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Android 4.2 is an incremental update in the "Jelly Bean" version series which debuted with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 4.2.

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Mute Emergency alert in Google Now (without removing it)

Google Now has a neat feature (at least I think it's from Google Now) where it warns you for emergency events. The problem is it's just warned me twice in half an hour with an extremely loud tone ...
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Is there a way to log off from your Android 4.2 tablet user account?

One of the nice features introduced in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on tablet devices is the ability to create user accounts just like you do on desktop operating systems. However, as far as I can see, ...
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Error Connecting Nexus 7 to Ubuntu 12.10

I have a 32 GB Nexus 7 (idVendor = 18d1, idProduct = 4e41, if that helps...), and my laptop runs Ubuntu 12.10, and have tried connecting using K.K. Patel's answer here, to almost no avail. What ...
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How can I transfer photos to my Android Jelly Bean device while preserving the original timestamp?

I recently bought a Nexus 4 and I would like to transfer my photos of my previous device to it. My previous Android phone used the standard USB mass storage which gave 0 problems to copy back and ...
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How to test multi-user feature of 4.2 JellyBean on Nexus 7 tablet emulator?

I know multi-user functionality is available in Android 4.2 JellyBean: I have gone through THIS and THIS. But I want to test this feature on my emulator and not on the actual device. My Questions: ...
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Why did /sdcard/ turn into /sdcard/0/ with 4.2?

I've never seen this before so I'm assuming that it happened when I upgraded to 4.2: I'm fairly certain that /sdcard/ used to take me straight to my sdcard, but now when I go to that path (in CWM ...
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Control phone on MacBook Pro via bluetooth?

I'd like to control my Galaxy Nexus via my Macbook Pro via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Since connecting the Galaxy Nexus to an Adhoc, WiFi created by the MacBook Pro doesn't work. That's why I'd ...
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Mediaserver using excessive CPU time and battery

I've got a Nexus 4 on OS version 4.2.1 that suddenly started to drain it's battery very quickly. When looking in the battery usage I see "Mediaserver"eating 60% of the battery over time, with several ...
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Nexus 4 random reboots

I've got an unrooted, plain vanilla 4.2.1 Nexus 4. Sometimes it randomly reboots itself while using it (and for all I know when it's not using it). Less than once a day problably, but I can't find a ...
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Nexus 4 getting "No Service" until a reboot after losing signal

I've got a Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.1 on AT&T (via Straight Talk). I've noticed that sometimes at work (low signal area) instead of getting low bars (zero to two at my desk) I'll get "no ...
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Can I rollback the stock system by just installing an older image zip?

I received the 4.2.x updates on my Nexus 7 and the performance has been awful. I tried the Forever Gone hack and it helped but it's still much worse than 4.1.x. I'm not so excited about doing a ...
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How do you configure a Nexus 7/10 for family use

I'm considering getting one of the Nexus tablets for my family. I think the multi-user support is a great way to separate my apps from the kids games. But what I've read about the implementation of ...
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Android 4.2: How to get the Easter Egg, a new daydream, and Developer options?

How can I get the Easter Egg hidden in Android Jelly Bean? How could I use that Easter Egg to enable a hidden daydream in Android 4.2? How can I enable the Developer options, hidden by default in ...
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What the s*!+ do I do to make the 4.2 swipe keyboard stop censoring me?

The new swype-style keyboard on my 4.2.1 updated Galaxy Nexus is great. However, when I attempt to express myself more colorfully, the swiping action does not yield the word I would like to write. ...
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Screen on Galaxy Nexus goes off, hard reset required to resolve this. What can I do?

I am using a Galaxy Nexus and since the update to Android 4.2 the screen sometimes suddenly goes off and then especially stays off. The only thing that helps to get the screen back on is taking out ...
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Siri-like answers in Google Voice Search on 4.2

On my Nexus 7 (4.2, all updates, German), I can start searches using speech in Google Now, but I can't get it to do anything else. In particular: It never opens cards when I ask about the weather for ...
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Gesture typing suggestions in Google Now

With the 4.2 update, I've begun using the default Android keyboard's gesture typing. However, I've noticed that in Google Now, the keyboard behaves as if it were a web browser. That is, it doesn't ...
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Why is my Galaxy Nexus always force quit every apps or page I'm currently on?

Lately my phone have been force quitting out of any apps or pages I'm currently on and i have no idea what is causing it. I did recentl update to android 4.2, I'm not sure if that is the reason for ...
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With the Android 4.2 camera app, how can I tell if I have a GPS lock?

My Galaxy Nexus has just been updated to v4.2 of Jellybean, Google seem to have totally changed the camera app in this update and there's a few functions that I just can't find. As I'm travelling a ...
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How to enable the DayDream feature in the Nexus10?

I know that in Android JellyBean 4.2 there's a new feature called DayDream. I want to access it in my Nexus10 but don't know how. How can I enable and use it?
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Yakjuxw to Yakju/Takju, will it corrupt or destroy my Galaxy Nexus yakjuxw?

My galaxy nexus is of yakjuxw variant. Will it not destroy my phone if I change it to takju or yakju version? I'm just aware that doing so will delete user files/settings.
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Android Emulator using Hardware Keyboard has no "Umlauts"

I have the latest ADT installed and when I start the emulator I am not able to type, for example, German umlauts. I have tried to change the settings in android to German keyboard layout but that ...
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Jellybean 4.2 update fails in middle of download for nexus 7

I have received the jellybean 4.2 update request 2 times. Both times I have pressed the update button and both times it has failed in the middle of the process. No error messages. After a few ...
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Why won't my nexus 7 update to Jelly Bean 4.2?

I was notified that there was a system update, but when I applied it the tablet was still on the older version of Jelly Bean. I've even done a factory reset and tried again, but no luck. Are there any ...
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How to migrate applications to other user account without downloading the applications again?

I created a new user in Nexus 7 but it doesn't have any applications already installed in primary user. I don't want to move/share any app data like scores/progress. I want the apps/games to appear as ...
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Brightness changes too frequently after I updated to 4.2

I have a Nexus 7 and after the update to Android 4.2 setting the brightness regulation to auto I noticed that it changes way more frequently than it used to do in the previous version of the operating ...
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Can the Android Jelly Bean camera app be set to take pictures as they appear on screen?

After my most recent Android update, the camera app has changed the way pictures are framed. While they used to be taken as they appear on the screen, they are now stored with "extra space", i.e., as ...
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My Nexus 7 became slower after the update to 4.2. How can I fix it?

After the update to android 4.2 my nexus 7 became slower. Switching applications takes some seconds and even the menu that pop-ups after I push the 'share' button takes a while to appear. Is there ...
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Confused about Nexus 7 failing system update to 4.2

During the day today, I got the notification about the available system update to 4.2. SO I confirmed it after ensuring that SuperSU was set to "survival mode" and then it looked like it was actually ...
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How can I set a user profile password in Jelly Bean 4.2?

Tablet's users will be able to use different profiles since JB 4.2, defined at system settings level (settings -> user profiles). How can I set a password for each profile?
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Where are the developer options in Android 4.2?

I wanted to access the developer options to enable adb access on Android 4.2 but cannot find it. How can I enable that? Once I've activated the menu, how can I hide it again?
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APN Settings Don't Save - Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.2

I'm trying to setup my APN settings on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, running Android 4.2. The APN list is currently empty, and every time I try to add one (menu -> add -> fill out form -> save), nothing ...
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Is it possible to make 'admin' user apps available on other user accounts?

With 4.2 on my Nexus 7 I have a few separate user profiles. I have a number of kids games installed on my tablet admin account ('Rob'), with that account attached to a Play account. I'd like to make ...
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How to customize the quick settings drop-down menu in android 4.2?

As of title, is there any way to customize the quick settings grid available in Android 4.2 ? This feature has potential, but in most cases it does not take advantage of the screen size.
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How to migrate 4.1 primary user's app data to new 4.2 secondary user?

My wife has been playing games (Angry Birds Star Wars if that makes a difference) on my Nexus 7 which I have just updated from 4.1 to 4.2. Android 4.2 lets you have multiple users on a single device, ...
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Can I install takju ROM on unit with yakjuxw?

I bought my Galaxy Nexus a couple of months before Jelly Bean 4.2 was announced. It got updated to 4.0.4 fine, but did not find any 4.1 update at all. So I found this question which informed me of ...
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N7/4.2 Can't add lock screen widgets?

I was pretty excited to hear Android 4.2 brings lock screen widgets. But after updating my Nexus 7 tablet, I'm not able to do that: I just have a clock widget that I can remove (it reappears after ...
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Why is the HDR button missing?

This article mentions a new HDR camera mode that's available in Android 4.2: but my Galaxy Nexus doesn't show that option: Why not?
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How do I get Google Now's Package Tracking to Work?

In Google Search settings -> Google Now, I have "Show cards based on Gmail" checked. "Packages" is on, and the description says "when an order confirmation email is delivered for an online purchase" ...
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Nexus 10 "shareable" part of Android 4.2?

One of the features of the new Nexus 10 is that it will be "shareable" which, from what I can tell, means that Android will be a multi-user OS. Exactly how Android will handle multiple users I don't ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.2 update (Jelly Bean)?

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) was officially announced on October 29, 2012. (You can review the high level changes in Jelly Bean at the official Android Developer's site.) Of course, not all devices will ...

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