Former Writer · Jan 6, 2012 at 03:00 pm

Factory Restore Tar Released for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

For those who have been waiting for a way to factory reset their Samsung Galaxy Nexus before going forward with root and other subsequent awesomeness, your patience had paid off and your wait is over.

XDA Member pentafive has taken the time put the tar up for those who need a quick fix and flash back to unrooted stock. Even better, it includes radios!

The original thread has the download links to the tar, download links to Odin for those who don’t have it and instructions for those who aren’t quite familiar on the process of flashing via Odin.

Now before everyone goes nuts, remember that Odin is for Windows only so those users with Mac or Linux operating systems, you should probably find tutorials on how to use Heimdall and learn how to flash with that instead. Until a method appears for those not on Windows, that’s your best bet for factory recovery at this time.

As with most Odin tars, there’s a few warnings:

*** WARNINGS AND NOTICES ***
** Flashing this will wipe ALL userdata and your sdcard partition!! Make a BACKUP AND COPY IT OFF OF YOUR PHONE!!!
** It will bring your device back to stock running Android 4.0.2 Build ICL53F with EK05 CDMA and EK02 LTE radios.
** It WILL NOT relock the boot loader. You must relock your bootloader after flashing this ODIN to be 100% factory

So make sure you back up your SD card and any data on your phone that you wish to keep before tossing the metaphorical factory bomb into your phone. If you’re turning it in to your local store for repairs, don’t forget to re-lock that bootloader!

Hit up the source link for any additional info.


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