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How To Install Android 4.2.2 Update For Nexus 4 Manually


Last week Google rolled out the Android 4.2.2 update for the Google Nexus 4 having firmware version JDQ39, if you haven’t received the OTA notification yet or can’t update Nexus 4 to Android 4.2.2 through OTA due to any reason, simply download and install the Android 4.2.2 OTA update for Nexus 4 manually.

This guide shows you how to update Nexus 4 to Android 4.2.2 firmware manually. Your Nexus 4 must be on stock firmware build number JPO04D, check your device detail from Setting>About Phone. Use Windows PC with Android ADB installed, you can check our this guide to install Android ADB drivers.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download Android 4.2.2 OTA update for Nexus 4 from here.

Step #2: Download Fastboot Package and unzip it into C drive, the zip file will generate fastboot folder having four files, then copy download update zip file to fastboot folder too.

Step #3: Turn your Nexus 4 off.

Step #4: Reboot your Nexus 4 into recovery mode, to do so reboot tablet by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons into bootloader mode, there use volume keys to navigate and power key to select, you need to select recovery option to enter in recovery mode. Android logo will appear, then press volume up button while holding down power button to open recovery mode.

Step #5: Once you’re in recovery mode, select apply update from adb option.

Step #6: Plug your Nexus 4 to PC using a USB cable.

Step #7: Open up command prompt and navigate to fastboot folder by entering following command:

cd C:\Fastboot

Step #8: Enter following command to make sure your device is plugged properly or not, if the command generate serial number of your tablet, your device is plugged to PC properly otherwise not:

adb devices

Step #9: Enter following command to start installation (type update file name you downloaded in first step):

adb sideload “filename”

Step #10: Once the installation is done, on your Nexus 4 select “reboot system now” to reboot the device.

That’s it, you’re done. The Android 4.2.2 update is now installed on your Nexus 4, if you experience any error, leave comment.

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