Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update Arrives for More Users

We are hearing that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update arrived today for many more users, just a day after many Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners said that they were still waiting for the update.

We’ve heard from a number of Galaxy Nexus owners, from various parts of the United States, who received the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update today. So, it would appear that today could be the day that Verizon makes a huge push to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out to its Galaxy Nexus owners.

Those who are still waiting for the update should definitely check to see if an update is available if a prompt has yet to show up. To do that, head into the device’s Settings, About section and then perform a check for the update. Jelly Bean may be there waiting.

Read: Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update: First Impressions and Performance.



There is also another method to try for those that aren’t seeing anything.

  1. First, make sure the Galaxy Nexus is connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Users will want to go into Settings.
  3. Then, tap Data usage.
  4. Toggle Mobile data to off.
  5. Go to Apps.
  6. Scroll down and find Google Framework Services.
  7. Tap Clear Data.
  8. Tap Force Stop.
  9. Once the Clear Data symbol lights up again, go into Settings, About, and check for an update.

The above method has worked for several people it seems so it’s worth a try for those that are still without an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on their Nexus.

For those that wish to wait, we imagine that the update will arrive very soon as the software doesn’t seem to have any major bugs and thus, it gives Google and Verizon more of a reason to roll the software out to even more users.

We still aren’t sure how long the update is going to last for, we heard October 1st via Wi-Fi only at the beginning, but thus far, Verizon has remained mum.

Anyone else seeing Jelly Bean today?


  1. Jeff says

    It clearly says available until Oct 3rd on the download. Why do these articles keep repeating Oct1st.

  2. JimBob says

    Got it. Don’t like it…. Blue Nexus notification light is on most of the time after the update. I used to only get that after texts.

  3. Greg says

    Got mine today hurray! Was ready to trash my GNex after the Apple neutering. In in the Phoenix AZ area. Made my day!

  4. GNex1 says

    Mines said until Oct 4th. It says its downloading but my phone never rebooted?! Last time I had an update get stuck I had to reset my phone. O_O

  5. hector says

    Amy body konw about if i have root and run the jb not the official i cant get the update i try for two days i not have the ota update

  6. dk says

    The above method now tells me that my phone is up to date and the last check for update was 12/31/1969. Before I tried this it indicated that the update was going to be available but didn’t allow me to update it yet.. Feeling like I shouldn’t have done this.

  7. em says

    This ‘upgrade’ makes my camera so slow that the camera is virtually worthless. wish I knew how to revert.

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