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Jeff Williams
2 years agoPublic
Is 4.3 already out?
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Ainz Bainz2 years ago
This is a a screen shot that you took?
Tommy Nunno2 years ago
Build .prop edit. You want android 20.0 give me 5 minutes+53
Jeff Williams2 years ago
Yes. I thought it was supposed to be 4.2.2.
Jeff Williams2 years ago
Just curious. I bought the phone off Craigslist from a googler 2 weeks ago, but just noticed it today. +2
Chris Clark2 years ago
There was a leaked 4.3 ROM out a while ago, it's possible the person you got it from flashed that leaked ROM.+3
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams if you're being sincere and not trolling, would you be so kind as to do a system dump and send it my way so I can make a flash able zip? +13
Ty Foreman2 years ago
+Tommy Nunno look at the radio .83, don't think that is just a build.prop edit+13
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Chris Clark the leak was only for the s4. There aren't any 4.3 builds for the Nexus 4 yet. If he'll do a system dump I'll have a 4.3 rom up on xda within an hour or two. +15
Enno Steppat2 years ago
Also the date of the Kernel indicates that this is real android 4.3
Alfonso R2 years ago
Jeff! This is the real deal!!! Upload the radio!!! :D+3
Alfonso R2 years ago
+Alexander Maxham check it!
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
Take a screenshot of stock camera app, Jeff, then we'll see :o)+2
Jeff Williams2 years ago
I'm not sure how to go about doing a system dump. Any info on how to do this would be appreciated (using a Mac).
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams hang tight. I'm going to get you the info you need. +2
Alfonso R2 years ago
Jeff you're the fuckin man+3
Jay Newman2 years ago
Interesting...
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams this is how. If you're having any difficulties don't hesitate to ask. I'm working on getting ahold of some other, more recognized devs. We'll get you there bub+6
Jake Watkins2 years ago
Very interesting
Hope that a GNex build for 4.3 comes out soon :o I believe in XDA.+2
Brandon Langley2 years ago
Pretty rad
Axel Mériot2 years ago
What are the odds that we get a leak from a random Craigslist transaction? +12
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Axel Mériot they're not good, but I'll be able to tell you for sure once my hands are on that system dump
Jeff Williams2 years ago
Here's a stupid question, should I wipe my data before I do a system dump? Sorry, but I'm a basic user and don't want to give away all my info.
Jason Newman2 years ago
If you don't have any issue with wiping it, it won't hurt anything. The only thing you'll need to do after wiping is go to developer settings and enable usb debugging
Edgar Flores2 years ago
Interesting! +Ricardo Guzman 
Tobias Machulski2 years ago
First leaked 4.3 for our N4? Am I dreaming or is this the real deal?  

+Jeff Williams as somebody mentioned before: could you maybe check your camera app to see if there are any differences?
+2
Joe Ramirez2 years ago
Go Jeff Go!!! Were all rootin' for ya lol+15
Mark Fesenko2 years ago
First time I'm excited from a Google+ post!+21
William Priola2 years ago
I can't wait to see how this plays out, & +1 for the camera screen shots. +4
Javier Melendez2 years ago
Camera screen shot or gtfo+3
Jason Newman2 years ago
The camera screen doesn't matter at all! I have the 4.3 camera on my Nexus now. It's been available for weeks. +6
Ryan Evans2 years ago
I'll be interested to see how this pans out (if it's real). +Jeff Williams This came as an OTA?+1
Jason Newman2 years ago
No, +Ryan Evans read the original post. and his first two comments
Seth A (Gregory)2 years ago
Hmmmmmm......
Gautham Krishna2 years ago
This seems like the best 4.3 post ever.+3
Ryan Evans2 years ago
+Jason Newman Oh. Sorry. When I opened the post it had the older comments hidden and I didn't notice. Now the other comments about Craigslist make more sense :D
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams how's it coming along? If you're having any issues, feel free to hit me up on hangouts.
Daniel Grossberg2 years ago
I'm grabbing some popcorn. Anyone want anything while I'm up?+29
Thomas Tenkely2 years ago
Squeeeeee!+1
Jeff Williams2 years ago
Any good source for doing this on a Mac? I run:  ./adb then what? I tried "su" but it asks for a password??? I wiped my device so no device password. 
Does the bootloader need to be unolocked?
Brandon Jiang2 years ago
HOLY SHITBALLS 
im excited.cmon +Jeff Williams and +Jason Newman !
btw someone post the link to the thread once it's up. can't believe this is coming from a g+post
+3
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
+Jason Newman Yup, but rules out a quick photshop edit from someone not down with installing apk's. (Jeff, sorry if we all come off as suspicious ***holes, but lots of misinformation and hoaxes  out there :o)

I want to believe!
+7
Joe Ramirez2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Try entering your user admin password? At least that's how it works on Ubuntu...+1
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams no, your bootloader doesn't need to be unlocked. Once you've enabled usb debugging you will be able to run ADB commands. Is your mac recognizing your device when you plug it in?
Hamzah Malik2 years ago
Just a quick way to check if this is 4.3 go to apps all and click contacts the version number should say 4.3 take a screen of that and we can be sure this is real.+2
Jarman Liu2 years ago
To check do ./adb-devices to check
Shamir Husain2 years ago
+Jeff Williams run adb devices and see if your mac see your device
Monte Tiba2 years ago
Time is 4:29. +7
Jeff Williams2 years ago
android file transfer shows the device, but when I rund adb devices it comes up blank, no serial #
Roger Baird2 years ago
What podcast were you listening to? :-P
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Hamzah Malik nobody has time to fulfill your doubts. I don't think Jeff would be making himself learn how to do a system dump if he was lieing. +3
Jason Newman2 years ago
Now, please guys, let's keep the comments to people who are able to assist Jeff. Anyone who wants to comment on how you don't believe him start another post. We have work to do here. +13
Hamzah Malik2 years ago
+Jason Newman Yea I guess you're right.
Joel Torres2 years ago
Woah. How did you get it?
Tobias Machulski2 years ago
rooting for Jeff to do this :D (it's so late here... )
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams have you installed the Nexus 4 drivers on your mac yet? I believe that could be your issue. If you've already installed the android sdk you should be able to install the drivers fairly straightforward and easily. +1
Roger Baird2 years ago
Do they have a universal driver for Android for Macs, like they do for Windows? Maybe that's the issue.
Joe Ramirez2 years ago
On windows the drivers will install themselves if you plug it in and let it sit long enough, not sure if the same applies for Mac.
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
+Jason Newman no adb drivers for Mac needed.+3
Jarman Liu2 years ago
I thought Mac didn't need those drivers.
Jeff Williams2 years ago
Drivers are installed. 
Alfonso R2 years ago
This should be the Hot Topic of Google++5
Brandon Jiang2 years ago
no drivers for macs, but +Jeff Williams did you set up ADB for it? that's what was the main trouble for me
here's an xda guide on how to, so that adb commands will actually work.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=9842005
+1
Brandon Jiang2 years ago
since terminal isn't quite the same as command prompt
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Ibrahim Önder we need a system dump of Jeff's nexus 4. With a system dump we can build a flash able rom for everyone. +1
Brandon Jiang2 years ago
so people who want to help, anyone want to create a group chat on hangouts?
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
+Brandon Jiang it is a command prompt. No trouble there.

The missing piece is generally getting the command adb to even do anything at all. The fix is generally adding it to your $PATH. In this case I think he is in the platform-tools directory so he is just executing it directly with ./adb instead of from the $PATH. Should be fine.
Save the file on the desktop.
Extract the file and move the obtained folder to the root of your hard drive.
Rename the folder Android-SDK.
On the device you need to open terminal.
On the same enter “C:/Android-SDK /tools/android”.
The file manager will be displayed.
From there select “Available Packages -> Android Repository”.
Up next choose “Android SDK Platform-tools” and click on install selected button.
ADB is now there on your computer. In order to set it up you will have to add the “export PATH=${PATH}:/Android-SDK/tools:/platform-tools” line on the end of the ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile configuration files
If that file is not there you can anytime create it by choosing “~/.profile”.
Jason Newman2 years ago
I've never used a mac for anything with my Nexus, so I may be at a disadvantage here. But, it looks like +Ian Fijolek could be our saving grace.
Joe Ramirez2 years ago
+Jeff Williams try restarting the phone in the bootloader (shut off phone, then power on while holding both volume keys at the same time). Then plug the phone into USB, it should automatically install the adb fastboot driver, which might be the one you need.
Roger Baird2 years ago
But like that other guy said, couldn't he look at the version number of the contacts app just to make sure previous owner didn't just edit the build.prop?

If that's the case dude did a good job editing the build number and kernel date also.
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
+mikey rodriguez You're mixing windows and *nix directions
Javier Melendez2 years ago
Commence enlargement from leak to flood!
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
Looks like public hangouts only really work via the Video Hangout and not the text chat. I'm at work so I can't jump on video/audio but I'm leaving soon if you need help walking through it.+1
Interesting...
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Ibrahim Önder at first I wasn't, so I asked for the system dump as proof. I seriously don't think anyone would be going through the trouble of doing the dump if they were trolling. With that system dump we can have it early, and start building other roms from it.
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Ian Fijolek keep an eye on the thread. We will need your mac experience for this.
Jeffery Brown2 years ago
This looks promising
jose silva2 years ago
SWEET!!!
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
#nexus4  is on freenode, but not sure if the OP is on IRC (or still here).
Jeff Williams2 years ago
So here's my problem. I can transfer files via Android file transfer, but I cannot run any command from terminal. I've tried ./fastboot device, but it just waits for the devices to respond which doesn't happen. ANy thoughts? 
Justin Wommack2 years ago
Why doesn't someone remotely connect to his computer and do this for him?!?+4
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Ian Fijolek I don't think he's disappeared on us. He has been working at it and responding on here sporadically. He's probably using the same pc to respond on here and pull the dump
Shannon Solomon2 years ago
Just committing to this post :D
Jason Newman2 years ago
If this was a windows pc I'd say it was due to the drivers, but with Mac I can only guess. So your able to push and pull files from your phone through your pc, but you're not able to get ADB to respond?
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
+Jeff Williams have you unlocked developer mode?
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams go to your settings/about phone. Then click build number repeatedly until it says (you are now a developer) then go to developer options and enable usb debugging
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
Looks like he can push pull through MTP but not ADB. Should verify the settings in the rom I suppose.

You could try powering the phone off. Once off hold Power and Volume Down. That should put you in fastboot mode. Then try
 
fastboot devices

I suggest this because fastboot doesn't require any settings on the phone to be enabled.
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
As for #nexus4 being full. It's relevant to the channel anyway and it's been dead all week. I'm in there 24/7.

Edit: Actually, I'm an Op, hah.
+Jeff Williams (this is how you unlock developer options) How to enable developer settings on Android 4.2 and the Google Nexus 4
Jason Newman2 years ago
+LaDamian Goree thanks man, but I know how to. +2
Justin Wommack2 years ago
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Ibrahim Önder has Jeff joined the chat? I've got a short meeting at work. I'm going to continue to follow, and I'll help where I can. I have faith in you +Jeff Williams you've got a community supporting you right now. :-) +2
Seun Animashaun2 years ago
Wait 4.3? Is this legit?
Eduardo Sigolo2 years ago
Waiting for?
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
+Jeff Williams You have the most desired Nexus in the world right now, cherish the moment :o)+13
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
I know it's insignificant, but nothing was wrong with #nexus4 more people in there means more help.
I'm sure +Ron Amadeo would love to get a hold of the system dump as well! +2
Alfonso R2 years ago
Welcome +Allen Edmonds to the post:D+2
Andy L.2 years ago
How did you get 4.3 already!!!!!!!
Ron Amadeo2 years ago
+Malthe Høj-Sunesen Yes. very much. (If this is real)+1
Alfonso R2 years ago
Lol read through the comments +1
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams where ya at buddy? My meeting has been slightly delayed. If you need to get away from this cluttered post you can invite me to a hangout, or join the channel that +Ibrahim Önder set up.+1
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
If it's not real it's a brilliant hoax and deserves applause.+3
Alfonso R2 years ago
Lol nah this dude seems legit... +1
Ian Fijolek2 years ago
Or #nexus4 since it is one and one of my channels. ;)

I'm on both now.

OP, when you join let us know your handle on the channel so we can mute the chan and clear some of the noise out.
Doug Sprowls2 years ago
woooooooooo
Kellen Barranger2 years ago
Yeah, let's do this!+4
Daniel Grossberg2 years ago
+Jeff Williams is the hot chick at the bar with the low-cut shirt and no wedding band on her finger. Ease off, guys. Let the dude breathe.+8
Bryan Guerrero2 years ago
Google secretly hopes the guy types "Fastboot erase system" 
I REPEAT! DONT TYPE THIS!
Jeff Williams2 years ago
I cannot get terminal to communicate with the device. I 've gone through setting up all the sdk tools, but for what ever reason it will not read info from the phone. I've tried on two separate macs too. 
Alex Maxham2 years ago
Wonder if real... 
Daniel Greer2 years ago
Google probably leaked the device intentionally. An army of free Beta testers and developers with some degree of knowledge about Android. Test and troubleshoot the build all at once.+3
Azri Rashid2 years ago
+Android Police have you seen thisss
Alex Maxham2 years ago
+Daniel Greer thats the point of the Nexus program
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Will you join the Channel that was posted? If we can get you into chat for a few minutes we can help you. This post is being crowded too hard to have a real time convo.
Joe Ramirez2 years ago
Restart the phone into fastboot mode it should show up in adb after that
Hamzah Malik2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Did you enable USB debugging+1
Justin Wommack2 years ago
Uninstall drivers and then restart your computer.. Then install..then restart and let it set it up..Adb should recognize it now.
Daniel Greer2 years ago
+Alexander Maxham I don't disagree with it, it just seems like a curious way to do it.
Jeff Williams2 years ago
+Jason Newman what channel?
Daniel Greer2 years ago
Kyle Weller2 years ago
yo this is crazy, get that dump posted :)
Christian Artin2 years ago
+Jeff Williams I sent you this on hangouts: Hey Jeff, i was reading your post, we are a bunch that will explain really step by step on IRC (chat client) how to do the dump! Come join us, if you like, on http://webchat.freenode.net
the channel is #Android43
Tobias Machulski2 years ago
+Jeff Williams  #android43  on freenode on IRC
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams The links above are where I am. Just come in there. we can mute the everyone who isnt assisting, that way we are able to really walk you through it.
Nicholas Daniels2 years ago
Interesting...I definitely hope it's legit.
Kyle Weller2 years ago
gonna join the chat to watch the fun :)
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Ian Fijolek we need you in chat. He's here +1
Alexander Ruiz2 years ago
I hope to see the system dump soon :)
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
Someone please post the resulting xda thread containing a flashable rom of this build in here as soon as it's up!+5
Mikel Sigler2 years ago
I'm a mac guy if you need any help. There are no drivers for Mac, just need the SDK installed. +1
Jason Newman2 years ago
wow, the op of the chat made it so i couldnt help...and ive been here from the start...
Jason Newman2 years ago
Whoever is an OP in there needs to give me voice. +Ibrahim Önder 
Justin Wommack2 years ago
Wow..cool guy
Jason Newman2 years ago
I dont know how to send pms on that damned channel... im getting a little frustrated
Daniel Schafer2 years ago
So what's the current verdict on this?
Ricky Cadden2 years ago
Saving this thread for the morning, though I just freak in sold my Nexus 4 last Friday. Gah.
Jason Newman2 years ago
Theyre getting there... I could speed it up if whoever decided to mute everyone would check this thread and give me voice...+2
I'm trying to let them know buddy...
Jason Newman2 years ago
Thank You +mikey rodriguez 
Just let him know u need voice
Karthik Belur2 years ago
Wow !!!
No problem, we need all experts 😉
There u go buddy😉
Tony N.2 years ago
I got it too!
Tony N.2 years ago
Sorry bad joke......
Justin Wommack2 years ago
I reeeaaallllyyy hope this gets solved tonight..enjoying 4.3 by tomorrow would be awesome. :) +Jason Newman get it done!!+2
Jason Newman2 years ago
We will have 4.3, im not sleeping until its done+29
Soham Shah2 years ago
This is exciting!
Alex Mendoza2 years ago
If you need help with the dump let me know!!! Its not hard even if your using a MAC, please pm me +Jeff Williams I'll guide you thru the phone if u like!+1
If he is on OS X 10.8 there is a really bad error where fastboot and adb devices dont show up... 
KS Lee2 years ago
just wondering if the TWRP backup failed because the "destination" wasn't mounted (under mount options in TWRP)?
even if he does the whole installation to the path and everything... 
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Alex Mendoza we will be back on the chat channel in about 40 minutes. Your help is more than welcome. We are having issues with it asking for a password when trying to do it
or at least i had issues with adb and fastboot on 10.8 lol.
Daniel Greer2 years ago
For anyone not following on IRC, Jeff is away but having issues making a backup in recovery. Keeps getting prompted for a password. If anyone here has experience with an N4 and a Mac, they could use that help over on IRC. Links to the channel are in the thread above. Jeff is supposed to be back around 12:30 EST.+2
Thiago Rocha2 years ago
Can't wait for more news!
Alfonso R2 years ago
O.o just remembered... When he comes back. Ask him what carrier he's on... If he has T-Mobile... Ask him if the city he's in supports LTE. If so ask him to change his apn. =\ I really wanna know if they are enabling LTE . Would be awesome+1
Roger Baird2 years ago
I had the same problem with TWRP. Had to flash clockwork.
Alfonso R2 years ago
+Alex Mendoza dude you are needed in the chat+1
Alex Mendoza2 years ago
I'll wait for the IRC channel to be up and running then... The only reason its asking for the password would be if he's not the Admin of the computer... Or install virtual machine and pull the system dump that way+1
daniel sutton2 years ago
+Alfonso Rocha they can't enable LTE as the device is not certified for it.  The original was a goof.  Or that's how I understand it
Rob M2 years ago
Loving the hype ! We are all excited ! +1
I'm the guy who got the original GPe Device dumps. We had the exact same issue with the non-retail devices. It seems like a newer version of sdk/platform-tools is needed to do anything with Googler devices. If all you want is a /system dump:

Install Astro from Google Play
Copy the entire /system folder
Paste to the SDcard folder
transfer to your Mac.

The ROM devs will have to sort out the file permissions, but it's better than nothing.
+26
Austin Ouellette2 years ago
someone get him a freaking copy of windows to install on him mac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! use parallels or boot camp +3
Jimmy Chavez2 years ago
+Justin Hall check it!
is this for real? any news?
Max Moss2 years ago
Last time something like this happened with the Nexus S and 4.0, Google remotely wiped the phone. So watch out for that.+6
Kai Tiling2 years ago
Interesting..
Kyle Weller2 years ago
+Jeff Williams hundreds, maybe thousands of us are very grateful to you, please thank your wife for allowing you to stay up so late doing this+5
Austin Ouellette2 years ago
+Pedro Segura Martín pretty sure its real join the web chat the links above :)
They just made a TWRP backup of the system and is currently trying to send it through a file sharing site.+5
Derik Araneta2 years ago
A big thanks to +Jeff Williams for the time and effort+7
Everyone should thank +Jeff Williams for his time and commitment.+12
Thiago Rocha2 years ago
Thanks, +Jeff Williams and everyone who helped! Excited for tomorrow! +4
Jason Newman2 years ago
Just thought you guys would like to know, we got it+17
Artan Berisha2 years ago
So? The last news is?
Andreas Harder2 years ago
Thank you +Jeff Williams . The effort is really appreciated+1
Jason Newman2 years ago
We have the system. Still need baseband and radio. +1
Logan Rooper2 years ago
Well, what happened?
Artan Berisha2 years ago
Is real 4.3?not a fake? OMG
Jason Newman2 years ago
Lol, he ended up just needing to reboot after the wipe. Then twrp worked like a charm+3
Andrew Ramsey2 years ago
Thanks to everyone who helped. Looking forward to it. +Jason Newman how does one get those? +1
Hamzah Malik2 years ago
To help you guys verify it look at built in apps version number it should be 4.3 and a bunch of other random numbers I recommend using the contacts app
Marco Ramirez2 years ago
Want to say thanks to Jeff Williams for taking the time (long time) to get this files to the community, and for the community for helping Jeff get the files from the phone. Looking forward to seeing what we have to play with  after all this.  +3
Rashun R2 years ago
This is kinda for real Lol like a problem
Gundam Omar2 years ago
Thank you +Jeff Williams
David Loera2 years ago
Any word on the baseband and radio?
Freddie hinton2 years ago
so is it real or not?
Brandon Jiang2 years ago
its real! baseband and radio should come in the morning+3
Jason Newman2 years ago
Its real+3
David Loera2 years ago
I just read that too
Freddie hinton2 years ago
come on really? im not doubting him!! but what is the chances that one person got a update
Daniel Remmele2 years ago
Holy cow! Thats what i call a community. Great job everybody! So ecxited right now.+1
Christian Artin2 years ago
I want to thank all the people that helped and Jeff! (I'm gravufo on xda/irc) and it was a pleasure doing this for the community :)+1
Christian Artin2 years ago
Ps: +Ibrahim Önder deserves a big props too! He should be in that article :P+2
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Freddie nux it's totally legit. The dude was a trooper to bear with us for hours to get it. He's a saint +3
Freddie hinton2 years ago
nice!!! unreal!! i would think they will start pushing updates?
Jason Newman2 years ago
No, they aren't announcing it until next week. He got it through some circumstances that are more rare than winning the lottery
Freddie hinton2 years ago
Lol! OK I understand. Yeah just read it on android forum! its crazy how the nexus4 community is tight nit! Gotta love it+5
Riccardo Maistri2 years ago
+Jeff Williams can u take a video?
Probal Shome2 years ago
Great stuff +Jeff Williams. Kudos to you & the devs!
Sam Ismail2 years ago
._. I guess we're getting 5.0 next year
Marco Ramirez2 years ago
A rooted zip has been made for mako roms thanks to gmillz
http://goo.im/devs/gmillz/mako-4.3-rooted-signed.zip
+4
Paul Eubanks2 years ago
Lol! Way to leak internal corp network host name in the kernel version too! >.<
Paul Eubanks2 years ago
Google will remote wipe this like they did last time this happened btw. I'm not sure if airplane mode is even a protection...
Jason Newman2 years ago
How many devices do you think they'll remote wipe with only a week until it's announced? Too many people have it now
Marco Ramirez2 years ago
yea, this thing went viral so fast on so many hosts. It was crazy seeing everyone posting their links.
Marco Ramirez2 years ago
aren't you supposed to be sleeping Jason?
Jason Newman2 years ago
Yea, it turned out to be an exciting night. +1
Jason Newman2 years ago
Lol, I'm in bed, but keep getting notifications
Marco Ramirez2 years ago
As am I, I'm kinda waiting for gmillz to finish the deodexed zip
Jason Newman2 years ago
Is he posting to xda
Marco Ramirez2 years ago
well of course http://goo.gl/89vS8+3
Raza Qadri2 years ago
+Marco Ramirez does it have gapps or do i have to flash it separately? 
Jason Newman2 years ago
Gapps are in it.
Jason Newman2 years ago
Thanks for the link +Marco Ramirez the job will get finished tomorrow whenever Jeff gets some time
Patrick Ellis2 years ago
For those concerned with remote wipes, just nandroid ;) I feel like I'm stating the obvious, but hey. In any case, this is awesome news and I'll be flashing very shortly. Cheers!+2
+Danne Johansson dags att roota och installera!
Translated from Swedish|Original
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
It was real! Big up OP for clearing his schedule and serving the greater good. Imagine if he'd said "nah, don't wanna root my phone". Wonder if the Googler who sold Jeff his Nexus 4 on craigslist did all this on purpose hoping it would leak, as a PR ploy, or just did it to sit back and watch the pot stir.+2
Danne Johansson2 years ago
Nice! Still; if this has leaked, were probably not that far away from an official release. :) +Fredrik Hedström 
One week someone said...
ALLAN SANTANA2 years ago
+Jason Newman you and the rest of the dedicated, talented people who worked on this overnight deserve a round of applause. You guys are troopers. Kudos to all who had a hand in this. Big thanks to +Jeff Williams as well of course ~ great find dude.+3
Gautham Krishna2 years ago
Do I have to be rooted to get this ROM
Roger Baird2 years ago
Nice. This is the first thing I'm looking at this morning. Glad I checked back. Way to go OP.
Phillip Maiden2 years ago
I'm hoping the big updates when 4.3 comes out will happen in play services, nothing interesting seen in the 4.3 leaks...
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
+Ibrahim Önder "Jeff Williams 01:42 - Just curious. I bought the phone off Craigslist from a googler 2 weeks ago, but just noticed it today. "
Roger Baird2 years ago
If he sold a phone with 4.3 on it. He obviously doesn't care about Google's rules about not disclosing where he works. :-) +1
Jeff Williams2 years ago
+Ibrahim Önder Because I looked him up on Google + to make sure I wasn't going to get jacked when buying the phone, plus he told me he worked for Google when I picked up the phone.+1
Jeff Williams2 years ago
+Jason Newman So did this thing work?+2
Roger Baird2 years ago
Yep it worked. You are famous. Android blogs are mentioning this post.
Roger Baird2 years ago
We just need the radio :-)
It's amazing seeing how the community was able to work together to get this done in such a short amount of time and for it to go viral!
Great job everyone!

Now if only the rest of Google+ could get along like this...
+7
Alfonso R2 years ago
Lol passed out with the chat thing on... Whoops
Alfonso R2 years ago
Hey +Jeff Williams what mobile carrier do you have? =)
Azri Rashid2 years ago
Thanks again +Jeff Williams just browse through the links, and g+ communities, and the xda threads, you'll see how happy these users are with what you did.

Hope your wife would understand this and be happy too, and perhaps cook you a nice dinner on behalf of all of us :P

Great work again! Saw this post when there were only 3 ppl posted, and boy the adrenaline rush kicked in straight away, all the way till we managed to extract the system img!

My take here https://plus.google.com/117214786905965618530/posts/eUzuXq1wLpq
+5
Jeff Williams2 years ago
+Alfonso Rocha T-mo prepaid+1
Alfonso R2 years ago
I'm hoping this radio brings back LTE...
Jeff Williams2 years ago
+Donald Edwards So how do I get the radio? +1
Alfonso R2 years ago
Alright ppl phase 2! Extract radio and boot! +2
OK people, who here knows how to get the radio?
Kyle Weller2 years ago
He needs to dump it for us via dd or cat
Yup, create a dump (dd) from the corresponding partition via ADB (that's all I know, I have no idea how to do this. Sorry I am of no further help).
Joe Ramirez2 years ago
Jeff for President!!!
Abdul Kublan2 years ago
Nice work guyz!
Nick Isaacs2 years ago
Great job Jeff!!
Dayle2 years ago
thanks Jeff :)
Kyle Weller2 years ago
make sure you type su before that cmd
Kyle Weller2 years ago
and then approve the su in android
Christian Artin2 years ago
Hey +Jeff Williams , gravufo here!

[edit] Please follow the instructions in the post under me.

Thanks a LOT!
+2
efrant xda2 years ago
If you have something like terminal emulator installed (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm), this is what you have to type in to get all the images necessary for the radio and bootloader: 

su
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/modem of=/sdcard/modem.img
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/aboot of=/sdcard/aboot.img
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/rpm of=/sdcard/rpm.img
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/sbl2 of=/sdcard/sbl2.img
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/sbl3 of=/sdcard/sbl3.img
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/tz of=/sdcard/tz.img

Then get the files off your device somehow.
+20
Alfonso R2 years ago
^ serious shyt when efrant shows up +13
Marco Ramirez2 years ago
+Jeff Williams I would like to buy you and your wife a beer after all this is set and done, let me know your PayPal email and I'll sent you a donation. +6
Derik Araneta2 years ago
Good call +Marco Ramirez
Anton Lebedev2 years ago
+Lenny Markh exciting times!
Mark Liederbach2 years ago
Jeff I'm putting you in my "lucky-ass man" circle. In all seriousness, you are the man for investigating and dumping for the rest of the world.+2
Christian Artin2 years ago
hey +efrant xda do one of these partitions include the bootloader? they might have updated that...my guess is that it's sbl2 or sbl3
Eric Palmero2 years ago
Awesome, the rest of the android community will have a week head start to port this to other devices! Looking forward to 4.3 on my S3+1
This is amazing, thanks +Jeff Williams for everything you've done. You're the lucky man of the day apparently.
Justin Wommack2 years ago
Downloading now.. Can't wait!! Thank you all who made this possible. I love android and the people who are just as crazy about it as I am.. Haha.+1
Mark Liederbach2 years ago
Jeff I'm putting you in my "lucky-ass man" circle. In all seriousness, you are the man for investigating and dumping for the rest of the world.
New touchscreen firmware: E028 is on this build.
Thomas Bourez2 years ago
Thank you from France Jeff :) very good job !
Tim Brown2 years ago
Way to go dude. Great work
Marc N2 years ago
This was easily the best post thread to ever grace G++4
thanks Jeff! you DA man!!!
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams what's up man? Hope we didn't leave you too tired today. Thank you for staying in it for the long haul. Have you started trying to get the bootloader and radio yet?+3
Alfonso R2 years ago
Lol think he's passed out... Well deserved rest
Jeff Williams2 years ago
+Jason Newman I haven't had time fully try. I'm at the jobby job. I quickly tried the emulator, but it came back "no such directory"
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams no biggie. We can get it. I'm certain that we can get this part done much quicker than last night... Lol. When do you think you'll be off and have a little time?+1
efrant xda2 years ago
+Christian Artin The bootloader is spread across all 5 of those partitions I mentioned.
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Sorry, that was my mistake. There was a typo in my post. I've edited now, and it is now correct.
+efrant xda Can you pull both radio and bootloader at the same time?

+Jeff Williams thanks for doing this.
efrant xda2 years ago
+Edwin Rivera The commands I posted will dump the radio image and the 5 bootloader-related images to /sdcard. Then he just has to pull the images off his devices and upload.+3
Jeff Williams2 years ago
+efrant xda are each done individually?
efrant xda2 years ago
Jason Newman2 years ago
+efrant xda hopefully he sees that you updated the commands. He may be able to do it while at work if it's a quick process. One if us will need to give him somewhere to send it. I doubt he has an account on any hosting sites.
Jeff Williams2 years ago
su (enter)
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/modem of=/sdcard/modem.img (enter)

says permission denied
If he can send it to +efrant xda he can package it up in a cwm zip
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jeff Williams when you type su, does your prompt change from $ to #?
Jeff Williams2 years ago
no
Does he have busybox installed
Are you using the modified su v1.4.1 made for 4.3
Aracely B2 years ago
Been reading bits and pieces since yesterday (the whole thread lol) and this was awesome team work! One more THANK YOU post  to +Jeff Williams for his willingness to work with +Jason Newman  +Ibrahim Önder +efrant xda +mikey rodriguez  and the rest of the guys that chimed in helping him out so that the rest of us N4 owners can enjoy 4.3  +Marco Ramirez  for offering to buy Jeff and his wife a beer. (don't forget that paypal account Jeff ;-)  )

Keep up the fantabulous work. 
+1
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Then you do not have root. You will need to reboot into recovery, flash Chainfire's su package (http://download.chainfire.eu/339/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.41.zip) and then try again. In order to use the dd command, you need root.
efrant xda2 years ago
+Edwin Rivera He shouldn't need it. dd is built in.+1
Jason Newman2 years ago
+efrant xda I'm about to be getting ready for work. Are you going to post the radio and bootloader to XDA once Jeff is able to pull them?
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jason Newman Absolutely. If Jeff can dump the images and get them to me, I'll package them up in flashable format and post them.+2
Jason Newman2 years ago
Sweet, it sucks having to go to work without this being done. Last night was really exciting.

+Jeff Williams seriously, I can't thank you enough. You should open up a PayPal account. I'd like to buy you and your wife dinner.
+2
efrant xda2 years ago
+Edwin Rivera +Jeff Williams Yes, Jeff, try the one Edwin posted first.
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jason Newman +Jeff Williams I agree. A lot of effort on Jeff's part to help out the community, and with no thought of reward. PayPal donate link please. :)
Hamzah Malik2 years ago
Isn't the SU only for the GS4?
+Hamzah Malik its for JWR66N build
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Yes, try that one first. Flash it in recovery, then boot normally, and open the terminal emulator and type su and then press enter (and it should prompt you for superuser access - allow). If your prompt changes to #, then you have root. If not, try flashing the zip I linked to.
Marcel Balk2 years ago
Did you guys got radio zip also ? So that we can start working on that ? 
Alfonso R2 years ago
Marcel read lol+1
Marcel Balk2 years ago
Alfonso my bad i over read the post about extracting radio ....  lets get to work :) 
Jos Kleine2 years ago
The build is running very smooth, and they finally calibrated the screen like its supposed to be
+Jeff Williams Use that one and do a Fix permissions in recovery immediately after flashing, that's what XDA recommended. Worked for me, not sure if the permissions fix is completely necessary.
Jos Kleine2 years ago
Thanks +Jeff Williams, added you to a lucker circle, you're awesome for sharing this with the nexus community and staying up late for it :-)+1
+efrant xda now what we have to flash with fastboot to have new bootloader and radio? thank you, and really thanks +Jeff Williams 
Jason Newman2 years ago
+Jeff Williams thank you so much man. I look forward to interacting with you more around the community. Once I'm off work you'll be receiving a donation from me.
Cason B2 years ago
May i ask whats them other .img files?
Jason Newman2 years ago
It's all part of it. Wait for the zip. I'm hoping I can get this done before I start my shift. If not +efrant xda will get it posted
Mando Garcia2 years ago
Nice job +Jeff Williams 
Cason B2 years ago
Oh so all those files gonna be in one zip?
Jos Kleine2 years ago
Not all I think, there's the radio and the bootloader, I believe those are supposed to be in separate zips
Roderick Wortham2 years ago
You'll be getting that beer from me good buddy. Didn't think this was real when the post first broke, but you're a real live hero +Jeff Williams.
Cason B2 years ago
Okay and which one is the bootloader?
Cason B2 years ago
Jeff is the man!
Mando Garcia2 years ago
aboot.img?
Jason Newman2 years ago
There will be two zips. One for radio one for baseband +1
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Perfect! Thanks. I'm just trying to get on to a PC so that I can upload them in flashable format.+2
Alfonso R2 years ago
Lol holy shyt the modem is 64MBs
The bootloader is 5 imgs they have to be zipped wait for efrant to post it
I mean its spread out in 5 partitions
Cason B2 years ago
Im uploading a flashable for the radio+3
Jason Newman2 years ago
+efrant xda which forum are you posting to? I'm about halfway there, but running out of time
Jason Newman2 years ago
+cason bullock where are you uploading to?
Brian Bentsen2 years ago
Mando Garcia2 years ago
+cason bullock Let me know the link bro.. THanks
Thomas Bourez2 years ago
Posted on XDA 1 min ago
Cason B2 years ago
Dropbox
Jason Newman2 years ago
Someone already got the radio out. Lol, I should have started with the baseband
Cason B2 years ago
Lol dammit it just finished too
Cason B2 years ago
Anyone know if the N7 4.3 update is coming soon?
omg... it's happening. :) 
Jos Kleine2 years ago
Maybe you should buy a N7 from an Googler and release the update ;-)+1
Radio is confirmed working, apparently the bootloader is made but no one has posted a link yet
Whats the improvements with the new bootloader?
Mando Garcia2 years ago
LINK FOR BOOTLOADER..   *Flash at OWN Risk*

* HAS BEEN TESTED AND WORKS**

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=43724026&postcount=16
+1
Note that bootloader is UNTESTED, flash that at your own risk. I'm going to personally wait until others try it first.
efrant xda2 years ago
+Jeff Williams Thanks for all your help Jeff. A little token of appreciation: confirmation #: 5H5799916P647481R+2
Bootloader confirmed working. Version z20i.
Maybe the new boot animation is for the GPE phone because they're not nexus devices. Idk.
Sadly the radio has no LTE. +Mateusz Juszczyk Boot loaders don't add boot animations...+1
+LaDamian Goree That's what I assume as well. +Travis Henson It's very unlikely they'll bring back LTE since it is "illegal" as the device is not FCC certified for LTE+1
Yep. Guess we'll find out very soon. +Jason Palaszewski
Mando Garcia2 years ago
We can only rely on the LTE hack....lol+1
+Mando Garcia there is an issue with that...you can use radio .33 (the last version with working LTE) but on 4.2.2 and 4.3 there is no in-call audio without an in-call audio fix patch, and this patch no longer works on 4.3. another solution is needed
Mando Garcia2 years ago
Yes. I know . I have used the LTE... But where i am we don't have LTE yet.. So don't really need it..
Cason B2 years ago
Wheres the incall audio fix?
Floating around on XDA. Here is a link to mine (the current one that doesn't work for 4.3 but does for 4.2) on dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/f01so78vi35arni/cwm-mako-NoAudioFixForTMobileUSA.zip
Cason B2 years ago
Ohh okay ill wait for one for the 4.3 update+1
Mando Garcia2 years ago
Same here i'll wait for 4.3audiofix.zip+1
Mahfooz Hasan2 years ago
Anyone got a mirror for the radio? 
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
the bootloader and the radio that write on there "cwm" will wok on "twrp" also or i should need wait for news zip?
Jos Kleine2 years ago
+aviel ghermezian it will also work for twrp, just flashed it myself
+aviel ghermezian twrp has been and most likely always will be compatible with any zip that says "cwm" on it. i've been flashing cwm zips in twrp forever.
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
+Jos Kleine  +Jason Palaszewski  thanks guys. someone know how i can shot screen? off button+volume down doesn't work for me.
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
also the root that i have was deleted and i need to do new root for install both files and i dont know how,please help me
Jos Kleine2 years ago
+aviel ghermezian http://goo.im/devs/gmillz/mako-4.3-rooted-deodexed-signed.zip download this and flash it in recovery, on the screenshot, I don't know, volume down and power works for me, also running 4.3
Ahmad Shaarawy2 years ago
Thanks for sharing this leak everyone
Joshua Patterson2 years ago
Now... We just need a N7 4.3 dump. Anyone? Can someone just keep buying N7's off of craigslist until you get one?+1
I think the N10 users need it more...they have massive random rebooting issues+1
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
i running 4.3 perfect  and i can't  install new bootloader and radio files. about the screenshot-its not work for me on this way(power+volume down) :/
Joshua Patterson2 years ago
+aviel ghermezian Flash a SuperSU.zip file in recovery (flash a recovery with Fastboot if you don't have one) then download a screenshot app.
Roger Baird2 years ago
Screen shot works for me
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
+Jos Kleine the download link inculd the new bootloader and new radio files on him?
Jos Kleine2 years ago
No, that's just to fix the root problem you have
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
o.k and this file opn with twrp no do any wipe,right? and after it i can install no problem the radio and the bootloader?
Joshua Patterson2 years ago
+aviel ghermezian

I would wait until the radio and bootloader are uploaded, and then just fully wipe the device, and flash them all at once, but yes, you can install it now, then wait until the bootloader and radio are released, and then just flash them.
+aviel ghermezian +Joshua Patterson they're both released already. Check the XDA threads in the General section for the Nexus 4
Roger Baird2 years ago
Both are also linked higher up in this post.
Mark Liederbach2 years ago
Jeff I'm putting you in my "lucky-ass man" circle. In all seriousness, you are the man for investigating and dumping for the rest of the world.+3
christian sotelo2 years ago
is #lte  working on it? +Jeff Williams 
+christian sotelo people have got LTE to work, but voice doesn't work on T-Mobile with any LTE-supporting radio. and .83 doesn't support LTE
christian sotelo2 years ago
oh that sucks, i didn't know that, THANKS FOR THE INFO
+Jason Palaszewski  
Mark Liederbach2 years ago
Jeff I'm putting you in my "lucky-ass man" circle. In all seriousness, you are the man for investigating and dumping for the rest of the world.
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
Maybe someone can update rom zip and inculd in the radio and bootloader files?
I can't install them,in the recovery its look like i sucsess and i see on the baseband and 48 version.
Roger Baird2 years ago
.33 has no in call volume from what I understand.

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=43725240&postcount=683
Jason Newman2 years ago
+aviel ghermezian roms never include the radio and bootloader. They will always be separate.
Jesse vizcarra2 years ago
Reading this all these comments are entertaining and inspirational lol. Awesome how android community it. I don't have a nexus 4 tho but I do have the S4 and I remember how excited I was when I saw it get leaked out but it wasn't as exciting as this was because all of sudden it was just leak. Awesome work guys!!! Android XDA community FTW!!!+1
Roger Baird2 years ago
No no, G+ Nexus Community FTW!!
Jesse vizcarra2 years ago
I do have a nexus 7 tho :)
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
Ok,i need radio that support on 3g only,not 4g/lte beacuse we don't have support here. Wich version i need (33,83 or what)and what about bootloader-what version i need? Please help me
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
thank you all,finaly success!
have some option to inculd radio FM in the device or its not connection?
aviel ghermezian2 years ago
And someone have download for adobe flash player? Every website requst me to update the version of flash player..
Jason Newman2 years ago
+aviel ghermezian android no longer supports flash. It now uses HTML5. If you want a browser that has flash, use dolphin browser.

If you are new to modding your phone I suggest you use XDA as a place to learn.
Utomo .prawiro2 years ago
Thanks everybody.
so what is good on 4.3 and what is not good on 4.3 ?
+1