The Android L developers’ preview may have been released yesterday, but unless you own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 2013 you likely weren’t able to get in on the flashing fun. Thankfully not all hope is lost for everyone to get a bit of a taste of Android L goodness.
XDA member ivan123 decided to dig into his full system dump and pull out all of the juicy bits, including apps, wallpapers, and even the new Android boot animation. Some of these goods can only be installed using flashable .zip files, some are standard APKs, and some aren’t meant to be flashed at all. Here’s a full list of each:
Apps, APKs and flashables
- 61 APKs of various system apps, including Chrome, Calculator, Calendar, Drive and more. Note that many of these .APK files aren’t meant to be user-facing, and some of them may be no different than what is already installed on your device. Proceed with caution.
- Android L Keyboard (.APK)
- Google Play Services 5.0 (flashable .ZIP, needed for many of the new apps to work properly)
- Google Play Store “Velvet” (.APK)
- Fonts (.ZIP, not flashable)
- Ringtones and Sounds (.ZIP, not flashable)
- Bootanimation (.ZIP, not flashable)
Full System Dump (From Nexus 5)
And if you need everything that came from the images being flashed, here’s a big system dump file for you to traverse. Note that this file is not meant to be flashable in any way, so don’t try and do anything funky with it (unless, of course, you know exactly what you’re doing).
As always, you take full responsibility for anything that may happen to your device as of the result of any non-OEM approved modifications. It’s important that you proceed with caution knowing that you are taking a risk and that you are taking that risk alone. As long as you understand that, though, then you’re free to go wild. Have at it!