Friday, February 15, 2013

Tips: Force Android 4.2.2 update onto your Galaxy Nexus.

Android 4.2.2 System Update
It has been a few days now that Google started delivering Android 4.2.2 over-the-air to its series of Nexus devices; phones and tablets. If you own one of those and haven't got the update yet, there is a way you can force your device to download it from Google servers. I did that today on a Galaxy Nexus and it worked. The update file size is 44Mb and will require WiFi to download. The steps below may be different on the other Nexus devices.

  1. From the home screen, swipe down and tap to open Settings. Select Apps under the Device group.
  2. Swipe from right to left until you reach All.
  3. Scroll about half screen down and tap Google Services Framework.
  4. Tap Clear data and OK.
  5. Tap Force stop and OK.
  6. Tap Agree if the Location Consent message box appears.
  7. Tap the Back button twice.
  8. Scroll down to About phone
  9. Tap Check now.
If no update is found, try again later using the same steps.


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