Jelly Bean 4.1.1 is one of the latest operating systems for smartphones that offers users a better search experience. And, you can upgrade your Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus by following these easy steps. However, before you begin, it’s a good idea to make certain your smartphone’s battery is fully charged. Also, be sure to backup all of your important information that you want to keep, such as contact numbers, text messages, images and photographs that you have stored on your phone.
Turn on the USB debugging application on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. First, go to “Settings” and then tap on the “Application” settings. Select “Development” and make certain the green checkmark symbol appears next to “USB debugging.”
Be sure to make sure that all your security applications such as firewalls and virus scanners are turned off to avoid the possibility that they will interfer with the download process.
Download the following applications. The Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit, Google Apps and Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Build 1 (the zip file will help you to update Jelly Bean 4.1.1). Be sure to download all of the files to your smartphone’s SD card. You will be able to transfer them later.
Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and set it to start in fastboot mode. You can do this by simultaneously holding down the volume up and down buttons that’s located on the side of the phone. Then press the power button.
After your phone restarts in fastboot mode, you will be able to extract the toolkit to the device directory. Next, locate the file in the directory and then execute the toolkit file. The program has all the files that will unlock and root your smartphone. It can also be sure to restore the your smartphone’s system to factory settings, restore your backed up data, set file permissions, install applications and other commands.
Select the root option for your Nexus Galaxy model. A menu will appear with numbered options that you can choose. Select number “9” (extract and flash) and then “1”. You should see a list of guidelines for systematically completing the root. Carefully, follow the instructions to complete the process. Then, hold down the volume up and down buttons again. Press the power button to restart in fastboot mode. Select the “Recovery” mode.
When you see several options appear on your smartphone’s screen, follow these steps: Select the “Wipe data/factory reset” option. Tap on “Wipe cache partition.” and then “Install ZIP” from SD card. Select the ZIP files, one-by-one, in order. It should take the procedure about 6-8 minutes to finish. When you are prompted, select the “Go back | Reboot system now” to reboot your smartphone in normal mode.
After the system is backed up, check the firmware by tapping on “Settings | About phone.” It should show a message that Jelly Bean 4.1.1 was successfully updated. Don’t forget to install the zip from your SD card by extracting it back into the directory. Next, go to the extracted folder, and select the Jelly Bean 4.1.1 firmware package, then the Google Apps package that you previously downloaded.
Wait until the recovery process is complete, which takes about 20 minutes. After the installation is finish, reboot your phone’s system.