Android Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 7 (2012) leaks - possibly final

Android Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 7 (2012) leaks - possibly final
A leakster has told the guys over at Android Police that Lollipop signed factory images for the Nexus 7 (2012) can be found on Google's servers. Their build is LRX21P, which the leakster claims is most likely the final version, and it does coincide with the build numbers of the Nexus 9's and the Nexus Player's OS – LRX21L and LRX21M.

The AP guys report that there is an issue with the bootloader image, resulting in a signature mismatch – though, the bootloader is the old 4.23, so if you have that – you can just skip fastboot and flash system.img and boot.img.

Seeing as the files are already on Google's servers, this could mean that the company is about to push the update to the 7-inch slabs. There is no word on a Nexus 5 update, though. Who knows – maybe a simultaneous roll-out is possible.

The Nexus 7 was Google's first foray into the tablet market. The 7-inch slab arguably led the "mini tablet" movement, and was quite well received, with powerful hardware (at the time) and an affordable price tag – a lot of users took the plunge and still have one of these around. Google has been doing right by its first tablet and has kept it up to date through the years – it currently runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Download: Lollipop factory image

source: Android Police

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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. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Good to see Google keeping this thing alive...

2. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

I have bought one a couple of months ago instead of a chinese white box tablet. The 32GB refurbished one cost ~170USD (now only the 16GB REFURB. is awailable for ~100USD), and I couldn't be happier with it. And getting official Lollipop in the first batch, just makes it that much greater.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sorry, I read that headline as "possibly fatal."

4. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Flashed it, running quite smoothly after putting transitions to 0.5x. UI is gorgeous, stock android used to be boring looking, love the new direction google is taking. Stutters a fair emount, mainly due to cheap eMMC. Can't wait for it on my Z2

5. pathofwisdom

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

flashed it and loving the new transitions and the material design scored more than 20,000 on antutu

6. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

I want candy. I need candy. I need Lollipop now!!!!!!

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