Nexus 7
Want the Android 4.2.2 update on your Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi/3G or Nexus 10 right now? Well reports are hitting that people in Australia are seeing the update right now after performing a brief workaround.

To force your device to udpate you’ll have to go to Settings > Apps > Scroll across to All > Google Services Framework > Press ‘Force Stop’ then ‘Clear Data’. Once you’ve done this go back to Settings > About Phone > System Updates then hit the ‘Check Now’ button and this should then prompt your device that the update is ready to go.

The Android 4.2.2 update brings with it some fixes as well as some updates, which Android Police have broken down :

  • Play Store downloads now show time left to download.
  • Long-pressing Wi-Fi and BT now toggles them in the notification Quick Settings.
  • More secure ADB thanks to the new whitelist.
  • BT bug fixes? I’ve seen conflicting reports whether this is fixed – citation needed if anything’s been done to it. Can you spot the right commits?
  • Update #1: Play a tone when wireless charging begins (if below 95% battery). Use new low battery and wireless charging sounds on Mako. Here are the new sounds: WirelessChargingStarted.ogg and LowBattery.ogg.

They’ve got the full run down on all the Commits to AOSP over on their article if you’re really in the mood to source out all the updates but for now just update your Nexus devices and enjoy and of course wait for the update to hit the Nexus 4.

Source: Android Police.
Thanks: Paul Fieldew.
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Nick Hoggan

Updated my Google Nexus 7 32GB 3G and now my cellular / Telstra connection won’t work. The bars showing amount of service only turn blue when wi-fi is switched on, otherwise they are grey.

Any ideas?

Peter Scalzo

actually recieved it on my galaxy s i19250 the other day bit of a surprise as i thought support for the phone was discontinued

Brett Garner

How does Google decide which device gets the update now and who has to wait? My JB purchased 32gig WiFi Nexus 7 didn’t receive the OTA update until Sunday morning 17 Feb, despite many many attempts including clearing Google Services Framework. Is it because I’m in QLD and we are to stupid to have daylight savings?


seems to have fixed my gps lock issues

Geoffrey D'Unienville

You can force the 4.2.2 update to come through on the Nexus 4 by doing the following just like the old samsung galaxy’s

1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All
2. Find Google Services Framework.
3. Tap on Force Stop.
4. Select Clear Data.
5. Head back to the Nexus 4â€ēs Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update.
Note: only works on wifi atm


does not work.

Jake A

After updating to 4.2.2 I can’t update or install any apps from the play store???!!!??
Is it just me? Or does anyone else have the same problem… 🙁

Jake A

Sorry solved :))


Easy fix?

Jake A

Just remove the main Google account…. Open play store and log in with the same account….. Simple as that


Thanks. Same problem here & same fix as you. The article instructions need this very important step.


Did you clear the Google Services Framework? If so, that’s the problem. Clearing it tells Google yo have factory reset your device. re-adding your account to the phone usually fixes it. But looks you’ve already figured that out.


smooth download to day on my Nexus 7, on the nsw south coast 🙂


Didn’t work on my JB HiFi purchased Nexus 7 (WiFi / 32GB). 🙁


I hope BT is fixed, sick of adding my PIN each time I connect to the hands free unit on my 4


Not getting the ota update, how would I go about side loading? Links?


you need to use ‘adb sideload’ command using the Android SDK and the Recovery menu.

Link here for instructions (sorry for linking to another blog):

or you can just wait for the update to appear evenutually

Greg Hortin

Wouldn’t work for a Galaxy Nexus though unless you changed your firmware to Takju.

Daniel Tyson

YAKJU Galaxy Nexus is going out OTA now, so yes it is possible this could work.

Greg Hortin

The Australian Galaxy Nexus was Yakjudv (at least the Telstra version) so no joy there.

Daniel Tyson

International Unlocked Galaxy Nexus is Yakju so they should be receiving it now. All Galaxy Nexus from Australian Mobile Operators will of course ALWAYS have to wait for approval before the OTA is pushed…..unless you flash the factory image from Google -Hint, Hint.

James Sagi

And over the air it came 🙂

Dylan Wheeler

Just updated on my Nexus 7 in Perth! 🙂


have tried all this, even the registering through google play. will not work, any other advice, am stuck on 4.1.2 in Sept 2013