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Android 4.2 for the Galaxy Nexus rolling out to some users, now available for manual download

With the launch of the Nexus 4 only a few short hours away, many of those with “legacy” Galaxy Nexuses are wondering just when they can expect Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to begin rolling out onto their devices. The good news is… right now. Well, for some of you anyway. As one lucky user reported on his Google+ page, it looks like “Google On The Spot,” wasted no time in bringing his Galaxy Nexus the most up-to-date version of the Android. You’ll notice some new features rarely talked about like the magnification gestures. Apparently, this user lives in Canada and is running on stock Takju (the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus purchased from the Play Store). Of course, those of you on Sprint or Verizon Wireless have a little more waiting to do. If it hasn’t rolled out to your Takju running Galaxy Nexus, you can manually download straight from Google here.

Thanks, Emeraldislxnd!

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  • Jshaffer22

    I have Verizon, i’m sure ill get the update sometime in the spring

    • anywherehome

      I think if you install this stock rom you wouldn’t lose your warranty

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        He needs to wait for a different build though. The CDMA/LTE version :(

    • MrSpoiler15

      Spring of 2014!

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      The story of our big red lives.

  • LawrenceMcatee

    for poops and giggles I just tried to update my nexus 7… no dice…

  • pr0xidian

    Enjoying Jellybean on my note 2. Muwahahaha.

    • jj14x

      Kewl! Congratulations! Jellybean is wonderful! You’ll probably love 4.2 if/when your Note 2 gets it.

      • blackjaguar25

        Hahaha exactly what I was thinking.

      • John Mozelewski

        I’m replacing my gnex with note 2 don’t really care if I get 4.2

    • Treyhunnid

      4.1 jelly…we on that jelly bean 4.2 son…get ya weight up not ya hate up…

  • Patrick

    Yeah, jelly bean 4.1….

  • PraveenNair27

    Any news on updates for the yakju version?

  • wickets

    “If it hasn’t rolled out to your Takju running Galaxy Nexus, you can manually download” ?? Download and thats it? No special instructions or anything similar?? I have the takju version but this seems way too easy lol Thanks in advance…..in the meantime I’ll hit the update button every 2 secs haha

    • jbo1018

      Google is your friend. :-)

      • wickets

        I know, but you guys are a LOT friendlier :)

        • No_Nickname90

          LoL!! To manually install a new ROM, you have to have a custom recovery. I think there is a Rootkit for the Galaxy Nexus that will temp Root your phone and put Clockwork Mod on their temporarily and you can just update it from there.

          You’d have to do more reading on XDA, though. They’re just as friendly.

          • wickets

            thanks

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      the apparent remedy in addition to doing the Check Now, is go to Settings -> Apps -> All -> Google Services Framework… force stop on that and clear data, then try Check Now again. And repeat til you’re blue in the face.

      I’ve had mixed results doing that… it definitely logs you out of GTalk and resets the notification sounds/vibration for that, at the very least.

      • samagon

        you can also try the good old fashioned *#*#checkin#*#*

  • Danny V.

    I got excited for a moment and then remembered I have Verizon .. so yeah spring sounds right on target . Unless they decide to give us a nice Xmas gift or early Xmas gift (highly doubt it tho ) wamp wamp wamp

  • Robabobbob

    Nothing arrived on my UK gnex but hopefully any day now.

  • DanWazz

    Can’t wait for the flood of custom ROMs.

  • MttFrog13

    I’m going to try a custom rom and If this doesn’t fix the gps glitch in my verizon gnex (that was created with the jellybean update), I’m paying my early termination fee, selling my gnex, switchint to t-mobile’s $30/month plan and getting the nexus 4.

  • erni74

    You can download the GALAXY Nexus Android 4.2 Update also manually and install it manually, don’t wait for OTA Update!

    • samagon

      meh, it’ll come. I enjoy getting updates quickly, but I don’t need to go out and force it to happen. that’s the beauty of Nexus.

  • cory

    Will this work on yakju model?

  • http://www.facebook.com/COOOOOOOOOOOOOOP Brad W. Cooper
  • Guest

    Very optimistic… more like never

  • Alex Alexander

    I have a Sprint GNex and that is the reason I am selling it…

  • andrés

    I get a radio error when trying to sideload it, currently working with takju JZO54K – Anyone else having problems?

  • erik dempsey

    4.2 OTA on my Gnex

  • smithj33

    My Nexus 7 just got the update!

  • remister

    I just got the 4.2 update by doing the Clearing Google Services Framework trick.

    FYI
    Settings>Apps>Google Services Framework

    Force Stop, Clear Date

    Check for Update.
    Good Luck

  • dave0611

    My Nexus 7 is currently updating.

  • EasyEEE

    Yup, my Nexus 7 updated a few hours ago.

  • EasyEEE

    My Transformer Prime also hot am update, but want 4.2. :/

  • Jose Andino

    I just received the update of 4.2 on my Galaxy Nexus. But here’s a question. Is anyone having problems with the GPS? it’s constantly searching for a location on my phone and after rebooting my phone it kept doing it so I shut it down manually.

  • JulianHaro

    Anyone having problems with 4.2? My Galaxy Nexus received it yesterday and it’s quite buggy. The keyboard lags now and transitions just don’t go as smoothly as before. I also thought there would be pinch to zoom in gmail? That’s not working for me. There’s also a half second delay when pushing the power key to lock and unlock the phone. Should I factory reset?

  • mydo adel

    hi … plz tell me the steps to preform a manual update after downloading the file from google