Nexus 4

Reports of the OTA arriving are coming in fast and furious

The 4.3 OTA for the Nexus 4 seems to be rolling out en masse, as I'm getting reports from everywhere that it's now available. To check for the OTA yourself, open Settings, scroll down to About phone, and tap the System updates line item.

If you're just not having any luck, the link location has been uncovered. You can download the OTA for manual side loading right here. If you need any assistance, head into the forums and holler.

Happy flashing, and enjoy your new flavor of Jelly Bean!

Thanks everyone who sent this in!

 
There are 164 comments

Jdane07 says:

Finally!

But still haven't received an OTA... lol

Jay Oasan says:

Im in Montreal Quebec , Canada I have received just now the OTA 4.3 Update By doing this: Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Services Framework > Clear Data and then Force Stop the service (it will automatically restart). After doing this you can go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Check Now. You may have to repeat this trick a number of times (10 or more). Alternatively, you can reboot the phone after clearing the data (I always seem to have success after rebooting).
I clear Data and force the service and check nothing.
I did it again still nothing
Then restarted my device and did the same steps with wifi ON AND received it ! :)

I haven't either.

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return_0 says:

No luck :(

dharmik28 says:

What about nexus 7

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The Nexus 7 has also been receiving the 4.3 update this afternoon and evening. If you haven't got it yet, it will come. They can't give it to everyone at once, or it will crash their servers.

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littleemp says:

I just forced mine with a factory image :-)

misaacs6516 says:

Does it flash the new radios with it?

hellomiggy says:

Radio, Bootloader, Boot, Recovery, System.

bulletmark says:

> They can't give it to everyone at once, or it will crash their servers.

Apple servers seem to be able to manage it.

TonyHoyle says:

Are you kidding? After an iOS update their servers generally crash for hours.

This is the right way to do it. If you're desperate for it just flash it manually. Took less than 5 minutes to do my nexus 4 & 7.

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MJT0801 says:

LOL, no they don't!

EboMike says:

It's not a server issue, they prefer to not screw everybody over at once if this go bad.

JBQ has the details: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112218872649456413744/posts/cVFuksrfJCJ

Roy_21 says:

Haven't received mine yet,my Nexus 4 on T-Mobile is feeling left out.

chowdog13 says:

Haven't seen my ota on N4 yet :( or N7 :(

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rootedVette says:

If I get the notification on my Nexus 10, I'll pull the download location.

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TheLegoman says:

No OTA update yet. My check update button is getting a lot of love.

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achacon77 says:

If you side-loaded 4.2.2 on a Nexus 7, will you still received 4.3 OTA?

droidhead_1 says:

Is your stock still yes.

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achacon77 says:

It is. Thanks for the reply.

nickg#AC says:

Download link for the N7 available yet?

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Walter Gentz says:

I'm mashing the 'Check Now' button in anticipation.

Welcome to the club.

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Still haven't gotten it on my Nexus 7 yet.

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jwyche007 says:

How big is the file

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173MB approx.

No OTA on NEXUS 10!!!! Waiting....

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junior1985nn says:

Turned nexus 10 on this morning ota update was there when I checked system update,I am in UK

HAZZARDOSS87 says:

Stupid question but is this for Australia or just America?

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rombel says:

No OTA from my side of the world :(

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salah123 says:

And what side of the world is ur side of the word?

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salah123 says:

Nexus 4 Canada wind mobile no OTA yet tried force update didn't work

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thanks for the nexus 4 file, it cost me 30 min but its smooth...
do you know when its going 2 be ready the nexus 7 ota file ?
sideload its nice and easy

arjen82 says:

side loading as we type...

arjen82 says:

a bit more work than I hoped. Ran into the "Error retrieving information from server.[RPC:S-5:AEC-0]" error in the Play Store. Needed to remove my Google Account, clear Google Play Store and Google Services Framework data...

Now re-syncing all my data and ready to go (already updated Google Maps so the Play Store is working again)

razgri5 says:

I got nothin

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AnthonyRyan says:

Nothing here at all in South Florida, for my N4 or N7 :(

dylan808 says:

So if I sideload the update will my phone be wiped?

No, not if you sideload the update file. Your data and settings will be safe.

outlooker says:

Has anyone downloaded the OTA link given I'm this article?

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Yep, I did a 'adb sideload' and it was fine. Bluetooth phone now works in my car which is great.

Roy_21 says:

Will I be able to receive this update If I'm only running a faux123 kernel?

willdog12345 says:

Does nexus 4 OTA wifi update delete all your apps and data??

Darkbotic says:

Nope.

miknxn says:

Still waitin...thanks for the link but I'll wait.

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Downloaded update and side-loaded..didn't take more than 15 min. (incl.download of 173MB). Now looking at new features..not many though.

Which country is this report from? Haven't heard anything in my region yet

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I downloaded update from the link shared...used Nexus Root Toolkit to ADB Sideload update...lost the root...and then rooted using SuperSU zip (easily available,leave a comment if you need) for JWR66V build again using Nexus Root Toolkit by wugfresh..it was butter smooth..to rooted 4.3 on Nexus 4.

Sean Nguyen says:

I think you mean where were these lies from.

In our country not available too. Uzbekistan central asia

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Nothing on either the 4 or 7. Just like the music all access and voice, is this the Google thinking that the world ends with the US coastlines again?

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idontball says:

Be patient I'm in California and still haven't got it yet on my Nexus 4

android to be seems that can't mend provide as apple

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android to be seems that can't mend provide as apple

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deechan says:

Nothing here in the UAE..

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I'm having a

    rooted nexus 7 <\ul>on stock rom with
      franco kernel<\ul>. Wil there be any issues in receiving the OTA update? Also if no issues in updating then will the root be preserved?

ACADM says:

Got the Play Store updates last night in the UK, but no 4.3 update for my N4 as of yet. A few days wait I don't mind, I just hope it isn't a week or more.

Paul D Troy says:

same here, play store updates, but no fw Australia.. Ñ4

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flagg902 says:

I might wait until there is a working root alternative before installing this one.

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I downloaded the link... Now what am i supposed to do?

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pollap says:

Still nothing in the UK. Waiting patiently.

seems like no body have got OTA till now. I am also not seeing any OTA Available on my Nexus 4 in India.

What kind of mass release is this :(

Dude! You've been using the stock or a custom ROM?

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rserda says:

Nutin' in Central Ohio for my N4 so far... :/ (sigh!?)

I DID get an order in for the Chromecast via Play yesterday... SWEET!!! :O

Guys a help! I have been using PA3 as of now on my nexus 4 ... If I want to flash the above link, do I need to have the stock ROM separately ? Or the above link will also install back the stock ROM? Reply fast! .. :)

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HAZZARDOSS87 says:

Nothing in Australia yet either.

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Erfan Norozi says:

We are always last ones to gets things :(

AkshatNz says:

Nope, that particular honour belongs to NZ!

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No... that honor belongs to us in the Middle East

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pottermaniac says:

No.....that honor belongs to us in the India..we rock (when everyone forgets about the party)

has anyone seen the download link for the N7 OTA please?

I don't know how to sideload the OTA link.. any help?

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BlackAce says:

I need help with that to

zohaibikhlaq says:

Can you force update with a mac?

Still no OTA in Alabama

roundwound5 says:

Alabama and NWFL (also known as Lower Alabama) are always the last to get everything in the US :(

Mike Molloy says:

Am I the only one who finds it annoying and amusing at the same time that people who don't know anything about the update to 4.3 are having it pushed to their devices while a bunch of us are sitting here waiting and mashing the system updates button all day long? Seems like there ought to be some "on demand" option. Surely the number of people with a Nexus Device who actually pay attention is a small enough percentage that letting us request the update wouldn't kill the servers.

Meanwhile sitting at work and not able to sideload I will continue to mash that button. *sigh*

manofsteel08 says:

I agree. Knowing my luck my wife will get the update on her N4 before I do. She doesn't even know what 4.2.2 or jelly bean means :)

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cozzy123 says:

You know what that is true. If you request the update it should just come. Most people don't actively try to update their phones except fanboi's like us. It should allow us to get the update or atleast que up for it damn.

Nothing here in Brazil... Getting damn worried =/

manofsteel08 says:

Nothing in Utah yet. As far as I know

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The dood says:

Same. Nada for my n4 or n7 yet.

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ACADM says:

Phones Review are reporting that so far there is no 4.3 OTA updates for the Nexus 4 and WiFi Nexus 7, and that the tech blogs reporting otherwise are wrong.

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NicUK says:

So has anyone had an OTA update then? Let me know so I can stop checking for updates every 5 minutes.

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ACADM says:

Judging by this and other threads about this issue, it seems no. The only updates I've read are those that have downloaded it directly!

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NJ Joey says:

I'd have to, unfortunately, agree as well. I'm not exactly sure where this opening comment came from:

"The 4.3 OTA for the Nexus 4 seems to be rolling out en masse, as I'm getting reports from everywhere that it's now available."

Especially since I haven't seen a single comment of any Nexus 4 getting the OTA update. Looks like everyone jumped on the bandwagon and started posting that it would be available today.

NicUK says:

So the first line state of " Reports of the OTA arriving are coming in fast and furious" is not exactly true then?

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Paul D Troy says:

No sign off that happening..

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AnthonyRyan says:

Nothing here in S.Fl yet...

sany72 says:

Has anyone tried the manual download link to side load? Any drawbacks if I side load without waiting for the OTA?

sany72 says:

Has anyone tried the manual download link to side load? Any drawbacks if I side load without waiting for the OTA?

dham84 says:

Any news on how the Nexus 4 with enabled LTE works on 4.3? Is it still possible to "hack it" with the previous methods?

TheFirm88 says:

No OTA yet here in central Cali.

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Simon Tre says:

can approve this.. I'm living in Mountain View.. practically next to Google. No OTA update here yet (Palo Alto or MV) :/.

hammerbeard says:

Anybody know if the Nexus 7 update helps with the screen flicker with low brightness settings?

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Julius Loa says:

No OTA on my nexus 4

gr8viju says:

Nothing on my N4 yet in LA

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lethalgorman says:

no update here in Milwaukee WI

btmosley says:

No OTA here yet. Ugh these first world problems are giving me ulcers.

Paul D Troy says:

No update in Australia yet.. my button is wearing out..

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salah123 says:

I just got the update yes nexus 4 canada

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Was it the OTA or did you flash it?

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salah123 says:

Ota

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Im in Canada an no nexus 4 update yet.

salah123 says:

I was joking still no update I'm still waiting for it hurry up from Canada!

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raremage says:

Hey, pretty funny. Not.

Still nothing!

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kgh00007 says:

Can this be uses to update the nexus 7 or Gnex? Or only the nexus 4?

Jesus Christ I might crack the screen on my phone pushing the look for update button

Jay Shank says:

Still no update for Nexus 7....

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mawi says:

Holland/Belgium Europe, 16:25 CET.... nothing yet! No OTA for Nexus 10.... I do have the .zip to flash via ADB sideload, but can't do it on the job, so will do it later when home. I thought owning a Nexus you would get updates pushed instantly, but seems Nexus is just as bad as Samsung, HTC and all the rest. Only difference you know you're getting updated, that's it!

Jdroid3 says:

Nothing yet. Indianapolis' Indiana.

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As of 12.43 pm on July 26 no update yet for galaxy
Nexus. I live in Toronto Canada. Has anyone seen update in Toronto.
I did receive update on Nexus 7 on Wednesday evening though. I thought both would be received the same day.

PierJes says:

No 4.3 for me as of yet.
I possess a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 via GooglePlay Canada.

I can't figure out why Google can't release a worldwide or a country specific update all at once like Apple does.
Are google servers so much worse than Apple to handle all downloads at once ?

I'm disappointed.

It's beyond a joke now. What is the most straightforward guide for side loading it?

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salah123 says:

I just got omg serious I swear to god I just got it nexus 4 Canada Toronto at 3:05 yes android 4.3 everyone should get it now I think Google is sending it out now

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Nothing for me yet... We'll see

Side loading deletes everything right?

salah123 says:

Yes don't do it the update is coming now I just got mime yes

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DanteFilth says:

Just Started OTA In VA

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I just got the notification the update is available and it's downloading now for my Nexus 4 (nothing for my Nexus 7 yet). I'm in the Atlanta area ...

pranavarora says:

Finally!!
Getting on nexus 4 in India..
;)

HdzBlue says:

Have gotten mine as well! For my Nexus 4

navbains says:

it just came through when i did a check no in bay area!

Magellan says:

I just got mine in Minneapolis. I am on the T-Mobile version, which is still Nexus.

Still no update on galaxy nexus in Toronto.

Central Cali still has no update

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NicUK says:

Downloading OTA to Nexus 4 now in the UK.

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carpaninim says:

Haven't received mine for nexus 4 or 7 yet in UK.

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Just got my ota here in Seattle, WA.

Were my update

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At 6.35 pm download for galaxy nexus arrived in Toronto. It is 165 Mb and takes less than 15 minutes to install.Once you download new app for play store apps you can limit permissions. It is in four columns and you can limit reading contacts ,location and messages. You need to open each app and decide which permissions to allow.

Hi there,

Hi Google Nexus 4 (Build JDQ39). I did receive the Andriod update 4.3 and downloaded the file. But when tried to install it, I get an error message "Verification Failed".

Does anyone know what can be the issue?

Thanks.

Got the same message, I guess this is when patience is gonna come in handy. It will happen not that much of a change anyway....

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Jay Shank says:

Till now Nexus 4 have got the update...where's for Nexus 7???????

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I got the update for my Nexus 7. Seems like they have a calendar bug again. All months and dates are showing as only the first letter in some apps like Mint and UPS package tracking.

Jay Shank says:

Are you from India coz i still didn't got update for Nexus 7

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AudiNfl says:

Haven't got OTA for nexus 4 here in indonesia

AnthonyRyan says:

I have the slightly modified N4 with the bumps on the bottom and slightly altered camera and for me still no update yet in South Florida.

I'll be waiting for you-Paff Diddi

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Sanjay Pai says:

yeah !!! received the update directly from the phone ;)
apps-google services framework-force stop-clear data-then system updates-now try updating through phone. its worked for me !!
good luck guys

Jay Shank says:

Nop..didn't worked for me

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Amit Tharani says:

felt great when i actually saw the OTA update,after trying this trick..
thanks brother..

ACADM says:

Nah that doesn't work, it was probably just a coincidence.

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AnthonyRyan says:

Nope didn't work for me either

Jay Shank says:

Do one thing..i figured out how to get...remove you Google account, force stop and clear data of Google services in apps-all apps...then restart...maybe your play store starts crash..then add google account..sync it...n then try..i would work...i figured it out by my self..Good Luck

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Jay Shank says:

And play store will work just fine..if it doesn't then uninstall play store update..clear data and clear data of play services..restart..it would be at around version 3. It may again crash but then work..shows you to agree..and in 5 min..play store back to 4.1 something..this happen because of clearing google services.. Error comes while downloading from store..something RPC..so that is why this solution was..hope it helps...

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Jay Shank says:

I've already downloaded 50% of update so Good luck bro...

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This worked after trying several attempts of various other suggestions. Thank you sir!

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Jay Shank says:

I'm officially 4.3 on Nexus 7

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Nexus 7 received the update. I'm still waiting 4.3 to reach my Nexus 4 (UK)

I'm still waiting here in india...

Jay Shank says:

Just do what i said and you are good to go..its simple...wont harm any Nexus 4, 7, 10

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Grover289 says:

It didn't work on my nexus 4 :/.....mine is from T-Mobile network...its the one with the lil bumps on the bottom o_O idk if that makes a difference. Has anyone had an update in North Carolina!?!?!?

Raul Huerta says:

Nothing around chicagoland area yet. I have both Nexus 4 & 7 and there is no OTA update avail. 4.2.2 its all u get. I see some People online arguing they've got it...but in real life not a soul. July 27 5:36pm still waiting.

Just started to download in Chicago on GoSmart (TMobile) Nexus 4

I followed Sanjak Pai's advice and got the update. Right away

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riceada says:

I just received the OTA on my Nexus 4... I've been checking like crazy for the last few days. Maybe a coincidence but I did the Google Framework trick and it actually worked. 1. Clear Data 2. Force Close 3. Checked for OTA. It worked.

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AnthonyRyan says:

I just did the method you did and it worked for me also thanks.

Ruben Ibanez says:

Worked like a charm.
Thanks a lot.

Nexus 4 in Argentina.

riceada says:

Oh yeah I'm in Alabama

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Jay Shank says:

Just note guys..4.3 will eat your battery like hell...In my case..nexus 7 drops 1 percent in 3-4 min of just regular usage..just normal..even at time when i was writing this..And my nexus 7 is 2 weeks old..

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rserda says:

got mine on Friday at 4:45... waited until I got home from work to update.. not sure how long it was going to take... didn't want to hangout out at work.. on a FRIDAY any longer the needed!! :P

LOOKS GOOD!!

TheMimic12 says:

Shouldn't the unlocked galaxy nexus be getting the update, or did support stop with 4.2.2?

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