After making Android 5.1 official earlier this evening, Google has now started posting factory images of the latest version of its operating system to the Android Developers website. Android 5.1 factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and 2012 WiFi Nexus 7 are now available to download.
These factory images allow users to quickly return to stock Android 5.1 without having to wait for the over-the-air update to hit their device from Google. As time progresses, Google should begin to post download links for all of the Nexus devices, but for now, the links below are what’s currently available.
The process to flash factory images is relatively simple. You can check out our full guide on the process here. If you missed the breakdown of what Google changed in Android 5.1, you can read our feature list here.
We’ll update this post as Google posts more factory images.
Updated 3/20 with Nexus Player link
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