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Google Posts Nexus 7 LTE (2013) Android 4.3.1 Factory Image and Binaries

nexus 7 lte 4.3.1

The Android 4.3.1 (JLS36I) factory image and binaries for the Nexus 7 LTE (2013) have been posted by Google. This update began rolling out earlier in the week and remains mostly a mystery. But if you want the images to get you back to a 100% factory state, you now have the opportunity.

The Android 4.3.1 update has yet to rollout out to any other Nexus device.

Android 4.3.1 Links:  Factory Image | Binaries

  • aDROIDfreeworld

    Lowell McAdams sits calmly in his chair and reels in his almighty power!!!

  • fa3sr011

    Please forgive my ignorance on this, I’ve dug through Google searches as well, but what exactly is a “binary” for? I’ve been rooting and reflashing images for custom roms and back to stock on various devices for years but when I see a link for a factory image and a binary I’m wondering… what is a binary and how is it used? Thank you for your help fellow Android enthusiasts!

    • htowngtr

      binary = drivers

  • Even in an unlocked, carrier-independent device, carriers still get their fingers in the pie. Why would AT&T be OK with tethering on a Nexus 4 or Google Play Edition phone, but demand it be shut off on the Nexus 7? That makes no sense.

    • David Segura

      I agree. I ended up returning my Nexus 7 LTE yesterday after I confirmed that this update did not restore the Tethering and Hotspot for AT&T SIMs.

    • joef

      Can you say “more money?” On the AT&T Paygo you can tether if you pay the $50 (highest) price for 30 days.

      • No, dude. I don’t think you get it. It doesn’t matter if you pay for tethering or not. If you have any AT&T SIM card in a 2013 Nexus 7, the ROM disables tethering. It doesn’t run some magic check to see if you have it available on your account or not. If you have an AT&T SIM in it, you cannot tether with the stock ROM. The end.

  • Alfredo Manuel Gonzalez II

    Is this for LTE Nexus only

    • htowngtr

      would imagine so until a dev modifies it

  • Tylar Overturf

    It’s pushed to aosp also.

  • coolsilver

    Still no sim for Verizon… Yep T-Mo prepaid is going to be it for me.

  • Dan

    I find it strange that this update would only be for the LTE model of the nexus 7.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Well it does have different radios… must be related.

    • Adrynalyne

      It is pretty common for point releases to be for specific models. Happened all the time when I was on the Gnex. One would be for GSM, one for CDMA, etc. Google will eventually push it out to everyone, but chances are it mostly (or entirely) benefits the LTE model.

      • Yep. Android 2.3.5 and 2.3.7 were only released to the Sprint Nexus S, 4.0.3 only released to the I9020T and I9023 Nexus S and the WiFi-only Xoom.