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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.


  • rick

    here in ny still waiting. Tried the method many times but no luck. Will keep on checking


      Should be around 20 times or more probably.. Took me probably 20 times..

  • Rob

    Been watching a movie (Cowboys Vs Aliens) and checking it occasionally and nothing so far in Baltimore.

  • finlay123

    Literally hounding here for methods and seeing how people are getting it. Nothing in nj. UGH


      Should be around 20 times or more probably.. Took me probably 20 times..Keep trying..

  • Spider210

    took 22 times but it just worked!

    • finlay123

      What method? the one above?

  • mmmpopfanatic

    Anyone in MA get the update yet? No luck here in central MA yet.

    • I know I haven’t. I’ve been trying since 10am. I know someone in Mansfield and a few Boston people have gotten it, but no luck here in Douglas.


    OMG.. You guys are right.. @finlay123:disqus … just keep doing it, just did it like 20 times, restarted twice, airplane mode, everything. But finally, finally it just popped up!. lol Keep trying, took me about 17 minutes literally.. 🙂 So excited!!


    not working but i will keep trying!!, come on jelly bean, i thought u came in a package.. XD

  • finlay123

    Any word on any other methods? Still nothing in the NJ, NY, CT tri state area -___-


      just keep trying, im in florida.. it took me like 17 minutes of turning the phone off, airplane mode, and clearing the data before finally letting me get it. It just popped up, So keep trying. If you do all of this and in half an hour it doesn’t work, i guess you’ll have to wait.. 🙁

      • jay

        where in fl

        • GNEX(MOTOX)

          Parkland, y?

  • JoeTi

    Fyi, if your preferred 3g/4g toggle widget is now not working, try 2g – 3g onoff network toggle by curvefish. Its only good for taking you to network settings but that saves about 3 steps.

  • Update in progress…thank you, Google! from Seattle.

  • Artune

    Ok so right after I asked about if wifi should be turned on before hand it worked!! I’m in new york and after what seems to be my 50th attempt (trying since 10am on and off, not throughout the whole day) it popped up. I followed exactly how it states up above. Don’t give up folks it is live and you’ll get it eventually if you keep repeating.

  • I currently have build IMM76K. Is it still safe to flash the download link?

  • Artune

    This may sound silly but when you guys do the FW trick are you on wifi already or do you do the trick on 4g and then toggle it on when it prompts? I did this trick for the last update and it worked after half a day but that didn’t require wifi so just making sure.

  • Still wont let me update. Tried all the tricks. Miami, Fl

  • thefullritz

    Got my JB!!!!

  • AnthonyMoya

    Nothing yet here in Albuquerque. Tried the framework trick about 100 times today.

  • omgitzjose

    last time for 4.0.4 i used the framework trick and it worked the 1st time. now its a update i REALLY want and ive been trying all day to no avail! damn you verizon!

  • What do you lose when you try the framework clearing trick?

    • stebe

      your virginity…

  • SeanBello

    now give me system image lol

  • MK2

    I figured out a foolproof way to make it work.

    Step 1 – drink a martini
    step 2 – eat sushi with friends
    step 3 – have more drinks
    step 4 – wake up the next day and download update

    • Didn’t work. It’s the next day and still no update. And the sushi was mediocre at best… 🙁

  • Still waiting on this damn update to clear, Framework didn’t do the trick…

  • 4n1m4L

    So what about the q? Still no multi channel audio or chaining?

  • Kevin Moreno

    follow the framework trick but dont after you clear data and force stop just go home and go to system update and it should work by the 3rd try

    • Artune

      I can’t understand what you just said, can you repeat that?

  • DroidCLH2

    I am completely unable to get the update over wifi and mobile data…..

  • Anthony Saylor

    Still nothing… coming from Johnstown, PA

    • I’m in mt.pleasant, and still nothing too

  • Hello. Do I need to be locked to receive the OTA update?

  • viewthis66

    man i’m losing my patients… i’ve done the process above like 50 times and nothing haha :/

    • i feel ya. apart from waiting months for this official release. I’ve been waiting since 10am trying and trying the same process. I just received the update at 220pm pacific time. Keep trying eventually it will come through for you as it did for me!

      • viewthis66

        cool man, thanks. glad you go it.

    • MK2

      Patience, it’s called patience, and I find distractions enhance it greatly 🙂

  • vzw ak wtf

    Still nothing did they pull it back?

    • keep trying man. I’ve been trying since 10am and i Just received it here in san Diego, CA 220pm

  • finally received it. I’ve been trying to force it since this article came out earlier this morning hahaha. hours later and 50 times trying I finally have JB! woooo!

  • Hayward

    Hayward CA, reboot and force stop/cache clear and the update is downloading!

  • joejoe5709

    Semi-noobie here. If I have installed a custom JB ROM would I have to wipe that first before Verizon pushes the official one to my phone?

    • I’m pretty sure you can’t be on a ROM. you have to be on Stock 4.0.4 so i think you would have to wipe everything if you have to go back to stock.

      • joejoe5709

        Hmmm. Sounds like a weekend project. I’m no longer quite as afraid of flashing and wiping since this JB build, but it’s still gonna take me a bit because I like to go slow and take my time. Sure I could stick with the ROM, but I like the idea of an official update. Glad I didn’t wait for JB though. Jeeze… That was forever.

  • jose

    Still no update what gives?

  • OK, still waiting on my stock device with IMM76K after numerous attempts following every “hold the phone exactly like this” kind of steps to get the update I can find. Apparently like everyone else? Any updates on the update Kellex? Is VZW doing on of there “over the next several days” kind of updates? It was annoying waiting this long for a device I have to keep stock, but now knowing it is “official” and still not here makes it just that much worse.

    • It’s almost always over several days, rolled out intermittent… imagine if all 3000 of us on the forum right now were downloading 175mb from vzw… it’d crash their servers. The rollout is usually random. It’s not alphabetical, it’s not by serial number or purchase date, build number of your device… totally random. The clear services framework is not always successful. It looks like it’ll be completely rolled out no later than October 1st… here’s hoping you’re in the first batch.

      • Thanks Dan. I figured as much, still sucks. I’m sure they have their reasons for staggering it (although I doubt I would agree with them). I’m sure it’s not a capacity problem as 175mb may be big, but I can’t see how it would cripple their network unless this was the only phone they sold and it hit everyone the same minute (oh, and this WiFi only…. so, that really can’t be it). I’m betting it’s one of those “company policy” things comes into play here. They do it for all their updates and they are just going to keep on doing it that way because that is how they always do it.

        • Good point about the wifi… I was thinking more about where the files are actually stored and downloaded from … that’s not a big deal though, you’re right.

          It could be staggered in response to customer support calls… I’m sure there are noobs that need help after each update and call in for help.. who knows.

          As for me, I used the ‘clear google services framework’ and it literally took me about 40 tries, 20 minutes over and over and I eventually got the update. It is Awesome.. seriously, I’m pretty floored at how smooth it is, no longer jealous of my wife’s gs3!

    • I’ve been trying since 10am and I just received the update here in San Diego, CA as of 2:20pm pacific. You just have to keep trying after clearing the google cache.I tried at least 50 times since 10am lol.

  • finlay123

    Anybody in NJ get the update yet??? ugh. tried the method so many times!

    • matt


    • jj

      I did. Tried in airplane mode with wifi only on and got it immediately…. after dozens of normal mode fails. Probably coincidence but worth a shot.

  • 4 hours and maybe 75 attempts later… update coming in now…

  • sofarsogoodsowhat

    I’m running the MMuzzy JB rom, this is my first foray into rooting/flashing, what will this update do when it hits my phone? in other words, will i need to revert back to 4.0.4 to get this update

    • Larizard

      I’m pretty sure you should be running an official build for you to receive this update OTA. If you have a custom ROM installed, you won’t get the notification.

  • Manual update is up at XDA! YAY!

    • Q


  • Anthony Saylor

    I’m running full stock, but still nothing. I’ve been on Wi-Fi all day, cleared the app numerous times and still nothing…

  • Matt

    You your phone is not currently activated but still connected via wifi will you still get the update?

  • Why doesn’t Verizon delay ios releases like they do for Android? Apple release iOS6 on Wednesday…my wife simpyl goes and downloads it. Google releases Jelly Bean in July…and I have to wait until the end of September AND it’s not even a global release. What gives? Why the double standard?

    • Steve

      I dont think carriers are allowed to mess with the ios code at all.

    • Scott

      I updated my wife’s iPhone 4S software to iOS6. The simplicity of just downloading it and installing it was wonderful. None of this clearing cache/framework sillyness. It is element seriously missing in Android.

  • InyRules

    This sent my girlfriend’s phone into an endless boot loop.

    • Jeally Bean sits at the Google boot screen for some time when booting up, checking the file system for any issues. It Can take up to ten minutes to boot, especially the first time after install.

  • JMonkeYJ

    anyone know if this update dumbs down universal search? or are the Nexus devices not liable for that?

    • Nope! No dumbing down of search whatsoever. Search bar searches my contacts, apps, Google music, etc.

  • For everyone who is trying the Services Framework trick and it’s not working, here’s a tip that may or may not help you (this worked for me).

    1. Go into apps, force stop it, and clear data as is instructed.
    2. You will notice (or at least I did) that your WiFi/cell connection will turn grey, indicating that you are not connected to Google services (since you just force stopped/cleared Services, this makes sense)
    3. Hit check update button. The first time I did this, it said I was updated. I noticed that even though I hit check update, the bars were still greyed out.
    4. At this point in time, I opened up Google Talk and logged in. The bars returned to blue, indicating I was re-connected to Google services.
    5. Now, close GTalk and re-do the force stop/clear data in Services. This time, I noticed my bars stayed blue for some reason, maybe because it left the GTalk connection up. I can’t explain this one really, but my connection to Google services remained on even though I had just force stopped it and cleared the data.
    6. This time, with blue bars still on, I went into Check for updates. It had the 1970 date, indicating it was reset as required. I hit check for updates, and bam, I got the update notification. Since I was connected to wifi the entire time, it immediately downloaded.

    I hope this helps some of you. It might have just been a weird kink or good luck on my end that I got it this way, so don’t hurt me too much if it doesn’t work for you! 🙂

    • None of this works. It’s just luck of the draw. People are getting it randomly. Just coincidence.

      • Liderc

        Agreed. It’s totally random. I remember when I did the ICS update this way, it just happened on like the 4th try. This time I’ve done it like 20 times and no luck.

    • Still didn’t work for me… I’ve been trying for 3 hours… haha

  • Cleared Services several times and didn’t get anything. Clearing Services AND doing a battery pull triggered the download, or it was just convenient timing. Hope that helps some people.

    • viewthis66

      so you went into Services, Force Stop, Clear Data then immediately pulled the battery, turned the phone back on, went into settings and pushed the Update and button and it worked? or did you do something different then that sequence?

      • Didn’t check force stop. When the phone powered back up, the update started downloading.

        • viewthis66

          10/4 thnx

  • Gman

    Should I get the Gnex NOW or not bother? Please advise.

    • JMonkeYJ

      there will likely be new Nexus devices by the end of the year. of course they will probably be $200-$300 on contract. GNex is still very good. it’s really up to you.

    • If your current phone is not busted and could last a few more months, I would just wait and get the next nexus device

    • boardjnky4

      get one second-hand. save your upgrade for later

  • mikeszekely

    Why is the keyboard better? I like the one on my Galaxy Nexus better than the one on my Nexus 7, pretty much because instead of trying to predict my next work when I hit space, it offers me punctuation options.

    • Sammy V

      I had the same complaint. Go to Settings > Language & input > Android keyboard settings > Advanced settings > and uncheck “Next word prediction”. You’ll get your punctuations back.

  • Dan

    Anybody think that stock would run more smooth than AOKP build 2?

    • Jim McClain

      bamf paradigm 2.3.1 love it,not one problem and mic cut off has not happened since i flashed it

  • finlay123

    Method wont work! Im doing everything right like Wi-Fi on and so on! HELP!!! (stock version)

    • n900mixalot

      Just have to wait. That framework stuff doesn’t work unless the update has rolled out to your device.

  • achaff86

    can you still update it even if you don’t have it activated? I have wifi on but I recently got the gs3 but I still want to update my gnex

    • jboogie1289

      Good question.