Android 5.0.2 Factory Images Now Available For 2013 Nexus 7 And Nexus 10
Google posted factory images of Android 5.0.2 for both the 2013 Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 tablets. Last month, the OG Nexus 7 received an update to Android 5.0.2 as well as a factory image for the same Android build. The new update offers just a few bug fixes and the build might be limited to older versions of Nexus tablets. For example, the update has not been sent out to the Nexus 9, which is the most recent tablet offered under the Nexus name.
The factory image is basically your ticket home if you've been hit by a disaster while customizing your Android device. Or, if an update is coming to your rooted handset, and you need to flash an Android build on your phone to receive it OTA, using the factory image will quickly resolve your problem.
You can use the factory image for would be to update your 2013 Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to Android 5.0.2, without having to wait for an OTA update.