Saturday, November 16, 2013

[GUIDE] How to flash Factory Images from Google for the Nexus devices

Sit back, relax, don't be scared, it's fast, and easy...
So you want to upgrade your android version, or you're rooted and on a custom ROM... either way, you want an upgraded version of your android, you want it official, unrooted, but you can't wait for OTA.

Go to and download the appropriate image for your device, pick the android version you want.

-You'll get a tgz file, extract that
--There's a file in that extracted tgz, a zip file, when you extract it it's gonna show you all the .img files we're interested in.

-Extract that file.

--Now you'll see all the .img files... that's what we're intrested in.

--I really hate anything automated (exceptions apply), so let's do it the manual way.

-Boot your nexus into bootloader by plugging it in the PC, and typing this:
adb reboot bootloader

--When you're in bootloader, leave it there.
-Type this:
fastboot devices

--Check if your device is shown. If it is, type these, and let every command finish before typing the next one:
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img  NOTE: This WILL wipe your DATA!
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img

Now that every command has finished, you flashed your factory image. so reboot.
when it boots, finish the setup and reboot once again and let it settle for about 5 minutes to let android relax after some hard work.

No comments:

Post a Comment