With Android 5.0.1 and 5.0 OTA updates rolling out to most Nexus devices at this point, we wanted to make sure our Google Play Edition friends were caught up as well. The Android 5.0 updates have been rolling out to the G Pad 8.3 and Z Ultra for a couple of days now, but we are just now getting updates for the One (M7) and One (M8) after a couple of delays.
As we have done with Nexus updates for years, we have put together a list of direct downloads for you below for your Google Play Edition device. We currently do not have Moto G or Galaxy S4 updates, but will hope to add them soon.
Note: We will update this post as more update zip files are made available. Continue to check back.
- 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 – [LRX21Z from KTU84P, Android 5.0, 380MB] – Download Link
- Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE – [LRX21P from KTU84P, Android 5.0, 492MB] – Download Link
For instructions to sideload on most devices using adb, check here. Unfortunately, these GPE devices can have different instructions that don’t use adb. For example, HTC has completely broken OTA sideloading on the One (M8) by forcing you to fully S-OFF in order to complete an update. That’s a complete garbage move on their part, so yeah, “oem unlock” isn’t enough for HTC, apparently. To be sure you have the correct process, you may want to head to your related XDA thread.
For instructions on how to grab an OTA file, check here.
Update: Here are all of the Nexus links for Android 5.0.1.
Update 12/12: Added Galaxy S4 GPE download link.
Cheers Kristen, Droidzilla, Mark, Doug, and everyone else!