Google releases Jelly Bean (4.1.1) binaries for Nexus phones — let the hacking begin!

http://blogs.sonymobile.com/products/2012/07/31/on-android-4-1-jelly-bean/

Exciting news for those of you out there rocking a CDMA-operated Nexus device, and who are tired of waiting for your fix of the latest version of Google’s Jelly Bean. Today the search giant posted the updated JRO03H (Android 4.1.1) closed binary files, which includes the discontinued Nexus S 4G. A device I wasn’t so nice to a couple of months ago in my rant.

Now, what does this all mean, you ask? Well, if you don’t like to wait for OTA (over-the-air) updates from your carrier, and happen to be the tinkering type who roots and uploads ROMs — this is great news for you. With Google releasing the binary files (aka the source code) to Android version 4.1.1, you can expect a slew of AOSP Jelly Bean ROMs to be baked and ready for download in the very near future (seriously, like a couple of days soon). Unlike the manufacturers and wireless providers, the Android community of developers don’t mess around — they get stuff done.

That being said, there is still one Nexus handset left out in the cold, and that’s the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. That sucks, but if you own The Now Network’s Nexus S, you’re in good hands with the hacking community. If you own the Nexus S 4G, but feel you need to know a bit more about this hacking stuff, then head over to Android Central’s Nexus S 4G forums or XDA. Remember, we’re not responsible if you screw up your phone.

Let us know if you’re planning to do a little hacking in the comment section below.

[via Android Central]

 

  • englishyankee

    Why was the Sprint Gnex left out?

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