Published on June 26th, 2014 | by Tim Schofield


Android L Developer Preview Hands On and Download

Here is a hands on and download of the Android L Developer preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. Please note that this is just a preview and not an official build. Only flash to test out the latest Android version.

It is speculated that this will be Android 5.0 and also be called “Lollipop”.

Android L Developer Preview Hands On:


Warning: This is a preview version of the Android system image, and is subject to change. Your use of this system image is governed by the Android SDK Preview License Agreement. The Android preview system image is not a stable release, and may contain errors and defects that can result in damage to your computer systems, devices, and data. The preview Android system image is not subject to the same testing as the factory OS and can cause your phone and installed services and applications to stop working.



Here is a “lazy flash guide” from hello_foto on Reddit:

Step 1: Install ADB and fastboot drivers heres a guide Guide

Step 1a (optional only do this if your bootloader is locked)

     Have step 1 completed
     Boot phone in bootloader (shut if off and then power holding the volume down button+power)
     Open up a command window
     Type in the command 'fastboot oem unlock' (this will wipe your device and you may lose warranty)
     On your phone a prompt should pop, follow the instructions and your bootloader will be unlocked 

Step 2: grab those images from google

Step 3: if you are running windows extract the image files and start the flash-all.bat or manually flash away heres a guide on the instructions (look at method 2) XDA guide on flashing images

**if you are stuck in boot for more than 10 minutes do the steps below

Step 1: Boot into bootloader, use volume buttons to select recovery and then hit the power button to boot into recovery

Step 2: In recovery there will be a small android hit power + up volume and a few choices shoudl pop up

Step 3: Using your volume buttons highlight ‘wipe data/factory reset” then press the power button, scroll down to the “yes” option and hit the power button again

Step 4: once the procedure is done reboot back into bootloader and reflash the images from step 3 in Lazy Guide


EDIT 2: If you want to go back to 4.4.4 or whatever other android version just repeat step 3 with the android version image you want, here is the link for the images Factory Images

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Tim Schofield

Tim Schofield is the owner of and the YouTube channel QbKing77. He has a love for all things tech and Android!

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