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Download: Android 5.1.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices

Update July 2:  Added Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi update to LMY48G.


Now that Android 5.1.1 factory images have been posted for a number of Nexus devices, we are starting to see the rollout of over-the-air (OTA) updates to them, namely the Nexus 7 (2012) and (2013), Nexus 10, and Nexus Player. More will arrive soon (Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 4, and Nexus 9), so we are starting to compile a list of them all below. We know that many of you like to sideload updates rather than wait for them to hit your device – feel free to bookmark this one. 

As we continue to receive new file URLs that are direct downloads from Google, we will continue to update this post.


Download Android 5.1.1 OTA .zips:

  • Nexus 4 – [LMY47V from LMY47O, 18.1MB] – Download Link
  • Nexus 5 – [LMY48B from LMY47D, 24MB] – Download Link (Cheers Marco!)
  • Nexus 6 – [LYZ28E from LMY47M, 126MB (T-Mobile only)] – Download Link
  • Nexus 6 – [LYZ28E from LMY47Z, 115MB (T-Mobile only)] – Download Link
  • Nexus 6 – [LMY47Z from LMY47D, 101MB (Sprint, US Cellular only)] – Download Link
  • Nexus 6 – [LMY47Z-from-LMY47I, 100MB] – Download Link
  • Nexus 6 – [LMY47Z from LMY47E, 102MB] – Download Link (Cheers Phil!)
  • Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi – [LMY47V from LMY47D, 9.6MB] – Download Link
  • Nexus 7 (2012) Mobile – [LMY47V from LMY47D, 10MB] – Download Link (via)
  • Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi – [LMY47V from LMY47O, 18MB] – Download Link (Cheers David O.!)
  • Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi – [LMY48G from LMY47V, 18MB] – Download Link
  • Nexus 7 (2013) LTE – [LMY47V from LMY47O, 18.1MB] – Download Link (via)
  • Nexus 9 WiFi – [LMY47X from LRX22L, 401MB] – Download Link (via)
  • Nexus 9 LTE – [LMY47X from LRX22L, 409MB] – Download Link
  • Nexus 10 – [LMY47V from LMY47D, 13.9MB] – Download Link (via)
  • Nexus Player – [LMY47V from LMY47D, 15.3MB] – Download Link

*Note – In order to flash a .zip file in adb, be sure to match up the build number on the file to your current or the update will fail. For example, look at the new build number in brackets followed by the build number that it’s coming “from.” In your Settings>About screen, you will want to match up to the “from” build number.

For instructions to sideload using adb, check here. For instructions on how to grab an OTA file, check here.

  • Puddle Engineer

    If I have an AT&T phone can I use Nexus Root Toolkit to go from LMY47I to LMY47Z?

  • Bob Matteson

    I am on AT&T with a Nexus 6, got the notification to download the 5.1.1 OTA this week. I waited until I was unrooted, now the notification is gone. How do I get it back? Says system is up to date when I check for updates.

  • Rod

    According to a XDA member, N5 passes the “Farm Heroes Saga” test. (Opening up and swiping the app away a couple of times would increase System ram usage to about 1,2GB).

    Let’s keep fingers crossed Google managed to terminate all the memory leakages…

  • Rod

    Nexus 5, scrolling bounce bug not fixed in 5.1.1

  • Rod

    Nexus 5 updating.

    Will post feedback soon, about memory leak mostly.

  • Brandon Rosonina

    can this be sideloaded using twrp?

    • Brandon Rosonina

      nope…. I am rooted thought and franko kernel… may be the problems

  • Chris Doerman

    The Nexus 5 update says “LMY48B from LMY47D”. My N5 has LM47I so I’m assuming another patch has to be released before I can upgrade.

    • Dante Vasách

      I have a Nexus 5 and also: LMY47I, but do not understand what I download? Does LMY47I of LRX22C or LMY48B of LMY47I?

      • Chris Doerman

        LMY48B of LMY47I … let me know if works for you. I am having Windows driver problems with ADB.

        • ROB

          I downloaded a updated through wugfresh and now I am at 5.1.1… hope this helps

        • Dante Vasách

          I am having the same problems … says “Error: Device not found.” But, download device drivers and when I try to install it manually from “Device Manager” Windows does not recognize. I do not know what’s going on …

  • DanSan
    • Wolfgang D.

      +1

  • Mark

    yay

  • ROB

    This is not 5.1.1 for the Nexus 4 or 5…I believe the title needs to be changed.

    • ROB

      I stand corrected…my apologies

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  • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

    I grabbed my 2nd gen N7 last night for the first time in 1-3 days and it had received 5.1.1 OTA.

    • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

      And about 1-2 hours later, my N7 is laggy again. Dang it Bobby!

  • Vedant Singh

    Does this fix the proximity sensor issue on Nexus 6 due to updating to 5.1 .

    • eAbyss

      It hasn’t been released for the Nexus 6 yet…

  • Jprime

    Got the ota, tablets flying haters!

  • shamatuu

    what changes from 5.1 to 5.1.1? isn’t the same thing as 5.1?

    • Enric

      Very minor changes. It’s mostly to repair bugs from 5.1

    • eAbyss

      No new features, just bug fixes.

  • Brian Menius

    […] and Nexus 9.

    … lolno

    • eAbyss

      Started rolling out yesterday…

    • eAbyss

      Just started rolling out yesterday…

  • Justin

    My Nexus 7 2012 WiFi tablet runs quite a bit faster so far compared to 5.1. The new update has made the tablet very usable now, after using it for 20 minutes I didn’t notice any lag or slow down that I did on 5.1. The 5.1.1 update seems to have fixed things this time.

    • Aaron

      Not saying it isn’t better, but the lag does come back. For me the worst culprit seems to be Chrome.

      • Justin

        Yeah there is some slight lag with chrome, although the chrome beta seems to be smoother and less laggy on it, but other than that I still haven’t had the freezing or serious slow downs I had in 5.1.

  • kretz7

    I’m glad the N4 is still being supported but 5.0 brought a bunch of bugs that has made it sometimes unusable. 5.1 brought more bugs and didn’t fix the ones I had before.

    • Dave P

      What bugs? People just claim bugs and don’t mention any, It’s like trolling.. I don’t have any bugs that impact my usage on my N6

      • kretz7

        Sure, no problem, I assumed it wasn’t just me and people would know. Maybe it’s only affecting the N4 devices.

        1. Receiving/Making calls – I can hear the voice on the other end but they can’t hear me. Reboot resolves it.
        2. Bluetooth – 5.1 broke bluetooth on my devices (I also have a N10). Sometimes it can’t find devices, sometimes it’s not discoverable. Other times it connects but I can’t hear any audio come out of the device I’m connected to. My wife’s iPad connects and plays audio fine to these devices. I’ve not been able to resolve this issue.
        3. From time to time hangouts freaks out and re-sends all of my conversations to me. Not really that big of a deal, just more of a nuisance to have to clear all the notifications.
        4. The camera app crashes and/or causes my phone to reboot. Any app that uses the camera could potentially cause my phone to reboot.

        • AngryBadger

          hot damn. I just have an intermittent memory leak with the N5.

        • Suicide_Note

          Lollipop has given lots of people headaches, on all flavors of Nexus and non-Nexus devices.

        • eAbyss

          Do a factory data reset…

      • Suicide_Note

        Or they get tired of mentioning the same bugs.

  • Sopapilla

    i just got 5.0.2 on my nexus 9 last night….

    • eAbyss

      …and 5.1.1 for it just started rolling out yesterday.

  • Justin

    Just checked for an update and it said I have 5.1.1 waiting. It is installing on my Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi right now. Did they fix the memory leak issue(s) in this version, lag and freezing still around?

    • Suicide_Note

      Once it’s installed you can tell us.

      • Justin

        I was curious if anyone that had it running before I did knew or not, guess not. Well I’m not sure if the memory leak(s) are completely resolved or not but it does seem to run quite a bit better now.

    • eAbyss

      I think 5.1.1 is supposed to fix most but not all of the memory leak issues left over from 5.1. Don’t quote me on it though.

  • Brandon

    Funny thing is I was just thinking about this earlier.

  • John Peggs

    Received my 5.1.1 OTA update for my nexus 7 2012 today

  • Jérôme Besnard

    Just got it for my moms n10

  • Tony Spencer

    N7 2013 WiFi OTA right now!

  • Jprime

    Anyone know how this will affect the Verizon branded Nexus 6? Is it the same build/ version/ etc?

    • jimt

      This is not for any Nexus 6 yet.

      • Jprime

        Yes, I know that. But they will eventually post it.

        • Raj Bhatt

          If it isn’t posted yet, how can any of us know its effects?

          • Jprime

            I guess if someone used stock based Roms with root, knew if the current build numbers were the same, knew if Verizon basic or visual voicemail worked on non branded devices, etc.

        • eAbyss

          The Nexus 6 is designed to be carrier neutral and all updates are handled by Google so yes, Verizon bought N6s should receive it at around the same time as other N6s.

          The ASOP changelog for 5.1.1 includes the N6 so it should eventually revieve it.

    • eAbyss

      It hasn’t been released for the Nexus 6 yet…

      N6 builds are supposed to be unified from now on so all N6s will receive the same build.

  • David Quinones

    my 7 received 5.1.1 yesterday via OTA. seems a bit smoother.

  • Tyler Spurgeon

    Will this make my Nexus 7 (2012) run any better? No matter what I do it is still slow as hell.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Do you have Facebook or Facebook Messenger on it? Mine is running 5.1 and it was running slow until I factory reset it. Now it is running fairly well, except if I have Facebook on it it has a ton of lag when it first turns on for about 4-5 minutes.

      • Tyler Spurgeon

        Nope, it’s pretty much stock other then installing the SiriusXM app but even before I did that it was slow. Factory resets and clearing the cache partition doesn’t seam to help at all.

        • Lunkman

          I’m in the same boat- with SiriusXM being my only “major” app. Hoping this update gets it somewhat back to normal. Used to be the ultimate web browser/music/email device, and now it is close to useless.

        • eAbyss

          It’s probably a bad app. If you allow Google to restore your apps after a factory data reset then it will continue to cause you trouble because you’ll have the problem app back from the get go. You have to FDR then install your apps one by one until you start having problems again then uninstall whatever app you believe is causing you trouble (should be the latest installed app). If it still doesn’t improve then start uninstalling apps one by one in the opposite order you installed them in. It goes without saying that you have to use your phone a bit in between installs and uninstalls in order to determine if you’ve caused or fixed your problem.

  • Suicide_Note

    *insert Droid Turbo comment here*

    • Darren Pawlak

      it is kinda depressing at this point lol, while lightyears better than, it’s starting to seem like the new bionic (just so long as it veers away from ‘cliq’ territory all might not be lost)

      • DanSan

        ugh we had such high hopes for that bionic… then it fell right on its ugly face.

        • Darren Pawlak

          hardware wise, and usablity wise (even stuck on Kit-Kat) the Turbo is a great phone, even with the advanced calling snafus it’s still a great phone and in many ways a noticeable improvement over the Droid 2013 line… BUT like the bionic it’s starting to feel like an update may never happen as every other phone under the sun, even couple year old phones are getting lollipop and the Turbo has nary a whisper lately of any possibility lol

          • DanSan

            my girlfriend has the turbo and i love that phone. minus the capacative keys which are 100% personal opinion, that phone is a beast. even on kitkat, it runs like a champ.

      • No it should never be compared to the Bionic. The Droid Turbo is a good phone, my wife loves hers.
        The Bionic on the other hand caused a few people I know to leave Android and switch to Apple products due to the massive issues they had with the device. Many of them loved the original Droid and were excited to upgrade only to have multiple problem and say screw Android.
        So no the Droid Turbo is a great phone just has not been upgraded. Granted I would rather they make sure all the bugs are out before an upgrade happens because I’m tech support for my wife and having issues would make her possibly want to jump ship to Apple as well.

        • MH

          My bionic still works, oddly enough. It’s rooted and running GB, but zero issues other than crap battery life. Maybe i’m the odd one out. The HTC thundercrap, on the other hand, was FAR worse than the Bionic ever dreamed it could be.

    • Jeremy Martin

      Or Droid MAXX…when the hell is it getting updated.

    • Nexusphan

      You could have bought N6, rocking 5.1.1 aosp rom for last 1 month, great battery life also, 5-6 hours SOT

      • Suicide_Note

        I bought a N6 shortly after launch, and I’m on my third one, so, yeah.

    • TC Infantino

      Heh

      • VAVA Mk2

        Or a Nexus 9

        • michael arazan

          Still waiting for the 5.1 OTA for a GP N6 with a vzw cut down sim.

          • VAVA Mk2

            Um just root and flash yourself. The factory image is already out there. Just use the Nexus Root Toolkit

          • eAbyss

            You don’t have to root. Just unlock the bootloader and sideload the update.

          • MrHighCALiber

            My exact setup as well. I just wanted to see what the official 5.1.1 was like before I unlocked my boot loader and installed a custom ROM.

  • AngryBadger

    so… this doesn’t kill the Nexus 7 2013, right? …right? :Z

    • Mmmm Bacon

      Maybe it has special powers and can revive all the ones affected by #nexus7bricked

  • Droid Ronin

    I like how the Nexus 7 2012 is still receiving updates despite being almost 3 years old.

    • Anthony_Armando

      Even though I use mine mostly as a streaming remote it is indeed pretty awesome.

    • Maui

      lol mine barely functions after the last update. It’s sooo freakin’ slow now.

      • mike

        Mine was like that, even with a factory reset. I just finished the 5.1.1 installation and have performed another factory reset. I am setting up as new and only installing the necessary Google apps and a few others I want. Seems more responsive so far.
        I have the 2013 n7 too so this just sits next to my bed as a clock running daydreams.

        • Wil Gibson

          I factory reset my 2012 N7 as well, reinstalling the bare minimum of needed apps from the back up, and it runs great. This was before getting 5.1.1. It makes me think that Android gets bloated like Windows after installing and uninstalling a lot of programs. I plan on doing the same to my Nexus 4 after I get the update.

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      • Mark

        what kind of crazy person uses a 2012 n7 now? They were slow in 2012.

        no offense of course. 🙂