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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update finally rolling out

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update finally rolling out
This one is real folks. After months of testing by Verizon, the Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has finally been approved and is rolling out to users. And, as always, it looks like Google had a great idea by releasing the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, because if nothing else, it has proven beyond any doubt that carriers are a huge part of the problem with delayed updates. 

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update finally rolling out
We saw it before with the incremental updates to Ice Cream Sandwich on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, where users had to wait 5 months to see Android 4.0.4. This time around hasn't been as bad, but the update to Jelly Bean still took 3 months to go through Verizon testing before this rollout began in earnest. 

The update is labeled version JRO03O (that middle one is a zero), and has begun rolling out, but it is supposedly only available over WiFi until October 1st, so don't get angry if it doesn't show up when you check on a mobile connection. If it still doesn't show up there is a bit of a trick that may help: go to Settings>Apps>All, find Google Services Framework, force close it and clear data, then check for the update again. 

Have fun with it Verizoners! You now get all of the goodies like Project Butter, Google Now, improved notifications, and a bunch more. 

source: Verizon

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posted on 21 Sep 2012, 10:33 4

1. WhoHa123 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait, just checked and it isn't there yet even after closing the framework and clearing it, NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 10:57 2

4. WhoHa123 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


And I'm on WiFi!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:08 2

14. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


me either. is anyone actually seeing this yet?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:12 1

16. Zarak (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Can anyone beleave? I have'nt got the jelly bean update even on my GSM Galaxy Nexus!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:31

41. sgogeta4 (Posts: 391; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


There is a one click root/unlock, then ROM :)

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:28 1

44. blazee (Posts: 254; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Just keep doing it, took me like 10 tries and j got it.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 10:37 3

2. wgaurav (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


Finallllyyyyyy

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 10:56

3. binerry (Posts: 72; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


That's great. But, it takes too damn long to get officially. I had a leaked JRO03O a little less than a month ago. Sad that it takes so long with Android. It doesn't matter anyways, I got an iPhone 5 now. Going to be drowning my Nexus as soon as I get the iPhone in hand.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:42 4

8. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Testing is still testing, even IOS goes through beta testing before its official release.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:52 2

11. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


That's true, but Verizon isn't holding up the updates on iOS devices.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:53 6

12. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


Why did you downgrade to a criphone? An Android with Gingerbread is better than a criphone with iOS 6!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:27 2

39. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Freakin' Eclair was better than iOS 6 is now.
iOS 6 is a DOWNGRADE from iOS 5. I wanted to see Apple do better than that, I really did...

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 14:54 3

29. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not Android. Verizon was the holdup.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:03

5. issa8 (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


WOW TOOK U LOOK ENOUGH. I still don't have it on mine yet though, even tried clearing the data for the app thing.. Hopefully I get it later today

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:07 4

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3303; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


So much for being a Google device and being the first for updates.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:13 10

7. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


It's a Verizon device.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:05 4

13. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


As much as I'd hate to say it, I agree with Mxyzptlk. It has the Nexus name and Nexus devices are known for getting updates first. That's the whole point of being a Nexus class device.

Imagine getting a Toyota Prius, that gets horrible gas mileage just because it didn't come from a Toyota dealer. Even though it came from the same factory.

Yes Verizon dropped the ball on this one, but Google should of stepped in and updated it themselves. If they can do it with a GSM, there's no reason why they can't do it with a CDMA/LTE.

I love Android but I absolutely hate Google's laissez-faire attitude they have with it. Google needs to take control of Android updates if they want to compete on the same level as Apple.

I'm sorry but that is the truth and this is coming from a die hard Android fan.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:11 2

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"It has the Nexus name and Nexus devices are known for getting updates first. That's the whole point of being a Nexus class device."

And I disagree with you and Mxyzptlk because in current case update goes through Verizon so, it depends on Verizon when device will get update.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:17

17. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


So you're in favor of Verizon's slow update process? Because it sure sounds like you are if you're defending them and their slow Android updates.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:26 2

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3940; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


No, he said it depends on Verizon when they get the update. Google has little say in the matter. CDMA/LTE works differently than GSM, I don't know the exact details, but it's because of that difference that Verizon wouldn't let Google push out the updates themselves. Google tried to get them to let them handle it, but Verizon said no.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 17:42

67. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


gsm is open cdma is locked

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:27 1

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, I'm not in favor of Verizon's slow update process, I'm just state the fact that updates on Verizon's network are slow because of Verizon and not because of Google.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 13:16 3

23. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


I think they're trying to say that because it has Nexus in the name, it's already marketed as a device being pure google experience (save for two verizon apps). However, Verizon bashes that experience by severely hampering the update process.
When compared to the iPhone, when an update is released, it's released for the sprint, at&t, and verizon iPhones. Verizon has no say in those updates, and I believe it shouldn't have so much interference with the Nexus updates. If they would like to keep doing so, they should drop the nexus name and rename the device. It's not fair to the consumers that bought the device with the very fair assumption that it would be a pure google experience phone, like the iPhone is a pure apple experience phone. No matter what network the iphone is on, you get the same experience. Whether or not it's CDMA, LTE, HSPA+ or what have you. The same should be for the Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 13:47 1

25. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


well said.

i cant even get this update started. i am thoroughly disapointed with my vzw gnex!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 14:01 1

27. wgaurav (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


if google has litlte say in updating then they should not let vz carry the flagship device....

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 14:43

28. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Thank you, that's exactly what I'm saying

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:00

30. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


"No matter what network the iphone is on, you get the same experience. Whether or not it's CDMA, LTE, HSPA+ or what have you."

Unless you happen to want to do simultaneous data and voice on Verizon or Sprint.

Or if you wanted to use Siri on the iPhone 4 last year.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:09 1

31. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


That's a network experience difference. However the software remains identical across all the networks.

Your last remark makes no sense. All iphone 4's have the same software pushed out to them at the same time. All of them have their standard features by apple that are promised by apple. Unfortunately Siri was not promised by apple for the iPhone 4.

My point was, if the phones are the same, they should have the same software in them. Besides their network capabilities, the GSM and CDMA Galaxy Nexus variants are essentially identical and should both have the same software pushed out to them in the same manner that Apple has managed to do so.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:24

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


not when is Google pride and Joy .. the Nexus.. see how the fandroids are backpedaling here..

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:33 1

42. sgogeta4 (Posts: 391; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Google doesn't officially support the Verizon Nexus...

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:09 1

43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


ohh look a android related article...and wait an apple troll commenting...im shocked

so you bitch that android users should stay off apple articles and look at you........

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:42

48. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why backpedaling? It is the fact that Verizon was keeping updates on the handbrake not Google by it self.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 17:44

68. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


cdma is locked gsm is open

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:10

60. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3303; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's a Nexus. That's a Google Device.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:49 4

9. Aeires (unregistered)


So much for people actuall knowing what they are talking about, this was Verizon's fault. My GSM GNex got the update around two months ago.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:15 1

33. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


I agree. VZW blamed Google and Samsung for this update not rolling out, yet EVERY other carrier, including Sprint, which is CMDA, received their update. The fact that they think we are idiots astounds me. VZW is completely to blame for this. If Samsung and Google sent out the CDMA update to Sprint there is no reason it couldn't be sent out to VZW.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:38 1

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3940; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Verizon besmirches the Nexus name... It's sad. Google shouldn't let Verizon have another Nexus until they agree to let Google take control of the updates

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 11:51

10. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I've been running CM10, I got tired of waiting for Jelly Bean and I love my custom theme too much to go back to stock.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:20 1

18. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


is this a dream!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:29 1

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


orly now? too bad i don't care! i've had JB on my Verizon Nexus since the day i got it! ICS never even had a chance on this thing!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 13:56

26. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


and how did you get it?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:16

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3940; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


He flashed a Jelly Bean rom

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:19

36. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


..........lol

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:07

40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what he said. :P
i actually just swapped phones with my mom yesterday. her Nexus for my Razr. i was getting bored with the Razr so i decided to give the Nexus a fair shake. in comparison to the Razr...i'll just say that if this wasn't a Nexus the Razr would destroy this. i like AOKP but i'll try other JB ROM's if you guys have any suggestions. oh and i'm also going to trade my Xyboard for a Nexus 7 soon too so i can have the full Nexus suite to use. i'm already missing my Motorola devices but maybe i should ween off a little, try different things and be more adventurous, especially now when i'm deliberating between WP and Android, LG and Motorola you know?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 13:37 2

24. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


i am the happiest person right now .....i called vzw like every 2weeks about the update .....im good now and #ip5 sux still im done

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:09 1

32. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


If I don't have this update before the end of this coming weekend, my phone will still be better than a criphone 5!!!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:37

34. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I give up, I have been trying for seriously 2 hours straight. Am I doing something wrong, I see a few others on other tech sites who followed and said they got it. But not sure if they did or not.

Go through the same process like when I updated to 4.0.4 on my Gnex after 8 tries it worked. I did the force close than clear data and vice versa. Tried turning off the phone completely than try it again.

I guess I will have to wait for the update to appear on my phone, I usually am always connected to wifi except on campus at school since I get a strong 4G signal.

:(

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:24

47. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Usually it'll take a day or 2 to come to ur fone but it will get there by b4 the end of the week.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 12:23

49. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I tried it 4 more times this morning, once every hour and sure enough it FINALLY appeared.

Glad I have 58mbps wifi, this update is done close to 1 min. and 30s for full download than upload.

Now time for it to install.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 16:19

55. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Lucky you, i still didn't get mine. Its in phases though so I should get it by tomorrow.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 18:57

56. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Im happy to be running Jelly Bean, BUT
I have noticed that my battery is dying extremely fast.

I rarely use my phone now, other than FB but close it. On one full charge it seriously lasted 5 1/2hours on standby. By checking the uptime in about phone before it died at 3% left.

Something is very wrong here, all settings were the same before I updated. I only received like 4-5 emails in between. :(

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:25 2

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Verizon 2 nexus 0

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:55

45. cjo1992 (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I haven't got it yet. I've done the Google Services Framework thing many times with no luck. Hopefully I will get it tomorrow.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 01:49

46. SvbZero (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Hey guys.. the update is really available.. Try clearing the data first in the Google Services Framework.. then force close it. When I did it this way.. it worked on the first try. Enjoy JB :)

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 15:32

50. bossmt_2 (Posts: 430; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Still haven't gotten it myselg, done the Services Framework Clear even did an unrelated system reset. I know though from past updates that the rollout can take several days, Just wish I had it now.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 20:12

51. joelg1988 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Got mine at noon after doing the framework trick, airplane mode and wifi. I'm located in Kansas City

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 05:29

52. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


At about 3am eastern time I checked for the update and it was not there! Cleared data and force closed the GSF app, checked for updates again and BAM!!!!! Hello Jellybean!!! Smooth as silk from what I am experiencing so far! Good luck on getting your updates soon all of you fellow VZW GNex'ers!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 12:01

53. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


yess! i finally go it today bout 5am central time here in tennessee

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:36

54. exo2u (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Me too, got it about 7am pacific here in WA. Definitely awesome, wish foxfi worked on jb though, anyone know of a good no root tether solution for jb?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 19:08

57. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Anyone else having battery issues?
Got updated around 11:30am Pacific yesterday

My phone is just dying too fast for my liking, after rebooting and fully charged. I used it for bit to see the new features but quickly set it down to do other things.

Well fast forward close to 5 1/2 hours later its blinking red, checked I have 3% left. ??
How can I have such low battery life so quickly when I havnt used it at all its just on standby.
I could manage close a full day on charge when I had ICS with light usage on emails, web search and social media. No camera/video recording.

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