Google just dropped the full OS image for the recently announced at Google I/O Nexus 7 tablet. The image allows you to restore the tablet back to full stock Android 4.1 (build JRN84D) in case something goes wrong. This way, developers can tweak its internals without fearing a brick and users can always go back to something stable if a flash goes awry.

There are no surprises here - the Nexus 7 is a true Nexus device after all. Great job publishing the image promptly, Google!


It's interesting to note that the page name switched from "Factory Images for Nexus Phones" to "Factory Images for Nexus Devices" which made me realize and allow to sink in yet again just what exactly happened in the last 3 days.

Here's another interesting bit you probably haven't seen before - the Nexus 7's codename is "nakasi." Unlike the fishy variety that Google used with the Nexus phones, Nakasi is actually a music form. Can we expect to see its similarly named big, say, 10", brother sometime soon? If so, does anyone have any good codename guesses?


To download, head over to the Factory Images page and scroll down to "nakasi."

Flashing instructions

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If you want to flash this OS image, proceed to the instructions below: