Google releases Android 5.1.1 factory images for 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7s, Nexus 10

Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 together
Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 together (Image credit: Android Central)

The factory images will allow owners of the above devices to snag the latest version of Lollipop with build number LMY47V.

If you own a Wi-Fi-only 2012 or 2013 Nexus 7 or a Nexus-10, you can start downloading the factory images now in preparation for flashing. By the way, if you need a little help with that process, you can check out our comprehensive guide for flashing your device with the latest update.

Download Nexus 7 (2012, Wi-Fi) Android 5.1.1 factory image (build LMY47V){.cta}

Download Nexus 7 (2013, Wi-Fi) Android 5.1.1 factory image (build LMY47V){.cta}

Download Nexus 10 Android 5.1.1 factory image (build LMY47V){.cta}

Source: Google

Dan Thorp-Lancaster
  • Oh, FFS. Is the Nexus 9 EVER going to get updated?
  • We're going to be on 5.0.1 forever. Forever.... FOREVER
  • Google could be working on making the pulse notification light work.
  • Google has bigger problems than that right now Posted via the Android Central App
  • Have you ever thought that 5.1 didn't play well with the Nexus 9, so Google is pushing out 5.1.1 to fix it? That's what happened with the Nexus 7 2012. It went from 5.0 to 5.0.2 Posted via my Nexus 6 from the Android Central App
  • My guess this is due to the Nvidia processor in the Nexus 9. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My old HTC One X+ never got promised updates due to NVIDIA not supporting updated chipset drivers for Tegra 3 back then. HTC updated the international non Tegra versions, but NVIDIA dropped all support and forced HTC to skip pushing updates to North America. I would bet heavily all delays are on Nvidias end yet again. Posted from my HTC One M9 via Android Central App
  • That's why I stopped using HTC phones and moved to a nexus 6. The One X+ was a great handset, shame for the shoddy support from nvidia on the SoC Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 7 2012 also has a Tegra processor. It's been getting updates all along.
  • My Moto Xoom had great support. Honeycomb to Jellybean isn't bad considering it also had a Tegra 2. I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup
  • Oh the one with the light bleed and the creaky back that sold for 400 bucks for 16gb /s but not really Posted via the Android Central App
  • Everyday that passes makes this nexus 9 device look worse :(. I was so excited all last year for it then.... under performs, not enough ram, slow updates, poor quality.
  • Agree completely, I am so disappointed with mine, it constantly locks up, often crashes and reboots itself and always runs far too hot around the camera even when simply web browsing. Real shame, I loved my N7 but starting to think about replacing this N9 now.
  • Let's not forget the 4:3 aspect ratio. Now that there's no more 7, no more 10, and the 9 is not worth getting, what would I do if my tablet died?
  • There are other vendors, like Asus,dell, etc. Imbsure they will have something with most of what your looking for. Kinda sucks rto not have a viable nexus, but there are other decent tablets, especially if you mainly use it as a consumption device.
  • I am not sure complaining is enough. We need to get together and question google. I started a petition. If necessary, I will speak to a lawyer (thanks to Nikon, I have experience with that) to file a class-action lawsuit. Join the club or stop complaining :).
  • I flashed my 2012 Nexus 7 back to Kitkat last weekend.
    I got sick and tired of having to restart my table every single day just to use it. Ridiculous.
    Lollipop made it unusable.
  • That's what happened to mine. It is sooo slow now, but I really don't want to go back to KK :(
  • At least KK is a solid and stable os version. Its not like its outdated.
  • I just updated my 2012 N7 to 5.1.1. It's running close to KitKat speed now. I did a factory rest afterwards to make sure thee was no incompatible junk on it.
  • how is it running now? mine is on 5.1.0, but it's SO slow. it won't OTA, either. It's weird.
  • Still waiting for something to fix the horrible performance on the N9!!
  • Flashing now.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 5 next? Nexus 5 GoPhone
  • I've been having 5.1.1 Posted via the Sailfish iMore app
  • Not on the Nexus 5. That is only up to 5.1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Custom ROMs are on 5.1.1 for the Nexus 5.
  • Is it even worth flashing if I already have the 5.1 update on my n7 2012 ?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • If your Nexus 7 (2012) is running well, I wouldn't do a thing. I have one that barely limps frustrating. It's as if Lollipop crippled many Nexus devices. it makes me really have to evaluate future Nexus purchases. Even my beloved Nexus 5 has started to act a little unstable.
  • That's more due to lollipop, even non nexus devices are having issues. I don't understand why everyone is in a rush to update when KK is a solid performer and lolli has been having known issues affecting performance. Its not like lollipop adds ground breaking must have features over KK at the expense if usability and performance.
  • Currently running Cm 11 on my 2012 N7 4.4.4
    Works awesome. It's actually useable. Lollipop has made the 2012 N7 worthless. Might flash to 5.1.1 to see if any change. My N10 is fantastic on lollipop. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ditto. My N10 didn't skip a beat. From my Nexus 5 via the cooler than cool Android Central App
  • My N10 has been having a couple of problems since 5.0. The screen will flash at weird times, like it'll be completely off and just do a bright flash and also if the screen is off the wifi will always turn off, even if I have it set to always be on when sleeping or charging. I'm hoping 5.1.1 will fix this because it makes updating my tablet a bear.
  • My 2012 Nexus 7 so unusable with lollipop that i went back to using my Galaxy Tab 2. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My 2013 Nexus 7 was just horrible on Lollipop until I factory reset it. Now it's awesome. I think the upgrade from Kit Kat just didn't go well -- leaving behind too much cruft.
  • I'll try that! Thanks for the tip. Mine is uselessly slow now.
  • In before the troll
  • What does 5.1.1 add or fix over 5.1?
  • I don't get it. Lollipop came out for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 at the SAME time. And then 5.0.1 for both at the SAME time - even with the '64bit' architecture.. Now there's been 5.0.2, 5.1 and 5.1.1 all w/o the Nexus 9. I don't understand why bug fixes are harder to sync than major releases. IMHO, Google is giving up on the Nexus 9... Google: prove me wrong.
  • Meh....I'm much more interested in the Wear 5.1 update dropping! It brings nice new features and is much needed. Come on Google, you can do it! Posted via the Android Central App on LG G2
  • Lollipop RUINED my Nexus 7 2012. I had an unrooted, locked bootloader stock Nexus 7 2012 (Wifi only) that was perfectly happy running KitKat. Then I made the mistake of accepting the Lollipop OTA updates from VZW. I might has well have dunked my tablet in molasses. I tried all the tricks like deleting the cache, disabling animations, etc. Nothing helped. Then yesterday I finally got around to unlocking and rooting. Then I reverted it to Kitkat and it was like saying hello to an old friend who'd just awoken from a coma and was ready to run some sprints. Even my old custom wallpapers came back! What a relief.
  • My nexus 10 was doing that screen flash thing and a random reboot now and again. However did a reset a week ago and it hasn't done it? Maybe google play services. From the guy that flashed his N7 back to 4.4.4. I feel yea. It was awesome to have the old dog back. I just flashed my N7 from CM 11 to 5.1.1. It feels pretty good. Few bumps here and there. I am on it now. Restoring 54 apps, seems to be better than 5.1.0; if it sucks back to stock 4.4.4 or CM 11 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I flashed cm10.2.1 jellybean to my wife's 2012 N7 yesterday and the thing is flying again. It was a paperweight after lollipop. As for my N9 and N5, both after running great so I'm probably a little more patient than most waiting for 5.1.1. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nexus 9 says hello :)
  • Further to my previous post, I don't know why they continue to waste the time updating the Nexus 2012. It is uselessly slow on lollipop with the aging nand in that thing. Ours is only usful since I flashed CM10.2.1.
  • 5.1.1. Makes the 2012 N7 usable! There are a few hiccups in animations now and then, but otherwise it feels smooth and polished. I have been fooled before as it usually feels this way with a new image except 5.0, then after a weeks time goes back to terrible. But will keep the faith. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm finding the same thing. It's fixed about 95% of the memory leak problems. Still hiccups every now and then, but it's much more usable. I couldn't wait for the update to arrive though, so as soon as I found out it was released, I used the Nexus Root Toolkit to update. My husband is still waiting for the OTA update.
  • 5.1 completely screwed up my Nexus 7 2013, hope this new build will fix some of the issues I have encountered, like GPS locking issues and freezing issues, sleep mode not working with my case cover, random rebooting "memory leak issues".
    Everything was working fine with 5.0.2. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Funny how that works. 5.02 screwed up my tablet, but 5.1 fixed it without having to do a factory reset. You might want to try the update and then do a factory reset.
  • I did a factory reset, same issues, do you use your GPS on your wifi nexus 7 2013, I do, and the 5.1 update screwed it up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I did the opposite while on KK and never had issues with N7 13 - factory reset and then update. I mean issues in terms of functionality not the bugs that LL brought in via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
  • Just another reason to stay away from the nexus 9 and Nvidia chips. Caused delays before with the nexus 7, and now seems like that is holding back updates for the nexus 9. So much for updates first...... lol 
  • It's weird to see how different everyone's experience is with Lollipop. My N6, and both my 2012 and 2013 N7's are all on 5.1 The 2013 N7 ran fine on every iteration of Lollipop. The N6 came with 5.1, so I don't know what it would have been like on earlier versions. The 2012 N7, however, was USELESS on everything through 5.02. With 5.1 it's just as good as it was on Kit Kat.
  • It is very inconsistent for sure. Our 2012 N7 was useless on 5.1 even after factory reset. My N9 has been running flawlessly, unlike some other people's experience, so I'm okay with waiting for the 5.1.1 update for that. Same with our 3 week old N5's.
  • I'm quitting while I'm ahead and staying with 5.1. Every other upgrade I've had for the N7 (2013) has had severe battery drain, not to mention other problems. 5.1 is working just fine and I'm getting great battery life.
  • Oh and just after the Galaxy had one job... Posted via the Android Central App
  • My N7 2012 is as useful as a chocolate fireguard since 5.0. Replaced it last week with a N9 - what a difference! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wish my 2013 nexus7 worked! Got a update and it seized up on me. Can't get past the Google logo. Posted via Android Central App
  • And My LTE Nexus 7 (2013) Just (earlier today) got 5.1. That the LTE model got an update before the wifi nexus 9 (on 5.0.1) is somewhat amazing.
    (and the N7 is working fine as far as I can tell. It boots fine.)
  • Lollipop is destroying devices. My kid doesn't even want to use her Nexus 7 anymore.
  • Its telling they discontinue a device as EOA and in the next week announce an update and two previously EOA devices get updates yet the only official nexus tablet stagnates. Its 100% due to HTC, the OEM has the responsibility to provide driver updates, but its also google for believing in HTC, who've never been known for fast updates nor tablets. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just updated to 5.1.1, will post my impressions, hopefully it fixed the issue I encountered with 5.1. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looks like the Nexus 9 isn't worth buying going by the comments here. Really wish Google would do a refresh of the Nexus 10 like they did for the Nexus 7.
  • I love my nexus 10. They should take a 10.5 tab s and make it a nexus. I would by that in a sec. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 5.1.1 fixed my GPS issues, for now all is well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • just recently fired up the 2012 n7 and received a 9.6mb 5.1.1 update! (*oh yea!) *coming from the previous build, i never had any problems with LP
  • for OTA, and after the install, i strongly recommend clearing the cache and off/on once or twice and then all will be well
  • Bravo google
  • Just updated my N7 2012 and toyed around with a few apps that were a problem before, making the device almost unusable. I can use it again.
  • Thanks. Are you running facebook? I've found that not instaling fb or fb messenger helps me prevent problems w/ N7 2012 WiFi .
  • the previous jump to 5.x rendered my n7 2012 next to useless from lag but this update to 5.1.1 is a miracle!
  • just received and installed on my n7 2012. all the terrible lag from installing 5.x before is gone!!! the tablet is snappy again. woohoo!
  • GPS is acting up again. Posted via the Android Central App
  • thanks google i like it,.... Go Go Go