Galaxy Nexus High Quality Android 4.1, JellyBean ROM Released

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
August 9, 2012|8:45 am
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A high quality Android 4.1, JellyBean ROM has been released this week for the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The ROM runs extremely smooth and is close to what the actual official update will be like, according to YouMobile.org.

It is based off the JRO03L AOSP build, a code that recently hit servers.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus can now be obtained on Sprint for free with a new 2-year agreement, according to the company's website.

The carrier began the offer last month following in the footsteps of Verizon, who already offers the smartphone for free for customers with new agreements.

Best Buy also started offering the Galaxy Nexus for free last month.

The Galaxy Nexus is one of the first devices able to upgrade to Android 4.1, JellyBean and comes with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed.

Certain variants of the Galaxy Nexus, including the GSM model, have already received the 4.1 update.

Sprint customers who own the smartphone are still waiting for the update to roll out. Samsung issued a minor software upgrade last month in order to bring the carrier's version of the Galaxy Nexus up to speed.

It brought its software build version to number L700.FG01, and slightly tweaks its on-screen signal strength indicator, along with adding support for Sprint TV.

The update also changes the default settings on Wi-Fi and LTE, making them "on" now that Sprint's LTE network is fully operational.

Galaxy Nexus users who have already upgraded to Android 4.1, JellyBean for the GSM version of the smartphone are currently experiencing issues with its GPS as it does not work, even with several satellites in view.

In order to diagnose the problem, owners of the device can check to see if their GPS has been affected by opening up an app that constantly tracks where they are such as Google Maps and then check the notification shade for a GPS message. If it says "Searching for GPS" and they do not see a flashing icon, then they are not getting a GPS lock, and the device has been affected by the bug.

 

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