One obvious fact about any new smartphone operating system or a new device is that sooner or later it will be hacked into. Developers who love to have full control over their devices and want it to look and behave the way the want, will soon find a way to hack into their device and also make the procedure public for others to follow if they are interested in hacking their devices. Many times though, due to mistakes during the procedure will result in the device getting “bricked” or unusable. This will be the demise of the device until and unless the stock OS is installed back in the device.
Apple itself provides it’s iOS device users a method to restore the device back to factory state through iTunes. Android users though have to wait for the factory image of the stock OS to be made available by someone. This image file can then be used to restore the Android device.
Till now, the factory image of an Android OS was widely available for download, only after a few months of the device or the new Android version getting launched. The latest version of Android, however, has been an exception. After only less than a week of Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean having been announced, Google itself decided to make public, the factory image of Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Nexus 7 tablet which has Jelly Bean pre installed.
Using this image, anyone will be able to restore their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running device back to it’s original state (Jelly Bean, build JRN84D). The operating system image has been codenamed “nakasi”, a form of music, and the image file is available for download from Google’s developer site. The image file is under 250 MB.
So, once you get your hands on your own Nexus 7, you can go ahead and Root it without worrying about bricking it.