If you happen to own the Nexus 7 (2012) and have yet to make the upgrade to the next generation version, fret not – this particular tablet still has some life left in its proverbial legs just yet as we have received word that the Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image has been leaked out for it. The signed factory images are already available on Google’s servers, with the build being known as LRX21P. The leakster did mention that this leaked version will, in all probability be the last version. It does make sense actually, since it coincides with the build numbers of the Nexus 9 as well as the Nexus Player’s operating system, LRX21L and LRX21M.
However, it has been reported that the bootloader image has an issue associated with it, ending up with a signature mismatch. The bootloader happens to be the previous 4.23 version, so if you happen to carry that, you are able to skip fastboot and flash system.img and boot.img.
Since the files happen to be on Google’s servers, this could very well mean that Google might want to begin pushing out the update to the masses who own the older Nexus 7 tablets. There is no word on a Nexus 5 update although, but we are not ruling out a simultaneous roll-out just yet.