How to Get the Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update Right Now

Earlier, we told you that the Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update would be trickling out to owners over the next week or so. And while it will continue to do so, there may be a way for some Galaxy Nexus owners to pull the Jelly Bean update manually right now.

We have received proof from a Sprint Galaxy Nexus owner in California that the update is indeed rolling out. His Galaxy Nexus was updated earlier today from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean.

So, again, the update is rolling out folks, it’s just moving slowly.

Read: Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update Will Trickle Out to Users.


The Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update is indeed rolling out.

In any event, what’s interesting is how he pulled the update. Instead of getting a prompt, he decided to try a little trick that has worked for some Android updates in the past.

Very simply, he went into the device’s Google Service’s framework and by stopping it and clearing data, he was able to get the Sprint Galaxy Nexus to pull the update from Google.

Specifically, here is how to do what he did:

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.

After doing that, there may be an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean waiting for you. Unfortunately, this method may not work for everybody trying to use it.

It’s at least worth a try though as the Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update is rolling out extremely slow and likely won’t hit all devices for a week or more.

Read: Nexus S 4G Jelly Bean Update Officially Rolling Out.

In any event, at least we now have proof that the software is indeed rolling out and that should mean that some Nexus S 4G owners are seeing the update today as well.

Sprint rolled the Jelly Bean update out to the Nexus S 4G as well.

Thanks, Eric!