How to install Android L Firmware, Biggner’s Guide

Google has launched the successor of Android 4.4 KitKat, i.e. Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google also has announced the Nexus 6 Smartphone with latest Android OS, i.e. Android 5.0 Lollipop. Any person having Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 can install and testify the features and TouchWiz of Android Lollipop.

Android lollipop

You may have installed a stable version of any Android OS, mainly Jelly Bean like how to Update HTC Wildfire S to Jelly Bean or How to Installing Android4.4 KitKat to any particular device, but playing with beta version is not as easy as you may think. You need to pay attention to things in order to go well with the beta installation.


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You should be aware of all the risks that may occur during installation process. Though this is an easy to follow process but user should be tactful and alert at every stage of installation process as any negligence on your part may lead you to unfavorable outcomes and AppsTeller doesn’t want this at all that its followers suffer for any reason. Do it on your own will and risk.

Please Read Carefully before starting:

–          You are advised to take a backup of all your data to access it again in case of any mishap

–          Make it possible that your device is charged up to 80 percent, if charging is below this level you may be caught by a great trouble

–          PC or Laptop with Internet Connection

–          Utility Software to extract files

–          You must have Google USB Drivers, Download Google USB Drivers from link.

–          Make sure that you are downloading the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, not the Developers Preview Version


Here is the beginner’s guide to install Android Lollipop 5.0 on Google Nexus 5 or Nexus 7:


How to install Android L Firmware, Biggner’s Guide

Android L Firmware

Step 1: You must have a 2MB installer from XDA thread including Android ADB and fastboot tools, download it from XDA Thread.

Now Install Android L Image in order to downloading the entire Android SDK easily.

Keep in mind not to change the installation path when asked where to install it, end up with a command prompt window.

Step 2: now you have to download appropriate file for your device:

Android Lollipop

Nexus 5

Nexus 7

Extract the files from the .tgz archive, the thing that is different is that you have to unzip the files twice as it include a .tar file in it. Extract the files to same location i.e. c:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot.

Done with Extraction? You must get 5 files and a zipped folder after that.

Step 3: Now Tap on Settings and About Phone, scroll down to get access to Build, you have to Tap it for a continuous 7 times in order to hide the developers options, now you have to enable the USB Debugging Mode form Developer Options.

Step 5: Now the time is to make a connection between your Nexus device and your PC/Laptop via USB Cable. Approach Control Panel of your System and make a visit to Devices and Printers, you will find your Nexus here. So right click on it to open the properties of your Nexus device. Update driver, drivers are placed where you extract the Google USB Drivers.

Your system will prompt you seeking permission ”Allow USB Debugging?” you have to mark on “Always allow from this computer” and then confirm your selection.

Step 6: Switch your device Off, and start fastboot, for that you have to press appropriate key combinations. For Nexus 5, press Volume Up and Down and Power Button same time, a slight change for Nexus 7 requires Power Button and Volume Down keys.

Step 7: LOCK STATE will say lock and it should confirm that, now type “fastboot oem unlock” (excluding double quotes) via command prompt and press enter. You have to change it from No to Yes, so press Power button for making it sure. This will erase (format) your entire Nexus device,

Step 8: You have make a step forward for Installing Android L Firmware on Google Nexus, type “flash-all”, this will initiate the installation process.

Step 9: After completion of Installation, it is better for you to Lock the bootloader for security reason, no need to worry, just repeat from Step # 6, type “fastboot oem lock” and you are done.


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