When I decided on my Galaxy Nexus, it pretty much for one main reason. I wanted Android to be what Google wanted it to be. I wanted to receive all the new stuff Google was going to toss out there. And days before I settled on my phone, Jelly Bean (4.1) was announced.
Low and behold, I found this website: http://digitaligloo.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/guide-update-your-galaxy-nexus-from-yakjuux-to-yakju-4-0-4-mac-os-x/
Many other sites were referring to it, plus the large amount of comments (with him responding) lead me to believe it was a safe path to take. Turns out I was right!
Step by step, I followed the instructions to the letter, being careful I didn’t mess up or spell something wrong (I copied and pasted all the commands) so I didn’t brick my phone.
After the reboot, I was in 4.0.4, and Yakju! And wouldn’t you know, when I checked again for a system update, there it was, in all its glory – 4.1.1.
So now I’m running Jelly Bean. Never rooted.
I’ve spent most of my evening recollecting my apps from the Play store and setting them back up. I also found out Google isn’t backing up other info such as Email accounts (other than GMail) so I set that back up as well. Otherwise my photos, background, and even my WiFi was all saved through Google’s sync.
I’ll write up another post regarding my thoughts on Jelly Bean. It’s certainly fun so far and the differences are noticeably there.