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Download Android 5.1.1 OTA update for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10


Download Android 5.1.1 OTA update for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

As you may know, Google has started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 OTA updates for the Wi-Fi only models of the Google Nexus 7 (2012) and the Google Nexus 7 (2013) along with the Google Nexus 10. You can wait for the OTA update or use the following link to download the OTA and sideload it to your Nexus device.
You can also download Android 5.1.1 Factory Images for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 if you have rooted or customized your device and wish to revert back to stock Android.

Download Android 5.1.1 factory images for Nexus devices


Android 5.1.1 factory images for Nexus devicesGoogle has published the Android 5.1.1 (build number LMY47V) factory images for the Wi-Fi only Google Nexus 7 2012 and Google Nexus 7 2013, along with the Google Nexus 10. The Android 5.1.1 factory image is also available for the Nexus Player.

Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE receives Android 5.1 update


Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE receives Android 5.1 update

Google has now started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE.The update is essentially meant to fix various bugs found on the Android 5.0 Lollipop release, but also adds some important enhancements to the platform. 

Download Android 5.1 OTA update for Nexus devices


Android 5.1 OTA update files

Google has started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to its Nexus devices. In order to make it easier for our readers to download and install the updates, we have put together a list of links to the official OTA update links for the entire Nexus family. As new update files become available, this post will be updated accordingly.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Images released for Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2013)


Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Images

Google has posted the Android 5.0.2 factory images for the Google Nexus 10 and Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablets. Last month, we saw Google release the same Android 5.0.2 factory image for the original Nexus 7. Given that the update has not been released for the newer Nexus 9, its likely that it is only meant to fix bugs on older Nexus tablets.

Google Nexus 7 receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Images and OTA update


Google Nexus 7 receives Android 5.0.2

The original Google Nexus 7 is currently receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. Google has posted the factory image for the latest version of Android, and the OTA update is also being sent out for the Nexus 7 tablet.

Google Nexus 7 (2012) receives Android 5.0.2 OTA update


Google Nexus 7 (2012) receives Android 5.0.2Google started rolling out Android 5.0.1 as the official Lollipop update for the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 Google Play edition devices earlier this month. Last week, Google started rolling out the Android 5.0.1 OTA update to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile. The company followed up by releasing the Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Nexus 5.

Now it seems a new update - Android 5.0.2 is available in the form of a factory image for the original Nexus 7.

You can now now root Android 5.0 Lollipop on all Nexus devices


Android Root

Have you been holding off updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop in fear of losing your root access? Fortunately there is no need to worry anymore as ChainFire, has managed to obtain administrator privileges on all modern Nexus devices, including the , , Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), , and .

Despite initial fears that Lollipop maybe harder to root than previous versions of Android, it would appear that it's not actually impossible. For now the root is limited to Nexus devices though, so it remains to be seen if  devices from other manufacturers like Samsung and LG will also be rootable.

Keep in mind that you may have to unlock your Nexus device bootloader, and flash a fastboot image in order to obtain root. It is not recommended that you continue if you are not familiar with these processes. If you understand the risks, it should be pretty simple and you can follow the source links to get started.


source - XDA Dev | Chainfire (Google+)

Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update zip files now available for Nexus devices


Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update zip files

Google has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Nexus lineup, and have also released the factory images for most of its Nexus devices. The Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 are all expected to receive the OTA update, and you can download the update files using the following links:

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images now available for Nexus devices


Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images

Google has released Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10. Google previously announced that they have started rolling out the newest version of Android for "most Nexus devices", so you should start receiving the update soon. Meanwhile you could also consider installing the update using the factory images.

Google is now rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to all major Nexus devices


Google is now rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to all major Nexus devices

Google announced on Wednesday that it has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop software update as an over-the-air (OTA) update to "most Nexus devices". The devices set to receive Lollipop include the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 come with Android 5.0 preinstalled out of the box, but are also receiving an OTA update with bug fixes.

Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE Android 4.4.4 factory images now available


Google Nexus 7 (2013)

Google rolled out the 4.4.4 update to devices earlier this year, with the 2013 Nexus 7 receiving the OTA update in mid June. Now three months later Google has finally posted the factory images and binaries for the LTE version of the Google Nexus 7.

The difference between factory images and OTA updates is that they contain the entire software build for the device. Even if you've flashed several ROMs and tweaked your kernel, flashing the system image gets you back to 100% stock.

The Nexus 7 is still technically the most current Nexus tablet, despite being more than a year old at this point. Google is likely focussing its attention on the newer Volantis/Nexus 9 which is expected to be released alongside Android L this fall. If you want the factory images for the Nexus 7 2013 LTE, you can download them by following the source link below.

Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE Android 4.4.4 factory images now available


source - Google ( system image | binaries )

Android L Release Developer Preview 2 released for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7


Google Nexus 7 (2013) with Google Nexus 5

Google has released an updated version of the Android L Release Developer Preview for the Google Nexus 5 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 tablet. The update, includes Google Fit compatibility along with other fixes and improvements to the latest version of Android as its fall launch draws closer.

The update is available as new factory images for both the above mentioned devices. The LG manufactured Nexus 5 receives the LPV81C version number, while the Asus built Nexus 7 which was introduced last year gets the LPV79 build number.

Keep in mind that these updates won't be pushed to developer devices OTA, and require users to manually download and flash the factory images to their devices. If you own either the Nexus 5 or the Nexus 7 and have the confidence installing such updates, feel free to try it out using the following links.
Its important to remember that these are pre-release builds, so we wouldn't recommend using it on your daily driver just yet. It is a little disappointing that Google chose to release the developer preview on only these two devices. As the latest devices, we assume folks would like to use their devices on a day to day basis. For example there were reports that the First Developer Preview caused battery devices on the Nexus 5.

The final version of the Android L Release is expected to arrive this fall, and should be made available for a wider array for Nexus and Google Play devices. The company is also expected to unveil a new Nexus 6 smartphone alongside a Nexus 8 tablet.




Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs. Google Nexus 7 - Video Comparison


Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs. Google Nexus 7 - Video Comparison

Priced at just $229, the is the tablet to beat in the Android space, offering a good performance with some decent hardware specifications. Now the device has to compete against the , which comes with new specs and a larger footprint.

Android L Release may soon arrive on Nexus 4, original Nexus 7 and Nexus 10


It was just last week that we saw Google unveil their Android L Release at Google I/O 2014. The latest version of Google's mobile OS was later released in the form of a Developer Preview to those who owned either a Nexus 5 or new Nexus 7. Unfortunately this meant other Nexus owners would have to wait with the rest to get their hands on the L Release.

However it looks like those with the Google Nexus 4, the original Google Nexus 7 and even the Google Nexus 10 could soon be able to get their hands on the Android L Developer Preview Release.

This is because Google has just released the Android L source code to AOSP, which is the Android Open Source Project. The new code releases also support the Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + cellular Nexus 7 tablets - both new and old - ensuring every base is covered. However the kernel source and drivers weren’t provided, which is another key component we’ll have to wait for.

So what exactly does all of this mean for other users? Nothing. Sadly this is only for Nexus devices, as expected, and this also won’t be arriving as an easy over-the-air update anytime either. Again, this is an early developer preview of the next version of Android and is primarily meant for developers and enthusiasts will be the only ones enjoying this for now, or those daring enough to dig through some forums and flash it themselves.

Android L will arrive later this fall (September or October) with the Android 5.0 (or 4.5) product number and likely have the Lollipop title attached to it.


source - Google (AOSP)

[GUIDE] How to Install Android L on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (Fastboot Method)


How to Install Android L on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (Fastboot Method)One of the highlights of this year's Google I/O developer conference was the unveiling of the Android L release, which is expected to be made available for Android smartphones and tablets later this fall. However Developers who own a Google Nexus 5 or a Google Nexus 7 (2013) got an opportunity to try out a Developer Preview of the L Release ahead of the public. 

While it is not recommended that regular users install this developer preview on your daily use device, you can check out our guide if you want help getting Android L on your Nexus device.

[GUIDE] How to Install Android L on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7


Android L ReleaseGoogle's next version of Android was previewed at the I/O 2014 and developers who owned a Google Nexus 5 or Google Nexus 7 (2013) got an early opportunity to test the build alongside the SDK. General users will be able to get their hands on the Android L release this fall when it is released.

While it is not recommended that regular users install this developer preview on your daily use device, you can check out our guide if you want help getting Android L on your Nexus device.

Android L Release Developer Preview factory images now available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013)


Google Nexus 7 (2013) with Google Nexus 5
Google has released a Developer Preview Images of the Android L Release for the Google Nexus 5 and Google Nexus 7 (2013). This is a pre-release version of the upcoming version of Android and may contain bugs, so we don't recommend installing it unless you have a secondary device lying around.

Google releases Android 4.4.4 for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10


Android 4.4.4 KitKatStarting Thursday, Google has released the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to devices which run the stock version of Android, starting with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10. The update is still only available as a factory image and not yet available OTA. The Factory images are best suited for owners who have been hacking or modifying their phone or tablet, and need a way to return to the stock version of Android.

Android 4.4.4 is a minor update for Android, which only brings security and bug fixes along with the KTU84P build number. Since it doesn't have any new features, its best that users wait for the official OTA to arrive. However those who want to try out the latest version of Android, are free to download and install it using the following link.
  • Factory Images "hammerhead" for Google Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE) [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "razor" for Google Nexus 7 [2013] Wi-Fi [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "mantaray" for Google Nexus 10 [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "occam" for Google Nexus 4 [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "nakasi" for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Factory Images "nakasig" for Nexus 7 Cellular [DOWNLOAD]
As you know Nexus devices are the first to receive the newest versions of Android, followed by the Google Play Edition devices. As this update is landing so close to Google I/O we reckon other manufacturers may skip Android 4.4.4  in favor of Android 4.5/Android 5.0

You can use the following guide if you need help installing the Android 4.4.4 Factory image on your Google Nexus device.


How to install Android 4.4.4 Factory image on Nexus device
  • Download your device's factory image
  • Download and install the Android SDK
  • Download and install the Java SE SDK
[NOTE] If your device is rooted, the following guide will remove the root. You will have to re-root your device after installing the Android 4.4.4 update.

[NOTE] You can use this  guide to update your Nexus device without loosing data (assuming that your bootloader is unlocked)
  1. Extract the factory image and put all the files inside the ..\android-sdk\platform-tools folder
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  2. Connect your device to your computer and make sure that USB Debugging is enabled.
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  3. Open a command prompt inside the Android SDK platform tools folder.
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  4. Type the following in command prompt
    > cd \Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
    > adb devices

    # the following output should be returned
    List of devices attached
    <device serial number>       device
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  5. Use adb to boot the device to the bootloader
    > adb reboot-bootloader
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  6. The device should now be in fastboot mode and Windows will attempt to install the fastboot driver (if it isnt already installed). You can verify that the fastboot driver is installed by typing
    > fastboot devices
    # the following output should be returned
    <device serial number>      fastboot
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  7. Unlock your bootloader if you haven't already by typing (this step may wipe your device)
    > fastboot oem unlock
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  8. The following steps will flash the new Android 4.4.4 system files to your device. I am using the Nexus 4 as an example. Please change the names according to the file names for your device.
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-mako-makoz20i.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash radio radio-mako-m9615a-cefwmazm-2.0.1700.84.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash system system.img
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot format cache
    fastboot reboot
    [NOTE] If you want to to wipe your device (including /sdcard) run the following command after flashing system.img. This step is not necessary if you want to retain your data.
    fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
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  9. Once you type the reboot command, the device will reboot upgrade Android and return you to where you left off.

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Android 4.4.3 OTA update, now arriving on Google Nexus devices



Earlier, we reported that Google had made the Android 4.4.3 Factory images available for their Nexus devices. Now it looks like the OTA update has begun rolling out to the Google Nexus lineup. The Factory Images are usually meant for advanced use and requires the user to issue the fastboot command to install the update.

The Google Nexus 5 users are reportedly receiving the update with the KTU84M build number, while those with the Wi-Fi Google Nexus 7 (2013) are reported to be receiving the update with the KTU84L build number. You will need to be running the stock version of Android in order to receive the update, so make sure you revert back to stock if you are rooted and using a custom ROM.

You can download the official Google Nexus Android 4.4.3 OTA zips using the following links
You can use our guide on how to install the Android KitKat OTA zip update, as a guide if you need help with installing the above updates.

The update is being rolled out in stages, so it may be awhile before it reaches your device. In case you don't receive the OTA notification today, give it a few days before you panic.

Among various bug fixes, security updates, stability updates and improvements, the Android 4.4.3 update promises to "improve the power profile", which should result in better battery life. The update also brings a new Dialer, which offers a more visual experience. You'll notice that your favorites/recent contacts list has been redesigned to be a grid of images. This not only makes it look better, but it removes the annoyance of accidentally swiping away a contact as you try to learn that this Dialer doesn't use the same swipe gesture navigation as the previous version. If you want to remove a contact you will have to issue a long-press. The actual keypad is no longer a dark panel that slides up, but a separate screen with blue numbers on a white background. The icons for unknown numbers have been redesigned as well.

Once the update to the Nexus lineup is one its way, Google should start rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update to its Google Play edition devices.


source - XDA | AndroidCentral


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