Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How To Manually Update The Nexus 4 To Android 4.2.2

Earlier this week, Google rolled out the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, however the LG Nexus 4 was left behind. After couple of days, Google finally rolled out this update for the unlocked Nexus 4 smartphones out there. Just head over to the setting and check whether the update is available for your device. If you have still not received this update, then just follow the instructions given below and manually install the much-awaited Android 4.2.2 update on your Nexus 4 smartphone.
Android 4.2.2


  1. Make sure your device is not rooted and has stock recovery.
  2. Completely charge your device.
  3. Backup all of your apps and data.
  4. Activate USB debugging mode in Settings.
  5. Install required USB drivers on your computer.
  6. Make sure your smartphone runs on build JOP40D

Steps to manually install Android 4.2.2:

  1. Install the latest Android SDK on your computer.
  2. Head over to this link and grab the Android 4.2.2 OTA from Google’s servers.
  3. Switch off your Nexus 4.
  4. Reboot your device by holding the power button and pressing the volume up at the same time. You will now see the fastboot menu and Start.
  5. Press the volume up button to navigate to the “Recovery” option and then select it just by hitting the power button.
  6. You will now see an Android with red exclamation icon. Just press power and volume up, which will take you to a new menu.
  7. Head over to “apply update from adb” and select it.
  8. Now, connect your Nexus 4 to your computer with a USB cable.
  9. Open the directory, where you have downloaded the zip file from Google’s server.
  10. Now, open command prompt in the same directory.
  11. Type “adb sideload” and hit enter.
  12. The above step will sideload the file on your device. Once it is done, the update will be automatically installed on your Nexus 4.
  13. After completing the installation, just reboot your device and you will be greeted with the latest version of Android OS.

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