Sunday , March 11 2018

Nexus 9 users need wait no longer; Android 5.1.1 factory image now posted

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Nexus 9 users can finally enjoy not being behind the pack with their newest of Nexus tablets; not only has the over-the-air (OTA) update rolled out during the last week, but the factory image has now been uploaded to the Nexus firmware page as well.

The factory image is Android 5.1.1 (LMY47X), and takes you to the same place as if you’d accepted the OTA. If you’re one of those that likes to tinker, and was running a custom ROM when the OTA update arrived, you can use the factory image to restore your tablet to the way Google intended as well.

The factory image is only available for Nexus 9 WiFi models at the moment. The LTE variant remains at Android 5.0.2 (LRX22L).


Source: Nexus factory images.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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1 Comment on "Nexus 9 users need wait no longer; Android 5.1.1 factory image now posted"

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Christopher Cassar
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Christopher Cassar

So if 5.1.1 is available for the nexus 9 do I need to accept the 5.0.2 before the 5.1.1 becomes available. I didn’t install the 5.0.2 because I heard some bad stuff about it.

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