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Nexus 4 gets updated with the latest Android 5.1 lollipop OTA the size of 174.5 MB , As soon as the new version of Android was announced last month by Google almost all the nexus phones everywhere began updating their OS to the latest version perhaps there are a couple Nexus phones that haven’t reached the destination yet. The nexus 4 which display’s a 4.70 inch screen, a 1.5 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 Megapixel rear facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera with an internal storage of 16 GB and a battery capacity of 2100 mAh has had a change in the build number from LRX22C to LMY47O after the upgrade.

LG Nexus 4

Android Lollipop Updates over the Air

The Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade provides with a couple of features like bug fixes, getting rid of a couple of inconsistencies that came in with the Android 5.0 version, now toggling between your Bluetooth and WI-FI connections is much easier from the quick settings panel and another plus point to add up to this upgrade is also that it provides with an advantage of the new device protection feature that helps protect your personal data even if the phone gets stolen or lost .

As soon as the upgrade is available in your Nexus 4 the phone will prompt a notification for the update but if it doesn’t then you can manually check it by accessing the Settings >> About phone >> system updates option’s in your phone. Perhaps, Google hasn’t provided the factory image of the update so far to manually flash the phone .

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Finally the wait is over. The Android 4.4 Kitkat is all set to make its public appearance. This Android 4.4 Kitkat version will be rolling globally on all Nexus devices. Google is all set to push a bug-fix KRT16S for Google’s Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Google is all set to introduce with number of updates. Google has taken long time to eliminate bugs and release the by updating with 238 MB. The Android 4.4 version will be introduced with several new features like instant chat interface (Hangout), Automatic caller ID, and new ART run-time. This ART is configured to reduce app’s start time and also to improve battery performance.

Android 4.4 Kit Kat

This Android is all set to make its appearance on Sony, HTC, Samsung and Motorola. It seems like the Kitkat version will be ruling to form its kingdom. A lot unique features have been added in 4.4 Kitkat versions. Let’s get back to the main high-light “android 4.4 Kitkat now seeding to the Nexus 4”. The OTA in this is updated. On connection with Wi-Fi your phone starts update process automatically. The new features add more credibility. Hope this version will work wonders in Android world like previous versions.

But users other than Google Nexus can also get updated version of Android. While other users like HTC, Motorola, Samsung and so on are likely to launch their handset in January with Android 4.4 Kitkat version. The wait to get new version of Android will be just matter of few weeks.

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Google Nexus 4 is an amazing device launched by Google and the device is really superb in performance and features and all the updates of Android is first available for this Google device and then to other phones. We are here to discuss about the update of Android 4.3 JellyBean on Google Nexus 4 and the steps involved in installing the update on Google Nexus. So carefully read the steps twice before trying out below steps as this is to be done with great caution.

Google Nexus 4

Remember:
1) You should not use this process to install Android 4.3 JWR66V OTA update on other device as this will brick your device.
2) Follow the instruction carefully.
3) This will void warranty of your device, so make sure before proceeding.
4) This update will work on only with the device running on Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 firmware version.

Requirement:
1) You need to download Android SDK on to your computer.
2) Charge your Nexus fully or atleast with 80% charge.
3) Enable USB debugging mode from settings of your device.
4) Backup all the important and non-important contents of your device on computer
5) Download JWR66V Android 4.3 OTA firmware on to the computer.

Installation:

  1. The file which you have downloaded named as JWR66V Android 4.3 firmware on computer, rename it to ‘update.zip’ and now copy this file to the place where you have copied ‘adb’ folder.
  2. Turn on your Google Nexus 4 device and boot in to Bootloader/Fastboot mode. You can enter to this mode by pressing and holding Volume UP, Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously.
  3. Now go to Recovery mode by pressing volume up and then press Power button to boot your device in Recovery mode. (When you see an Android Robot icon the you have to press and hold the power button and then press Volume up button once which will let your device to boot in recovery mode)
  4. In the Recovery menu you have to select ‘apply update from adb’ option and then connect your device with PC via USB.
  5. On computer, lanch Command Prompt window and give the path of ‘update.zip’ and enter to the next command line for installing the firmware file adb sideload update.zip and start flashing of your device.
  6. Flashing of Android 4.3 JWR66V firmware will take time and after the completion of flashing process, you phone will reboot automatically.
  7. After the flashing process complete you will find that your device is now running on latest Android 4.3 firmware.