Get Android Lollipop on Nexus 5 and 7 now

Google recently announced the long awaited Android 5.0 lollipop update, now confirmed to be called “Android Lollipop”. But we have had the Android L developer preview for months now so we had an idea of what to expect in the new 5.0 update. But Google have said that they will be rolling out the OTA (Over-The-Air) update in the “coming weeks” to the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and both Nexus 7’s as well as the Google Play Edition devices. But if you can’t wait till then, I will show how to get Android Lollipop on your Nexus 5 or 2013 Nexus 7 today.


  • Nexus 5 or 2013 Nexus 7 (currently not available on other Nexus devices)
  • Nexus Root Toolkit

Step 1: Download The 5.0 Factory Image

Go to the Google Developer Page and download the image that applies to your device. On the site it says “preview but this is as close to a final release as you will find.

Step 2 : The Install

Open up Nexus Root Toolkit on your PC.

Step 3 : Flashing The Factory Image

Select the “Flash Stock + Unroot” option. Which will lead you to another pop up where you will need to select the image that we downloaded.

Step 4 : Let NRT Flash The Image

Put your device into USB Debugging Mode and let the installer automatically install the image.

Enjoy you device now running Android 5.0 Lollipop

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