Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 5

Good news for all the NExus 5 android smartphone users, Android 5 lollipop is now available for the download and here is the complete guide to install the same on Nexus 5 model. To get started first you have to unlock the bootloader of your device, after that follow the below mention instruction to update your device with he latest version of Android 5.0.


Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.

Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 5


This guide is only for the Nexus 5 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.


Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.


You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.


Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.



If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.



Step 1. First Download the ADB files on your desktop and extract the folder on your desktop. You need these files to run the ADB command on your windows.

Step 2. Download Android 5.0 Image .tgz for Nexus 5 on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 3. Now move all the extracted file on your ADB folder that you downloaded on Step 1.

Step 4. Now connect your device to the PC with USB cable. And after that open the ADB folder and Hold Shift button and Right click on the White space of the folder and click on “Open Command Window here”.

Step 5. In the command prompt windows enter the following command to boot your device in fastboot mode.

adb reboot bootloader

Step 6. Now you phone will boot in fastboot mode, at this time go to the ADB folder and double click on the “flash-all” file to start the installation process.

Step 7. Now wait and watch as the process is completed — or follow the on-screen instructions on your phone.

Step 8. After the installation completes, the phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait with patience!

Now your Nexus 5 is running on the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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Arun is Android Fan and passionate about Mobile apps. He is currently using the Galaxy S 4 & Nexus 4 . For more info you can follow him on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Izan Asif

    is this the same procedure for rooted Nexus 5?

    • Yes 🙂 But this will remove the root access and you have to root it again.

      • Izan Asif

        What if I don’t want my phone to be rooted anymore?

        • Just use this method and your phone is unrooted. 🙂

          • Izan Asif

            thanks dude. Just updated my nexus 5 with lollipop……….