How to Install Android 5.1.1 LMY48I Lollipop Firmware on Google Nexus 5. Google Nexus 5 receives a new Official Firmware that is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with the build number LMY48I which comes with a major security fix that was in the previous update. It fixes the StageFright vulnerability in which your Nexus 5 is vulnerable to malicious attacks through an MMS. Attackers send a video through MMS which contains a kind of virus and if you open it, they will have full control over your Nexus 5!
This is an OTA update which means that not everyone will get this update at the same time. Some users might have gotten it already. For those who didn’t, you can update your Nexus 5 to Android 5.1.1 LMY48I Lollipop right away following the Tutorial below. It is recommended to update your Nexus 5 to this Build as soon as possible. There are some things that you must first consider before you proceed with the updating process. Let’s take a look at them after the jump!
Guidelines to Update Nexus 5 to Android 5.1.1 LMY48I:
- This guide is ONLY for Nexus 5 Smartphone. Do not use it for any other device.
- In order to Update your Nexus 5 to Android 5.1.1 LMY48I Build, make sure your device is running the Android 5.1.1 LMY48B firmware build. DO NOT use this update on any older versions of firmware. You can check the build number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
- If your phone is running a custom rom, then this firmware cannot be installed on your phone as it requires a official build.
- Enable the USB Debugging option in Developer Options Settings if you haven’t already. If you don’t see the Developer Options in the Settings Menu, go to Settings > About Phone and press the Build Number 7 times until it says that you are now a Developer. After doing so, go back to the Settings > Developer Options and Check the USB Debugging option.
- Make sure you go through the whole tutorial before you go ahead with the process and check that everything is in order.
- Your Phone’s battery should be at least 60%.
- And last but not the least, if you brick your phone, we should not be held responsible in any way. Proceed with caution.
Moving on to next step. That is, Setting up Android SDK on your Computer, if you haven’t already. If you have it setup already, then you can skip this part and move towards the tutorial.
Setup Android SDK on Computer:
- Download Android SDK from here.
- Install it on your computer.
- Find the SDK Manager and launch it on your PC.
- Make sure to install all SDK packages and drivers.
- After that, upgrade the Google USB Drivers.
- Locate the ‘platform-tools’ folder and leave it opened on your computer.
How to Update Google Nexus 5 to Android 5.1.1 LMY48I Lollipop using adb Sideload:
Step 1: Download the Android 5.1.1 LMY48I from here and DO NOT extract the zip file.
Step 2: After that, rename the file you downloaded in the previous step to “update.zip”.
Step 3: Now, move that file to the “platform-tools” folder under the SDK Directory.
Step 4: Next, switch off your phone and reboot in Recovery Mode
Step 5: From the Recovery menu, select “Apply Update for adb” option and then connect your Nexus 5 to your Computer through a USB Cable.
Step 6: Open up Command Prompt in your computer and point it to the “platform-tools” directory, then enter “adb devices”, without quotes, to check whether the phone is detected or not. If it does, then move on to the next step. If it doesn’t, then you need to reinstall the USB Drivers for Nexus 5 and reconfigure Android SDK.
Step 7: Enter adb sideload update.zip to begin the process of installation and DO NOT press any key during the process.
Step 8: After the installation is complete, reboot your Nexus 5 in normal mode and use your login info in order to have access again.
That’s all. Your Nexus 5 should be running Android 5.1.1 LMY48I Lollipop Firmware. To check, navigate to Settings > About Phone. If you run into any problem, drop your comment and I will get back to you with a solution! Happy Flashing! 🙂