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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update finally rolling out

0. phoneArena 21 Sep 2012, 10:27 posted on

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...

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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: 5498; 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: 14269; 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: 139; 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: 4275; 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: 254; 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: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


is this a dream!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 12:29 1

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; 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 (unregistered)


and how did you get it?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:16

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


He flashed a Jelly Bean rom

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:19

36. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


..........lol

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:07

40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; 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: 139; 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: 115; 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: 115; 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: 115; 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: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Verizon 2 nexus 0

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:55

45. cjo1992 (Posts: 25; 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: 449; 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: 4; 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: 139; 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: 145; 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: 27; 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: 115; 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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