NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Recovery OS Firmware 1.5.0 for Android

This is the stock recovery OS for Software Upgrade 1.5.0 of the NVIDIA SHIELD TABLET K1 (WiFi only). Flash this image to your device to return the device to its stock state. This OS image runs Android Marshmallow.

  • File size :689.7 MB
  • Manufacturer:NVIDIA

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Recovery OS Firmware 1.5.0 for Android

NOTE: Do NOT attempt to install this OS to an original SHIELD TABLET 8. This is for a SHIELD TABLET K1 ONLY!

This update for SHIELD Tablet K1 contains important system enhancements & bug fixes, including:

– Conformity with Vulkan CTS

– Fixed boot loop issue with certain SD cards nearing their capacity limit

– Fixed Android Privilege Escalation Exploit (CVE-2016-5195)

– Overall stability and security improvements


– To follow the instructions you will need adb and fastboot.

– These tools are provided as part of the Android SDK.

– Before flashing this recovery image to your SHIELD TABLET, connect your SHIELD TABLET via USB to the PC where you downloaded this recovery image.

– Next, put your SHIELD TABLET into fastboot mode using one of the following methods:

SW method:

– Boot to android home screen

– Connect the device to linux/windows system

– Open terminal (on linux); command prompt (on windows).

– Type “adb reboot bootloader” in terminal/command prompt

HW method:

– Turn off the device

– Press “Volume Down” -> “Power”, hold “Volume Down” and leave Power buttons till device boots

To flash this recovery image to your SHIELD TABLET, run the following commands from the directory where you extracted the recovery image package. If this is the first time you have done this procedure, you must unlock the bootloader (see below):

– fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

– fastboot flash boot boot.img

– fastboot flash system system.img

– fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

– fastboot flash staging blob

Unlocking the Bootloader:

– Your SHIELD TABLET may have shipped with a locked bootloader. To update the device, you must unlock the bootloader using the following: fastboot oem unlock, Press the “Volume Down” button to select “Unlock bootloader” option on device, Press the “Power” button to confirm the unlock. Your device’s bootloader is now unlocked.

About Tablet Firmware:

By applying this firmware, your tablet can benefit from improved system stability, network-related functions and performance, enhanced touch experience, various fixes for problems encountered throughout the device’s usage time, as well as several other changes.

The installation process isn’t much of a hassle because each manufacturer tries to make it as easy as possible: usually, you must transfer the new firmware to the tablet, and initiate the upgrade from the setup menu.

However, due to the large number of tablets and manufacturers, as well as various ways for entering update mode, we recommend that you read the installation guide, and perform the upgrade only once you have familiarized yourself with the steps.

Bear in mind that, before you get this release, you must check to see if the available firmware is developed for your tablet model and SKU (stock keeping unit) – if you apply an incompatible software, the device will encounter serious malfunctions and can even be rendered unusable.

Therefore, if this package is developed for your tablet, click the download button, refer to the update instructions, and apply the new firmware. Also, don’t forget to constantly check our website so that you don’t miss any new releases.

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