Install Android 4.2.1 OTA Update for Galaxy Nexus SPH-L700 (Sprint) manually

There are several methods of manually installing Android 4.2.1 OTA update for your Galaxy Nexus SPH-L700 (Sprint) with the help of Odin, via ADB and through custom recovery.

In order to get it on your device, the latter doesn’t have to go through a rooting process beforehand. Find our methods below.

Install using Odin

  1. So as to grab the update via Odin, step number one asks you to download the Android 4.2.1 OTA.
  2. You must extract the both archived into a dedicated directory. The latter will then have to be launched.
  3. Step 3: run Odin v3.04.exe and switch the SPH-L700 off. Restart the device in the Download mode and connect the phone to your laptop.
  4. Step 4: wait for ID:COM screen to become yellow; now see if ADDED appears on the screen. Tap on PDA.
  5. For step 5 you need to find the folder from step 2 and locate CODE_I9250XXSPH-L700GA02.tar.md5 file. See whether the repartition option is not selected.Galaxy-Nexus-SPH-L700
  6. Step six instructs you the following: tap on Start. Now have patience until you notice the phone rebooting.
  7. Step 7: “PASS” should make its presence known. The device will then boot. After it does that, disconnect the two devices.

Install using the ADB

The steps needed for the installation of the upgrade via ADB are as follows.

  1. The first step requires you to check if your laptop (running Windows) has the necessary ADB drivers already installed on it. If it does, download the Android 4.2.1 OTA update to the laptop and then move the downloaded archive to the C partition, more precisely into C:/.
  2. Step number two needs you to switch the handset off and reboot it like this: keep selected for about 5 seconds at the same time, the keys for Volume Down, Up and Power and then choose the Recovery option.
  3. The third step prompts you to opt for “Apply update from adb” when you’re in the Recovery mode. Now connect the Sprint Galaxy Nexus SPH-L700 to your comp.
  4. Step 4: drivers will get installed and then you will have to go to Menu, then choose Programs, then find the Accessories and launch the command line.
  5. Step 5: type
    cd c:
    and then
    enteradb devices
    This is going to show the phone’s default ID number. Type
    adb sideload c5ea6e959840.update_mysidspr_FH05_to_GA02.zip
    and wait for a side load message and for the installation of the update to begin.
  6. Step six needs you to opt for Reboot System Now when the installation ends.

Install using custom recovery

Here are the steps required for the installation of the update with the help of custom recovery.

  1. Step 1: go to your handset’s Settings, then choose an option caller About Phone and see if it has build FH05. If yes, download the Android 4.2.1 OTA update and move the archive to the smartphone.
  2. Step two: switch the latter off and then keep pressed the keys for Volume Down, Volume Up and Power; this will restart the device into Recovery mode. Next up: generate a full NANdroid backup and opt for Install; the zip file copied to the Galaxy Nexus is going to be installed on your device.
  3. Step 3: Go back.
  4. Step 4: opt for Reboot System Now. The rebooting of the Nexus SPH-L700 Sprint will begin.
Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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