Sprint Galaxy Nexus

One of the greatest parts of owning a Nexus is the software support from Google. Now this goes beyond just updates, as Google also posts complete "factory images" for Nexus devices so that willing hackers can always return their devices to stock firmware through first-party approved methods. Things got a little sticky when the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Sprint Galaxy Nexus (and Nexus S) were released, however, because they included closed-source bits related to CDMA and LTE. This put a damper on Google's ability to release the images for anyone to download.

Thankfully, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus ("mysidspr") now has a complete image available for download by anyone that includes everything you need to return your device to stock 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Additionally, Google has posted the 4.1.1 factory images for the Sprint Nexus S 4G ("sojus") and 4.1.2 images for the AT&T Nexus S ("sojua") as well. It's good to see Google not leave out older hardware, even though it's two Nexus revisions behind now.

The process is pretty simple if you've got a little bit of patience. Need help using these tools? Head to the forums, there's plenty of great info and helpful users at the ready.

Source: Google Developers; More: Sprint Galaxy Nexus Forums; Sprint Nexus S 4G Forums


Reader comments

Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S factory images now available


what about that rumored revision to the galaxy nexus, i haven't heard any news on that for a long while, was it just that, a rumor?

The i9260 Galaxy Nexus+?

It is, and always has been, the Samsung Galaxy Premier. It's a mid-range Samsung TouchWiz phone for the European market.

I think what you're referring to ended up being the Galaxy Premier. Uses the same screen and shell as the GNex. Has the home button of the Galaxy S3 as well as the same look. An upgraded processor and camera as well compared to the GNex.


In your article it only mentions LTE and CDMA as reasons for the delays but the Nexus S on Sprint was a WiMax radio.