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Manually install Android 4.2.1 on the "takju" version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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The Samsung GALAXY Nexus

The Samsung GALAXY Nexus

If you purchased your Samsung GALAXY Nexus from the Google Play Store, you own the"takju" version of the phone which is a cool sounding name. Go ahead, say it five times fast. Great. Now we can move on. The "takju" model of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is ready to be manually updated to Android 4.2.1, instantly making you the envy of everyone on your block.

Manually installing Android 4.2.1 is no harder than lather, rinse, repeat. You download the specific file meant for the "takju" model, reboot your phone to let it recover, and sideload the update and it is all done but the shouting, And if you want to wait for the OTA version to reveal itself, well that is just dandy too.

We should point out that if you didn't purchase your Samsung GALAXY Nexus from the Google Play Store, but flashed the "takju" factory image on the handset, this manual update should work for you as well.

source: Android 4.2.1 via Xda, GALAXYNexusForum

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posted on 28 Nov 2012, 09:07 1

1. DiskaD (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


again yakju after takju, pfff!

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 09:24

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


I think takju are the beta testers, since yakju are all international versions of the GNexus.

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 19:50 1

3. KR_Maintanker (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 May 2012)


lol.. developers of Sammy like alcohol very much.. takju is the traditional korean alcohol made my rice and yakju is a sort of 'herb alcohol' which is good to human body. .

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 02:44

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


What's the difference between the 2 models ? One is unlocked the other is a carrier version ?

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 02:47

5. DiskaD (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I think takju is developed in usa and yakju in Europe, but I'm not sure

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 12:42

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I manually upgarded to 4.2.1 takju so bye bye Samsung since mine was "yakjuxw" which didn;t even get a 4.1.2. Flashed takju stock image as updates on that come faster than yakju from what i read on forums. Lets see how fast i get the OTA update notification when it is released next time. From India.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 05:18

7. DiskaD (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I had yakjuxw too and I flashed to yakju, now i take updates in date, it worth it really.

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