Users can update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean without wiping devices
Galaxy Nexus was among the first devices in the world to receive a taste of the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, though not all those who purchased it were as lucky.The CDMA flavor of the Google phone was left out of some OS upgrades this year, and its users still had to put up with older software on their devices.
However, it seems that the latest flavor of Google’s platform is now available for them as well, courtesy of third-party ROMs from the CyanogenMod team.
They have already made available for download a nightly build of their CM 10.1 software, which is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, specifically aimed at Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, aka “toro.”
The fact that it is a nightly build means that not all features are working as expected. The good news, however, is that the update won’t wipe the device clean.