Google Rolls Out Android 4.2.1 OTA Update, Fixes December Bug

The month of December is being restored to users on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean after the bug was spotted in the People app more than a week ago. The update is currently being pushed over the air to Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices and includes a few other bug fixes.

The patch reportedly addresses Bluetooth connectivity issues along with the bug that saw November followed immediately by January, skipping December altogether. Considering the update is relatively small at under 2MB, fixes for random reboots and other problems are unlikely to be included this time around. According to reports, the LTE loophole has not been disabled either.

If you haven't received the update notification yet, you can check for the update by going into Settings and checking for a system update. You must be on stock Android 4.2 to get the update over the air. If you're running custom firmware or in a hurry to get the update, you can flash the update manually using this ZIP file.

Have you updated to Android 4.2.1? Let us know what device you have and whether you received the OTA update or flashed manually.

[XDA via Android Central, Gotta Be Mobile]


Comments

    4.2 update has brought back the lag that was missing in 4.1. Closing/Killing apps from the recent apps tray is fairly slow now :(

      cleared your cache and reboot the phone?

        Yup, tried a whole bunch of things in the last few days. Even reset the phone to factory settings. 4.2 has a few cool features, but this lag is annoying though.

    Doesn't seem to be available here yet (Nexus 4) - even after checking for the system update, it says it's up to date.

    I expect it'll crop up in the next day or so.

    I received 4.2 OTA update this morning for my Galaxy Nexus.
    The bug is still there, i guess they will push 4.2.1 through in the coming days.

    Eric from Sydney
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    My Nexus 7 updated this morning.

    I was initially a bit confused because it said "hey there's a 4.2 update ready" and I'm like "I already have 4.2"...but it was only 1.1 MB so I installed it anyway. Checked the version afterwards and yeah it was 4.2.1.

    I never used the people app, but it's good the problem is fixed I guess.

    Likewise. My N7 updated last night - and I thought that it had already had the 4.2 update too... Must have been small, process took less than 2 minutes from shutdown to restart with all apps checked.

    Got my update this morning and first thing I noticed was the lagging after the update on my Nexus.
    Otherwise, no problems. December was there in all its festive glory.

    Galaxy Nexus has been resetting itself ever since 4.2. Any suggestions?

    I heard this has to do with currents and syncing. Disable that, or turn background syncing off in it's settings and you should be sweet :)

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