These are the steps to update the Google Nexus 10 to the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory image. The factory image comes with the build number LMY48M for the firmware version. A factory image is the installation you want if you plan to return the Nexus 10 back to stock firmware. Installing a factory image is useful for people who want to get rid of a custom ROM, custom firmware or any custom builds. Most commonly, that is due to builds from the Android Open Source Project.
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The Files You Need
- You must have Android SDK installed on your device. Get it from the Android developers page here. You can learn how to install Android SDK here.
- Download the Google USB Drivers from the official Android website here. You want to install that on your Windows PC.
- Download the LMY48M Factory Image from here.
- You are wiping all the Nexus 10 data on the device by applying the steps below. That means you must take a backup before starting or else you cannot restore any data. That data includes your pictures, videos, settings and phone contacts if you have any.
Updating the Google Nexus 10 to Android 5.1.1 LMY48M Lollipop Factory image
- Move the factory image over to the desktop of the computer.
- Right-click the mouse over the image and select the ‘extract here’ option.
- Move that extracted factory image over to the same file as the Android SDK.
- Make sure that you have USB Debugging Mode enabled on the device. Do that now by heading to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- Those who cannot see a Nexus 10 Developer Options available from the Settings menu must unlock that hidden menu. Do that by heading to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tap the build number until the screen confirm you are now a developer in about 7 taps.
- Completely turn off the Google Nexus 10 by long-pressing the Power key.
- Reboot the Nexus 10 in Bootloader Mode. Do that by pressing the Volume Up + Home + Power until the fastboot/bootloader mode is displayed on the screen.
- Now that you are in the Bootloader mode, connect the Nexus device to the computer using the USB cable.
- Launch the launch the flash-all.bat script file.
- Follow the prompts to continue and finish installing that factory image. Eventually the screen will tell you to unplug from the computer.
- Your Nexus 10 will boot up with the Android 5.1.1 LMY48M Lollipop software update. That means no more custom ROM on your device. You will, however, need to log into your Google account once again and start using your device.