Factory images for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 Android 4.1.2 posted


Need some reassurance for your Nexus devices in case they ever go coocoo? One of the most important things to have on hand is a factory image, and Google has delivered the latest for its latest Nexus devices.

The Nexus 7’s 4.1.2 update build JZO54K is available, and an image for that same build is available for the GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. More will become available once more versions of these devices get the upgrade, but for now only unlocked GSM/WiFi users apply. Go ahead and get everything you need at the source link ahead. [Google]

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The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Does anyone know if we can expect the updated “takju” 4.1.2 as an OTA for the Galaxy Nexus (maguro)?

    1. I’m certain we will, but it may just be as part of the proposed 4.2 to be released on the 29th of october, as this doesn’t contain much of interest to maguro users.

  2. I hate you verizon, I will be leaving you as soon as this contract is over.
    I wonder if my GN will even be updated by then.

    1. why???? the gsm/hspa versions have not been updated …….chill out!

    2. 1. root
      2. go to http://www.peteralfonso.com/2012/07/bugless-beast-41x-jelly-bean.html
      3. update as ASOP is updated. You HAVE a nexus branded phone. Do not depend on VZW.
      4. Quit whining.

      1. Pete doesn’t have 4.1.2 up yet. But I sure do hope he’s working on it. Bugless Beast is all I use these days on both my gnex and n7

        1. its up now as of 12:00am Thursday

          1. holy crap!!!!! glad I jumped on just now!!! Thanks for the post. I had checked a few times today and did not see anything. I would have not checked for a week!

      2. This is the dumbest and most pretentious argument regarding these phones … the point of Nexus phones is to get updates direct from Google as a consumer… if he wanted to root, he could buy … oh I don’t know… every single other current phone on the market. Being a Nexus device isn’t a prerequisite to rooting…

        1. I can’t speak for another poster, but I don’t see the post you replied to as an argument at all. I see it as constructive advice for someone stuck with a Verizon Galaxy Nexus. The fact is they ARE in a better position to help themselves than anyone else on Verizon.

          I don’t disagree with the original poster’s sentiments at all: Verizon is awful, and he should leave them as soon as his contract is up. That said, he shouldn’t be overly surprised by what’s happened. All the warning signs were there: the timed exclusive availability, the Verizon branding, the preinstalled crapware.

          1. It’s the standard reply everyone gets that has the audacity to call out Verizon and their BS update policy. It happens regarding every device, but the Nexus one is where the actual problem lies. By capitulating and rooting, people just compound the problem. They should all be calling VZW out for this garbage, not telling someone to root.

          2. The problem is that calling vzw out will not sway them at all. Vzw would rather have rooting and modding a phone sold by them be illegal. If they could get away with that, they would…and anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling him or herself.

          3. Just like how calling them out over the debit card fee didn’t sway them?

            Not saying I disagree here… but to lay blame on the phone owner and tell them to “quit whining” when they have a legitimate beef isn’t exactly helping anyone.

          4. The difference is the debit card fee affected a lot more of vzw’s users than a lack of updates does. Most people don’t know about and/or care about firmware versions…they just care that they can get on the internet and check Facebook.

            I do, however, agree that telling someone to quit whining does not help in the least.

        2. I agree that it sounds pretentious, however, rooting a nexus phone is very simple compared to other devices. Unlocked bootloaders make it a 5 minute process, maybe a 30 minute process the first time. Second, it is impossible to brick a nexus device. Making the risk little to none, despite the various warnings about rooting your device. Third, flashing roms can have it’s downfalls as well. Often I flash a rom that is far from perfect, non working camera, buggy interface. The nice part is you can always flash stock if you want. It is pretty simple. Ben also pointed out the most stable, closest to stock rom available, Bugless Beast. Which as we speak has already been updated to 4.1.2. If you are going to complain about your “nexus” device not being on the current build……..Guess what? only the nexus 7 is officially on this build…….Verizon, Sprint, Tmobile…..none of them have anything to do with it. Unfortunately, reading many of these blog sites can make one a bit update nuts, if you follow it all.

          My point is that Steve’s Verizon Galaxy Nexus will be updated to 4.1.2 before most every device even if he waits on Verizon to update it. I am not too sure why he is so sour, as he has seen a minimum of 3-4 updates directly from Verizon when the Droid Bionic, Droid Razor/Maxx has seen maybe 1 update.

          So, realistically, if he considers the “lack of updates” a problem, he should take matters into his own hands as it really is the only way he will see updates at the level he wants them applied.

          ***EDIT; Also, my wife has a Nexus 7, which has not received it’s update yet. (which has been officially released) I am about 50% downloaded on Bugless Beast which in the next few minutes I will have flashed and be running the most current version of android…….

    3. This is the same kind of crap I left Verizon for. They have interests other than the consumer interest as priority and it sucks.

  3. I don’t see image for Galaxy Nexus “maguro” without Google Wallet.

  4. My necus 7 doesn’t have the update. I have the 16gb Tablet.

  5. My tablet has not updated yet

  6. 4.12 on my nexus 7

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