A couple of days after Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update first arrived on some ‘takju’ GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices, it is finally landing on the Google Nexus 4 handset. Some users are already reporting that their “occam” Nexus 4 units have already gotten an update to Android 4.2.2 build, and as is usually the case, a direct download link has been provided for your pleasure.
The build number of the Nexus 4 handset bums up to JDQ39 from GZO54K after the latest firmware update. Nexus 4 folks can now manually install Android 4.2.2 instead of having to wait for the official OTA. You have to be on build GZO54K to install this new JDQ39 build, but that’s it.
Post update you will be treated to all the new Android 4.2.2 features, which we’ve discussed here. According to some sources, Nexus 4 is getting a couple of new sounds – one for low battery reminder, and another one wireless charging. There will be a new animation in the Gallery app, which helps to load the pictures faster. You will also get the Quick Settings feature that lets you to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and off. Unfortunately, the Android 4.2.2 update blocks unofficial LTE Band 4 access on Nexus 4 handset
As usual, the update is now rolling out in phases. but if you’re impatient and don’t want to wait till the OTA update’s notification hits your handset, you can manually flash the new Android 4.2.2 version of Jelly Bean right now. Hit up the below link to download the Android 4.2.2 OTA package and install it manually via a custom recovery or by sideloading.
Download: Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 for “occam” Nexus 4
The new update comes in at 54MB, and you can follow the full instructions here on how to flash the Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 build. Anyhow, we suggest you that if you are not comfortable with flashing this update manually, you can always wait for the OTA version to be pushed by Google. Keep in mind that flashing you Nexus 4 isn’t 100% safe. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully if you are proceed to flash it.