We’ve seen Google pushing out the “December bug fixer” update to the Nexus 4, 7, and 10 just a few days back. Showing once and for all how it pays to go the Nexus way, the Galaxy Nexus has now joined the ranks of other Nexii that sport the latest Android software.

The Android 4.2.1 software update (build JOP40D) is now rolling out to the GSM Galaxy Nexus, both takju and yakju variants.

Bear in mind that this really is just a minor update. Aside from the aforementioned bug fix, we’re seeing conflicting reports on whether or not it fixes the Bluetooth issue that’s plaguing Android 4.2, but it’s looking increasingly likely that it won’t. Nevertheless, the update is heading your direction.

If you know your way around the Galaxy Nexus, you can install the new firmware on the phone by first downloading the update package. Click here for the takju variant and here for yakju; these are direct links from Google. Please note that we won’t take any responsibility should something go haywire. You might as well wait for the update to arrive on your device.

Have you gotten the Android 4.2.1 update yet? How’s the phone running on the JOP40D firmware?

Bams Sadewo
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  • Stephen Smith

    Pretty sure this came up for update last night on my Nexus 4. Seems to be okay.. was not aware of any bluetooth problems as mine seems to be working fine in the car

  • Bish Fora

    yup, Nexus S got the update last night too.

    • edi setyo nugroho

      can u give me gapps for that
      have some problem with photosphere
      gallery FC

  • Hudayfah

    build (JOP40D) or build (JOP40C)??

    • Cédric Tremblay

      JOP40C is 4.2.

    • Bish Fora

      thats the one i got

  • Cédric Tremblay

    I’d rather have bluetooth working on my Nexus 7 again than December showing up in contacts.

  • Rodrigo Alves de Brito

    I have a Galaxy Nexus and got my 4.2.1 update some days ago, but now I regret so much. The main issue is when I change from landscape to portrait modes and vice-versa in any app that supports it. It’s a 2-3 whole seconds to change, and it gets worse when using the camera app.
    Battery seems to be running like water. Despite the battery has never been that good, I can clearly see that it’s much worse after this update.
    It looks like the Project Butter no longer exists! The overall interface is clearly slow, sadly… it can be seen when swiping in the apps and widgets drawer and when using the multitask feature. The screen sometimes gets even frozen, very quick, but it does. I feel like using a much older Android phone that has never come across project butter.
    I do want the buttery stuff of the 4.1.X back! It was amazing! I decided to sell my iPhone 4S just to try the new Android and I loved it at first, but now it has really disappointed me.