A couple of hours ago, Google started rolling out the Android 4.2.2 update to a very limited subset of Nexus devices (build JDQ39). At this point, almost nobody can get the OTA pulled by going through the Settings screen, but don't worry - one of our loyal readers extracted the OTA url for the Galaxy Nexus and sent it over to us (great work, Daniel Koch!).
For now, we only have the link for the takju Galaxy Nexus variant, i.e. GNex handsets bought from the Play Store. Once we get the yakju build, we'll update this post.
We don't have any reliable information at this point because Google hasn't pushed the 4.2.2 files to AOSP yet or published any changelogs. We suspect the Bluetooth bug has been fixed, but are unclear what else has changed right now.
There is a new radio in this OTA.
For those ready to download and install manually, the process is easy. If you
- have a custom recovery, just download the zip (linked below), move it to your device, and flash as usual
- have the stock recovery, keep the zip file on your computer and follow a few easy instructions below
Reboot your Galaxy Nexus, holding the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons while it boots up. Once you see the fastboot menu and "Start," press Volume Up to navigate to "Recovery" and press the power button. Once you see an Android with a red exclamation point icon, press Volume Up and the Power button together, which will bring you to a new menu. Navigate to "apply update from adb."
Connect your Galaxy Nexus to your computer with a USB cable.
Make sure you have a recent version of adb that supports the sideload command (if you don't, download the latest Android SDK to ensure your adb is up-to-date).
Open up a command prompt (cmd in Windows, regular shell in Linux and Mac) in the same directory as the zip file you've downloaded.
Type in the following:
adb sideload 472aafeb9fe3.signed-takju-JDQ39-from-JOP40D.472aafeb.zip
You should see a progress bar, which will eventually hit 100%. At this point, your device is installing the update.
Reboot and enjoy! You are now running Android 4.2.2 on your Galaxy Nexus.
Here's the OTA, hosted on Google's servers: takju build JDQ39.
AP mirror just in case it goes down: AndroidFileHost.
File size: 46.4 MB (48,672,997 bytes)
Thanks, Daniel Koch!