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Install any OTA (incl *4.2.2*) with stock recovery - don't wait for Google!

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By mobilehavoc, Senior Member on 27th November 2012, 12:54 PM
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Quick instructions if you are stock, unrooted without CWM. You MUST have unlocked your bootloader and have ADB (Android SDK installed) already for this to work.

You must be on 4.2.1 (JOP40D) to upgrade to 4.2.2 (JDQ39) using this method.

1. Download this to your computer -> http://android.clients.google.com/pa...D.de8b8d10.zip

2. Turn off your phone

3. Hold down Volume - and Power to get into Fastboot

4. Scroll down to Recovery and enter.

5. On the No Command Android screen hold Power and Volume + to get to menu. Might take a few attempts to get timing right

6. On the menu select Update from ADB

7. Connect your phone to computer with USB

8. On computer type "adb sideload de8b8d101614.signed-occam-JDQ39-from-JOP40D.de8b8d10.zip"

9. You should then see this output: "sending: 'sideload' 100%"

10. Your phone screen will say System Update or something and it will install the OTA.

Once done just select reboot in recovery and you're done. You can use this method for ALL future OTAs - all you need is the update zip. This works on all Nexus including Nexus 7, assuming Nexus 10 and GNexus.

No longer need to wait for OTAs. Enjoy!

UPDATED FOR 4.2.2
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27th November 2012, 12:56 PM |#2  
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Are you saying you can downgrade this way too?

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Are you saying you can downgrade this way too?

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Doubt it but you're welcome to try. All this does is flash the update.zip using stock recovery. I'm assuming if the zip you flash wipes system and installs an older version it might work but you couldn't just flash an OTA for an old version, that wouldn't work. If you're downgrading, best to flash CWM recovery and use that.
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What folder does the update need to be in for the sideload to work.

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What folder does the update need to be in for the sideload to work.

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In adb folder since path is not specified. If you specify path in cmd then anywhere.

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Quick instructions if you are stock, unrooted without CWM. You MUST have unlocked your bootloader and have ADB (Android SDK installed) already for this to work.

Your bootloader has to be unlocked? Are you sure about that?
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Your bootloader has to be unlocked? Are you sure about that?

Give it a go with locked one. It might not take adb cmds when locked, but if it does, then I don't see a problem since it's a signed ota. It's the question wherever "sideload" is accepted with locked bootloader. I'll give it a try now.

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Give it a go with locked one. It might not take adb cmds when locked, but if it does, then I don't see a problem since it's a signed ota. It's the question wherever "sideload" is accepted with locked bootloader. I'll give it a try now.

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I'm at work without ADB so I would have to do it when I got home.
27th November 2012, 01:45 PM |#10  
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You wont need an unlocked bootloader and you wont be able to downgrade.

OTA updates are very specific, check the file name of this one, it's JOP40C > JOP40D
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