When the LG Optimus G was released, the customers were very surprised (and not in good way) to see that it was running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I don’t know, maybe they were crazy, but the users of the Optimus G are looking forward to receive the update to Jelly Bean so they can enjoy the features included in the newest version of Android.
Even though we still don’t know when the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will be released for the smartphone, it seems that some of Sprint customers that own the device have finally received the firmware upgrade.
Before you start jumping around, you should know that it’s very improbable that Sprint has begun to roll out the Jelly Bean update as the carrier made no official announcement. Rumors has it that the company which released the update is in fact LG (the software has 474MB).
Anyway, Jelly Bean firmware update is already available and you can manually download and install it if you are bored with waiting for the official Sprint release. In case you want to grab it you should know that the ROM of your Optimus G needs to be on stock and device has to be locked in order to male the installation properly. You can head to the XDA Developers forum for more information.
After you install the update you should receive the improved LG QSlide feature, but also some additional functions such as the Privacy Keeper, Quiet time, etc. Of course, you will also get the standard Jelly Bran features like Google Now, enhanced notification system, and other tweaks.