Google posts Android 5.1 factory image for Nexus 5, OG Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and Nexus 10

Google posts Android 5.1 factory image for Nexus 5, OG Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and Nexus 10
Now that Android 5.1 has been officially introduced by Google, it is time to update the factory image for the stock Android Nexus devices. Today, three of the Nexus models have received the Android 5.1 factory image. Those three models are the Nexus 5, OG Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and the Nexus 10. If you own any of these models, you could flash the appropriate factory image and grab the update now before it is sent out OTA.

The factory image also comes in handy if you've rooted your Nexus device and need to flash the latest official build so that you don't miss an OTA update. Any reason you might have for wanting to return to stock Android is a reason to employ the factory image.

As we told you this afternoon, Android 5.1 supports the use of Dual SIM cards, allowing multiple users to share a single phone. Security is improved as lost or stolen devices remain unlocked until the rightful owner signs in with his Google credentials. Even a factory reset won't change that. And Android 5.1 also brings HD Voice. Both sides of the conversation must be using a compatible phone, and both must use a carrier that supports the feature.

More Nexus devices will soon get the Android 5.1 factory image, and we will pass this news along to you as it happens.


source: Google via AndroidCentral

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13 Comments

1. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Woahh! So the update for my phone's ready! Now we wait for the OTA.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What about the Nexus 9?

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

If you don't want to wait flash the image Just delete the "-w" in the .bat file -w tells it to wipe your phone Also the memory leak is finally fixed (was my only issue with Lollipop on my Nexus 5)https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+log/lollipop-mr1-release/services/core/java/com/android/server/display/ColorFade.java

2. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Already running it. Flash dat image. Sorry for the spoiler alert but i haven't seen silent mode

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I have a toggle on my phone for silent mode :-D

4. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Sure you do

6. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

My LTE nexus 7 will probably have to wait till next month.

8. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Where is Nexus 6? Why stuck at 5.0.1 for such long time, not even have 5.0.2, don't mention on this 5.1

12. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

in your pocket ... you are really impatient person . you are like : google is doing this on purpose . do you want a buggy rom ? google don't want it . then there is a reason . reason is google want to make sure your nexus get the best ... or you want IOS 8 bug-full Os on your phone ?

9. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nexus 4?????? -.-

13. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

be patient , sure nexus 4 will get it

10. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Can't believe my golden oldie Nexus 7 wifi got to 5.1. It's showing it's age though, looks like CPU and RAM is not enough anymore to fully take advantage of the update.

11. Vanco3

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

Believe you have a typo. Should it be "locked" instead of unlocked? lost or stolen devices remain unlocked until the rightful owner signs in with his Google credentials.

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