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Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 Might be Rolling Out to GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and 10

NEXUS 10 44.2.2

A couple of reports over at reddit and XDA this evening point to a rollout of a new update to the GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The update, as one would expect, is Android 4.2.2. We have seen this build a couple of times now, though we had no idea when to expect it. That time could be now.

The reports aren’t all that clear as to what may be included. Some think that Bluetooth streaming could be slightly improved, however, some of the earlier updatees have mentioned that it’s not perfect. Other than that, we won’t know for sure until it hits our own devices.

We have checked multiple Nexus 7s, a Nexus 10, a couple of GSM Galaxy Nexus phones, and my Nexus 4 and have come up empty. If you see it, be sure to let us know. Don’t forget to try to grab the link to the update file as well. 

Nexus 10 About screen after the update:

NEXUS 10 4.2.2

GSM Galaxy Nexus About screen after the update:


Via:  reddit | XDA [2] | Android Police

  • MikeSaver

    Is this going to fix the lag on the Nexus 7?

  • Booyah

    I’ll have this update in a few weeks on my Verizon GNex when my ROM gets updated.

  • I just left Verizon on Sunday and signed up for Sprint. My Galaxy Nexus is coming Wednesday. I hope to get an update soon (or rom equivalent)

    • Steve Benson

      You left one turd for an even bigger turd? Seriously, what were you thinking? Jumping from one CDMA carrier to another? Go GSM or GTFO. Buy Nexus straight from Google and go prepaid.

  • rezzler76

    I wonder why it would say this on my nexus 7? It did this after I went to Google Framework services and cleared data and forced closed it and then went back to check for the update! Is this normal?

    • Steve Benson

      It always shows that date when you wipe Google Framework.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      Normal… and if you use Google Talk, you’ll now need to log back into it and reset all your notification settings in it.

  • Uncle Paul

    We all Cry about updates, updates updates updates, But the majority run custom roms.

    Custom roms getting 4.2.2 is going to be a few days-weeks out.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      Nope. A misunderstanding of the size of your community. Most people run their phone out of the box as-is. You’re in the minority… a very small, tiny minority. And since you can ROM any phone, and Nexus phones are meant to get updates from Google, immediately, well then there’s a legitimate beef.

      • ^^THIS!!!^^
        I run my N7 completely stock because it is a NEXUS device meaning it will get the latest and greatest from Google on day 1 and I only run a custom ROM on my phone because its supposed to be on ICS (Droid Razr) and after experiencing the effects of Project Butter and Google Now, I can’t live without Jelly Bean!

  • tyguy829

    For the record, the vzw Gnex is now officially 4 updates behind…..

    • Steve Benson

      I bet 5.0 KLP gets released before Verizon pushes another G-Nex update.

    • Zac St. Louis

      If you don’t root and throw some custom roms on your gnex you’ll never unlock it’s fullest potential. I bought my vzw Gnex off craigslist and it was already running CM10.1 and I can tell you I’ve never been happier with a phone in my life. Vzw sucks @** at everything but its data speeds so we turn to developers for our updates straight from AOSP and the CM team

      • tyguy829

        I’ve personally been on 4.2 for months now. i’ve flashed pretty much every big rom available, and am happiest with aokp’s pub build. But there are plenty of reasons not to rom. For example, I have a friend who has a gnex on his company line, so he can’t really tinker with it. Either way, there is no reason the gnex shouldnt officially be on 4.2.1 at least.

    • KleenDroid

      If someone owns this phone I don’t know why they say this. My vzw Gnex is not behind any updates. And if yours is, in the amount of time writing a post you could have upgraded it.

  • C-Law

    I keep checking on my n7 but no luck! I really hope this fixes the battery issues. I hate every time I go to my tablet and the battery is dead bc when I plug it in, the screen just goes to static since the last update. It’s a pain to get it to start charging again from there

    • Steve Benson

      Yeah, the battery is ridiculous now. My tablet used to sit for days just sipping on the battery. Now it’s dead within a day and a half.

      • Dany

        Probably some rogue background app(s).. My N7’s been unplugged for 35 hours and I still have 66% left. This is after spending some time installing/settings apps.

        • C-Law

          Nope mine is stock, just rooted and unlocked with currents disabled. Havn’t downloaded any apps even since I reset it to stock and still am surprised when 3 days after I’ve charged it, it won’t turn on

  • Detonation

    Google Now Widget in 4.2.2?

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  • I really hope this fixes the number of issues introduced since 4.2 came out. My nexus 7 has never been the same since the update to 4.2. On 4.1 everything was buttery and almost flawless in terms of functionality. I heard this will be the final bug fixer till the next major release of android (key lime pie), so at tje very least i hope it fixes the crazy battery drain and lag. otherwise it’ll be a long wait till IO.

    • Allen Byrd

      I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. I recently got a Nexus 7 and updated it to 4.2 and it’s buttery with a great battery life.

      • hkklife

        What capacity? 16Gb or 32Gb? I would not be too terribly surprised if they made some very slight under the hood spec changes or switched to a different supplier of Flash in newer production runs.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          I had this on my old N7 and my new N7 and see none of the problems that are mentioned above. In fact, a friend of mine owns the old N7 (one of the first N7 16GB devices) and reports it is nothing but silky smooth.

          I have to wonder if people having issues with these have wiped them and started fresh. Too many issues that appear to be the build are caused by terrible apps people are running. Granted, there are some issues with the 4.2 build on the N4 with battery drain, but I have seen no performance issues personally out of any of these devices.

          • Mostly Google stock apps here, I’m not installing apps that are sketchy, or are poorly optimized. I’m not a power user with apps, on my n7 its mostly Google apps and Tegra games, so I’m pretty sure its not the apps. This is my 4th N7 as well, I know what a defective unit is like. I have not yet tried a complete wipe and start fresh.

    • Brent Cooper

      My N7 has been glitchy since the 4.2 update too. Screen responsiveness became awful

      • Gabriel Romero

        Same here. 4.1 was really smooth, but now after a few hours or a day, it’s jumpy and slow. Opening chrome can take forever sometimes!

      • Yeah I have been noticing crazy touch and brightness issues. Previously on 4.1 builds everything was fine. Hopefully everything is fixed and back to normal.

      • KleenDroid

        What ROM are you guys running on your 7’s? Mine is flawless.

        • Brent Cooper

          I am 100% stock. Nothing done to the device. It is just jumpy when I try to scroll down a long web page or not registering my touch sometimes. No problem on 4.1 though

        • Stock unrooted

  • Thomas030

    I love my GNEX is been perfect since it came out, but if Verizon doesn’t start updating this phone and Apple goes over 4.3″ in screen size. I might just turn the cheek.

    • Aaron

      Why wouldn’t you just get a GSM nexus or slap a rom on your gnex? Both are better options.

      • baconslayer09

        It’s not rocket science to root and flash a ROM on a Nexus. I can understand the concern on some other non-Nexus phone, but rooting and unlocking the bootloader literally takes 30 minutes if you follow instructions.

      • Jeralmac

        Some people, such as myself, are pretty much tied to Verizon because of their extensive coverage. The other big three don’t reach out to where I live in the country and since I work from home, I’d be without service 90% of the time. I’m basically Verizon’s b!tch.

        • Rodeojones000

          Same here. I live in rural northwestern Wisconsin. Verizon is pretty much my only option.

    • Tim242

      Or change carriers

    • anywherehome

      how would you survive without usb storage, default app, freedom with an iToy after Android? really curious 🙂
      have you seen Nexus 4 or Sony Xperia Z? just check it and you will see the iToy as just a real toy for old people 🙂

      • trophynuts

        i swapped from using android for 2 years straight to the Iphone, i have no issues with the above. I don’t really understand what your’re trying to say.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Have fun on Apple, the grass may appear to be greener but it’s because of the sewage running through the yard.

    • Steve Benson

      Are you serious? You’re blaming Google and the Gnex for the update delays? This is all Verizon’s fault.

      If you’re smart you’d buy a Nexus 4 from the Play Store and go prepaid off contract.

      Or you can be a moron and “turn the cheek.”

  • I want it for the Nexus 4 for the radios then I want to source so I can update my rom.

  • ßen Murphy

    My Verizon GNex just updated! -said no one. Ever.

    • Tim242

      Except for the true Verizon Nexus owners that use their phone to its full potential.

      • BulletTooth_Tony

        …as a projectile weapon!

        • PhoenixPath

          Officially, I believe that function is “Crime Deterrent”. 😉

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  • Rodeojones000

    My daughter’s stock, unrooted N7 got the update less than ten minutes ago. My N10 is running a custom ROM with a custom recovery, so I assume it’ll be blocked.

  • Bionic


  • jab416171

    You know how to “force check” for the update, right? Force stop and clear data for the Google Services Framework app

    • Tried it on all of them heh.

      • michael arazan

        Maybe it’s a soak test?

        • 4n1m4L

          Me thinks Google can do soak tests internally

    • Aaron

      Let me pull the update on my verizon gnex, then after that I’m gonna ride by unicorn being hit by lightning while winning the mega millions.

    • THANKS!
      I was unable to ge the update earlier and I knew there was a method that involved clearing data with some app that had Google in the name! Downloading update as I type this!