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Download: Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) for the Galaxy Nexus LTE on Verizon

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Over the weekend, our buddy El Madhatter sent us a screenshot of his Galaxy Nexus test device which had received an update to Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39). This caused some excitement around the DL community, as in the past when we had seen leaks from him, they were quickly released for our own flashing. Unfortunately this time around, he had already taken the update and was unable to grab the file URL, thanks to a busy schedule. Well, folks, he finally found some time and wit ha little help from XDA member oldblue910 has grabbed the direct Google download of the update for your flashing pleasure. 

Download Link [mirror]

*In order to apply this update in any of the situations below, you need to be 100% stock Android 4.1.1 (JRO03O). This is not a ROM that can be flashed over another ROM. It’s an update.

Instructions (rooted):

*For 100% stock Android 4.1.1 (JRO03O), but with root and custom recovery.

*Keep in mind that this is technically a test build.

1.  If you are rooted and with a custom recovery, download the file from above to your phone.
2.  Reboot your phone into recovery.

*Hold both Volume Up and Down plus Power at the same time until you see a “Start” button appear.

3.  Choose “install zip from sdcard.”
4.  Find the file you downloaded, and select it.
5.  Once it finishes, reboot your phone and enjoy 4.2.2.

Instructions (non-rooted “adb sideload”):

*For some reason on my Galaxy Nexus, I did not have the “adb sideload” option to update via stock recovery. If you do, these instructions are for you. If you get into stock recovery and don’t see the option, you’ll need to jump down to the next set of instructions.

*I’m also going to assume you know adb commands if you know about the sideload command.

*These are also the abbreviated adb sideload instructions. For the full guide, check out this post.

1.  Download the file from above to your computer.
2.  Plug your phone into your computer and type “adb reboot bootloader” in your command prompt.
3.  Your phone will boot to fastboot.
4.  From here, scroll down with Volume Down to “Recovery” and select it with Power.
5.  When the exclamation point and Android appear, tap Volume Up and Power at the same time.
6.  You should now be in recovery.
7.  If you see “adb sideload” as an option, choose it. (If you don’t, jump to the next set of instructions.)
8.  From your computer terminal, type in “adb sideload <filename of the update file>”
9.  Your phone will prompt you with a set of instructions for updating.
10.  Follow them, update your phone, and enjoy.

Instructions (non-rooted):

*If you tried the instructions above and are not seeing “adb sideload” as an option in stock recovery, you’ll have to use these instructions. The only way to update at this time, is to temporarily flash a custom recovery. It’s not hard and will not ruin your phone by any means. Temporarily flashing means that after you install the update and reboot, your stock recovery will return. This will not root your phone.

*This Nexus toolkit is the one I’ve chosen for this set of instructions. [XDA thread]

*Once downloaded, run the .exe file (Windows) and follow the install instructions. Once installed, hit up the instructions below.

1.  Download the update file from above to your phone’s storage.
2.  Using the toolkit above, choose LTE Galaxy Nexus with build 4.1.1 (JRO03O).
3.  From the main menu, choose option 10, “Boot to custom recovery without permanently flashing it.”
4.  Then choose option 1, boot to Clockworkmod Touch Recovery.
5.  Follow the next on-screen instructions to boot into Fastboot mode.
6.  Watch your phone boot into fastboot, flash recovery, and then take you to recovery.
7.  From there, choose “install zip from sdcard.”
8.  Find the update file you downloaded in step 1.
9.  Select it and install the update.
10.  Once finished, reboot, enjoy Android 4.2.2 and your stock recovery.

Update:  Here are the new radios as a .zip file.

Update 2:  Video of some of 4.2’s new features for those new to it:


Via:  XDA

Cheers oldblue910 and El Madhatter!

  • So I was having issues with “Status 7” and it was pissing me off. I had installed JR030 through the Nexus toolkit when it was leaked last time. I had to download the Google Factory Stock Rom for the ToolKit and flash it to my phone. From there I just flashed JDQ39 and it worked flawlessly. I’m assuming something wasn’t matching up with the verification keys when the recovery was going through the verification process. Hope this helps everyone that was having issues.

  • can some one make a video of this on youtube please. i just cant get it to work.

  • PJ

    this is not working for me…getting some error

  • Will


  • Will


  • Will

    In Instructions (non-rooted “adb sideload”) it says – 8. From your computer terminal, type in “adb sideload ” – what is

  • Do all of these instructions cause a factory reset of your phone?

  • im stock locked and unrooted, had to unlock to get it to work. if i re lock will it erase the update?

  • Chris

    Why does it not promp me to update to 4.2.2 in my settings?

  • Chris

    I am running 4.1.1, why does it say under settings that i am up to date?

  • Anyone know if WiFi tether is up and working?

  • gbronc

    I attempted to apply this and got this error:

    assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “toro” ||
    getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “toro”);

    E: Error in /sdcard/5939ff985946.signed-mysid-JDQ39-from-JRO03O.5939ff98.zip

    Status 7
    Installation aborted.

    Any ideas here? I am definitely running JRO303 on a Galaxy Nexus LTE device. Running using CWM v6.0.1.9. Sideload gave the same error.


    Can anyone who did the early leak of 4.1.1 (The one that came out about a month or so before the official 4.1.1 OTA. The one you had to first Unlock the phone and at a custom recovery to get it to work? I have tried every combination of ADB or load from SD. Using GNex tool kit, Fastboot and Wugs. Every attempt results in the same exact error = Assert failed: apply_Patch_check (“/system/build.prop”, “17a2ec846833d952fd21c0ab609c5b4aa31db39f”, “54d20f79faf9be3db5b7da6d9c1e70e26528129d”) E: Error in /sdcard/5939ff985946. signed-mysod-JDQ39-from-JRO03O.5939FF98.ZIP (STATUS 7) Installation Aborted. Any ideas?

  • Justin Herrick

    HELP! Do I have to unlock the bootloader first?? I am very new to this! I am going to do the nonrooting way.

  • briire

    Terrific! It worked, but with a couple of major caveats. I was getting the device not found error during the sideload attempt (but not before that point), due to Windows 8 locking down which drivers were being installed. I found the following two instruction sets from other web pages (primarily http://forum.xda-developers.co… critical to making this work. If you, too, have Windows 8 x64 (Pro, for me), you’ll probably need to take these steps, too:

    Q. I have Windows 8 and cannot install the drivers

    How to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 8:

    From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings (move your mouse to the bottom-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear, then click the Gear icon).
    Click ‘More PC Settings’.
    Click ‘General’.
    Scroll down, and click ‘Restart now’ under ‘Advanced startup’.
    Wait a bit.
    Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
    Click ‘Advanced Options’
    Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’
    Click Restart.

    When your computer restarts, select ‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘ from the list. You can now load your modified driver. The one that worked for me was PDANet for Android (Win8 compatible): http://pdanet.co/bin/PdaNetA40

    Overwrite the old files and accept the security warnings. It may give you an error and automatically uninstall PDANet, but the drivers will stay on your system.

    Reboot again once the driver is installed and all will be well and you can proceed with the instructions fully as instructed in the main post above.

    Now FINALLY enjoy 4.2.2 on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus!!!

  • Marshall P.

    So i’m having trouble sideloading this. My problem is that i’ve gotten adb commands up and working and i’m able to reboot to the bootloader, but once i select recovery, my Gnex displays the red triangle exclamation point and android and then it seems to lock up. Pressing Volume Up and Power does nothing. It’ll eventually reboot after pressing power a few times but besides that it does nothing. I guess my question is that I see that theres a adb command that bypasses the bootloader and takes it straight to recovery. Would it be a problem if i were to take that route?

  • Rob Hartwig

    Running perfectly for me. Not one issue. Seems this is the real deal. The camera and lockscreen options are awesome. And my favorite… SWIPE built in to the stock keyboard!

  • pbd

    Anyone happen to have tips or a fix for extreme battery drain? Specifically Exchange Services at 44% and Email at 13%. On forums I’ve seen suggestions to remove and re-add the exchange account but that doesn’t seem to help. It’s set to push email, which was working on 4.1.1, but now on 4.2.2 emails aren’t coming in (unless I open the app and manually update) and it’s draining my battery in a very short time. Any advice would be much appreciated!

  • so I got the update installed and working using the toolkit, but how do I install the radios in that update?

    • bump. anyway I can install radios without rooting so I dont have to wipe my phone?


        • is this that hard of a question? dafuq? I will never switch back to iphone, but this is the my biggest complain int he android community. so many people with questions about various phones/versions/roms/etc and not enough people willing to help.

          • steveP

            If you install the update, the new radios are included.

    • halp me halp me halp me halp me muhammed

  • Joel Sipp

    I found what the problem was – I had it selected to check for an MD5 file. When it didn’t find one, it failed.
    Helps to actually read the error message I guess. Turned off the MD5 check and it worked.


  • Joel Sipp

    Getting so frustrated with something that is seemingly so easy! I am rooted, and have Team Win custom recovery installed. I saved the zip to my SD card, and boot into recovery. When I try to flash though, it fails, and I don’t know why.

    I have the same trouble with any ROM I tried to load as well. Can’t get anything to flash for some reason.

    I usually save the zips in the !ReadytoFlash >Root_Files folder on my phone. Should I be saving them somewhere else?

    • umataro42

      Are you getting that status 7 error?

  • Carki1

    My device is not rooted… has any one had any problems with the phone wiping??? I haven’t backed up anything (I know that’s horrible!!! I’ve been so used to memory cards, smh). Anyhow, I’m trying to back up not but I’m so anxious to have this on my phone (since I currently have it on my Nexus 7)… Should i bother waiting to back up???? Has anyone had any issues so far??


    anyone get “Instructions (non-rooted):”
    to work I get the same results i got with out using tool kit. Which is a failed install

  • nessthiss

    After updating I’m getting a message when i launch Google Wallet that it is out of date and that I need to update it but of course I can’t get it from the market. Is there a version available I can install that will work?

  • – You don’t say whether to unzip the file

    – When you say command prompt, on the phone, or on the computer (step 2)?

    (sorry first time doing anything like this)

    • Michael Landauer

      When they say command prompt, they mean on the PC. Do NOT unzip the file.

  • Brian

    I just flashed the Android update.

    Are the radios included? If not, should I flash them the same way (adb sideload) as the main update?

  • nessthiss

    I’m running a custom ROM, do I need to wipe data before doing the instruction on this page http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/16/how-to-unroot-the-galaxy-nexus-re-lock-the-bootloader-and-return-to-a-factory-state/

    • Michael Landauer

      If you’re restoring to stock and relocking it will wipe your data when you run the ‘fastboot -w update…’ command.

  • Larry Dockery

    Will this work for JRO03H 4.1.1?

  • Nick S

    Just fyi – I went back to stock/unrooted to install the update (just to clean things up nicely) and was able to upgrade to 4.2.2 and get root back with WugFresh’s tool. I was also able to use his manual driver instructions and usb driver viewer thingy to clean out a few redundant drivers.

    Link to WugFresh’s page: http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/

  • Kronos002

    The good news, the update went in, the bad news is, it wiped my phone.

    Followed the last set of instructions. DLed and installed the toolkit. Via the toolkit, installed the galaxy nexus drivers. Got to step 5 and the process got stuck on “waiting for device” (or some such wording.)

    Turned out, I had to unlock the phone first – Clockwork Recovery couldn’t temporarily install with it locked – it always said “FAILED” in the small blue bar at the bottom of the screen. Once unlocked and in fastboot, I was able to get TCWR booted, only when I tried to browse to the zip on the phone, it couldn’t find any partitions.

    Repeated the process of getting to fastboot, loading TCWR, and this time I was able to browse to the zip and installed the update. Phone rebooted, surprise! Wiped.

    I’m don’t care too much about the data being lost (most everything that mattered was backed up anyway) but I just wanted to throw my experience out there. YMMV.

    • Michael Landauer

      Why surprised??? Unlocking ALWAYS wipes your phone.

      • pbd

        Yes but the instructions given don’t make any mention of the fact that you have to be unlocked to temporarily flash recovery (and apply this update). Sorry, just not known to all of us. I had the same experience last night.

  • SteverinoSmith

    I’m on stock JRO03O, unlocked and rooted, but get an verification error on build.prop when trying to apply the patch via TWRP. Any ideas??

  • I’m actually running the P3Droid JRO03O rooted/deodexed version…and I can’t seem to get this update to flash via CWM…any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

  • JR

    So, the pope has to quit in order to get a verizon update?

  • My nexus is not rooted and I am stuck on on step 5. I selected option 1, boot to clockwork mod touch recovery, and then it asks me if my device is in Fastboot Mode. How do I get it in Fastboot Mode…?

  • The adb sideload method worked for me.. Thanks!

    • I get to step 5 and nothing happens when I tap Volume up and Power. It just stays on the exclamation point and android. Am I doing something wrong?

  • I’m not rooted and trying the “adb sideload”. I get to Step 5 and nothing happens. Help?

  • Guest

    Will this replace my apps and user settings?

  • kuddy

    so do you need an unlocked bootloader to do sideload, or is it possible on pure stock unlock/unrooted gnex

    • spygame

      You do not need to have an unlocked bootloader. I was able to do it yesterday and I have a locked bootloader.

  • diobando

    For Non-rooted instructions, does the phone have to be unlocked?

  • James Emberton

    Wiped cache and Dalvik, used clockwork touch recovery to install the upgrade on rooted, unlocked bootloader phone, selected options to preserve root and bootloader when rebooting and no problems. I’m now running 4.2.2.

  • Is there any advantage to running this instead of a “stock” 4.2 ROM like Shiny?

  • Quick question. If I apply the update via the adb sideload method, does it wipe the phone and all data on it? I should probably take a backup first just in case.

    • Nick S

      ALWAYS do a nandroid backup before flashing. Period.

      • 4n1m4L

        I don’t never hurt me

    • 4n1m4L

      side load is the same as getting the ota without getting the ota.

      • Thanks. What’s what I was wanting to know. I’ll back up any data just in case but I don’t really care about apps or settings.

  • I bought my Gnex from Verizon and just use it. I’m currently running JRO03O Sorry to be naive but can I do this update? PS I only understand about 2/3 of the lingo so be gentle 🙂 thanks!

  • n900mixalot

    error on TWRP error flashing zip then updating partition details. Oh well

    • Devon Forgea

      I got the same with the patch check. It won’t update on sideload either. Flashed back to 4.1.1 including radios with the same failure.

  • Kyle

    I am looking for the stock 4.1.1 camera apk…anyone have that? Getting an assert failed on they install because I installed the 4.2 camera a while back and forgot to make a backup. Thanks!

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      I guess you could download the full 4.1.1 ROM from the Google Nexus firmware page and extract it from there! I don’t have the Verizon GNex or I would have helped you out.

      • Kyle

        Thank you – hadn’t thought of that route. That works great, now getting hung up on a build.prop assert failure. Trying to retrace my steps and see what I may have changed. If anyone has a stock/clean 4.1.1 build.prop, that would be helpful too!

    • gr227

      I changed my camera too .. do you have the proper camera file? can you upload it to dropbox or zippyfile?

      • 4n1m4L

        If you reflash /system without the -w toggle you should keep your data and get the old camera back

      • Kyle

        I did…but then in an attempt to clean up my device and repair the build.prop issue, I wiped the SD card and lost all of my files. I had downloaded the 4.1.1 update from Team Black Hat at some point and just pulled the file from the /system/app directory. If I stumble across it again, I’ll post a link.

  • I’m trying to go back to stock 4.1.1 but ROM manager won’t find my download of it. I don’t know what to do about it. I’ve tried two different download

  • Any thoughts when this will officially drop? And how do you become a tester for updates like this?

    • 4n1m4L

      You work for Verizon.

  • Wesley Cazales

    Has ayone tried foxfi on this?

    • Tim242

      You don’t need foxfi. All you need is to download a 4G toggle from the Play Store.

      • GrahamBewley

        Do you know what FoxFi is?

        • Tim242

          Yes I do. Do you know what a hotspot toggle is? A hotspot toggle will activate your hotspot without a seperate hotspot app. The toggle is built into many ROM’s. But, you can just download one from the app store if you are not rooted/unlocked. Any other questions?

          • Brendon Martin

            Yeah. Who pissed in your cherrios?

          • Tim242

            Well let’s see. He rudely asked me a question, as if I didn’t know what I was talking about. Then a$$holes like you down vote something for no reason. You piss in my cheerios, you get pissed on.

          • Ronaldo

            The reason people like us down vote your comments is because you 1) are very condescending and rude in your comments and 2) often don’t know what you are talking about. Oh wait, I forgot, you worked at Sprint, so you know everything.

          • Tim242

            Don’t be mad at me because you didn’t know about the hotspot toggle trick.

          • Ronaldo

            You caught me. My jealousy of your knowledge is why I am mad at you. I am enraged that you know of the hotspot toggle trick and I did not know it. I am inferior to you.

          • Ronaldo

            I want in on this too. Do you know what the appropriate use of an apostrophe is? An apostrophe is used as a punctuation mark. It can be used to show possessive case, and you used the apostrophe in “ROM’s” incorrectly, as it is unnecessary and should not be used when you mean the plural form of ROM. Also, why are you such a jerk in all of your posts?

          • Tim242

            Apostrophes are also used to make single letters and numbers plural. Ex. 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, a’s, b’s, CD’s. Therefore ROM, which is an acronymn , not a word, is plural with an ‘s. I am only rude when someone is rude to me first. See the original comment to my factual, helpful post.

          • Ronaldo

            WRONG! An apostrophe is not needed. Also, your post was not factual, nor helpful. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/plurals.htm

          • Tim242

            My post was in fact factual. A simple hotspot toggle from the Play Store will turn your phone’s hotspot on, bypassing Verizon’s subscription checker. This is a well known fact by most, and helpful to those that do not know. I am not going to argue grammar with you. A quick look at your posts prove that you are quite grammar illiterate. Have a great day.

          • Ronaldo


          • Tim242


            I’ve been using toggles for two years. Facts are facts.

          • Ronaldo

            lol. Did you even read that website? You proved my point about the apostrophe. Hahaha. “Do not use apostrophes for the plurals of normal abbreviations.”
            Read more at http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/apostrophes_show_plural_of_abbreviations.htm#3CyW5lLdqUoehwuf.99

          • Tim242

            If you read many sites, you will see that both s, and ‘s are acceptable. It all depends on the style that you were taught. So, if you want to continue arguing over it, fine. As far as the original post, it is a fact, period. FoxFi is not needed. You can’t argue that.

          • Ronaldo


          • Tim242

            You are missing the point. He was worried that FoxFi would not work. I was letting him know that there is another sure way. That is helpful. FoxFi is very finnicky. Hotspot toggle works every time. As far as the apostrophe,my English professor said both are acceptable. I take her word over yours, sorry.

          • Ronaldo


          • Tim242

            You forgot the comma after again. : )

          • Ronaldo

            No comma was needed. Unlike your frequent overuse of commas when you comma splice your sentences. 🙂

          • Tim242

            Oh trust, a comma was needed. “You’re wrong again, my enemy.”.

          • Ronaldo

            Ok Tim. I thought you said you weren’t going to argue grammar with me. So in addition to you being wrong about grammar, you’re a liar? I SEE THROUGH YOU TIM.

          • Tim242

            I couldn’t care less about your opinion of me. With that said, it is not good for your health to get so worked up over nothing. Go have a banana, or take a walk.

          • Ronaldo


          • Tim242

            I just had a banana. I’m about to go for a walk. I was suggesting you do the same instead of getting worked up over nothing. I am such a racist.

          • Ronaldo

            RACIST! TIM242 IS A RACIST.

          • Tim242

            Here’s a pic. In case it doesn’t show up in the post, I included a link.

          • Tim242
          • Ronaldo


          • Tim242

            I hope you feel as stupid as you are.

          • Ronaldo

            Not at stupid as you look.

      • Anonymous Coward

        a 4G toggle or a hotspot toggle…? which is it? or both

  • Mitchman

    After following instructions being non-rooted with the toolkit, it says Booting Clockworkmod Touch Recovery and then waiting for device, it doesn’t do anything after that. What would be my next step? – Never done anything like this with my phone before.

    • 4n1m4L

      You sure your not rooted? Clock work is NOT stock

      • Mitchman

        Thanks for the reply. I am just trying to follow the directions listed above. I could not get the sideload to work – so I followed the third set of instructions and it just hangs on step 6

  • The_Other_Ray

    I’m stock rooted on 4.1.1. tried to flash this zip and I get an E:Error in /sdcard/!ReadyToFlash/5939ff985946.signed.blahblahblah.zip (Status 7)
    Error flashing zip.

    • 4n1m4L

      Are you unlocked

      • Nathan Thomas

        I.m unlocked and rooted but on stock 4.1.1 and i get the same error. Ant thoughts??????

        • shcommish

          I get the same message

        • 4n1m4L

          What version of adb do you have. What version of recovery?

          • shcommish

            My phone was acting wonky these past few weeks so I wiped and tried to install this again. Got the same error. Grrrr. I am unlocked, rooted, on stock 4.1.1. Any ideas on what I can do? Please?

          • 4n1m4L

            In adb type version (“adb version”) and tell me what it says

          • shcommish

            Please don’t flame me but I am not exactly sure what you are asking for but my Samsung Android ADB interface is version

          • 4n1m4L

            Hit me up on xda. I don’t wanna share my email here. I’ll try to help you http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=4244637

        • micah

          Did you get this figured out? I’m just getting around to it and I’m getting the error.

      • Kristopher Clark

        I’m on stock 4.1.1, unlocked but not rooted, and I’m also receiving the same error message. I wiped all my data afterwards and tried again and still receive the error.

        • 4n1m4L

          Make sure you have the newer adb. 1.0.31. “adb version” checks this

          • Kristopher Clark

            yes, I have adb version 1.0.31

          • 4n1m4L

            Custom recovery?

          • Kristopher Clark

            No it’s not a custom recovery.

    • gr227

      I get the same error … hate to wipe the phone but might have to try that 🙁

      • 4n1m4L

        You can re image without clearing data and it will put the camera back. That’s what I did

        • gr227

          Worked great Thanks!!

    • 4n1m4L

      Make sure you have the newer adb. Version 1.0.31

      adb version returns your current version

    • umataro42

      I’m getting the same error, using CWM recovery to install from SD. I had downloaded the zip file directly to my phone, so I’m not using adb. And I’m also getting that Status 7 error. I tried re-enabling all the apps I had disabled because I remember that being an issue before but that didn’t seem to make a difference.

  • engemasa

    I was actually able to install this via the “adb sideload” method without any issues.

  • adbFreedom

    These are the posts I miss from you guys… The talk about being over rooting and roming on the DL show are upsetting. Great job on this one!

  • I’m still running the bone stock preview build of 4.1! You know, the version that was shown off when JB was first unveiled? Any idea if I can flash this update without harm?

  • Droid Burgundy
    • Thanks for these. New post up with those!

  • Kevin
  • Michael Forte

    New radios here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2176895
    [CDMA][Radio] 4.2.2 JDQ39 Radios – FK01/FK02

  • 4n1m4L

    Its better butter and I’m getting better LTE at home. I have .10 rev hardware. Oh and only one pull down notification even sideways unless you use two fingers. Its great. And the new keyboard. And the new camera works better than the patched version that showed up on xda ages ago

    • Just finished up a big video on the features, for those that haven’t yet experienced 4.2. Certainly feels like a faster phone.

      • 4n1m4L

        is it still in processing? i can’t find it

  • is this the same build as that the latest Paranoid Android comes up to? Wondering about the radios and how they are…..anyone know?

  • C-Law

    Can a rom be made of this? I don’t use my gnex anymore but I’d still like to get off my current rom and onto stock again just to occasionally use as a media player. Or do I have to unroot, relock, and flash a stock image?

  • Matthew O’Sullivan

    Out of curiosity – does Google Wallet HAPPEN included? Also, is the stock browser still in place, or has Chrome been included now?

    • 4n1m4L

      I think you’re the same guy that asked that on it XDA. Google Wallet will only ever be on this phone if you put it there. WebKit is still there (as in not chrome). chrome can easily be downloaded from the play store however

  • Jason Mack

    Anyone install this over top of Bugless Beast without wiping?

    • mechapathy

      You can’t. You must come from stock JRO03O. Flash the factory image and then use adb sideload.

  • rob281

    Will probably just wait a day for this one

  • mechapathy

    I just did ADB sideload after restoring to stock JRO03O.

    • Really? My phone was definitely not showing this option. I guess I’ll amend the instructions. 🙂

      • mechapathy

        Hmm. Weird. My timeline looks like this: Homebrew AOSP 4.2.2>Flash factory image JRO03O>adb sideload OTA. Since flashing the factory image flashes recovery with it, our recoveries should line up.

        • Crazy. Glad it was there for you though. Added instructions above.

          • 4n1m4L

            You have to have the updated adb to do it. That’s what you were missing.

          • mechapathy

            Ahh. You’re probably right. I was assuming that, since he was expecting to see it, he had the appropriate version of adb.

  • NorCalGuy

    I downloaded it but from what I understand it needs to be in a ROM to get both radios… a zip will only get the CDMA and not the LTE?

    • fallsgable


    • no no no… How did people get this impression? Just because it is a zip has nothing to do with whether it can update CDMA or LTE radio firmware. It can do both, or it can do neither. It all depends on the contents and the scripting in said zip for what it will apply and how. You can apply radios without applying a separate ROM, and you can apply a ROM without applying a radio patch.

      Now as far as this particular piece I believe it does have the updated radios, because it was stated that after getting the test update, that new radios were patched in. However, this is an incremental update, and must be applied to current official stock (can not be flashed over just anything, must be current VZW GNex stock or you will likely soft-brick).

  • Dan Lopez

    Holy crap!!!

  • Buckoman

    Now… Is this device being handled directly by Samsung now that Verizon has EOL’d it?

    • Update is straight from Google.

      • Buckoman

        So it’s now like the other Nexi? Future updates straight from Google?

        • C-Law

          No. Verizon still has to approve like always. Updates for every phone come from Google

          • 4n1m4L

            European area specific gnexs and the sprint version are updated by Samsung

        • It has always been this way. Updates come from Google, it just takes Verizon an extraordinary amount of time to approve them.

          • 4n1m4L

            Something about triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.

          • Pyro411

            All Hail the Vogon way of doing things.

  • fallsgable

    first….and downloaded….but will NOT flash, until I read some comments from others…..
    BTW, will this LOSE root?? I read somewhere that the 4.2.2 update kills root….anyone???

    • Any OTA you flash will remove root, every time. You’ll always need to re-root after applying an OTA, or just install OTA Rootkeeper before flashing and use that.

      • fallsgable

        noob sounding, but re-root…how?….same old wugfresh root toolkit I always use?

        • Sorry, dude. I know nothing at all about toolkits. I only know the old fashioned way using recovery, fast boot and adb.

        • Chances are this could re-apply the original recovery, so yeah, you could try root toolkit, but I would download a copy of the latest OpenRecovery compatible recovery/bootloader (like TWRP) and you can reapply it using adb and fastboot, then you can just flash in root again without a big issue.

        • Brian Walker

          the same method you used before should work. Since this is still a Nexus we’re talking about, rooting is always as simple as can be, so it’s not a big deal.

    • Assuming it will kill root. Could try to voodoo the root.

  • I’m oldblue910 on XDA. Glad that El Madhatter and I were finally able to extract that URL. Enjoy, everyone!

    • fallsgable

      will this break root??

      • Yes, I would think so. You will likely need to re-apply root (preferably in your recovery), as this is a stock build.

    • NorCalGuy

      Very nice. Thanks for the hard work

    • Ahhh, yes. Fantastic work, man. Greatly appreciated.

    • 4n1m4L

      Thank you for doing this. You should get a donate link up.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Nice thanks for the work. I’ll wait for the radio zip

    • adbFreedom

      Thank you for this! I have been waiting for the radios to drop!

      • And thank you for all of your Muzzy mods!

    • Mark Atkisson

      thanks oldblue910. You have solved my problem of either Sprint of VZW GNEX, but now i know. Thanks again.

    • CasperTFG

      Thank you. To download I’ll try rooting now that I’m unlocked. No need for the pc with root. Wait, I’ll need the pc to root…..sigh.

    • can you make a youtube video doing the manual update please? i suck with computers and am having some trouble updating my rooted g nexus. thanks

  • hawkinbj

    will this upgrade or wipe?

    • Upgrade, not wipe.

    • 4n1m4L

      its an ota. data stays. no wipe/

  • Austin Ferguson

    Gratz welcome to the rest of the nexus line finally 🙂 LOL

  • sonicyoof

    It’s like a double-rainbow.

  • 4n1m4L

    If not rooted. Boot into boot loader, then recovery. Assuming you have the new ADB the command is “web side load ”

    • adb sideload does not work to my knowledge in 4.1.1.

      • 4n1m4L

        it does man, i just did it. 8) “android is upgrading”

      • Matthew O’Sullivan

        So no way to install if running stock 4.1.1, no root, no custom recovery?

        • Michael Landauer

          Should work if you have the latest adb.

      • mechapathy

        adb sideload does work in 4.1.1. I’ve just done it. Otherwise you can use fastboot to boot (but not flash permanently) into a custom recovery to flash the zip.

      • If you have a compatible recovery, even if your current version is 4.1.1 you can still use adb sideload while in your recovery.

  • tyguy829

    radio zip please?

    • 4n1m4L

      Its not easy. A dump of radios only gets you one image and the toro has two radios.

      • tyguy829

        can it be done though?

        • NorCalGuy

          The xda thread says a radio zip will only get one of the two neccassary radios

          • No, that’s not what they meant. The ota zip has the cdma radio and a patch for the LTE radio. yes, a zip can be built to flash the cdma and patch the LTE radios

          • 4n1m4L

            The lte radio came as a .p but i uploaded it to the thread anyways. cheers

          • NorCalGuy

            I was referring to the dump of the radios. I personally will be waiting for the built zip with both or the next AOKP nightly with them built in.

          • Rodeojones000

            ROMs don’t have anything to do with radios. They’re not included in what you’re flashing.

    • Michael Forte

      [CDMA][Radio] 4.2.2 JDQ39 Radios – FK01/FK02

      • tyguy829

        awesome! thanks a ton