Just 24 hours after releasing the Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update zip file for download, Google has now begun pushing out the update to Nexus 6 users. So, if you happen to own a Nexus 6, you should start looking at your notification screen for the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update.
Since every new firmware release has a couple of bugs left in them, this update is released to fix the bugs in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The firmware has build version LRX22C and is about 80 MB in size. Since this update is a minor update, you should expect any new features. Although, this update will bring performance and stability fixes.
As usual, the latest Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update will be released in form of OTA (Over-The-Air) update. This means that the update will be rolled out in gradual steps and some users will have to wait for a while for the update to arrive on their device. Once the update is ready for your device, you will receive a notification. To download the update, just tap on the notification and then on Download Now. Once the update is downloaded, tap on Install Now. Your Nexus 6 will automatically reboot and your device will be automatically updated.
If the update doesn’t arrive on your device for too long, then you have a option to check for the update manually. To check for the update manually, go to Settings > About phone > System updates > Check now. If your device still fails to receive the update automatically, you still have an option to install the update manually via ADB sideloading.
Although flashing firmware via ADB sideload wipes the internal memory, there’s a workaround. If you want to keep your data and still flash the Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop factory image, just remove the -w flag from the ‘flash-all.bat’ script.
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