Nexus

Go get 'em!

Android 4.3 has only just been announced, but Google has already published the Android 4.3 factory images (build JWR66V)  for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (Wifi and 3G), Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju variants).

These are images that allow you to directly update (and wipe) your device, installing the new OS from scratch. So if you don't want to wait for the OTA on your Nexus, you can now go the manual route. Download link's below — enjoy!

Download: Nexus factory images for Android 4.3

 
There are 59 comments

Viper says:

stupid mysid...

Seriously. Why is the Verizon stuff always so far behind? Goddamn CDMA.

ChuckG73 says:

I truly hate Verizon and wish I could be convinced to let go of my Unlimited Family Data Plan. Will the VZW Moto X have the same delayed updates because it is on VZW? Does the VZW iPhone os have to wait to get updated as well compared to its GSM counterparts?

bleached says:

iPhone doesn't push out updates for months after they are announced and at that point it has been approved for all devices. They announced iOS7 a month ago and it will not roll out for a few more months.

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MonteChristo says:

This is relevant how?

Ratnok says:

It's relevant since he answered the gentleman's question accurately.

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DaVince says:

I actually lol'd at this. I guess his brain automatically assumes every comment with the word iPhone on it to be irrelephant here at AC.

Chris Stolz says:

While Verizon's additional software testing and requirements can be frutrating (although they do eliminate the buggy software period some phones experience) this is not a Verizon issue. Only Nexus unlocked devices and select Galaxy Nexus models are recieving the updates as of now.

Metro1088 says:

How do I install it? Do I need to unroot?

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still1 says:

this is factory image used to bring back the nexus device to like it was when you bought it but with 4.3

wait for ota on your device.

Metro1088 says:

Thank you for your prompt reply. :)

Chris Stolz says:

Installed it on my Nexus 4 (rooted) by downloading the binary and flashing from zip with Clockworkmod. Honestly I haven't noticed significant difereneces in daily use from 4.2.x

Metro1088 says:

How do I install it? Do I need to unroot?

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Panther353 says:

The basic instructions are here in the forums. Search for "[GUIDE] Nexus 7 - Factory Image Restore"

I just followed them and they worked fine.

Taz89 says:

Can I install this on my UK nexus 7 plus do I need to unroot first?

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Downloading now! Happy that my Galaxy Nexus still got this.. Dunno with KLP though :/

What does that mean that it "WIPES" the device? Is there an option just to update or do we need to wait for it to be pushed to us?

ab304945 says:

Wipes means it erases everything. Just like it was when u got it. If you don't want to wipe it then wait for the ota

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bluesun3030 says:

wipe = erases all data on the device. Consider this image to be a factory reset to 4.3.

TonyHoyle says:

You can update with the factory images. Flash-basic.sh followed by fastboot update on the zip image. That's basically what an OTA does.

You lose root.. The new OS has some nice protection in it to avoid exploits but that means just dropping an su binary in ain't gonna work any more - chainfire has a version of supersu that works but I'm holding off on that until it's perfected (it randomly eats CPU apparently).

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toonhead85 says:

hopefully this fixes the Nexus 7 lag issues that have been the bane of the device for me and others (but strangely not a co-worker of mine)

junglejunkie says:

I'm hoping for the same thing. Both mine and my wife's N7s are extremely laggy.

tmac9wr says:

Same here man...the lag absolutely kills me!

Ratnok says:

That's a Tegra 3 GPU issue. The same problem is on my Transformer Prime, but not my Nexus 4 or even the Galaxy Nexus.

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VAVA Mk2 says:

Dunno what you guys are talking about. I rarely, if ever, encounter any lag on my N7

DaVince says:

You only notice it when you're used to the smoothness of the N4.

Must be the lack of RAM. 1 Gb RAM really makes a big difference.

md72 says:

Try lagfix https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grilledmonkey.lagfix

It's safe (it's running a standard Linux/Android command, fstrim). Helped on my Nexus 10.

Taz89 says:

so how exactly do we install this?

aeyara says:

If you can't wait, you can download the factory image and sideload, or if you have the patience, wait for the OTA.

sdmark says:

Anyone know if they finally fixed the n10 reboot issue?

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neonworm says:

I hope they did.

vansmack says:

I hope so too.

El Niche says:

I really hope they did too. However, for me the reboot was only caused when using Chrome. I switched to another browser and have not had a problem since. Hope they fix it tho, if not, try another browser

MrNinjaPanda says:

If I'm rooted and have a custom recovery, will I get OTA or do I have to install the factory images?

Infinite7154 says:

Really depends. If you are stock and have not frozen any system apps with Titanium backup then you should be able to get the ota. If you changed ANYTHING beyond root then you should do the factory image.

karavolida says:

So root is ok then but I've also have a custom kernel and unlocked bootloader. Do these both matter?

ChuckG73 says:

I truly hate Verizon and wish I could be convinced to let go of my Unlimited Family Data Plan. Will the VZW Moto X have the same delayed updates because it is on VZW? Does the VZW iPhone os have to wait to get updated as well compared to its GSM counterparts?

MonteChristo says:

As long as the X is released on multiple networks, it's a near certainty that the updates will be greatly delayed from Verizon.

As to the VZW iPhone, I believe (could be wrong) that it does in fact update at the same time as other networks.

This is why I'm going to T-Mo as soon as I can.

bluesun3030 says:

iOS updates occur on all networks at the same time without intervention from wireless providers. Back to the topic on hand...

NoNexus says:

lol, you gonna wake up soon from that dream?

iOS goes through the same vetting process as the rest of them.

Pollster says:

Apple just does it backwards. None of the other carriers can release the update until Verizon is ready.

Do you really believe that none of the carriers have approved builds of iOS 7 yet?

VAVA Mk2 says:

The only thing that is good about Verizon is their network. Everything else about them sucks :(

VAVA Mk2 says:

The only thing that is good about Verizon is their network. Everything else about them sucks :(

dharmik28 says:

I downloaded

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GripnRip says:

I hope this fixes the issues with Chrome causing kernel crashes on my N10. Stupid question since this is my first nexus device; if I download the factory image and load that onto my N10, I assume, just like flashing a rom that it was delete everything. Is that correct?

bluesun3030 says:

Consider this a factory reset to 4.3. That is what a wipe is...

Metro1088 says:

Is the OTA update controlled by region? I live in Peru where the Nexus 4 is not even available yet. Does this affect the update system?

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Taz89 says:

So flashed it via toolkit, soft bricked it for a bit but finally got it on.. Rocking 4.3 finally lol... Seems much faster but could be due to fresh install.

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Metro1088 says:

Are there any new wallpapers?

Taz89 says:

No new wallpapers at all, thought the new n7 2 wallpapers would have been on it.

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How do I update using a factory image?

Infinite7154 says:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2010312

Follow these step by step instructions.

Taz89 says:

I used the nexus root toolkit, just make sure you have bootloader unlocked 1st before flashing

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FLaK_7 says:

i have a nexus root toolkit and bootloader unlocked but when i flash stop on bootloader and nothing happens... could you help ?

hotkoko says:

so when will the OTA happen on my nexus 10?

nafees786 says:

Hi. OTA is not coming to my nexus 4. I live in Dallas, TX :-(

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bala2289 says:

Guys just got the notification for update on my N4. Asked for reboot and install. After rebooting phone entered into twrp bootloader. I didnt know what to do just rebooted. Now it says phone upto date as version is 4.2.2. Any ideas?

bala2289 says:

I see a zip file in the cache folder. Is it the downloaded update? should i install it? The file name is,

ebc8bad23772b5fd6e2907e48b4c74ba0ed58f21.signed-occam-JWR66V-from-JDQ39.ebc8bad2.zip

bala2289 says:

Failed to update.