Finally, the day has come for the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA to be released to older Nexus devices. Google announced the past weekend that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update would begin its rollout to the Nexus 4. Nexus 4 users can now access their system update options and easily perform the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in a second or two. Android 5.0 Lollipop is the most anticipated overhaul of the Android OS ever and many have been quite impatient to see it roll out already.
We had a November 12 date set for the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout, but Google delayed the OTA because developers had been experiencing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and battery draining issues with the first beta. That being said, Google hastily made the changes that were needed and Nexus 4 owners can now finally enjoy the Material Design and new features the company has put into the new mobile OS.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Nexus 4 is 400 MB large, and before installing, you should ensure that you’ve backed up all your important data and have already fully charged your smartphone so that the update can be installed smoothly. Google has also mentioned that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be a slow rollout so in case you didn’t get the OTA yet, you should be patient because it should be on its way. Oh, and you should also know that your should have 500 MB space available on your phone to install the update and stock Android flashed on your device, or you won’t be able to install the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Another great piece of news is that after the rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Nexus 4 began, diligent tech enthusiasts have already managed to root Android 5.0 Lollipop on all Nexus devices. The notorious ChainFire has managed to root Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5,, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus 10, which is great news. While that is good news for most, if you don’t know your way around booting a fastboot image, unlocked bootloaders and the likes, you should refrain from rooting your device for now.