Last Updated: February 14th, 2013

While the official OTA update to Android 4.2.2 began rolling out to the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7, and 10 last night, you may not have received it yet. We already posted a link for the Galaxy Nexus takju build, but now we've got a couple more to share.

Update: JDQ39 from JOP40F for the Nexus 10 added.

Your device needs to be running the JOP40D build in order to flash the updates, doing so from another build will probably just fail, but we wouldn't attempt it either way. You'll have to use the sideload method in order to install these updates if you're running a stock ROM, and that means connecting to your PC via USB and using the command line. If you're unfamiliar with with how to do this, we probably wouldn't suggest trying it in the first place.

The short version: get your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 into recovery, hook it up via USB, and select "apply update from adb," then use the 'adb sideload [FULL UPDATE FILE NAME HERE]' command. If you have a custom recovery, you should be able to apply the update in the normal way (straight from the zip file on device storage). For detailed instructions for the Nexus 7, see this post.

Thanks, Fai-zur!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Mustafa

    What about the Nexus 4?

    • Jason Banich

      Hasn't been released yet

      • Mustafa

        The released the update for the Galaxy Nexus, before the current flagship? What?

  • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

    Cant wait for the tear down to see what's been changed and hopefully FIXED!

    • Razormike

      Yeah, the AndroidPolice teardowns are epic!

      • Kam Siu

        how big is the file for download? is it a sizeable update?

        • http://www.facebook.com/marc.okelly1 Marc OKelly


    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Ron will be working on it soon enough.

      • Kam Siu

        thank you ahead of time AP :)

    • heat361

      A tear down is coming I just sent Ron the system files to do the tear down!!

    • Matthew Fry

      Yes! The brick wall that is Google won't tell us anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vb.jon.ball Jon Ball

    No Nexus 4 love?

    • heat361

      Not available yet. I sent this tip for the n7 along time ago lol

  • andyr354

    Will I loose root?

    • Jason Banich

      Yes. Install and run this before/after the update though, and you'll keep root: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.otarootkeeper

      • andyr354

        I had to cleanup an install of the old stock browser I was playing with to get rid of an error 7. Just flashed with TWRP, fingers crossed as I sit here and wait!

        • http://www.facebook.com/nathan.borup Nate Borup

          I am trying to flash it and it is giving me an error "assert failed: apply_patch_check("/system/build.prop', "cbb.....", "ba..." (Status 7) Anyone know how to fix that?

          • Naandroid

            I had this problem. Fixed it by restoring the original build.props. Mine had been modified via Android tuner; it gave me the option to restore the backup it made when it tweaked the system. Once restored the update flashed cleanly

          • http://www.facebook.com/nathan.borup Nate Borup

            I did restore the build.prop file to the original and it still didn't work

      • dak1982

        Can anyone confirm lag fixes? My 16GB N7 has been really lagging since 4.2. I've done the Currents fix, cleared space, factory data resets, tried different roms :(

  • br_hermon

    So... im totally new to this... I'm rooted, stock (I didn't bother with a custom ROM), I have ClockworkMod recovery and SuperSU installed. I rooted using Wug Fresh's Nexus Toolkit.

    So David's saying all I have to do is download this OTA zip and flash it in CWM? I won't loose root or anything? Do I have to do any wipes (Data or cache)?

    • Jason Banich

      Use this to keep root: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.otarootkeeper

      You won't need to do any wipes. You are correct on all counts.

      • br_hermon

        OTA Rootkeeper doesn't work with SuperSU. So it looks like I should buy SuperSU Pro for "Survival mode" then? I read in some forums that I may not need it and CWM will restore root for me during the update.

        • Yorick Reuvekamp

          I just rerooted after the update using the Nexus 7 Toolkit. Worked just fine.

    • CuriousCursor

      You'll probably lose root.

    • BangIShotYou

      For updates like this, no wipe required. You WILL lose root though. You can use OTA Rootkeeper from the play store though to keep root.

      Although, I believe the latest version of ClockworkMod Recovery backs up your root and restores it after the update process (but before you reboot your device).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      If you have CWM already, you can just reflash the SuperSU zip after you update.

      • Danielle

        When the tablet rebooted after ota update, cwm showed up and I had to click yes to continue. Then later it came up again and said if I continue I will lose root access so I panicked and said no on that screen. Nothing seems to be wrong but I'm worried that I messed something up during the update. Any advice is appreciated.

  • http://twitter.com/rsaka10 Fugmedia

    May I update using cm10.1 on Galaxy Nexus

  • Alan Wolf

    Does this build cover the 3G nexus 7 as well?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock


      • BangIShotYou

        Thanks for the answer. Was just about to ask myself. [shrugs] Looks like I can continue tinkering with my boss's N7 3G for the time being. (He's tech illiterate.)

      • Alan Wolf

        You sure the download says nakasi, that is the 3G model...

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


          Nakasi is Wi-Fi. Nakasiq is the 3G model.

          • Alan Wolf

            Hmm thought the Wifi model was grouper... lol i am confused now

          • Milán Marsi

            As far as I know Grouper is the device's name and Nakasi is the codename for the updates for it. Don't ask me why they need two separate names, I'm sure it makes someone's job easier, but it confused me at first too.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            Yeah, it's confusing. Nexus 7 Wi-Fi = Grouper = Nakasiq.

          • Alan Wolf

            Got it lol

          • http://twitter.com/OmarF82 Omar Feliciano

            Actually is Nexus 7 WiFi = grouper = nakasi and Nexus 7 3G = tilapia = nakasig

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            Whoops. Yep, that's right.

  • rahulkadukar

    If I am running Stock ROM with CWM installed, can I perform an OTA. Is there any risk to the device ?

    • Sam Hollis

      Nope! :)

  • Milán Marsi

    Hmmm, the nexus 7 update fails for me. I'm using TWRP, maybe that's the problem?

    • Milán Marsi

      Updated TWRP to the latest version and still fails with an error... I'm a sad panda:(

    • DaveTea

      You running a custom kernel? If so you need to restore the factory kernel or the patch will fail.

      • Milán Marsi

        I reflashed the factory kernel today for the OTA. I even restored one of my stock backups, but still no luck.

        • DaveTea

          Odd, I had an error from running the Franco kernel, but once I restored the stock kernel it went OK. Perhaps you have a corrupted download? Worth checking.

          • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

            I'm running Franco on my N10, and never backed up my stock kernel. :-(
            So I may be stuck returning to complete stock later, and restoring my app backups...

            unless someone has a stock kernel from the N10 that I can flash...

          • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

            Do either of you have a flashable version of the stock kernel I could try it with? I'm running into this error when I try to install:

            Verifying curent system...
            assert failed: apply_patch_check("EMMC: /dev/block/platform/dw_mmc.0/by-name/boot: 4716544 : 52b[...*long string of characters*]b38ac")
            E:Error in [update file]
            (Status 7)

          • Milán Marsi

            That looks a lot like what I have. The kernel can be found on xda, but here's the link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1997474 (I hope thelink works).

          • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

            Thanks. Luckily someone had a TWRP backup of the stock 4.2.1 /boot that they sent me and that worked.

          • Typhoon

            I had the same issue and found that mine was because I had flashed the radio required for my area. I just flashed back to radio I9250XXLH1 and it worked fine. I then reflashed the radio I needed.

          • valapsp

            Hey Dave, I recently installed the Franco kernel. My question is that how can I extract the stock kernel from the stock factory image? Also how can I find out the latest stock kernel version. (Nexus 7)


  • Matthew Jago

    Is anyone able to confirm if this fixes the slow charging problem on the Nexus 7?

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

    For Nexus 7, full instructions are here: http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/13/android-4-2-build-jop40c-rolling-out-to-the-nexus-7-now-manual-download-link-available/

    Specifically, when you see that red exclamation point and "No Command", just press Vol-up + Power to see the menu.

    Just flashed it without issue to my 32GB N7.

    • http://www.icodeclarity.com/ Joshua Canfield

      For some reason after entering Recovery Mode on my Nexus 7, I was unable to get to the menu. I pressed Volume-Up + Power with nothing. After fiddling with it for a little bit I just had to hold the Volume-Up button for about 3-4 seconds and press power a few times. I treat my Nexus like gold-- so there is no damage to it, just an odd little tweak I guess. If you are stuck on the 'No Command' Android with the Red Exclamation Point just keep trying the Volume-Up + Power, it will work. Thanks for the link @archon810:disqus.

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

        Actually, you just need to hold Power and press Vol-Up a few times. That works reliably.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.m.watkins.1 David Mascarenhas Watkins

    Wow! Have you guys ever seen what happens when you triple tap on the android version field of your nexus. Than double tap on what shows up. Then tap and hold! Did everyone already know about these flying beans?!?!?!?!?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/haroonazeem Haroon Azeem

      lol yes. we knows this since Froyo version 2.2 LOL

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

        I guess I must have missed that day in school because this is news to me... and very cool. So if it's been around since Froyo, does that mean there were different animations that I missed? I'd love to see them now, but my GS3 and N10 are both on 4.2.1.

        • http://www.facebook.com/haroonazeem Haroon Azeem

          Yes, they all had different animations. You will see a new animation in Android Key Lime Pie also

  • scuttlefield

    Tried to install the update on my stock rooted N10 using Clockwork Recovery. The N10 does an auto reboot in the middle of updating files every time. It seems to have broken my calendar and Bluetooth capabilities. Any thoughts...other than factory reset?

    • scuttlefield

      Ended up having to use the Nexus Root Toolkit after I got in a bootloop. Reflashed 4.2 factory image, rerooted, and flashed 4.2.2. Everything seems to be working right now.

  • Knitler

    Any ideas when the Tilapia update will be out?

  • http://twitter.com/Chairmanmeow0 Chairman Meow

    How do i update my stock nexus 7 with the file above?

  • http://www.facebook.com/anirudh.ramesh.18 Anirudh Ramesh

    Wait, So I should use the volume rocker and power thing or any other method?? Could you maybe direct me there??

  • Fluffykiwi

    Looks like we are a few hold wifi or blue tooth in quick settings drop down to toggle on/off

  • LC

    Is T-Mobile EVER going to update the Galaxy 3S to 4.2??? It looks like a lot of other 3S's are getting at least more than 4.1.1

  • Metallinatus

    I tough the GNex was the latest Nexus with multiple builds......

  • Gacostac

    Im running Paranoid android 3 in my N10, and it says build JOP40G. Which build should i flash?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan30labi Merdan Lazaj

    When this update will be able for lg thrill p925 3d

  • Brian(aka brianzion) Carr

    still have not had my update from google im in the uk and others are reporting of it being pushed out ive switched off and on several times every day but no update?

  • Anonymous Android Affiliate

    Thank You for the WiFi Version link! I almost bricked my device because I had accidentally downloaded the mantaray version. I truly appreciate the community here :D!

  • madmike318

    assert failed: apply_patch_check - thats all i get :( coming from leaked 4.1.1

  • MMMMMa

    My nexus 7 failed during update to version 4.2, now the same happens with this update. I thought Nexus was supposed to be the finest from google but now I see it is really shit !