Google Android 5.1.0 Lollipop Factory Images Released to Nexus 5, 7, 10; OTA Roll-out to Begin Soon
Google Android 5.1.0 Lollipop Factory Images Released to Nexus 5, 7, 10; OTA Roll-out to Begin SoonAndroid via Twitter

It has been only a couple weeks since Google released the new 5.1 Lollipop to select Nexus devices, now it has reportedly rolled-out the new version via factory images on the official Android developer forum.

Last week, news broke out that the recently released 5.1 Lollipop failed to fix the nagging memory leak bug (first noticed after the releases of v5.0.1update), which made certain apps to hog phone's RAM memory leading to sudden app crashes on Nexus 5 devices.

Consumers panned Google on social networking sites and also on the official AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Issue Tracker for not taking measure to fix the bug.

[Read More: Android 5.1 Lollipop Fails to Fix Memory Leak Glitch; Stability Update with Bug-Fix on way, Confirms Google]

Later, Google officially acknowledged the memory leak glitch in the Android 5.1 Lollipop and claimed that it has actually fixed the afore-mentioned bug during the internal testing and promised to release another update soon.

Now, the new update with build number 5.1.0 (LMY47I) , has been made available to Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. Consumers can download the factory images (manual download file) from the Google Developers page and flash it on their devices.

As of now, it is yet to be ascertained whether this new update is a software patch for the memory leak bug or not. People who are planning to flash the new Android 5.1 Lollipop (LM47I), please do let us know in our comment section below, if you notice anys changes in the device.

[Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of manual software installation of Android devices. If the installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the device getting bricked or may even lead to the device being permanently irreparable.  International Business Times, India Edition cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if devices get bricked. Hence users are advised to proceed with caution or just wait for a day or two to install new software with very less effort via OTA].

Here are the details of the software update released to Nexus devices:


Device Type

Software build number and version

Factory images Download link


Motorola Nexus 6 aka 'Shamu'


5.1.0 (LMY47I)


LG Nexus 5 aka 'Hammerhead'


5.1.0 (LMY47I)


Note: Google is yet to provide the factory image files to Nexus 10, 9, 4, Wi-Fi only version of Nexus 7 (2013 & 2012 editions) and to cellular versions of both Nexus 7 (2013 & 2012 editions)'. [More Information, HERE]

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