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Android 5.0.2 factory images posted for cellular Nexus 7s

Android 5.0.2 factory images posted for cellular Nexus 7s

If you're still rocking a 2013-era Nexus 7 with LTE, or a 2012 mobile version, we've got some great news today. Google has just dropped the Lollipop factory images for the both devices, and they're version 5.0.2 to boot. This particular build is labeled as LRX22G, the the very same build...
Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Android 5.0 is a great way to balance security and convenience, using a trusted location, Bluetooth device or NFC tag to bypass lock screen security without entering a PIN or lock pattern. However it's possible you might not want your phone completely unlocked all the time,...
Google publishes Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi

Google publishes Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi

Google has just posted the factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi. Now that the factory images have been pushed, an OTA update is sure to be around the corner. The particular build for Android 5.0.2 is LRX22G, the same build deployed a month ago for...
Nexus 7 (2012)

Google publishes Android 5.0.2 factory image for Nexus 7 (2012)

Google has just posted the factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the WiFi version of the 2012 Nexus 7. This follows the rollout of the Android 5.0.1 on many Nexus devices recently. With the factory image up, an OTA update can't be too far away, and we'll keep you posted on AndroidCentral if...
Nexus 7 (2013)

Here are the Android 5.0.1 OTA links, and a guide to using them

Google released Android 5.0.1 to AOSP and posted factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, and now folks have started to receive the actual OTA updates for the incremental bump. While you can always manually update your Nexus device using the full factory image and still retain your...
Nexus 5

The Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5 is now available

It lives here. Happy flashing. Be sure to check your MD5, and follow our guide if you need help.
T-Mobile Nexus 6

Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile slated to get Android 5.0.1 today

It looks like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile are slated to get an update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop today, at least that's what T-Mobile seems to think. Support docs for both phones on T-Mobile's website list December 15th (that'd be today) as the roll-out date for the 5.0.1 update. The...
Nexus 5 Lollipop

Sprint says Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is coming to their Nexus 5 today

Sprint says they will begin rolling out an over-the-air update for its Nexus 5 smartphone today with the version number LRX22C, or more popularly known as Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The change log simply states that the download will offer "Miscellaneous Android Updates" to the Nexus 5. As always...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5: Past, present and future

A year on — and with an all-new version of Android — how does Google's 5-inch handset measure up? I've used the Nexus 5 — Google and LG's last Nexus collaboration — on and off for the past year. The phone never quite managed to become my daily driver, mainly due to underwhelming battery life and...
Nexus 6 checksums

Checking the checksum on a Nexus factory image (and why you should)

Take a few easy steps to verify that the file you downloaded is the file you wanted Having a Nexus means you're provided with factory restore images should you want to revert anything you might have done to the system software. It's a failsafe, and the easiest way to return everything to the way...
Android 5.0.1 factory images for Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 released

Android 5.0.1 factory images for Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 released

Google released Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 last week, and now images for the updated OS are available for two more devices, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 4. The release of these images usually means that Google is close to offering OTA updates for the Nexus...
Device Assist

Google's Device Assist app offers tips on Lollipop

Google is giving some extra help to some Android 5.0 Lollipop users with the launch today of Device Assist, an app that promises to give "tips and proactive troubleshooting" while using their new OS update. The Device Assist app is just for Lollipop users who own a Nexus branded device like...
What to do if the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hasn't pushed to your Nexus yet

What to do if the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hasn't pushed to your Nexus yet

Still waiting on your Android 5.0 update? Here's what's up ... Android 5.0 Lollipop is available for your Nexus device! Sort of! But definitely! Factory images are available for flashing over fastboot. Over-the-air-update file locations are known, and we can sideload at will. Code has been...
Weekly poll results: Nexus device relevance

Weekly poll results: Nexus device relevance

Earlier in the week we asked if you thought Google's Nexus program was still relevant. We left the question pretty open-ended, because we are also curious why people think the way they do about a question like this. We have our own thoughts and opinions about what the Nexus program means to us as...
Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4 is now live

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4 is now live

The factory images for Android 5.0 Lollipop just keep a-rollin' out. Following the rollout earlier this week to more recent Nexus devices, the latest to nab a coat of sugary-sweet goodness is the Nexus 4 with build number LRX21T. You can head on over to the source link below to check out the...
Nexus 5 + 7

Update your Nexus to Lollipop using OTA packages

The first Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 became available yesterday, allowing owners of those devices to manually update to the latest version of Android. If you're looking for a slightly easier way to sidestep the waiting process and get Lollipop on your Nexus...
Lollipop updates

Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus factory images are live — here's how to update!

New Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7, 10 and 9 Android 5.0 Lollipop is upon us! The Nexus 9 tablet tablet has been on sale for a good while, but today the first Lollipop updates have started to become available for Nexus devices in the form of factory images. At the time of...
Nexus 5 LP update

Nexus 5 getting Lollipop today, says Sprint

In a message on its community forum, Sprint claims that the Nexus 5 will receive its update to the "final" version of Android 5.0 Lollipop from today. The update to Android 5.0, build LRX21O, "will be rolled out to devices in batches," according to the carrier. While Sprint's track record on...
Nexuses in bootloader

How to manually update your Nexus

Get the latest version of Android on your Nexus on your own terms Nexus, the line of Android devices developed in partnership between Google and different hardware manufacturers, is a program that allows developers to get their hands on a stock Android experience. It can help them develop...
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This week's sidebar poll: Does the Nexus program still matter?

Does Google need to stay in the hardware game? Google's Nexus program has gone through a lot of changes. While never officially assigning a purpose to it, Google has suggested that Nexus devices came about as a way to get hardware with "pure" Android into the hands of developers. Official APIs...

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