How to update my Android 4.0 to Jelly Bean?

Naveen Kumar August 17, 2012

What are the steps I need to follow or will it have an official update coming?

  1. morris f cardona
    December 26, 2012 at 5:47 am

    How to upgrade amdroid 3.1 to 4.0?

    • susendeep dutta
      December 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

      It all depends upon hardware and the manufacturer's will to do it.You can check it by connecting your tablet to PC suite or going to Settings --> About tablet -->Update.

  2. Andrea Perlman
    October 10, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Step by step guide for android operating system upgrade

  3. Kavinda
    August 28, 2012 at 1:35 am

    whar happen will happen to my apps if I upgrade my android 4.0 to 4.1 (hTC one v phone)?

    • susendeep dutta
      September 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      They will remain as it's and may get updated too if available.All your settings will remain intact.

    • Saikat
      December 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

      is it possible to update htc one v 's os from anroid 4.0 to 4.1.if any one knows it it works pls rply...

      • susendeep dutta
        December 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

        It can be updated to 4.1 only if you try out 4.1 version based ROMS as HTC has declared that it'll not update it any further.

  4. Krishna Vallabhaneni
    August 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Using Custom roms. and it also depends on what phone you are using. there might not be a supported rom for your phone. just check on The most common phones that are developed for are the Samsung Galaxy phones.

  5. Edgar Meixueiro
    August 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    visit the xda forums to see if there is some custom rom for your phone.

  6. VS Vishnu
    August 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    depends on your phones capabilities..check that..

  7. Hanamichi Kurotsuchi
    August 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    First of all, tell me your mobile model number and build number.

    second :: till this moment the only device that has jelly bean on it as a stock rom is Google Nexus 7 Tablet, and official update is also available for Samsung Galaxy Nexux.

    but some other devices will get OFFICIAL jelly bean update soon. these devices include.. HTC ONE X, Samsung Galaxy S 3, Samsung Galaxy S 2.

    no other devices will have jelly bean till this moment officially, which means if your device is not among those which I mentioned , you may want for the manufacturere to announce whether they have update of jelly bean or not, if not, you may install a Custom rom MANUALLY, but at most of the times it contain bugs.

    hope that helps.

    • Lee
      August 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

      My GED xoom has android 4.1 and has had it for over 3 weeks now so it's not just the nexus thats got

  8. Vipul Jain
    August 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

    if under warranty, best is to visit a service center!

  9. Kannon Y
    August 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    It largely depends on two things: (1) your manufacturer and (2) whether or not the phone is currently on ICS. Although it appears that most devices that are currently already on ICS, and produced by a major manufacturer, are getting an upgrade. The reason is that 4.1 is primarily a modification of the I/O scheduler and the user interface, rather than a complete overhaul. Therefore it uses the same drivers as ICS, which makes it simple for most manufacturers to release an upgrade.

    Anyway, if your manufacturer is Asus, HTC or you've got a Nexus, and you are currently on IceCream Sandwich, then it's likely you'll get an upgrade to JellyBean. The upgrade will be pushed out to devices over wireless, so you won't have to do anything.

    However, in the event your device is on HoneyComb or earlier, and/or your manufacturer plans on not releasing a 4.1 update, then you still have the option of rooting and installing a custom firmware. CM10 is based on JellyBean [Broken URL Removed]. It requires a basic three part installation process: Rooting, installing a custom recovery, installing a custom ROM. You'll want to Google all three steps before proceeding with your own upgrade. Also, it will ruin your warranty and runs a high risk of bricking your handset.

    I always recommend waiting for the actually manufacturer approved upgrade.

  10. susendeep dutta
    August 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    What others had stated is risky as it'll void your warranty of your phone.So,it's better to first backup your data if you're determined to root your phone.Titanium backup is good as it backups your ROM.So,if you want to revert back to factory settings,it's helpful.

    If you don't like to root your phone and if you are using latest high end phones like Galaxy S III,then you might receive an update in October and if Galaxy S II,it'll be in end of the year or in next year.

  11. StefanyBaez
    August 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    You forgot to mention one very important detail: Which device do you have? You should know not all Android devices are getting the Jelly Bean upgrade, and even if yours will it probably hasn't got the update yet. There are very, very few devices with Android Jelly Bean right now. Chances are yours isn't on the list.

  12. Tug Ricks
    August 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

    That depends on which phone you have. A simple thing to do would be to search Google, and that would probably give you a good idea when/if your device will be updated. ("name of phone" ICS update)

    I have an HTC Incredible 2, and found out about the ICS update coming up at the end of the month via Google.

  13. Dalsan
    August 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

    The only way to get Jelly Bean as of now is through custom roms if your phone or tablet is popular enough to be worked on in the Android hacking community. Without any information of any kind about your device, nothing more can be said other than root your device (many methods, not all work for all devices), install Clockwork Mod to make life easier in case of problems if you are able to install it, find the correct Android 4.1 version made to be compatible for your device (not all work for every device and can brick (make unusable) your device and install it. There are many steps to take for each of the things you need to do for installing custom roms. There is also no guarantee that your device will get the Jelly Bean update, nor can anyone tell you to just wait for an update without knowing more information about your device, especially since companies can change their minds on whether certain devices get an update or not.

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