Mar 12th, 2015


In case you haven’t heard, several Nexus devices have started receiving the upgrade to Android 5.1 over-the-air. You should check to make sure it is available on your phone or tablet (we know it to be hitting the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2012 WiFi and Nexus 10 right now) and see if you can pull it down the natural way.

But if you can’t wait and you don’t like to go the factory image route, you’ll be happy to know that OTA links for each of those devices are now available to flash atop your existing installation. Note that these should only be flashed on top of the appropriate firmware (listed next to each file) and that you might need to be on stock firmware (meaning no root or custom ROMs) for the best result.

Without further ado:

Nexus 5

Nexus 6

Nexus 7 2012 WiFi

Nexus 10

We’ll be looking to update this post with more links for different devices if they become available. As always, be sure to make a backup of your important data before flashing, and if you’re not comfortable applying the update on your own then you should simply wait for the OTA to hit your device.

Need help? The folks at are always willing to lend a hand to anyone not familiar with the manual flashing process:

Let us know how your device is feeling after you’ve gotten it loaded up!