Download Android 5.0 Lollipop for Nexus 4, port from Nexus 5 preview image

Wooho! We didn’t expect this coming within 24 hours of Android 5.0 preview image release for the Nexus 5. Android 5.0 Lollipop preview image that Google released for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 just got ported over for the Nexus 4. Google promised Android 5.0 update for the Nexus in first week of November, but there are handful lot of Nexus 4 users literally drooling for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

This isn’t any official release, some folks over at forums XDA forums build up the Android 5.0 Lollipop port for Nexus 4 using the preview image released by Google Nexus 5. The build has been tagged alpha for now, which is understandable given the fact that it hasn’t even been 24 hours yet since the release of Android 5.0 final preview images and a port is already available for the Nexus 4.

As we’re writing this, the Android 5.0 port for Nexus 4 is being downloading and unfortunately, our Nexus 4 is totally out on battery so it’s also charging up. We’ll flash and try this on our Nexus 4 soon. If you happen to own a Nexus 4, you can grab the ROM from the download link below just grab the download link below and flash it off on your N4.

 icon-download Download Nexus 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop Port (updated)

The above file is a recovery flashable custom ROM zip file that you can flash via CWM/TWRP recovery. Make sure to wipe data/factory reset before you flash this.

Update: Looks like we gave credits to the wrong team before, this is a release from XDA dev percy_g2 and here’s is the link to his original post on XDA.

Via XDA developers


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