Nexus One receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean alpha build [Video]

July 18, 2012
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Now that Google has officially released Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the masses and their open source project, developers are hard at work porting it to other devices. Sadly Google's popular Nexus One isn't receiving the same love as the Nexus S or Motorola XOOM when it comes to updates. Don't worry though, developers have you covered and you can check out Jelly Bean for the Nexus One right now.

Thanks to the XDA Developers team Evervolv and their hard work we now have an early early alpha build of Jelly Bean for the aging Nexus One. Obviously this is still in the early stages, but it appears to function quite well. Google Now also works great and you'll see plenty of that in the choppy video below.

Apparently almost everything is working great from data, wifi, bluetooth, sound, trackball, and more. We are hearing there might b a few rendering problems in the browser, but Google Chrome takes care of that. This is not a simple flash though. Users are required to flash the new Jelly Bean hboot first, which can be a dangerous process for those who are new. You'll want to do a Nandroid backup of your current rom, as usual, and then proceed with caution and ask any questions before you start. For official details, download links, and change log (what's working) you'll want to head to this XDA thread.

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  • Noel

    Can Google surprise us N1 owners and show the Nexus One some JB love. I think the buttery smooth Jelly Bean can run on the N1 even in a slimmed down form. Hope the HTC JB Nexus will be as solid as the N1 only bigger with modern day specs and less than 130mm in height.

    • someone_asdf

      Google can’t magically increase the application storage space, unfortunately. Alternate firmwares can get away with this because the user specifically installed it.

      Removing your SD card might prevent the phone from booting if you install JB on it.

      • http://twitter.com/PacoBell PacoBell

        Yeah, A2SD is _DEFINITELY_ needed for N1, especially now that the system partition is 260MB now for the gapps :P

  • stefmil

    I keep hearing about Nexus 1 and Nexus S and their update status but nothing about Samsung Galaxy Nexus…anyone have the answer?