10
Oct
nex7back

If you're a developer, you've likely been chomping at the bit for Google to release the updated binaries and full device images after yesterday's Android 4.1.2 release. Just moments ago, Android maintainer JBQ placed 4.1.2 driver binaries for all maintained Nexus devices on the Google Developers site, as well as updated factory images (JZO54K) for the Nexus 7 and "takju" and "maguro" variants of the Galaxy Nexus.

These files are absolutely essential for tinkerers and developers wanting to stay on the cutting edge of Android, and Google has always been pretty on top of getting them out in a timely fashion. Just hit up the appropriate links below to download them.

Factory Images, Binaries

David Ruddock
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  • José Cabo Carsí

    And where's the images for Nexus S???? It has Android 4.1.1 so it can runs Android 4.1.2

    omg omg omg...

    • José Cabo Carsí

      Ok... Nexus S iimages are in links... sorry :P

      Weee now i am happy.

      • heldros

        noob

      • Kostas

        Yeah... You almost overeacted

  • Caio Moreno

    Why isn't there a image for "yakju" ?

    • Danny Holyoake

      That would imply Google actually give a shit about anything unAmerican. Yakju is the Outside-US Galaxy Nexus variant.

      • WITTERU

        Things outside of the US causes export control headaches. All US companies have to worry about this when dealing with international customers. Most likely they are releasing in the US first to see if any critical bug surfaces before pushing the update through the export control so they only have to do it once.

  • PIL

    No love for yakju

  • Greyhame

    Is there an easy explanation as to why new driver binaries are needed every time there is an update to the android source? Sorry, no development experience here..

    • The_Chlero

      Just like new drivers (in most cases) are needed for your peripherals every time a new OS is released for your PC

      • http://www.facebook.com/leo.davidson Leo Davidson

        They're not, though, except for exceptional OS updates which introduce a new driver model (Vista, for some device types) or when changing architectures (32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows). Even with the move to ICS, the underlying hardware didn't change at all. (I've no idea about the driver model, maybe that did change with ICS.) All the updates since ICS have been the equivalent of small Windows service packs, which you'd almost never need new drivers for.

        It'd be good if the OS and drivers/radio stuff was de-coupled more, IMO. God knows what Google and the OEMs are going to do when malware starts really targeting Android. Can you imagine how long it'd take to get a critical update out to every Android phone? I can't imagine it even being possible, let alone done within as little as a few days like we expect with a serious issue on a desktop OS.

  • crankyd00d

    The Galaxy Nexus is only 1, maguro is the code name for the hardware. takju and yakju are just different images for different regions

    • hallerlaller
      • crankyd00d

        Still the same. GSM Galaxy Nexus is only one, that was my point. He says ""takju" and "maguro" variants of the Galaxy Nexus" which makes it sound as 2 different PHONES when it is one and the same, and to speak truthfully it is the only Galaxy Nexus when it comes to updates, toro and toro+ are aa joke

  • hallerlaller

    This update fixed this multitouch bug on my nexus 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz27tAD1IBQ
    thanks!

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