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Install OTA 4.2.1 update on stock N4 - The Easy Way!

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By skillllllz, Junior Member on 28th November 2012, 05:26 AM
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First connect to WiFi and make sure you can access the web.
Next put the N4 into airplane mode.
Then go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Services Framework > Clear data
Take the N4 out of airplane mode and let it connect to WiFi.
After a few minutes, you will be prompted to install the OTA update.

If you are not prompted within 10 minutes, open the dialer and force a "checkin" by typing: *#*#2432546#*#*
After "checkin succeded" message, you should be prompted to install the update.

Enjoy!
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28th November 2012, 05:32 AM |#2  
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Doesn't work for me.

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28th November 2012, 05:37 AM |#3  
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You have to be standing in the bathroom for it to work.

No. But for real. Updates are pushed out in waves. If your device is not on the current wave you will not get the update. That's it.

Don't want to wait. Do it manually.
28th November 2012, 05:41 AM |#4  
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You have to be standing in the bathroom for it to work.

No. But for real. Updates are pushed out in waves. If your device is not on the current wave you will not get the update. That's it.

Don't want to wait. Do it manually.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11...r-the-nexus-4/
This is the easy way reboot to cwm and flash done

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28th November 2012, 06:06 AM |#5  
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This is the easy way reboot to cwm and flash done

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"Easy" is a relative term. Not everyone here, especially in the "General" forum is comfortable yet with flashing alternative recoveries or using abd, etc. This is meant for the novice and/or purist who does not want to alter the phone in order to receive and apply the update. This method does in fact work. Quite often the device is ready to receive the update, but the built in automatic & manual checkin fails to trigger the process. Clearing the GSF data forces the device to initiate it almost immediately, as opposed to waiting an undetermined amount of time for the device to resolve the issue on its own.

My advice to the audience who this is intended for: If this did not work for you now, try it again in a few hours or tomorrow, I assure you it will be much faster than waiting for it to happen naturally. In fact, to prove my point further, go ahead and try the manual checkin (under settings > about phone > system updates) first, each time, before you try this. You'll eventually see what I mean. FYI - Every Nexus device has behaved this way.
28th November 2012, 06:45 AM |#6  
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How come I can't get the update to install either in CWM or from OTA?? If I do OTA the phone reboots into CWM and I get an "assert failed" and installation aborted.... And if I manually go into CWM and "update from SD card" option I get the same issue!

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28th November 2012, 06:48 AM |#7  
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How come I can't get the update to install either in CWM or from OTA?? If I do OTA the phone reboots into CWM and I get an "assert failed" and installation aborted.... And if I manually go into CWM and "update from SD card" option I get the same issue!

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If you changed your build.prop it will fail. U need to have stock build.prop.

I see your point skillllz

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28th November 2012, 06:50 AM |#8  
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I have a stock build prop.. All I've done is Root and cwm

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28th November 2012, 06:55 AM |#9  
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I have a stock build prop.. All I've done is Root and cwm

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Try wiping cache and dalvik then flash. It worked first time for me. Some custom Roms change build prop. I'm on stock rom

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28th November 2012, 07:01 AM |#10  
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Thanks! Worked perfectly (on 1st try) to get 4.2.0 on my Galaxy Nexus finally.
28th November 2012, 07:14 AM |#11  
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Still doesn't work and I did a factory reset just now.. Get assert failed something about genie widget.odex then all these numbers and the file name then installation failed status 7

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