Manually Update Google Nexus 10 to Official Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 OS

Samsung and Google had just released the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean JDQ39 update for the Nexus 10 tablets and as usual the firmware file has also been leaked, meaning that now you can learn how to manually apply the same on your device. Of course, the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 software can be OTA or by using KIES received and installed on your Google Nexus 10, but in case you want to manually flash the update, then use this step by step guide as all the needed info are being explained and detailed here.

But why to complete a manual and relatively complex operation when you can anytime get the OTA variant? Well, you see, when an official update is being released it will take some time for the OS to arrive to all the devices from all the markets or regions. So, in our case, not all the Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablets will be able to receive the stock Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 ROM at the same time. This means that you can wait for the OTA version for a couple of days, or even weeks. Therefore, if you are in this situation, the best for you will be to learn how to manually update your Nexus 10, but only by following a suitable tutorial like the present one.

And yes, this is a complex and also risky procedure, so make sure that you are reading all the lines from below; else you can damage the internal system of your handset or worst you can even brick the tablet. For avoiding the unpleasant situations first apply the pre requisites and only after that go and complete the manual installation method. In this way your Google Nexus 10 will be in safe hands.

When dealing with official updates here is what you need to know:

  • You don’t have to previously root your Samsung Nexus 10, as the firmware can be flashed on a locked device too.
  • If you do own a rooted handset, after completing the tutorial, the root access will be revoked and the bootloader relocked.
  • You will then have to re-root your tablet (if you will want to) by using a guide that is suitable with the new OS (in our case with the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 one).
  • Also, by flashing a stock software you can restore the warranty (if it was previously voided by rooting or by updating with a custom ROM firmware).

Now, we should concentrate our attention over the essential and general pre requisites. I have explained and detailed the preparation tasks during the list from below. Do not skip this section because it is the most relevant one.

  • It’s strongly recommended to backup the Google Nexus 10 data. A full wipe of the system will have to be performed or else the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 OS can’t be applied.
  • Therefore, all of your personal info will be wiped out; that’s why you need to save everything you need, including markets apps, contacts list, internet settings and the EFS folder.
  • Then, you will have to place the update file on a computer or notebook, so make sure you can use the same.
  • The file will then have to be saved on your tablet therefore the USB cable should also be near you.
  • Uninstall or deactivate the security setting and the security programs that are running on your computer and device as these tools might interfere with our work.
  • Charge the Samsung Nexus 10 if there is less than 60% power left. If the tablet gets turned off in the middle of the installation process you will risk in bricking the same.
  • The Nexus 10 should be running the Android 4.2.1 JOP40D firmware or else the new Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 ROM can’t be flashed.
  • Enable the USB debugging option on your handset: “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Apply the next steps only if you own the Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablet; this tutorial will work only for the mentioned Android powered device.

How to Manually Update Google Nexus 10 to Official Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ39 OS

  1. As mentioned during the pre-requisites, you first have to download the update file on your computer.
  2. The download link is here.
  3. Then, place the same file on your tablet.
  4. For that first connect the device with the computer by using the USB cable.
  5. After copying the update file on your handset, remove the USB cable.
  6. Turn off the Nexus 10.
  7. Reboot your device into recovery mode.
  8. You can access the recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up and Power buttons together. Then, the fastboot mode and menu will be displayed; from there select “recovery”.
  9. From the recovery mode, you must first perform a wipe.
  10. For a proper wipe, select “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”.
  11. Up next, return to the main menu and choose “update from zip file”.
  12. Pick the Android 4.2.2 file and start the update operation.
  13. In the end reboot your phone and enjoy the latest Android experience.

For checking whether the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean JDQ39 firmware has been successfully installed on your Samsung Google Nexus 10 or not, go to “Settings -> About Tablet”. Also, be aware as the first boot might take longer than usual; don’t panic there is nothing wrong with your handset.

So, you can finally test the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS on your Nexus 10. Use the comments area for sharing your impressions related to the present update and do tell us how you find the new firmware: are there notable changes, bug fixes and improvements, or it is just another minor upgrade with nothing important to mention?

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