How To Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 5 Nexus 7

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. DroidModderX

    DroidModderX Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    2,088
    Trophy Points:
    478
    Ratings:
    +2,207
    [​IMG]


    If you own a Nexus then chances are you are pretty familiar with flashing a stock image to your device. Last week Google released an all new 5.0 Lollipop Preview build. There are several changes, especially in the Material theme. Installing this is actually pretty simple. You will need to have an abd/fastboot environment setup on your PC or mac. Normally this means having the adb.exe and fastboot.exe files stored in a folder. If you don't already have that set up you can find some pretty simple instructions here.

    Once you have the adb and fastboot environment setup you can head to the link below to grab the image file. This will be in the form of a TGZ. You will need to extract the file. then copy the 5 files within the folder and then paste those into your folder containing the adb and fastboot files. Once you have copied and pasted the files simply double click the "flash-all.bat" and the install script will begin. Your phone should be in bootloader mode (from power off, press and hold volumedown+power), and should be connected to the pc.

    Download Android 5.0 Lollipop
     
  2. tommyz

    tommyz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +29
    I wish I didn't hard brick my 2012 Nexus 7. I really wanted to try the new L out.:(
     
  3. pc747

    pc747 Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    24,243
    Likes Received:
    5,276
    Trophy Points:
    1,123
    Ratings:
    +5,860
    its for 2013 nexus 7
     
  4. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,625
    Likes Received:
    5,115
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,073
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    Challenge accepted. Downloading now.
     
  5. jakenader123

    jakenader123 Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +11
    Its so smooth on the nexus 7, I can't wait to see how fast it is on newer hardware like the droid turbo.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Sydman

    Sydman Premium Member
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,871
    Likes Received:
    609
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    Ratings:
    +678
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P
    Man, I decided to take the plunge and put this on my Nexus 5. I have no words for how beautiful and smooth this OS is. Re-downloading all my apps for me from backup. Will see how it goes.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    6,686
    Likes Received:
    3,548
    Trophy Points:
    1,578
    Location:
    Thailand
    Ratings:
    +4,036
    Current Phone Model:
    iPhone 7 Plus JB
    Good job.. Let us know your thoughts.
     
  8. Sydman

    Sydman Premium Member
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,871
    Likes Received:
    609
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    Ratings:
    +678
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P
    Initial thoughts. I want to see this on the Nexus 6 and a bigger screen. :)

    Secondary, so far smooth as silk with no lag whatsoever, though the N5 never did anyway. I love the new lock screen and pull-down notification bar. The animations are great, the flat design is all sorts of sexy and finally matching.

    I hated that KK was white with some blue leftover from ICS. Everything is uniform now, so I feel that makes it seem more complete.

    There are hardly any apps installed by default, this thing is bone stock, like a fresh install of Cyanogen. There are some downsides to that, you have the default Calendar app, so if you install Google Calendar you will have two apps. Same for the web browser, you get the default, so if you install Chrome you will have two.

    They still have the stock Gallery, which I wish they would remove since I use Google Photos, but I guess not everyone does. So again, two apps for one purpose. I can't seem to get my work Exchange working yet with the default app, even though it worked great before.

    That is the only thing I have seen not work yet. Moto 360 is connected and working as planned, though I did have to reset the watch to get my phone to see it again. Though, that is not really a big deal since all the apps reside on the phone anyway, I just chose to re-sync them all from the Android Wear app.

    All in all, I am blown away so far with this OS. I do fear how other manufacturers are going to treat this OS though with their skin. I feel like no one will do it justice besides either the stock experience, or the close to stock from Moto. Time will tell.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. jakenader123

    jakenader123 Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +11
    Android L looked ugly to me but after using android lollipop preview, the changes that google made just make it look amazing.
     
  10. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,625
    Likes Received:
    5,115
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,073
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    My Nexus 7 loves this. It's really quick too.
     
  11. johnomaz

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,162
    Likes Received:
    622
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +760
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel XL
    I stopped using wifi calling on my TMobile LG G3 and think I'll be putting an AOSP 5 rom on my phone when one comes out. Time for some pure android! ...if there is pure Android for my phone.
     
  12. FoxKat

    FoxKat Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    14,806
    Likes Received:
    4,751
    Trophy Points:
    838
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +5,290
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2 & Galaxy S7
    The revolution begins...

    Now I have to shop for a Nexus on eBay or Swappa!
     
Search tags for this page

how do i install lollipop on my nexus 7

,
how to install android 5 to nexus 7