Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) for yakju Galaxy Nexus now available to download and manually install


Monday night, Google started pushing Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) to various Nexus devices. We already posted download links and instructions for the takju Galaxy Nexus, nakasi Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. Finally, we now have the download link for the yakju Galaxy Nexus, which is the international version.

In order to do the update your device needs to be running build JOP40D. If you already have a custom recovery, you can just download the Zip file {linked below), copy it to your device, and flash. If you’re running the stock recovery, then download the Zip file (linked below), but leave it on your computer and follow these instructions:

You will need the latest version of adb in order to proceed. Just download the latest Android SDK to make sure you’re up to date.

  1. Power off your yakju Galaxy Nexus, and power back on by holding the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons while it boots.
  2. The fastboot menu should appear and you should see “Start” in the top right. Press Volume Up till it changes to “Recovery.” Press the Power button to select it.
  3. You will see an Android with a red exclamation point icon, press Volume Up and the Power button at the same time.
  4. You will get a new menu and you can navigate to “apply update from adb.”
  5. Now it’s time to connect your yakju Galaxy Nexus to your computer via a USB cable
  6. Open the command prompt in Windows (cmd in Windows, regular shell in Linux and Mac) and navigate to the directory that the Zip file is located in.
  7. Type: adb sideload
  8. The update will install and reach 100%.
  9. Reboot and enjoy Android 4.2.2


Download yakju build JDQ39 from Google’s servers. **This is ONLY for the yakju version of the GSM Galaxy Nexus!!

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Shitty Verizon Galaxy Nexus and crusty Sprint Galaxy Nexus won’t see this device anytime soon.

    • squiddy20

      “won’t see this device anytime soon.” And yet you state in the very same sentence that Sprint and Verizon do indeed have “this device”. Your attention to detail astounds and amazes me. /s

      But since the Sprint version received 4.2.1 just a few a weeks ago, they’re on the ball a lot more than Verizon is, idiot. Not to mention that, with root, 4.2.2 can be had as soon as some hard working devs port it over. Your “pimp slapping” Galaxy Note 2 on the other hand, certainly won’t see this *update* anytime soon.

  • oliver

    https:// dl google com/dl/android/aosp/yakju-jdq39-factory-b2ebb5f3 tgz

    • oliver

      im new in this… somebody can tell me how can i install it? :)