Developers at Google have finally released the most anticipated Android update the Android 5.1 Lollipop with tons of new tweaks to make the Android devices more stable which have the Android 5.0 or 5.01 already loaded on them. The Android official blog has just updated their post regarding this update. The developers claim that they have added some minor fixes in this upgrade regarding the dual SIM devices also adding the quick shortcuts on the quick settings menu including the Bluetooth and WiFi settings.
Beside this the Android 5.1 Lollipop will be more secure for the user if they lose their smartphone, all they have to do is lock their devices with the Google Account and no one would ever unlock it even if they Factory Reset the device. Meanwhile the Update will bring more advanced HD voice quality to the device. Now the question is how to get this update for the Nexus series devices including the Nexus 5. (currently the most used Nexus series smartphone).
We have the solution, The official update of the Android 5.1 Lollipop may take some time to release for the Nexus 5 device, but we will let you know how to download and install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Nexus 5 device, by manually flashing it on your device with the help of this guide given below. All you have to do is follow these steps given in the guide below to flash your device with the latest version of Android available in the market which has been released today. (March the 9th, 2015).
For other Nexus series device owners you have to wait for the Official update and to know when it reaches you all you have to do is Head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update, and if there is the software update you are lookinf for do it now and get busy in updating your device. Most expected devices to get the update on the first roll out are the Google Nexus series devices, The Motorola Moto series devices and some of the Google Play edition devices that have been released by different smartphone makers.
Before you Flash your device:
Make sure to backup all the data on your device, because Flashing the device means not different then the Factory Reset, So you will loose all your precious data. So Backup it now.
You will need these files before heading to flashing Android 5.1 on Nexus 5.
Download ADB Tools and unpack the zip file
Download Android 5.1 factory image for Nexus 5 (hammerhead – LMY47D) – save it to the ADB Tools folder and unpack it too
Make sure you have Nexus 5 drivers installed on your computer
Download and Install Android 5.1 On Nexus 5:
Step 1: First of all Backup your device as mentioned above.
Step 2: Now shut it down and then restart it in the FastBoot Mode by pressing and holding the Volume down + Power button as seen in the image.
Step 3: Now Make sure to select the recovery mode from the given menu.
Step 4: After that connect your device with the PC using the USB Data cable ( make sure to download and install the Nexus 5 PC drivers to make PC identify your device)
Step 5:Now you have to open the Downloaded Firmware pack and Extract it in your ADB Tools FOlder.
Step 6: After that Double click thefile and let it do its thing.
Step 7: Your Nexus 5 will reboot and be running Android 5.1 Lollipop.
That’s it you get the official Android 5.1 update on your device. Now browse your device and check out all the features that have been updated with this current update installed on your device.