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How to install LMY47D Android 5.1 Lollipop Factory Image in Nexus 5 [Guide]

Lollipop screenshot [1]The official factory Image for Android 5.1 Lollipop is made readily available for the Nexus 5 smartphone. The new 5.1 software update keeps the same great features we already know from 5.0 Lollipop and brings in several more including the new Device protection. Now, even if your device is stolen and a thief has your device unlocked, a factory reset will not allow them to take over your phone because they’ll have to sign in through your Google account–information they don’t have. Apart from that, there’s several system tweaks and performance enhancements that make it a great deal more stable compared to the older version of Lollipop. If you want all that Lollipop and more you can check out how to install the factory image from below and skip the OTA waiting line.

REQUIREMENTS

There’s a different factory image available for each nexus device. You can only install the file attached below on the nexus 5 and no other device. You’ll risk bricking.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO INSTALL THE ANDROID 5.1 LMY47D FACTORY IMAGE IN THE GOOGLE NEXUS 5 SMARTPHONE

  1. Download the Nexus 5 (Hammerhead) Android 5.1 factory Image from here [3].
  2. Connect the Nexus 5 (codenamed Hammerhead) to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. Now power down the phone completely.
  4. Boot it back up holding down the Power button, Volume Down and the Volume Up buttons at the same time to enter fastboot and bootloader mode.
  5. Extract the official firmware zip file on the desktop.
  6. Transfer the file over to the /platform-tools directory.
  7. There are three unique files inside, one for each OS. Choose the right one to flash for yours.
  8. Windows users want the flash-all.bat”, Linux users want the “flash-all.sh” file and Mac users want the same “flash-all.sh” for the terminal.

Wait until the flashing finishes and you’re done. Congrats! You are now rocking a Nexus 5 with the latest version of Android available for any device out there as of today.