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. (more…)
Earlier this week, Verizon’s official Twitter support account made mention of a new Galaxy Nexus update on the horizon. In fact, they said it would be here “soon,” prompting a little excitement from the G-Nex crew. What we weren’t sure about was whether or not this would be a 4.1.2 update or a big jump to 4.2.2, the current version of Android that almost all other Nexus devices are running. Thanks to a very special man with a very special version of the Galaxy Nexus, it looks like 4.2.2 might indeed be the build we see in the near future. (more…)
Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus LTE is a full four updates behind other Nexus devices, that’s no secret. What we would love to find out, though, is when they plan on changing that status. And if they do, are we going to skip past all of the previous updates and jump right to Android 4.2.2 or will we be stuck back at 4.2.1 or something earlier? (more…)
The factory images for the Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) update that was released this week to a number of Nexus devices have now been posted. We’re seeing images for the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (HSPA+ too), and Galaxy Nexus (both “takju” and “yakju”).
Be sure to download for your specific device, they may come in handy down the road if you ever need to restore your device to a factory state, flash a stock recovery, or save yourself from a ROM flashing misstep.
It also appears that 4.2.1 images have been removed. You can download the new images at the source link below.
Via: Google Developers
News broke of Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 rolling out to most of the Nexus devices just the other day and now the update file for the “yakju” GSM Galaxy Nexus is available for download. If you have an international version of the Galaxy Nexus, this file will bring you up to date rather than the other update file for the “takju” variant, the one you get from ordering from Google Play here in the US. (more…)
Over the last year, we have taken to pointing out publicly that the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus continues to fall further and further behind when it comes to updates. In fact, we created the idea of counting them out when the device fell three full updates behind other Nexus devices, a bandwagon that other sites appear to have jumped on. So since Android 4.2.2 is rolling out to the Galaxy Nexus (GSM version), we should probably update the count as it has officially reached four. (more…)
With an Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) update rolling out in extremely small batches to the “takju” variant of the GSM Galaxy Nexus, some Nexus 7s, and even fewer Nexus 10s, links to files of each will undoubtedly begin to surface. The first is for the “takju” G-Nex, which is the version of the phone that you got when you purchased it directly from Google Play in the U.S. The version known as “yakju” was the original released at launch and is typically categorized as the international version, if you will.
This file can only be used if you are on JOP40D (Android 4.2.1). To flash, install via custom recovery, use “adb sideload <filename>” from stock recovery, or try the Google Services Framework trick (hasn’t worked for me). You’ll also find a root file at the XDA thread below.