The Pantech Discover has been released in January this year and while its specs and performances are quite decent for the low price tag that has been assigned by AT&T ($ 50 for a new two year commitment with the carrier), the device was featuring the already outdated Android 4.0 ICS firmware. The Jelly Bean update was nowhere to find and there weren’t any info about its arriving. Fortunately for the AT&T Pantech Discover the Android 4.1 OTA release is here, so the Jelly Bean software is rolling out starting from today.
Since we are talking about an official Android OS you should know that the OTA will be offered in phases, or gradually. Therefore not all the AT&T Pantech Discover handsets will receive the OS improvement on the same time.
So, be patience and wait for the update to be spotted by your smartphone. Of course you can anytime choose to manually flash the ROM, but for the same a suitable step by step guide will be required – if you mess things up by applying the firmware without consulting a dedicated tutorial you can end up in bricking your phone. Also, if you choose to manually install the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 software, first backup the Pantech Discover data because it might get wiped out.
You can check if the update has been received for your device by going to “Menu -> Settings -> AT&T software update -> Check for updates” or you can wait for the prompts to be displayed automatically. Either way, for applying the ROM you need to have a WiFi connection enabled while following the on-screen prompts.
Do note that if your AT&T Pantech Discover is currently rooted, then the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OTA will not arrive to your handset. In that case you will have to manually install the software, there is no other way, though you can choose to downgrade to ICS first as then the root access will be revoked.
If you have updated your Pantech Discover to Android 4.1.2 then use the comments area from below for sharing your impressions with us (maybe there are bugs, or issues, or maybe there is something that isn’t working as expected). The OS improvement will come with features like Project Butter, expendable notifications, Google Now, Voice search and a lot more so we are talking about a major update.