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Download Factory Images for Nexus Devices [Android 5.0.1 Lollipop]

Download Factory Images for Nexus Devices [Android 5.0.1 Lollipop]: The Android 5.0.1 factory images for the updated OS are now available, for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 devices as build LRX22C. Google released the updated images last week for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. So users having Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 devices can now receive this Lollipop update via OTA update and through Google’s factory images as well.

But if you are facing problem while updating your devices via OTA then you can also download and install the factory images on Nexus 4 and Nexus 6 manually before installing a custom ROMs or rooting.

Here we’ve given a step by step guide on how to update Nexus 4 / Nexus 6 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop build LRX22C via factory images. Now proceed to download Factory Images for Nexus Devices [Android 5.0.1 Lollipop].

Download Factory Images for Nexus Devices

Note: The Android 5.0.1 factory images are only applicable for Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 devices. Double check the model number before you may download factory images for Nexus devices.


Installing a wrong image on any other device might brick your device. AndroidBlog will not responsible for any damage occurred to your Nexus device. Proceed at your risk.


  • Don’t forget to take backup of all important data such as SMS, MMS, Settings, Contents, Call Logs and Contacts, etc.
  • Unlock the bootloader of your Nexus device, because if it is not unlocked then installing Android 5.0.1 LRX22C factory image will wipe out all the data. Check out this guide on to Unlock Bootloader on Nexus 6
  • Your Nexus device should have about 70 to 80% battery charge before proceeding with the flashing process.

Download Files (Android 5.0.1 Factory Images)

Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Build LRX22C

Steps to Download Factory Images for Nexus Devices [How To Install]:

1: – After download, the above factory image file on your PC, connect the Nexus 4/6 to your PC its USB data cable.

2: – Install and configure the Fastboot on your PC. Check this guide

3: – Now boot your Nexus device into Fastboot/Bootloader mode: Turn Off your device and then press and hold Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time. Now release the buttons once the fast boot menu and Start icon appear on the screen of the Nexus 4 or Nexus 6.

4: – Now unzip the image file that you’ve already downloaded from the above link to a folder on the desktop of your PC.

5: – fast boot- Next, transfer the extracted files fast boot directory.

6: – Open the Fastboot directory and choose the right factory image file from there and execute the commands, depending on the installed operating system on your PC.

For Windows: Run the file:


For Mac: Run the file using Terminal:

For Linux: Run the file:

7: – This process will take some time to be completed successfully, so set back.

8: – The Nexus device will be rebooted once the installation is finished successfully. It might take about 4-5 minutes to boot your Nexus device for the first time.

Great! You have successfully updated the Nexus 4 or Nexus 6 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop build LRX22C via factory image.

Source: Android Central

Aamir Jamal

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