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Android 4.2 rolling out in OTA update to some Canadian Galaxy Nexus devices

We’re getting reports that some Galaxy Nexus users, most of which are running Takju or Yakju versions of the hardware, are receiving OTA updates to Android 4.2. Today is Nexus day, with the impending release of the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 HSPA+ and Nexus 10, and it’s also the day that Android 4.2 gets added to AOSP.

While unmodified, carrier-sold versions of the Canadian Galaxy Nexus will likely be getting Android 4.2 in the coming weeks, Google has followed through on its promise to get the new software out to existing users as soon as possible.

If you’re running either a yakju or takju, you can also download Google’s official update .zip file and flash it in recovery, but you should be aware of the potential pitfalls of doing it incorrectly. If you’re eager to get the update, head to XDA-Developers for the full rundown.

Via: Android Central
(Thanks Phil!)

  • Is this Bb10?

    1st

  • EmperumanV

    The update file is a takju version only. Perhaps there will be issues flashing the takju onto the yakju build?

    • Skware

      If you’re on 4.1.2 yakju build you can easily flash 4.1.2 tajku build with the toolkit , and then flash the update without any issue

  • skware

    Running 4.2 as we speak .

    • RabidRotty

      Hey Sky can you give me a hand flashing?

  • leafs123

    Nothing for me on Telus with the a Yakju GNex

  • fogman_white

    Very frustrating for S3 users… Still stuck with ICS !!!

    • HwyXingFrog

      And that Sir, is why I don’t regret my Galaxy Nexus purchase after the Galaxy S3 came out. I would much rather have the latest and greatest, than the slow to update custom Samsung experience.

    • James

      It’ll be here by the end of the year.

      In the meanwhile, continue enjoying your superior phone and let those with inferior ones get the update. As we know, they need it more.

  • It’s all about the Nexus!

    I wonder if it’ll hit the Nexus S?…

  • Graham

    Running Nexus 7 16gb with no modifications, and i’m still on 4.1.2.

    Waiting patiently…

  • GOD

    Saw the post, opened my nexus 7, NOW UPDATING …!

  • Shaun

    Any word on it releasing to Rogers’ Galaxy Nexus phones?

  • Ben P

    In Montreal, on Fido, takju flashed Galaxy Nexus currently on 4.1.2

    No update as of 9h05AM, been hitting “Check Now” since 6 AM compulsively. Cleared services framework a few times ; still no luck for 4.2

  • Mark

    Yeah, I was one of the ones last night. I have a Google-sourced G.Nexus, last night it had an update waiting for 4.1.2 (I thought I already got that update, but whatever); then after I did that update, a few checks and bam, 4.2 was then available. Installed it last night. Just woke up, haven’t really played with it yet. Glad to see Google taking care of business.

  • Beso

    I am running takju and I flashed it manually due to me being rooted!

    very smooth! even better than 4.1.2 !!!

  • Gagash

    I love Nexus style!!!

  • bigshadyray

    What features come with 4.2?

  • deltatux

    Hopefully my Nexus S gets it soon as well.

    However, I’m eyeing that Nexus 4 for sure, my F5 key at work is gonna hate me :P

    • Jay

      I have a bad feeling the Nexus S will not be getting this update. I hope I’m wrong.

    • Ryan

      I read somewhere the Nexus S will only get to 4.1.2

  • htcman

    Wow saw the post turned on my nexus 7 and the battery was dead. Charging as we speak as far as the update dont know

  • John Doe

    When will the Nexus 4 will be released in Canada? Can’t wait!

  • Mark

    Please note that the link in the article ONLY works for takju. If you use it on yakju it will fail to install or perhaps worse bork your device. Wait for yakju to be pushed out by Google.

  • John Doe

    Yesterday when I checked play.google.com from Canadian IP address, it says the Nexus 4 is coming on Nov. 13th. As of 10 AM EST, it only says notify me! Pls bring it back google!

  • m-p{3}

    FYI, Fido/Rogers Galaxy Nexus are Yakju (Yakjuux) devices, so these devices owners may have to wait for Google to release an update.

  • haxor99

    Can’t wait to try CM10, BB, and MiNCO 4.2 versions… eagerly waiting!

  • Mike

    any Yakju’s have it yet in the Toronto area??

  • John

    I got my Nexus updated last week OTA.

  • Lugnuts McGruff

    What “pitfalls”? it’s basically an unbrickable phone.. Easy on the FUD please…

  • Matt

    On takju galaxy nexus. No update so far

  • GLEN

    Got my 4.2 OTA about an hour ago. Telus/Takju/Calgary. The new photoshere doesn’t work though. Everytime I selct it I get “Unfortunatly, Gallery has stoppe working”.

  • OMG BASEDGOD TYBG #taskforce

    Hoping this reaches the Nexus S. I was even surprised it got 4.1.2!

    If we do I’ll be forever sold on Nexus devices. If not, just wait for the devs work it out :D

  • Phil

    Great improvement to the camera. Not only is the UI changed with the camera, my pictures come out much better, even in low light situations. Again, a great improvement, considering how poor photos are on the galaxy nexus. Loving 4.2!

  • Alain

    In Canada not here in Videotron yet, pas recu au canada avec Videotron.

  • MrMarvelous

    My nexus 7 got the update today, no word on my galaxy nexus yet though. However using the swipe keyboard in 4.2 is a hell of a lot of fun!

  • Erich

    Anyone have an ideas why stock Virgin Canada phone can’t upgrade past 4.0.2? I tried to reset and looked around the net for solutions, nada. Always hangs on Google boot screen. Hesitant to go back to a store for support usually less than helpful once you buy, unless you are retired then they seem t sit and chat for hours ;)

  • billy williams

    Does anyone know when the yakju version will be getting 4.2 ota. I am wondering if I should change to the version nexus 4 has. Maybe the updated will be quicker.

  • Droid

    @billy williams: Sorry if I’m late. Go in your setting -> Apps -> Google Framework -> clear data, clear cache -> about phone, system update. If you don’t have the OTA, try again like 5-6 times.

    • chittral

      i tried that. it nows says last checked for update on 12/31/1969 when i try to update.

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