How to Manually Upgrade Your Nexus Android 5.1 Lollipop [Updated]

Update 4/13/15: Nexus 4 is updated to Android 5.1 (LMY47O).

The main advantage of the Nexus they are the first to enjoy the new versions of Android. With the announcement of 5.1 Android Lollipop Google already reported that the update for its devices would go coming these days, and thus is being.

The first receive the OTA Android 5.1 It has been the Nexus 5 but during the next few hours, days and weeks will this new version to the rest of the family of Google devices. The update confirmed for all, which also reach 4-Nexus, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2012-2013), 9 Nexus and Nexus 10.

As usual the OTA come form staggered users during these weeks, but who do not want to wait to enjoy the improvements and developments of 5.1 Android Lollipop You can install the update manually.

Manually install the update OTA

  • Nexus 4: Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47O) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C)
  • Nexus 5:
    • Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47D) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C)
    • Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47I) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C)
  • Nexus 6:
    • Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47D) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C)
    • Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47I) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C)
  • Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47M) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C)
  • Nexus 7 WiFi (2012): Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47D) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22G)
  • Nexus 7 3 G (2012): Not available
  • Nexus 7 WiFi (2013): Not available
  • Nexus 7 LTE (2013): Not available
  • Nexus 9 WiFi: Not available
  • Nexus 10: Upgrade to 5.1 (LMY47D) Android Android 5.0.1 (LRX22G)

To manually update need to have installed the SDK for Android and our Android device drivers and the following steps:

  • Download the file us appropriate update our device and current version.
  • Save the zip file in the folder Platform-tools the Android SDK.
  • Connect the device to the computer.
  • Turn off the phone and turn it on at the same time hold volume up + volume down + Power for entering the bootloader.
  • Entering the Recovery mode with the help of the volume keys to change option and the Power button to access.
  • When an icon with an exclamation mark appears press Volume up + Power At the same time.
  • Select apply update from adb.
  • Writing instruction from the terminal or command prompt window from your computer ADB sideload next to the name of the update.

Once installed the update just have to restart the device. This process will leave the device updated to respecting our data since it is what I would do the OTA automatically.

Update 4/13/15: Nexus 4 is updated to Android 5.1 (LMY47O).

Update 1/4/15: Nexus 5 receives the new OTA Android 5.1 (LMY47I).