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  1. ottscay's Avatar
    Second time was a charm for me!
    11-14-2012 02:49 PM
  2. jeremydc's Avatar
    Read the title. Read the instructions. Grabbed N7. It prompts me to dl the update. Damn it Google, I am trying to be mad at you for the N4 fiasco( didn't get 1) but this helps lol.
    11-14-2012 02:51 PM
  3. anon4843263's Avatar
    My apologies....

    I did not "read" the update screen properly. The OTA was for 4.1.2....RATZ!!!

    I tried the OP's method and after about 5 times it did not work.

    What I did was almost identical to what the OP but with one minor change as some have posted:

    Did the "Force Stop"
    Did the "Clear Cache"
    HIT "Force Stop" a second time

    Searched for the update and voila! Success!

    Thanks OP for posting this up and helping us all!!!

    11-14-2012 03:06 PM
  4. sandyvern's Avatar
    Second time worked for me :-) said last time I checked for an update was 12/31/1969.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 03:38 PM
  5. RichardRight's Avatar
    Question, other than the keyboard enhancement, what other noticeable improvements were made? I don't see very many changes other than some minor and insignificant changes.
    Keyboard, lock screen that allows widgets, my understanding is that the play store now protects against malware, and Quick Settings.... much more convenient than the old two-step method of getting to settings.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 03:43 PM
  6. nwr2339's Avatar
    So I have two Nexus 7's. One is a 16gb and the other is a 32gb. I did the update on my 32gb last night with no problem what soever and I love it. The 16gb however is not working. It showed that an update is needed. It downloaded and went to restart/intall and I got a android dude laying down with a red triangle sticking out of his belly. I used the method mentioned in this thread after the device restarted and I got the same thing a second time. Could it be because I have both devices synced with the same account?
    11-14-2012 04:42 PM
  7. hichris123's Avatar
    It might have been because you needed to install more updates.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 04:55 PM
  8. nwr2339's Avatar
    Like...? All the others are up to date
    11-14-2012 05:08 PM
  9. chu77bby's Avatar
    Thanks, it worked! Also, after I cleared the data, I got this funny message.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Attached Thumbnails How to get the 4.2 OTA update NOW!! Your welcome! ;)-uploadfromtaptalk1352934485897.jpg  
    11-14-2012 05:09 PM
  10. hichris123's Avatar
    What version is it on now?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 05:44 PM
  11. hichris123's Avatar
    Thanks, it worked! Also, after I cleared the data, I got this funny message.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Yeah, that's standard with doing this process.

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    11-14-2012 05:45 PM
  12. Live2ride883's Avatar
    After 7-8 tries this worked and I am now in the process of updating to 4.2.
    11-14-2012 05:47 PM
  13. jackbcohen2's Avatar
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! Worked after 3 or four times. You are the best.
    11-14-2012 05:52 PM
  14. howardknoah's Avatar
    Thanks very much. You have made my 7 year old son very happy. He has been waiting to update his Nexus 7 since last week. Thanks again.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 05:53 PM
  15. wckesq's Avatar
    Worked after 3 attempts.
    11-14-2012 06:23 PM
  16. nwr2339's Avatar
    4.1.2
    11-14-2012 06:24 PM
  17. jackmei2's Avatar
    I followed the steps, except after I cleared the data, I rebooted and then checked for an update and there it was! it didn't work for me the 1st time with the steps outlined above so I decided to clear the data then reboot and then check for the update.
    11-14-2012 06:26 PM
  18. dobie007's Avatar
    fourth time's a charm it worked thanks
    11-14-2012 06:47 PM
  19. jairusz's Avatar
    It's sad that people have to do a workaround just to get the OTA update.

    Sent from a tablet, using an app that I purchased from an app store that appends this signature below my post to make me look superior in social status to everyone else.
    11-14-2012 07:33 PM
  20. jabwtv's Avatar
    No update for me

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 07:34 PM
  21. tgp's Avatar
    So I have two Nexus 7's. One is a 16gb and the other is a 32gb. I did the update on my 32gb last night with no problem what soever and I love it. The 16gb however is not working. It showed that an update is needed. It downloaded and went to restart/intall and I got a android dude laying down with a red triangle sticking out of his belly. I used the method mentioned in this thread after the device restarted and I got the same thing a second time. Could it be because I have both devices synced with the same account?
    The same thing happened to me on my Galaxy Nexus phone. It was 100% stock, except I had it rooted. It turned out I had to set it back to its out-of-box condition, including not rooted. Then the 4.2 update went right through. It seems the android laying down with the red triangle indicates an aborted installation.

    I'm curious; did anyone else successfully install the 4.2 update OTA while rooted? When mine updated from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2 it was rooted. It seems that update was more minor though.

    Nexus running 4.2, Nexus 4 16GB successfully ordered yesterday, life is good!
    11-14-2012 07:50 PM
  22. hichris123's Avatar
    Not really. It's been said somewhere else that Google does a slow rollout of OTA's, to make sure there aren't any major issues.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 08:04 PM
  23. cyberspace's Avatar
    * { 3 } * /// *It took three times before it began for me.

    * I knew of this method already, but was trying to be patient and wait for, [OTA]; wow, I couldn't even wait a full day or two, (lol).
    Attached Thumbnails How to get the 4.2 OTA update NOW!! Your welcome! ;)-screenshot_2012-11-14-17-29-07.png  
    11-14-2012 08:14 PM
  24. chu77bby's Avatar
    Yeah, that's standard with doing this process.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Really? Strange dates are the norm? New to android user here so I had no idea. Pretty funny.

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    11-14-2012 08:16 PM
  25. hichris123's Avatar
    Really? Strange dates are the norm? New to android user here so I had no idea. Pretty funny.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    I believe it's just the date it always shows after clearing the Framework Data. Not sure the reason why.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 08:18 PM
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