Thursday , March 15 2018

Nexus Factory images page updated with Nexus 6 image and updated Nexus Player image

Google has today updated the Nexus Factory Images page, adding a new image and an update, both for devices we sadly still can’t purchase here in Australia. The Nexus 6 and Nexus Player have both received updates and if you’re wanting to tinker with either (if you’re lucky enough to have one), then you can now flash them back to stock at the latest update.

The Nexus 6 (Shamu) is first up with Google adding the image for the phone which has apparently begun reaching customers hands in the US. The build on the Nexus 6 is LRX21O, similar to that of the current image for the Nexus 5. The associated binaries have also been added to the Binaries page, so you’d better believe some custom ROMs for the phone will be on the way soon. You can download the Nexus 6 system image below or over on the Nexus Factory Images page.



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5.0 (LRX21O)




Of course the other piece of kit we can’t have yet is the Nexus Player, with Google updating the build from LRX21M to LRX21V. You can download the latest System image below :

Factory Images “fugu” for Nexus Player



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5.0 (LRX21V)




Still no word from Google when the Nexus 6 or Nexus Player will go on-sale. If you’re through waiting, you can of course hop over to Yatango or Kogan and place a pre-order for the phone with delivery expected in Late November/Early December. Here’s hoping Google Play will go live for order on the Nexus Player and Nexus 6 soon as well.

Source: Nexus Factory Images, and Nexus Binaries.

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4 Comments on "Nexus Factory images page updated with Nexus 6 image and updated Nexus Player image"

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Valued Guest

Side loaded the N5 android L software.

Acquired root access

Installed custom recovery

Installed custom kernel.

Knock to wake feature is great.

Android L is great.

But can someone tell me if there’s a difference between the LRX21O and the Telstra LRX21O??

Ausdroid Reader

Ive installed the Factory Image on this Nexus 7 2012 that I am typing on right now. A bit of fiddling to get fastboot installed and then USB working right, but once that’s sorted out, it’s just a matter of running the supplied script. Easy peasy.

Now, what I need is the Moto G 2014 factory image. (If anyone at Motorola is listening, come on for gods sake, just release the update in Australia.)

Ausdroid Reader

I was thinking of installing the factory image, but both my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2012) got OTA updates yesterday! Now THAT was an exciting day. :^)

Ausdroid Reader

I should have waited one more day…. 🙂

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