Google Now Posting Full OTA Images For Nexus Products Alongside Factory Images
- Android OS
For any lengthy time now, Google makes factory images provided with each new system update for Nexus products, the main problem was, you needed an unlocked bootloader to be able to flash them. Not any longer. Beginning today, Google offers full OTA images for those presently supported products. These aren’t the incremental OTAs which sometimes take days to completely unveil. They are full OTA images that you could simply sideload with adb in recovery whether or not your bootloader is locked or otherwise.
There seems to become yet another “feature” that’s been tossed in permanently measure. Namely, you have to accept conditions and terms prior to getting links either to factory images or OTAs.
Google initially began this full OTA business using the N preview to repair some soft-bricking issues also to enable you to get to Marshmallow should you opted from the beta program. It’s nice to determine the organization roll this out retroactively for brand new 6. develops too. There are plenty of reasons, chief included in this security, to maintain your bootloader locked, therefore it is great that El Goog has finally recognized this.