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Download: Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 for “takju” GSM Galaxy Nexus


With an Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) update rolling out in extremely small batches to the “takju” variant of the GSM Galaxy Nexus, some Nexus 7s, and even fewer Nexus 10s, links to files of each will undoubtedly begin to surface. The first is for the “takju” G-Nex, which is the version of the phone that you got when you purchased it directly from Google Play in the U.S. The version known as “yakju” was the original released at launch and is typically categorized as the international version, if you will.

This file can only be used if you are on JOP40D (Android 4.2.1). To flash, install via custom recovery, use “adb sideload <filename>” from stock recovery, or try the Google Services Framework trick (hasn’t worked for me). You’ll also find a root file at the XDA thread below.

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  • envoy510

    Is the “stop Google Frameworks, clear cache, check for update” trick working for anyone on the GSM GNex?

  • Hatyrei

    How about my new Nexus 4?

  • enigmaco

    Just hope they do something about the battery drain on the nexus 4 love this phone but feel like I need to have it on a charger constantly.

  • joejoe5709

    Well… Absolutely zero hope for this to officially come to “toro” so let’s hope our beloved dev community can help us out! Paranoid Android here we go! 🙂

  • fallsgable

    I keep resisting 4.2 ROMs on my VZW Gnex, because I LIKE the STOCK browser….don’t WANT Chrome…..

    • Brian Wolfman

      you can still use the stock browser on a custom rom. Chrome is better after the latest update though.

    • JDub

      There’s an easy way to do that.Did it with my Nexus 7 as well.

    • Extract the apk out of the /system/app folder of the custom rom you are using. install on 4.2. #Profit

      • JDub

        You still have to go in and changed the name of a couple of system files for it to work.

      • JoshGroff

        You forgot ????

    • NCSUgolfer01


      I held out for the longest time, but once VZW took the Gnex off the shelves I figured support was soon to die behind it.

    • duke69111
    • Dave

      Most of the custom 4.2 ROMs DO come with the stock browser. mmuzzy’s JOP40D build most certainly does.

    • mgamerz

      The 4.2.1 factory image has the stock browser so I bet some/most roms do. Roms don’t include apps like Chrome though so…

    • derek connolly

      yes, AOKP mr1 build 3 is 4.2.1 and it has the stock browser built in. The stock browser is part of AOSP (chrome is not) so any AOSP based rom “should” have it built in.

    • T_Dizzle

      I am running 4.2.2 for VZW and it didn’t install chrome. I’m still rocking browser.

  • br_hermon

    If I install this via Clockwork Mod Will I lose root?

  • I need a good stock 4.2 ROM with great battery life. Vz nexus.

    • D.C.

      mmuzzy has been great. Stock with needed tweaks.

      • NCSUgolfer01

        I can attest to this as well. Been on MMuzzy for a couple of weeks now and it’s got tweaks in the right places while remaining essentially stock.

  • Hunter

    Whats the change log on this build?

  • JoshGroff

    My Rezound is now officially one minor update from the latest stock release. *sigh*

    • T4rd

      You mean unofficially ;-). The Rezound is officially like 10 minor updates and one major update away from the latest. I would expect it to stay that way too.

      • JoshGroff

        It lasts through a solid day on 4G for me, but I also don’t have the screen on except for minor quick web browsing or making a call/texting. And I meant officially, it is sitting at 4.2.1 after all, just not stock.

        • T4rd

          Yeah, if she uses her phone at all, she’s lucky to last 5-6 hours. I was just correcting you because you said “officially” when it’s not =p.

          • JoshGroff

            What I meant to say was something along the lines of being one update behind the official latest stock release, but I clearly messed it up.

  • John

    “insert f you verizon comment here”

    • Kenny Larson

      Glad I left verizon. Rocking a Nex4 on ST. Love it.

      • John

        Man…wish i could do that too. Vzw has me by the balls. I need their coverage for me day to day needs.

        • JoshGroff

          Same here unfortunately.

        • Kenny Larson

          If you can get your hands an an ATT sim card from Straight Talk (they’re still out there) you can run over ATT towers which is comparable in most places to Verizon. Check Walmart online.

    • Marco Mendoza

      just so you know if you get the nexus 4 it has a toggle so you can switch it to 2g and you will be able to get coverage for your calls. and if you need data just hook it up to wifi

  • anezarati

    wonder why there is nothing mention of the nexus 4?

  • Darn it, now I have to go refresh my brain on what’s new in 4.2.2.

  • KleenDroid

    Very nice

  • jak_341

    Sigh…Now the VZW GNex is further behind. Thankfully, the ROM community is thriving. Thanks to all the devs out there!

    • KleenDroid

      Luckily for us whenever an update comes out we have it the same day. And will be built into ROMs very quickly.

      Love my Verizon Gnex.

      • Justin Kos

        I love the CM team, there flipping awesome people

    • joejoe5709

      True story. The devs have saved Verizon’s butt. I would be soooo pissed without custom ROM’s. I’d probably have to stop reading tech sites like this just so I didn’t know what I was missing out on.

      • ERIC REED

        The Devs saved your behind…Google took their phone from Verizon!!