[How-To] Manually Download & Install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update (FH05) On Sprint Galaxy Nexus

Jelly Bean Update (FH05) For Sprint Galaxy Nexus

Just a few days back, Sprint finally started rolling out the highly anticipated Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS for its Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset. If you are yet to receive the OTA notifications or haven’t been upgraded to the latest Android build, we’ve a good news for you. Everything is good to go now and the Jelly Bean software can now be pulled from Google servers. Sprint is expected to elease the Jelly Bean update for its Nexus S 4G handsets very soon.

That means you will not be required to wait for the OTA update, as you can manually download the full update and install it on your handset. Sprint branded rooted Galaxy Nexuses can also be upgradeable to Jelly Bean build and if you would like to give it a try, can now do so. In simple words, this is an official update for a Google handset.

It’s worth noting that if you want to flash official OTA build FH05 from Google, you need to running on the latest Sprint OTA build FG01 and running a custom recovery, have an unlocked bootloader with the stock recovery. Grab the Jelly Bean update file for Sprint Galaxy Nexus handset from the below link.

Download: mysidspr_FG01_to_FH05.zip

Instructions below:

  1. Download the update file from the above link
  2. Rename the file to ‘update.zip’
  3. Switch off the handset
  4. Hold down the up position on the volume rocker while powering up the phone to enter the phone’s bootloader mode
  5. Use the volume rocker to navigate to ‘RECOVERY’ and select with the ‘power on/off/standby’ key to enter recovery mode
  6. Select ‘install update.zip’ from stock recovery
  7. Wait for some time the the installation process finishes successfully and let the the phone to reboot automatically
    Eat all the Jelly Beans.

Head over to XDA Forums (hit the link) for further instructions on flashing this official Jelly Bean build (straight from Google servers)  on your handset if you are running custom recovery, stock recovery with unlocked bootloader, or stock recovery with a locked bootloader and root access.

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