Android 4.2.2 on Nexus 4 finally arrives

Google’s current flagship handset, LG Nexus 4 can now join the ranks of its siblings (Samsung Galaxy Nexus, ASUS Nexus 7 and Samsung Nexus 10) as the online search giant released the Android 4.2.2 update for the glass-backed handset.

Earlier last month, we’ve reported that some users in Brazil and Malaysia we’re surprised that their Nexus 4 was already running on the latest version of Jellybean right off the bat. At that time, information about what the update brings other than the usual bug fixes.

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Fortunately, other users who’ve already received the update shared some insights on what upgrades the patch have brought. In summary, this is what they’ve found out.

• App download notification now shows the remaining percentage
• Toggles on the Quick Settings
• New sound notifications for Wireless Charging and Battery Low.

As you can see, the update doesn’t bring in a whole lot of new features to the handset. Significant or not, we can all be thankful to Google for making sure that their devices are well-maintained and issues are being ironed out. Speaking of issues, the update is also said to finally put an end to the Nexus 4’s unofficial LTE support. This shouldn’t concern you too much though as the hardware only makes use LTE Band 4, a band that is not being used in in our country.


Sad to say, we’re still waiting to be notified for the update to come on our Nexus 4 (JOP40D build). Users who have already received the 4.2.2 update is said to own the smartphone with JDQ39 build. We’ll keep checking on our device and we’ll update this post once we got the update. If you can’t though, you can download the patch directly from Google and manually install it on your device.


19 Comments on this Post

  1. NadaNote1

    How about Sammy Note1? yan ang mahirap kasi nakiki-OS lang si Sam, mabuti pa si Luis may sariling OS. Oh well huwag na ako umasa tsk tsk tsk

    • Samsung doesn’t support the products properly it took so long for the s2 to get jellybean and the note 1 is still waiting. What a shame


    Followed a guide for my Nexus 7 (WiFi Only)

    Go to Settings – Apps – All

    Find Google Services Framework, tap it and tap Force Stop

    Press back and tap Google Services Framework again and tap Clear Data.

    Restart the device and try OTA updates…

    The update was 47.7 MB on my device (from 4.2.1)

  3. Iyan Sommerset

    Woke up this morning to find my mom’s Nexus 7 had already downloaded the update and was prompting for installation. Took less than 10 minutes. So far, so good – nothing broken. I hear the Bluetooth is fixed/better, haven’t checked yet. The long press toggles for WiFi and Bluetooth will be useful, but will take some time getting used to.

    • Same thing with my Nexus 7. Woke up with the prompt to install 4.2.2.

      I was praying nothing untoward would happen. The install went uneventful.

      So… what advantages do we get from the update?

  4. Ianvarivs. Are u from philippines? I haven’t received any updates yet… I want this update. Whew

  5. Hehehe! I got mine earlier this morning. Nagulat ako for installation na yung update sa Galaxy Nexus ko. :-D

  6. I have a Nexus 4 but havent got the update yet grrr

  7. Next us 4

    Where’s the BEST place to get a nexus 4?
    Best price
    Best after service
    Trustworthy dealer

    Thank you

  8. @Next us 4 I just got nexus 4 from hotgadgets best price so far 21580 they have store at eton cyberpod ortigas

  9. parangano

    i’ve been waiting for this update since a couple of days ago on my N4 but no such luck. :( will check it again later.

    @Next: I got mine from kimstore. they had a 5k off sale online two weeks ago. 17500!

    • What build number do you have?

    • parangano

      I got build number JOP40D. Checked it again earlier this morning. none yet. I read online it also somehow disbales that LTE band 4 on the device, not that it actually matters unless you’re in canada.

  10. Carlos Pascual

    My Nexus 4 automatically downloaded it yesterday. So far, so good. . .

  11. from cebu here. my nexus 4 is now updated to 4.2.2… build JDQ39


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