How to install Official Android 4.3 Factory Image on your Nexus Device
Google has today announced its latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Operating System in today’s “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai” event. Google also says that the firmware will be soon rolling out for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Nexus via OTA. But if you want to get the shortest route to get the firmware running on your Nexus device, then you can proudly follow the steps written in this guide.
You can install the update using the official Nexus factory images that have been available on the Google Developers website.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. As it is the official update released by the Google, then also TechnoDify will not be responsible for any kind of damage to yours.
- Nexus 4, 7, 10 or GSM/HSPA+ (maguro yakju/takju) variant of Galaxy Nexus device with unlocked bootloader.
- Android 4.3 factory image
- Android SDK installed on your PC
- Backup your all data in internal SD card and if you have a custom recovery installed to your phone, then don’t forget to create a Nandroid backup.
- Extract the factory image using the archiving software and then extract the TAR file.
- Turn off your device, boot into the fastboot mode by holding the volume up+down buttons and the Power button till you see the bootloader mode.
- Now, connect your device to your PC via USB cable. If the fastboot drivers need to be installed, they will get automatically installed.
- Open the location that you extracted in step 1 and run the ‘flash-all.bat’ batch file or Windows or enter ‘./flash-all.sh’ in Terminal on Linux.
That’s all you have now installed the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS on your Nexus device, restart it and go for it. If have any problem in the steps, you can write to us in the comment box.