Android 4.1.2, which was released by Google about a week ago, isn’t really a major update and doesn’t offer any significant improvement over the previous iteration of the OS. If for whatever reason you want the latest Jelly Bean version on your WiFi Motorola Xoom before others do, here’s the unofficial way that the folks at XDA-developers have helped provide.

In case you’re wondering how they were able to get the file ahead of the official roll out, you have to thank soak testers who received an OTA update of the JZO54K build of Jelly Bean. It was only a matter of time before they were able to track the URL down on Google’s server, which allows others to manually download the 7.3MB file and install it on their device.

Installing the file shouldn’t be hard, as you can easily use the update via USB option in stock recovery, the details of which you can find on the following thread at XDA. You can also use the ADB sideload method as well, which means you don’t even need to use a USB stick to apply the update.

Hit the links above to get your fix of the latest Jelly Bean build now.

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