Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean

With Android 4.2.1 hitting the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, then the Android Open Source Project, and then the Nexus 7, we've kept one eye open for the venerable Galaxy Nexus. This one gets a little trickier because of the various versions out there, but first out of the gate is the "takju" variant, which is what you've got if you purchased from Google Play (or flashed that factory image, anyway).

The update was spotted by dmapr at XDA, and the usual download and flashing methods apply. Download it, reboot into recovery and sideload this sucker, and you've got today's minor update. Huzzah!

All you other Galaxy Nexus owners, hang tight. Especially those of you on Verizon and Sprint. We're sure an update is coming ... eventually.

Download: Android 4.2.1 for Galaxy Nexus takju; via XDA Developers
More: Galaxy Nexus forums


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Galaxy Nexus (takju) starts to get its Android 4.2.1 update, manual update available now


How many updates is the Verizon Pnex behind by now? I sold mine and moved on as soon as the Nexus 4 leaks started popping up, and I'm pretty sure I remember it being behind at that point also. Does this mean there is a good chance that Verizon will skip all of those missing versions and just go straight to 4.2.1?

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is on 4.1.1 and I certainly hope they at least skip 4.2.0 because of All the things broken in it.

It's pretty sad when my year old Nexus S has a newer OS build than my current nexus.

meh... if i don't have the OTA by the time I get home from work, I'll just flash it myself (assuming the factory images are live by then)

if only this update had the option to fix the clock/date font and turn off all the lockscreen widgets - seriously considering flashing 4.1.2 from factory images

If a Galaxy Nexus user on Verizon hasn't unlocked & rooted to gain complete control over the device by now, then something is wrong. I unlocked & rooted as soon as Verizon screwed us with the extremely long 4.0.2 to 4.0.4 update process. To ensure the Galaxy Nexus is updated promptly you need to go AOSP and I mean ASAP too! Just cut Verizon out of the equation and unlock/root to have a proper Galaxy Nexus experience.

I on Verizon with a Galaxy Nexus, could you kindly point me in the right direction to unlock/root my phone so I too can experience a better Nexus? Thanks!!!