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    Default Nexus 4 4.3 sideload

    This is my first thread here, sorry if it's in the wrong place.

    How safe is it to adb sideload Android 4.3 to my Nexus 4 currently running 4.2.2, I'm impatient and I haven't received the ota yet.

    Is there a risk that I could brick my phone or is it safe?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmoneh View Post
    This is my first thread here, sorry if it's in the wrong place.

    How safe is it to adb sideload Android 4.3 to my Nexus 4 currently running 4.2.2, I'm impatient and I haven't received the ota yet.

    Is there a risk that I could brick my phone or is it safe?

    Thanks.
    It's honestly the easiest thing. The chances of something going wrong are really slim. I think you should be fine.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by redlogiK View Post
    It's honestly the easiest thing. The chances of something going wrong are really slim. I think you should be fine.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    +1

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    I'm probably going to resort to this soon although I don't want to because my nexus is pretty much my baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmoneh View Post
    This is my first thread here, sorry if it's in the wrong place.

    How safe is it to adb sideload Android 4.3 to my Nexus 4 currently running 4.2.2, I'm impatient and I haven't received the ota yet.

    Is there a risk that I could brick my phone or is it safe?

    Thanks.
    Completely safe. The only difference is that instead of your phone downloading the update itself and then rebooting into recovery to install it, YOU download the update(to your computer), reboot to recovery manually, select the install from sideload option, then (on the computer) issue the adb sideload *update.zip*
    Replacing *update.zip* with the actual update package.
    Of course this requires you have your computer set up correctly. Completely safe, though. The phone still does signature verification on the update file.

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    Wugz tool kit I believe can flash it on there as its now updated 4.3 as their recovery. I also did it when 4.22 was their recovery.


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    Can I side load it on Mac or will I have to run a VM to run windows 7 to sideload it?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    I believe there is a Mac on XDA when I was looking around.
    Tom Fairclough
    Credo faber est quisque fortunae suae
    I believe every man is the artisan of his own fortune
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    Quote Originally Posted by atrix2noob View Post
    Can I side load it on Mac or will I have to run a VM to run windows 7 to sideload it?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    you can use mac too but the adb files are different i believe and you dont need to install drivers.

    so its easier to install on mac
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    i get stuck here am i doing it right? btw this is for my nexus 7 because im doing that first before i do my nexus 4
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    Our own Jerry H. gives the run down on manually updating to Android 4.3

    He also notes, the N7 and the scripting used takes extra precautions due to the file system structure.

    How-to -- Flash the 4.3 factory images to your Nexus
    Paul
    Moderator Team Leader @ Android Central





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    Quote Originally Posted by atrix2noob View Post


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    Hold down the power button then press the volume up button to reach the next menu. Got stuck on this part, too.
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    Getting permission denied how do I fix this?

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    I'm currently stuck, when on cmd I check for adb devices it won't find my Nexus 4.

    I have the sdk package and Nexus 4 drivers installed...
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    anyone care to help me via google hangout i'm super stuck and need help asap leaving for beach in the am, will pay $$
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    I'm not sure if you can do this on a Mac, but launch the command prompt from the platform-tools folder wherever you installed the Android SDK, then it should be in the right place to find adb.exe.

    People struggling should use the intructions here (replacing the appropriate files used of course) the process is exactly how you'd sideload an update with adb.

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    I'm getting this error after downloading and rebooting the OTA for 4.3:



    Does anyone know how to get around this error?

    Thanks!
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    Attempted updating my Nexus 4 for android 4.3. It did not update yesterday despite wiping the cache partition. The device did not power on and was showing the booting X.

    Today morning after clearing the cache partition it loaded 4.3 and powered on. However when the device was off and powered it on, it again did not boot and again shows booting X.

    To fix this, should I attempt adb sideload android 4.2.2? Or should I attempt adb sideload android 4.3? When I attempt adb sideload, is there a risk that all the data will get wiped out? Can anything else be done to power the device on without wiping the data?

    Request immediate suggestions.

    Thanks

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