The announcement this morning, of an event at Google next Wednesday – Thursday AEST – is rumoured to be the event where Android 4.3 is officially announced – along with a new Nexus 7 and possibly the Moto X.
But instead of having to wait for the inevitably slow rollout of Android 4.3 to your Nexus 4, there is both a TWRP Recovery backup as well as a System Dump floating around the internet. The build number is JWR66N – the same as was seen leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – with the J indicating that it is still Jelly Bean.
First up, Paul O’brien from Modaco, spotted a TWRP backup of Android 4.3 for the Nexus 4 on an XDA-Developers thread. Unfortunately not a flashable file, so you will need to have TWRP installed on your Nexus 4. The main file is around 540MB in size if you want to download it.
Alternatively, Android Police have provided a couple of mirrors to the full System Dump for you to play with.
So far the radio and bootloader are missing, but the source of the leak has promised that they will be delivered tomorrow. It will only be a matter of time before a fully flashable version is available.
Will you download this leak to play with?