Install the Jelly Bean OTA Update on your Sprint Galaxy Nexus Now!
So we told you earlier this week that Sprint would be rolling out the Android 4.1.1 – Jelly Bean update to it’s Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus this week, and they are rolling it out slowly but surely. Luckily someone over on the Android Central forums grabbed the link to the update and now everyone can download the package and get some stock Jelly Bean on their Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Please note that this is for the Galaxy Nexus only and will not work on the Nexus S 4G and will probably brick your device.
Onto the installation. For those of you unlocked and rooted here you go:
- To install this update, you must be on the stock 4.0.4 rom with the stock 4.0.4 radios. That build number is IMM76K, if you’re unsure just hop into the Settings and go to “About Phone”. You must be rooted and unlocked to apply this update through this method.
- Download the FH05 package (download).
- Rename the file to “update.zip” (this may not be necessary, but it doesn’t hurt).
- Place the file on your SDcard.
- Reboot into recovery (ClockworkMod, etc.), and make a nandroid. If you have ROM Manager, simply open ROM Manager and select “Reboot into Recovery.” If you do not, turn your phone off, then hold down “Volume Up” “Volume Down” and “Power.” This gets you to the bootloader. Use the volume keys to select “Recovery,” then press power to actually select it. That will put you into CWM Recovery.
- Flash the update.zip file by selecting “Install .zip from sdcard” and navigating to where you placed the update.zip file and applying that .zip.
- Reboot. Note that you will lose root unless you have an app like RootKeeper or re-root. Please reference posts in this thread and the note below regarding what has worked for maintaining root/re-rooting.
It’s just that easy! In just a few minutes you’ll be experiencing stock Jelly Bean in all of it’s buttery goodness. Let us know in the comments how it worked out for you.