Now after Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 5 is also getting the update of Android 5.0 Lollipop Factory Image, not officially but the same casual way, using Fastboot to flashing the Factory Images. After the initial Developer Preview Build, LPv79, this is the Final Developer Preview, we will be seeing before the Official update. This might be the developer Preview, but it contains the many major Enhancements that were tested in Google I/O held this year. The LPX13D will bring the final transformed stock applications and will also be completing the Overall design. This update is far bigger and better than the previous build, LPv79. However,this update is for developers only, so they can test out their apps. You won’t get this update officially, but you can install it manually by following our tutorial below.
If this is your first time messing with your device to try out something out of official updates, then you might consider reading the whole thing before trying it out. The tutorial is simple and easy, not like installing a custom ROM, but flashing the Official images via Fastboot, no need to give commands either. If you are interested in this Developer Preview, do proceed ahead, otherwise,you can Visit our Custom ROMs section or you can install this ROM on your Nexus 5 by following our tutorial below. This is not an official release from anyone but a combo of Official Images, you need to install an Unlocked Bootloader on your device to install this.
1. This is only for Nexus 5!
This factory Image is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.
2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%
Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.
3. Unlock The Bootloader
An Unlocked Bootloader is required for this process to pr0ceed, visit
4. Backup everything!
Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.
- Backup SMS Messages
- Backup Call Logs
- Backup Contacts
- Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
- Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
- Backup Nandroid – If CWM or TWRP installed previously, otherwise skip this step and perform this at the end of flashing.
The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Google in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.
Android 5.0 Image for Nexus 5: Link
How To Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 5:
- First make sure that Android SDK is installed on PC. Also installed Latest Google USB Drivers.
- Turn Off your device and Press and Hold Power + Volume Down buttons until it Opens up in Bootloader mode.
- Now Unzip the Downloaded Factory Image file with .tgz extension. If you can’t see the files with .tgz extension, change the File extension from .tar to .tgz.
- Open the Extracted Folder, there is another Zip file in it, extract it too.
- Now Copy all the Contents from razor-LPX13D to the Fastboot folder
- Connect your device with PC.
- Now in the Fastboot Directory, Execute the following according to the OS you are running:
- On Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”.
- On Mac: Run the file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
- On Linux: Run the file “flash-all.sh”.
- That is it, if you want to Unlock the Bootloader follow on-screen instructions to do so.
After a successful reboot, your Nexus 5 will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview.
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