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Android 4.3 Factory Images Already Available for Nexus 4, 7, 10, and GSM Galaxy Nexus

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And just like that, we’ve got Android 4.3 (JWR66V) factory images already available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (WiFi and HSPA), Nexus 10, and GSM Galaxy Nexus (takju and yakju) variants.

If you don’t want to wait for the OTA to arrive or a .zip to flash, you can always flash factory images in adb. These do wipe your phone though, so keep that in mind.

Via:  Google Developers

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Dammit. Verizon. Dammit.

  • tomn1ce

    And the redhead step child of the vzw G-Nexus is left out once again. It’s a good thing that the dev community is good to it. :-)

  • Adamania

    I might be weird, but I kind of like to wait for the update notification to pop up on my phone. It makes me feel special ;-)

  • duke69111

    I love to hate you Verizon!!!

  • Steve Benson

    What’s the update trick?

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

    No images for Sprint or Verizon Gnex…..awesome

    • Ian

      That’s because they require CDMA radios which are proprietary. Is this your first rodeo?

      • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

        no, i get it. just kinda expect this to all be worked out with the biggest service providers before hand to have it ready is all im saying. lots of wishing i know.

      • Greyhame

        I believe the radio binaries are already posted for 4.3.

        Edit: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers#torojwr66v

  • RaptorOO7

    So how long before the HTC One and GS4 get their 4.3 updates? This is the true test of their partnerships with Google and if they lag too far behind will hurt future sales.

    • tom

      I honestly don’t think it’ll be more than a month. Maybe that’s blind hope, idk. PS I don’t own a nexus experience device

  • Jordan R

    as a toro owner 4.3 offers there are no real benefits other then some Bluetooth features. I can wait for my rom to be updated. but if this was Keylime I would be pissed

    • Greyhame

      Prepare yourself for that inevitability.

      P.S. There are more under the hood changes than BT.

  • Jason Downing

    Are these NOT the 4.3 binaries for Verizon?
    https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers#torojwr66v

    • raddacle

      Indeed they are. Only wish there was a factory image to go along with, but that’s probably asking too much of Verizon.

  • ceejw

    Now we wait for mmuzzy to port this to Toro.

  • mohsinleo05

    Wala Galaxy Nexus still in the List:D

  • Uncle Paul

    Will gladly wait a week or so for a AOKP 4.3 build to drop for the
    Manta. – Screw phablet mode, Tablet UI is where its at.

    • markt9002

      Phablet mode is pretty solid too. I switch back between both periodically.

  • Peter

    hmmm. Nexus 7 WiFi. That’s not me. I have Nexus7 cellular

    • Blue Sun

      Did you open the link?

      “Factory Images “nakasig” for Nexus 7 (Mobile)”

      • NexusPhan69

        Ya. Kellex just didn’t include that in his screenshot. It’s there tho.

    • peter

      Yeah. Opened the link, but not before I opened my mouth… Duh.

  • Sean Bello

    well..that was fast lol

  • NexusPhan69

    Thank you Verizon!

    • Blue Sun

      I can’t say I’m shocked. Verizon: Great network coverage, crappy & slow when it comes to everything else…

      • Uncle paul

        Then what? get terrible t-mo coverage or pay the same price for att?

        • NexusPhan69

          I’d glady pay the same price for ATT with timely updates and Nexus phones.

        • kretz7

          att has a prepaid plan – for $60 you get unlimited minutes and sms/mms, plus 2 GB worth of data…not bad. I’m switching from t-mo because I actually want to use my phone if I go out of town.

        • Ryan Stewart

          Or go with ST if you are in a city . Then you get great T-Mo coverage for the price of, well, less than anyone else.

        • markt9002

          There’s nothing terrible about T-Mobile in my area, and the only thing that beats T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is Verizon and AT&T’s overpriced LTE network. You can’t beat $30 a month for 5GB of data. Individual contract plans are for suckers.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Dude my contract has been up for just shy of a year and I’m still a subscriber. Why? Because of dat unlimited data. :)

    • Jason Downing
      • NexusPhan69

        Holy crap. Google I love you, for real this time too.

        • Mike

          Google has done this for every release of Android that the VZW Galaxy Nexus has been around for. It’s not the same as a factory image though and you will still need to wait for source to do anything with them.

          Sorry to be a party pooper.

      • Greyhame

        No factory image though, so it’s strange that the binaries are out. Maybe, just maype, Verizon WILL update the GNex one last time.

    • Steve Benson

      Don’t thank Verizon, they didn’t do much.

      • raddacle

        I’m actually very curious about that. Who would actually be developing these binaries, Google or Verizon?

        • Greyhame

          Samsung (sensors, camera) and Verizon (radios). That’s my understanding. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

          And actually, the 4.3 binaries are already up (including what appear to be radios??). Just not the image files.