Back in October, we reported that the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 would be the first devices to get the android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Today, the factory image for the Nexus 7 2012 Wifi model has been leaked.
The build number is LRX21P, and is more recent than the ones on the Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player, which have LRX21L and LRX21M respectively.
Update: The article has been updated with the link for the Android 5.0.2 Factory Image.
Update 2: If you have flashed the Android 5.0 factory image, and want to update to Android 5.0.2 without resetting the device, you can do so by flashing a 13 MB OTA zip file. Read more about it here.
You can download the factory image from the two link below:
How to flash Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Image on your Nexus 7 2012 WiFi manually:
1. Download and extract the zip file to a folder, name it something like Nakasi (The Nexus 7’s model name)
2. You will find some files and another zip file, which contains the core files we need,
3. Extract the boot.img, system.img, recovery.img, and userdata.img to Nakasi
4. Open a command prompt window with Admin rights and navigate to the folder where you extracted the files, i.e Nakasi
5. Enter the following command in the cmd window, and press the enter key.
6. It should display some numbers, which basically means your Nexus 7 is connected to the pc. Proceed to step 7
7. Enter the following commands one by one: ( Note: This will erase your data, so take a backup before you proceed.)
fastboot reboot bootloader
fastboot flash boot filename.img
fastboot flash system filename.img
fastboot flash recovery filename.img
fastboot flash userdata filename.img
(filename refers to the name of the extracted file. If you extracted it as it is, and did not rename it, it will be like fastboot flash boot boot.img” and so on.)
8. Once you have flashed all 4 files, you can enter one last command to reboot the device.
It takes a good 5 to 6 minutes for the device to reboot. So be patient, and DO NOT UNPLUG the device during the process.
Here are a few screenshots:
The buttons on screen are also changed as per the latest Android guidelines, and Lollipop uses ART be default. So expect your device to be smoother than ever. Don’t forget to tap 7 times on the build number at Settings> About Phone to unlock the developer options and enable USB debugging for transferring files to and from your PC.