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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 writing we're seeing Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (Wifi-only, 2013 + 2014 models) and Nexus 10 over on the Android Developers site. There's also an updated build for the Nexus 9 — LRX21Q.

As always, Android 5.0 updates will filter to Nexus and Google Play edition devices automatically in the coming weeks for those who don't manually update.

However if you don't want to wait to update your Nexus phone or tablet, the good news is that manually updating your device is relatively easy. All you'll need is your Nexus, an unlocked bootloader, a little bit of command line knowledge. We'll walk you through the process after the break.

Caution: This guide is intended for technically proficient users only. Proceed at your own risk. Dragons ahead, etc.

Where to find Nexus factory images

Factory images allow you to restore your Nexus to the latest version of Android, regardless of whatever software — or custom ROM — you're running. These can be downloaded from Google here. You'll need a Nexus with an unlocked bootloader in order to flash a factory image. Before beginning, remember to double-check you're using the right factory image for your device!

Note that flashing your Nexus to Lollipop using the instructions below will wipe EVERYTHING on your device — apps, photos, music and all.

Nexus 5 fastboot mode

How to flash your Nexus to Lollipop using a factory image

  1. Unpack the factory image package from Google to the Android SDK/platform-tools folder on your computer
  2. On your Nexus, go to Settings > Development options and switch the toggle on. Then enable USB debugging under the "Debugging" menu group.
  3. Power down your phone or tablet.
  4. Start up the bootloader by holding down volume up, volume down and power on your device.
  5. When the menu loads, plug your Nexus into your computer.
  6. On your computer, open up a command prompt or terminal window.
  7. On Windows, type: flash-all.bat
  8. ... or on Mac, type: ./
  9. ... or on Linux, type: ./
    Your device will be wiped and set up with a clean install of Android 5.0.
  10. Enjoy some delicious Lollipop!

And that's it! We'll keep this page updated when over-the-air updates start rolling out, so stay tuned!

More: The complete guide to manually updating your Nexus!

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex is global Executive Editor for Android Central, and is usually found in the UK. He has been blogging since before it was called that, and currently most of his time is spent leading video for AC, which involves pointing a camera at phones and speaking words at a microphone. He would just love to hear your thoughts at, or on the social things at @alexdobie.

  • Like a lollipop! Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1
  • Not showing them here in the UK Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly Richard.... Have been refreshing my update page every now and then.... I wonder when it will be available to us here...*sighs* Posted via Android Central App
  • Just checked again most have been uploaded except nexus 7 2013 so just gonna keep checking Posted via the Android Central App
  • The 2013 Nexus 7 is there now, but not the cellular model.
  • On a Mac and I would assume Linux, you also have to edit the file to have a ./ in front of every command in the script. Just so you know. :-)
  • I believe that to be an incorrect statement, as I just flashed my phone without editing the script. :)
  • Interesting. I have always had to flash previous versions after modifying the .sh file on my iMac. Maybe they updated the script finally!
  • if adb is in your path, then you do not need to edit, otherwise, if running from the platform-tools directory, then you may need to edit the script so it knows to look in the current directory, i.e., ./
  • yeah you don't have to do that - at least on linux. I do edit the flash-all to not do a wipe though
  • Maybe just for Mac? Mine always errors out in Terminal if I don't edit the .sh file with the ./ before each command. Last I flashed was 4.4.4 for my N5. Maybe the 5.0 image fixes it.
  • Weird. I just flashed 4.4.4 from my Mac with out editing. Hmmm...
  • Can you open the file in Text Edit and see if the ./ is in front of the commands? I'm downloading the image, so I can't check!
  • Just looked. Nope. No './' in front of any of the commands.
  • Must be because of what pudgewack said. I only have adb and fastboot installed.
  • The flash-all script does not need to be updated to run in Linux. You do need to enter ./ before the script name to start the script, assuming your are in the folder that contains the script. That just tells the terminal to look in the current directory to find the script. Posted via the Android Central App
  • only if your sdk/platform-tools/ folder is not on the path, but yes. I usually do the other way around, just copy and paste each command into the command line with the "./" in front of them and have the nerd-gasm of seeing the commands executing one-by-one.
  • Maybe that's why. I just downloaded the fastboot and adb files. :-)
  • Any luck with the flash-all script? I had the same problem flashing prior 4.4.x builds, so I would just manually flash each file. Takes an extra few commands, but not a big deal.
  • I haven't flashed yet (at work), but I haven't had issues in the past. I do have to open the file and edit each command to have a ./ in front.
  • YES!!
  • Normally I would not do this on my Nexus 7 but I really don't have anything on the device that I can't just reinstall except Tiny Death Star which I will back up first. I'll be using the trusty Wugs Nexus Toolkit to unlock the bootloader etc. Love that tool.
  • Yeah me too, i friggin' love that toolset, makes everything so so easy, now i know things are easy to begin with, but i generally flash images very rarely, and often forget how to do them. With the toolkit, its a one button press and saves me having to re learn how to use adb etc.
  • +1 on Wugs
  • if only i had seen this before doing it all using the command prompt :P
  • What's the word on if you are using the developer preview? Do you have to flash the factory image? Or will an OTA appear eventually?
  • since thats an official image you're on - should receive ota (but why wait?)
  • Nope, the L preview won't auto update. You have to flash the final.
  • So I am assuming it's a newer build from the updated developer preview that was released last month?
  • How's this different than the developer preview from October?
  • Lots of bugs were fixed.. including a wi-fi battery drain bug on the N5. :)
  • It's complete and not a preview? All the numerous bugs have been fixed, any features they hadn't finalized are in, etc. It's the difference between a beta and a final release.
  • Where can I find me a 2014 Nexus 7?
  • That's what I'm sayin! Posted via Android Central App
  • "And so it seems, only in dreams." - Weezer Wubba lubba dub dub!
  • Glad someone else caught that . Posted via Android Central App
  • It begins.
  • I am not able to see the link for nexus 5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can anyone share the direct link for nexus 5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm guessing you don't still need it, but. Wubba lubba dub dub!
  • When the phone or tablet is wiped via unlocking the boot loader does that mean the Google's online backup will not restore the application data?
  • Google's online backup is a pos. iOS gets it right. It backs up everything including home screen organization. Funny that Google is the cloud company but they do not know how to do backup right.
  • /facepalm
  • They did it right with lollipop. I was on 4.4.4 and i flashed stock images and at startup it asked if i wanted to back up and when the home screen showed i was amazed to see everything in its own place, even the widgets
  • Same here. Restored all my apps and app icons in the order I had them on the home screens.
  • There's a sizable difference between it reinstalling all your apps and restoring all your data. I'm not a fan of iOS by any stretch, but iOS restores EVERYTHING exactly as it was. Lollipop's a big step forward, but all it does is put your homescreen back and reinstall your apps fresh from the store.
  • Last time i used ios was on the iphne 4s and it most certainly did not restore data to all apps, this was on ios 5 i believe
  • I think it started around the time I cloud backups became a thing, when I upgraded my ipad3 to iPad air all I had to do was sign in with my apple I'd and it restored everything, all apps, app data and settings. Have to give credit where credit is due, apple is ahead of google on that feature. The lollipop feature is a nice improvement though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is there an official word on why the factory images are delayed for the nexus 7 LTE (2013)? I assume it is so Verizon can approve update, but just curious if that has ever been stated by Google. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Everyone calm down please, theirs enough for everyone :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Of course there is..
  • Now if only the razorg had its Lollipop update already.
  • Will all my apps get deleted if I manually update? Posted via Android Central App
  • Yes Posted via the Android Central App
  • There is a way to keep your data check out AP Posted via the Android Central App
  • If your boot loader is unlocked, watch this.... Nexus Devices - Android 4.4.4 - Factory Images WI…: This will show you how to flash the factory images without wiping data. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Warning this is broken. There are reports coming in that removing the -w causes the home button and settings to break. proceed with caution.
  • Thanks for the heads up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So then I am stuck. I don't want to install all the 40-50 apps again and customize them. ota update doesn't mess up with the apps, right? Posted via Android Central App
  • You can try modifying flash script you are about to use - delete "-w", save and then it should be safe to update without wiping the data. It worked on all the previous updates
  • I did that, no problems, just have to do this to get working back, home buttons and notification shade
  • reddragon72, is that true if coming from the last L Developer Preview? edit: I did flash-all.bat with hammerhead-lrx21o without "-w" over the last L Developer Preview and after "Android is Upgrading..." it came up with a black screen with back button at bottom left, and vibrate, network, clock at top right. tap back and get a vibrate. that's it. stuck. doing full image now (yes, with the whole app reload deal). I left bootloader unlocked from when I installed the preview in hopes this would work without wiping. oh well, when done i'll 'oem lock' n5 back up.
  • Same exact problem. Forced to wipe by the dreaded black screen.
  • This definitely worked. Thank you.
  • Hey, you guys could post how to root for galaxy s4 "/
  • That will probably never happen. Check the forum out. Wubba lubba dub dub!
  • I live in the US and can't see them Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day through my moto 360
  • Nexus 5 available now :D Posted via the Android Central App
  • Pls where? Posted via Android Central App
  • Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not good enough. This rollout has been absolutely terrible.
  • What i did is dpwnload the factory image from Google, use the Nexus toolkit to flash it for me, and WHALA. My Nexus 5 is running Lollipop. Hopefully there are some ROMS soon. While i love stock, Root is the way to go. Once you got that path, you can't come back.
  • There's too many apps i use that don't work if rooted for that. I gave up on rooting and custom roms about 2 yrs ago when i sold my GS3 (running CM) for a nexus 4 (day one purchase)
  • Like which applications? Posted via the Android Central App
  •'s "voilà" not "whala" Posted via the Moto X Pure Edition on 5.0 Lollipop
  • How do you know?
  • Lol I haven't used French is quite a while so my bad haha. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Root is so 2011. What do you even need it for these days? Posted via the Android Central App
  • For those who are rooted and booloader unlocked (raises hand) it won't be long until someone comes up with a way to flash this in custom recovery and probably an option to flash a rooted 5.0 too. That's what I did with the 4.4.4 update for my moto g. I give it a few hours, day at most. Posted via Android Central App
  • I just flashed Euroskank CM 12 in CWM w/out any issues and gapps for lollipop but I don't have root, I flashed supersu in CWM and I still don't have root, :(.
  • That's odd. I think people have been advising bit to upgrade to lollipop just yet because it breaks root. I think the wugfresh nexus kit was updated. Give it a few hours or a day there will be a way to root lollipop. I'm waiting on a flashable stock rooted lollipop zip. Haven't touched custom roms in years actually. It was the flashing gapps that frustrated me or messed up some of the core apps too often. Posted via Android Central App
  • Got the years wrong on the Nexus 7 - It should be 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi only
  • If I have a custom rom unlocked device and rooted nexus 7 can I still use this method? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes. Just know that you'll no longer be rooted, but the bootloader will remain unlocked.
  • Thanks! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Awesome, can't wait to get out of work and flash my n5 & 7!
  • When the OTA link is shared, is it just clicking it that will download and install? Or how does that work?
  • you download it to the SDCARD and reboot the phone.
  • I can't get it to work. I've tried it myself (I've done this before) and through the NExus Root Toolkit, and either way I get errors that it can't find system.img. I've redownloaded, verified the checksum through the toolkit, yet still can't get it to work. Just flashed 4.4.4 factory image just to make sure it wasn't an issue with my phone. Any advice?
  • Got it to work. So much Lollipop goodness.
  • what did you do? I am having the same issue. my md5 sum is correct and I have tried several times using the script and executing each command manually, it is always on the fastboot -w update that it errors out
  • To answer my own question in hopes it helps someone else
  • Thanks a bunch for that link, Jodosh! That got me through it.
  • What about the Nexus 4? Posted via Android Central App
  • I second that! Where's the N4 love? Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm impatient and don't want to wait to go home. Can I upgrade using my Chromebook?
  • not yet but maybe one day soon. you'll need a proper pc. but use wugfresh and theres almost no work for you. wouldnt be surprised if he updated for the new links already update: i am surprised
  • My Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi has not received it OTA yet.
    But The Google Developer page has been updated with the new images
  • Would anyone else prefer a different message on the system update screen. Like i know there is a update. When i see "your system is up to date" i just wanna scream LIAR!! Like change the message to "Calm your tits. its not your turn yet." Anyone agree?
  • Lol...I do ikeman. It's annoying Posted via Android Central App
  • Are you all happy now? Posted via the Gangster of Love.
  • I believe that's the Nexus 7 2013 and 2012 models (not the 2013 and 2014). Posted via Android Central App
  • Ermahgerd!
  • Nexus Root Toolkit v1.9.3 :)
  • While I'm tempted to flash it, I would just rather wait for OTA. Glad the option is available, but I'll wait it out. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can I flash this with a custom recovery and rom? Or do I have to be stock? Thanks Posted via the Android Central App
  • No nexus 4... :-(
  • The Nexus 4 factory image is not updated yet. Give it some time. Either the updates are still rolling out to Google, or they've set a different roll-out date for the Nexus 4. Hopefully you are not too far from receiving the update.
  • Thanks to all you beta testers! Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • There not testing anything you're interested in. Samsung is gonna skin the hell out of yours and add their own "*features" to the mix Posted via...The One
  • True. But the recent leaked S5 videos showing 5.0 actually looks really nice. It'll still have their own set of features. But I don't think the UII is terrible from the initial videos we've recently seen. Of course that can all change with final release.
  • You forgot my point, the oems fix what Google breaks. It has been like that for the last few years. That is why missing out on 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 for awhile were no big deal. Only moto and nexus needed them Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I just flashed my 2012 N7 using Wug's toolkit. Super easy! The nervous part was the final boot after flash and this can take up to ten minutes. Complete! Now to relock and play with Lollipop!!!! Woohoo!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Remove the -w from the flash-all.bat script to not wipe userdata.
  • Then make sure to do this.
  • Just flashed 5.0 and getting my phone put back together. I prefer a full wipe so I can choose to replace what I want...nice chance to start over. Liking 5.0 so far!
  • I'm almost there! Getting these errors on a mac: ./ line 17: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 18: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 19: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 20: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 21: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 22: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 23: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 24: fastboot: command not found
    ./ line 26: fastboot: command not found My bootloader is unlocked. I get these when I run ./ in terminal. Can anyone tell me why this is happening?
  • you must not have extracted the archive contents to the same platform-tools folder that fastboot is located in.
  • I did! Twice now... same errors. I know I'm doing something wrong. Oh well. Here's to waiting for OTA.
  • Most likely you need to edit the file. If you open the file in a text editor, you'll see it's really just a list of other fastboot commands. You need to add the "./" to EACH of those commands in order for them to be recognized, otherwise you get that error for each one. I understand that if ADB is in your path already, then this isn't necessary. But if you have no idea what I'm talking about, then it's not likely set up that way because you'd have had to do it manually already, and you'd know haha. I just installed the SDK as-is, and "fix" my script. Been doing this since my Nexus S days. Easy-peasy :)
  • Really wish I read your response three hours ago… Could've saved me time researching ADB problems…
    ./flash-all worked like a charm after adding the "./" to each line except the sleep 5
  • Glad I could help!
  • Hmm. Maybe I'll give this another shot.
  • Ha ha! Got it! Thanks for the help!!!
  • No problem, glad I knew something worthwhile :D
  • I did on Windows 7, my bootloader is unlocked.
    C:\Android SDK\platform-tools>cd n* C:\Android SDK\platform-tools\nakasi-lrx21p>dir
    Volume in drive C is OS
    Volume Serial Number is F8B5-4D1A Directory of C:\Android SDK\platform-tools\nakasi-lrx21p 12/03/2014 04:40 PM <DIR> .
    12/03/2014 04:40 PM <DIR> ..
    11/10/2014 12:44 PM 2,151,068 bootloader-grouper-4.23.img
    11/10/2014 12:44 PM 984 flash-all.bat
    11/10/2014 12:44 PM 872
    11/10/2014 12:44 PM 698
    11/10/2014 12:44 PM 392,995,996
    5 File(s) 395,149,618 bytes
    2 Dir(s) 142,866,092,032 bytes free C:\Android SDK\platform-tools\nakasi-lrx21p>flash-all.bat
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Press any key to exit...
  • So I rarely install in such a manner as I'm not usually excited for new updates but I love the new design so I went for it and it seems some or the major complaints for the nexus 9 and 6 are a rushed OS. Obviously this excludes hardware issues which I figure they will get fixed in new runs but the damage might be done. I've been on the fence canceling my preorder from new egg. They gave me 25$ due to the "issue" but I don't want a first run hardware wise because I think they will fix the issue on new runs.
  • I flashed the Lollipop image to my Nexus 10 tonight. Just followed the guide here on AC. The final reboot took a good 10 minutes it seems, but it finally finished. Really liking the new restore options in Lollipop. Still getting used to the new layout, I'm stoked! Posted via the Android Central App
  • target reported max download size of 1073741824 bytes
    archive does not contain 'boot.sig'
    archive does not contain'recovery.sig'
    failed to allocate 1005154516 bytes
    error: update package missing system.img
    press any key to exit.... Help! Getting this error trying to flash my n5. All the files have been copied into the platform-tools directory. Fails after writing the radio every time! What should I do?
  • It's OK, I found this process to manually flash boot, system etc.
  • There's a .zip called "image-hammerhead-lrx21o". You likely need to extract that file as it has your boot, system, etc files.
  • You will probably need to flash 4.4.4 ( first then flash Lollipop again. There seems to be a partition size mismatch when updating from preview version of L.
    Point to note when flashing 5.0 again is that you will need to use 'fastboot flash system system.img' instead of 'fastboot -w flash system system.img'
  • Cheers, thanks! I got it sorted already, I manually flashed each item one after another, instead of using the flash-all script and that worked for me!
  • So I flashed it properly through Nexus Root Toolkit, on the setup screen when selecting wifi...I'm getting a constant"Authentication Problem" - even more discouraging is that I can't skip the process OR turn on USB Debugging to try flashing again...i'm stuck sooo close from the finish....HELP
  • Very dissapoited with android 5.0 final. i updated but it failed. ADB notified like there:
    " Failed to allocate 1005154516 bytes
    Error : update package missing system.img "
    I going on following some page axemples : XDA and many peoples had seen the condition same my device. ( n5 16gb )
  • Unpack your. Tar file and then Unpack that file again in the sdk android tools folder Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is lollipop available for nexus 4
  • Again nothing for Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Done, and thank you google...
  • Got it on my N10. Went ahead and did the factory image route; everything's on Drive, anyway. APIs are almost restored. Very smooth, much another than KK. I like it, so far. Now, just need Motorola to kick out that update for my Motto X 2014... Posted via the Android Central App
  • when i open tar file it says no rar found
  • Every time I try to run this command on my Mac I get some sort of error for some reason. I end up just doing it the longer way which is ./fastboot erase boot,system,cache,userdate and recovery and then flash all three files. Works better for me even though its more steps Posted via the Android Central App
  • I posted a similar response above... Just like you must have "./" in front of the in the command line (./, so too do you need to have it in front of all of the fastboot commands IN the script itself. Open the script in a text editor, and you'll see that it's just a shell script to execute all of the same commands you are doing independently. But you need to append each of the fastboot commands in the script with "./" or they'll fail as "not recognized" (because that folder is not in your path and therefore the system doesn't know to look there unless you explicitly tell it to, i.e. "./")
  • Yeah I've tried to do the shell command as instructed per google instructions in the developer page. I include the ./ but for some reason I couldn't never get that command to work properly. Its obviously something that I'm doing wrong but Dont know what lol I just do it the way I know works for me you know lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • You might try running the absolute path, then you *shouldn't* have to modify the shell script. e.g,, /Users/yourname/Apps/whatever-the-hell-it-installs-the-sdk-to/ If unsure of the path, when in the dir with the 'flash-all'sh' script, type "pwd" (print working directory -- no quotes).
  • Well, what the Google instructions don't mention is editing the script itself to also have the "./" in front of the fastboot commands. If you have to use "./" to call the script, then you also have to use it to run fastboot commands, and that includes the fastboot commands that are called by the script itself. Understand that is sort of like a "batch file" in Windows, where it's really just a list of system commands. In this case, it's really just a list of fastboot commands that get executed one after the other after the other, so rather than entering 6+ fastboot commands separately, you can just execute one command that runs a simple script to execute all the fastboot commands. But if you have to use "./" to run fastboot commands one-at-a-time, then you also have to add "./" to each fastboot command IN the script. Do it however you prefer (one-at-a-time or with the script), but just know that the script will work fine if you edit the fastboot commands in the script, then run it.
  • Oh and lollipop runs smoothly on my nexus 5 :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Success on my Nexus 7 Wifi 2013! Ps it's 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7, not 2014 in op. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anybody get an actual ota or just side loading. Excited for 2013 nexus 7 ota. Posted via the Android Central App
  • where is the nexus 4 love?
  • To side load on the nexus 4 is exactly the same procedure except different file names bit the commands are the same Posted via the Android Central App
  • Installed perfectly on my 2012 N7. Decided to give GNL a shot with L so I'm going to hold off on Nova for a while and roll stock. GNL and Lollipop look awesome together. The little animations are great. Some random lag issues, the Facebook app in particular hates Lollipop. Other than that I'm just pissed that MX Player is yet again giving an supported android version error despite the preview being out for months now. Posted via the Android Central App BTW I used the flash all after unlocking and I worked with no issues.
  • Did it erase the SD card? Posted via the Android Central App
  • When will L update came for nexus 5? Desperate waiting Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's released... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Installed perfectly on my Nexus 5. Couldn't wait for the OTA. Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 5
  • They have the images for the nexus 10 but not the nexus 4. You have got to be kidding me. Posted via Android Central App
  • Does this manuall update will void my warranty ?
  • Any word on GPe devices? Specifically the One M8? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anyone else think the lockscreen has been ruined with Android L. There no longer seems to be that universal media control on the lockscreen. You now just get the notification widget of that app example Netflix. The problem with that is that it means you must allow the lockscreen to show all notifications. If you choose to hide sensitive data or show no notifications you get no control on the lockscreen which completely messes up when your using youtube or Netflix on chromecast as you can't pause or anything from the lockscreen. Also anyone having issues with heads up notifications. I can't seem to get any notifications to come up as a heads up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • From what I've read around the web, it's up to the app developers to enable their app to use heads up.
  • Am I the only one not seeing the 5.0 image for the nexus 5?
  • Try a different web browser and wipe your cache. Maybe you're seeing the page for a different country? Posted via the Android Central App
  • NE-X-US 4! NE-X-US 4! NE-X-US 4! Can't wait for the update!
  • I used Nexus Root Toolkit and it worked perfectly on my Nexus 5 Android 5.0 looks and feels AMAZING!!!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • i'm waiting for the lte nexus 7 2013 version.....hope will come soon.....and fix my broken auto-rotation :(
  • Works smooth as silk... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just installed the Android Lollipop factory image on my Nexus 5 today.
    Everything seems to work fine, except the WIFI connection. I am able to connect to my home WIFI but not able to connect to my company WIFI, which I could connect on the same phone with KitKat. Is anyone experiencing the same issue?
  • HUMMMM, no nexus 4 factory image? well well well. or is it a Phil over site?
    Glad i have a Moto X 2014 on the way, it may beat the Nexus 4 i'm running to Lollipop
    And i may wait, just to be sure i have a working phone when/if i get an ota before next thur. LOL nexus 4 ota before next thurs, the 20th, oh i made myself chuckle.
    You are all brave souls. Blesss you.
  • Guys can anyone clarify that after flashing L my off screen animation not like before with Kit Kat, kinda miss the cool log off screen Via nexus 5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Aww bummer, yeah, it looks like the old school CRT effect is gone on the Nexus 5 with 5.0.
  • anyone having a problem with the correct storage size showing up?
  • Nice. Got me some Lollipop now on my Nexus 7 (2013).
    Eagerly awaiting ROOT next! :)
  • As stated above, MX Player is not supported. I noticed the Live TV functionality of the FoxNews app and well as NBC Sports Live Extra don't function as well. I'm sure they will be supported in good time. Really liking the MD and new notifications...very smooth.
  • Can anyone tell will i get further ota after flashing 5.0 to nexus 5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hi all, if I get the following message in the command prompt what action do you recommend I take? error: update package missing system.img I checked in the '' and it show the system.ig file in there.
  • For current Android Lollipop users, is there any EAP-SIM for WiFi feature? I've been waiting this feature for long time. Posted via Android Central App
  • Hello all, i'm a little concerned i use linux, and in the past for rooting and and flashing custom recovery i do not have to put the ./ i just type it in.. (e.g adb-devices) and i get the proper outcome. i have also never had to extract to the platform tools i was just wondering if that same rule will apply here.. any help would be great thanks in advance.
  • I get stuck on "waiting for device".
  • installed the final images on my N5, after it finished loading up, it gives me a black screen with the back button and im stuck there. i dont know what to do anymore and losing hope. cant acces any of the settings to get it into debugging mode, cant do anything on it, please help
  • Kevin, did you find away out of this?? I'm in the same situation...
  • in command prompt it is showing not recognized due to inernal or external command
  • Just could not resist after seeing that video, so I took the plunge and pressed that "are you sure button" and 5 mins later I was lollipop on my Nexus 5 and boy is it fast.. I also seen that boot.sig and recovery.sig not found error, but I guess it because it was erased.. before hand perhaps a check, Just left it to carry on the script to finish.. Its so lovely ...
    Thanks Justin and the Android Central team
  • Edit: That boot.sig error then caused a malloc not enough space. These errors are caused by the script in the google flash-all.bat file so I used this method instead..
  • I'm installing Lollipop on my Nexus 5 via an OTA update right now.
  • DON'T APPLY THIS UPDATE TO NEXUS 7 (2013, WIFI) "Flo"! Most video players fail to work reliably after the update. YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Chrome all broken by taking the update.
  • problems,problems,problems.... thats all ive had. i have managed to narrow it down to step 7 with "Fastboot is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." any one had this problem or can help? no lolipop for me untill i fix this :(
  • I have a nexus 5 ,kitkat. I have unlocked bootloader , rooted , custom kernel ! And i have a notification of system update avilable for lollipop! How do i upgrade !! By flashing or by over the air upgrade ??
  • Don't upgrade, lollipop is awful. I'm now typing this slowly, having to check everg word as it often gets changed by itself. Also the light has gone to Save Power more so I can hardly see anything. My photos have been rearranged and I now either have to remember the date that were taken to find them, or just take pot luck and scroll forever as Highlights is not in any kind of order. And My Bluetooth no longer works.
    Do not touch lollipop!!!!!!!
  • Do not put this on your nexus 5.
    I want to organize my photos, but I can't. Google has done that for me and I can't find anything. I can't get on with thos new keyboard, it changes words I want for so.etbing different as I hit the spaces bar.
    My apps have disappeared and I had to download and buy them again .
    The look of the whole thing is tacky, icons look like they were drawn by a child, and they have added apps I don't want And can't get rid of.
    And the Bluetooth now doesnt find my Bluetooth keybosrdyy ......Keyboard!!!!!!
    If anyone knows of a way to get rid of this f*******g lollipop and go back to the way my phone was, ease let me know. (Or even please let me know). I can't use my phone for even half of what I need it for due to this bloody annoying lollipop keyboard. If I can't get rid of it I'm going to have to get a nother phone, and it sure as hell won't be from Google!!
  • Keep getting "error: update package missing system.img" :/
  • Want to update to Lollipop? tired to wait for the OTA? here you are: No root, no unlocked bootloader, no custom recovery and no wipe needed.
  • Just got mine via T-Mobile, Folsom, CA.
  • The world has gone nuts. I worked in OS design my entire career, and if you can't plug an Android device into a machine that can handle backup and recovery, and automatically get one big button that says Update, the developers have failed. Surfacing arcane language and processes is a measure of failure.