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Download: Android 4.3 OTA Updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus

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During Google’s Android and Chrome event that took place yesterday in San Francisco, Hugo Barra announced that most of the their Nexus family of phones would start seeing OTA updates to Android 4.3 almost immediately. That list includes the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus (GSM). But while these updates technically started yesterday, we know that almost everything involving software at Google these days happens in stages, so you may not be prompted to update for some time. Thankfully, we’re already finding OTA update links, meaning you can manually update today if you’d like. 

Download Links (JWR66V):

Nexus 4 | Nexus 7 WiFi | Nexus 7 HSPA+ | Galaxy Nexus (“yakju”) | Galaxy Nexus (“takju”) | Nexus 10

*Note:  In order to update with these files, you need to be running stock Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39).

To update with these files, you have a couple of options:

  1. If you are stock, non-rooted – You can use the “adb sideload” command and make magic happen without root or a custom recovery. We have an entire guide to walk you through this method. It may take a minute to get the Android SDK setup, but that’s something you should have anyway if you own a Nexus.
  2. If you are stock, non-rooted and hate adb sideload – The “adb sideload” command can be a bit finicky, so another way is to use a custom recovery and then flash the OTA file through there. You have two recoveries to choose from:  TWRP or ClockworkMod. You can find a guide for flashing a custom recovery through adb here.
  3. If you are stock, rooted, with custom recovery – You can essentially flash the OTA zip files in recovery and update. If you lose root, hit up this G+ post for instructions on getting it back.
  • Jason

    Hope it will help……..http://www.androidcustomroms.com/

  • Virginia Warren

    I have a Nexus 10, unlocked, rooted, running TWRP. I recently got in a boot loop while updating Paranoid Android and had to recover to stock. I’m on stock now, JDQ39. I tried to update to 4.3 using the file linked here, but TWRP won’t do it.

  • Mikkel

    Stock, rooted GNex takju:

    I downloaded the file, and loaded it in clockworkmod. Nothing happened. Still on 4.2.2. Any idea, what might have caused this?

  • ivan

    i have my nexus 4 rooted.if i flash this one it will get unrooted right?so after it gets unrooted can i just lock the bootloader after with some toolkit?

  • ivan

    i have my nexus 4 rooted.if i flash this one it will get unrooted right?so after it gets unrooted can i just lock the bootloader after with some toolkit?

  • umataro42

    Just got to this today, thanks for posting the links, now running 4.3 on my (wifi) Nexus 7!

  • karthik

    I am stock with build
    JDQ39E and could not flash the update it says “no file contexts” /system/build.prop

  • Ankit Kant Saxena

    I update my nexus 4 with ota method after clearing Google frame work data and cache but after that play store stopped responding , I cannot download and install any app..
    It shows server error ..
    Please help…