Every Android device out there is looking for its hands to get on the latest Android update, which is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean is making its way to Samsung Nexus S, but now, as the rumors are going, this update might soon be available on HTC Nexus One as well. Although, it is still unofficial because word has it that the pre-alpha Android Jelly Bean ROM is now available.
The developers of the XDA have made this thing possible and thanks to their efforts, the pre-alpha Android Jelly Bean ROM for Nexus One handset is now available. However, people who have already flashed the ROM seem to be of the opinion that it appears to be running in decent condition. How decent this condition is, we do not know it yet, but we will keep an eye out for this one.
The XDA developers working on the Jelly Bean ROM said that some of the features are working for them. These features include the WiFi and Tether, HWA, USB Mass Storage, Apps2sd, Trackball, DATA, GPS, Mic, Sound, Bluetooth, and Rotation. Although, some of these features might be working slowly, but that is fine for now because according to the Jelly Bean ROM developer, the mileage might vary depending on users.
Since, the Jelly Bean ROM is a pre-alpha, there are bound to be errors and bugs in it. So those of you, who hate such issues, should not go for it right now because it would be better for you to wait for a much reliable and less buggy Jelly Bean ROM. However, if you are a Nexus One owner and if you are itching to get your hands on the Jelly Bean ROM pre-alpha, then you can head over the XDA developers and look for download options along with instructions on how to download and install it on your device.
It goes without saying that, you have to download and install it at your own risk because it is a pre-alpha version. However, there are some important things that you should keep in mind and one of them is that, you should not use this ROM as your main ROM. This is because if you do so, it might create more problems for you. So, use it as your secondary ROM just so you can get a taste of Android Jelly Bean. The wise thing to do now would be to wait and see what other developers say about the pre-alpha Jelly Bean ROM and if there is news of it working fine on more device, then you can go ahead and give it a go on your Nexus One as well.
However, unless and until a final, bug and error free version arrives with proof, you should use it as a secondary ROM on your device. Just to be safe! If you have used it or using it right now or want to use it, then do let us and others know from your comments about its working.