The Android 5.0 “Lollipop” over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to arrive to more and more devices, which means that we are finally starting to capture some of the .zip files that can be shared with you for manual updating on your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 and 2012), Nexus 4, and Nexus 10.
As a reminder, Google rolls out updates in stages, so that they can catch bugs and make sure the process isn’t destroying millions of devices. Assuming the updates go well, they begin to update additional batches of devices each day. But, if you have a .zip file directly from Google for your particular device, you can manually update in a couple of steps (without root).
Each time a new OTA update rolls out for the Nexus line, we have made it a habit of putting them all together for you in a simple list, along with instructions. With Lollipop, things haven’t changed.
Below, the list has already begun for Android 5.0 files.
Note: We will update this post as more update zip files are made available. Continue to check back.
- Nexus 5 – [LRX21O from KTU84P, 479MB] – Download Link
- Nexus 4 – [LRX21T from KTU84P, 394MB] – Download Link
- Nexus 10 – [LRX21P from KTU84P, 325MB] – Download Link
- Nexus 7 WiFi (2013) – [LRX21P from KTU84P, 389MB] – Download Link
- Nexus 7 LTE (2013)
- Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) – [LRX21P from KTU84P, 311MB] – Download Link
- Nexus 7 WiFi+3G (2012)
For instructions to sideload using adb, check here. For instructions on how to grab an OTA file, check here.
Update 1: Added Nexus 7 (2013) link.
Update 2: Added Nexus 7 (2012) link.
Update 11/16: Added Nexus 4 link.
Update 12/3: Here is the list for the Android 5.0.1 updates that will soon be rolling out.
Update 12/5: Here are many of the updates for Google Play Edition devices.
- HTC One (M8) GPE – [LRX22C from KTU84P, Android 5.0.1, 528MB] – Download Link
- HTC One (M7) GPE – [LRX22C from KTU84P, Android 5.0.1, 511MB] – Download Link
- Sony Z Ultra GPE – [LRX21P from KTU84P, Android 5.0, 397MB] – Download Link
- LG G Pad 8.3 GPE -[LRX21P from KTU84P, Android 5.0, 405MB] – Download Link
- Moto G GPE
- Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE
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