Google Publishes Factory Restore Image for Galaxy Nexus

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Google’s Nexus-series “pure Android” phones have a well-deserved reputation for being the handsets of choice for not just early adopters, but developers who want some hardware that’s amenable to tinkering. Though taking a careful, controlled approach can mitigate the chance of disaster, there’s always the risk when flashing your phone that you’re going to end up borking the firmware to the point where you render your new phone an expensive paperweight. True to the Nexus name, Google’s got some insurance for the Galaxy Nexus to help protect it from that fate, releasing a factory image that should restore the handset to good-as-new condition.

Today’s release is for the currently-available HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus model. We can only assume that the LTE version of the files will be released shortly after that version of the phone finally goes up for sale this month.

The package contains separate images for the bootloader and baseband, if you only need to restore a portion of your phone’s software, or there’s a script for just throwing in the towel and doing a complete system-wide restore.

Source: Google

Via: Droid-life

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