Google began rolling out factory images of the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware update for its Nexus 5 smartphone. The links to the factory images are now available to download on the company’s developer website.
The new Android 5.0.1 firmware, which comes with the build number “LRX22C,” can be flashed on a bootloader unlocked Nexus 5. An unlocked bootloader means that the user has “administrator” access or “root” access on the device.
Along with the factory images, Google also released updated binaries for the Nexus 5, which can be useful by developers who want to flash stock software, Android Police reported, adding that the over-the-air (OTA) update of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for the Nexus 5 has also started to appear for users.
Here is the download link to the OTA file.
While some of the Nexus devices are already running the Android 5.0.1 firmware, Samsung is still busy rolling out the Android 5.0 update to its flagship devices.
On Monday, the South Korean technology giant released another Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) in Poland. The same device first received an Android 5.0 update earlier this month.
According to SamMobile, the new firmware for the Galaxy S5 in Poland is mainly a stability and performance update, which could be an indication that the company is about to release the Android 5.0 update in other European countries too.
Here are the firmware details:
Model name: GALAXY S5
Version: Android 5.0
Product Code: XEO
Download Link: G900FXXU1BNL7_G900FXEO1BNL1_XEO.zip