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Boost Mobile Pushing LG Venice OTA Jelly Bean Update to Users

It looks like the Boost Mobile LG Venice is getting an over the air update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Two AndroidForums users reported getting a notification that the update was ready. One accepted it and got Jelly Bean but lost root. The other is holding off to see if a root exploit for the new version is found. 

The Venice was only recently rooted and their are no custom ROMs for it yet so getting JB on it is a nice treat, although if root is important to you, you might want to hold off a bit.

The user who updated posted a screenshot (image) of the Venice's Software information screen showing that it is indeed Android 4.1.2.

The Venice is one of three phones that the Boost website described as upgradable to Jelly Bean in last month only to retract that claim a couple of days latter. It will be interesting to see if and when the other two phones, the Samsung Galaxy Rush and the ZTE Warp Sequent get Jelly Bean.

The main new features in Android Jelly Bean are Project Butter which improves performance and smoothness and Google Now an intelligent personal assistant that displays personalized information based on your Google search history, things like upcoming concerts and events flight and package tracking notifications and boarding passes for your next flight.

If Jelly Bean has made the LG Venice more attractive to you, it's on sale now through Thursday May 16 on the Boost Mobile website for $152.99 with using bonus code FIESTA. The regular price is $179.99.

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  1. Amazon has the LG Venice phone on sale for 149.99

  2. My roommate got her update yesterday.

    I wish they would update all their Android 4.0 phones to 4.1.2.

    1. i wish they update the kyocera hydro :(

  3. Honestly I don't see any difference between 4.0 and 4.1.2. Stock browser is different. It does run smoother. But see really no change.

  4. I haven't gotten mine yet im still waiting for jellybean to come to my venice

  5. The upgrade has made my service worse. Also when iam on the internet data starts and stops sending and receiveing at random whitch if you are watching video causes it to freeze. Worst mistake i think wish i would have never done it

    1. Your problem may be that your phone and your wifi router have gotten set to different channels. Turn your phone off and unplug your wifi router for two minutes. Turn the router back on for five minutes. Then turn your Venice back on...hopefully your phone and router will be back on the same channel.

    2. If you don't want to wait for the update, you may be able to request it:

      1. Clear 400 MB of open space in internal memory by deleting or moving apps, music, and videos.

      2. Charge the Venice to 100%.

      3. Go to "Settings".

      4. Go to "Apps".

      5. Click on "All".

      6. Click on "Google Services Framework".

      7. Click on "Force Stop".

      8. Press "Home" Button

      9. Click "Settings".

      10. Click "System Updates".

      11. Click "Update Firmware".

      12. Click Update LG Software".

      The update will begin to download, which takes 20 to 30 minutes over a fast wi-fi connection. You will be asked whether you want to install the update after the download. The phone will install the update and turn off and restart. Then your phone will download updates to 23 apps and restart.

      Next you will be asked whether you want to update "Google Search". If you select "install", the new "Google Now" search app will be installed.

  6. I installed the Android Jelly Bean update to my Venice today. The differences seem minor, but my phone is working very smoothly, so I'm happy.

  7. Still waiting for.my update..can it be charging while doing the update ,gonna try the request method

  8. I do not like this update. I was looking forward to it. Updated and now several apps will not open. Can anyone please tell me how i can go back to before the update? This is crap.

    1. I don't think it's possible to go back. Apps not working after an Android OS update is common. The solution is to reinstall the broken apps.

      If that doesn't fix the broken apps, be sure you contacts, etc. are backed up and do a factory reset. You will have to reinstall all your apps if you do the reset, unfortunately.

  9. I got my upgrade yesterday. I lost an app from my main screen and I'm not sure what it was. adobe air broke and I had to reinstall it and a bunch of other apps would just close and not work so I had to reinstall them. there seems to be a lot more bloatware (mostly google) than before and I upgraded from the galaxy a few months back and that phone was overloaded with bloat. a few other things changed and I'm trying to fix (IE switching from data to wifi and the wifi won't restart once the screen is off and turned back on) many other things appear the same but the service is a little more choppy than it was before the upgrade. I have found some other internal additions/fixes that I am playing with to see what works best. I'll have to do more research on JB now. It's funny going to my wifes phone now which A. is as big as the screen on this one, and B. is still on GB.

  10. i got my update today anf it iss o awesome.! the update was put so many cool new features that make the phone even more cool . like my fav so you can watch your videos while doing anything except for like phone calls but I'm like watching my favorite movie (Twilight new moon) right now while I'm making this comment. so awesome! !!

  11. I received the update but it freezes my texting screens. The screens go completely black or white for a few seconds. Can I get rid of the update?

    1. I don't think you can go back to stock ICS.

      Problems after an OTA update can almost always be fixed by doing a hard reset. Before resetting, be sure your contacts are synced to Google and your pictures, documents and anything else you want to keep are either on the SD card or backed up somewhere as the reset will wipeout everything.

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