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LG / Google Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 – Download and Install Instructions

by Mihai Matei on February 15, 2013

Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 – Here’s How You Can Install It


As most of you might know already, Android 4.2.2 has been recently released and initially it’s been made available on the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7 and its larger 10-inch sibling. No news regarding the availability of Android 4.2.2 on the Nexus 4 have surfaced at first, but the time has arrived for the flagship Google smartphone to get its fair share of Android 4.2.2 as well.

Nonetheless, as is the case with the other Nexus gadgets, the latest update might not reach every N4 unit out there at the same time, so if you want to skip the process of waiting for the OTA to reach your device then you’ll be glad to find out there’s a way to do so. More details below.

LG / Google Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 - Download and Install Instructions


LG / Google Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 – Download and Install Instructions

LG / Google Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2


Before trying to apply the latest update manually you need to make sure that your Nexus 4 runs on build JOP40D. Once you made sure you’re running on this particular build, you’ll need to download the OTA files that you’re soon going to flash on your device (hit the link).

Once you’ve downloaded the files you can install the update manually by using a custom recovery, or by sideloading.

1. To start the process, shut down your device and power it up again by holding the power and volume down button.
2. Navigate through the menu via the volume keys and select “Recovery” by pressing the power button
3. After a red exclamation point icon pops up, hold down the power button and press the volume up key a few times.
4. Select “apply update from adb“.
5. Connect your Nexus 4 to your PC via the USB cable.
6. Make sure you have a new version of adb that supports sideload. If not, download “Android SDK and make sure you have adb up-to-date.
7. While in the same directory where you’ve downloaded the zip file, pen command prompt in Windows and type: “adb sideload de8b8d101614.signed-occam-JDQ39-from-JOP40D.de8b8d10.zip” without the quotes.
8. A progress bar should appear. Once it reaches 100%, you’re done. Enjoy!

Keep in mind that this method might damage your phone if not done properly, so if you haven’t done this stuff before and you are not aware of the risks, proceed with caution or wait for the OTA to reach your device.

  • Valerie Bull

    My Nexus 4 has the download as of 2/16/13. I just pushed the install button.

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