Flash Android 5.1.1 LMY48M Factory Image on 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi

Google released a brand new Android 5.1.1 Factory Image file that should take care of the annoying StageFright Security bug once and for all. Don’t you want to take advantage of such an opportunity? In case of being the owner of a 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi device, here I am to guide you on how to flash the Android 5.1.1 LMY48M Factory Image on your Nexus branded tablet.

As I usually tell, you have to be careful about all the preparatory steps before initiating such a manual update. For the start, I advise you to create a complete Nandroid backup of all your Nexus 7 2013 data; if you are running a custom ROM or an older Android build, then I want to warn you about the fact that you will lose all data from the device, so make no mistake.

You will need a PC or a laptop, along with the original USB cable to finish this Android 5.1.1 LMY48M update. Install the Nexus 7 drivers on your PC and don’t forget that you must keep at least 60% battery backup on your handset. And don’t forget to setup the Android SDK for your computer as well in order to avoid any possible unpleasant surprise.

Your 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi might undergo certain issues during update, for which I don’t stand responsible. The procedure has been tested, so I guarantee that it works, but you have to be careful not to mix or skip the given steps and not to apply them on any other Android based smartphone or tablet.

As I’ve said, the guide that you can find here only works on the 2013 Wi-Fi version of Google Nexus 7 tablet, therefore do not try to update any other different devices with the Android 5.1.1 LMY48M files that you will find in this post.

How to Flash Android 5.1.1 LMY48M Factory Image on 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi:

  1. For the start, you have to download the Android 5.1.1 LMY48M factory image by accessing this link;
  2. Extract all the archived files in the LMY48M file;
  3. You have to place these files in the ‘platform-tools’ folder under the SDK directory;
  4. Turn off your Nexus 7;
  5. Up next, you have to boot it in Fastboot Mode;
  6. Connect your Nexus 7 to your computer with the help of the USB cable;
  7. Go to ‘platform-tools’ folder where you’ve placed all the factory image installation files;
  8. Launch the ‘flash-all.bat‘ script in order to start the Android 5.1.1 installation;
  9. Confirm the installation;
  10. Have patience until the process is done;
  11. Then, simply reboot your tablet!

Have you experienced any problems? If this is what has happened to your device, tell me more about your problems and I will do my best to help you come out of those issues.

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