Install Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47D Factory images and update Nexus 5 to Android 5.1 Lollipop – Guide
Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images (build LMY47D) are released for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices and are available for download at Google Developer website and installed on their respective devices. We will guide you with the steps on how to install the factory image and update Nexus 5 to Android 5.1 Lollipop.
So let’s begin with the procedure and update Nexus 5 to Android 5.1 Lollipop via Factory images, before that let’s follow the steps listed below.
- Backup all of your important data to safe place.
Backup & Restore SMS
Backup & Restore Contacts
Backup & Restore Call Logs
Backup all the data on internal storage to PC
- Make sure your device is charged to at least 75%, before you proceed.
- Enable USB Debugging on Nexus 5.
- Install the suitable USB drivers on PC.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on PC.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner for any damage occurred to Nexus 5. So proceed with the below steps at your own risk.
How to update Nexus 5 to Android 5.1 Lollipop via Factory Images:
Step 1: Download Android 5.1 Factory Image (hammerhead-lmy47d-factory-6c1ad81e.tgz) for Nexus 5 from here.
Step 2: Power off Nexus 5.
Step 3: Connect your device to PC.
Step 4: Boot Nexus 5 into Fastboot / Bootloader Mode, by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously until you see the Fastboot menu.
Step 5: Extract the Downloaded Factory Image to a folder and copy all the files to the Fastboot Folder.
Step 6: Now depending on which OS your PC is running, follow the below steps:
- On Windows: Run "flash-all.bat".
- On Mac: Run "flash-all.sh" using terminal.
- On Linux: Run "flash-all.sh".
Step 7: Now a command prompt will open and do the rest of the work for you. Once the flashing is done, reboot your device, if it doesn’t automatically.
That’s it after reboot you will to experience the Android 5.1 Lollipop on Nexus 5. Do let us know in the comment section if you face any issues while trying to update Nexus 5 to Android 5.1 (LMY47D) Lollipop.