Friday, 22 February 2013

How To Flash Official Android 4.2.2 To Galaxy Nexus

If you have a Galaxy Nexus, now you can update your device to the latest version of android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. To update it you can't do it through OTA update if you don't force it, or you also can do it by flash it manually. If you are still new in android modding or customization don't panic, On this post i will show you how to flash android 4.2.2 To Galaxy Nexus. You just need to read it carefully and prepare all the requirements

Recently Google have been released the latest android version, and at this time is still in jelly bean with 4.2.2 version. After releasing android 4.2.2 updates via OTA for galaxy nexus and nexus 7, Google also releases the Factory Image of this version. The Factory Image are complete images of your system that may be useful to completely restore your Nexus to factory settings, making them return to the stock as Google Inc made perform more fast
flash manual galaxy nexus to android 4.2.2

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This procedure can be very usefull especially when, for example, you customize too much with your device, including root permissions, custom recovery custom rom, etc, and you would need or simply desire return it to stock. Installing the Factory Image, however you will lose all data on your device, so you should make a backup before you perform any necessary work.

How To Flash Official Android 4.2.2 On Galaxy Nexus

Below i have wrote complete instruction how to flash or install Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 with yakju version to your device

this guide is also valid for rebrand your galaxy nexus from operator and make it pure from google in all aspect, so you don't need wait the update from operator which is usually need more time than google version

Installation Process

  1. Download the factory image from
  2. Extract the contents in the same Platform Tools folder of Android SDK (in case you haven't install it, download android sdk)
  3. connect your galaxy nexus to the pc with usb debugging
  4. Open a command prompt and go to the folder where you extracted the files
  5. Type the following:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash boot loader [full name of the bootloader file without bracket.img]
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash radio [full name of the radio file without bracket.img]
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot-w update [full name of the image]
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot oem lock

Ok thats it for the guide to install android 4.2.2 with JDQ39 firmware version on Galaxy Nexus. Hope wthis tutorial will help you. See you in another android smartphone guide