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How To Install Android 4.3 update for Nexus 4 [OTA Jelly BeanJWR66V build]


Owning a latest Nexus device enables you experience the latest Android versions before the world like recently Google released the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and now it’s immediately being pushed out to Nexus 4. The Android 4.3 update brought good stuff including Bluetooth low energy, OpenGL ES 3.0, improved user-switching, background Wi-Fi location, support for more languages and many more.

This is what that makes your LG Nexus 4 a bit more worthy but in case you do not have ability to update Nexus 4 with Android 4.3 through OTA, simply download and install Android 4.3 for Nexus 4 manually using ADB method.

Read on how to install Android 4.3 for Nexus 4 manually. You need a Windows PC with working ADB and fastboot drivers that you can install here. Your Nexus 4 must have unlocked bootloader, you can unlock it here and 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.

Instructions

Step #1: Download Android 4.3 factory image for Nexus 4 from here. (It’s Nexus 4 Android 4.3 OTA Jelly BeanJWR66V build).

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded file into a folder.

Step #3: Plug your Nexus 4 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:

ADB devices

Step #6: Reboot your phone into fastboot mode with following command:

adb reboot-bootloader

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 Nexus 4 Android 4.3 update installation:

flash-all.bat

Step #9: Wait until installation is done.

That’s it, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is now installed on your Nexus 4. If you encounter any problem during installation, you can get help by leaving a comment.

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