How to Update Galaxy Nexus S 4G with Jellybean 4.1 Firmware Update

Nexus S 4G LogoGalaxy Nexus S 4G smartphone by Google can now be updated with the leaked version of Jellybean 4.1 device. Officially Google will soon be pushing out the update for Galaxy Nexus S 4G, but as of now there is no exact date on by when it will be rolled out. The one which we will be talking about is the unofficial version and is a leaked version of Jellybean 4.1. There are somethings which work whereas there are some which don’t work. In the process, we have mentioned on what are these along with the detailed guide on how to apply this update in your Nexus S 4G.

Note: This firmware should only be applied to the devices which are on the rooted and Cyanogen mod firmware installed phones. Applying this firmware will need the root access and once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. Only way with which the warranty can be revoked is by re applying the update of ICS or Official Jellybean

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage caused to your device in the process of applying this Jellybean 4.1 release which is a very unlikely event if you follow all the instructions mentioned in this article.

What Works:
-Wifi
-Integrated Root
-It boots
-Touchscreen
-Bluetooth
-GPU
-Camera
-Soft keys
-NFC
-Project Butter
-SDcard
-ADB
-USB Debugging

What Doesn’t Work:
-Audio
-3G/Any Connection
-Ambient Light Sensor
-Other stuff I don’t yet know about.

Since there is a possibility that the data might get lost or corrupted, its preferred to back up all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Enable the USB Debugging mode in your Galaxy Nexus 4G from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, ensure that the minimum battery level is a minimum of 60% to make sure that your Galaxy nexus 4G doesn’t get turned off in the middle of firmware update.

Sprint Nexus S 4G needs to be rooted before proceeding to follow the tutorial and also you need to ensure that you have installed the Clock Work Mod recovery is installed in your phone from the corresponding links.

So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware in your device.

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