After mysteriously disappearing from the Google Developers site, the factory image for the “occam” version of the Nexus 4 has returned. Carrying build number JOP40D, the image represents a clean install of Android 4.2.1.
Google gave no comment in regards to why the build was originally pulled, but if it had anything to do with kinks in the code, hopefully that’s been worked out. For folks that enjoy experimenting with the software on the N4, which acts as a Jelly Bean development platform, the factory image is a must have in case you must restore to stock Android.
The factory image can be downloaded now. As for the matching Android 4.2.1 binaries, they still appear to be missing.