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Android 4.2.1 Update Rolling Out to Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 (Update: Nexus 7 Too)

Google began pushing an update to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 last night as Android build 4.2.1 (JOP40D). It’s a tiny file at 1.1MB. So far, the only real change that has been found is a fix to the People app, which means that December has returned after last week’s debacle. No word yet on a Nexus 7 update, but it can’t be far behind.

Download:  Nexus 4 (JOP40D) | Nexus 7 | Nexus 10

If you happen to have either device, you can install via custom recovery, adb sideload it, or try to stop and clear Google Services Framework.

To make your life easier, the Nexus 4 toolkit and the Nexus 10 toolkit may come in handy.

Via:  XDA

Cheers Tim!

  • Adam

    Anyone know what set_perm: some changes failed means, which aborts the installation, when using adb sideload to updated Nexus 10 to Android 4.2.1 and any possible solutions? Thank you.

  • tvBilly
  • still chillin on 4.2 right now. Waiting patiently 🙂

  • Hoping this fixes the lag fest on the N7…

  • jbeise

    my nexus 7 received the update to 4.2 but it keeps failing to install anyone else have this issue? it downloads gets half way done and goes to a error and reboots

    • jbeise

      halfway done installing that is

      • 4n1m4L

        Might try booting into bootloader and applying it yourself through a custom recovery. You don’t have to install it, just need adb and fast boot. “Fastboot boot clockwork.img”

  • What’s the best unofficial 4.2 build for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus? God knows we’ll be waiting forever for the official build…

    • I’d like to know too

    • Adam Emshwiller

      I’ve been running MMuzzy Rom for a week now… works great! Coming from AOKP since ICS i would say I have no gripes…. doesn’t have alot of AOKP’s features, but at this point i want to experience stock 4.2 for a while.

      • I’ve been running the MMuzzy 4.1 ROM for a while now and I’ve had some random reboots. If not for those I would have loaded the 4.2 as soon as it was posted. I may give it a shot this weekend if I’ve got time to do the whole backup/superwipe/install/restore tango that he recommends with the ROM.

    • TheDrunkenClam


  • MikeSaver

    I was hoping this would make it so you dont have two separate pulldowns on tablets…

    • That does get pretty irritating.

    • Ethan Ash

      It’s probably better on the 10 than on the 7. It’s hard to retrain myself after months with the 7 to not pull down on the right side, especially being right handed. I wish, especially on that screen in particular (mainly in portrait), that they’d adopted the phone-style two fingers for settings, one for notifications.

  • ddevito

    Us Nexus owners can bitch but hey at least we’re running 4.1.x, right?1


  • I just love having a Verizon Nexus……..

    • I loved having one. Sold last night for $225 on Craigslist. Loving my nexus 4

      • TheDrunkenClam

        which carrier/plan you gonna go with for your N4?

      • Larizard

        how does that work? so u paid your ETF to get out of Verizon? and paid another $300 to get a N4 on T-mobile?

      • Ethan Ash

        I’m curious as to just what you did as well. I’d love to escape VZW for the freedom of an N4, but I’m not sold on TMO coverage and AT&T plans suck unless you go through a prepaid MVNO.

        • I dumped Verizon for the N4 on Straight Talk with AT&T. Better coverage for me than T-Mobile. i have great signal everywhere I go and anywhere from 2-7mb download speeds (Wifi at home). $45/month unlimited calls & text, Unlimted data (throttled after 2GB, supposedly)

          • Ethan Ash

            That’s sounded like the best option overall to me. I’m only wary of the data throttling – I’ve read mixed reports on when you get throttled since there’s no “official” cutoff point people consistently report (not that I even use all that much, but if I were to need/want data while throttled I’d HATE it)

          • michael arazan

            Hoefully in 14 months when my VZW contract is up Google with Dish will have their carrier up and running, ATT and T-mo suck in MO and Il here

          • Ethan Ash

            Good luck on that time scale. I’m hopeful, too, but I sincerely doubt that even Google can make a nationwide network operational that quickly.

  • r0lct

    I’m more interesting in the Bugless Beast update!

    • ArrowCool

      Pete posted an update on Twitter a couple days ago saying he was still working on it, he has just been busy with work and school.

      • I’d rather have a developer take his time and release a stable ROM instead a rushed half-baked ROM. All hail Pete!

      • JoshGroff

        And of course the holiday week last week, gotta have some time with the family.

      • r0lct

        I’m patiently waiting as I know he does it best effort and not trying to complain. Just excited.

    • JoshGroff

      So am I, not that I’m too eager to leave JBSourcery though.

    • fallsgable

      Pete and BB…. FTW!

      I can wait… And WILL!!

  • Dale Spencer

    any chance the nexus 4 version will work on the galaxy nexus?

    • marc



    Let me join the party…. awww wheres my VZW GNEX love

  • AOSP? BB?

    • JoshGroff

      BB still isn’t up to 4.2.

  • Bauce40

    Nexus 7 already being treated like the red headed step child?

    • Brian Walker

      I REALLY hope that’s not the case…

    • Buy This

      It’s been less than a day…less than half a day. Calm down.

  • Just forced the updated on my Nexus 10 by clearing data for “Google Services Framework” and polling for updates :]

    • Nice. Now, if you had grabbed a link to it too. 😛

    • worked for me as well on my stubborn Nexus 4

  • slider112

    No Nexus 7 love?

    • JoshGroff

      It’ll likely be out by the end of the week, hold your horses.

      • slider112


        Interesting though; as I can think of no discernible reason why it wouldn’t be released at the same time as the other two, especially for such a minor update.

        • JoshGroff

          I have no idea. Maybe they have a few other things with the N7 that they want to patch as well, or haven’t tested the update with the N7 yet.

          • slider112

            Just got it on my N7; all is well.

          • JoshGroff

            See? All is well. 🙂 Now for me to install it.

    • James_Kernicky

      I’m starting to rethink my decision to buy one of these for Christmas

      • Matt


        • James_Kernicky

          Because 10 is bigger…I haven’t bought any type of tablet yet and as soon as the 7 came out I wanted it …now the 10 just seems like it’s the one I should get.

          • Matt

            Oh, I thought you meant to both. I have the same exact mindset as you – thought about the 7 for a while then went with the 10 when it came out.