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Android 4.1 Jellybean review & first look! [video]

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June 28, 2012

Dying to know what Android 4.1 Jellybean looks like on an Android Smartphone? Wait no more! Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners rejoice! Honestly, Android 4.1 Jellybean is a major update. It’s the fastest, most intuitive, and aesthetically appealing version of Android I have ever used. For lucky owners of Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, there is no need to wait months for the newest Android OS, as Jellybean is available in the form of a custom ROM.

Made by developer DroidVicious, the custom ROM is flashable via clockworkmod recovery and even allows your device to keep root! The ROM is fully functional, and is a breeze to install. I flashed it on my CDMA Galaxy Nexus and was extremely pleased with the results. Like extremely pleased.

Lightning Fast

Jellybeans, people

What would Android be without a few hidden tricks underneath the hood? Check out the latest below!


First, download the ROM here 

Then follow DroidVicious’ instructions:

  • Reboot into Clockworkmod Recovery
  • Make a  backup
  • Wipe data factory reset
  • Wipe cache partition
  • Wipe dalvik cache (Optional)
  • Flash JellyBean 4.1 .zip to your Galaxy Nexus
  • Reboot and enjoy JellyBean.


 Every aspect of Android 4.1 Jellybean is fully functional, including;

  • Calls
  • Data (Both 3G and 4G at boot)
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • WiFi
  • All market apps/Google Apps
  • USB Storage
  • Internal Storage
  • Root/Superuser (Now built in and fixed open Superuser and update SU binary)
  • ADB

The Jellybean OS is much faster, and more responsive than previous ICS builds. It also includes expandable notification, re-sizable widgets, Android Beam, Google Voice search, and Google Now.

For all of those you interested in knowing each and every detail about the latest and greatest features baked into Android 4.1 Jellybean, check out Derek Ross’ epic article here.

Also, make sure to view our hands on video and tell us what you think! Will you be flashing Google’s latest OS to your Nexus phone? It deserves it! You deserve it.


If pictures are worth a couple of thousand, then the video below is going to be worth at least a million. Check out the super easy setup, the amazingly improved voice to text feature, the beautiful notification bar, and all the other awesomeness baked into the best version of Android yet!

And so there you have it! What you have before you is the most advanced, most intuitive, and fastest version of Android on the planet!

What do you think? Like what you see? Let us know below bossman!