Google Nexus 5

Published on November 12th, 2014 | by Tim Schofield


Flash Android 5.0 Lollipop System Image on Nexus 5

This video will show you the necessary steps to flash the Android 5.0 Lollipop OFFICIAL system image on the Nexus 5. This is the exact same as if you were to accept the OTA update. Your bootloader must be unlocked and data will be wiped.

Let me know how you like Android 5.0 on your Nexus 5!

How to install ADB, Fastboot, and SDK tools

How to flash Android 5.0 Lollipop System Image on Nexus 5:

Download (Factory Images “hammerhead” for Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE))

fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-hammerhead-hhz12d.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader
fastboot flash radio radio-hammerhead-m8974a-
fastboot reboot-bootloader
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot erase cache
fastboot flash cache cache.img

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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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5 Responses to Flash Android 5.0 Lollipop System Image on Nexus 5

  1. Nick says:

    I have heard that wifi calling and SMS will be enabled on the Google Nexus 5 on T-mobiles network when it is updated to Android 5.0 – anyone have any information on this to confirm it or refute it?

  2. Jack elizalde says:

    thanks very much sensei

  3. Jack elizalde says:

    a question, as I put the modified recovery and root this new version of Android?

  4. MY says:

    Had to stop by to thank you @QbKing77 for this great tutorials with best steps by step. At beginning seems like a long way in the video but it’s really quick and easy when you have all the required files downloaded and then ready to enter the codes 😉

    Kudos and first time on your site. Will favorite it 😉

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