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Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4.2.2 Factory Images Now Available (Updated)

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The Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) factory images for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus have been posted. For those not familiar, factory images allow you to flash your phone back to a 100% stock state, as if you had just pulled it out of the box. You’ll find instructions for flashing factory images here.

The new 4.2.2 binaries are available as well.

Update:  They also added 4.2.1 factory images for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus.

Via:  Google Developers [Binaries]

  • June C.

    what happened to the punctuation that was on the top of the keyboard???

  • Philip

    can I flash my nexus with this if I am having problems flashing the update? I keep getting an error. it seems like I need an updated recovery but I cant figure out how to update my clockwork touch, I would rather just start from scratch.
    on the other hand, is flashing this going to erase all my pictures too? though I guess its not that much trouble to move them to my computer, I just need to know if I need to move them, I don’t want to loose al the photos from my daughters second year.

  • Jakobud

    Is there a difference between the 4.2.2 Factory Image and the 4.2.2 update that I got OTA from Verizon? If so, what is the difference?

    • Flyinion

      Nope they’re the same essentially. The difference is the OTA will upgrade whatever you have. These images will let you fix your phone if you mess something up flashing a ROM or they can be used to easily get your phone back to stock from a 3rd party ROM if you want to for some reason.

  • jomama

    I’m wantin 4 2 2 on my sg3, I guess verizon will release it after the 4 comes on the market ,then it wil b l based on sales of the 4,but.then again people.in hell want ice.water!

  • NexMan

    I been having problems trying to update to 4.2.2. Im currently on 4.1.1 rooted/unlocked but no rom installed and when I downloaded the update, the installation failed due to a signature error verification. Is it possible to flash from 4.1.1 to 4.2.2 ? Please help!

    • thegreatcorntrollio

      Keep 4.1.1 or you’ll be sorry , good luck

  • Nagini

    This has to be the worst update yet. It slowed down my phone sooooooooo much.

  • edwoordd

    I’m running paranoid 4.2.2 latest update & I have 4.1.2 stock , so if I go back to stock rom update my phone to the new 4.2.2 version I’ll lose root right? But I’ll be able to root it again? I just want the new jb version plus the radios. Yeah I also forgot how to to these steps, too busy with school and work.

    • Nagini

      You don’t want the new radios, they are absolute sh*t. The update made my phone soo much slower

      • thegreatcorntrollio

        Yes you are right.

  • Richard Yarrell

    The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is garbage and so is Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Both are a waste of time piss on Verizon and Sprint.

    • Brandon Golway

      Why are they garbage? Simply because Sprint and Verizon don’t release the factory images in a timely manner? The Sprint and VZW Gnex is exactly the same as the T-Mobile/AT&T Gnex except for the radios.

      • squiddy20

        He thinks what ever phone he doesn’t have is “crappy” and that whatever carrier he’s not on is “piss poor”. Regardless of specs or performance. The sad thing is, he used to own the Galaxy Nexus (on Verizon), and for the first few months was “applauding” it and even going so far as to say how it would be “Verizon’s flagship phone”. He really is retarded.

        • Brandon Golway

          It’s funny how quickly opinions can change!

    • squiddy20

      And yet they can do just about everything your “pimp slapping” Note 2 can do, save for some of the gimmicky “features” Samsung peddles. What a moron.

  • Flyinion

    Awesome, been wanting to check out the factory image for a bit now. It wasn’t worth it to go get a 4.1.1 image and then try to get it to OTA update. Will have to slap this on there, with root of course, and check it out for a bit. 99% sure I’ll be back on AOKP soon but it’ll be fun to try for a bit. Mostly for the experience of putting it back to stock (minus re-locking the bootloader, that’s never going to happen).

  • Bigwavedave25

    Nice switch Kellen, I like the updated header image better 😉

  • I’m Having Issues With My Call Volume Being Low Even With It Set All The Way Up. My 4G Coverage Got Worse In Most Areas.

    • Brian Parkerson

      Me too… read my comment below to see if you can relate.

  • Anybody else experiencing the 4.2.2 battery drain issue that is going on? A fully charged battery will be dead a few hours with the phone on standby. Tried disabling exchange like some websites have said and still no luck. Any ideas?

    • tyguy829
      • Thanks. That was the best explanation of what might be happening with my phone.

    • Brian Parkerson

      I don’t have battery issues, maybe because of the factor reset the day after receiving the 4.2.2 OTA update, but radio reception hasn’t been as stable, scrolling pages have become erratic, and sometimes my ringer will not ring (It’s not a volume setting issue). I’ve been waiting to hear if anyone else has been having issues. I was under the impression that the reason it takes so long for Verizon updates is because of all the extensive testing to ensure good customer experience. That’s nothing more than a BS excuse from Verizon. Anyone else having any similar issues?

      • Nagini

        My camera is laggy, 4G connectivity SUCKS now, battery drain, over all phone experience is slow.

      • zionlion

        I’m actually surprised to see the comments here. I got mine a week ago (Verizon) and honestly, my phone is performing better. Can’t say the radios are much different (they werent good to begin with) but my battery life is actually better. Not detailed enough to know why, but in that sense, I’ve actually experienced something good.

      • SOMFW


        I’ve been waiting ages for somebody else to see the lie that is the “Verizon is doing Testing” Lame A$$ exucse. They had 6 months + for 4.11 and that and still is buggy as hell. They had since Oct / Nov for 4.2 and now it is as buggy if not more then 4.1.1 was. They DON’T test anything. Google could push the update to every phone ASAP, if they chose to. Verizon doesn’t allow them to. It’s not for testign, it is so they can include their VZW crap on the phone. Which by the way, they could do in a few minutes if they wanted to.

        A guy wrote an article claiming why updates take so long a few weeks ago, and testing and according to his expert opinion Verizon cant do it in any less then 4 to 6 months! But the truth is, they pushed 4.2.2 in about a month, So much for his expert opinion. The fact that they skipped 4.1.2, 4.2 and 4.2.1 is a whole other issue. But it is not Because of Testing! The Software is ready to go as is from google on most phones.

  • yummysphere

    If I could have audiosphere as
    well as scratchnsniffosphere to
    go with my photosphere, this would
    be my perfect phone.

  • The Sprint 4.2.1/JOP40D or “GA02” factory images were also put on that page today, so if you have a Sprint Gnex, that’s a win.

  • joejoe5709

    Okay Mr. Wugfresh. I loooove your Nexus Toolkit! Please and thank you! 🙂

  • Nick S

    Now, if only it wouldn’t eat battery life like a fat kid eats cupcakes.

    • tyguy829
      • rals

        Not sure why you got a thumbs down, but yes, this has worked for me as well. Doing a reset will stop the battery drain and overheating.

        • KleenDroid

          Resets can help. But there are also some really good rooms and kernels that improve things greatly.

          • [email protected]

            bedroom or bathroom? also i hope you don’t mean corn kernels…

          • KleenDroid

            Oops… :-* I guess I should read my posts before committing

      • Tony Allen

        No, it’ll eat your battery regardless of how many times you do a factory reset, it’s a VZW Galaxy Nexus lol

    • KB Smoka

      LTE toggle is your friend.

      • What LTE toggle app would you recommend for this phone and update?

        • KB Smoka

          I just use the toggles built into AOKP and CM…..I know there are other widgets out there but I’m not sure what they are.

        • wh1te_mag1c

          I personally like LTE Toggler 5000 Pro. It’s not expensive and it does the job!

      • michael arazan

        I keep mine on 3g when I am out and I get 11 hours, I’ll switch to lte just for the browser, but usually I don’t care since I have a car charger.

    • I have to take this opportunity to push JRummy’s ROM Toolkit Auto Start Manager. Literally doubled my GNexus battery life. Unchecked all the useless non-system app receivers in the boot complete category. Best $1.50 I ever spent on an app.

    • BorisValusek

      All my battery issues are gone ever since i disabled location update in Maps. Go to your maps/settings/location update and reporting and turn it off. This thing keeps sending your location constantly for their live traffic data. My bat now hits 24hrs no problem. Tested with other settings on/off and this is the one that’s super hungry.

  • PJ

    Finally got OTA to 4.2.2 yesterday here in Indiana…Booo….I was really starting to think your post last week saying it was rolling out was a lie. Even the google frame work trick would not work for me…..oh well…finally got it.!!!

    • Yea i got it a few days ago only to find out that now my FoxFi doesn’t work anymore. Curse you Verizon!!!

      • BigWormBigPerm

        Get fattin hotspot toggle in the play store, works fine with the update

      • BigWormBigPerm

        Get Fattin Hotspot toggle from the play store, it’s free and works with the update

        • Brian Parkerson

          Never heard of it but I’ll check it out too…Check out Easy Tether I mentioned above!

      • Brian Parkerson

        Try Easy Tether… been using it since I first purchase my GNex which was the first day it was released. Never had any issues and it’s free. It has aggravating Airpush but I installed AirPush Opt Out (also in the Play Store) and haven’t had anymore Airpush problems. Hope this help and that you enjoy as much as I do!!!

      • Works on mine. Im not rooted or unlocked.

  • Finally!

  • Ian Laird


    • will bartlett

      oh yeah. that is the fault of custom roms…

      • NexusPhan69

        CM has better battery for me than stock. I haven’t had any problems since I’ve starting using it after BuglessBeast

        • wh1te_mag1c

          I’ve been thinking about trying out this image in place of CM 10.1. Are you sure that CM10.1 provides better battery life?

    • Brandon Golway

      You’ve probably been running crappy roms/kernels

    • David Verba

      Shiny + Tiny Kernel + 1850 Battery = All day battery with moderate use. Granted I completely wiped my phone before putting on the Shiny/Tiny combo….