How to Reset your Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)

Today I tried to flash an old Nexus 7[2012][Wifi].

I grabbed the latest image from the section "nakasi" for Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi) from: Factory Images for Nexus Devices

Press: <Volume Up\> and <Volumne Down\> and <Power\> at the same time followed by

<Volume Up\> and <Power\> to get an Android lying on the back ready to be flushed.

PRODUCT NAME - grouper
VARIANT grouper

Unzip the image 5.1.1 (LMY47V) and call the script to flash all:

$ ./
(bootloader) Bootloader is already unlocked
OKAY [  0.020s]
finished. total time: 0.020s
erasing 'boot'...
OKAY [  0.034s]
finished. total time: 0.034s
erasing 'system'...
OKAY [  0.109s]
sending 'system' (649455 KB)...

finished. total time: 162.635s

Note: You might need to add fastboot to your PATH with export PATH=$PATH:$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools in case you encounter:

./ line 17: fastboot: command not found

Let's keep our fingers crossed...

after some Minutes looking at four fancy balls spinning around I finally got the "Welcome" screen.


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