While it’s not that surprising to learn that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean has made it onto the Nexus S, we guess we were kind of surprised to learn that the Nexus One has received Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has made it onto the device albeit in an unofficial way. XDA Recognized Developer, taxasice, has released a pre-alpha Jelly Bean ROM for the Nexus One and according to those who went ahead and flashed the ROM, it seems to be running in “decent condition”. According to the developer, these are some of the features that are reportedly working for him although mileage may vary user to user:
- Data is working for me
- Wifi + Tether
- Usb Mass storage
- HWA is a bit slow. But working fine for now.
If you’re interested in giving this a spin and give your Nexus One a new lease on life, pop on over to the XDA forums where you will be able to find the instructions and the download. However it should be noted that since this is a pre-alpha build, there are bound to be bugs and errors along the way. For the experienced, we guess we don’t have to point out that it shouldn’t be used as your main ROM but it’s merely as a taste of what’s to come. If you have successfully flashed it onto your phone, let us know in the comments below on how Jelly Bean is treating your Nexus One device!