Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Update Released to Google Nexus 5 in India; Brings Fix for Wi-Fi Tethering Bug and Other Issues
Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Update Released to Google Nexus 5 in India; Brings Fix for Wi-Fi Tethering Bug and Other IssuesIBTimes India

After a few days of delay, Google has finally released the much awaited stability update Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA (Over-The-Air) on LG Nexus 5.

The new update (build number: LRX22C) is expected to fix a number of bugs, which were reported soon after Nexus 5 received the new Android 5.0 Lollipop last month.

In mid-November, Nexus 5 (and Nexus 7 as well) owners had claimed that they were having trouble tethering to Wi-Fi modems, despite entering the authorised password. The Nexus devices are said to show "Connecting", which becomes "Saved", but never connects.

Even Google's project member had acknowledged the issue under the label 'defect-18035251' and assured to escalate the issue to the developers team.

[Read More: Nexus Devices Running Android 5.0 Lollipop Facing Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue]

Some of them even complained about the bugs in app switcher, which made random apps pop-up even after exiting it. Second bug in the SMS apps, made message sending disabled in select Nexus 6, 5, 4 and some select Moto X (2014) devices.

If Nexus 5 owners are getting the update notifications, then select "Yes, I'm in" option >> then, after downloading, select >> "Install now." The phone will restart automatically and the OS will be updated to the software.

It has to be noted that Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA update is being rolled-out in phases, so it will take some time to reach all corners of the country.

Until then Nexus 5 owners can check manually on the phone for update notifications –

Go to: Settings >> About Phone >> System update >> check now

For those impatient Nexus users, Google has provided manual downloadable factory images. Tech savvy people can side-load latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update from the given links below.

[Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting (or manual software installation) Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or 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 the smartphone is 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 new Lollipop 5.0.1 software update released to Nexus devices:

Model Device Type Software build number and version Factory images Download link
LG-Google Nexus 4 aka 'Occam' GSM 5.0.1 (LRX22C) Link
LG-Google Nexus 5 aka 'Hammerhead' GSM/LTE 5.0.1 (LRX22C) Link
Motorola Nexus 6 aka 'Shamu' GSM 5.0.1 (LRX22C) Link
Asus Nexus 7 (2013) aka 'Razor' Wi-Fi 5.0.1 (LRX22C) Link
HTC Nexus 9 aka 'Volantis' Wi-Fi 5.0.1 (LRX22C) Link
Samsung Nexus 10 aka 'Mantaray' Wi-Fi 5.0.1 (LRX22C) Link

Note: Google is yet to provide the factory image file to cellular versions of Nexus 7 (2013) aka 'Razorg' and both Nexus 7 (2012 Wi-Fi only) aka Nakasi and Nexus 7 (2012 Mobile) version aka 'Nakasig' [More Information, HERE]