It’s been a very Lollipop flavoured week with Android 5.0 arriving for most Nexus devices in both factory image form as well as Over The Air updates, except the Nexus 4. Today however, that changes and it’s now the Nexus 4’s turn. Even though the Nexus 4 is now two years old it is still a very capable device that stacks up well against some of it’s competitors. Now if you still own one of these you can enjoy the latest version of Lollipop on it.
To download the factory update you will need to the Google developers page hosting the updates and install then if you have the Android SDK installed, it’s merely a matter of running the Flash-All script that the image comes wit. It may seem daunting if you have never done it before but once you have gotten your head around the process it will seem perfectly simple and easy. It is well worth the reading and learning to enjoy the Lollipop goodness on your Nexus 4.
For those who run a custom ROM on their phone they have not been forgotten as the binaries required to build custom ROMs without issues have also been released by Google. It won’t be long at all before the custom ROM developers start cooking full custom ROMs based on Lollipop now.
Does anyone still have a Nexus 4 and have updated it already to Lollipop? How does it run? Can the two-year-old Nexus 4 handle the new version of Android like Google said it should be able to?