Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for Sprint’s Nexus 5 is rolling out [Update: T-Mobile too]


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Users of the Sprint Nexus 5 should be on the lookout for an upgrade today as the Now Network has announced a rollout to Android 5.0.1. The phone already received its Android 5.0 Lollipop update shortly after release so owners have been enjoying the treat for quite some time, but this update fixes up some bugs that found their way through the cracks. As such you shouldn’t expect much on the surface, but feel good knowing the device is that much more stable because of it.

The software version you’re looking for is LRX22C, and you’ll likely need to be on WiFi and have a nicely charged battery to pull it down. You can head to the settings menu to check for the upgrade if the notification to download it hasn’t already come through

UPDATE: T-Mobile says the update is also hitting their version of the Nexus 5 (and Nexus 6) today as well.

[via Sprint]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. This is awesome. Unless, of course, you’re in the majority who didn’t buy their Nexus 5 from Sprint, bought it direct from Google, expected to get quick updates, and now get 3 hours on a full charge since the Lollipop update came out. Yes, I did OTA. Then I did a full restore. Blah blah. Battery sucks and, thankfully, Google issued 5.0.1 for the Nexus 4.

    1. Mine did the same but once I restored I have no problems. Battery is great, buttery smooth, blah blah. Sucks that yours didn’t self correct. Hope this 5.0.1 helps!

    2. Why would you assume that only Sprint would get the update? 7 hours later and everybody is (within the tiered structure of a normal rollout).

  2. How does Sprint push a 5.0.1 update when there’s not even a Factory Image posted?

    1. Most likely the carriers got tipped off that it was coming, and someone in documentation jumped the gun.

      I would be surprised to see any handsets receive it prior to the Factory Image dropping.

      EDIT: Reports of OTA on N5 with T-Mobile SIM on Reddit, and Factory Images are posted.

  3. This makes me angry cus the reason why I have bought my Nexus 5 from the Google store is to get the updates first

  4. i hope it bring back the gallery, erase the useless mail app(now gmail)….

  5. This has been a clusterf*** for Google. Honestly. After all the generally successful roll-outs, Lollipop has actually shaken my faith in their ability to put out something I want. Even with the catastrophic bugs aside (power draining being the ultimate worst thing EVER), it’s an awful interface, less intuitive with more swipes involved to do the same things we used to be able to do with fewer interactions and it’s just awkward. They’d better fix this fast–I’m already itching to root and flash CyanogenMod on my phone just to restore my sanity.

    1. Not only that, but the idiotic way of rolling it out. 2nd Gen Motorola X gets top priority over the nexuses, and then somehow the first generation Moto G is already at least soak-testing and my first gen Moto X still has no word about the update. Motorola puts up an update page to tell me “Pending partner support”. In other words, “It’s coming, no schedule or anything, we’ll just surprise you.” And finally, the 5.1 update which needs to be here in a week or two tops, is now rumored to be out in FEBRUARY?

      Lol, I guess Google wanted to give Android users a run for their money in completely butchering a new release like Apple. Uhm, like what, is this a new trend? Release buggy software, and update it five times until they get it the way it should have been released?

  6. I like Lollipop as I’ve had it since November (Nexus 9) but wish it was easier to close programs. I should have 1 button close them all. Screw the swiping crap. Kind of like how I can close all the notifications at the bottom.

  7. When will my AT&T Nexus 6 get the 5.01 OTA. Hopefully all this talk that the bloat onil it doesn’t affect OTA’s is true.,

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