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Following the recent OTA roll-out, Android 4.2.2 factory images are now available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (Wifi-only and 3G), Nexus 10 and GSM Galaxy Nexus ("yakju" and "takju" variants). As always, the files contain a complete backup of the base Android firmware for these devices. That means they allow experienced users to restore their devices back to stock, vanilla Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which might be of use if you've managed to screw something up by flashing a custom ROM or allowing a root app to run amok. They're also one of the options open to folks who've not yet taken the 4.2.2 update and want to set things up from scratch.

Grab 'em directly from Google's developer site at the link below.

Source: Google Developers


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Android 4.2.2 factory images now available for Nexus devices


I just talk to Verizon they said wait in one hand and shit in the other see which one fills up faster.

Haha I LOL'd! Custom ROMs are the best friend of Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners like us. Thanks Verizon. You screwed up Nexus so bad we will never get one again. I hate you.

So, if I'm currently on CM10, I can flash the factory image via CWM recovery and get 4.2.2? Or do I need to do more than that?

the compressed file contains bat file you run that will auto wipe and completely re-install all partitions. The bat file will erase all partitions and will then re-image the tablet to stock.

fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-manta-mantalj12.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader
ping -n 5 >nul
fastboot -w update

echo Press any key to exit...
pause >nul

By "the compressed file" do you mean the one I download from

Those command lines...where do I type those?

I Have A Nexus 7 Wifi Only(Nakasi)and it has been 4 days since the OTA Update Release and i have yet to get it on my N7, i have tryed to install it manually but in CWM Recovery it keeps coming up with ERROR STATUS 7.
Please Help, My Battery is horrible, i am getting about 7 hours of battery life.

Go into your settings, apps, all apps... find "Google Service Framework" (I think that's it) and wipe the data, reset and force close it.

Then go check for your update again. You might have to do this a few times.

This is because you've rooted, and changed something on your device (uninstalling system apps, for example). The update script looks for specific conditions, which need to be met, in order to receive a proper update.

So are they ever going to post updates to the Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus? Or is it EOL'd even by Google? At least if they post the developer images the ROMs could make use of it, right? Or has the LTE Nexus fallen out of AOSP after 4.1.1?

I would say we got screwed and even Google now has the Verizon Nexus as EOL. Because it needs updates specific to Verizon's LTE bands, we are screwed. I love Verizon's LTE network but I hate everything else about them.

Nobody said that. The factory image for the Toro never goes up until the update is released. Without an official update, there is no factory image to package. What makes the Toro a Google/AOSP-supported device, is the fact that the proprietary binaries get posted right away, the same time as the GSM versions get them. Since those are posted, and anyone can now build 4.2.2 for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, I'd say that nothing had changed, and that the Toro will receive Google support as long as GSM versions do.