This guide will explain to you how to install the brand name new Android 5.1.2 Lollipop update so that you can try out Google latest version of Android right now on your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 tablets.
In October Google finally unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop, and since then we’ve seen few quick and small updates aimed at addressing many critical bugs and issues in the make public. In March Android 5.1 outside to fix problems in Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and now after weeks of rumors Google’s released Android 5.1.2 Lollipop for the Nexus 7 WiFi (2012 & 2013) as well as the Nexus 10.
Yesterday Google released the Android 5.1.2 Lollipop update in the form of factory images, and over the air updates should begin coming soon. However, if you want to get it correct now, here’s how to do so. You’ll need the newly updated plant images provided by Google to install on your device. In addition you will need to install the Android SDK or at least ADB and Fast boot. Below we’ll go over all the information in a simple style for those who’d like to try Android 5.1.2 Lollipop on their tablet right now.
Android 5.1 Lollipop promised to deliver tons of under the hood tweaks that completely improved the Android Lollipop know-how, and it did accurately that but didn’t fix the famed memory leak bug. The initial Lollipop make public was riddled with small problems, app crash, and instability, and Google’s slowly made it an all-around better knowledge. Android 5.2 saved the original Nexus 7, and 5.1.2 should make things even better.
The Android 5.1.2 Lollipop System Image is a download that contains all the files needed to install a stock version of Android Lollipop on the Nexus 7 (2014), the Nexus 7 2015 (WiFi) and the Nexus 10. Currently those are the only 5.1.2 images accessible, but more will be released over the upcoming days. This is essentially everything that you would download as an over-the-air update for accepted Android updates. Though, this makes the phone stock like it was out of the box (aka factory photos) and will wipe all user data’s and settings. Repeat, this will erase all user data.
Android 5.1 Lollipop promise to deliver tons of under the hood tweak that completely improved the Android Lollipop experience and it did exactly that but did not fix the famed memory leak bug. The original Lollipop release was riddled with small problems, Whats Apps crashes, and volatility, and Google’s slowly complete it an all around better experience. Android 5.1 saved the original Nexus 7, and 5.1.2 should make things even better.
The Android 5.1.2 Lollipop System Image is a download that contains all the files needed to install a collection version of Android Lollipop on the Nexus 7 (2012), the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) and the Nexus 10. Currently, those are the only 5.1.2 images available, but more will be released over the coming days. This is effectively everything that you would download as an over-the-air update for regular Android updates. However, this makes the phone store like it was out of the package (aka factory image) and will wipe all user data and settings. Repeat, this will wipe away all user data.
If you’d quite not wait for the official update for your device in the coming weeks, you can get it right now by follow the steps less than. It’s worth waiting for average users, but if you’re up for the challenge, here are all the detail. This through will show you how to install the latest Nexus Android 5.1 Lollipop update early. This is amazing you can do from Windows, Mac, Linux or Chrome OS.
How to Install ADB on Windows, Mac, Ubuntu & Chrome OS
Before you can install the Android 5.1.2 Lollipop release to Nexus devices you will need to install ADB and Fast boot to your CPU. This is a program to runs on your PC/Mac to connect to your Android device through a USB line and flash the Android software to your device.
Installing ADB and Fast boot is one of the most annoying parts of installing Android factory photos, but several new tools make it incredibly easy.
How to Install ADB on Windows
If you are using a Windows device, including up to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 you can use the 15 second ADB installer to make more efficient the process.
Download the ADB installer for Windows. Find the file, right-click on it and choose Run as manager. When prompted you need to give the app access to run as an administrator. After the app launches type a Y and enter to select yes to Install ADB & Fast boot, to intsll ADB/Fastboot systemwide and to install Drivers. When a new window’s pops up follow the next steps to install the drivers.
After this is installed you should be ready to install the Android 5.1.2 update on your Nexus smartphone or tablet.
How to Install ADB on Mac, Linux & Chrome OS
Nexus Tools makes it simple to install ADB on a Mac, Linux or even Chrome OS. All you need to do is open Terminal on your computer and past in the code from xda. Open mortal by going to search, and simply typing Terminal and opening the program.
This will install ADB and Fast boot on Mac, Linux and Chrome OS without the need to do anything else. It’s exceedingly easy, and avoids all the ADB box up mess that typically takes much longer to complete.
After the script complete you can type ADB or Fast boot to start running either program. This is where you’ll need to be to flash the new Android 5.1.2 image on your device. Remember to head into settings > developer options and enable USB Debugging first.
How to Install Android 5.2 Right Now
The first thing you need to do is download the just released final Android 5.1.2 Lollipop System Images. You can locate them at the links below. Only a few Nexus devices have been posted, but we’re expecting Google to push over the air update out and release more factory image soon. Hopefully for the poor Nexus 9 that’s stuck on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Nexus 7 Android 5.1.2 System Image (2014 WiFi)
Nexus 7 Android 5.1.2 System Image (2015 WiFi)
Google has yet to post the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, or even the Nexus 9 images, but expect to them to come into soon. The Nexus 9 is the only device released in the last two years that hasn’t seen an update past Android App 5.0.2, and something needs to be done about that. We’ve seen hints of the Nexus 9 running 5.1.2 Lollipop, but it has yet to be released.
You will need to unzip these files to a folder you can access, we just unzipped it to our Mac computer. After you have the Android 5.1.2 system image unzipped you will need to find this folder and type commend into the address bar on Windows, or open terminal and change the folder to this folder on Mac computer, Linux or Chrome OS. Reminder, if your on a MAC you need to make sure terminal is running inside the folder you just unzipped.
If your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 idoes not bootloader unlocked you should do that first. We could not install the Android 5.1.2 System image with the device locked. This will wipe your tablet and erase all user data, settings, movies, etc.
Open a Terminal in the adb folder and type the command below then hit enter.