The tech giant, Google has finally rolled out the long-awaited Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphone. The updates will be delivered to the Nexus-lineup over-the-air (OTA) and comes with numerous bug-fix and better performance.
Both Nexus devices will get the Lollipop update with build number LMY47V for Nexus 4, while Nexus 5 will be updated with the latest version LMY48B
Nexus users can download the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update by checking the OTA update in the device settings. To do so, navigate to the Settings >> About Device and select 'Software Update' option to check for OTA update.
The OTA update for Nexus devices will be rolled out in a weekly phase, so for those users, who can't wait to get the update to their device can manually update using ADB sideload method. Here is a guide on how to download and manually install the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.
Download Latest Version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (OTA Zip) files for Nexus Devices here:
Points to remember before installing Android 5.1.1 on Nexus 4 and Nexus 5
1. Backup all the important data, additional files and settings of the Nexus device.
2. Make sure that your Nexus device has atleast 80 percent or above battery charge to avoid power off during the installation process.
3. Ensure the bootloader of the Nexus is unlocked. (Note: Unlocking the bootloader will void the device's warranty)
4. This is a stock Android 5.1.1 firmware released by Google only for the said Nexus devices. Installing this firmware on other model could brick the device.
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Step-by-Step Installation process of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for Nexus using ADB Sideload
Step 1: Download and install ADB and Fastboot to your computer correctly. This program will run on PC to connect Nexus device through USB cable to flash Android OS.
Step 2: Enable Developer Mode: To enable navigate to device Settings >> About Phone and tap on Build Number seven times until a dialogue box appears 'You are now a developer'.
Step 3: Enable USB Debugging: To enable USB Debugging go to Settings >> Developer Options >> Enable USB Debugging.
Step 4: Connect the Nexus device to the computer and click allow USB debugging on the device.
Step 5: Ensure the device is connected to PC and the serial number of the Nexus is showing as connected device. Or type the following command < adb devices > (without tags) to see the serial number with the name of the device.
Step 6: Boot Nexus into Bootloader mode or Recover mode by following command < adb rebook bootloader >.
Step 7: When the Nexus is in Recovery mode, navigate using volume keys and select 'apply update from ADB' using power button.
Step 8: Now enter the command < adb sideload [OTA file name].zip > in the comment prompt.
Step 9: The command prompt will show the progress of transferring the update to the Nexus.
Step 10: The Nexus will automatically restart, once the update is completed. Now your Nexus device should be running the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.
[Note: This procedure is technical. If the smartphone brick or damaged during the installation process, GizBot cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage for the smartphone. Hence, the user has to perform the installation on their own risk.]
Source: XDA Developers