Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to most Nexus devices



Here it is, folks. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. If you own a Nexus device, that is. The official Android Twitter account has just sent out a tweet to say the Lollipop rollout has “started and will soon be available on most Nexus devices.” We’re not sure what devices fall under “most,” but the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (12 & 13), and 10 are slated to get 5.0.

Factory images have not yet appeared, but it’s looking like it’s just a matter of time before we see them. Now is the time to mash that “Check now” button. BTW, if you don’t know how to check for an update, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Scroll all the way down to “About phone/tablet”
  3. Tap “System updates”
  4. Tap “Check now”

Let us know if your Nexus is getting the update! Good luck!

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. Nothing yet for me. I’m on a stock nexus 5 purchased directly from google.

    1. I went ahead and manually flashed it onto my Nexus 5. I still have not seen one person say that they actually received the update OTA and I have still not received it on my Nexus 7 OTA.

  2. https://i.imgur.com/vwMin.gif


    1. Hate this GIF

      1. Agree 100%!!!

  3. Don’t see it on the factory image page…I’m rooted so OTA isn’t going to work for me regardless.

    1. OTA’s always work just fine for me and I’m rooted. Have to re-root after the update but that only takes a minute.

      1. Hmm I’ll give it a go again, but the last OTA update failed as it tried to go through TWRP and didn’t do anything. Wound up having to flash manually with the factory image.

        1. Ahhh I see. I don’t believe it works if you have a custom recovery

        2. …Or changes to the framework

  4. Nothing yet for me, N5 on T-Mo

  5. Has anyone gotten the ota yet for the nexus 5? I did the airplane mode,clear cashe/data/force stop of google services framework and had no luck thus far.

    1. Oh men. Google recommended to not do that with Google Services Framework a long while ago. That doesn’t work and break things up.

  6. so mashing the “check for updates” doesn’t do anything… you guys even posted an article on this a year or so ago. (Believe either Chris or Rob wrote it).

    1. No one ever claimed that mashing the buttons actually does anything. My impression of that suggestion was to check frequently when an OTA update was coming. Honestly sometimes you have to actually hit the button to get the update. But mashing it ? Does nothing, lol.

  7. In other news, still waiting on my N7 to get some candy….

    1. Same here

    2. Waiting forever on N7LTE.

  8. First one to capture ota for N5 will be my best friend.

  9. I have installed the latest preview edition. I am going to install the factory image and start fresh once they release those.

  10. The factory images are posted

    1. I can’t seem to get the image to work

  11. The phrase “Your system is up to date” , it doesn’t sound too good right now.

  12. Anyone else having issues flashing the image for the Nexus 5?

    1. Why would you flash it? Makes no sense….

      1. Lol, when youre too impatient to wait for the OTA update, thats why. You’re right, makes no sense.

      2. What doesn’t make sense about it?

  13. Anyone with the 2012 nexus 7 WiFi model get an ota update yet?

    1. Mine just came in for my original Nexus 7.. still waiting for my 5.

      1. Oh nice. Thanks for the heads up. Still don’t have it on my OG Nexus 7 WiFi, maybe tomorrow?

  14. What about other google play edition devices?

    1. Thats my question too. Shouldnt be long after Nexus devices.

      1. HTC on Twitter said they have no timeframe besides the 90 days they promised

        1. Thanks. But as far as I know HTC has no control of the updates on Google Play Devices. They usually get updates right after Nexus devices, way ahead of any carrier updates. Most HTC devices only got 4.4.4 recently, I’ve had it for several months.

          1. HTC does have control over the updates you can check their website. They have to incorporate features such as boom sound HTC Weather and Screen on gestures so they do have some input on it. Here’s the link to HTCs personal update process and if you look to the far right you’ll see the google play edition process.


        2. It ALWAYS comes sooner than 90 days. Always

          1. I know that, you’re missing the point tho. You and I are both wondering when its ACTUALLY arriving and HTC said they have not committed to a date outside of the 90 days. So of course it’ll be here before then but we still don’t have a date so we are still in the dark

          2. well that sucks

  15. I tried the 4 and 5 and got nothing.

  16. I did this on my G3 yesterday and it said I had an update, turns out it was just a minor update. I got so excited

  17. I’m still waiting with my wifi Nexus 7.

  18. Still waiting for my N5 and N7 2013.

    Nothing yet!

  19. Still waiting on update for my n7 2013 and moto x pure edition 2014 :(

  20. Like all…waiting on my nexus 5 ota feels like this is taking longer than kit Kat did…but I know its worth it.

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