How to manually update your Galaxy Nexus (takju) to Android 4.2
So, first off, you must be running stock JZO54K to run the update, and as always you are responsible for any problems you may encounter.
1) Download the JOP40C update zip file
Reboot your Galaxy Nexus, holding both the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons while it boots up. When you get to the fastboot menu (it says "Start") press Volume Up until it reads "Recovery" then press the power button. The device will switch to Recovery mode, and when you see an Android with a red exclamation point icon, press Volume Up and the Power buttons together, which will bring up the Recovery menu. Select "apply update from adb."
2) Make sure you have adb (if you don't, download the Android SDK and install the updates). Connect your Galaxy Nexus to your computer with a USB cable.
3) Open up a command prompt (cmd in Windows, or terminal in Linux and Mac) and navigate to the same directory as the JOP40C zip file you've downloaded, then type in the following:
adb sideload e587de13bf8a.signed-takju-JOP40C-from-JZO54K.e587de13.zip
4) You should see a progress bar, which will eventually hit 100%. At this point, your device is installing the update.
5) Reboot and you're now running Android 4.2, so start playing with the new stuff like lockscreen widgets!
1. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
I can wait till Verizon send it..... Ill still get it before other none nexus phones
2. The_Innovation (Posts: 558; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
I'm using the USA unlocked Galaxy Nexus I got from the Play Store. I haven't received an update yet.
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Are you manually checking for updates, or just waiting for them? I'm sure Google will get to you soon
5. The_Innovation (Posts: 558; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
I check about every 3 hours manually.