Saturday, July 27, 2013

Get Android update immediately for Nexus devices

So you bought a nexus device to get the latest Android updates as soon as Google announces them. Pretty cool, then why your device shows "System is upto date" when you know there is a new version available. Here is how you can cheat the system and get the update right now!

Step 1.
Navigate to System Settings > Applications > All 
and search for "Google Services Framework/Google Framework Services(process com.google.process.gapps)"

Step 2.
Force Stop this application and Clear Data.

Step 3.
Navigate to System Settings > About Tablet/phone > System Updates. It will display current date as some past date indicating that the step 2 was successful. Click check now and you would get your much awaited update.

In case it still shows system is upto date, try repeating the steps a couple of times. This little tricks works on Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus.

NOTE: Some users are facing issues updating apps after the upgrade. You might need to clear the Google Play cache, or remove and add your Google Account once to fix this. Therefore, follow these steps at your own risk.