Earlier this week, we got wind of a new OTA build JOP40G possibly hitting the Nexus 4 soon. I thought this update would finally be the elusive Android 4.2.2 that we've been hearing about, but it looks like that's not the case.

Yesterday, Google pushed some new open source code to AOSP (Android Open Source Project) marked with 2 new tags: android-4.2.1_r1.1 and android-4.2.1_r1.2. The build number corresponding to the 4.2.1_r1.2 release is - you guessed it - JOP40G (with mentions of JOP40F and JOP40E along the way too) - the same one we thought would be 4.2.2.


The dates you see here are commit dates, not dates the commits were made public (which was Feb 1st 2013)

What's New?

After weeding out the changes from the commit logs, it looks like all of them are very minor and mostly related to the Nexus 4. So no Bluetooth fixes just yet - those should, unsurprisingly, make it in 4.2.2.

Here are the aforementioned changes between 4.2.1's tags 4.2.1_r1 (JOP40D) and 4.2.1_r1.2 (JOP40G). I think this is everything (everything that has its source in the open anyway), but if you spot something I didn't, please drop a note below.

Update: Added a few more things related to mako (Nexus 4) that didn't come up at first (thanks, Tylar).

Source: AOSP (1) (2)

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  • Jason Banich

    Yay, looks like it will fix the bug my dad had with his Nexus 10 where it would shut off even at full power when unplugged from the charger!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Sounds about right.

  • JordanMcRae

    So there is an OTA coming for the Nexus 4??

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Pretty sure the JOP40G one is, but not sure when.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600092244 Wil Alarcon

    So. Do these changes apply to other products (ie nexus10 and Sprint galaxy nexus)?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      The changes were made in Project name: /platform/system/core and Project name: /platform/system/extras, so they're system wide.

      • Wilfredo Alarcon

        Is there is push to make the devices see this? My phone and tablet do not show system updates that are available.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          None of the OTAs have been made available yet. This is pure AOSP.

          • Виктор Манчев

            Still ignoring the Nexus 10 reboots I see...

          • Tyler

            YES!!! They have been driving me crazy!

  • Doug Roberts

    No mention of the wifi data dropout when the screen blanks on the N4? This one: http://things-linux.blogspot.com/2013/01/time-frame-of-nexus-4-wifi-bug-issues.html

  • http://twitter.com/str0mma Nahoj Morts

    And that stupid [vibrate on ever f-ing notification even though I don't want to be notified] "feature" introduced in 4.2.1?! Putting the phone in silent mode is a workaround but that also results in a lot of missed calls.

    • Chester Moy

      Isn't this adjustable in the individual apps? Or you can disable vibrating notifications altogether in the system settings.

      • RichA

        No, this is one of many bus in 4.2.1

        • RichA

          I meant bugs....

        • blunden

          It's not a bug, it is very much intentional. That is made clear in the comments in the source code.

  • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

    Yea there's a few other things: https://gist.github.com/raw/4696612/2b0ee4f3c38c5c275e9723dbecdc9abd392e3238/1

    List from Paranoid Android G+.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Thanks, looks like repo sync didn't pull in new projects, like lge/mako. Hrm, I wonder if I need to repo init again.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There we go, repo sync finished this time, and I've updated the post with the mako stuff.

  • eug89

    Just curious... How did you manage to get a detailed summary of the changes between the two tags taking into account all the projects? Before reading this post I was trying to figure it out myself...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      The magic of "repo forall"

      • eug89

        Nice:-) there's always something new to discover about repo and git. Really great tools

  • dadww

    Any mentions of performance.. I cant really say I enjoy my nexus 7 for some months now, its nothing like buttery smooth and fun, but more like .. every touch I make is one too much. Really not cool

    • Simon Belmont

      Hopefully Android 4.2.2 addresses most of the glitches brought about in Android 4.2 for the N7. If not, we may have to wait until Android 5.0.

      I, for one, got sick of the bugs in Android 4.2 and flashed back to Android 4.1. No regrets and I look forward to an update with bug fixes.

    • MeCampbell30

      It's a problem with trim and memory. Especially those with N7s that updated from 4.1. There are apps on the market that will run fstrim for you and return the device to its original performance.

      • saltyzip

        But I don't want to root, as some of the content apps I use will no longer work. I'm unhappy with my Nexus 7 as it currently operates, my Nexus 4 just blows it out of the water, maybe just the latter having 2GB Ram is the cure. Roll on the replacement for the Nexus 7, it can't come soon enough for me.

    • owenoliver1
  • QwietStorm

    I just want kernel tweaks for battery optimization.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Elrando.the.Wonderhorse Matthew Gardner

    What are the chances of this helping with the random crashes my N10 suffers every few days?

  • fuzzylumpkins

    you know what would be great? a stock rom image.

  • http://twitter.com/karlovranjes Karlo

    If im correct there is no msm_hsic_host wakelock fix???

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Not in 4.2.1_r1.2, but more major fixes are probably lined up for 4.2.2.

  • Ryuuie

    So those 4.2.2 people were lying?

    Damnit, AP. Stop crushing my dreams. :I

    Hopefully this will fix more bugs than it creates. Nexus devices seem to be buggy at first and awesome as hell as the new year goes on.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Why? 4.2.2 is still coming for sure. Not sure why exactly they released this instead of just 4.2.2 though. Doesn't make much sense to me.

      • Ryuuie

        Yah, I'd rather see 4.2.2 as well. Is there a chance that this could just turn into 4.2.2 later on down the road?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Of course, but I'm not sure why they'd release it ahead of 4.2.2. My guess is someone at LG pushed for it as it was a widely reported issue, and 4.2.2 was still a few weeks away.

  • lokesh

    There is a camera bug in nexus 4 and I expect Google to fix in the forthcoming 4.2.2 update