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Android 4.2 finally coming to ‘yakju’ Samsung Galaxy Nexus, factory image is now available

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Android 4.2 finally coming to ‘yakju’ Samsung Galaxy Nexus, factory image is now available
A week after Android 4.2 Jelly Bean first arrived on some Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices, it is finally landing on a wider set of the 2011 Google Android flagship. Last week it was the Galaxy Nexus ‘takju’ version that got bumped up (that would be the one most people purchased on Google Play Store), and now the ‘yakju’ international version of the device (the one you bought at a place different than the Play Store) is also getting updated.

The first reports of users getting over-the-air updates to 4.2 have surfaced, and most importantly Google has published the factory image on its developers’ website. And how do you tell which version you have? There are plenty of apps with this kind of information on the Play Store and we personally used Android System Info which is free.

This means that even if the update has not yet appeared for a super easy OTA installation, you can skip the waiting time and manually install the 4.2 Jelly Bean on your ‘yakju’ Galaxy Nexus. If you run a custom ROM, you just flash the file below. If not, though, we recommend you skip over to the source link where there are more detailed instructions.


source: Android Police

Android 4.2 finally coming to ‘yakju’ Samsung Galaxy Nexus, factory image is now available

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:35 1

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2132; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Yo PA, when ur reviewing the Nexus 10, would you pls. throw in some benchmark tests for alternative browsers, say Boat or Dolphin? Making the stuttery Chrome stock was a major misstep by Google, but look at performance and benches such as SunSpider on the alternatives, it flies.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:51 2

2. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


And how do you tell which version you have?
Open Maps>Settings>About>Device.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 22:32

3. JunitoNH (Posts: 922; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yeah...........that glitchy update is coming your way, look out. My advise don't download if getting OTA. It started to kill my battery life, performance, and boy, lagging like crazy. Don't walk away from this update, run.

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/smartphones/1296070/android-4-2-windows-phone-8-hit-by-numerous-bug-reports

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/19/android-4-2-gate-here-are-some-of-the-major-issues-plaguing-googles-newest-release/

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/android-4-2-on-nexus-7-has-broken-bluetooth-users-complain-50009768/

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 02:13

4. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Mine is OK, but Nexus devices being the beta testers few bugs are to be expected. 4.2.1 should fix those.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 11:56

5. Zarak (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Got it!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 02:57

6. chanpreet89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


i manually updated my nexus yakju from ice cream to 4.1.1.so will i keep receiving notifications regarding latest updates from google....or i hav to do it manually from now on...?? plz someone guide me...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:43

7. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


If you have stock yakju, and not yakjuux or yakjuxw, then you will. Please check your version by:
Open Maps>Settings>About>Device.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:51

8. chanpreet89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Yes..thnx..its yakju only...so then I shud wait for update rather than doing it manually..

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:07

9. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Try if this works for you:
Settings>Apps>All>Google Services Framework, clear and force stop then manually check for updates.
Worked for me the last two times.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:22

10. chanpreet89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


How to manually check for update after doing force stop step...?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 04:42

11. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Settings>About Phone>System updates>Check now
Try a few times.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:01

12. chanpreet89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


dint work...tried quite a few times..

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:31

13. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Not sure what's the problem, what about the 4.1.2 update? Did you get it?

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 00:57

14. chanpreet89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


nopes...

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 01:13

15. chanpreet89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


actually i bought second hand phone...so it was already manually updated to 4.1.1...and now i fear that i might not receive direct updates from google.i have yakju..for sure...

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 03:56

16. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


You can always unlock the bootloader(if it's locked) and flash yakju 4.2. Of course you'll lose everything not synced with online services and all files not transfered beforehand.

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