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Flash Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1.1

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ockc

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Jul 21, 2012
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I was running Yakjuxw 4.0.4(OTA comes from Samsung) on my GSM GNEX and couldn't wait for Samsung to push Jellybean anymore so I looked around and found this, it changes Yakjuxw(4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) to Yakju 4.0.1(OTA comes straight from Google).

Here are the steps I followed from rubiconjp's post and cleaned it up for everyone that was in my position. After the downloads, it took like less than 10min to get it on Yakju. It is super easy. No Rooting, No Custom ROMs.

Download the USB driver and firmware files to Windows.
Firmware
USB Driver
Run USB driver app in Windows, Reboot Windows
Run firmware app in Windows
Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)
Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

Let it finish and you are done.

When it starts back up you should setup your phone back up with all the Apps that you want before installing the OTAs. It's going to go from 4.0.2>4.0.4>4.1.1. From start to finish it took me 30-40min to get my phone back the way I want it. Good luck and enjoy. :D
 

leppo

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Jan 31, 2012
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Toronto
The original carrier for my phone (Rogers) still had it on 4.0.2, so I upgraded it immediately on receipt to yakju. Used a different method (PDAnet drivers + Nexus toolkit), but yeah... getting onto yakju is one of the best things one can start off with...
 

jetatx

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Apr 11, 2010
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Re:

I was running Yakjuxw 4.0.4(OTA comes from Samsung) on my GSM GNEX and couldn't wait for Samsung to push Jellybean anymore so I looked around and found this, it changes Yakjuxw(4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) to Yakju 4.0.1(OTA comes straight from Google).

Here are the steps I followed from rubiconjp's post and cleaned it up for everyone that was in my position. After the downloads, it took like less than 10min to get it on Yakju. It is super easy. No Rooting, No Custom ROMs.

Download the USB driver and firmware files to Windows.
Firmware
USB Driver
Run USB driver app in Windows, Reboot Windows
Run firmware app in Windows
Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)
Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

Let it finish and you are done.

When it starts back up you should setup your phone back up with all the Apps that you want before installing the OTAs. It's going to go from 4.0.2>4.0.4>4.1.1. From start to finish it took me 30-40min to get my phone back the way I want it. Good luck and enjoy. :D


This is awesome. I never had the time to follow through hundreds of threads to manually switch to yakju. I like you also had yakjuxw 4.0.4 through samsung OTA. I waited patiently to get it. But a casual search on google led me to this thread. It works like a charm! My Gnex is going through 4.0.4 then 4.1.1!

As stated super easy....just note that when you plug your phone in the firmware tool will recognize your phone as a binary. (0:1) something to that nature. Then just hit start in the firmware.

Thanks!
 
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aNewNoob

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Link Is Not Working

please provide another link for firmware, the link is not working properly, i've tried for 9-10times but no success :crying:
thank you :D
 
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Vavou_g

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Jul 24, 2012
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Hey! :)

I'm fa Belgian girl, so sorry for my English!

I have a Galaxy Nexus too and I have the yakjuxw version... I'm quite a noob though! :confused: I'm afraid I'm going to crash my nexus and than kill myself for trying to do stuff I don't understand! :laugh:

So... My question is: In the step "Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)" does the phone need to be off or, I don't know... I just do it?! :p

Sorry for the dumb question... I'm really freaked out with this kind of stuff!
 

saqibniaz

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Aug 9, 2010
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Hey! :)

I'm fa Belgian girl, so sorry for my English!

I have a Galaxy Nexus too and I have the yakjuxw version... I'm quite a noob though! :confused: I'm afraid I'm going to crash my nexus and than kill myself for trying to do stuff I don't understand! :laugh:

So... My question is: In the step "Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)" does the phone need to be off or, I don't know... I just do it?! :p

Sorry for the dumb question... I'm really freaked out with this kind of stuff!
regarding your question to put phone in download mode
1. just turn off your phone (like you normally do)
2. then press Volume down button and then press power on button while keep pressing the volume down button
3. keep pressing both the buttons until the phone starts and goes into Download Mode
4. then plug usb cable

press thanks if i helped you
 

mr.ven

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Jul 15, 2012
5
1
those hu have problem downloading from rapidshare

those hu have problem downloading from rapidshare USe this rapidshare premium link generator : rapid8.com; worked for me, might work for you. Cheers :))
 

aNewNoob

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Jul 2, 2012
44
5
finally able to download nd now on 4.1.1 :beer:
may be it is the easiest way to get yakju on Nexus, u made my life easy :D
Thank You :thumbup:

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda app-developers app
 
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ThaKang

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Nov 6, 2010
10
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I was running Yakjuxw 4.0.4(OTA comes from Samsung) on my GSM GNEX and couldn't wait for Samsung to push Jellybean anymore so I looked around and found this, it changes Yakjuxw(4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) to Yakju 4.0.1(OTA comes straight from Google).

Here are the steps I followed from rubiconjp's post and cleaned it up for everyone that was in my position. After the downloads, it took like less than 10min to get it on Yakju. It is super easy. No Rooting, No Custom ROMs.

Download the USB driver and firmware files to Windows.
Firmware
USB Driver
Run USB driver app in Windows, Reboot Windows
Run firmware app in Windows
Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)
Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

Let it finish and you are done.

When it starts back up you should setup your phone back up with all the Apps that you want before installing the OTAs. It's going to go from 4.0.2>4.0.4>4.1.1. From start to finish it took me 30-40min to get my phone back the way I want it. Good luck and enjoy. :D

Nice thank you. Im gonna go home and try this!!

But i cant stop thinking if this will have an impact on my signal strenght or somthing else? There must be a difference in these to builds, since they have made them.

Im living in Denmark and i wonder if yakjuxw is better for something in denmark (maybe the antenna setup or something?)

I can always flash back if it doesnt work that good. ill update this post after flash to yakju :)

PS: The file from rapid share takes ages to download :-/

UPDATE: Works like a charm!! Thank you! No problems detected yet ;)
 
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throbarik

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Dec 2, 2010
17
2
I have an different question that I couldn't find answer for it. How can one flash the stock firmware (I mean nonyakju). Every guide mentions how to revert to stock using official images (yakju). Before flashing yakju image, can I make some backup image of the current nonyakju rom. Thanks for advice.
 
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leungda

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Aug 26, 2008
154
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I have Rogers version Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2 and I have never had OTA to 4.0.4. Now, I am using this method and I updated to from 4.0.1 -> 4.0.2 -> 4.0.4 -> 4.1.1 OTA. Happy now.
 

boycalledgod

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Jul 27, 2012
2
0
hi this might be a stupid question but how do i "Run firmware app in Windows"???
ive only got .img files after extracting and i cant mount it using daemon tools, im sure sure how to run it
thanks
 

mtk667

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Jul 28, 2012
1
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My Galaxy Nexus is YAKJUJP and not found in firmware app

Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

My Galaxy Nexus is YAKJUJP and not found in firmware when in Download mode
any one help this is not working for at all . my bootloader is locked.
i have installed samsung USB drivers
i am following all steps from 2 hours but not work please help


I was running Yakjuxw 4.0.4(OTA comes from Samsung) on my GSM GNEX and couldn't wait for Samsung to push Jellybean anymore so I looked around and found this, it changes Yakjuxw(4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) to Yakju 4.0.1(OTA comes straight from Google).

Here are the steps I followed from rubiconjp's post and cleaned it up for everyone that was in my position. After the downloads, it took like less than 10min to get it on Yakju. It is super easy. No Rooting, No Custom ROMs.

Download the USB driver and firmware files to Windows.
Firmware
USB Driver
Run USB driver app in Windows, Reboot Windows
Run firmware app in Windows
Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)
Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

Let it finish and you are done.

When it starts back up you should setup your phone back up with all the Apps that you want before installing the OTAs. It's going to go from 4.0.2>4.0.4>4.1.1. From start to finish it took me 30-40min to get my phone back the way I want it. Good luck and enjoy. :D
 

efrant

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Samsung Galaxy S20
Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

My Galaxy Nexus is YAKJUJP and not found in firmware when in Download mode
any one help this is not working for at all . my bootloader is locked.
i have installed samsung USB drivers
i am following all steps from 2 hours but not work please help

Don't use shortcuts like this. Use this.
 

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    I was running Yakjuxw 4.0.4(OTA comes from Samsung) on my GSM GNEX and couldn't wait for Samsung to push Jellybean anymore so I looked around and found this, it changes Yakjuxw(4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) to Yakju 4.0.1(OTA comes straight from Google).

    Here are the steps I followed from rubiconjp's post and cleaned it up for everyone that was in my position. After the downloads, it took like less than 10min to get it on Yakju. It is super easy. No Rooting, No Custom ROMs.

    Download the USB driver and firmware files to Windows.
    Firmware
    USB Driver
    Run USB driver app in Windows, Reboot Windows
    Run firmware app in Windows
    Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)
    Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

    Let it finish and you are done.

    When it starts back up you should setup your phone back up with all the Apps that you want before installing the OTAs. It's going to go from 4.0.2>4.0.4>4.1.1. From start to finish it took me 30-40min to get my phone back the way I want it. Good luck and enjoy. :D
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    Hey! :)

    I'm fa Belgian girl, so sorry for my English!

    I have a Galaxy Nexus too and I have the yakjuxw version... I'm quite a noob though! :confused: I'm afraid I'm going to crash my nexus and than kill myself for trying to do stuff I don't understand! :laugh:

    So... My question is: In the step "Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)" does the phone need to be off or, I don't know... I just do it?! :p

    Sorry for the dumb question... I'm really freaked out with this kind of stuff!
    regarding your question to put phone in download mode
    1. just turn off your phone (like you normally do)
    2. then press Volume down button and then press power on button while keep pressing the volume down button
    3. keep pressing both the buttons until the phone starts and goes into Download Mode
    4. then plug usb cable

    press thanks if i helped you
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    The driver was not working for me, so after some serching on xda i found newer driver SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_1_5_6_0 and then everything was peachy :)

    This is the driver i used.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=961956
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    I was running Yakjuxw 4.0.4(OTA comes from Samsung) on my GSM GNEX and couldn't wait for Samsung to push Jellybean anymore so I looked around and found this, it changes Yakjuxw(4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) to Yakju 4.0.1(OTA comes straight from Google).

    Here are the steps I followed from rubiconjp's post and cleaned it up for everyone that was in my position. After the downloads, it took like less than 10min to get it on Yakju. It is super easy. No Rooting, No Custom ROMs.

    Download the USB driver and firmware files to Windows.
    Firmware
    USB Driver
    Run USB driver app in Windows, Reboot Windows
    Run firmware app in Windows
    Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)
    Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

    Let it finish and you are done.

    When it starts back up you should setup your phone back up with all the Apps that you want before installing the OTAs. It's going to go from 4.0.2>4.0.4>4.1.1. From start to finish it took me 30-40min to get my phone back the way I want it. Good luck and enjoy. :D


    This is awesome. I never had the time to follow through hundreds of threads to manually switch to yakju. I like you also had yakjuxw 4.0.4 through samsung OTA. I waited patiently to get it. But a casual search on google led me to this thread. It works like a charm! My Gnex is going through 4.0.4 then 4.1.1!

    As stated super easy....just note that when you plug your phone in the firmware tool will recognize your phone as a binary. (0:1) something to that nature. Then just hit start in the firmware.

    Thanks!
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    I have an different question that I couldn't find answer for it. How can one flash the stock firmware (I mean nonyakju). Every guide mentions how to revert to stock using official images (yakju). Before flashing yakju image, can I make some backup image of the current nonyakju rom. Thanks for advice.