Install Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean On Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

Google just released Android 4.3 along with new Nexus 7 tablet. The new 4.3 Jelly Bean brings a number of improvements and features including redesigned camera interface, improved multi-user support, Bluetooth low energy support, OpenGL ES 3.0, New DRM APIs, smoother animations and more. You can read more about the feature at this official page.

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Here is how to install official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Nexus 4. This is also applicable to devices such as Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. Note that, though the steps to install Android 4.3 on Nexus device are rather simple, you should follow instructions carefully as well as don’t forget to make a nandroid backup from custom recovery.

Important Note: Do below guide at your own risk. We will not take any responsibility for any damage to your device caused by it. Also, don’t forget to make a nandroid back up.

Requirements:

– Unlocked bootloader (Read our guide to know how to unlock the bootloader on Nexus devices)
– Android 4.3 factory image for your Nexus device. Download it from here.
– Android SDK installed on your computer, with proper device drivers configured

Procedure:

1. Extract the downloaded Android 4.3 factory image (You can use 7zip or any other archiver for this). From the extracted directory, extract the TAR file.

2. Turn off your device off, then boot it into fastboot mode by pressing and holding volume down and power buttons until you see the bootloader mode.

3. Connect the device to your computer via USB. Then, open the directory that you extracted in step 1 and run the ‘flash-all.bat’ batch file for Windows (if you’re using Linux enter ‘./flash-all.sh’ in Terminal),

That’s all! Wait for the process to complete. Be patient, it will take some times to complete the process. Once the process finishes, your device should reboot to Android 4.3.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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