chrishoffman — 2013-11-25T06:50:02-05:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/176284/how-to-upgrade-your-nexus-device-without-waiting-by-flashing-a-factory-image/
Google’s Nexus devices are supposed to receive timely updates, but the staggered rollout means it can take weeks for devices to receive over-the-air updates. Luckily, there’s a geekier way to upgrade to the latest version of Android.
flu0 — 2013-11-25T08:37:46-05:00 — #2
If you just want adb+fastboot and don't care/want to download the whole Android SDK, there's a mini (~2MB) adb and fastboot installer at XDA:
nsdcars5 — 2013-11-25T11:10:24-05:00 — #3
+1 for that. I always use this... doesn't even need JDK.
Also, another thing. If drivers don't work, try downloading and (not completely) installing PDANet (http://pdanet.co) It's for mobile tethering, but installs ADB drivers. After installing the drivers, you can (conveniently) cancel the installation, while keeping the drivers. As for fastboot drivers, Google's your friend.
flu0 — 2013-11-25T14:21:31-05:00 — #4
For drivers there's also this nice package (ymmv):
ramyarkhalili — 2013-11-27T16:12:25-05:00 — #6
Hi, I used your guide and flashed android 4.4 on my nexus 7. I had problem with wiping out my data. Fortunately I had a backup. I deleted "-w" as you said in the flash-all.bat and saved it. After I flashed the image. I had to go through the adding user account and so forth and found out all my data is gone. I opened the flash-all.bat file again to make sure if I had removed -w or not then I found something not mentioned on your guide: there are 5 erase command underneath the PATH, and they erase boot, cache, recovery, system and userdata! That means all I think! just wanted to say removing -w in some images might not be sufficient.
But putting this issue aside, thanks for your guide.
system — 2013-12-05T06:48:09-05:00 — #7
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