This page contains binary image files that allow you to restore your Nexus or Pixel device’s original factory firmware. You will find these files useful if you have flashed custom builds on your device, and wish to return your device to its factory state.
Note that it’s typically easier and safer to sideload the full OTA image instead.
If you do use a factory image, please make sure that you re-lock your bootloader when the process is complete.
These files are for use only on your personal Nexus or Pixel devices and may not be disassembled, decompiled, reverse engineered, modified or redistributed by you or used in any way except as specifically set forth in the license terms that came with your device.
Terms and conditions
Warning: Installing a factory image will erase all data from the device, and unlocking the bootloader will make your device less secure. In most cases it should be possible to sideload the full OTA image instead. This does not require a data wipe, and does not require the bootloader to be unlocked.
While it may be possible to restore certain data backed up to your Google Account, apps and their associated data will be uninstalled. Before proceeding, please ensure that data you would like to retain is backed up to your Google Account.
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This article originally appeared on https://developers.google.com/android/images