LG Optimus L9, Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Jelly Bean Updates Incoming

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Some unexpected but welcome Jelly Bean updates making news this morning as the LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G are receiving Android 4.1.2. The standard fare of Jelly Bean enhancements are onboard, most notable of course being the inclusion of Google Now and a revamped notification system. Both updates begin today, April 22nd and in the case of the LG Optimus L9 is an Over-The-Air update only. The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G can get the Android 4.1.2 via OTA update or by using Samsung’s Kies desktop software. The update for the L9 clocks in at around 350MB, with the Relay 4G punching in around 411MB so you might want to give these a go on Wi-Fi or rock that unlimited plan.

Let’s hope the HTC One S Jelly Bean update arrives in the not-so-distant future as all these “lesser” phones receiving updates is a punch below the belt for owners. Come on T-Mobile/HTC, show One S owners the Jelly Bean goods.

LG Optimus L9, Galaxy S Relay 4G
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  • CJ

    Why not the G2X GOSH!

    • impasse

      lol..gave up hope sometime late last year after they released it for the o2x. warranty’s probably nearing its end, so maybe it’s time to just go custom rom..cm10, anyone?

  • jonathan3579

    So uhh, I’ve already ordered the HTC One but where in the hell is the One S’ update? This is pathetic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/edwin.d.almonte.9 Edwin Dub Almonte

      that is the main reason I wont buy the HTC one cause HTC doesn’t support their phones. The relay has already been discontinued and its still gets a update.

      • skinybone

        actually they do but its tmobile that doesnt support because the jb for the one s has been out since december of last year its tmobile who hasnt released it

        • sean

          lack of devices sold + hardware limitations from HTC Sense overlay…from a business standpoint…why spend time and money updating a failed device for a handful of people, which would probably make their experience with htc even worse

          sense will forever hinder htc…and their updates

          let’s not forget their new flagship device is already a month past launch date

  • tsupra0927

    I’m still waiting for a Jelly Bean update for my Galaxy S Blaze!

    • Anonymous

      Me too, but I feel that T-Mobile is unfortunately finished releasing updates for this phone.. looks like we’ll have to settle for CM10.1

  • http://www.uragon.com/ Bogart

    So true, a punch below the belt, especially to original Galaxy Note owners.

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    meanwhile HTC One S owners look to the skies lol … it’s the reason why i can’t go HTC again .. their updates have become considerably worse with each device.

    • skinybone

      its not htc but tmobile

      • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

        i’m sure it’s more than likely both.

  • savanasue

    i have the the optimus L9 on the prepaid plan, will i get the update, also or is it just the postpaid plan holders?

    • Jason Choi

      You should get the update since this is dependent on the phone and not what kind of plan you have.

      • savanasue

        Thanks..wasnt sure if the prepaid would be supported or not..thanks!

    • kev2684

      it doesn’t matter what plan are you on. as long as it is a t-mo variant, you should get it.

  • chnatie

    I don’t have enough storage available for the update time to clean out the phone.

  • oryan_dunn

    Also would be nice to see the Amaze updated to JB. It was released alongside the GS2, which now has JB.

    • jonathan3579

      The issue here seems to be T-Mobile. The Jellybean update was released a few months back for the European One S and look at what US customers have gotten – nothing. I don’t know what the holdup is for T-Mobile and HTC but something seems to be awry.

  • Trav Montana

    HTC is acting terribly on their updates. Could only imagine when the HTC One will get 4.2.2 probably when 5.0 is out or 6.0 smh

    • Herb

      I love my HTC One and I’m using it as my daily, but I’m not getting rid of my Nexus anytime soon.

    • TechHog

      Big reason why I ditched HTC

  • Guest911

    So cool and totally unexpected. I bought it for $250 and never expected it to get updated.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    sooooooooo Where is Galaxy S III 4.2/Premuim sweat upgrade T-Mobile ?????

    • TechHog

      Is that even available on the unlocked version yet?

      • Jay J. Blanco

        Verizon and Sprint got theres and it didn’t come with the premium sweet upgrade. So im crossing my fingers we get it

        • TechHog

          I’m guessing you meant 4.1. There’s no 4.2 update for the GS3 yet.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Correction i meant 4.1.2/ Jelly Bean – Premium Sweet Upgrade. Sprint got theirs today. So now were waiting like the AT&T folks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.hanson.503 Justin Hanson

    I swear, it must be a sort of tactic to delay updates for higher profile phones. I have the One S – “The one phone you will ever need to own…” Well, I need Google Now and other Jelly Bean goodies. Anyone recall when Bill Gates said a 10 MB hard drive is all you will ever need? CyanogenMod 10 has graced my One S for the last month, and I have to say I am quite pleased… only wish Maps would quit crashing; it makes navigation near impossible. Looking forward to going back to something fully functional if T-Mobile and HTC get off their high horse and make this update happen.

    • Herb

      Love the Bill Gates reference. In 1943 the president of IBM said he thought there would only be a world market for maybe 5 computers. Underestimating the impact of technology on our future is absurd.

  • Nick

    YES YES YES!!!! I have an L9 and have been waiting for this forever!

  • Sam Huffman

    I tried over Wi-Fi and over 4G and my Optimus L9 just says “Already up to date.” Meanwhile the Android version shows as 4.0.4. Has anyone successfully gotten an upgrade yet today, or does it not really roll out until later in the week?

    • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

      I am getting the same thing on my l9 hopefully later tonight the update will
      Happen

      • Sam Huffman

        I see the problem now. T-Mobile is only letting a certain number of phones do OTA updates per day. Note this in the wording:
        “If the update is not available due to maximum daily download limit, you will receive the message The device is up to date. Please wait until you receive the OTA.”

        • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

          As long as I get it in the
          Next couple of day’s i am fine with that.

  • Nick

    i have an l9 but it says my phone is up to date

  • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

    I am going to check my LG l9 to see if my update is available. :-)

    • Nick

      Did yours update? I’m still waiting.

      • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

        I am still waiting.

        • landmarkcm

          Still waiting too. Im sure there’s a lot of us who have this on Tmobile prepaid as its there best device they sell for it directly currently.. Hopefully well get it soon. I was starting to think they weren’t updating the l9 at all. So now of course am anxious for it.

        • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

          Thanks. yea i am still waiting i think it will happen soon. I think the lg l9 is a great device for 199.99$ and now getting update on it.

        • landmarkcm

          Well said. Ya it is good I think it’s the longest Android device ill be sticking with a while. I esp like how they packed a good size screen in a slim size. Kind of like Motorola does with there Razr’s. The camera is pretty good etc too.

        • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

          I am definitely going to keep my l9 for a while. I
          Was thinking about upgrading. But then they announced the 4.12 update. With the excellent screen size and great battery life
          Why upgrade the l9 is just as good as all these new high priced
          Devices that are being
          Released now.

  • jbhotnessmon

    Where the hell is the G2X update oh that right crap-mobile Lame G can’t support their own products NEVER AGAIN LG NEVER AGAIN

    • WW

      People used to say that about Samsung’s Android phones and updates.

  • WW

    Sweet…I just bought a Relay (8 days ago) to replace my wife’s Mytouch 4G Slide (cracked screen). I thought it was an orphaned device. The store told me that they only keep very limited stock of them on hand (I bought their last one) now and that stock is determined on the corporate side, not by the store.

  • PiCASSiMO

    My mother in law’s LG L9 crapped out over the weekend. Nothing can be done to get it turned on, regardless of the chargers. Not sure if it as defective battery of something else going on in the system.

  • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

    I am still waiting on my update
    I will call customer services see what they say.:-[

  • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

    Anyone’s l9 get an update yet.?

    • Sam Huffman

      Still waiting here – tried just after midnight EST, and again around 9am EST just in case there’s some kind of First Come, First Served line per day.

      • Guest

        Still waiting too. Im sure theres a lot of us who have this on Tmobile prepaid as its there best device they sell for it directly currently.. Hopefully well get it soon. I was starting to think they weren’t updating the l9 at all. So now of course am anxious for it.

        • faye gavin

          Here’s what i did to update my lg optimus l9 to jellybean. I went to my setting+apps+all+google framework+cleared+forcestop, make sure all numbers are 0. Went back to settings went to update and it said last update 12/31/1969 dont get alarmed press update and viola it updated. Done at 6:15am on 04/28/13. Had to try several times. Also If it doesn’t update from there, try this use all the steps above except for the last one which was, pressing update. Power down your phone, power up again then go back to setting then press update and it should work. Hope this helps everyone because it worked for me!

        • landmarkcm

          Thanks!! It sure did help. I got tired of waiting. So I did this today. I saw your post on another Android site & I thought what the heck & like you said voila it updated. How did you figure this out?.

        • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

          I received my update yesterday.

  • QAlchemist

    Particularly strange; the Relay just got the Jelly Bean update… and they EOL’d (End-of-Life) the Relay in stores. We aren’t getting any more, and we have to send back the ones we have.

    As a T-Mobile employee who owns a Relay, this is weird. Especially with so many older phones (Galaxy II?) that haven’t been EOL’d yet….

    • vtcountry

      hey did they just EOL the optimus L9? what would you recommend for a good under three hundred android these days toooo many.. I had a prisim for ever but it keeps crashing and dialing 911 not good.. what do i do I am tec stupid.. plz help Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/destroysall Chris Allen

    What, no Galaxy S Blaze 4G?

  • Nick

    Still waiting for the update…….

  • Joshmane001

    It’s a conspiracy !!!!!

  • Justin Goldsmith

    This “update” has been a complete and total botch job. Has anyone ever successfully used the LG Update Tool? I get as far as “checking phone number” and then it says it can’t connect to server. I’ve modified my hosts file but I don’t think I have the right IP. Anyone know if 183.83.187.5 is current? I’ve tried to ftp, http, ping, and tracert with no success on any. Anyone know the LG update server IP?

  • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

    Has anyone received their update yet
    On there LG l9.? I still haven’t received mine yet.!!!

    • VG

      I just checked at 11AM Thursday on the east coast. Nothing yet … I have a feeling this update for the Optimus L9 hasn’t truly been released yet since no one seems to have actually downloaded it.

      • landmarkcm

        Ya I still havent gone mine either.. Thought I would have it by now

        • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

          Yea I think they really weren’t ready when they announced it Monday. I am going to call customer services tomorrow. One s owners are already downloading there update that was announced today.

        • landmarkcm

          Let me know what they say. I still don’t have it!..

        • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

          They said it will be anyday now.

        • http://profiles.google.com/kentuckyloan joel lobb

          this is crazy. Why even put it out there if they don’t intend to do it until a later date. Still waiting for JB on my tmobile l9 :(

        • VG

          I finally got my L9 updated using the same method after about 15 attempts (clear and force stop Google Services Framework, then Check For Updates … I repeated these two steps over and over again until it finally found the JB update).

  • Romin Mirmotahari

    Weird…My L9 STILL hasn’t updated to jellybean? If you are still waiting too, pls reply to this. Thanks. Also, to those of you who have upgraded it, what is it like? What new features have they added?

    • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

      No one has received there update yet.and T-Mobile’s hasn’t said why the update is taken so long.

      • Carlos Robles

        im growing anxious everday…..

  • Rob Wilkens

    I’ve got the one s update yesterday.. it’s 4.1.1 not 4.1.2 though.. I have 3 optimus l9′s in the family though, and none of them got their update yet.

  • tyler

    This was a lie…there is no “download limit” because there is no download, no update….another lg screw up..done wth tmobile and done with lg…hope they both go bankrupt for the way they treat their LOYAL customers

  • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

    From what i was told the update will
    Happen on 4-29-13 witch is this Monday. All i can say to all the other Optimus l9 owners is to hang in there
    I am just as frustrated with this update
    As you are.

    • AK

      I think I figured it out. I tried forcing the OTA as others have mentioned by the clearing and stopping the Google Services Framework and then checking for the update (Google search “force android ota”). I did this numerous times mostly late night and early AM but it did not work. I tried doing other things such as changing settings to allow installation of unknown app sources, enabling USB debugging, removing the SIM and SD cards, restarting, etc. I finally got it to work this afternoon. I thought it was the USB debugging mode as that was the last change I made before it started working on mine but when I tried it on my wife’s phone, it did not work. I remembered what I did differently. I stopped and cleared the Google Services Framework and then went to the update page but I did NOT tap on the check for update button. As I got distracted, I left the phone on my couch while still on that update page which showed the last time it checked for updates was 12/31/1969. I then went back to the phone after a few minutes and pressed to power button to turn the screen back on and it was automatically downloading (I had left wifi and data on). I just did this to my wife’s phone (also an L9) and after about 20 minutes, it started downloaded and is updating as I am posting this.

      • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

        Thank you. Android 4.1 is awesome.

  • faye gavin

    Hi.. Here’s what i did to update my lg optimus l9 to jellybean. I went to my setting+apps+all+google framework+cleared+forcestop, make sure all numbers are 0. Went back to settings went to update and it said last update 12/31/1969 dont get alarmed press update and viola it updated. Done at 6:15am on 04/28/13. Had to try several times. Also If it doesn’t update from there, try this use all the steps above except for the last one which was, pressing update. Power down your phone, power up again then go back to setting then press update and it should work. Hope this helps everyone because it worked for me!

  • http://twitter.com/Joegar43 Jeremiah

    I successfully updated my l9 by using
    The Google framework method. It will only update on Wi-Fi. It is definitely worth updating so many new features.

    • VG

      I finally got my L9 updated using the same method after about 15 attempts (clear and force stop Google Services Framework, then Check For Updates … I repeated these two steps over and over again until it finally found the JB update). One thing I learned: T-Mobile Visual Voicemail doesn’t require a data plan. It must use some version of MMS (I have unlimited messaging on this line, but no web data since I have an older Family Value Plan). The JB update automatically turned on the Visual Voicemail feature (a free option) on this line, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out it works with no data plan (I guess T-Mobile considers messaging as “data” since all their literature states data is required for Visual Voicemail to work). Very happy with JB. :)

  • party arty

    holy grapes it works i got the update thanks guys beer on me.

  • vtcountry

    HELP ME PLEASE… ok I no nothing about phones and the tmobile phone guy saw me comming today bought the Lg optimus l9 i have only ten days to return.my Prisim I have had forever crashed at the airport security and went crazy dialing people and 911 had to get a new one so I was told… no idea should I go get a different phone? is this phone any good… and what phone should I have got? no idea on the changes and my current OS is Ice cream sandwich so what is this jelly bean stuff.. I soooo don’t get any of it