Google pulls Nexus 4 factory images and binaries from its developers site


Some hawk-eyed hackers noticed something strange this morning: the factory images for the Nexus 4 seem to have disappeared from Google’s developer site. A factory image is a file that allows you to restore your device completely to stock in case something goes wrong while hacking and tinkering with your device. Interestingly, the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus factory images are all still available to download, indicating that the Nexus 4 factory images were deliberately pulled by Google to make some changes to the core code. Could it be that Google is trying to completely disable the recently discovered 4G antenna? We hope not. It’s anyone’s guess really, what Google is up to. Anyone have any good theories?

Source: Google Developers

  • Benjamin Pavel

    Even if they patch it it’s already in hands of XDA Devs and they will make it work again trough custom ROMs. =)

  • yizhaq

    Google pulls nexus 4 out of market ! Its nexus 5 time

  • Leon Nat

    Hope they did it to reenable USB OTG.