Nexus 4 Getting Update Amidst Android 4.3 Update Complaints
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Nexus 4 Getting Update Amidst Android 4.3 Update Complaints



The Nexus 4 is getting a new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update though it’s unclear if the software will tackle any of the bugs that owners have been complaining about since upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean back in July.

A T-Mobile support document for the Nexus 4 has revealed that the Nexus 4 will be getting a 1.8MB “Security” update though there is no elaboration on what that might mean for Nexus 4 owners. The update is build JWR66Y which differs from the JWR66V Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build that brought new features, and new bugs, to Nexus 4 owners back at the end of July.

Read: Android 4.3 Issues Continue Plaguing Nexus Users.

The Nexus 4 Android 4.3 update leaks.

The Nexus 4 is getting an update, it’s just not the update many have been looking for.

The update, which should roll out in the near future, appears headed to the T-Mobile Nexus 4 though it should also hit the Google version of the Nexus 4 as well.

It’s not exactly clear what the update changes, if anything, but it doesn’t appear to the bug fix update that Nexus 4 owners have been waiting for. Those changes will likely come with an Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean update in the future, an update that has unfortunately not been announced just yet.

Since Android 4.3’s debut back in July, Nexus 4 owners have been dealing with numerous issues that have marred the experience of many users. Issues have included problems with Bluetooth keyboards, battery life, hang ups on the boot screen, a sluggish user interface, and more. The bugs continue to mount and thus far, Google has not said when it might tackle these major issues.

Android 4.3 bugs continue to plague Nexus owners.

Android 4.3 bugs continue to plague Nexus owners.

Unfortunately, this new build doesn’t appear to be the remedy that some Nexus 4 owners are looking for given its size and given the vague changelog that is accompanying it.

Nexus 4 owners of course aren’t the only users dealing with issues. Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus owners in particular are experiencing major issues with Wi-Fi connectivity wherein the device doesn’t automatically reconnect to known Wi-Fi networks, something that could be chaotic for data plans and battery life.

Google did address a major bug associated with Android 4.3 as Netflix rolled out an update for its application that fixed issues that Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 owners were having.



  1. Jim Thompson (@JimT1246)

    08/20/2013 at 10:48 am

    There was a security issue that resulted from applications using the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) not receiving cryptographically strong values due to improper initialization (i.e. a “seed value”). That was just fixed and I am guessing that the update is just now being rolled out.

  2. Hildy Johnson (@hildyblog)

    08/20/2013 at 9:17 pm

    It’s also coming to the Google Galaxy Nexus. I got mine pushed to me today.


    08/20/2013 at 9:39 pm

    After getting update to 4.3

    I have restart problem my phone gets automatically restart

    I can’t see major changes after upgraded

    • t

      08/25/2013 at 9:37 am

      Your hardware is likely the issue. Likely power issue/ battery connection. I think it called the power core. Back up everything before it progresses to reboot loop

      • Milivoj

        08/26/2013 at 4:53 am

        His hardware is NOT an issue. Many users have complaint about rebooting issue AFTER an 4.3 update, specifically when using some apps like Skype and Gallery. Stop undermining such a serious software problem. I have three new nexus 4 devices and all three are rebooting when using Skype for example. And no, it’s not a Skype bug, rebooting is an OS bug.

  4. martin

    08/22/2013 at 10:03 am

    Update 4.3 i fix it easyli for you I’m able to fix it easyli It’ s 50$ to fix it for canadian and us people. You need to choose which version your want ? Locked or not? Rooted or not ? And some application including.

    If you are interested Contact : [email protected]

  5. Nexus Lover

    08/24/2013 at 5:45 am

    The main issue I was having with the JWR66V 4.3 was slowness. It became fast in those things in which 4.2.2 was slow, and slow in the things 4.2.2 was fast. Since 4.2.2 was faster in many ways, this is slow. However this update made a ‘bit’ of a difference in speed. Waiting for 4.2.1. :/

  6. neeraj bhatia

    09/19/2013 at 8:46 am

    Sir, I have nexus 4 with android 4.3.
    It gets over heated like anything while charger is plugged or in general use also. Help me to fix this problem.
    Thank you.

  7. adith p s

    09/22/2013 at 10:56 pm

    please help me….
    when i open my gallery brightness is decreasing.facing same problem when using camera also.i dont know whether it is a hardware problem or software problem.after opening gallery/camera if we drag google now and came back to gallery the brightness will came back to normal.

  8. Ingrid

    09/24/2013 at 10:08 am

    My phone received the update in July – have been dealing with connectivity issues since: dropped calls, messenger keeps crashing or refuse to send messages, can’t seem to get on a 3G or even an edge network. Now with the new Build – not only do I have these same issues but worse, I also no longer have a flash on my camera, can barely hear anyone who calls me and the phone seems to want to reboot every 3 hours. I have two phones on the same network so I know its not the network. This is getting stupendously annoying…contemplating switching

  9. obeyno1

    09/26/2013 at 6:59 pm

    I had a perfectly good nexus 7 and 4.3 turned into a laggy unstable of rubbish. The pain just to try scroll down this page. Pushing me back to apple.

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