How to Update Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus with Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware

Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE Logo NewVZW Galaxy Nexus device users can now rejoice as in the due course of this tutorial we will be checking out on how you can taste your device with the latest firmware of Jellybean 4.1 firmware version. Please note that this is not an Official firmware version released by Verizon Wireless but is a leaked release. As of now there are no updates or estimated time on by when there will be an official release of Jellybean firmware VZW Galaxy Nexus. But as in when it arrives, we will let you know about the same. The best part is that this is the latest AOSP build which is based on the Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware.

From the path “Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging” you need to ensure that the USB Debugging Option is ticked. If it prompts for anything, you need to select on “Ok”. Rooting of the device is a must before proceeding to install. As this update can only be installed on the rooted devices.

It’s highly recommended that you back up all the data with the help of below mentioned steps. Just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Images, 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

Minimum battery life should be at least 50% plus so as to make sure that your Nexus S 4G device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following of instructions. This update is strictly for VZW Galaxy Nexus models and not for any other VZW Galaxy Nexus variants. If you still apply for any other S2 variant, it may brick the device.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to update your VZW Galaxy Nexus with the latest Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware.

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4 comments

  1. I’m wondering the same – and if this method allows one to revert back to Verizon’s stock build. 

  2. Greetings…In my effort to follow the article’s instructions – I found two elements that I could not make work.  Granted it could be a function of my ignorance…

    The first relates to the Galaxy Nexus Tool Kit instructions.  We are directed to copy the ‘update.zip file’ to the phone’s root.  I did not find an update zip file within the downloaded Tool Kit file structure.  What may I be doing wrong?

    The second relates to the download of Google Apps.  When clicking on the ‘Google Apps’ hyperlink within the article I end up getting a  “No results found for http://tinyw.in/eo4O” message.  I reviewed the properties of the hyperlink, copied and pasted into the Google Chrome browser and received the same response.

    So…I am befuddled.  Would very much appreciate your guidance.  Many thanks for your hard work.

  3. Does this work? Has anyone tried it? What DOESNT work??