Download: Android 5.1 build LMY47I factory images now available for Nexus 6 and Nexus 5


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Another minor firmware upgrade for those on Android 5.1 has been released by Google, and it’s headed to both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. It’s build LMY47I, and there doesn’t appear to be much new compared to the base release of Android 5.1. It’s our understanding that this release deals with a couple of bugs pertaining to dual-SIM support, but that’s about it.

If you’re in a rush to get it and don’t want to wait for the OTA you’ll be happy to know that the factory images for both are now available for download directly from Google.

As always, you’ll need fastboot (available in the SDK tools) to flash the system image to your Nexus device. Google has instructions laid out at the aforementioned link so be sure to reference it if your flashing skills are a bit rusty. Let us know how it’s treating your device once you’ve gotten it loaded up!

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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. If it’s just dual Sim then I won’t bother as I’ve rooted my nexus 5 and it doesn’t seem worth it

  2. Dual Sim bug fixes doesn’t seem worth unrooting and updating

  3. Who cares… I want flo!!!

  4. Why does it take so long for the OTA to hit all Nexus6 phones? I bought mine off the play store, and still haven’t received the update.

    1. Also on the Nexus 5 I am still on 5.0.1

    2. Because the updates are ota and have to go through a carrier’s network.

      1. if I’m connected through WiFi, and i didn’t purchase my Nexus6 from a carrier. I purchased directly from Google Play Store… then when i click the “check for update” button on my Nexus6, it should say an update is available from Google. An update which was released about 3 weeks ago already. Notice, I could remove my sim card from my phone… and it still won’t update… it doesn’t need to go through the carrier… this phone came from Google directly.

        1. Google likes to do a “soft rollout” for their updates. This means that they begin with a few users, and continually add more users as days go on without reported issues. This has the unfortunate consequence of leaving the majority of users waiting. But has the nice perk of catching problems with the updates before they reach too many users. I’m guessing that since this is the second 5.1 build to go out for N6, they detected issues with the first rollout, pulled the update before it reached your phone (and sparing you from whatever bug was detected), and are now beginning the second rollout. Since you ordered your N6 through the Play Store, carriers have no say in the update, and you will get it before the vast majority of other (non-nexus) users. However, it might still take a week or two before the update hits your phone.

  5. Hopefully they havent pushed it to Nexus 4 and Nexus 9s because they are waiting for all of the bugs to be sorted.

  6. As much as I do not like Apple, one things I love about them is when they say update is available, you tap check update and its there. With Google I am baffled, especially with Nexus devices which Google control. Till today no Nexus 9 update for 5.1 and many who have used their hard earn dollars to buy this device have to deal with the memory leaks and buggy 5.0.1

  7. its wierd. after i read this post i checked for an update and it was there lol

  8. Has anyone tried to flash it ? I tried yesterday for my Nexus 5. Even after following all the instructions from Google Developers site, it ended as FAILED.
    It was showing one file is missing (Though I can not remember the name right now).
    Can any body help me?

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