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Update Nexus 5 to Android 5.0 LPX13D Lollipop Developer Preview

You can now download Android 5.0 Lollipop (Developer Preview) build LPX13D for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. After the initial preview build, LPv79, this is now the second and final developer preview before the official update will be released next month. This Preview Image of Android 5.0 Lollipop contains many of the major enhancements that were teased at Google I/O held previously this year. LPX13D will be bringing the final transformed stock applications and will also be completing the design overhaul. This is a greater update than the initial preview build, LPv79. There is one thing to note, Google is still not regarding this as a complete final upgrade for the masses but it is targeting it towards the developers so that they can test out their apps. You can manually update Nexus 5 to Android 5.0 LPX13D developer preview factory image from the tutorial below. The only catch is that if this will be your first time playing around with a factory image, you might have to unlock your bootloader first before continuing – which means wiping all of your phone data.

As you read further, we will guide you how to install Android 5.0 LPX13D Lollipop software update (preview image) on Nexus 5 with complete steps and instructions, how to backup your important data, some other important tips. In case you have problems connecting your phone with the computer, make sure USB drivers are properly installed and read the tips below. Your Nexus 5 can be on any Android version for this tutorial to work. Remember, this is an official factory image of Android 5.0 by Google, not a custom ROM. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Nexus 5 Android 5.0 LPX13D Factory Image Details:

Android 5.0 Developer Preview was released earlier today for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). Lots of new changes have been made in this latest update to the preview and they all will make their way first to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. We will be posting more details as we near the official OTA for Nexus family of devices.

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Nexus 5, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

LG Nexus 5 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for LG Nexus 5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download LG Nexus 5 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Lollipop.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading on the next page and update your Nexus 5 to Android 5.0 factory image.

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