The final version might hit tablets within the next few weeks
Google released the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update last week and is now available for download for a few Nexus devices, such as Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus.The update was aimed to AOSP and will soon make it to additional Android smartphones and tablets, though we don’t have any details on the scheduler yet.
Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi is one of the few old tablets that got the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, so it stands to reason the US-based handset maker will offer Google’s latest Jelly Bean update as soon as possible.
Well, owners of the tablet will be happy to know that an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean soak test is now pushed through some Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM tablets.
Although the latest update doesn’t bring too many changes to Android devices, users won’t be able to grab additional updates unless they install this one.
In this regard, Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM owners who wish to install this test version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will have to be on build JDO03J, which is the last official update rolled out by Motorola back in July.
Those who don’t want to wait until Motorola delivers the final version of the update can manually download the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update and use and adb sideload method to install it.
Courtesy to the folks over at AndroidPolice, the update is now available for download here. Put the downloaded update on a USB stick and enter the fastboot menu.
Select Android Recovery from the menu and tap Volume up to boot the tablet into recovery. Make sure you tap volume up when the green Android mascot appears on the screen in order to get into the Blue recovery menu.
Then, simply select the update from the USB and wait for the update process to complete. For more info on how to download and install this Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM, check out this thread.