Factory images for Android L Developer Preview now available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013)

Android L developer preview factory images

And just like that, Google has officially released the factory images for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi). For those with knowledge in these things, these factory images can be flashed to your device where you’ll be running the Android L Developer Preview in no time. Download links provided at the source below. Have fun!

[Android L Developer Preview Factory Images]

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TAGS: Android L , Android L Developer Preview , Android L preview , Nexus 5 , Nexus 7 2013

  • perhac88

    To anyone trying out the preview of L, let us know how it runs, and if you think it’s a stable release :)

    • phinn

      Yea and I’d really like to see some direct benchmarks to see what ART and the other improvements make. Load times, geekbench, quadrant, linpack, sunspider, etc

    • Ian Woloschin

      Well flashing it was really easy. Seems to be stuck on the “Google” boot screen now though. I’ll probably let it sit for a while and see what happens…

      • yz1

        Is this OK when it stuck like that on the Google logo? Because it happened to me and I don’t know if its working or not

      • Jason W

        I seem to be stuck on the “Google” boot screen as well. Did yours ever boot? I didnt have any errors while flashing…

  • shmigga

    As usual…no love for the Nexus 10.

  • oneyedmonkey

    Lemon Cake??? L Developer Preview on the website.

    • Dwight

      That’s not bad… I was cheering for lollipop, but lemon cake is better than. Lemon head.

  • phinn

    I’d love to install this, (wish I had a Nexus but stuck on Verizon) but I wouldn’t be so eager to give up the awesome Holo theme for this hideous white cartoon theme in Android L.

    • martin golder

      So….. You wouldn’t love to install it then would you!

      • phinn

        Nah, i’d still love to install it, I just don’t want them to get rid of holo.

        • IVHorseMen

          Hold has been gone for awhile.

  • toomuchgame441

    Gonna flash this baby to my HTC Hero, should run smooth

  • perhac88

    Also has anyone extracted the keyboard apk yet?

    • IVHorseMen

      That’s all I really want

  • Robert Paul

    I like this new UI.

    I have a Galaxy S3 on AT&T; would I be able to download it to that, and go around the carrier?

    Would a custom ROM accomplish the same thing?

    I also own an LG G Pad 8.3, and I’m hoping Google has made changes to Android for tablets, because as it is now, it’s just a giant phone UI, IMO of course. But maybe that’s just LG’s skin that I have an issue with.

    • Anthony McKay

      I am so confused right now..

    • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

      No, you can’t install it on a Galaxy S3 unless you know how to port. Even then you have to hope that it wouldn’t brick your device. Same goes for the G Pad 8.3. These factory images are designed for the specified devices. Nexus 5 & Nexus 7 2013 WiFi.

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  • PuzzledObserver

    Any words if Android 5.0 will have support for Nexus 4?

  • Ben Huge

    Any word on being able to use this on N7 LTE versions?