Good news! Nexus owners. Google is releasing factory images for various devices and they have already started to roll out on some of the devices. this time Google has spotted two devices, the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7. So if you have a 2012 or a 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 device, you can upgrade its firmware to the latest version of Android lollipop.
The factory images of various devices helps a user to upgrade their device to the latest operating system. In this case, Google's factory images for the 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will enable devices to be updated t the recent and most latest firmware, the Android's flavor of Lollipop version 5.1.1.Hence users might benefit from the latest update through various means. Lets head on to look at some of the details on these factory images by Google.
Nexus Devices Get Factory Images To Android 5.1.1 With Build Number LMY47V
Google is rolling out factory images for the 2012 Wi-Fi versions of Nexus 7 with build number of 'LMY47V', apart fro this the 2013 Nexus 7 on Wi-Fi and the Nexus 10. Users will have more functionality and under the hood improvements in terms of software. If you wish to download factory images for the Nexus devices, you can download from the factory images with the corresponding model number re provided below. Flash them to your device and you will have the latest Android 5.1.1 in no time.
- 2012 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 - Android 5.1.1 Factory Image (Build LMY47V)
- 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 - Android 5.1.1 Factory Image (Build LMY47V)
- Nexus 10 - Android 5.1.1 Factory Image (Build LMY47V)
There is an option available for these device holders, who wish to upgrade their operating system to Android 5.1.1. Users can either directly flash these updates to their devices or wait for the original OTA (over the air) to arrive in the upcoming days or weeks. this is because it might be possible that the updated firmware through these factory images might have bugs to begin with. In the original update, hopefully they might be eliminated by Google.
Do take note that data on your device will be completely wiped out when flashing these factory images, so do back up. If you did use these factory images to upgrade your firmware, let us know about any new features and your experience with Android's latest version 5.1.1.