Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi) users are in for some great news, as Google has just released the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop over-the-air (OTA) update with build number LMY48G for its 7in flagship phablet.
The new OTA update bumps the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop build to LMY48G from LMY47V and follows the recent rollout of the factory image for the same firmware build on the same phablet.
Those who missed the Android 5.1.1 OTA update notification or cannot wait for its official release in their country can go ahead and install the same manually, using the step-by-step guide provided below.
IBTimes UK reminds readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after the firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
- Back up important data and settings on your device via recovery mode.
- Ensure that your Nexus phone has above 80% battery charge.
- The bootloader of the device should be unlocked.
- The Android 5.1.1 OTA update is only for said Nexus devices. Installing the firmware on any incorrect variant could brick the device. Therefore verify the model number of the device before installing OTA update.
- This is stock Android 5.1.1 build LMY48G released by Google, not leaked firmware.
- Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2013) should be running Android 5.1 LMY47V Lollipop stock firmware to support the new Lollipop build (LMY48G).
How to install Android 5.1.1 (LMY48G) Lollipop OTA via adb sideload on Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi)
Step 1:Download Android SDK from the Android Development site and follow the instructions on how to install it correctly. For the following process you need the adb andfastboot files which are located in the Platform-Tools folder
Step 2: Enable developer settings and USB debugging.
- Navigate to Settings then About tablet
- Tap on build number seven times until a dialogue box appears saying you are now a developer
- Return to Settings menu and you should find a new option called Developer options, click on it
- Ensure that the Developer options are turned on and the USB debugging is checked
- Ensure that Enable OEM unlock is checked, if you are upgrading your Nexus device that has Android Lollipop already installed
- Connect your Nexus device to the computer and click OK on the dialogue box that asks you to Allow USB debugging, while connecting to the computer.
Step 3: Place the OTA file in the Platform-Toolsdirectory in order to simplify the process of sending the files to your Nexus device
Step 4: Ensure that your Nexus tablet is connected to the computer with the device's serial number showing up as a connected device. Then execute the following command: adb devices
You should see the serial number followed by the name of the device
Step 5:Boot your Nexus tablet into bootloader mode or recovery mode by entering the following command: adb reboot bootloader
Or hold Power and Volume Down buttons together while your Nexus device is turned off.
Step 6: Now press the Volume Down buttons twice until you have scrolled to Recovery mode. Now press the Power button to select it. This will look like your Nexus device is restarting but an image of an Android with red exclamation mark over it will appear. Now hold the Power button and press the Volume Up button and your device will be in recovery mode.
Step 7: When your Nexus device is in Android system recovery, use the Volume Down button to highlight apply update from ADB and hit the Power button to select it. Now enter the following command
- adb sideload [OTA file].zip
Step 8: The terminal or command prompt will now show a dialog with the progress of transferring the update to your Nexus tablet. Once the update is transferred, you can see the progress bar on the screen
Step 9:Once the update is completed on your Nexus device, it will restart automatically and boot to normal mode
Your Nexus 7 2013 should now be running the latest Android 5.1.1 LMY48G stock firmware.
[Source: Android Police]