Most of the time when we mention Jelly Bean being released to a device, we’re usually talking about a port or something compiled from source by our developers. They happen far more often than official updates, which already don’t happen nearly often enough. For the HTC One XL, HTC decided that it felt like spreading some holiday cheer and released an update to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
XDA Senior Member itzsnookums posted about the update in the One XL forums, including some screen shots to demonstrate that the update is, in fact, real. In the thread, users will find a quick root method for the OTA, the OTA itself for developers to download and make ROMs from, and some other informational tidbits about the update. As always, users who are already rooted should proceed with caution or use a pre-rooted build such as the one produced by XDA Senior Member ChongoDroid, who released a stock, deodexed version for ROM cooks and themers to play with. It’s based on a stock odexed version by XDA Senior Member Tachi91. So if you don’t want to go through the OTA process, there are at least two ROMs to try.