Tuesday , October 16 2018 Ausdroid » Software » Android, Modding & Updates » Google updates Developer page with Jelly Bean factory images for Nexus devices


The factory images page on the Google Developers website has been updated with the stock factory images for the Nexus S(Except Sprint 4G and Korean Version), Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7. The images that Google supply on this site makes it dead simple for anyone with a Nexus device to download the factory image and flash it to their phone without waiting for carrier testing, although Vodafone seems to have beaten them to the punch for once, which I’m ecstatic to see.

The Nexus 7 image was released very quickly after the tablet was announced however the images for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus have been MIA for a while, Google did promise at IO that OTA updates would be sent to the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Xoom around Mid-July and it appears that they have lived up to that promise with US versions of the WiFi Xoom receiving the Jelly Bean update as of yesterday, hopefully we`ll see it here soon.

The importance of these images cannpt be understated, the ability to simply download the stock factory image for your device and flash it back to where it started from is a must have option for anyone who is into flashing custom ROMS to their devices or those stuck with carrier branded devices.

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By my reckoning the challenge deadline is this Friday. Interesting to know when there’s an update from Vodafone.

Sean Kavanagh
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I gave up waiting for Vodafone Au. Not sure what their problem was but flashed the factory image last night (my first go at unlocking boot loaders etc..) and it works a treat.

Jelly Bean all the way on my Nexus S and Nexus 7.

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Does this mean that if I can update my Telstra GNex to Jelly Bean now?

Fazz
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What do you mean by Vodafone has beaten them to the punch?

dude
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have vodafone approved jelly bean on the nexus s yet?

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have vodafone approved the nexus s jelly bean update yet? their blog doesnt say much.

i put a foreign sim in my nexus s to get the ota update.

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In other news Motorola Australia will wait until the next version of android is out before giving Aussie Xoom owners Jelly Bean to demonstrate how strict and “efficient” they test their firmware locally no matter if it’s carrier related or not.

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