Android 5.1 Factory Images Available for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Update April 14:  Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and LTE models, along with the Nexus 4 are now available.

Update April 8:  Google added Android 5.1 (LMY47D) images for the Nexus 7 2012 “Mobile.”

Updated March 25:  Google added Android 5.1 (LMY47I) images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

Updated March 20:  Google added the Android 5.1 (LMY47D) image for the Nexus Player.

Updated March 17: Google just added a new Android 5.1 factory image for the Nexus 6 as build LMY47E.

Updated March 12:  Nexus 6 factory images added.


The first batch of Android 5.1 factory images are now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012).

You will find links to all below. We will update this post as we have more.  (more…)

Google’s Wireless Service May Only Work With the Nexus 6 Initially

According to the Wall Street Journal, if Google’s now-confirmed wireless service launches in the near future, maybe by the end of this month, it will only work with the Nexus 6. That limitation may not be forever, but at the initial launch, you may not want to get your hopes up over the idea that any unlocked phone, even your Nexus 5, will work with the hybrid mobile-to-WiFi network.  (more…)

Nexus 5 16GB and 32GB in Black Back and In-Stock on Google Play

The Nexus 5, a phone whose life may come to an end on March 31, is back in-stock on Google Play in black and with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. This is arguably still one of the best (if not the best) phone deals around. For just $349, you can get an unlocked phone with 16GB of storage that receives swift Android updates and works on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint networks here in the US. For another $50, you can double the storage to 32GB.

We love the Nexus 5. Sure, it’s camera and battery life aren’t great, but the value, in-hand feel, look, and performance is about as good as it gets. Be sure to read our Nexus 5 review if you haven’t. (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.2 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated: Nexus 10)

Updated 1/20:  Nexus 10 link added.

Now that Android 5.0.2 factory images have been posted for more devices (Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10) and over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to rollout, it’s about time that we give you a post to bookmark that will continue to be updated. So even as the update hits the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Nexus tablets or phones, we will update this post.  (more…)

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Download: Android 5.0.2 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Update 2/2:  Nexus 7 Mobile links (both 2012 and 2013) added.

Update 1/20:  Nexus 10 link added.

Now that Android 5.0.2 factory images have been posted for more devices (Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10) and over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to rollout, it’s about time that we give you a post to bookmark that will continue to be updated. So even as the update hits the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Nexus tablets or phones, we will update this post.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated: 5.0.2)

Update 12/24:  Added Android 5.0.2 link for the Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi.

Update 12/15:  Added Nexus 5 link! (Cheers Dustin!)

Update 12/10:  Added Nexus 4 link. Also added Nexus 6 link.

Android 5.0.1 OTA updates are starting to pop-up for most of the Nexus devices, which isn’t all that surprising after seeing the new Android version hit AOSP yesterday with factory images shortly behind it. The first three devices to receive build LRX22C are the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, and Nexus 10. But don’t be surprised if the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, and Nexus 6 updates aren’t far behind them.

As is the case each time new OTA updates rollout for Nexus devices, we have started a running list of the updates that can be sideloaded, along with instructions for flashing them. We will continue to update this list as more device updates pop up. Also, as a reminder, we only provide the direct-from-Google download links, so these are as safe as can be.  (more…)

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