Android Jelly Bean (4.1) update gone live to treat among those using with its Project Butter trick that the movement seems to have the gesture to make Android a lot more sleeker and lag-free. With any operating system, the Android enthusiasts who like to mod, tweak and flash in order to decipher just what’s capable of, and for those having done a little flashing all manner of custom ROMs and kernels, as it allows them to easily go back to stock should they modify a bit to harder. Modding on their Nexus device, you’ll be pleased to know you can grab a fresh, stock copy of your mobile OS.
However, it doesn’t apply strictly to all Nexus series, with the brand-new Nexus 7 tablet it’s available running Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S.
Being part of the Nexus program has its compatibility – one of which is that Google provides factory images allowing advanced users to return their phones back to out-of-box condition. It would have taken a long time, but the stock, Android 4.1.1 images for the GSM Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S are now available for download.
The important part of this topic is you can also use the images to upgrade to Jelly Bean if you’ve yet to receive the update oer-the-air (OTA). Keeping in mind that, these images aren’t yet available for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and not in the below list, as well as the Korean and Sprint Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus S 4G followed the same. Google hasn’t mentioned about an OTA or official factory images for those devices.
Here is a full, classified list of the factory images available at this point in time:
- Galaxy Nexus (yakju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03C)
- Galaxy Nexus (takju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03C)
- Nexus S (soju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03E)
- Nexus S (sojua): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03E)
- Nexus 7 (nakasi): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03D)
The list we got has been published. Still, if you have any of the above devices and wish to revert to stock, then check out the link provided below of this post.
About Jelly Bean – is the very latest version of Google’s Android, and especially based on its predecessor – Ice Cream Sandwich. Despite packing in high-profile hardware, many Android handsets suffered because of unrefined software, however Jelly Bean 4.1 would be a great leap forward for the platform in general, that benefitted greatly from the Big G’s war and lag.
When compared to the smoothness Apple offering with the iOS, rival Jelly Bean is certainly close to that offer, and with Windows Phone 8 looking as slick as ever, now consumers can obviously take advantage from the newely emerging competition.
Note: If you are one of those who doesn’t have owned an high-end Android smartphone and want to taste Jelly Bean. Please check the links for your phone customization and desktop theme made available for free.
You can download the factory images by heading over to this link (Jelly Bean 4.1.1).