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Topic # 106929 2-Aug-2012 22:28 Send private message

Hi

So I have a Galaxy Nexus on Vodafone.
I was expecting Jelly Bean in July.
Just wondering why my google fone (Meant to get Updates fast and straight from the google) isn't getting the update?
Is there an ETA from vodafone NZ?

Thanks

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  Reply # 666683 3-Aug-2012 07:56 Send private message

Although carriers customise a couple of settings before selling them, I dont think they'd want to be responsible for updates. What a nightmare that could be for them. Its a definite weakness of android; you only have to Google the stats and see the numbers to see how many are on which version. Last time I checked most were still on 2 point something

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  Reply # 666692 3-Aug-2012 08:15 Send private message

It is not a device that vodafone sells directly or officially so they have nothing to do with the updates of this particular device.




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  Reply # 666699 3-Aug-2012 08:33 Send private message

So basically the Galaxy Nexus has several different variants of the same software.  These are customised for the carrier in the country of origin (Galaxy Nexus' in New Zealand are all imports, the phone was never officially sold in New Zealand).

 

Basically there are only two variants that Google updates - 'Yakju' and 'Takju'.  You will have a phone that originated somewhere in Asia, that will have a variant of the software that isn't Yakju or Takju, and to get the update in a reasonable time you will need to flash your device to Yakju or Takju.  This is what I had to do to get JB on my device, as until recently I hadn't even received 4.0.4.  Basically switching to those variants you'll get an OTA (over the air) update pretty quickly and will receive all google updates as quickly as possible.

 

Google + XDA developers are your friend in finding out how to do this :)

 

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  Reply # 666700 3-Aug-2012 08:33 Send private message

Have you tried manually checking for Update as I've had mine on Nexus S?

If not have you checked the phone in by dialling *#*#checkin#*#* as that often is enough

See this thread too http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=106326

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Reply # 666713 3-Aug-2012 08:53 Send private message

my galaxy nexus updated a couple of weeks ago.  It is yakju ? model.  So the updates are there for some phones.




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  Reply # 666731 3-Aug-2012 09:41 Send private message

this phone has nothing to do with vodafone nz network.

my yakju galaxy nexus on vodafone network was updated to JB for many many weeks now





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  Reply # 666742 3-Aug-2012 09:59 Send private message

macuser: two variants that Google updates - 'Yakju' and 'Takju'. <...> you will need to flash your device to Yakju or Takju.  <...>

Basically switching to those variants you'll get an OTA (over the air) update pretty quickly and will receive all google updates as quickly as possible.

Google + XDA developers are your friend in finding out how to do this :)


^^ This.  Flash Takju or Yakju 4.04 and you will be offered OTA update to JB.

FYI the SC04DOMKKD baseband seems to work well on VFNZ network.

Yakju should be pretty much the same, minus google wallet, but I figure Takju is US version, so more likely to get updates first.

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  Reply # 666752 3-Aug-2012 10:14 Send private message

ryon not sure why you think this is related to Vodafone NZ?

Can a admin / mod please remove this thread from the Vodafone section of Geekzone and also edit the topic title

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  Reply # 667351 4-Aug-2012 08:22 Send private message

Cheers guys I'll look into it.
And sorry vodafone guy, I was told by friends it would be a carrier thing, I'll change them if I can when I get on a comp. Or if it's an admin thing I'm happy for them to change it

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