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Download: Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) Update for “occam” Nexus 4

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Here is the link for the Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) update. Instructions to manually update without root, here. If you have a custom recovery, you should just be able to flash the .zip file, assuming you are 100% stock.

The update is 51MB in size.

Download Link 

Via:  XDA

  • Garrison Boone

    The 4.2.2 update also added a next alarm panel in quick settings for the third party alarm application that I use which I hadn’t before. I haven’t heard anybody report that yet.

  • brandon

    anyone recieve it for tmobile nexus 4 yet?

    • I did, and it failed (said it was unsigned). Hopefully it will work when I get home.

      • brandon

        it has yet to pop up on my device

  • Did this update change the vibration for anyone else? The default text message vibration is slower for me now. It feels like it’s lazy.

  • socalrailroader

    The update is 52 MB, not 512 😉

  • brandon

    dumb question but is tmobile nexus 4 different from google nexus 4 so if google comes out with update and i have a tmobile version nexus 4 ill get it or is it same phone as google i just bought it from tmobile

    • TheCheapGamer

      Every Nexus phone is a Nexus unless it’s on VZW.

    • Its the same phone you will get all the updates as if you had bought it from Google Play Store.

  • FrankH

    I just sideloaded it and all went well. Running awesome. The camera rotate lag seems “less laggy”. Everything else seems good too

    • Can you help a mofo out… how did you get the nexus 4 drivers for the boot loader. Having a lot of issues with that. Could be cus i have Windows 8

      • snowblind64

        IIRC you download the ADB drivers with the Android SDK Manager. They will be located here: extrasgoogleusb_driver

        • JoshGroff

          IIRC fastboot drivers and Win 8 don’t mix. I had a hell of a time getting them working and had to resort to using a friend’s Win 7 computer.

          • First, you have to disable driver signature verification on Windows 8. Here’s a video on how to do it:


            You should be able to install the drivers fine after that.

          • JoshGroff

            I did that, and they installed, but I was still unable to use fastboot commands. Either way, I ended up getting returning the laptop after a week, turns out Win 8 really gets on my nerves, especially the lock screen.

          • snowblind64

            I know what you mean. Windows 8’s dual personality irritated me enough to cause me to switch to Linux. I run a Windows 7 VM or use Wine for Windows applications and boot to my Windows partition for games.

            Got to say I’m pretty happy with Linux. It certainly plays well with ADB once it’s set up.

  • Anyone test the battery on this update to see if it makes a difference? Also is the 99% glitch gone?

    • Really…the update went live for the N4 less than 24 hours ago. A complete comprehensive battery test is impossible in that time frame.

      • If you can get 24 hours with active use on a single charge, then you must be running dos on your phone. Obviously this was directed at the people who side loaded it several days ago, thanks for the input though.

        • wth does 24 hour battery life have to do with what i said, and also those that side load are n00bs. Airplane mode> clear google framwork > connect to wifi and system update..

  • DC_Guy

    I really hate the fact that the Nexus 4 won’t let you save and text gifs. It removes the animation…yet another thing my friends with iPhones or Galaxy S3s will hold over me. Lol just kidding, well kind of.

    • TheCheapGamer

      Perhaps it’s time to grow up to static images.
      I hardly see GIF’s even browsing the web.

      • MikeSaver

        Lol really?

      • DC_Guy

        No perhaps it’s time for Google to get with the damn program.

        • You got a quad core, 2 GB of RAM phone out right under 400 bucks…Im pretty sure Google knows the damn program.

          • DC_Guy

            And yet it can’t even handle a simple GIF…

          • Well if you want GIFs so bad then just buy a S3 out right… its gonna cost a little bit more than the sucky N4.

  • Marco Mendoza

    Question to droid life. Do you guys know if the nexus so has the ability to access lte with this new update or did Google block it?

  • How are people finding these links?

    • When someone gets the OTA update notification on their phone, they check the device’s logcat using ADB (a tool in the Android SDK). The link is always logged there.

      • JoshGroff

        Cool, learn something new every day. 🙂

  • Qbancelli

    What? The Nexus 7 lags?

  • MikeSaver

    Any word on if 4.2.2 will fix the insane lag on nexus 7 when that comes out?

    • Seeder + Lagfix

      • Tyler

        Not everyone is rooted or wants to be rooted.

        • Evan Wickes

          The lag is caused by Google currents. Go to settings & disable background sync. This fix has been around for quite some time.

          • That took away some of the lag but my N7 is still laggy! Hopefully Key Lime Pie will fix all of the issues and the N7 will regain its spot as my favorite tablet!


        • Oh right, duh! I forget which apps require root ive been rooted for over 3 years. My bad.

          • JoshGroff

            I know that feel, I root all my devices almost immediately after unboxing them. I can’t live without ROM toolbox, Data Sync, or Sixaxis Controller.

      • MikeSaver

        I’m looking for a way to go back to lag free without needing to root my tablet and thus wiping all my data. Absurd that in order for my device to work right I need to hack it.

        -Mike Saver

        Sent from my Google Nexus Device.

        • Not really seeing as the fix was posted already by Evan Wickes: “The lag is caused by Google currents. Go to settings & disable background sync. This fix has been around for quite some time.”

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Have you tried a factory reset? Worked for mine.

    • Yes. 4.2.2 fixed it for me. My N7 is back to being as silky smooth as it was on 4.1.x.

      • Good to know, I had the same problem with the move to 4.2. Disabling currents didn’t really make much of a difference, as the launcher and wake felt “jumpy” and not as smooth as 4.1. Hopefully this works out for me too.

    • billy routh

      It sure did fix it on mine.