The Sprint Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, which arrived for manual installation a few weeks ago, is now rolling out Over-the-Air to owners of Sprint’s most current Nexus device.
Just a short time ago, Google put the Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update up for those to manual install should they see fit. Those that aren’t adept at loading up software from Google’s servers though likely either didn’t get the memo or avoided the process altogether, choosing to remain on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Well, good news today as Sprint has announced that the Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 update is now rolling out Over-the-Air meaning owners of the Galaxy Nexus can now dip into the device’s settings and procure the update if it is indeed available.
The build, which is GA02, is the same build that Google put up on its servers earlier this month. That should mean that it will bring a 100MB Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update to users of Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus.
Android 4.2.1 is the latest version of Jelly Bean from Google and it will bring all of the features that come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the operating system that Google released back in November.
Our favorite Android 4.2 Jelly Bean features can be seen in the video below.
Now, there is a very good chance that some owners might not see the update appear in the device’s settings. If that’s the case, there is something Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners will want to try.
There is a little trick that often works when the update has become available for the device but a prompt has yet to arrive. It takes just a few seconds to perform and it’s worth trying for those that don’t wish to install the update manually. Here are the steps in order to try and check for the update, which may work for some of you and not for others.
1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All
2. Find Google Services Framework.
3. Tap on Force Stop.
4. Select Clear Data.
5. Head back to the Sprint Galaxy Nexus’ Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update.
It’s not going to work for everyone but it’s worth a shot. Some users have reportedly used different combinations of Clear Date and Force Stop to force the update while others have turned off their device then powered it back on after clearing the data.
This means that Sprint’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update has now officially beaten the Verizon Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, something that shouldn’t be surprising to owners of the Verizon model which tends to be last to be last amongst Nexus-branded devices.