Similar to how all Nexus devices are getting updated to Android 5.0 LRX21P, Nexus 10 users can now also download and update using the official factory image by Google. This is a very major update with a complete Android visual overhaul and many other new features. An official OTA (over-the-air) update should be rolling out to users very slowly, but for those who do not want to wait any longer for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update can grab it via factory image. You can manually update Nexus 10 to Android 5.0 LRX21P factory image from the tutorial below — and root Nexus 10 on Android 5.0 as well.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through he entire process of how to install Android 5.0 LRX21P factory image on Nexus 10, how to backup data, and some other important tips. This is a full firmware factory image which does not require your nexus 10 to be on a specific Android version from before. Make sure you read all the step-by-step instructions carefully before performing it. Let’s continue to the tutorial below.
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Android 5.0 LRX21P Factory Image Details:
The complete official Android 5.0 Lollipop software update has just started rolling out and you can now grab this latest update using the factory images provided by Google for Nexus devices. The official factory image updates have been released for the Nexus 7 along with other Nexus series of devices by Google. We already know what’s coming out with this Android 5.0 update — Material Design, better notifications, improved battery and a lot of new features. You can install this Android 5.0 update on the Nexus 5 (full tutorial), Nexus 7 2013 (full tutorial), Nexus 7 2012 (full tutorial), Nexus 9 (full tutorial) and Nexus 10 (full tutorial).
If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Nexus 10, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Nexus 10 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 5.0 USB drivers for Samsung Nexus 10 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet 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 tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet 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 tablet 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 Nexus 10 to the official Android 5.0 factory image for the latest Lollipop firmware.