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. 

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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68 Comments

1. WhoHa123

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

4. WhoHa123

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

And I'm on WiFi!

14. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

me either. is anyone actually seeing this yet?

16. Zarak

Posts: 23; Member since: May 21, 2012

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

41. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

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

44. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

2. wgaurav

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

Finallllyyyyyy

3. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

8. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

11. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

12. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

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

39. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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...

29. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not Android. Verizon was the holdup.

5. issa8

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 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

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

7. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

It's a Verizon device.

13. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

17. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

67. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

gsm is open cdma is locked

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

23. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 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.

25. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

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

27. wgaurav

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

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

28. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

30. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

31. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 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.

37. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

42. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

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

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