Android 4.2.2 being pushed to AOSP

Daniel Bader

February 12, 2013 6:11pm

We’ve seen evidence of Google pushing Android 4.2.2 updates to Nexus devices, and now it appears that the company is in the process of pushing the update to the mainline AOSP codebase. This will eventually allow Android developers to develop custom ROMs with all the new features and bug fixes intact.

Currently, aside from the Nexus line, devices can stay up to date with the latest version of Android with CyanogenMOD 10.1, AOKP and a few other niche products, though they don’t always work without issue. For example, some versions of CM10.1 have issues with the camera or NFC, depending on the hardware. This is because AOSP code doesn’t inherently support all the SoCs that OEMs use to create Android phones.

Many of the most popular smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X have versions of CM10.1 with few, if any, issues, but the same can’t be said for some of the more marginal models.

We’d expect ROM creators to begin incorporating Android 4.2.2 in the next couple of days, so hang tight. If you’re running CM10.1 or AOKP on a Nexus device, you can always flash back to stock and install the update manually. The build number is JDQ39.

Source: Android Police


  • Awkward Turtle

    Wind Galaxy Nexus, still running 4.1.1

    Samsung, get your $h*t together. Am I alone in this?

    • RobGrech

      Galaxy Nexus with 4.2.1 here – just do a decent backup and update manually! OTA updates are quite a mess

    • JC Denton

      Every whiny Nexus user stuck on yakjuxx should just flash takju/yakju already and call it a day. Get YOUR $h!t together.

  • Galaxy s3 Bell

    You are the only one if don’t have the CM 10.1 yes
    Enjoy waiting for Daddy Samsung!

  • Kid.Canada

    Anyone suggest me what’s the best cm10.1 rom for the GS3? Im new to this rooting stuff and just want the rom with the least bugs so I don’t have to update constantly.

  • nexus

    Neither will I. Did that before…no time to do that anymore. Anyway jellybean is nice plain.

  • mola

    Down load the Google nexus 4.2.1 image. You will wait forever on Samsung.

  • Paul

    @kid … there is only one cm 10.1 rom. Just do a search on xda for the att s3. Find the instructions to root your s3 with the right recovery image…bell telus etc., do a nandroid backup and flash your new rom whether it is cm10.1, aosp, aokp, paranoid, pacman and the list goes on and on. These are only very brief instructions and not to be used as gospel. More detailed instructions can be found online. Enjoy 🙂

  • rich

    My Galaxy s2x has both cm10.1 and AOKP and I would say there are very few bugs on either.

  • LugNutsMcGruff

    “We’ve seen evidence of Google pushing Android 4.2.2 updates to Nexus devices…”

    And This ladies and gentlemen is exactly why I have and will only purchased Nexus devices.

    That and along with a few other incidental reasons such as costing half as much as other flagship phones, being SIM and bootloader unlocked, arriving with stock android and 0 bloatware, receiving the first updates, being supported longer than pretty much any other vendors device.

    And so on, and so on, and so on…

  • jon

    i have 4.1.1 on gnex o n rogers and samsung lets go im gonna call see whats up .

  • jon

    Im back Samsung says they have no info on 4.2.2 for gnex 🙁

  • nexususer

    got the 4.2.2 OTA update for my galaxy nexus today ;p

  • pkosta

    Gnex Got 4.2.2 yakju did the clear cache google frame network and pushed the date to 2014 then update was avail only over WiFi 44mb and expiry of 24hrs to update mesg,
    feels faster then 4.2.1