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

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


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16 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

2. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

3. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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/

4. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

5. Zarak

Posts: 23; Member since: May 21, 2012

Got it!

6. chanpreet89

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 27, 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...

7. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

8. chanpreet89

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

9. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

10. chanpreet89

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

11. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

12. chanpreet89

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

13. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

14. chanpreet89

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

nopes...

15. chanpreet89

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 27, 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...

16. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 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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