Lollipop Factory Image for Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi Leaked!
It’s been a little over a week since Google pushed the full Android 5.0 Lollipop source code to its AOSP servers. While the source code has lead to the rapid release of quite a few source-built ports for existing devices, many users are still eagerly awaiting the official updates.
An implicit promise of the Google Nexus line is that device owners will receive updates, and they’ll receive them quickly. Now, owners of the WiFi variant of the first generation Nexus 7 are in for a special treat, as Android 5.0 Lollipop has been leaked for the device. The leaked build was found on Google’s own download servers and posted to the forums by XDA Senior Member qualitymove13.
The leaked image comes in at build number LRX21P, and as always, flashing is performed via fastboot. It’s highly recommended that if you flash your device using this leaked build, you do so using the standard flash-all.bat or flash-all.sh method using the included script files. However, if you wish to flash the partitions manually (perhaps to attempt to preserve your existing app data), you can do so using the standard fastboot commands (fastboot flash [partition name] [partition image filename])
Needless to say, please make sure that you have a backup of all your important data before flashing this leaked factory image. But if you understand the steps, have fastboot working, and have already backed up your data, you can grab the update straight from Google’s servers.
Have you flashed the update on your N7-2012 WiFi, or are you waiting until it’s officially released? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below, and don’t forget to head over to the Nexus 7 leaked Lollipop factory image thread.