Recently Google announced the Android 5.0 Lollipop, it is an OS for Android smartphone, the Android Smartphone’s are on the lead in the mobile market, now a new OS is introduced to the Android world, whats new? some devices are able to run this Android 5.0 Lollipo while some others have not even thaught of running the OS on their device. Today I’ll show you how to install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7
Okay! Let’s go to the maon reason why we are here, if you with to install the Android 0.5 Lollipop on your Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 the come along.
How To Install Android 0.5 Lollipop on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7
Make sure you follow the steps carefully to get this done.
Step 1 : Firstly download the ADB files to your PC HERE and extract the downloaded folder on your desktop.
Step 2 : If you have downloaded the ADB file to your PC, also download the Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 using the download links below:
Download it based on your device, if you use a Nexus 5 then download the first one, but if you use Nexus 7 then go for the second one. Nexus 5 extract the tgz file to your desktop after you must have downloaded it, same thing is applicable to Nexus 7.
Step 3: Copy all the files you see in the extracted folder (tgz), and paste them into the ADB folder which you extracted in Step 1.
Step 4: Now, enable the USB debugging mode on your Nexus device.
How Can I Enable USB Debugging Mode?
- Go to Android home screen.
- Pull down the notification bar.
- Tap “Settings”
- Tap “About Device”
- Tap on the “Build Number” button about 7 times.
- Developer Mode should now be unlocked and available in Settings > More > Developer Options
- From the Developer options menu, enable USB debugging.
Step 5: Connect your Nexus device to the PC through USB cable.
Step 6: Now you have connected, open a command prompt window on the ADB folder.
How To Open A Command Prompt Window On The ADB Folder
- Hold Shift button and make a Right click on the White space of the ADB folder.
- Click on the option of “Open Command Window here”.
Step 7: Inside the command prompt window, enter the following command =>> “fastboot devices”
This command will show you the list of connected devices. If you’re able to see your phone’s serial number then you can proceed. In case, your phone is not listed in the list it means your drivers are not installed properly.
Step 8: Now go ahead and unlock the bootloader with the following command =>> “fastboot oem unlock”
N/B: If you have already unlocked the bootloader then skip this step and jump to the Step 9.
Step 9: Now you are to run the following command to boot your Nexus device in fastboot mode =>> “adb reboot bootloader”.
Step 10: Now that you’ve entered the above command, your device proceeded to Fastboot mode. Now go to the ADB folder, which is the folder you extracted in step 1 and simply click on the “flash-all” file to start the installation procedure.
Step 11: Now the installation process will begin. You will be displayed some alternating downloading, writing, erasing etc on your device’s screen as shown in below screenshot:
You are now free to disconnect your phone from your PC. After it reboots, you’ll start enjoying Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview on your Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 device.
Enjoy your Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 running of Android 5.0 lollipop.