Not all smartphones have the privilege to be updated imminently whenever get a new version of Android . In fact, the only ones who are blessed from the beginning are the products backed by the company Google . So, it should not seem strange that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - predecessor of the current LG Nexus 4 - is one of the first to receive Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) , an issue that was presented in tandem with the smartphone and other devices as the Nexus 10 , a tablet that does have the guarantee of Samsung as manufacturer outdone. In any case, today we have to talk about an update eagerly awaited by Android users . You know, you can now start to enjoy it and all those who have in their pocket a free Samsung Galaxy Nexus . We have in our possession the instructions that allow you to install Android 4.2.1 on your device manually.
XDA Developers have been the first to break the news: Google has released Android 4.2.1 update for Nexus Terminal 4, 7 and 10. Even some Nexus 7 users have confirmed that they have received. But before launching the rooftops, we must take into account that receives the file occupies 1.1 MB, which means that, basically, including corrections, and are not added to the operating system.
The update is coming first U.S. devices, as is usual with Google updates, and gradually will be coming to other countries, so you have to have some patience. Also came via OTA (Over The Air), so that the installation is done directly on the device is discharged.
- You must have installed the Android SDK and USB drivers for your device.
- Download and save the file. zip of the update in the Platform-tools folder of the Android SDK.
- Quench your Nexus and simultaneously press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power to enter bootloader mode.
- When you see the fastboot menu, navigate using the volume keys to go to recovery and press the Power button.
- When an icon with an exclamation while you press Volume Up + Power and you get a menu with several options.
- Select apply update from adb. Connect your device to your PC.
- Posting from the terminal or command window on your computer (cmd) command: adb sideload next to the update name.
For Galaxy Nexus 4:
- 625f5f7c6524.signed sideload adb-occam-JOP40D-from-JOP40C.625f5f7c.zip
For the Nexus 7:
- 659e6288b87d.signed sideload adb-nakasi-JOP40D-from-JOP40C.659e6288.zip
For the Nexus 10:
- 07ac4f5d6c30.signed sideload adb-mantaray-JOP40D-from-JOP40C.07ac4f5d.zip
Step 1: Connect your device to PC and put the SuperSU ZIP package at the root of the internal memory.
Step 2: Place the recovery IMG file at a convenient location on your computer.
Step 3: Reboot your device into bootloader mode, and make sure it is still connected to the PC.
Step 4: Launch a command prompt session, and navigate to where you placed the recovery image. Run the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-22.214.171.124-grouper.img
where the last part is the name of the recovery file. If you choose to rename the downloaded file for ease, change the name in the command accordingly.
Step 5: Now, select recovery from fastboot menu, and you’ll be taken to the newly-flashed ClockworkMod recovery. Choose Install ZIP from SD Card, followed by Choose ZIP from SD Card.
Step 6: Point to the SuperSU package and flash it.
Step 7: Once flashing is complete, reboot the device.
One of the key bug fixes in this new update is that, this time, the operating system includes the month of December … may seem a joke, but that’s because in the earlier version of Android in December did not appear in some applications. Therefore could not be included birthday reminders or appointments in the month, and so on. Basically, the year was 11 months. Have also solved the alleged errors in the Bluetooth connectivity, which in some Nexus family devices not working properly.
The arrival of this update comes in response to complaints from some users, who were upset by the failure of the Android version 4.2. Google promised to fix the earliest possible moment, and the view is that they have kept their word, as they not only have corrected the problems discussed above, if you have not done any “small update”. Of course, the first to have this improvement are, as always, the owners of the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 … which are the terminals for Mountain View company reference.