How To Install Android 4.3 for Galaxy Nexus [official update]
Google do not want to forget the Nexus version of Korean company (Samsung) and still paying attention. At long last the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is being bumped up with latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version officially though OTA. Android 4.3 for Galaxy Nexus brought a remarkable package of new features to make your life a bit more trouble-free such as the auto dialer, Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth low energy), OpenGL ES 3.0, fast user-switching, support of many languages and much more.
Your lucky Galaxy Nexus can be updated with OTA (over the air) notification, so pick up the phone, go to Setting>About Phone and there check out the Android 4.3 software update notification for your Galaxy Nexus to experience the latest version but if you are not able to bump up official OTA notification or cannot wait for that, simply download and install Android 4.3 update for Galaxy Nexus manually.
The below guides walks you through how to install Android 4.3 for Galaxy Nexus. Make sure you own a Windows PC with working ADB and fastboot drivers, you can check this guide to install drivers. Your Galaxy Nexus must have an unlocked bootloader, you should view this guide to unlock the bootloader of your phone.
Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data.
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.
Step #1: Download Android 4.3 factory image for Galaxy Nexus from here.
We have 4.3 JWR66V and 4.3 (JWR66V) as for.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded file into a folder.
Step #3: Plug your Galaxy Nexus to PC using a USB cable.
Step #4: Open up command prompt (you can find it from Start menu>programs>accessories).
Step #5: Type following command and press enter:
Step #6: Reboot your phone into fastboot mode with following command:
Step #7: Navigate to folder where you’ve unzipped the downloaded Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in command prompt with commands such as C:\update.
Step #8: Enter following command to start Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3 update installation:
Step #9: Wait until installation is done.
That’s it, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is now installed on your Galaxy Nexus. If you experience any error, leave a comment below.