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Nexus 6, Nexus9 and Nexus Player get official factory images on Google Devs page

The first Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 factory images are finally live and you can find them on Google Devs. The Nexus 6 image is codenamed LRX21O and the third Nexus 9 factory image available has the codename LRX21R.

 

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The Nexus Player is getting its update as well, and it is codenamed LRX21V. These binaries will help stabilize the devices even more, as previous ROMs showed that not all bugs were fixed. Don’t think that this OTA is pure perfection either, as bugs always get found and need to be fixed and changes must be applied.

 

You can find the Nexus 6 binaries HERE, the Nexus 9 most recent factory image HERE and Nexus Player binaries HERE.

Happy flashing!

 

Source: Google Devs

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Sony releases source code and binaries for more Xperia devices

Sony seems to like custom ROMs and anything that has to do with them and now it has released AOSP Lollipop source codes and binaries for its Xperia Z line. After they showed that the Android 5.0 stock version runs on most Xperia Z3, Sony has posted the source code and binaries for the Xperia Z3, Z2, Z1, Z1 Compact and Z3 Compact.

 Devs can now use the kernel source to build their own stock Android versions for the aforementioned devices. Of course, they can use the source code to create their own custom ROMs. The binaries include different features and tools to make the hardware work without being dependent to Sony’s custom Android version.

If you’re interested in the source code and binaries, you can go to Sony’s dev page where you will find the ZIP file worth 90 MB. Don’t forget that, in order to flash a ROM to your Xperia, you will have to unlock the bootloader.

Source: Sony

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Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images and binaries for Nexus 5, 7, 9 and 10 live on Google Devs

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images and binaries for the Nexus 5, 7, 9 and 10 are finally live. The full system images were recently uploaded on the Google Developers site and with the new files you can flash your Nexus back to stock even after you threw a hammer on it (metaphorically speaking of course; you would never really do that…. Would you?)!

 

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The images posted so far are for Nexus 5, 7 both WiFi models, Nexus 9 and 10. No Nexus 6 image has been posted yet, but we know it is getting an update as well. Nexus 4 for example is not getting the OTA update yet. Binaries for devices with factory images are up as well, save for Nexus 9, whose drivers are on a separate partition.

As soon as you download the desired image, you can flash it directly from your computer in a few easy clicks. You don’t HAVE to wipe your device clean, but you may want to do that just to avoid future troubles.

Source: Developers Google