Back in September we’ve talked a bit about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus at Sprint and the Jelly Bean update. At that time we got word that some owners of the respective device have received the newer OS over-the-air, but all that is now history. Everyone is rocking Jelly Bean on Sprint’s GNex, but the story is far from being over.
The reason for that is because, obviously, newer OS versions are always popping up and Android 4.2.1 has been out for quite some time. You’d expect every GNex out there to benefit from this particular version but that’s far from the truth. As a Galaxy Nexus owner at Sprint you should be aware of this, but the good news is that there’s now a way to give the newer OS a try. More details below.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 at Sprint
Alright folks, so long story short, an Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean build for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been leaked recently and it’s yours for the taking. You can download it via SXTP Developers where you’ll also find instructions on how to flash the ROM onto your device.
Other than that, the build seems pretty stable overall, but we still have no word of an impending OTA roll-out from Sprint or Google. Nonetheless, the existence of this particular leaked ROM suggests that the official release should not be too far away, so in case you don’t feel comfortable with tinkering with your handset, then you might want to wait until more information regarding the matter will surface.
That being said, head down to SXTP Developers to check out the leak, or sit tight and wait for the official OTA. Either way, stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as soon as the story develops.
Thanks Droid Life for the heads-up regarding this Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 ROM.