Google Listing Android Update Death Dates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

As we already know, Android software updates typically last for two years following the launch of a device. This goes for pretty much every OEM, although, not every device sees that type of support. However, when it comes to Google and its lineup of Nexus devices, the company is usually quite good about supporting its smartphones and tablets.

Listed on a support page this week, Google is now detailing the timeframes that owners of these select devices should start really thinking about an upgrade. For Nexus phones and tablets, the Android software updates will last “at least” two years, but for security patches, the updates will continue for about three years after launch.  (more…)

Download: LMY48M, LYZ28K, LVY48F OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Over-the-air (OTA) zip download links to LMY48M for Nexus devices are hitting the web, in case you don’t want to mess with flashing factory images, wiping all of your data in the process. For now, we have links to the update for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, with more sure to be on the way shortly.

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

Google Posts LMY48M Factory Images for Nexus 6, 9, 5, 7 (2013), 10, and 4 (Updated)

Yesterday, T-Mobile told us to expect monthly security updates for Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9, and 10. Today, Google posted the factory images for each as build LMY48M.

Keep in mind that the T-Mobile Nexus 6 will receive a different update as build LYZ28K, so if you are running a Nexus 6 on T-Mo, don’t flash these LMY48M images.  (more…)

Download: Nexus OTA Stagefright Patches (Updated)

Update 8/13: We now have all available files below.


Last week, Google released factory images for most of its Nexus devices that were supposed to address Stagefright vulnerabilities. While those images are there for the flashing and will get you all patched up, we know that many of you like to wait for over-the-air (OTA) updates to hit your devices. If you are still waiting for those and are willing to sideload the updates instead, we are compiling them in a list below.

Before long, we should have .zip files for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, Nexus 9 WiFi and LTE, and Nexus 10.

We will continue to update this post as we have more URLs.  (more…)

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Download: Nexus OTA Stagefright Patches (Updated)

Update 8/13: We now have all available files below.


Last week, Google released factory images for most of its Nexus devices that were supposed to address Stagefright vulnerabilities. While those images are there for the flashing and will get you all patched up, we know that many of you like to wait for over-the-air (OTA) updates to hit your devices. If you are still waiting for those and are willing to sideload the updates instead, we are compiling them in a list below.

Before long, we should have .zip files for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, Nexus 9 WiFi and LTE, and Nexus 10.

We will continue to update this post as we have more URLs.  (more…)

Android 5.1.1 “LMY48I” Factory Images Arrive for Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9, and 10

Moments after pushing Android 5.1.1 “LMY48I” to AOSP, Google went ahead and made factory images of the new build available as well. We are currently seeing factory images for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, Nexus 9 WiFi and LTE, and Nexus 10.

As a reminder, this update patches the Stagefright vulnerabilities made public last week and is a part of Google’s new monthly security update program(more…)