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Nexus 7 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out Slowly



Google has begun to roll out the Nexus 7 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update today though it appears that the update is rolling out slowly as many Nexus 7 users remain without the update.

The software roll out was first noticed by EE Times who reports that the update rolled out for at least one Neuxs 7 user in Australia. The update doesn’t appear to be a massive update but it apparently does bring one big change for Nexus 7 users.

The prompt for the update says that the update will improve performance and stability and fix bugs that Nexus 7 owners have been dealing with. It does not specify what those bugs are. The big change that it brings is the ability to rotate the home screen to landscape mode. Before this update, it was impossible to do that. While not a mind-blowing feature, it’s certainly nice to have.


Android 4.1.2. Jelly Bean is heading out to Nexus 7 owners today.

Thus far, we have not received the update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on our Nexus 7 devices. We have tried the manual update method, but thus far, the update has not become available. Those who are looking to get the update now might have some more luck. To try and pull the update, try this method.

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 Nexus 7’s Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update.

Some users use different combinations of Clear Date and Force Stop, others turn off their device then power it back on after clearing the data, but in the past the above method has worked.

For those Nexus 7 owners that are rooted and unlocked, we’re seeing that the update does not break these which means that installing it will be an extremely painless process.

The update is pretty small, a little over 30MB, so it shouldn’t take too long to download and install once it has become available.

Anyone seeing the update yet?



  1. Nick

    10/09/2012 at 2:46 pm

    Don’t see the update….even with the trick. Will stay tuned. BTW; have a Nexus 7 if that matters

  2. Matt

    10/09/2012 at 3:47 pm

    same here tried the trick and even tried rebooting first. No luck. Nexus 7

  3. Navid

    10/09/2012 at 7:32 pm

    Didn’t work for me too

  4. Pistah

    10/09/2012 at 11:38 pm

    Didn’t work(Nexus 7)

    • KimD.

      10/12/2012 at 10:19 am

      Just got the update prompt a few minutes ago here in Tennessee :-)

      • KimD.

        10/12/2012 at 10:20 am

        For my Nexus 7 ^^

  5. amro saleh

    10/09/2012 at 11:43 pm

    neither did it for me

  6. Josh

    10/10/2012 at 1:00 am


  7. lostmind008

    10/10/2012 at 1:21 am

    Nothing either …here at Sydney, Australia

  8. Cutstone

    10/10/2012 at 2:02 am

    No updates yet in Denmark for my Nexus 7

  9. Jeremiah

    10/10/2012 at 4:19 am

    Doesn’t update for me either, Here in New Zealand with a Nexus 7

  10. Frank

    10/10/2012 at 7:47 am

    Nothing here either… Nexus 7, Canada

  11. lio

    10/10/2012 at 8:15 am

    Doesnt work at all. Malaysia.

    • DayFadzilah

      10/12/2012 at 5:01 pm

      Just got mine. Malaysia

  12. Ryne

    10/10/2012 at 8:47 am

    Still nothing for me. Nexus 7

  13. Craig Casper

    10/10/2012 at 11:22 am

    I got the update. It killed the auto-off magnetic switch in my case.

    • Skeeter

      11/16/2012 at 8:24 pm

      I rely on the on/off with the magnet. I mounted the tablet in my truck (added to head unit for functionality). works great tethered to Galaxy Note for Nav. The power button is behind the dash and since this morning’s update, I have had to hold a small magnet on the stereo faceplate just so it wouldn’t drain the tablet battery while in park. ANYONE HAVE A FIX FOR THIS? system and display settings amount to a hill of beans so far.

  14. ChrisG

    10/10/2012 at 1:00 pm

    Did the reset of the Google Service, then went to update, it told me my tablet last checked for an update 12/31/1969 LOL.

    • DanielDS

      10/13/2012 at 8:32 am

      For me it showed 1/1/1970 LOL xD

  15. jamsh

    10/10/2012 at 3:10 pm

    Nothing here in UK

    • toddy

      10/11/2012 at 2:23 pm

      I’ve got the update UK midlands

  16. kelly

    10/10/2012 at 4:30 pm

    Italy, nothing here either….

  17. pat

    10/10/2012 at 9:09 pm

    Nothing in New York City

  18. Joe

    10/10/2012 at 9:15 pm

    Nothing here still, 9:14 PM 10/10 United States. Nexus 7. Tried the fix above with Google Service but still didn’t work.

  19. Hieu

    10/11/2012 at 12:07 am

    dont’ update in VietNam

  20. Mario

    10/11/2012 at 12:52 am

    Any one in Sydney yet???

    • Eric

      10/12/2012 at 5:24 pm

      Hey now, that’s my girl friend……

  21. Nick

    10/11/2012 at 2:44 am

    Nothing in Brisbane!

  22. test

    10/11/2012 at 2:50 am

    Nothing in Melbourne

  23. marcin

    10/11/2012 at 5:11 am

    unfortunately, nothing to report either – gnex + gnex 7

  24. gurrier

    10/11/2012 at 6:52 am

    Nothing here yet. NEXUS 7. Sydney, Australia.

    • gurrier

      10/11/2012 at 11:40 pm

      For offered the update this morning in Sydney. I chose the restart and ended in CWM recovery without a file to update. It’s not offering it now. Any ideas?

  25. Hans Pedersen

    10/11/2012 at 8:54 am

    Nothing in Dublin either…

  26. nerohero

    10/11/2012 at 9:19 am

    Worked for me in the uk.

  27. Chewie

    10/11/2012 at 10:40 am

    Tried the suggestion above. No update yet – UK

  28. Andru

    10/11/2012 at 10:41 am

    no update yet.. Nexus 7 – California.

  29. anon

    10/11/2012 at 11:14 am

    Worked for me. Central PA, USA.

  30. seh567

    10/11/2012 at 11:47 am

    Received and installed update in uk today

  31. Peter

    10/11/2012 at 12:22 pm

    Did work in Slovakia

  32. steve1time

    10/11/2012 at 1:28 pm

    no update for me yet in uk, birmingham . btw your guide f*#ked my auto update for google play. not just mine by the look of it. thanks. do not click clear data click clear cache was the advice i got after contacting goolge help

  33. luis camacho

    10/11/2012 at 3:00 pm

    I got the update just now :)

  34. Royce Edward Barber

    10/11/2012 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks GottaBeMobile, love you guys! Your fix worked for me on October 11, 2012. I suspect Nexus 7 users just need to be patient or use a fix such as this. At first I got the weird date bug yet no biggie. I’m about to reboot and install, crossing my fingers! Okay here we go. “Optimising app 16 of 127”. Went fairly fast.

    Huh I just read the previous comment which says “do not click clear data click clear cache was the advice i got after contacting goolge help”. Doh! Well I hope I’m not borked. But my apps seem to be updating so yay!

    Tons of apps are updating.

    So far so good! “Diz is da good medicine”, as my illiterate college buddy would say.

  35. Royce Edward Barber

    10/11/2012 at 3:49 pm

    Additional note – Before updating, I went to a photo wallpaper rather than a live wallpaper, and I plugged in my Nexus 7 (to the WALL, not to a PC) and waited for full battery to ensure battery wouldn’t cause any delays. Numerous minutes in, and everything checks out. Good update!

  36. Doug

    10/11/2012 at 4:53 pm

    I am on the Sunshine Coast QLD a Australia and I woke too the update waiting too install this morning everything is working fine :)

  37. Pete Carlson

    10/11/2012 at 7:43 pm

    That did the trick here in CT, US. No problems resulting from the update whatsoever. No problems with Google Play or any of my apps.

  38. sridhar c

    10/11/2012 at 9:29 pm

    Got it yesterday (11-10-2012) night here in India.The system update went smoothly.Really nice to have the home screen in landscape mode.Other than this what te update does to the device is not known.

  39. pick Singletontograph

    10/12/2012 at 12:22 am

    Updated in Saudi Arabia!

  40. Sol Youn

    10/12/2012 at 5:40 am

    When I just checked the update, it didn’t work.

    However, when I tried again with pretty awesome trick, it totally worked.

    So I’ve updated.(US / Nexus 7)

  41. rej

    10/12/2012 at 9:20 am

    worked fine here.. updated in Canada

  42. Anon

    10/12/2012 at 9:57 am

    Oddly enough, my partner’s Nexus updated last night but I haven’t had it. UK here, both bought from the same place and we live together. My guess is the download throttle has been set low, so that the servers aren’t overloaded

  43. reub

    10/12/2012 at 10:55 am

    just got the update in Singapore. However, it seems to have broken stickmount and supersu

  44. Heather Marie Hines

    10/12/2012 at 12:33 pm

    Just got the update! I didn’t even know what it was for and was pleasantly surprised it came up-and-down my lock screen was in landscape! Yay! Now I’m just searching for other new things that came with this update

  45. tnb

    10/12/2012 at 1:50 pm

    Still not available here. US / Nexus 7 / 16GB (pre-ordered unit, 8GB Google IO version of co-worker was updated).

    • Pawel

      10/12/2012 at 3:52 pm

      The trick worked. Canada, Ontario. Nexus 7 build # JRO03S

  46. Prince Hal

    10/12/2012 at 8:20 pm

    Worked for me. But I had to restart the Nexus 7 after the forced stop and data clear. I it is updating now.

  47. malc

    10/13/2012 at 2:29 am

    update yesterday, but only slows performance & can still not rotate home screen

    waste of time

  48. Jacob

    10/13/2012 at 5:31 am

    The first method worked… downloading the update as of now… thanks. this is the only site which gave a workaround to automatic updates

  49. Derek

    10/13/2012 at 6:37 am

    I tried the trick 2 times, and worked! Thanks!

  50. Eric

    10/13/2012 at 6:50 am

    Got it in Atlanta yesterday.

  51. Michael T.

    10/13/2012 at 9:30 am

    I got the Nexus update a few days ago and ran it. Just about everything is working great except one of my apps – Phase 10 no longer works. I sent a message to the manufacturer and hopefully they’ll get back to me soon. Other than that everything is working great. Thanks guys!

  52. myconnor5reviews

    10/13/2012 at 2:36 pm

    Mine won’t update either :(

  53. Nekko

    10/13/2012 at 7:57 pm

    it worked with the trick, THX .. Brooklyn, NY

  54. zakkafauzan

    10/13/2012 at 10:10 pm

    Totally work for me!

  55. Rodrigo

    10/14/2012 at 9:59 pm

    Trick worked, downloading it now. Australia

  56. fictivelogics

    10/15/2012 at 12:58 am

    It worked for me straight away in australia

  57. ih8modem

    10/15/2012 at 12:20 pm

    Mine was done on day of release, my wife’s unit, bought at exactly the same time and at the same store, has still not received her update to 4.1.2….
    Strange !

  58. Christopher

    10/15/2012 at 5:27 pm

    Received update in UK using the above method :-) on my nexus 7

  59. alex

    10/15/2012 at 6:40 pm

    I GOT THE update you can turn it side ways now!!!

  60. JJ

    10/16/2012 at 1:08 am

    I got the update either, but my situation is I got the update notification after switch the step 3 and step 4 @@

    • Eric

      10/16/2012 at 3:48 am

      Say what?

    • JJ

      10/16/2012 at 7:54 am

      Hi!! And when you clear all data then you must make a login with your account?

  61. Donny

    10/16/2012 at 8:08 am

    I had the update request, but as the device is rooted i did not want to update. i cleared and unchecked the google framework option

    . Go to Settings -> Apps -> All

    2. Find Google Services Framework. – Clear and uncheck.

    I did not want to loose my stick mount feature.

  62. jen

    10/16/2012 at 8:59 am

    How long for the download? I got message on my galaxy nexus “don’t turn off target device!! with big green android… let it sit for 30+ minutes, then realized it seemed to be pointing to the on/off button and said “START” – so I pushed on/off button, but no update. Tried it a couple of times..still nothing.

  63. matt

    10/16/2012 at 2:12 pm

    just worked for me finally on my nexus 7!

  64. Bob

    10/16/2012 at 5:23 pm

    Just got it in Colorado, USA. It did NOT kill the magnetic screen on/off function.

  65. Mephestopheles

    10/17/2012 at 3:07 pm

    My Stckmount won’t work properly after update. I use a USB OTG for storage and I may need to uninstall the update or re-root.

  66. jen

    10/17/2012 at 9:36 pm

    Actually got the update tonight on my samsung galaxy nexus in Savannah, GA but front screen won’t rotate. About screen says 4.1.2. Not sure what else I’d see…

  67. jstars

    10/20/2012 at 5:42 am

    Rotate menu to landscape was not ‘impossible’ before update …. just needed the Rotate app.

  68. sherly

    10/23/2012 at 8:37 pm

    got the update, but for my nexus s

  69. steve

    11/10/2012 at 7:46 am

    I have tried a couple of dozen times. It never takes … what’s up with that. Under “about” still show 4.1.1?

  70. Patrick

    01/08/2013 at 5:00 pm

    it worked a little but then i got a red ! mark. what does that mean?

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