The Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus has long evaded the section of Google’s developer site that houses factory images for Nexus devices. It’s a shame, really, considering even Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus had been supported all this time, but the wait for Sprint’s version seems to finally be over.
A factory image for the “toroplus,” or Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus, has finally found a home alongside all the other Nexus devices out there. It’s an image for firmware 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, and we imagine 4.1.2 and 4.2 will be on their way if/when those respective upgrades are released for Sprint’s second Nexus device.
If you’re not sure what these files are for, listen up. A factory image will help you get back to completely stock Android no matter what. It’s a compressed file that includes a script that’ll restore your firmware, bootloader, radios and the like. As such, you’ll need the Android SDK because fastboot is required to use it. Hopefully you’ll never have to, but it’s good to have it ready just in case. The file can be had over at the Android Developers site for your convenience.
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TAGS: Android 4.1, factory images, firmwares, Galaxy Nexus, Jelly Bean, Nexus