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Vodafone Nexus S – Jelly Bean Challenge


We love to talk with Australian carriers regarding Android updates and so far Vodafone has been an excellent communicator in regards to what is happening with updates for their phones. When I reminded Vodafone yesterday that I still had my Nexus S and that the countdown to the Vodafone OTA update would begin when the official Jelly Bean image for the Nexus S hits the Google Dev page. They responded to the challenge:

Needless to say: Challenge Accepted. I’m so torn right now, I want Jelly Bean on my phones as soon as possible but to be able to get a phone to give away to you our readers would be super sweet as well.


  1. I’m already using JB, ported ROM from GNex, on my Nexus S. It’s a great improvement, love it. Although Voice Search is still to be fix, can’t wait for the OTA from Google.

    • It’s not Vodafone’s fault, but you have to wait for Samsung to announce it. They advised the Galaxy SIII will be Q4 2012. By then, Note II will be out, and no doubt will ship with Jelly Bean, so who knows when they will upgrade the original Note, etc, etc.

  2. Wow that is impressive. Can you make a similar challenge for the Galaxy Nexus too? If Vodafone push Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus owners in the next 2 weeks I’ll be very happy 🙂

      • There is definitely no OTA yet and I’m sure there isn’t even an official build for Vodafone Galaxy Nexus’s (though I’d be happy for you to prove me wrong). There are official builds for takju and yakju. Vodafone and most Australian Galaxy Nexus’s run yakjudv. Their updates come from Samsung, not Google. Vodafone has tweeted that Samsung are working on a Jelly Bean update now. Once Samsung have finished their testing then I think Vodafone tests it further. Hence the massive delay. I’ll be quite happy if said “massive delay” ends up being only 2 weeks.

          • yeah, if you’re rooted, there should be a port from takju or yakju, if not, it’s very easy to compile from source anyway, i dont have a GN, and this is about the NS anyway so

  3. above is the link to a 100% working rom, and i am using it right now! try it out guys!

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