Nov 13 AT 11:05 AM Nick Gray 13 Comments

Manually download, install Android 4.2 on your GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7


Now that the Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 is available on Google Play, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 owners are starting to see the latest version of Android trickle out. At the moment, only a handful of users have reported getting the OTA update on their devices, but you can always take matters into your own hands by manually downloading and installing the update on your own.

For now, the Android 4.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus is only available on “yakju” or “takju” GSM devices. For complete download and installation instructions, please visit XDA-Developers. Those of you not willing to wait around for the Android 4.2 OTA update for the Nexus 7, download and manually install the update from XDA-Developers as well.

Let us know how the installation process goes and which new features of Android 4.2 you enjoy the most.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Steve Heinrich

    Awesomeness. Downloading now…

  • Nex.F

    “For now, the Android 4.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus is only available on ”yakju” or “takju” GSM devices”

    –> No, only available for takju (official update from google).

    For yakju, there no official update at this time and the one on xda website is a takju update modified so we can flash it on yakju. (So IT IS NOT OFFICIAL)

    • galaxy nexus

      just received the 4.2 update on my galaxy nexus ( yakju )….

  • flo

    does it include miracast??

  • uknowme

    Sweet! Gives me something to do when I get home.

  • Sheeft

    Any info about when is yakju version going OTA ?

  • Ivan
  • guest

    does the H turn to 4G with the update

    • Philipp

      Probably not, since HSPA is NOT in fact 4G (Which is LTE). HSPA is an acceleration for UMTS, sometimes called 3.5G, which is too long for the Icon so they used the first Letter…

  • phil

    I got it last night. Still says H.

  • Sheeft

    Do you guys have any ideas about yakju update OTA ?

  • Maggie Jones

    I need to know about fcc to the gov/vrsforme ok, please leave on my message ok also. Have a great daily