Android 5.0.2 factory images are now available for Nexus 7 (WiFi) and Nexus 10


Nexus 7 2013

After officially rolling out for the Nexus 7 (2012) a few weeks back, it seems both the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) and Nexus 10 should be receiving Android 5.0.2 any minute now. Google has posted the factory images for each of the devices via their Factory Images page and as it so often goes, a rollout is expected to should follow shortly behind.

Feel free to either download and manually install via the links below (and erase everything on your device), or simply wait for the impending over-the-air update to begin. If you do take the “wait and see” approach (often times updates can cause unforeseen issues on devices), see how others are taking to the update by visiting the Nexus 7 2013 forums or the Nexus 10 forums for further insight.

Download Android 5.0.2 factory image: Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) | Nexus 10

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I just rooted my N7 2012…so do I just flash the image via custom recovery???

    1. Fastboot. This will wipe your tablet. This will also remove root.

      1. Thanks D..that’s cool..then I’ll just root again…

      2. Don’t wipe. It’s very simple to keep everything(except root) when you do such a minor update. You only need to flash system and boot. I wouldn’t even recommend flashing bootloader as long as the version is the same that you see in your fastboot screen (there is a buggy bootloader that keeps popping up in various factory images). Just don’t flash user-data, and you’ll be fine.

        1. True. It’s fairly easy. You can just fastboot update I did this on my Nexus 7 earlier tonight. I didn’t suggest that because he mentioned flashing an image via recovery and he mentioned 2012 when the article is about 2013. I didn’t want to complicate things any further.

          1. Right I have the update downloaded… But didnt know how to install it with my rooted device…not in a hurry as I only use it for an alarm clock..but that notification is annoying

  2. I’m still waiting for my Nexus 7 LTE to get lollipop.

    1. Hmm, I have the 2013 LTE and it’s on KitKat too. Didn’t know they were being neglected.

      1. Ditto here. My wife’s wifi only is in 5.0, and my LTE is on 4.4. Come on Google.

    2. I haven’t even seen any mention of the LTE nexus 7 updates. This is frustrating.

  3. I’m installing Lollipop right this moment. It’s about time.

  4. After experiencing the 5.0 update for the 2012 Nexus 7 first hand, I’m more than happy to take the wait-and-see approach. Since then I reverted to 4.4.4, and found a great deal on a 2013 Nexus 7, so I accepted the 5.0.2 update on my 2012 Nexus 7 earlier today, since it’s no longer my main tablet. So far so good for 5.0.2 on the 2012, but the first 24 hours with 5.0 were uneventful too, so I’m not jumping to any conclusions.

  5. Is this going to slow down the Nexus 7 2013 like it did the 2012?

    1. It didn’t for me.

  6. wonder whats going on with the Nexus 6….going straight to 5.1? or are we still skipping this for 5.0.3?

  7. Will we still get the OTA w/ a rooted N7?

  8. I thought the latest devices get the updates first? Still on 5.0.1 on the Nexus 9.

  9. My cousin has Android 5.0.2 on his Nexus 5 and what do I get? KitKat.

  10. Does this solve the crippling ram consumption lollipop has on the nexus 7 2013?? It would be nice to have services not end up in constant frozen restarting state and to be able to have more than one tab active in chrome. Totally ready to revert. Black is cooler anyways.

  11. Android 5.0.02 on the Nexus 7 is nothing but a failure. This has been widely reported. It would be a mistake for anyone to install Lollipop on a Nexus 7, at least on the 2012 version, which I can personally say has been nothing but a headache, black screen, stuttering, lags, unresponsive apps. I have lost my trust in Google after it pushed that out with all of the bugs.

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