Guide to Update Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.4 to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) using ClockworkMod

32 Responses

  1. ray3andrei says:

    Do i have to to rooted ?

    • Mayur says:

      Yes, forgot to add that point.

    • Jeremy P. says:

      You don’t HAVE to be rooted. Just need an unlocked bootloader. Not exactly the same thing though one is synonymous with the other. I did this process by unlocking the bootloader, fastbooting (not installing) clockwork recovery, and installing IMM30D then the update to JRN84D.

      • Mayur says:

        Thought so but I wasn’t sure on that as my device was Rooted. Generally, flashing requires rooting but may be NOT with Galaxy Nexus. 🙂

  2. Neelabh says:

    Will this work on Nexus S?

  3. Vikas says:

    Awesome guide .. thanks a lot!

  4. Chris says:

    In your requirements it is stated that CWM is required for the process and I was wondering if that was the CWM ROM Manager from the app store. I will be trying this soon & post results when finished. Thanks again.

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  6. Chris says:

    I figured out my last question on my own; but I do have another one. I have recently wiped the harddrive on my netbook & so it is not in the same state as when I used your 4.0.4 guide and I want to know: do I have to reinstall the drivers from that guide? One more question is: does my phone have to be in USB debugging for this process? Cheers!

    • Mayur says:

      See if you’ve followed our last guide and have updated to Android 4.0.4 yakju with CWM installed, then you don’t need to reinstall the drivers or even use the toolkit. Just transfer the file to phone and flash it using CWM as stated. You however need to use the toolkit if your recovery breaks and you wish to fix it. USB debugging is not required unless you use the toolkit for some task.

  7. Chris says:

    Worked like a charm with no need for the toolkit. Just have to root again & I’m set. Thanks for the guide Mayur.

  8. Chris says:

    Used toolkit to fix CWM Recovery & flashed SuperSU. Now rooted & very pleased. Thanks again.

  9. Ed says:

    hi yesterday was my first try at flashing and rooting my GNex, and i must say your guides are really simple and easy to follow! Thanks for the effort!

    but after updating to Android 4.1, jelly beans, i have a few slight problems
    1) After taking a photo, my photos are not saved into Gallery. Actually i have no idea where my new photos are stored now..can you offer some advice?

    2) I also encountered another photo problem on Whatsapp. Not sure if this and the above problem are related, but i can’t upload or download any photos sent to my Whatsapp account…


    • Mayur says:

      Thanks Ed for the appreciation. The photos are there in Gallery and saved in the directory sdcard/DCIM/Camera/. Try updating your Whatsapp, it recently got an important update.

      • Ed says:

        Hey, not sure what was the issue exactly.. but i re-flashed 4.1 and now its fine.. but i have another query, not fully related..
        1) when i was flashing 4.0.4, under the part when i am suppose to flash each image file (system, user data, boot and recovery), each time i finished flashing 1 image file (e.g. system), the toolkit will auto reboot my nexus, which obviously can’t work since i haven’t flashed the other 3 images yet.. and i can’t flash all 4 image files at the same time.. So what i did was to disconnect my nexus after the image is flashed, then connect again when I’m about to flash the next image…

        Would this procedure lead to some inherent in 4.0.4 or even yakju? or is there some steps that I’m missing here?


    • Beelzebub says:

      hey bro! i am also facing the same problem with whatsapp did u find any solution?
      if yes do let me know cuz my GF is really pissed cuz she was waiting for me to send some pics :S

  10. ZK says:

    hi, the stock exchange email is not working. I’m stuck at “Waiting for sync Your email will appear soon”

    I need urgent help for this. the phone is useless withput the ability to sync with Exchange, as my calendar, contacts, and emails

    • JB says:

      Hey ZK, Were you able to troubleshoot the “waiting for sync” issue. I am having the same problem myself…. Let me know. Thanks!

      • ZK says:

        Hi, I removed and add the account many times, and tried installing other email apps like K9 and Moxier mail. I did not like both as it does not combine my exhange and gmail calendar in the Stock calendar. So I deleted them, and strangely the stock email work. Don’t know why. However,it stops working again today.

  11. guy says:

    will this guide work on an official 4.0.4 yakjuzs imm76k?

  12. uddhav says:

    I have just brought my nexus9020 from bahrain and now am on india . the problem is i just updated my phone to ICS 4.0.3 everything was sucess and now when i restart my cell it takes more than half an hour to start up my device .i went to service center but they could’nt repair it and no they advice me to send it back to bahrain and when i spoke to bahrain service center people they also told me to forward the device back to them .am really pissed up ….is thr any solution to get it solve .plz help me out ……………………..waiting for solution …………………

  13. Preyansh says:

    Dude, I Got a NEW Galaxy Nexus from INDIA itself. Updated OTA to 4.0.4 So Now How to go further. Please, I’m a beginner. I want Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Like anyhow. Please HELP – Preyansh Vora

  14. naveen says:

    hey i have Galaxy Nexus i got it imported from Saudi and i reside in India it is not getting up dated i do get the notification but its not getting updated and its stuck at 4.0.2 .any info is helpful . plz plz help me

  15. ayanant says:

    same problem it from australia..reside in india..nt taking upadtes 🙁

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