Factory images are now available to download for the Razer Phone

The Razer Phone launched at the tail end of 2017, aimed at discriminating gamers who wanted a smartphone that was tailor-made for gaming. With a 5.72-inch 120Hz  UltraMotion QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a dual rear camera setup, Razer Phone certainly isn’t lacking in hardware. Still, some of us like to tweak things to get even more out of the phone, which is where the custom ROM community comes in to play. The good news is that if you’ve gone down the custom ROM route, you can now get your Razer Phone back to stock thanks to the gaming company posting factory images for the phone. 

Min-Liang Tan, the Razer CEO, has announced via Twitter that factory images have been posted for the Razer Phone (Cheryl) over on the company’s Developer Portal. When flashing the factory images, Razer recommends that you do not use the included USB Type-C to Type-C charging cable that came in the box and to instead us a USB 3 Type-A to Type-C cable. This is because the original cable is optimized for fast power deliver, not transferring data. If you are unsure about which cable you should use, check out Benson Leung’s list of recommended cables here.

The Developer Portal contains factory images for both the global variant of the Razer Phone and the Three Network model. All the factory images are based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the latest of which includes the January Security Patch. It’s great to see Razer supporting its customers with factory images and kernel sources for developers. One thing I will say is that it’s time that an Oreo update for the Razer Phone was rolled out.

Source: Min-Liang Tan (Twitter)

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).