Tired of waiting for Google to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to your Nexus 4? Well, now you can take care of the upgrade yourself. Official Lollipop factory images are now available to download for the device, making it possible for users to update manually.
The easiest way to update your Android device is, of course, with an official over-the-air update. You don’t have to do anything but download the firmware, press a few buttons, and sit back while it installs. The only problem is, you have to wait for over-the-air updates, and they can take some time to arrive.
The other, usually quicker, option — if you know what you’re doing — is to simply find and obtain the software yourself, and then flash it manually. For those still rocking a Nexus 4, that’s now a possibility, thanks to Google’s official Lollipop factory images.
Factory images are simply stock firmware packages designed to restore handsets to their original state. They provide the same software you will receive over-the-air, but because you can install them manually, you don’t have to wait for Google or your carrier to make them available to your device.
Sure, flashing them is slightly more complicated, but because these are official images, there’s no need to worry about instabilities or anything going wrong (so long as you flash the right firmware).
To download the factory image for your device and find step-by-step installation instructions, visit the Nexus factory images webpage via the source link below.