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How To Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update on Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1 LogoFaster & Smoother 4.0.1 which is dubbed as Jellybean arrives in the world of Android. This Jellybean is the next version of ICS which was dubbed as 4.0 version. Please note that this is not an Official and final release of this Jellybean 4.1 release update and is a beta release. Also, as of now there is no ETA on by when there will be an Official release of Jellybean. As in when it arrives, we will update you with the same. In the due course of this update we will be checking out on what are the pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed guide on how to apply this update. This is not an Official OTA released by Google Inc. and is a beta firmware which is released by Clock Work Mod sources.

Disclaimer: Neither Android Advices, nor Google Inc. should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the upgrading your Galaxy Nexus with the latest Jelly Bean 4.1 Firmware. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Caution: This firmware should be strictly applied on the devices which are unlocked devices and are the International version of GSM model bearing I9250 model number.

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Pre Upgrade Essentials:

  • First and foremost, this update is out only for the TAKJU model of GSM Galaxy Nexus and not for the devices which are YAKJU GSM models. In short, this update as of now can only be applied if and only if your device is on the latest IMM30D. If your device is on the IMM76I version or on IMM76D etc. then this should not be applied. Though as per different forums and websites have mentioned that this firmware can also be applied on the YAKJU models, we strictly recommend you to follow the instructions mentioned.
  • All the data present in your Galaxy Nexus should be backed up so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets deleted or corrupted, the same can be restored. Charge left in your device should be >50% so as to make sure that the device doesn’t get turned Off. From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, you need to enable the USB Debugging Mode.
  • Your Galaxy Nexus device should be rooted, so before proceeding ensure that you are on the Rooted firmware. You can check whether your device is rooted or not with an App called “Root Checker” which can be downloaded from the PLAY Store. Its important to root the device and also its equally important that the Clock Work mod recovery is installed in your device along with the unlocked boot loader.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned pre upgrade essentials, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update on your Galaxy Nexus I9250 with the latest ICS Android 4.1 Jellybean firmware.

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