Tutorial: The best ways to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Nexus 5 Using Mac

With Google having actually launched the most up to date Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview pictures, a great deal of anxious Android followers can not hang around to obtain a taste of the benefits that it brings. If you’re making use of a Mac, and are among those rare few that have a Nexus 5, you could effortlessly install the preview image on your device utilizing your Mac.

Prior to you proceed, it is essential to note that this is a preview picture and is not indicated to be made use of on your daily driver. Google will certainly launch Android 5.0 officially sometime in November this year.

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Installing Android 5.0 Lollipop Using Mac

Step 1: Download and install Android 5.0 Lollipop Designer Preview for Nexus 5.

Step 2: Extract the contents of the documents to a folder.

Step 3: On your Mac, open Terminal and also go into the following command to begin an automated arrangement of ADB as well as Fastboot on your Mac:

bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.sh)

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Step 4: That being done, open System Preferences > Keyboard – Shortcuts and also choose Services. Here, check “New Terminal at Folder” to allow this alternative.Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 10.33.56 PM

Step 5: Connect your Nexus 5 to the Mac using a USB cable.

Step 6: Now you’ll be unlocking the bootloader of the device, and you will loose all your information. If you currently have actually an unlocked bootloader, skip to step 9.

You should run the Terminal app from the folder of the removed zip documents you downloaded and install previously in step 1. Right select the folder, click Services and select ‘New Terminal at Folder’.

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Step 7: Now run the adhering to command in the Terminal, and hit Enter:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 8: When in bootloader setting,  enter the following command, and hit Enter:

fastboot oem unlock

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Now merely comply with the on-screen instructions and also select to remove the device, as we discussed previously. You may have to wait a min or two for the bootloader to unlock.

Step 9: Now that the bootloader has actually been unlocked, flash the Android 5.0 image  by entering the following command in Terminal:

sudo ./flash-all.sh

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Wait for the photo to be installed on the device, which may take 5 to 10 minutes. As soon as the setup process is full, the device needs to reboot on its own.


If you’re a PC user then you can follow the guide uploaded here. Bear in mind to make use of the most recent Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview images while complying with the steps.

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