A few days ago, Google started rolling out the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for the takju variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (sold through the Play Store) and we are also presented with the Android 4.2 factory images and binaries for the device. Finally, the most awaited Android 4.2 Jelly Bean firmware update also made available for the yakju variant of the Galaxy Nexus handset. The update is now rolling out over-the-air (OTA) and it the brings the new build number JOP40C.
Yakju Galaxy Nexus owners that want to check for the update manually can do so by heading into Menu > Settings > About phone > Software update > Check for Updates. It seems the manual update package is available for download.
Download: Yakju Galaxy Nexus Build JOP40C
Please note that this update is available for the international versions of the Galaxy Nexus, not bought from the Play Store and you should keep in mind that your handset should be running the previous build JZO54K before you proceed to flash the update manually.
- # Download the update file from the above link
- # Rename the file to ‘update.zip’
- # Switch off the handset
- # Hold down the up position on the volume rocker while powering up the phone to enter the phone’s bootloader mode
- # Use the volume rocker to navigate to ‘RECOVERY’ and select with the ‘power on/off/standby’ key to enter recovery mode
# Wait until you see a red exclamation point icon, and press Volume Up and the Power button together, # Now select "apply update from adb" from stock recovery
# Now connect your Galaxy Nexus to your PC with a USB cable
# Download the latest Android SDK from here
- # Open up a command prompt (cmd in Windows) in the same directory as the JOP40C zip file you’ve downloaded from the above link
# Now type this command adb sideload fdf06e8d71c7.signed-yakju-JOP40C-from-JZO54K.fdf06e8d.zip
# Wait for some time to finish the installation progress
Google has also published the yakju’s Android 4.2 factory image on its Android developer portal website. You can grab it from here.