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Verizon Finally Posts Galaxy Nexus LTE Changelog, It is Indeed JDQ39

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After approving the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus this morning, we were waiting patiently for Verizon to post up their official changelog, to make sure that the update was build JDQ39 and around 88MB in size. Thankfully for our sake, it is indeed JDQ39 and the same update as the build that leaked a couple of weeks ago, so for those who already updated, you are golden. And for those who wish to manually update instead of having to wait for the update to be pushed to their devices, you can go ahead and do that without worry.

Manual instructions here

As expected, the update includes PhotoSphere, improved notifications, better widget control, an all new camera UI, lock screen widgets, new Google Now shortcut, Daydream, and a smarter keyboard. Jumping from 4.1 to 4.2 is a bigger update than I think most expected.

One thing we’re a little confused about is the “Photo Display” section. There is a mention of enabling “wireless display,” but we know that the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t support Miracast and does not have this option. Someone at Verizon is confused.


The update is 88.8MB in size.

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  • why Waite

  • Canadian VZW owner

    Just notice my phone updated itself and am now rocking 4.2.2 JDQ39

  • yummy

    yummy. Didnt need wifi, smoothest
    android update yet for me.

  • Abgar Musayelyan

    Framework trick worked on 3rd try. I’m in Los Angeles.

  • Anyone have a link to the changelog on verizon?

  • Oh yeah, 3rd time’s a charm! Framework trick ftw.

  • BigWormBigPerm

    At work and don’t have wifi but I tried the framework trick on 4G and it worked on the first time…after i forced closed and cleared data I checked for system update and it was there – Northern NJ here

  • smitty133

    Just got it using framework on the third try this morning! East coast.

  • imtheechelon

    Framework trick worked for me about the 6th time here in north eastern Ohio good luck to those who are still trying

  • SaltySwampNutz

    I just got it after about 12 tries doing the framework trick!

  • Jared B.

    just got the update with the framework trick. woo hoo 4.2.2!

  • carluverdrm2004

    So should I unroot my G-Nex now and get this?

  • force stop/clear data tricked just worked for me here on he thrid try in Iowa after trying at least twenty times around 5 p.m. CT

  • Artune

    It finally worked!! Stopped attempting for the night after then 5 minutes after midnight (3/20) i did the framework trick one time and it worked! Good luck to the rest

  • Anthony Saylor

    Just got the update. didnt do the clear data trick or anything. located in western PA

  • KittenMeRightMeow

    Just got the update. New Jersey (outside of NYC). Keep doing the Clear Data/Force stop combo in Google Services Framework on WIFI. Good luck all.

    • Artune

      Have done it over 50 times clearing first then force and vice versa, it always takes forever with me arghh!

    • Seth Schorr

      Also in NJ. Just did this and the first time it downloaded. It’s about time there was an update for this phone.

    • Christopher Grame

      Thanks man, live on Long Island NY. Worked right away!

  • Buckoman

    Let me get this straight:

    > GNex has reached EOL in VZW’s system.
    > 4.2.2, which has only been out for five weeks, is being pushed out.

    Verizon… Pushing out updates… quickly? I can’t compute this.

    Maybe Verizon hired a proper update-testing crew? If Verizon wants to make my brain really implode, they’ll release the GSIII updates in similar fashion.

    This could be a new beginning.

  • asdfasdf

    Too slow, Verizon. You dicked around and lost a customer. Rocking a Nexus 4 on T-Mobile.

    • reyalP

      Same here! No contract and cut my monthly bill in half! Bye Verizon.

  • Dave

    Any word on the sbf?

  • I did the update from here last week or whatever, but couldnt download the Radios and have seen terrible battery life. what do you suggest?

  • Bionic

    That’s what i love about my Nexus 7, the day a new version of Android is out, i have it.

    These damn carriers needs to get their heads out of their asses

  • Craig

    just got the update. framework process not the best. i did something a little different that was recommended by a friend:

    settings>>display>>brightness>>max>>back>>back>>display>>brightness>>back>>battery>>back>>apps>>running>>settings>>stop>>back>>back>>apps>>setting>>stop>>back>>back>>about phone>>back>>about phone>>legal information>>back>>system updates>>check update and then you get 4.2.2


    • Artune

      I’m sorry this doesn’t even make sense, I’m thinking you’re just being sarcastic i guess.

    • Bionic

      sounds like the most difficult mortal kombat finishing move

    • Anthony Saylor

      i typically use this method with a little bit of quickly turning my screen on and off 40+ times

      • Matt Hughes

        i blow in the usb port after that and wiggle the volume buttons a bit too

    • slider112

      up up down down left right left right B A Start?

    • C-Law

      lol, i hope this was a joke. Anyway, I did it the correct way, cleared framework and after the second time clearing it, I got the update

  • adbFreedom

    I think the screenshot shows HDR also lol

  • YaMuMzHoUsE

    i little late to the party eh………………………….

  • Melissa A. Polk

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  • Justen DeBowles

    So can we please now stop saying that the Galaxy nexus isn’t a nexus. 4.2.2 has only been out a little over a month, so we finally got it PLUS LTE. sounds like a good deal to me.

    • BrosesMalone

      Indeedy. Glad I just picked up a used GNex!

    • EC8CH

      I hate to say it, but the updates they skipped over were kind of buggy and laggy anyway.

      4.2.2 is the good stuff

    • schoat333

      The point is, 4.2 has been out for a long time, but the VZW nexus just now got up to it. Heck, they VZW nexus never even got 4.1.2. 5.0 will likely come out this year, and the VZW nexus probably wont see it for at least a years after, if at all.

  • Robert Goddard

    Does the triple tap zoom actually work?

  • snowblind64

    Could Verizon actually have changed their ways and started pushing updates? Hell hath frozen over.

    • 4n1m4L

      That’s what its looking like huh

  • Artune

    The framework trick definitely works guys, did it for the last 2 updates for the VZW galaxy nexus, the last one took over 40+ trys btw. For some it will work in the 2nd attempt for others the 20th or 50th. Good luck out there

    • Were you on Wi-Fi?

      • Artune

        Yes, always on wifi. I’m on the 15th attempt -_- but i know it works so i’m going to keep it up. Have no time to wait days or even weeks for it to get to me.

        • More power to ya. I have to break to work on my thesis page 2/20 of my literature view. Let me know how many times it takes you.

        • I just got it, hope you did, too. Took a break from my thesis to see if it was there, and YES IT WAS!

          • Artune

            Funny thing is that i still don’t have it!!!! Lol, it’s like this every time smh. Are you clearing data and then doing a force stop or the other way around?

          • Not that I’m sure if it helps or not, but I force stopped then cleared data. I am on Wi-Fi, if that helps for anyone. Unfortunately, my Wi-Fi is so slow, so I’m still downloading it.

  • Austin Warren


  • chanstar

    SHINY has the WiDi option for the GNEX but no one has gotten it to work yet. There is some issue with the Netgear PTV3000 and libstagefright_hdcp.so.

    Did VZ figure it out?

    • chanstar

      NVM. The update doesn’t have the option.

    • adbFreedom

      Yea, You can enable the wireless display option by decompiling framework-res.apk and changing wireless display enabled to “true” in values/bools.xml but it doesn’t work, just gives you the option in settings. I have spent a lot of time just watching connect to ptv3000 and disconnect after grabbing almost every lib from the mako ota roms one at a time. If mako running aosp can connect, there has to be a way to get toro to also, but I have had no success! Frustrating

  • Thomas

    Anybody try the Cool Ranch tacos yet at Taco Bell ?

    • rodney11ride

      Yep!!! deeeeelish

    • Austin Warren

      nasty. At least my local ones. Bunch of high school drop outs who can’t even make a taco

    • Rodeojones000

      I would rather lick the floors at Taco Bell.

    • SOOOOO much better, the Nacho one was disgusting; Cool Ranch gets my approval.

    • am i the only one that enjoys taco bell, but get mud butt everytime

  • *cue Spongebob-esque picture*
    2 Hours Later


  • S9779

    Who cares. This devices sucks anyway. The most exciting part of owning a nexus device is being first to get updates. What a disappointment, verizon could ruins everything they touch.

    • Sean Skeels

      r u mad

    • Austin Warren

      should have known that before buying it.

      • People bought the Vzw GNex thinking they’d be getting OS updates from Google. Instead, we got a lackluster device further hampered by Verizon’s ineptitude with approving updates.

        • Austin Warren

          That’s what the nexus is for. You ROM it before it’s officially released. Most people don’t even wait.

        • 4n1m4L

          They do come from Google, they just have to go through Verizon’s approvals first.

    • ^^ Stuck in contract with AT&T still with a HTC Inspire..

  • Android 4.2 can out Nov 13, 2012. The Galaxy Nexus is not really a Nexus device if it took 4 months to release stock Android. And what is this wireless display, Verizon? Did you just copy and paste from the Nexus 4 press release? Did you spend 4 months testing this imaginary wireless display feature?

    • will bartlett

      they skipped the crappy upgrades that customers would have complained about. when did 4.2.2 come out?

    • Rodeojones000

      Actually, this is 4.2.2, which has only been out for about 5 weeks.

    • David

      you dont even know wtf youre talking about. stfu

  • heyheythere

    “After approving the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus this morning, we were waiting patiently…” YOU GUYS approved the update?? What took you so long?

    • Austin Warren


  • EC8CH

    Can we all take this moment to reaffirm that stock android is sexy has hell.

    • Rodeojones000


      • EC8CH

        thank you for quoting the greatest movie OF ALL TIME!

        • Justin Kos

          My favorite DVD I own next to heavy metal

          • michael arazan

            Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.”

          • EC8CH

            May the wings of Liberty never loose a feather.

          • EC8CH

            I just upgraded to the bluray… only $8 on amazon 😉


    • done and done.

  • Nothing yet…anyone word if the Google Framework trick works? Or if I have to be on WiFi?

    • mondeca

      People have told me that it works, but it hasn’t worked for me yet

    • kynyrd synyrd

      i just got it over wifi using settings>apps>all>google services framework— then force stop, then clear data. then check for the update.

    • Anthony Saylor

      the people who claim it works say they do it 40+ times… i think its a coincidence. i mean if i keep on hitting check update, eventually it will work because thats when it gets pushed to my phone

      • I just got it myself, being on Wi-Fi and doing the Framework step. Maybe it was just the right time….

        • Anthony Saylor

          I should have added that i occasionally do the framework step, because i will do anything to get an OTA update.
          where are you from? as in what area of the US

        • Matt

          When you say you’re On wifi, do you put it on airplane mode and enable wifi? Or just regular mode but connected to a wifi network? I think i used this trick to get the jellybean OTA but it’s not working now

    • slider112

      Framework trick worked for me, took about 10-15 tries, all on Wifi… update after that was smooth.

  • JamesU513

    Verizon does not care…

  • blakjakdavy

    Are the radios the same as in the leak? I held out on flashing the leaked radios just in case the official build has newer ones. http://www.droid-life.com/2013/03/04/download-new-radios-from-galaxy-nexus-lte-4-2-2-update/

    • Certainly looks as if they are.

      • blakjakdavy


  • bassman418


  • but this is IMPOSSIBRUUUUU

  • chanstar

    Photo Display?? Miracast?? WiDi??

    • Yeah, that seems to be a mistake. Definitely no Wireless Display included.

      • EC8CH

        “someone at verizon is confused”…

  • Bolton

    Damn Verizon. Leave it to them to release an update months after it is released.

    • Austin Warren

      5 weeks*

      • zwade

        5 weeks = 1.1monthssss

        • Austin Warren

          I can tell that you failed 4th grade.

          • zwade

            I can guarantee I’m way more successful than you 🙂 Apparently people can’t take a joke.

  • rodney11ride

    ummm so how to i connect to my TV?