Twitter tipster and developer LlabTooFeR managed to get the device images for Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and has made them available for download. This is not going to be useful for the general public or even folks who want to try to flash them onto their device as they will only work on the Pixel devices. However, this does mean developers can start to dig into the software included on the new phones, so we should have some interesting findings to surface while buyers wait for their new devices to arrive.
The system images are composed of the following files:
- boot.img which includes the kernel
- system.img which includes the main apk and jar files
- system_other.img which includes odex files
Of course, the files reflect Android 7.1 Nougat as the operating system version and have been patched up through October 5th.
What item would you like to see pulled out of the images first?
source: LlabTooFeR (Twitter)