’s available via Wi-Fi only until Oct 1

    • Wait, what said October 1? Would love to have seen the screenshot of that…

      • JW

        It just finished and that part has already disappeared from the screen. It did say that this update is available over Wi-Fi only until Oct 1 on the screen.

        • JW

          Here’s a screen shot. It’s partially obscured by the update box but you can see most of it.

        • Brendon Martin

          Didn’t work for me. On wifi.

          • LucasMonroe

            Didn’t work for me either.

    • mswansonxi

      Screenshot if possible.

    • znewman

      I would love some verification from someone else if this is true.

  • axis_power

    Nope. I515.10

  • Keith0606

    giving it a go, last time with the update i had clear framework about 20 times in a row before it worked.

  • Michael Jennings

    The above steps didn’t produce an update for me. I515.10, IMM76K Chicago Il

  • No go here in NorCal

  • Jeff

    Just tried all the steps above. Still no update available.

    • MikeCiggy

      Maybe try these extra steps:

      Try Settings -> Apps -> All -> Google Services Framework…. clear cache

      Force checkin by going to dialer -> type *#*#2432546#*#* (you should receive checkin succeeded)

      Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates -> Check Now

      This may work, may not.

      • Why so many downvotes? Not legit?

        • MikeCiggy

          Didnt notice I got so many, these things have worked in the past to pull updates and I even noted it way work and may not. All of these things function correctly. The checkin will work and the cache will clear BUT you still may not receive the update.

        • David Henry

          Clearing the cache on Google Services Framework forced the upgrade to JB on my Xoom so that part seems right

          • Wes

            Anyone know how to get the cache to clear? Mine says that it is empty.

      • michael arazan

        thats for gsm

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      Placebo effect. All it does is log you out of Talk and reset the last check to 1969. You’ll get it when it’s pushed to you…

    • Keep at it, the method works. The 4.0.4 update took me about 8 trys, this one took me 30-40 trys

    • gdaddy

      After several failed attempts using the initial post instructions, this method to force the update worked on the first try:
      1. Go to Settings – Apps – Google Services Framework 2. Force stop GSF 3. Clear data in GSF 4. Power down and restart phone 5. Go to Settings – About Phone -System Updates, press “Check now” 6. The initial response was that the phone was up to date, but within a few seconds the message about Jelly Bean popped up and the update started to download.
      NOTE: on wifi

      • jj

        worked first time, thanks!

      • this worked 100% on the first try, thanks

      • This worked, first try! Thank you!

      • Christiaan

        Worked immediately!

        • Christiaan

          Update! Says it’s available via Wi-Fi Only until October 4th!

      • JMG Nole

        I get this…and nothing happens.

  • theentropic

    I’m more excited about the fact that this would be posted to AOSP, so then all the ROMs could be updated with the latest code. I’ve been running Bugless Beast – and it’s been just that.

    • znewman

      That is exactly how I feel about Bugless Beast. I went to JB months ago and never could go back.

      • Robhimself79

        Bug less beast is scary smooth. I’m running euroskanks jellybro and it has a bunch of features but is a touch less smooth than bb.

      • William_Morris

        Same here. Pete really impresses with his almost completely stock OS.

      • Larizard

        Yup, and with some people pointing out the Wifi tether not working anymore, I’m glad I kept Bugless Beast. I was thinking of going back to stock and getting this update, but nah.

        Btw, the 9-7-12 build i have still says “JRO03L”. Are we missing anything? What’s in this JRO03O build that BB doesn’t have?

    • Scott

      If I could only find a JB stock browser that would work with it, I would be 100% BB.

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        the thread on rootzwiki had a link in the 190 or so page count.

        • Scott

          Yep, tried that. It didn’t work. The CM10 Nightlies are a little buggy, but they do job. Hopefully a fully stable version is around the corner.

      • C-Law

        I have a working version I use with bugless beast. Send me ur email and I can send it to u.

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      I have one main bug with BB. I can’t receive pics in texts. other than that, it has been amazing.

      • theentropic

        Strange, I don’t have this problem. I’m using the default Messaging app though, are you using something different?

        • AnotherAndroidKid

          i am using handcent.

          i may try gosms based on BGRUGGER’s comment.

          • Tony Allen

            BB is kind of wonky with MMS, I know a lot of JB ROMs are right now. Hopefully this gets fixed soon.

      • BGRUGGER

        im running BB and using gosms and no issues receiving pics

      • C-Law

        I love BB and will no longer even consider another rom now but I have had an issue and tell me if urs is the same one. If I get a pic and the data is off, the message always says “downloading” but it never does. In the past if this happened, u would get a download button there, turn on data, and redownload the pic. I dunno if Pete is aware of this or not but I hope he is. What I do if this happens to me is a hassle but I install handcent SMS, then open that message and a download button is waiting for me so I can pull the image. I don’t know why JB is having issues with showing the download button if you miss a mms.

  • slops

    great.. now gimme on s3!

    speaking on jelly beans. i accidentally deleted the ‘internet’ app on the bottom row of apps on my s3 hoping i could replace it with the chrome browser (yeah this is stock os) and i can’t seem to get it back. anyone know how to fix this?

    • Andy Christiansen

      just long hold drag to bottom

  • Dont the latest roms have JRO03L? whast the difference with the 0 image?

  • I would be so happy but alas no VZW update on my Nexus either 🙁

  • No luck here (NYC). Man did I perk up when seeing that headline in my RSS though!

  • jared durrant


    • znewman


  • Evil-D

    No update for me on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Sadness.

  • MFG

    Oh sit, son!

    I doubt it, though. Today? iPhone day? Isn’t Verizon kind of busy?

  • Ryan

    Is there a way to force it like there was for the 4.0.3 update? just to check……

    • Try this:

      1. From your phone, head into Settings>Apps>All.
      2. Search for Google Services Framework.
      3. Once found, tap on it and choose “Force stop.”
      4. Then choose “Clear data.”
      5. Back out of Apps to your About page in Settings and check for the System update.

      • htowngtr

        Screwing around with the framework is not always wise though (even for just a clear data).

        • kfath1978

          Done it on several of my phones,tabs etc. and never had a problem.

      • znewman

        Kellex have you seen anything?

        • No official word has come down. I also cannot check for the update since I updated to it a month ago heh.

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            Kind of dissapointed that so many DL Nexus owners haven’t done the same. All these folks remained locked and stock all this time. Definitely not the OG droid folks from the past. Times are a changing. You should do another poll, I am curious how many Gnex are stock.

          • Brendon Martin

            Like many people have stated, some of us use the phone for work, and cannot root. We still wanted stock android, and there’s no reason for you to be disappointed in someone choosing to not exercise the same choice as you.

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            The fact that this update blocks Foxfi and wireless tethering should be an indicator that you don’t actually have a stock device, you have an unskinned, bloat-free, “Verizon approved and tweaked” Android device. Google would not put a software or feature block in their software.

          • Brendon Martin

            Oh jesus, way to argue semantics. I acquiesce! You win! We’re all a bunch of sheep and you’re the best around!

      • Just be prepared for lost data on your apps.

      • Jake

        Yes, and in the past it sometimes took three or more attempts at this for it to finally work.