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    Default Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1.1

    I was running Yakjuxw 4.0.4(OTA comes from Samsung) on my GSM GNEX and couldn't wait for Samsung to push Jellybean anymore so I looked around and found this, it changes Yakjuxw(4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) to Yakju 4.0.1(OTA comes straight from Google).

    Here are the steps I followed from 's post and cleaned it up for everyone that was in my position. After the downloads, it took like less than 10min to get it on Yakju. It is super easy. No Rooting, No Custom ROMs.

    Download the USB driver and firmware files to Windows.


    Run USB driver app in Windows, Reboot Windows
    Run firmware app in Windows
    Put phone in Download mode (Power off, Press Volume Down button + Power On button down until it goes to Download Mode, plug USB cable in)
    Once the device is found in the firmware app, click start!

    Let it finish and you are done.

    When it starts back up you should setup your phone back up with all the Apps that you want before installing the OTAs. It's going to go from 4.0.2>4.0.4>4.1.1. From start to finish it took me 30-40min to get my phone back the way I want it. Good luck and enjoy.
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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1

    Don't keep propagating toolkits and 1-click methods. It's a Nexus, you have the best tools available, its called ADB and Fastboot.

    There's a guide stickied at the top of this forum that will show you how to do it: http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ash-takju.html
    LG Nexus 5 / LG Nexus 4 / HTC One / Sony Xperia ZL // T-Mobile / AT&T
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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1

    Just trying to help people out. I just looked at the link you posted and that is a lot of steps and very confusing. My way is very straight forward. I'm not trying to do anything but help. Sorry if you think I'm stepping on your toes.
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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1

    Quote Originally Posted by ockc View Post
    Just trying to help people out. I just looked at the link you posted and that is a lot of steps and very confusing. My way is very straight forward. I'm not trying to do anything but help. Sorry if you think I'm stepping on your toes.
    Well the problem is its very straight forward but it hides the mechanics of the flashing from the user. What happens when something goes wrong? Your phone is sitting in Fastboot mode (which you have no idea that's what it is) and you're back in a forum asking for help. If you learned in the first place what you were doing, not only would you less likely have an issue, but you'd also be able to fix it (start over) or at least be able to pinpoint where the problem happened when you asked for help.

    I know that people mean well when they post one-click methods, but its really just a crutch that often gets people into trouble that they could've easily avoided. If you're interested in hacking and flashing your Nexus, you're gonna have to be familiar with a command line, that's kinda just how it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martonikaj View Post
    Well the problem is its very straight forward but it hides the mechanics of the flashing from the user. What happens when something goes wrong? Your phone is sitting in Fastboot mode (which you have no idea that's what it is) and you're back in a forum asking for help. If you learned in the first place what you were doing, not only would you less likely have an issue, but you'd also be able to fix it (start over) or at least be able to pinpoint where the problem happened when you asked for help.

    I know that people mean well when they post one-click methods, but its really just a crutch that often gets people into trouble that they could've easily avoided. If you're interested in hacking and flashing your Nexus, you're gonna have to be familiar with a command line, that's kinda just how it is.
    PMS?

    anyway thnx for this guide.
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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1

    it works thanks
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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1

    Isn't the reason we buy a Android phone is that we have a choice? Why not let us choose how we update our phone and not look down on people that choose to do it the easy way?
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Martonik View Post
    Well the problem is its very straight forward but it hides the mechanics of the flashing from the user. What happens when something goes wrong? Your phone is sitting in Fastboot mode (which you have no idea that's what it is) and you're back in a forum asking for help. If you learned in the first place what you were doing, not only would you less likely have an issue, but you'd also be able to fix it (start over) or at least be able to pinpoint where the problem happened when you asked for help.

    I know that people mean well when they post one-click methods, but its really just a crutch that often gets people into trouble that they could've easily avoided. If you're interested in hacking and flashing your Nexus, you're gonna have to be familiar with a command line, that's kinda just how it is.
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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1

    Yes, very simple this method. It doesn't work...
    Hope I didn't bricked my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbubu View Post
    Yes, very simple this method. It doesn't work...
    Hope I didn't bricked my phone.
    What did you try to do? If you post the point where you are stuck at, I am sure people here can help. If a phone boots up and shows at least something on the screen, it is not bricked and can be fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Martonik View Post
    Well the problem is its very straight forward but it hides the mechanics of the flashing from the user. What happens when something goes wrong? Your phone is sitting in Fastboot mode (which you have no idea that's what it is) and you're back in a forum asking for help. If you learned in the first place what you were doing, not only would you less likely have an issue, but you'd also be able to fix it (start over) or at least be able to pinpoint where the problem happened when you asked for help.

    I know that people mean well when they post one-click methods, but its really just a crutch that often gets people into trouble that they could've easily avoided. If you're interested in hacking and flashing your Nexus, you're gonna have to be familiar with a command line, that's kinda just how it is.
    While I completely agree with what you're saying, it doesn't take into account somewhat seasoned users (like myself) who know what we're doing when it comes to fastboot and adb but sometimes choose to use the toolkit as a faster, easier way to do something simple. Right now I'm running rooted stock, but tomorrow I may decide to try a new ROM. A few days after that I may decide that I like the rooted stock better, but instead of going through the longer motions of using adb and fastboot, I can just connect my phone, fire up the toolkit, and in a few minutes, I'm right back to where I want to be.

    Is using fastboot and adb hard? No. And its a great learning experience. But for little things, I see no problem with using a toolkit.

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    Thanks a lot, this is the method I used and it's super easy and quick, I'm glad you posted this, cheers!

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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1.1

    will this method work for a yakjujp device? seems simple enough... if i get the answer i am good to go
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    Default Re: Simple Flash for Galaxy Nexus Yakjuxw to Yakju to get OTA 4.1.1

    I'm for the 1 click method as trying to do it manually was nothing but a PITA for me getting the fastboot drivers to work.

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