Since Google made it official, the new Android firmware update Jelly Bean 4.3 will be pushed via OTA starting with the announcement day. The devices which will receive first the firmware update are Nexus 4, 7 , 10 and the Galaxy Nexus handsets. So, if you are one of the owners of these phone models, check the System Update menu or the notification panel to see if the update has been pushed to your phone.
For now, the OTA Update for Android 4.3 firmware is going to be pushed on the Nexus devices, and shortly after this cycle is finished, the Google Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One will begin receiving the updates. HTC and Samsung didn’t give any statements related to the update of the other Android based smartphone which means that it might take several months til then. But if you cannot wait that long then count on the fact that a leak of the firmware should appear or search it on non-official websites or other channels in order to upgrade your device sooner.
Considering that by the end of the year Google will be releasing its new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, we believe the Android 4.3 to be the last made for the Jelly Bean firmware.
We assume that the happiest smartphone owners right now, are those of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Nexus phones because they will receive the OTA update of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.We could say that this is one of Google’s finest moves given that a device released years ago can still receive the latest operating system updates.
If you want to read more on the subject and on the functions of the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, follow the path here.
If your Nexus phone is powered by stock Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean, you will receive the over-the -air update in the next few days, maximum two weeks. According to Google, if everything goes well in two weeks every Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone will be updated to the Jelly Bean 4.3 OS.
But if your Nexus smartphone has been previously rooted and is now powered by a custom ROM, then all you can do for now is to wait for someone to release the JWR66N Jelly Bean 4.3 zip file, then with the help of the ODIN tool you can flash the firmware manually. In addition, if you don’t have any data on your phone worth saving then you could flash the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean factory image compatible with your phone/ tablet. You can download the factory images from Google’s page here and you can find the binaries here.