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Topic # 128711 20-Aug-2013 22:42
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I've tried searching for anything, but as my phone is a yakjukr (I bought the phone when I was in Korea) I am doubtful that anyone on these forums has asked the question before.

I would like to update my phone to the latest android release.

When I moved back to NZ in January of this year, I unlocked the phone using Nexus Root Toolkit v1.68 and currently use it on Telecom's XT network with 4.1.1 JRO03C. I've read around various sources about how forcing OTA updates, and flashing stock + root can be done, but I'm a little wary of how extensive some of these measures are as I don't particularly want to brick my phone, or risk losing any data/spending time recovering from any mishaps.

Is it possible that because my phone is yakjukr that any telecom OTA updates for it won't recognize my device? If so, what's the easiest way to get the latest android update (preferably without rooting), bearing in mind I'm relatively noob at this sort of thing.

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  Reply # 881915 20-Aug-2013 23:42
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There are no Telecom updates for the Nexus devices. They come directly from Google.

The easiest thing to do is download the Nexus factory 4.3 image and flash that with the latest toolbox. You can modify the archive so it doesn't overwrite the SD card and wipe all your data.

Edit: This is the one you want.



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  Reply # 882099 21-Aug-2013 11:42
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Thanks. In that case, I'm left with the impression that my device has somehow slipped through the cracks for it still to be running 4.1.1 at this time. I have checked for updates through settings > system > about phone.

The advice you've provided sounds easy enough, but there are one or two things I'm not quite 100% sure on.

1. 'flash that with the latest toolbox' - - you mean for example Nexus Root Toolkit v1.7.1 using 'flash stock + unroot' (I can post a screenshot if required).

2. Modifying the archive so it doesn't overwrite my user data sounds quite involved and potentially risky. Is it? - - I have been to this page and downloaded what I understand to be not a complete OS as you have suggested, but an incremental update. I have downloaded this, which is a smaller file by about 100mb. Is it a better alternative?

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