Nexus 7

We saw in late December that Google had published download links for the Nexus 7 (2012) factory images, but now it appears OTA update links are finally making the rounds. While not much is known about the specifics of what this update brings, Google has been fast to push this minor Lollipop revision to Nexus 7 owners. Many have reported that Lollipop brought reductions in performance, so if you’re one of those people, it might be a good idea to try this out and see if it will help.

In this case, the update is for the “nakasi” and “razor” Wi-Fi models (both 2012 and 2013) of the Nexus 7. To get your hands on the update, check out the download links below and click on the one that applies to you.

Nexus 7 (2013): from 5.0.1 to 5.0.2: razor LRX22G from LRX22C

Nexus 7 (2012): from 5.0 to 5.0.2: nakasi LRX22G from LRX21P

If you’re not quite sure what to do with that factory image, we have a convenient guide written up just for you—although it’s best for those who aren’t as experienced to just wait for the OTA to actually hit their device as it will surely be dropping relatively soon (if it hasn’t already).

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