LG Nexus 4 Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA updates are starting

Google is reportedly working on bringing the most recent version of Lollipop to many of its devices, including flagship devices and mid-range phones. PhoneArena has learned that the OTA update for Android 5.1 now heading out, LG Nexus 4 owners now can download the OTA file for sideload (from LRX22G) from here.

The build number is LMY47O, and the update comes in at around 174MB on the Nexus 4. It brings to the devices bug fixes, performance improvements, and a handful of UI changes and new features. Learn about all things Android 5.1 from my earlier post.

For those who are on the latest version of Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C), updating is as simple as flashing the OTA file. For a full-on system refresh, which also means you will lose your data, a factory system image is available as well.

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Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Factory Image on LG Nexus 4

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for LG Nexus 4 is now available for download from Android Developers. The build number of the release is LRX21T. This means if you own the Google Nexus 4 you can manually flash these images instead of waiting for the OTA update.

If you’re curious about the Android 5.0 Lollipop update and want to try it right now on your LG Nexus 4, then download the  factory image and install it manually. Follow the instructions carefully to successfully flash the Lollipop update using the automatic script given in the factory image package.

How to flash your Nexus 5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop:

  1. Download and unpack the Lollipop image package from Google to the Android SDK/platform-tools folder on your computer
  2. On your phone, go to Settings > Development options and switch the toggle on. Then enable USB debugging under the "Debugging" menu group.
  3. Power off your phone.
  4. Start up the bootloader by holding down volume up, volume down and power on your device.
  5. When the menu loads, plug your Nexus 5 into your computer.
  6. On your computer, open up a command prompt or terminal window.
  7. Using the command line, navigate to the Android SDK/platform-tools folder
    • On Windows, type: flash-all.bat
    • … or on Mac, type: ./flash-all.sh
    • … or on Linux, type: ./flash-all.sh
      Your device will be wiped and set up with a clean install of Android 5.0.
  8. Enjoy some delicious Lollipop!

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Android 4.4.3 KitKat update now rolling out to LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 5

Here we are today, Google has started pushing the Android 4.3.3 Kitkat update to all Nexus devices (specifically the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Google Play editions of the Galaxy S4, HTC One M7 and HTC One M8).

As its number designation implies, this is not a big update. As such, don’t expect any feature additions (or not big ones, anyway). This update should be focused on cleaning out the remaining bugs in the 4.3 release.

The new firmware is available over the air and will bring your Nexus device slate to the latest Android version. Charge your phone 75 percent and then attempt to download the update by going to Settings > About > System updates on either device.

Download:

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LG Nexus 4 is getting Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA Update today

Like the LG Nexus 5, the LG Nexus 4 is getting the Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update.

Linked below is the 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA.

Must be on stock 4.4.1 KOT49E to update.

Download the KOT49E to KOT49H update direct from Google for the Nexus 4

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LG Nexus 4 Android 4.4 Kitkat Update now available for Download

Google’s LG Nexus 4 owners, here we go! The Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” update has been approved and is now rolling out to the device.

As you can see, the update is a sizable 238MB and build “KRT16S”, but it is indeed Android 4.4 Kitkat. To pull the update head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

Also you can manually update to KRT16S through adb sideload in recovery.

Here are the links:

TWRP recovery:

Android SDK. The SDK contains the latest version of adb and fastboot

In case you have the TWRP custom recovery installed, you can just copy the Kitkat update firmware to the device, reboot to recovery, and flash directly as you would any other zip (apply update from ADB). You’re done.

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Google’s LG Nexus 4 now just $199.99 in the United States

If you’re interested in purchasing the LG Nexus 4, then you may want to purchase it sometime between the next few days and weeks. Google is now selling you an LG Nexus 4 for just $199.99 (8GB version) and $249 (16GB version) outright – no contract required. So this is a pretty sweet discount. This is the US we’re talking about after all.

You’re basically getting a super phone, one of the most high-end devices on the market today, for the price of a measly feature phone. So if you’ve been after the Google’s LG Nexus 4 but haven’t bought it yet, you should probably head on over to Google Play Store right now and hit that order button. After all, there’s no telling how long this offer will last.

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