How to Flash Stock ROM Image On your Nexus Android Device

For most android devices, flashing stock ROM image is the do-it-all solution for most software errors most android devices develop. However, the process for flashing stock ROM image varies from one android device to another.

On this page, we discuss how to flash Stock ROM image on your Nexus android devices. Follow carefully the step by step guides giving below to ensure successful flashing of your Nexus android device.


FLASHING STOCK ROM IMAGE ON NEXUS ANDROID Device

1. Download and install USB drivers for Nexus android devices on your computer. You may download a Nexus USB Driver from here.
Nexus Minimal-ADB Tools Setup | ArykTECH

2. Download either  Mac or Windows Minimal ADB and fastboot tool on your computer by clicking any of the appropriate links given below:
Minimal Nexus ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Windows
Minimal Nexus ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Mac

3. Extract the contents of the ADB/Fastboot ZIP file you downloaded above to a folder on your desktop. Give the folder a name you can easily remember but I strongly recommend that you name the folder as "google".

4. Extract and transfer the contents of the Nexus factory image you may have downloaded inside this folder as well so that the list of files will include a ZIP file containing the codename of your Nexus Android device, two files with “flash-all” names, and a bootloader image file.
Google Nexus Stock ROM Image Content

All the extracted contents of the factory image should be inside the same folder as the ADB and Fastboot file, otherwise you will get a file not found error while flashing.

5. Enable USB Debugging on your Nexus Device. To do this, go to Settings >> Developers Option >> USB Debugging.  In the option listed, Tick//Mark to enable USB Debugging.
NOTE: if Developers Option is hidden on your Nexus Android (4.2.2 or above) Go to Settings >> About Phone >> Built Number and tap it for up to 7 times to show Developer Option.
6. Now, power off your device and then, boot to ADB Mode.
How to Boot Nexus Android to ADB Mode:
Press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons for 7-10 seconds until adb mode is booted.
7. Now, connect your Nexus android device to your PC via USB Cable.
Connect Nexus Device to PC

NOTE: you need to unlock the bootloader before flashing. To unlock the bootloader, Open MAF32.exe or py_cmd.exe from the Minimal ADB and fastboot folder (C:Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot).
To Unlock Nexus Android Device Bootloader:
  • Open MAF32.exe or py_cmd.exe from the Minimal ADB and fastboot folder (C:Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot)
  • Once Command Window is launched, issue this command: fastboot oem unlock
Nexus Bootloader Unlock Command

  • Respond to the WARNING message that appears on your Nexus device Using your Volume UP button.  Select Yes to Continue and unlock the nexus bootloader
8. Now that your Nexus device bootloader is unlocked, you can now flash the firmware to your device. To flash the firmware, go to the extracted files and double-click on flash-all.bat to lunch it.

9. Now, flashing process will begin. Flashing process may last between 5-10 minutes to complete.

10. To re-lock your Nexus device bootloader, open py_cmd.exe from the Minimal ADB and fastboot folder (C:Program FilesMinimal ADB and Fastboot) and issue this command: fastboot oem lock.

Your Nexus Android device has now been successfully flashed.
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