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Official: Jelly Bean (JRO03O) Update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Approved and Rolling Out

It’s official. The Jelly Bean (JRO03O) update for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus has been approved and should be available to everyone shortly.

If it hasn’t popped up on your device yet, we recommend that you check with WiFi turned on, as the pop-up screen for the update says that it is only available via WiFi until October 1. Support docs also mention that this is a WiFi update. If it’s still not showing up with WiFi on, try the Framework clearing trick that has worked for many in the past.

Framework trick:

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.

If that doesn’t work either, there is a manual way to update it, which we have posted here.

As you can see from the support docs, this is indeed the Jelly Bean that you have all been waiting for. Google Now, new Voice Search, better notifications, a better keyboard, smoother transitions, more intelligent widgets, sharing photos and videos over NFC, and improved camera functionality is all included.

If you want to watch a full Jelly Bean overview, check out the one we ran through on the Nexus 7.

The update is 146MB in size.


  • jdhav3man

    This update is terrible. Do not get it. I can no longer hang up phone calls or use the number pad while in a call. There is a lot of smooth new features, but if you can no longer use your phone as a phone, what good is it.

  • If your on wifi mode it works without having to do all these steps. I just woke up a few mins ago and it popped up.

  • xxseiferxx

    I’m running a rooted IMm76k with an unlocked boot loader and I did the trick to get this update to appear. It downloaded and said to restart, which I did. When rebooting, It appears to be updating, but then fails showing the android fallen over with a red caution sign above it. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to remove root and lock boot loader first?

  • Brett

    Hi all, I just found this comment on another website and it worked for me right away. I had been trying everything I could find, and this worked on the first try. Hope this helps:

    “Guys try this, It worked for me in first try and I had been waiting since yesterday morning. Requirements :Fully stock Galaxy Nexus deviceWifi Connection to download the software updateThe Following steps to be Followed :Go into Setting -> Apps -> All -> Google Services FrameworkYou will see a button for “Clear Data”; clear it.Go into your dialer and type *#*#2432546#*#* – This will cause a ‘force
    checkin’. You will notice that it shows “checkin succeeded” across the
    top.Go back to Setting -> About Phone -> System updates and then click the check now button.”

  • hldc1

    1. Turn on Airplane Mode
    2. Turn on Wifi
    3. Go to Settings | Apps | All | Google Services Framework
    4. GSF: Clear Data
    5. GSF: Force Stop
    6. Go to Settings | About phone | System updates | Check now

  • Received my OTA to jelly bean this morning.. Central, IL

  • district_d

    Finally got it in Washington, DC. After being a nay-sayer toward those who were doing a series of tricks with the GSF and Airplane mode 40+ times, I read one of the comments about having to wait until the GSF is completely cleared out before proceeding to check for update.

    Worked on the first try. I can’t believe downloading an OS update for a GNex is like entering in a cheat code into my SNES.

    • It’s not. It was just finally your turn. Sorry to burst your bubble.

      • district_d

        I guess we’ll never know for sure. Trust me, we shared the same point of view until I tweaked my approach on the GSF and it worked on the first try.

  • JC

    it seems like my phone reception issues (a lot of dropping, bad connections, etc) have stopped since my upgrade…just wishful thinking, or did the radios change?

    • its probably the baseband radio issue with the v.09 vs v.10 versions. seems like they fixed it

  • rbobbydray

    So what is the consensus? Go back to stock and re-lock for the update, or just stick with whatever custom Jelly Bean ROM you have been using?

    • hey i have the google wallet installed on stock using that workaround method. im afraid to install the jbean update bc of that secure element issue with gwallet. and use phone for work so not rooted .

  • ANYONE with STOCK nexus who has an installed working google wallet upgrade to jbean? im afraid of the “secure element” getting messed up. is it safe to update with the gwallet on there or how should i go about taking it off?

    • hldc1

      I did not remove my Wallet info from my Galaxy Nexus before I updated. Update went through, went into Wallet, and everything appeared to be fine. Haven’t purchased anything yet since I updated to Jelly Bean, but I’ll update this when I do.

  • if i have a stock nexus but have google wallet installed using one of the backround ways it install it, will i mess up the secure element? or what should i do before i upgrade to jbean?

  • RagTopTA

    Well I like how smooth and fast it is. but the GOOGLE search box up top that was just outlined is now it greyed out and looks like a huge tool bar at top of my home screen. looks horrible! Whos idea was this ??

  • Currently downloading JRO03O. I figured out the NEW TRICK!! Guaranteed to work for you because it did for me. I did nothing with the Google Services Framework.

    1. Ate a chicken nugget (shaped like Mickey Mouse)
    2. Did some work (that’s where I am, after all)
    3. Went to take a pee
    4. Came back and checked for software update
    5. Bam! Jelly Bean.

    I’m certain it was the above steps and not just my turn in the queue. Try it!

  • I knew I was going to get some flack by saying I wanted to go back to stock but I’ve been AOKP and my battery life has been terrible ever since. Also it hasn’t been as stable as I would like. What ABOUT Cyonogenmod? How’s 10 been working out? I should also mention that I tried underclocking but that just made multitasking very hard.

  • I’m so excited! I have a Galaxy Nexus coming in the mail to replace my iphone! WOOOOO!!!

  • kaganb

    Just got it in NJ. Followed these steps:

    Airplane Mode
    Turn on Wifi
    Clear Data
    Force Stop
    Checked for update, nothing
    Force Stop, wait for data to appear
    Clear Data
    Checked for update, downloading now

    • Barry Taylor

      Oddly enough, it worked when following this method.. How strange! Thank you!

      • thegeneralfamily

        me too.. thanks!

    • YinzerRob

      this also worked for me! i couldnt get it to work with any of the other listed methods! thanks!

    • Andrew

      Didn’t work for me. None of these methods has worked. It has to be random and people just keep doing tricks until they actually get the update.

    • Matt

      I can’t believe it, but it worked for me, too.

    • Mallahet

      Madness! It worked! Thank you!

      Got it to work in MN, although it’s on wifi only, obviously.

    • scruffykid

      Got it! Took one more force stop and clear but downloading now!

    • Lizz.0

      Thank you!!!

    • Nick

      Had to do it about 10 times alternating Force Stop and Clear Data but finally worked, downloading now.

    • sirsteve1968

      GREAT work kaganb. This worked for me too! In CT – installing as we speak. I had to do a few extra steps, but figured it out! Thank you for the tips to enjoy jb goodness!

    • C.J. Novotny

      Worked for me on the first try! Have been trying the framework trick for three days now and got nowhere until this! Thanks!

    • After spending 3 hours with various techniques, this one somehow worked. Thank you!

  • MikeRam2500

    IT WORKED!!!!…Thanks for the vote of confidence.And all the great info here. Thanks a million.

  • just got mine this morning. yay..

  • MikeRam2500

    Not sure about force stopping and clearing out things especially in something that’s a framework. how safe is this? will this damage the phone if it doesn’t work? .and I also have the IMM76K build numbe and if what I am reading is correct the update will not work.Comments and help please. Would like to get the upgrade

    • You will be fine. I did this on my wife’s phone before the JB update and no issues what so ever.

  • bujiwam

    Holy crap! Its like a different phone. So much snappier!

  • briire

    I was skeptical that this would work, as I had already tried it 7 or 8 times.

    As others have (kinda) noted, the following actually worked for me, as of about 9 a.m. E.S.T. on Monday, 9/24/2012!

    1. Make sure you’re on a WiFi connection with a good battery charge (or plugged in).
    2. Go to Settings | Apps | All | Google Services Framework
    3. Tap the ‘Clear Data’ (not ‘Clear Cache’ — it wasn’t tappable) button.
    4. After several seconds (when all the actions and calculations have completed), tap the ‘Force Close’ button.
    5. IMPORTANT: The app data has likely repopulated a little bit as a result of step 4. Now repeat Step 3. This should result in a 0.00KB data cache after a few seconds.
    6. Go to Settings | About phone | System updates | Check now.

    This is how I got Jelly Bean on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus previously running v4.0.4 IMM76K — stock, unrooted, locked! It works and Jelly Bean is awesome, even if the first time it runs, it’s a little laggy due to being so busy with its first startup. 🙂


    • Ryan


      • briire

        Welcome! No one had yet spelled it out for me without resorting to the “root it and unlock it already so you can flash it yourself” response, so you know… 🙂

    • JMG Nole

      I do this, and it works, but the Download button only appears for about two seconds, it disappears, and then nothing happens.

  • Airplane mode->framework->JELLYBEAN

  • Bigsike

    All of our company phones here in Ohio are now getting it. Question what to do if rooted? Unroot to get it? Use Voodoo to keep it? any ideas.

  • Has anyone had any issues updating? My wife’s phone which is stock never been rooted got the OTA and then when it rebooted I got the Android with the red exclamation triangle! It then autorebooted and we are back at 4.0.4? Anyone?

  • Just received the update. Put it on airplane mode, went into Google Framework, clear data, force close and there it was downloading….Dayton Ohio….

    • buzzchilly

      Same here, Southeast Indiana

  • Installed it in my wife’s phone (GNex) after playing the Google Services Framework game about 20 times, it finally installed and works just fine. I still prefer being rooted (on my own GNex) and able to flash new roms. I’m running TeamBAMF JB version 2.31 which is JRO03L with CPU speed enhancements. Much nicer than stock JRO03O.

  • Installing now in Wisconsin. Finally!

  • I just got my update (in NYC) put on WiFi & airplane mode, and went through the framework clearing/date clearing and updated check. Thanks all! Gonna give it a week to see if I like the stock or try a new ROM that will incorporate the new radios in the build. =)

  • kOnEkT

    It worked! I’ve been force stopping Google Services Framework, clearing data, and then checking for updates about 80 times every hour the last 48 hours and it finally worked! I think a small amount of poop came out.

  • Out in Central PA, just got the update, just finished installing and rebooting*

  • kph3

    Been trying since Friday using the posted trick…no luck. Read about the reverse trick…and immediately it worked. Jelly bean is awesome. Clear data and the force stop…then check for update.

  • stevie j

    the framework trick really works, the trick is to wait in the framework menu for a few minutes before moving checking for a update.. don’t give up

  • Peter Bryan

    It’s simple. Follow the above instruction but don’t proceed to System Update till the register in Google Framework Services indicates it’s at absolute zero; you’ll need to clear cache and force stop a few times in succession for this to happen.

  • thisguy

    its out in the bay area. Didn’t need to do the tricks or force stops, just checked for the update and it prompted me to connect to wi-fi to download the update.

  • achaff86

    Downloading now in northwest ohio!!

  • Threshrr

    Got it in Manchester, NH. Found a new trick though… I sat down and commenced dropping and deuce and BOOM it started downloading!!

  • chrissuper70

    got it in NH.

  • Bradley Michael

    finally got it to work in Alabama using framework trick. No airplane mode required

  • Nothing in Wisconsin yet. Anyone else get it lately?

  • Nothing in Philadelphia yet…clearing frame doesn’t work either

  • Noob

    any news from texas yet? beaumont/port arthur area

  • imtheechelon

    Does anyone know how to take the boot up nexus symbol and turn it into a downloadable file and make it a live wallpaper?

  • StormbladeX69

    My phone updated this morning, but still reports 4.04 ICS… Stock/Rooted. Any ideas?

  • Rich R.

    Uninstalled Google Wallet. Nothing. Tried Airplane Mode & Framework about 50x. Nothing. I’m done trying. NJ Shore

    • Rich R.

      What’s crazy is how long “Computing” takes for Storage in Google Services Framework! 10-15 minutes sometimes for it to pull up 150kb or so! Way too long!

    • bassman418

      do a factory reset….

  • Michael Gomez

    After trying to get the update since Friday every way possible. Finally got it today Sunday Morning NYC CHEA!

  • Imtheechelon

    I have been doing the force stop and clearing data for 24hrs and nothing.. then i cleared data then forced stop, then went to updates and it was there! uploading now!!!

    • jimbo

      that reverse trick seems to be what got me the update, thanks.

    • This worked for me as well! Thank you!