Root Nexus 4 Factory ROM?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by strausd, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. strausd

    strausd Well-Known Member
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    Can anyone point me in the right direction for the factory ROM for the Nexus 4 on Android 4.2 or 4.2.1?
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    Are you looking just for a ROM or to flash back to stock?
     
  3. Banished Angel

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    Yes are you looking for a stock ROM to flash in the recovery or do you want to completely restore the factory image?
     
  4. strausd

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    Whichever one would be best in the case that I need to send my Nexus 4 back to Google for an RMA.
     
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  6. strausd

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    I thought I would just be able to flash a .zip to get back to factor ROM, and then run this toolkit to unroot and lock the bootloader.

    Is there a .zip to flash? All I see there is a .tgz and CWM won't recognize those.

    I guess I am really just looking for the stock ROM to flash, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
     
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  8. strausd

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    Thanks for the info. I saw that ROM earlier while searching and read some of the comments. Apparently it actually isn't a complete stock ROM.

    And the phone doesn't need to be 100% stock. Just needs a stock ROM, unrooted, and locked bootloader, correct?
     
  9. kalaster

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    I was going to make another thread, but seeing as how we're talking about factory ROM, what's the deal with the factory ROM not being listed on googles site? I read about this a few weeks ago, but noticed yesterday its still MIA! It was incredibly difficult to find a working link.
     
  10. hstroph

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    Yes, a very curious thing that a search for "nexus 4" on https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images yields nothing now, when it was there when I purchased an N4 at the original Nov. 13th offering.

    Is mako200.tar.gz at all helpful to you, or anybody?

    [edit] It's also curious that http://code.google.com/p/galaxy-nexus-linux-toolkit/downloads/list?can=1&q=%22nexus+4%22 lists both the 4.2 and 4.2.1 as "deprecated". [/edit]
     
  11. kalaster

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    Correct me if wrong here, but that file seems to be a bit small for a factory ROM >.>
     
  12. MacFett

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    I just had a problem where some how the ROM zips I downloaded and my NANDroid back up were wiped from my device, I didn't notice this until after I wiped and had nothing to flash. I did have Nexus 4 Toolkit installed on my computer though.

    I used option 9 to download, extract and flash the stock rom. It failed however. I found a working file here: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#occamjop40d

    I downloaded that .tgz placed it in the correct folder for N4 Toolkit and it used it to flash me back to stock. Was quite a scary experience.

    Link to Nexus 4 toolkit: http://www.addictivetips.com/androi...-unlock-recovery-adb-fastboot-drivers-backup/
     
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