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Android 4.2.1 available now for Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint

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Those poor Nexus owners who are using CDMA phones – they always are a little late to the party whenever Google releases a new version of Android, in spite of their Nexus namesake. The Sprint-compatible Samsung Galaxy Nexus is no exception, with owners patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for Android 4.2.1, which has been available since November.

Luckily, the wait is now over, as Galaxy Nexus owners on Sprint can now manually download the update directly from Google. It’s not yet showing up on Google’s official list of factory images for Nexus devices, but some brilliant members of XDA have found and published the link.

Once you download the file to your computer, simply connect your Galaxy Nexus, and follow these same instructions that we posted a few months ago for Android 4.2. I expect that a link will appear in Google’s list at some point tomorrow.

While the Galaxy Nexus isn’t the device I’m personally using on a daily basis, someone else in my house is, so I guess I know what my plans are for the rest of the evening. Happy downloading and flashing, and be sure to let us know how the update treats you!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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One thought on “Android 4.2.1 available now for Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint

  • I am hoping for some announcements at the up-coming MWC regarding Sprint’s phone line-up. I am due for a phone upgrade, and I am looking forward to seeing what is on the horizon. I’ve been enjoying Google Now on my Nexus 7 and wouldn’t mind having that on my phone, but I would prefer to have it on a nexus device for timelier updates to the OS.

    That being said, I also enjoy a lot of the functionality that iOS has, and I’m not against looking at a Windows 8 phone either, assuming Sprint makes good on bringing some phones available that use that OS.


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