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Galaxy Nexus Hackers Rejoice, Google has Released Factory ITL41D Images – Bootloader, System, Recovery, Etc.

Galaxy Nexus owners (GSM version for now), know that you have a safety blanket going forward if the thought of hacking your phone has ever crossed your mind. The Android team released the factory images for the phone today, giving you the opportunity to revive your phone should you do something nasty to it.

The images that are included (Android 4.0.1 ITL41D(:  bootloader, radio, system, recovery, boot and userdata. What more could you ask for? Now, be sure to get up to speed on your fastboot and adb commands and you should be all set.

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Since most of us care more about the LTE version of the phone, this should get you excited. There are no guarantees that we will see similar files for it, but at least we know Google is open to such a thing.  Hooray for “open”?

Via:  Android and Me

  • Anonymous


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  • Granted

    The courts are supposed to decide the Apple versus Samsung case any day now they. And if Apple wins they will stop Samsung from selling Galaxy phones and tablets I read. So does that affect the Galaxy Nexus then? I know it’s a Google phone but Samsung makes it, so I was curious about this, and wondered if that was why it hadn’t been released?

    • Dan Letsch

      There so many cases between the 2, but no action in the U.S. is immediately forthcoming.  The places where Apple seemed to be winning (Germany, Australian) are even backpeddling and correcting the wrongs.  I do not see anyway that a ban would happen here.

  • Why doesn’t Google force VZW to release or at least announce the release of the phone.  Give them 24 hours or let other carriers take over.  This is ridiculous.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • blabla

    Can I use this on my Droid Bionic? (Serious question?)

  • Dominick DeVito

    Gotta love Google, gotta love Android, gotta love open source

  • Christopher Riner

    Noone answered nick clydes question, they just made fun of him.  I wish I could think of this as a place where I can come to with questions and get answers.  Isn’t that what its meant for?  I wish I could cyber punch some of these morons.  Seriously tho, yes, nick, thats what these are for. If you brick your phone these can be used to possibly save your suffering and your phones life.

  • @0cf69e95d030cf8978798d876e1dc33a:disqus  the phone.. my roomate’s mother made $214916 so far just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this web site..http://dft.ba/-346i-wjkd-3

  • if you flash this on a gsm nexus s will it work?

  • Anonymous

    Can I say just say WOW!

  • We can rejoice when we have the phone in our hands.

  • Jokeonlycuzimtired

    was on phone with CS to get a replacement phone instead she set me up for a preorder GALAXY NEXUS. delivery by tom or sat.

    • Edit: Trolled, nvm.

      • Nexusplz

        read his name

        • Anonymous

          Read it backwards.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else bringing their laptops with them to the VZW store so they can unlock the bootloader in front of the sales reps? Then asking for extended warranty? 😛

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      You don’t need to unlock it moron. ICS is fine.

      • Jason

        Name +1

  • Atrain

    I have a question. Will unlocked phones still recieve OTAs?

    • Drumanchu

      Where’s Dominick Devito?? He has been in consultation with Google regarding the
      GNex and at this point knows more than Google does. Im sure would have an answer
      for you

      • Dominick DeVito

        seriously? that’s the best you can troll about me?

        • Guest

          Who the hell is Dominick Devito….I thought his name was Danny.

  • Anonymous

    With all the Galaxy NEXUS stuff going on, we have to be close….  

    Here’s Verizon’s definition on “being on track before the end of the year” December 29th…

    • Anonymous

      LOL sad, but true.  I hope Google releases a CDMA/LTE ROM.

  • Anonymous

    Here DL. Have some advertising dollars on me $$$$$$

  • “There are no guarantees that we will see similar files for it, but at least we know Google is open to such a thing.”

    Then why would Verizon call it a Nexus? Don’t get me wrong, I get what you are saying. Although initially we didn’t have official images for the VZW Xoom at launch, we did receive them(not sure what date or if it was all of this). To be honest, the one thing I don’t see VZW letting Google provide would be the radio image. The rest, if they don’t, they will have a riot on their hands. It will go down in history as “Occupy VZW”. 

    Trolls – I know the joke was lame.

  • STiK

    Sucks that Vzw customers won’t see the Nexus till Jan. doesn’t it 🙂

  • bigrob60

    This combined w/ the “Verizon Confirms new CEO”(Which my brain read just as Verizon Confirms) article on Engadget has me wanting this phone almost as much as I wanted the OG Droid. 

  • Anonymous

    Sweet, now I can Flash-off the Verizon crapware of my Nexus. Wait, I need a Nexus first! Come on Verizon, I know you read DL daily!

  • Anonymous

    “GSM” Version for now. That is all.

  • I <3 Google. 

    • Crthorne

      I love lamp 🙂

  • Now fingers crossed for the LTE images….

    • highly unlikely knowing verizon and their baby – but i have been wrong before

  • Anonymous

    I love you Google 🙂


    ALL RIGHT!!! gonna download this  and flash this on my… oh… oh wait.

  • Anonymous

    Now I only hope Moto releases the keys to the RAZR’s bootloader with ICS. It would be like when Pee Wee Herman tried to slip that prisoner a file in a hot dog.

    That sounded way dirtier than I intended . . .

    • EC8CH

       Makalaka hi maka hiney ho!

      • Anonymous

        Long live Jambi!

  • i guess that November release came by and went. Thanks verizon. Bunch of 

    • bigrob60

      That made me think of Joe Pescis’ character, Harry, in home alone whenever he was cursing. 

  • Bert336

    hooray! hope verizon will play nice.


    If I flash this to my OG Droid will it magically transform into a Galaxy Nexus?

    • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      Yes do it. Make sure you your battery is on 5% when you boot into recovery.

  • Does this mean if I brick my Nexus after making furious love to it, relief is just a short flash away? 😀

    • Mctypething

      This might be the dumbest comment ever posted to a website in the history of the world. Thanks for setting mankind back 50 years.

      • OreoMan

        U miss the 60’s bro?

      • Joelseph

        It was… Until you took the time to reply to it. Congratulations.

        • Guest

          NICE ONE!!! dude!

      • mm777

        the dumbest thing ever ? No, its the funniest thing i’ve seen all day.

      • Guest


      • You should kill yourself.

    • bigrob60

      It’s the phone version of Plan B.  

  • Would love to hack my phone and possibly have to use factory images but first verizon needs to let me give them my money for the GNEX

  • Mctypething

    Wait! We can revive a phone none of us will ever have, and it might or might not be available on the LTE version, which hasn’t even been announced yet. Thanks guys!

    • Anonymous

      There are plenty of people that read this blog who have the GSM variant of the Nexus. That includes people overseas AND here in the states….. You salty bro?

      • Anonymous

        you have to remember Mc-thing thinks the world revolves around him.. and he’s been awfully whiny since his oh-so-over-played “bro” comments started getting flagged.. 

        • Mctypething

          u mad bro?

          • Anonymous


          • Anonymous

            he is entertaining and you are not

          • Anonymous

            Ignorance is bliss.

          • I remember when the comments on this site weren’t painful to read or peppered with corny, cringe-inducing 12 year old memes (U MAD BRO?…Um, you 12 bro?) . I miss those days.

        • Guest

          yep he’s a fuckking loser like angelFAGGIT77!  they can’t help it!  probably abused children.

    • eleazar

      Just to clarify, it has been announced.  Just no bloody release date. 🙁

    • Anonymous

      I know it’s hard for your mind to comprehend, but people do exist outside of the US who use the internet.

    • Guest


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  • Worldwide

    Just release the god damn phone.

    • Bo

      It’s been released… T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone, Three, and unlocked, all of them have it. 

  • johnny

    somewhere near first!

  • DroidzFX


    • Dan Thompson

      This one hasn’t even been born yet :/

    • Anonymous

      ((_)=D~ o :