Not to be left out, it looks like the Galaxy Nexus Takju is getting its own 4.2.1 update just after the 1.1MB package started hitting the Nexus 7 and 10.

If you've got a Takju Galaxy Nexus and don't feel like waiting around for the OTA to find its way to your device, you can – as always – install it yourself.

It should be noted that this update package is only meant for Takju – that is, the Galaxy Nexus available in the Play Store. You should also be certain that your device is running 4.2 JOP40C before installing this update. Those with a Yakju Nexus – sit tight, the update link should crop up any time now.

Update: Yakju is now live as well. See the bottom of the post for the download link.


As always, be careful when manually installing the update package. Those with a custom recovery can just download the zip below, move it to their device, and flash away. If you're running stock recovery, just follow the simple instructions from our last Galaxy Nexus update post, substituting only the zip file name in Step 2.

Disclaimer: Android Police isn't responsible for any harm to your device - proceed at your own risk.


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  • Steve Jobs

    Does this fix reboots?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      iPhones do! XD

      In all seriousness though it doesn't, unless not having December is a direct cause of the reboots that is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898440028 Michael Ruocco

    Does this fix the Bluetooth issue

  • Ed

    didn't fix my bluetooth issue. very disappointing for me as my n7 is primarily a streaming device.

    • http://twitter.com/mfr118 Michael Ruocco

      S.O.B. it's annoying when using the Bluetooth in my car and it won't turn on or off without restarting my phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      It would have been unlikely that a 1.1MB patch would have fixed an issue like Bluetooth, at least we have December back though.

  • iBee

    When coming for galaxy note II?

    • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

      When Samsung decides to. Nexus devices are managed by Google.

    • yarrellray

      My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps this silly. Galaxy Nexus is soft and useless.

      • squiddy20

        If it's so "useless", then why did you buy one when it first came out on Verizon? Idiot.

  • CristianoAdiutori

    This just going to fix December bug :(

  • Kam Siu

    thanks updated!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1231055440 Jose Andino

    For those of you who have done the update. Has it fixed the GPS issue? Reason I ask is cause after the update to 4.2 the GPS on my Galaxy nexus is constantly running and not locking in the location.

    • Paweł Gładysz

      I have the same problem with my gnex. Looking for proper lock takes 2-3 minutes. With 4.1.2 it to ok seconds...

      • Ma

        You not only have to enable location sources in Location Access, but also in your Google Account Settings under Location. Hope it helps ;)

  • Duncan Booth

    For those with stock recovery there's also a way to install the update that doesn't require you to install adb: so long as you have a usb otg cable you can just copy the update onto a USB stick, boot to recovery (same as for the adb update) and select "update from usb" instead of update from adb.
    That's what I did to install the last update to 4.2, but as I've got a yakju device I have to wait just a little longer to get this one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898440028 Michael Ruocco

      This worked like a charm thanks!

    • Игорь Мац

      Also better way it's change your support from Samsung to Google by changing firmware version.

      • Duncan Booth

        yakju firmware is a Google version. All I'm talking about is avoiding the wait for the update to be available to my device (which can take more than a week from when it is first available) without having to root or even the clear data on the google services hack (which I've tried in the past and didn't managed to trigger the update but did have unwanted side effects).

  • wickets

    I hate reading about updates....spend the whole day clicking on 'check now' instead of doing more productive things like watching reruns of jersey shore etc etc

  • Vlad Cochintoiu

    Got a yakju phone, in the UK, and I haven't even got 4.2, let alone this update? Anyone in the UK got 4.2 and/or 4.2.1?

    • andy gowrley

      On a vodafone supplied nexus and on 4.2 which came about a week after first launch.

    • Игорь Мац

      For getting new versions of Android instantly you must have Android device provided by Google, not Samsung.

    • K

      Don't worry, 4.2 is awful. First time ever I had to revert back to earlier update (4.1.2). 4.2 is laggy and buggy and just a POS both on my gnex and N7.

    • Duncan Booth

      Yes, but I didn't wait for the OTA, I downloaded the update to a USB stick and applied it from there. No problems with 4.2 (except December missing of course), for me it installed cleanly and has worked smoothly without any reboots until I rebooted to apply 4.2.1

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cheppiroma Cheppi Williams

    Thanks to Google and Samsung, this morning here in Indonesia the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.1 yay!

  • Rodrigo Alves de Brito

    Are you guys having any bugs on the 4.2? I received the update yesterday night and installed it, but I wish I didn't do that. My Nexus is too buggy now with the 4.2; changing between portrait/landscape is terrible, too laggy. The battery seems to be running like water. Overall, I feel like the project butter doesn't exist anymore.

  • Lee Bryer

    I have flashed my yakju to takju, will I still get the OTA updates, I used the factory images from Google to do this.

  • Ann Geiger

    Hold off on updating this device if you plan to connect anything to it via Bluetooth. Apparently the latest Android upgrade (4.2.1) has a bug that makes Bluetooth inoperable for at least some people. I could, but not longer can, connect my keyboard, phone and earpiece. Google technical support can only say they are aware of the problem and working on it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaingdara Dara Kaing

    Developer options to Enable USB Debugging not found in setting. please help

    • Kip

      I dont have Developer settings too... O_o Weird

  • Zach

    Must enable location access in Google Now menu under app location settings enable location access Google has been notified of this problem and how to guide customers to fix this issue. Email me if this works.

  • Blair Markus

    I have a Galaxy Nexus running JR003C. I tried the upgrade with stock recovery. The handset goes through complete adb sideload installation, handset: "installation aborted". Any ideas?