Nexus 5 Android 4.4.2

A Google-sanctioned way to return to the latest stock build

Update: It looks like the broken links are now fixed. Go grab your factory images!

Original Story: Following tightly (as usual) behind the broad release of Android 4.4.2 over the air, full factory images of the latest build of Android for Nexus devices are now available. If you have a Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012 and 2013) or 10, you now have a Google-sanctioned and supported way to return your phone or tablet to it's stock state on the latest firmware possible.

Now this isn't immediately as useful for many considering OTA update files are already available for these devices, but now if you're tinkering with things and need a wholesale reset back to stock, these images will come in handy. If you need a bit more guidance on how to apply these factory images, be sure to find your device in the forums for some great guides.

Source: Factory Images for Nexus Devices

There are 26 comments

jimbo says:

Google rocks.

greatgoogly says:

The links are on the page, but when you click on them you get a Google 404 error.

jeffallin says:

I get the same error when I click the link for 4.4.2, but all the other links work for me, hopefully they're working on it...?

kryzzzle says:

Ah... SHA-1. Thanks. It's not the first time they messed something up on that page as of lately...

jtwebfusion says:

Thanks! Android community to the rescue.

mzanette says:


Nixs1 says:

I just got my Nexus 5 on Sunday so it's still new to me but it is running 4.4 and no updates are available. Is that normal?

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a3uge says:

I just got mine an hour ago, so no, not abnormal.

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johnhimself says:

Got the ota on Nexus 7, Nexus 4 is still waiting. (UK)

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sequoia462 says:

Finally got my OTA today for Nexus 7 2012

Qwkslvrmz says:

Hope I get my update for my n4 soon!!

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Yup, just got my ota to 4.4.2 about five minutes ago...

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On n7

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hotkoko says:

I got the update just now... What's the new update for??? Features??

nikon120 says:

You could... ya know, search for that answer. lol.

hotkoko says:

Obviously I tried. Only thing I can find is that its rolling out and mentions the devices

NoNexus says:

It is to fix what they broke with the last one

My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

rchapman80 says:

I got both mine yesterday for a Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2012). That one came quick. I had to wait weeks for the Kit Kat update. Nice improvement.

Just got 4.4.2 on Nexus 7 2013 last night :)

Nexus 5 on T-Mobile in the Northeast, no OTA updates yet. Still on base 4.4.

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mobrules says:

Got the new update last night. Calendar is gone and gives an error message(24) when I try to redownload it.

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chrisinnova says:

Updated my nexus 7 (2013) to 4.4.2 and it caused my WiFi to drop almost every 10 seconds. After trying numerous possible fixes found online, I did a factory reset and that has seemed to correct the problem. I had no issues prior to 4.4.2 and hopefully won't have any more.

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In Dublin ireland I'm still awaiting the OTA update. Let's see how long it takes. I think 4.4 was like a week after announcement.

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kcz7 says:

I don't know about anyone else, but the 4.4.2 update for my Nexus 5 has destroyed my battery. With the Qualcomm battery guru app, I was getting anywhere from 1.5 - 2 days worth of battery life. After this update my battery has been killed with no remorse. I'm not sure what all has changed, but it is not a merry welcome. I had to charge my phone twice yesterday within a 10hr span. I got a Nexus to stay up to date, but holy shizz man(!) this is frick'n nuts.

After updating my Nexus 4 to Kitkat 4.4.2, my Nexus can not connect to a laptop with USB cable. Can anybody tell me why? Thanks