The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updating process for the original HTC One X continues to be a slow and painful one, perhaps because HTC did release an upgraded version, the One X+, later in 2012, with Android 4.1 out of the box. So far, carriers from Canada and the United Kingdom have rolled out updates to Jelly Bean for the first-generation One X, although not all carriers appear to have released these updates to subscribers; for example, Rogers was the only Canadian carrier so far to have Jelly Bean ready for installation.
We say “was” because as of Monday, TELUS has started rolling out Android 4.1 updates for owners of the one-time flagship One X.
According to Mobile Syrup, the update is available over-the-air, so users simply have to check for update notifications and perform the download and installation on their phones while connected to the Internet.
Aside from finally getting the One X out of Ice Cream Sandwich and in to Jelly Bean, the update also levels the user interface up from HTC Sense 4 to Sense 4+. As for the actual Jelly Bean features, the two most noteworthy additions are Project Butter (better user interface navigation) and the Siri-like Google Now.
As the update weighs in at a hefty 692 MB, it would be best to set aside about an hour at the most to complete the installation process. Your patience will be worth it, as Jelly Bean is miles away in terms of features and performance from ICS.