Jeff McIntire | Feb 14 2013 11:30 PM
A steak fresh from the grill, a pizza with extra cheese straight from the oven, a shiny new car that just arrived on the dealer's lot, and a brand new phone or tablet from the Play Store - they all have that freshness to them that unfortunately fades away over time. If you've encountered serious issues on your Nexus phone or tablet while flashing your last ROM, you set your overclock too high on your custom kernel, or you can't get out of recovery, you might want to just start over from scratch, and now you can start from the latest Android version, 4.2.2
Unfortunately, there are no 4.2.2 factory images available for the Sprint or Verizon Galaxy Nexus models, though this should hardly be shocking given the carriers' track records. Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) images are available on Google's developer site
for the following devices:
- Nexus 10 "mantaray"
- Nexus 4 "occam"
- Nexus 7 WiFi "nakasi"
- Nexus 7 GSM/HSPA+ "nakasig"
- Galaxy Nexus GSM/HSPA+ with Google Wallet "takju"
- Galaxy Nexus GSM/HSPA+ "yakju"
Older Nexus devices and the Nexus Q are left out in the cold along with the Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus "toro" devices - if you have one of these, you'll have to find a custom ROM to give you your Android 4.2.2 fix. Follow the instructions
posted on Google's developers site in order to restore that fresh-from-the-factory scent on your Nexus device.