Android 5.0.2 factory image and OTA update now available for OG Nexus 7

Android 5.0.2 factory image and OTA update now available for OG Nexus 7
Less than a week ago, Google made the Android 5.0.1 Factory Image available for the Nexus 5. A few days before that, T-Mobile's Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 each received an update to Android 5.0.1. And earlier this month, the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) Google Play edition devices also received Android 5.0.1. Now comes word that Google has made the Android 5.0.2 Factory Image available for the OG Nexus 7.

In addition, the Android 5.0.2 update is being sent out OTA to the OG Nexus 7. The build number of the update is LRX22G and the update will fix an issue that the tablet has with storage, and another issue that deals with the alarm on the slate. The 2012 version of the Nexus 7 never received Android 5.0.1, and instead is going straight to the new build. That could indicate that this will be a device-specific update intended to fix those issues that ailed the OG Nexus 7.

The Factory Image is used by those who are in the midst of customizing their device and have lost their way. By flashing the Factory Image on the Nexus 7, for example, the tablet will be loaded up with Android 5.0.2 instead of becoming a useless brick. Another use for the Factory Image would be for those who have rooted their Android device and will miss the opportunity to receive an OTA update. By flashing the Factory Image on their phone or tablet, the device owner can receive the update.

If you own the Asus built Nexus 7 and need to flash the latest Factory Image, simply click on the sourcelink.

source: GoogleDevelopers via AndroidPolice, GSMArena

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Google, get your wares right!

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I'm still waiting for 5.0 on my n7.

3. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I'm still.waiting for 5.0 on my 3G Nexus 7 OG (2012). Google.what doing?

6. burekbrigada

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Be happy :) I have Nexus 7 (2012) WIFI 32 GB. Since Lollipop my tablet behave like mule. I'm not alone with that experience, 5.0 made Nexus 7 (2012) close to useless for too many people. Various "fixes" helped just a little.

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

It hasn't even been a month since 5.0.1, do you want people to rage over a 0.0.1 update? Cuz that's how you get people to rage. Guys, better wait for the 5.1...... .4 update

5. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I think I'll stay away from lollipop. Downgraded back to KitKat and rooted, now I am running faster than out of the box. I just don't know why I try to fix something that isn't broken.

7. lavelle55

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

I upgraded around thanksgiving from kit kat to lollipop thinking it would be a great thing to do wrong - worse mistake I ever made. I have been suffering with lag times, jittery responses, and overall poor performance. Not being a techie minded person I can't even get my desktop to "recognize" the nexus7 to flash the upgrade. So I am forced to wait until an over the air upgrade to 5.0.2 - I am NOT a happy camper.

8. Nobody9

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

Works like a charm on my 2012 N7. It's nice to have a fast tablet again without any app restrictions.

9. Bennnie

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

android 5.0 gave my nexus 4 a new live, i can now use it for almost 2 days instead of charging it at the end of the first day.

10. lavelle55

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

So how many popup ads and malware will I have to wade through to get the actual and real upgrade to 5.0.2 .....????????????????????????????

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