2011-10-21 17h07_01

If you've been waiting for an official means of recovering your Verizon or Sprint Galaxy Nexus should an emergency arise, Google's just fulfilled that need. The factory images for both devices – 4.2.2 (JDQ39) for the Verizon variant and 4.2.1 (GA02) for Sprint's – just hit the "Factory Images for Nexus Devices" download page.


These images allow you to return your device back to its stock state, which includes the stock bootloader and recovery if you choose to flash it. If you root, ROM, and/or tinker, it's a good idea to have these handy – you never know when you might need them. Follow the links below to grab the latest.

Factory Nexus Images: Verizon Galaxy Nexus (mysid), Sprint Galaxy Nexus (mysidspr)

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • malcolmest

    This will come in handy when I decide to sell my current phone for the next un-announced Nexus or "X" phone.


    I was looking for these the other day. Figured they'd be released with the OTA of 4.2.2 being pushed.

  • madmike318

    How do you go about doing this?

  • icyrock1

    Well, good to know that google isn't treating the CDMA version's any differently than the GMS version's (except, you know).