1. jensenng's Avatar
    I can't seem to update my Nexus 4 to 4.2.2. My Nexus 4 is rooted, is this causing the update error? Tried several times, no luck. Help.
    02-20-2013 06:35 PM
  2. limdoug's Avatar
    Not sure why...I was rooted...took the OTA update and it went through fine. I had to re-root though, but that was to be expected.
    02-20-2013 06:54 PM
  3. greydarrah's Avatar
    Yeah, mine just took me to CWM update type screen in recovery, made me pick something like "install untrusted zip," then rebooted and now shows 4.2.1. I'm not worried though, because I like 4.2.1 and doubt any of us will notice a difference in 4.2.2 anyway. It'll happen when it happens.
    02-20-2013 08:50 PM
  4. wunderbar's Avatar
    do you have a custom recovery installed?
    02-20-2013 11:28 PM
  5. jensenng's Avatar
    I just rooted and am using a launcher. That's all. No mods.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    04-24-2013 07:45 AM
  6. Rizy7's Avatar
    You sure you did not remove any system apps or even a change in one of the system files? What error do you get when trying to do the update?
    04-24-2013 08:11 AM
  7. jensenng's Avatar
    I did not. Just the word error...

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    04-30-2013 01:12 AM
  8. mr_nobody's Avatar
    Yeah but when you rooted, did you install a custom recovery because I believe that will prevent ota updates.
    04-30-2013 10:08 AM
  9. Rizy7's Avatar
    Yeah but when you rooted, did you install a custom recovery because I believe that will prevent ota updates.
    Custom recoveries do not prevent ota updates
    04-30-2013 11:36 AM
  10. mr_nobody's Avatar
    Just going on what 2defmouze says here, quite possible I'm not understanding something though:

    "PSA for Rooted users only:
    POINT #1:
    If you are rooted and don't know if you have a custom recovery, you probably do, and won't likely be able to install the OTA until you flash the stock recovery. This is very simple to do! The Nexus Toolkit many used to unlock and root has an option to flash just the stock recovery for you. Alternatively, you can grab the stock recovery by unzipping the factory image from Google (see my Factory Image Restore thread) and locating the recovery.img file, then flashing it yourself via fastboot using:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    The OTA should install fine now. However..... "

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post2224722
    04-30-2013 11:51 AM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    Custom recoveries do not prevent ota updates
    I thought custom recoveries DO prevent OTA updates. Maybe it depends what the update is?

    My Nexus 4 is completely stock, but it's rooted. I had to unroot it to install the 4.2.2 OTA update.
    04-30-2013 11:54 AM
  12. Rizy7's Avatar
    Just going on what 2defmouze says here, quite possible I'm not understanding something though:

    "PSA for Rooted users only:
    POINT #1:
    If you are rooted and don't know if you have a custom recovery, you probably do, and won't likely be able to install the OTA until you flash the stock recovery. This is very simple to do! The Nexus Toolkit many used to unlock and root has an option to flash just the stock recovery for you. Alternatively, you can grab the stock recovery by unzipping the factory image from Google (see my Factory Image Restore thread) and locating the recovery.img file, then flashing it yourself via fastboot using:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    The OTA should install fine now. However..... "

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post2224722
    I thought custom recoveries DO prevent OTA updates. Maybe it depends what the update is?

    My Nexus 4 is completely stock, but it's rooted. I had to unroot it to install the 4.2.2 OTA update.
    Having a custom recovery would prevent OTA updates in the past. I think this has changed in the newer updates or with the introduction of updated custom recoveries. I updated my phone from 4.2.1 to 4.2.2 while stock rooted with TWRP recovery. The OTA went through fine. I did lose my root and custom recovery however and had to re root
    mr_nobody likes this.
    04-30-2013 12:03 PM
  13. Rizy7's Avatar
    OP have you tried manually flashing the update?
    04-30-2013 12:14 PM

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