Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,802,856 Members 40,499 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

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

Tip us?
 
skillllllz
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 7
Join Date: Jan 2011
Wink Install OTA 4.2.1 update on stock N4 - The Easy Way!

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!
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to skillllllz For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Kennnny1
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 58
Posts: 150
Join Date: Aug 2010
Doesn't work for me.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 
albundy2010
Old
#3  
albundy2010's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2,254
Posts: 3,477
Join Date: Sep 2010
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.
 
bline007
Old
#4  
bline007's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 44
Posts: 381
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chicago
Quote:
Originally Posted by albundy2010 View Post
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

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
Bline's AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Running Win7 64 Bit Ultimate or Linux Mint 64 Bit... If I helped click THANKS!
 
skillllllz
Old
#5  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 7
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by bline007 View Post
This is the easy way reboot to cwm and flash done

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
"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.
 
Girn
Old
#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 110
Posts: 972
Join Date: Dec 2009
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!

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
 
bline007
Old
#7  
bline007's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 44
Posts: 381
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chicago
Quote:
Originally Posted by Girn View Post
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!

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
If you changed your build.prop it will fail. U need to have stock build.prop.

I see your point skillllz

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
Bline's AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Running Win7 64 Bit Ultimate or Linux Mint 64 Bit... If I helped click THANKS!
 
Girn
Old
#8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 110
Posts: 972
Join Date: Dec 2009
I have a stock build prop.. All I've done is Root and cwm

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
 
bline007
Old
#9  
bline007's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 44
Posts: 381
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chicago
Quote:
Originally Posted by Girn View Post
I have a stock build prop.. All I've done is Root and cwm

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
Try wiping cache and dalvik then flash. It worked first time for me. Some custom Roms change build prop. I'm on stock rom

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
Bline's AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Running Win7 64 Bit Ultimate or Linux Mint 64 Bit... If I helped click THANKS!
 
sidamos77
Old
#10  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 4
Posts: 100
Join Date: Nov 2012
Thanks! Worked perfectly (on 1st try) to get 4.2.0 on my Galaxy Nexus finally.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes