Update links for Nexus devices are beginning to pop up, so if waiting for Google to push the OTA to Android 4.3 JWR66Y out to you doesn’t sound exciting, then help yourself to these. Currently, zip files are only available for the Nexus 7 HSPA+ and Galaxy Nexus “yakju,” but we will update the post as more hit the web.
Download Links (JWR66Y):
*Note: In order to update with these files, you need to be running stock Android 4.3 (JWR66V).
To update with these files, you have a couple of options:
- 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.
- 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.
- If you are stock, rooted, with custom recovery – You can essentially flash the OTA zip files in recovery and update.