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 Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview for Nexus 5

Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview for Nexus 7 2013

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:

Step 12: Once your installation is completed, your Nexus device will reboot.

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.


  1. Hi Sasidhar,

    Like I said, this OS works on only Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, as other mobile phone manufactures have not said when or where they’ll run this Os. Therefore it won’t work on any other Android for now.

    i’ll keep you updated when it starts running on any other device.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day ahead.

  2. Hi Ikechii,

    For now this Os can’t work on any device apart from the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, but in the latest future other devices will allow this OS and till then, I’ll keep you updated.

    Thanks for sharing

  3. Hi Larry,
    Good information although a bit technical. 😉 I always prefer “plug n’ play” steps. Nevertheless, its good to know of these installation steps for the android 5.0 lollipop on the Nexus series!

    My best takeaway is the reminder of how to use the Debugger mode in android!

    I have shared this comment also in where this post was found.

    • Hello Sunday,
      welcome once more, sure it is a technical tutorial and sure I decided to write a complete guide on enabling the debugging mood, so as people who don’t know how it’s been done can get the guide without asking questions here on the comment section.

      Thanks for your comment. do have a wonderful day ahead.

  4. Hi Larry,

    Its great to know about the latest version of Android.
    Now a days most of people are using this operating system and they are in need to upgrade their version.
    You have provided a great guide here which can help many people are seeking for this information.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Hope you are having fun today.:)


  5. Hello Ravi,

    It’s no doubt that Android Devices still have a say in the mobile market, and this OS seems to be the latest, so I decided to give a complete and detailed guide on installing it.

    Thanks for your comment.

  6. Hello Larry!

    It’s a short and simple step by step guide! The systematic guide isn’t that difficult to do I deem since it’s easy to understand. This is a great technical information! If you just can’t wait for the official release, install Android L now by following this guide. Many are excited with this new Android 5.0 (Lollipop)! This is a cool and informative information!

    Additionally, I believe that only those who are into installing or into technical things can follow or done the procedure fast and successfully. Not all can do this, right?

    I found this post shared on, the Internet marketing social networking site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.


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