Samsung-made Nexus S is is part of Google’s Nexus line-up for the year 2010. On the hot wheels of the Android 4.1.2 update for the yakju Galaxy Nexuses, Google has started the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update roll-out for the Nexus S smartphones. The official OTA update pushed out brings a new build number JZO54K for the phone.
Now this software upgrade provides more than just a newer version of Android. You will get the usual performance and stability fixes along with the update. It makes your Nexus S phone look phone and you won’t lose any of your widgets after a restart. The handset runs much faster and smoother than before, as well as Google Now runs Smoothly now without any lagging.
If you have a Nexus S, which is a soju variant, you will probably be getting the notifications on your handset asking you to accept it to download the update. soju code name refers the Nexus S variants i9020T (which is T-Mobile’s edition) and i9023. If you can’t wait till the update hits your handset, you can try hitting the software update section in Settings –> About Phone to grab the update. If no luck yet, try clearing the Google Play cache and data in Settings –> Apps –> All –> Google Services Framework.
If you still have no luck, Google has also posted full Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean JZO54K ROM on its servers for your convenience. You can download it from the below link and follow the instructions provided here for flashing it on your Nexus S handset.
# Grab the update from the above link rename it update.zip, and place it on your SD card
# Reboot into Recovery Mode by turning off your phone
# Now keep pressing and holding the volume button (both up and down), and the power button at the same time until you see bootloader screen on your phone and then release the buttons
# Now press the down-volume button to select Recovery, then press the power button to reboot into recovery mode
# Select ‘install update.zip’ (v4.1.2 JZO54K image) from stock recovery
# Wait for some time till the installation process finishes successfully and let the the phone to reboot automatically
# That’s it. Done.
No word on when the update will be available for the Nexus S I9020A and Sprint’s WiMAX based Nexus S 4G editions. Stay tuned to Gadgetian. If you’ve got the official refresh of the Android 4.1.2, don’t forget to drop us a comment below!