Archives for

Android 4.2.1

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 Gets Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean AOKP Custom ROM [How to Install]

verizon-galaxy-s3

The Android Open Kang Project custom ROM for Galaxy S3 under Verizon network is one way a user can experience the real power of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Today, the ROM has been made available for download for people who are willing to take the risks of flashing third-party firmware to make their device better and faster. We have prepared a guide to walk you through successful installation of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean AOKP ROM (Build 3) into your Verizon Galaxy S3 with model number SCH-I535.

Requirements

  • Backup everything in your device as there is a chance data will be corrupted during the process.
  • Fully-charge your phone or make it has, at least, 80 percent battery left.
  • Enable USB Debugging.
  • Install necessary drivers so your phone can easily be detected by your computer.
  • Your phone should be rooted.
  • You must install ClockworkMod Recovery as you will be using it the entire procedure.
  • Flash at your own risk. You cannot hold us liable for any damages this process might cause.

Step-by-step Tutorial

  1. Download the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean AOKP custom ROM. Save it into your computer without extracting. [Link]
  2. Download Google Apps for your device, save in your computer. [Link]
  3. While your phone is still on, connect it to your computer using the original USB cable that came with it. Let your computer detect the device, then copy the files you just downloaded. Make sure you put them into the root directory of your phone’s internal memory.
  4. Disconnect your device from your computer and turn it off.
  5. Boot it into recovery mode by pressing and holding VOLUME UP, POWER and HOME buttons until Samsung’s logo appears on the screen.
  6. First off, perform a Nandroid backup so you can just revert later if you don’t like the ROM.
  7. You can now perform a full data wipe or factory reset. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset => Yes.
  8. Next, you are now ready to install the packages. Select Flash zip from SD Card => Choose zip from SD Card and browse through your device’s internal memory to find the AOKP Jelly Bean ROM. Once found, load it and wait for the device to finish flashing.
  9. Repeat step 8 but this time choose Google Apps package instead of the custom ROM. It may still take a few moments before the flashing is completed, so you’ll have to wait and not interrupt the process.

10. Go back to main menu and choose Reboot System Now. Remember, for this reboot it will take two minutes (or even more) before the devices becomes active again. Wait until your phone is fully rebooted before you use it.

Just in case your phone enters a bootloop, just turn it off, take the battery out and wait for a minute. Then put the battery back and turn your device on. That should do it.

How to install Sprint Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean 4.2.1 GA02 OTA update

The variant of Galaxy Nexus carried by Sprint will soon receive an Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update but before the roll out takes place Google made the official firmware available for download to people who might just want to install it manually. An XDA dev said in a post that the leaked firmware would end up to be the final OTA (over-the-air) update in the following days.

galaxy-nexus

Firmware Details

post-build=samsung/mysidspr/toroplus:4.2.1/JOP40D/L700GA02:user/release-keys

md5: 4a023ce78c17c8256dfec8ae0615707f

File size: 102,838,616 bytes

Step-by-step Installation Guide

There is a way to flash this new firmware for the Galaxy Nexus, although, it requires a little flashing knowledge.

Some reminders: 

  • Prior to applying the new update, owners are advised to make a backup of data in their device to make sure they remain intact just in case bad things happen unexpectedly during the process.
  • There’s no need to root Google Nexus or install custom recovery tools.
  • Make sure you have the more recent version of adb before you will use sideload command in this guide. Otherwise, you can download it from here.

Step 1: Download Android 4.2.1 GA02 firmware from Google’s server or from the mirror link provided at the end of this step. Make sure you download it in a directory you can easily find or access. Links: from Google | Mirror (courtesy of Android Police).

Step 2: Reboot your Galaxy Nexus while holding on to VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons. After a short while, you should be seeing the fastboot menu. Navigate to “Recovery” using the Volume keys and press POWER button to choose. In recovery mode, you can see an Android with an exclamation point, press VOLUME UP and POWER buttons simultaneously to enter a new menu where you can find and choose the option “apply update from adb.”

Step 3: You may connect your Nexus to your computer now and launch command prompt in the same folder you downloaded GA02 firmware a while ago. If you’re using Windows, browse through the directory, press SHIFT key while doing a right-click on the mouse, and choose “Open command window here” option.

Step 4: Now, type the following command: adb sideload c5ea6e959840.update_mysidspr_FH05_to_GA02.zip

Step 5: Wait until the progress bar reaches 100% before you disconnect and reboot your Galaxy Nexus.

Your device should now be running Android 4.2.1. Not only do you have the most recent version, you are also among the first few to enjoy it. For those who find this guide a bit complicated, you better wait for the official roll out that would be done by Sprint soon.

[source: xda devs]

[easyazon-block align=”center” asin=”B007UO9HW6″ locale=”us”]

[easyazon-cta align=”center” asin=”B007UO9HW6″ height=”42″ key=”amazon-us-tall-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]

How to install Android 4.2.1 Tablet UI AOSP Custom ROM on Google Nexus 10

Google Nexus 10, which is built by Samsung, was the first tablet to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. While majority of the existing owners of the tablet probably want to stick with the stock firmware the device comes packed with, there is a way to make things a little better and faster. That includes flashing of the latest Android 4.2.1 Tablet UI via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) custom ROM.

There are certain risks included when flashing unofficial firmware into the device but it’s all worth it. If you are one of the people who want to take that risk to make your device better, continue reading below as we will walk you through successful installation of this ROM.

Requirements

  1. It is advised you fully-charge your tablet or check if it has, at least, 80% battery left. This is to avoid interruption during the process; there were reported cases of owners having their tablets bricked because their device ran out of power during the update process.
  2. USB Debugging should be enabled and all necessary drivers should be installed to make sure the tablet can be detected by the computer. It is imperative because you will need to connect your device to your computer and copy files into your device.
  3. Your device should be rooted as flashing custom ROMs need root access and that ClockworkMod Recovery should be installed because it is to be used for installation.
  4. Backup all your data including your videos, files, SMS messages, APN settings, etc. This is to make sure you can retain your important data just in case things go  bad during the process.

Step-by-step Instructions

Step 1: You will need to download Android 4.2.1 Tablet UI package and Google Apps. Save these packages to your computer and make sure you put them in a directory you can easily find and access.

Step 2: Connect your tablet to your computer using the original USB data cable and copy the packages into the root directory of your Nexus 10’s internal memory. You can only do this if you have already installed all necessary drivers. Otherwise, your device will not be detected by the computer.

Step 3: Turn your device off and disconnect it from your computer.

Step 4: You may now boot your tablet into Bootloader Mode: you can do so by pressing and holding VOLUME UP, VOLUME DOWN and POWER buttons together.  Choose Bootloader => Recovery.

Step 5: Once inside the ClockworkMod Recovery console, perform a full data wipe: Data Wipe/Factory Reset => Yes.

Step 6: You are now ready to flash Android 4.2.1 Tablet UI into your Nexus 10: choose Install zip from SD card => Choose zip from SD card and browse through your device’s internal memory and find the custom ROM. You need to confirm your action so the flashing will begin.

Step 7: Repeat step 6 but this time around choose the Google Apps package instead of the custom ROM. The flashing of both packages may take a few minutes to complete so you have to wait.

Step 8: Go back to main menu and choose Reboot System Now.

Your tablet will get rebooted and it will be longer than usual. However, the next time you restart your device, it would be faster like before.

To verify if the installation was successful, head to Settings => About tablet and look for the Android version.

[xda devs]

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi MZ604 CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Custom ROM Installation Guide

The CyanogenMod team recently released CyanogenMod 10.1 (this is still a nightly build) custom ROM based on Android 4.2.1 firmware for Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi MZ604. While Motorola previously released a statement saying it will do its best to update capable devices to the latest version of Android, it didn’t provide a specific date when this device could receive this update. Therefore, for people who are into taking a different route to updating their devices, CyanogenMod 10.1 is the best option. So, here’s our guide on how to install the custom firmware into the device.

motorola xoom cm 10.1

Reminders/Pre-requisites

  1. This tutorial is intended for Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi MZ604 only and may not work in other models.
  2. Backup all your data including your contacts, SMS messages, videos, music, files, etc. prior to taking the first step of this tutorial.
  3. Make sure your device has, at least, 80% of battery left to make sure it won’t run out of power during the process.
  4. Enable USB Debugging in your device.
  5. Your device should be rooted and ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
  6. Necessary drivers should have already been installed in your computer so your device can be detected without problems.
  7. Download these files to your computer: CM10.1 4.2.1 JB for Xoom WiFi and Google Apps.

Step-by-step Tutorial

Step 1: Connect Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi (MZ604) to your computer using the original USB data cable and copy the files you just downloaded from your computer to your device’s internal memory. Make sure you save them in the root directory so they can be detected by ClockworkMod Recovery during the process.

Step 2: After copying both packages, disconnect your tablet from your computer and turn it off.

Step 3: Now boot into ClockworkMod Recovery mode. To do so, just press the POWER button and tap on VOLUME DOWN button repeatedly when boot screen appears. When “Android Recovery” is display on the screen, tap VOLUME UP to enter recovery mode.

Step 4: It is advised you make a Nandroid backup of your current ROM: Backup and Restore => Backup.

Step 5: Now back to main menu, initiate full data wipe: Wipe Data/Factory Reset => Yes.

Step 6: You are now ready to flash CyanogenMod 10.1 for Xoom Wi-Fi. To do so, select Install zip from SD card => Choose zip from SD card and browse through the root directory of your device and choose the cm-10.1-20130105-NIGHTLY-wingray.zip file. Make sure you confirm the installation. Wait until the flashing is done and you are brought back to main menu.

Step 7: You need to repeat the process in step 6 but this time choose gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip file to install Google applications. Wait until all apps are installed and that you are brought back to the main menu.

Step 8: You need to restart your system now: choose Reboot System Now option.

Your Motorola Xoom should be running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean through CyanogenMod 10.1 now.

[source: XDA Developers]

[easyazon-block align=”center” asin=”B0045FM6SU” locale=”us”]

[easyazon-cta align=”center” asin=”B0045FM6SU” height=”42″ key=”amazon-us-tall-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]

HTC One X Receiving Jelly Bean On Canadian Carrier Rogers

HTC One XL Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean for HTC One X

Users on Canadian carrier Rogers are seeing the update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for the HTC One X.

Rogers promised to roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the HTC One X in early January, and it seems that they have lived up to their promises as owners of the One X on Rogers are reporting seeing update notifications on their devices.

Those that haven’t received the notification for an update to Jelly Bean can head into Setting > About Phone > System Software Updates. Rogers has not mentioned if Jelly Bean is rolling out to devices in stages or if it is widely available for everyone.

Keep in mind that Rogers is rolling out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and not Android 4.1.2, which is a tad unfortunate. No doubt owners of the One X will be awaiting an update to Android 4.1.2 and even Android 4.2 now that Android 4.1.1 has rolled out.

Now that Rogers has the update, it shouldn’t be too long before AT&T updates the HTC One X for U.S owners, as AT&T tends to update their devices not long after Rogers.

AT&T has yet to confirm an update for the HTC One X, which is unfortunate considering the rest of the world has received Jelly Bean long before AT&T users. Hopefully AT&T will announce something of the sort now that users in Europe, Asia and Canada are enjoying the sticky and buttery goodness of Jelly Bean.

Have you received the update to Jelly Bean on your HTC One X? Let us know how you’re liking it in the comments section below!

source: MobileSyrup

How to install Android 4.2.1 LiquidSmooth ROM on Sprint Galaxy S3 L710

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is among the Android devices that are often the center of developers’ lust to produce cool ROMs. We’ve already published guides on how to flash CyanogenMod 10.1 and Slim Bean ROMs into Samsung’s flagship. This time around, we will guide you through the successful installation of LiquidSmooth ROM based on Android 4.2.1. However, this tutorial is intended for Galaxy S3 with model number L710 or the models being carried by U.S. carrier Sprint.

LiquidSmooth-jelly-bean

Overview

The installation of LiquidSmooth ROM is simple and straightforward. Owners who are willing to take the risk would have to download two packages: the LiquidSmooth ROM and Google Apps for Sprint Galaxy S3. The ClockworkMod Recovery will be used to flash these packages, so owners will have to install it prior to taking the first step of this tutorial.

Disclaimer: The LiquidSmooth ROM, albeit stable, is still under development. Owners may encounter bugs or other issues that may lead to the bricking of their phones. Such risks are always involved whenever custom ROMs and mods are flashed manually into the device. If you want to proceed, then it’s on you. You can neither blame The Droid Guy nor the developers behind the ROMs and mods used in this tutorial.

Reminders

  1. Your device must be rooted and bootloader unlocked.
  2. You should backup all important data inside your phone including SMS messages, contacts, videos, music, files, etc…
  3. ClockworkMod Recovery must be installed.
  4. USB Debugging in your phone should be enabled.
  5. Drivers must be installed in your computer so your device can be detected without problems.
  6. You must create a Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  7. Make sure your device has, at least, 80% battery left.
  8. Download LiquidSmooth ROM and save it in your computer.
  9. Download Google Apps.

Step-by-step Tutorial

Step 1: While your phone is still on, connect it to your computer with the USB data cable and copy the packages you just downloaded into your phone’s internal memory. Make sure you save them in the root directory to make them detectable for ClockworkMod Recovery. There’s no need to extract them.

Step 2: Disconnect your phone from your computer and turn it off to make it ready for the process.

Step 3: You may now boot your device into ClockworkMod Recovery mode: press and hold VOLUME UP + POWER + HOME buttons until Samsung logo comes up. The recovery screen would soon appear.

Step 4: Make a Nandroid backup of your current ROM: Backup and Restore => Backup.

Step 5: Go back to recovery main menu then choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset to perform full data wipe. It may take a minute to complete.

Step 6: Now begin flashing LiquidSmooth ROM into your phone: Install zip from SD card => Choose zip from SD card and browse through your device’s internal memory and locate Liquid-JB-v2.1-Beta2-d2spr.zip file. Press POWER button to confirm your action and commence the process. It would take a few minutes to complete so be patient and wait until it’s done.

Step 7: Repeat the process in step 6 but this time choose the gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip file to flash Google Apps.

Step 8: Go back to main menu and choose Reboot System Now. Wait until your device is fully booted before you use your device. The first boot after installation would usually take longer than usual.

Your Sprint Galaxy S3 is now running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with custom LiquidSmooth ROM. There are a lot of things you can do using this ROM not to mention your device is now more responsive than before.

[source: XDA]

[easyazon-block align=”center” asin=”B00894K248″ locale=”us”]

[easyazon-cta align=”center” asin=”B00894K248″ height=”42″ key=”amazon-us-tall-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]

Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7510 CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM now available [Tutorial]

galaxy tab 10.1 cm 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with model number P7510 is among the few Android tablets that recently received good treatment from CyanogenMod team of developers. The CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM has been made available for download a few days ago for people who want to take the risk of flashing unofficial ROMs and mods into their device to take advantage of features that stock ROMs never offer, or at least, be one of the few to enjoy the goodness of v4.2.1 version of Android. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to install CM 10.1 Android 4.2.1 JellyBean ROM into your Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7510.

Pre-requisites/Reminders

  1. To be safe, there should be, at least 80 percent of battery left in your device but it is advisable to fully-charge it before flashing this ROM. Probability is your device will be bricked if it powers out during the installation.
  2. Your device’s bootloader should have been unlocked. Also make sure your device is rooted. Here is our guide on how to root your Android device.
  3. Clockworkmod Recovery should be installed in your device as you will be using it to flash this custom ROM. Here’s how you install CWM Recovery.
  4. Make sure you have made a backup of all your data in your device’s internal memory. Backing up data is easier than you think, here’s our guide.
  5. Enable USB Debugging in your device.

Disclaimer: You cannot blame The Droid Guy or XDA Developers for possible damages caused by this tutorial. All ROMs and mods used in this guide are credited to their developers.

Files to Download

  1. CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM [LINK HERE]
  2. Google Apps for this build [LINK HERE]

Step-by-step Tutorial

Step 1: Download all packages specified above and save both in your computer. Don’t extract them, just save them in a directory you can easily remember and access.

Step 2: Connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7510 to your computer using the USB data cable.

Step 3: Copy both packages into your device’s internal memory but make sure you save them in the root directory and NOT in any folder. This is to make them detectable by ClockworkMod Recovery.

Step 4: After copying those files, you may now disconnect your device from your computer and turn it off.

Step 5: Boot your Galaxy Tab 10.1 into recovery mode. You can do so by pressing and holding both Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously. Continue doing this until you see Tab 10.1 logo on screen then release the Power button but keep holding the Volume Up button.

Step 6: Once inside the recovery mode, it is imperative you make a Nandroid backup of your current ROM so you can always revert to it if things don’t work as expected or if you don’t like the custom ROM. Choose Backup and Restore => Backup. After doing so, go back to main recovery menu.

Step 7: You need to do a full data wipe, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset => Yes. This process may take a few minutes so you need to wait a bit before it’s completed.

Step 8: You may now install CM 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM: choose Install zip from SD Card => Choose zip from SD Card and browse through your internal memory’s root directory and select the CM 10.1 package. Wait until the installation is complete.

Step 9: Choose Install zip from SD Card => Choose zip from SD Card again but this time choose Google Apps package to install necessary Google applications.

Step 10: You may now reboot your device and wait until it’s fully active before you use it. Go back to main menu and select Reboot System Now.

Your device is now running CyanogenMod 10.1 based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM. Do let us know if this works for you.

[source: XDA Developers]

How to install Android 4.2.1 JB Slim Bean Beta 1 ROM on Nexus 7 3G

The Slim Bean Beta 1 custom ROM based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean has recently been released for  ASUS Google Nexus 7 3G. Earlier last week, it also received a good treatment from another developer group as the official CyanogenMod 10.1 Jelly Bean-based ROM was released. While these two ROMs come with a lot of cool features, the main difference is the size. Slim Bean ROMs are well-customized and repackaged to be smaller in file size but faster in performance.

slim bean nexus 7 3g

Slim Bean ROMs have always been receiving good feedbacks from people who take the risk of flashing unofficial firmware into their devices. This build, albeit nightly, is already stable. However, developers behind this awesome ROM warn there could be other components and features that won’t work. So, they ask for active participation from users to report anything unusual while running this firmware. Now, for those who want to try it out, here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to install Android 4.2.1 JB Slim Bean Beta 1 ROM on Nexus 7 3G.

Pre-requisites

  1. Make a backup of all of your data including contacts, SMS messages, files, videos, etc… Here is our guide on how to backup data on any Android device. [link here]
  2. Verify that your device’s bootloader was unlocked and that it has been rooted with Clockworkmod Recovery installed. Here’s our guide on how to root your device and install CWM recovery.
  3. Check if you have sufficient battery left. At least, 85% of battery is required to make sure your device won’t power out during the process. There is a high possibility that your Nexus 7 3G will be bricked if the process is interrupted.
  4. Enable USB Debugging in your device and check if all necessary drivers are installed in your computer. You can download USB drivers from here.

Disclaimer: You can neither blame The Droid Guy nor developers of ROMs and mods presented and used in this tutorial. It’s on you if you continue installing this Slim Bean build for Nexus 7. Instructions provided here are meant for informational purposes only and do not cover any warranty claims.

Files to Download

You will need to save these packages into your computer as you will be copying them into your device later.

Step-by-step Tutorial

Step 1: Connect your Nexus 7 3G to your computers using the USB data cable and copy Slim Bean Beta 1 ROM and Google Apps packages into the root directory of your device’s internal memory. Make sure you never save them in any folder as they will become undetectable by ClockworkMod Recovery. Once you’re finished copying them, you can disconnect your device from your computer.

Step 2: Turn your device off and reboot to recovery mode. You can do this by pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together until the display turns on. Volume keys are used to navigate while the Power button is used to select options in recovery mode. Do this step over and over in case your device boots in normal mode.

Step 3: In case things go bad during the process, you need to take a Nandroid Backup of the current ROM in your device so you can install it later. Select Backup and Restore in the recovery mode, then Backup. After which, you need to return to the main menu to continue the installation.

Step 4: Choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset to clean out all data. Don’t forget to confirm your action. This process may take a minute or more to complete depending on many data are to be wiped out.

Step 5: Now, choose Install Zip from SD Card followed by Choose Zip from SD card. You need to browse through the root directory of your SD card where you saved both Slim Bean ROM and Google Apps. You need to install the Slim Bean ROM first so choose that. After the installation, repeat this step once again and this time around, choose Google Apps package.

Step 6: Once the installation of both packages is done, return to the main menu and choose Reboot System Now. The first boot after the process may take a little longer than the normal booting time but you need to be patient and leave your device alone until it is fully active.

Congratulations! You are now running Slim Bean ROM based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS for Asus Google Nexus 7. Let us know by leaving comments below if this tutorial helped you.

[source: XDA Developers]

Download Android 4.2.1 AOKP Custom ROM for the AT&T HTC One X

att-onex

Custom ROMs are freely available for almost every Android smartphone out there with developer groups like CyanogenMod and the vast community at XDA helping users pick the best ROM for their compatible device. The idea of getting a custom ROM on a smartphone is so intriguing that people often forget the risks involved in the process. There’s a high risk of potentially bricking the smartphone undergoing the process, which is important to keep in mind. With that out of the way, we will now discuss one new custom ROM which has surfaced on XDA, fully knowing all the risks involved. This Android 4.2.1 ROM is cooked up for the HTC One XL (the AT&T One X) and is still a work in progress. But for those of you willing to give this ROM a try, here’s how. Bear in mind this is a preview build and merely lets you have Android 4.2.1 on board as most of the features are missing. Make sure you backup your stock ROM before going ahead with the process.

Users will have to download the AOKP JellyBean 4.2.1 ROM and the Google Apps Package which brings Google’s native apps from Android 4.2 (links given below). After unzipping the packages, reboot into recovery and back up your existing version of the ROM. It is important to perform a system wide wipe of your device unless you’re already on an AOKP Jelly Bean ROM already. You can find the rest of the process over at the XDA forums, so make sure you give it a thorough look before going ahead with the flashing.

As of now, the camera functionality does not work at all which means you won’t be able to experience Photo Sphere, which is one of the key features of Android 4.2. The Wi-Fi Tethering feature seems to be broken too, so we recommend you to go ahead with the process only if you have a backup smartphone as your daily driver. The developer rohan32 over at XDA, also pointed out that this ROM might not boot on a few devices, which is where your backup ROM should come in handy. So this ROM should be treated as a work in progress and not necessarily a fully finished product. We suggest you proceed with caution if you don’t know what you’re getting into. Flashing custom ROMs is a risky process as we already mentioned above, and your warranty is immediately voided if you play around with bootloaders which is why Verizon locks the bootloaders of most smartphones.

Here are the download links for the ROM and the Google Apps package. If you own a device and were adventurous enough to try this ROM out, let us know how it went for you.

Android 4.2.1 AOKP JellyBean Release Preview 1.1
Android 4.2.1 Google Apps Package

Find the full process here.

Nexus 7 Now Receiving Android 4.2.1 Update

As you know, this morning the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 got their updates to Android 4.2.1, now it’s the Nexus 7’s turn. The Nexus 7 is receiving Android 4.2.1 via an OTA update, just like on the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4. Keep in mind that there’s nothing mind-blowing going on, as this is just a simple bug fix for the missing December month on the people application. The update also makes joystick and gamepads as HID devices. This update really isn’t a huge difference from what the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 update brought to the table, but it is definitely welcome nonetheless.

Regardless of this being a minor update, it’s usually best to download it as soon as you can anyway. Updates are extremely important, and they really shouldn’t be put off.

Android Central has provided instructions on where to go to flash the update on your device manually. Those who are seasoned in rooting and flashing devices will be grateful to hear about this. You can find those via the source link below.

How is Android 4.2.1 treating everybody? Has the update introduced any new bugs or is it smooth as Project Butter claims it to be? Let us know in the comments below!

source: Android Central