Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update hits i9023 and i9020T Nexus S

July 20, 2012
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A new dawn of Jelly Bean awaits Samsung Nexus S owners, as the update to Android 4.1.1 – after a slight delay – has made it to some variants of the phone. Android Police reports that the update to the latest version of Android has reached some lucky owners of the GSM Nexus S (i9023). The OTA seems to have found its way to owners of the I9020T variant in Canada as well.

The Jelly Bean update will bring the phone’s build to the JRO03E version, and it comes with all the buttery features one can expect from the new OS — and more. Performance and responsiveness will be greatly improved, and there are new features like expandable notifications and Google Now.

The JRO03E update, which comes in at 144.4MB in size, is now available to download from Google’s website. So if you’re getting impatient waiting for the update to be officially rolled out by your carrier, you can always hit the link and do some manual updating. The place to be is the following thread on XDA-Developers, where you can get detailed instructions. Be warned that it’s quite a long read.

If the thought of using CWM and the likes seems like too much of a daunting prospect, it’s best to wait for the OTA update.

Comments

  • rj

    So does this mean that cdma phones are left out in the cold or are we right around the corner? I really hope Sprint Nexus phones are being hit officially this month.

  • Atul Malkhede

    Why repeated update of ICS Android 4.0.4 instead of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google OTA test required before release..

  • Himanta

    yeah even i have got repeated update of 4.0.4 in my nexus s instead of 4.1.1
    :-

  • depol

    how to root it?