Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA updates are a go for Nexus devices, Nexus 4 excluded for now
It is that time folks. The Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update is finally rolling out to most Nexus devices including the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7(2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10. We honestly thought Google forgot about its own devices when the Moto G 2014 was updated to Lollipop earlier today.
Google says that the updates will be rolled out in waves. So don’t get alarmed if your Nexus device doesn’t get prompted. The 3G/LTE Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and the Nexus 4 update rollout did not start yet. Folks who are using custom ROMs or the developer preview have to revert to stock to receive the OTA update. There was no word about when the HTC One M8 GPE will get the update. Have questions? check this out:
Will my Nexus device get the Lollipop update?The Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013) & Nexus 10 will all receive an update to Android 5.0 (Lollipop). The Galaxy Nexus will not get an official update.Which changes does the update bring?You can find a FAQ written by Android Enthusiast JR Raphael on Computer World and an article written by Android Police.When will Android Lollipop be available for my Nexus device?The Nexus 6 and 9 have Android Lollipop installed by default. A minor update started rolling out for these two devices on November 12th.The Over The Air update from Android 4.4.4 started rolling out on November 12th for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013 Wifi only) and Nexus 10.At this time nothing is known about the update for the Nexus 4 and LTE version of the Nexus.Will I get the update right away?As with most Android updates it will be rolled out in waves to users. This can take up to 3 weeks after availability for some devices has been announced.Please remember by pressing the ‘Check Now’ button multiple times a day in the System Updates section will not increase your chances of getting the update.Is there a quick way to get the update?Yes there is, you can download the factory image once it is available for your device.Be cautious, the Android Developer Preview image is not the same as the final factory image for consumer use. Also updating with a factory image might result in loss of data that is not saved to the cloud.Will I get an OTA update if I’m using the Developer Preview version?No, you will have to flash the factory image of Android 4.4.4 and then wait for the OTA or install the image of Android 5.0 once it is available to the public.Does clearing the cache and data of Google Services Framework help in getting the OTA sooner?No it does not increase your chance of getting the OTA. It will however cause your device to not work properly with Google servers for some time. Think of out of synced notifications and error messages when opening apps connecting to the Google servers.
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