Nexus 7's

Have the tools to restore your device to a factory state of the latest Android 4.3 build

Just as users are reporting a wide rollout of the latest Android 4.3 update, Google has posted factory images of build JWR66Y and JSS15Q for the Nexus 4, both Nexus 7's, Nexus 10 and GSM Galaxy Nexus. Factory images, if you'll recall, usually show up quickly after the announcement of a new OTA update, and are the Google-sanctioned way to restore your device to a factory state of the latest firmware version should something go wrong. 

The Nexus 4, Wifi and HSPA Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10 and GSM Galaxy Nexus all stick with build number JWR66Y and are referred to as "android-4.3_r1.1", while the Nexus 7 (2013) splits to a different path with build number JSS15Q and "android-4.3_r2.2". Sprint and Verizon versions of the Galaxy Nexus, along with the Nexus S, are seeing no factory image changes (as expected).

If you have the need to restore your device and wanted to jump right to the latest version, you now have the tools. Those of you who are willing to flash factory images instead of wait for the OTA update can make use of this resource as well at the source link below.

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Source: Factory Images for Nexus Devices

There are 10 comments

joshua.worth says:

Now we just need this with some fixes for the GPE One and GS4

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yubeie says:

Would it be possible to get access to the OTA zip and flash it using custom recovery? Would doing so retain root?

I just flashed stock 4.3 image, installed TWRP, rooted my phone and set everything up 3 days back. It would be a pain to do it all over again :(


rswain64 says:

I just installed this on Nexus 10. I was rooted with twrp installed. It rebooted into twrp. Once installed it asked if I wanted to restore root. Selected yes and rebooted. No problems with install.

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I don't think CWMR has that feature to keep root, or am I misinformed?

rswain64 says:

Not sure if CWMR has that feature. I installed the update and didn't lose a thing with TWRP.

i think as long as you flash through custom recovery it wont unroot because it has the custom recovery which you used to flash and it has to be rooted to use custom recovery which it cant delete when its being used

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ryancell says:

"Sprint and Verizon versions of the Galaxy Nexus, along with the Nexus S, are seeing no factory image changes (as expected)"

Is that to say Sprint and Verizon won't be getting an official OTA update at all? I just ask, being the story is dated 08-22, I didn't know if this was official news it was not going to happen at all now? I know the factory images are different than the oem updates that come ota.

smeghead4269 says:

That's not what it means at all. The CDMA OTAs have always come much later than their GSM counterparts. So the fact that a factory image was released for the GSM G-Nex and not one for Sprint or Verizon YET is expected. The 4.3 binaries for the Verizon G-Nex have been posted, so that one will almost certainly get a 4.3 OTA (eventually). And Sprint will probably get one as well (again, eventually).