No place like home: Android 4.4.2 Factory Images posted for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

No place like home: Android 4.4.2 Factory Images posted for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
Consider Factory Images to be the 'Red Ruby slippers' for hackers and modders. Whenever you've lost your way and need to return home to the latest Android build, you put the Factory Images on your feet, click your heels three times, and say "there is no place like home." click on the sourcelink, find the appropriate file, and flash it onto your phone or tablet.

The Android 4.4.2 Factory Images have been posted for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 models. Having the latest Factory Image available will allow those with the covered devices to experiment with customizing their device without fear that they might accidentally turn it into a brick or paperweight permanently.

Google does not want you to use these files for any reason other than what they were intended to be used for. And once you have successfully flashed your device with the proper Factory Image, Google reminds you to lock your bootloader for safety reasons. And please watch out for flying monkeys.

source: Google

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14 Comments

14. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

I have 4.2.2 on my Nexus 5 and it's messin things up. How do I revert it back to regular old 4.4 that it came with? Nexus 7 (2012) works ok but Nexus 5 is not. If I were you guys, I wouldn't be in such a hurry to upgrade. Bugs galore!!

13. pacopi

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I downloaded the image for N7 yesterday, but I couldn't do it for N4.

12. pacopi

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

The link for N4 doesn't work.

10. aliwiomar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Didn't get any update :-(

7. droidboy

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Got it on my 2012 nexus 7 a couple hours ago... Going nicely with my new moto x!

6. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I just downloaded it on my Nexus 7. This is why I brought the Nexus 7. Fast updates from Google.

5. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Got the 4.2.2 today morning for my N5 :)))))))))

8. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

you meant 4.4.2 man :)

1. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

And where is 4.4.2 for my N4? It's not the proper way treating the ex-customers.

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The factory image is there.

3. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Oh I see. Thanks!

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ill be upgrading to 4.4.2 this week at some point. I need to find the list of changes from .1 to .2 for the N4. Anyone got a quick link so I can be lazy? :)

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i got it for my n7

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