Android 5.0.1 Lollipop hits AOSP, Nexus factory images available

by: Jonathan FeistDecember 3, 2014

Google HTC Nexus 9 Android 5 Lollipop-20

Are you still waiting for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on your device? Well, it’s old news already, Google has pushed Android 5.0.1 to AOSP, and has a few Nexus factory images all ready for install.

This is a minor bump update, look for build number LRX22C on Android 5.0.1 release 1.

We’ll need time to dig deep and see what the new Lollipop has to offer. Perhaps it will unlock a few features that some of us have found worrisome of Lollipop, like the inability to turn off device encryption. Eventually, we hope it will let us utilize the LED notification lights or tap to wake on the Nexus 6.

Android 5.0.1 AOSP factory images

As far as those factory images go, owners of the Nexus 9 (WiFi), Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) and Nexus 10 are in luck. Of course, our wishful thinking for the Nexus 6 updates will have to wait, as you’ll notice there is no image for the monstrous phone just yet.

Perhaps this update is the reason many devices have been taking so long to receive the Lollipop update. Maybe it is just me, but this feels a little like the rapid release of Android 4.4.4 before most manufacturers could get their Android 4.4.3 update out there. In the end, many phones skipped the 4.4.3 update altogether.

Head on over to Google’s AOSP Android 5.0.1_r1 build page to see all the particulars of build LRX22C.

Any of you ready to flash another build of Android Lollipop?

  • notpoliticalyet

    Before 5.0.1 they should focus on delivering all the 5.0 updates. There must be many bugs to rush to this 5.0.1 update. Nexus 7 2013 still waiting for the update here. There are others still waiting. Bugs will happen in tech, however poor planning with this update considering the size of Google and their development team.

    • meatlover

      That could be the reason why they don’t push 5.0 OTA but directly 5.0.1

    • Samuel

      How can you possibly say this is poor planning. If they had push 5.0 to EVERYONE straight away then everyone would be experiencing the bugs and instead of complaining about not having the update they would be complaining about the bugs in the update.

      It is better to have people complaining about having something that works and wanting something better than might now, than having people have something that doesn’t. This is a well known practice, sometimes referred to as soak testing. Apple is the only company in the world to push out updates in one go to everyone. Look where it got them with iOS 8…. Everyone who updated tp 8.0.1 I think it was couldn’t send texts make calls or anything else. If that had happened with Googles roll out schedule a tiny fraction of people would have got the bug, reported it and then it would have been fixed with a lot less hassle and trouble.

      The stages roll out is a good thing, if you really want the update go and flash the image…

  • Ben

    Will I get 5.0.1 if I flashed 5.0 to begin with?

    • MasterMuffin

      As an OTA, yes, someday

      • Ben


    • One of those guys

      I sideload 5.0 to my N7 (2013) and the 5.0.1 was just pushed to it automatically OTA and has now installed.

  • Mahdose

    Hoping this build to eliminate all bugs found in existing build especially battery drain in Nexus 5

  • MasterMuffin

    Nexus 10 getting the update before Nexus 6 is funny :D

    • Sharath

      All the factory images that appeared are for tablets.

      • MasterMuffin

        I know

  • When is the update coming 5.0 update for the nexus 7 2013 (LTE) rolling out?

    • meatlover

      sideload it yourself

      • meathater

        They can’t sideload something that hasn’t been released anywhere yet.

        • meatlover

          What has not been released? Factory image for N7 LTE?

      • John Johnson

        Side what, exactly?

        …that’s the point. :)

        • meatlover

          The factory image for Nexus 7 2013 is already out there. I’m using it right now.

        • meatlover

          I believe the factory image for N7 2013 LTE has been released already

    • Guest

      I just received it less than on hour ago OTA for my N7 (2013). Install seemed to go fine.

  • Gary Gotham

    It looks tablet specific – it’s available for Nexii 7, 9 and 10 but not 4, 5 and 6.

  • Maik Adamietz

    Yup, will flash it for sure once it’s out for my Nexus 7 Wifi 2012 and hope most of the bugs are fixed plus it’s more responsive. If not then i switch back to Cyanogenmod period.

    • Vedran Ukay

      I already did that in first week. Couldn’t stand random battery drains, “recent apps” bug with random cards, incompatible mxplayer (i know, it’s working now) and some other apps, root issues etc…

      • Maik Adamietz

        I experienced random freezes of apps and even the system that i had to perform a hardshutdown a few times now. If i think about it more after my second cuppa coffee… i’ll fire up my other machine and switch back to CM now while grabbing a 3rd cup of coffee. CM itself will catch up anyway soon with their lollipopbased versions.

        • evolucion8

          Download the MX Player 1.7.32 or above, both works on Android 5.0. I also have issues with the Android 5.0 on my Nexus 7 2012 32GB. Tried hard reset and wiping cache and the only thing that kinda fixed it was selecting the Backup and Restore options, disabling Automatic Restore, then I selected Factory Data Reset, and then when I rebooted the tablet which asked me to put my User Name and Password, I did and instead of choosing which backup to reinstall, I chose Treat as a New Device, and since then, everything worked far better, it doesn’t slow down anymore except after installing Facebook, that app still bugging out pulling resources.

          • Maik Adamietz

            I wiped it completely a couple of times and flashed the factory image, never use the backup/restore feature, still no luck to get it running smooth on my device. And the Facebook app on Lollipop is indeed a disaster….

  • Vishal Khedkar

    I hope it fixes the little annoying bugs in my Nexus 5

  • Jeff Moreira

    My Nexus 7 2012 is still waiting for the OTA update. I know and I can side load it (just like I did for my N5) but I’m curious to see how long Google will take to update their own device.
    This year it has been a complete disaster these updates and the Nexus hardware releases. On these matters, Google has a lot to learn from Apple I’m afraid.

  • Luke Woods

    Hopefully this now means I can watch videos on my Nexus 7 2013 again

    • McNucklefuts

      Exactly what I was thinking!

  • Beqa Gordadze

    what about nexus 5 ?

  • pfm57

    A factory reset on nexus 5 disabled encryption. this has worked for nexus 5 and performance has improved significantly since the OTA update.

    • McNucklefuts

      The Nexus 5 didn’t turn on encryption with the update. This problem only effected devices shipping with lollipop

  • Cole Walter Tague

    I don’t have a nexus device but am running it on my g3 with cm12

  • Nicholas B Scott

    I had to revert back to 4.4.4 because my phone kept hanging and freezing between apps. Hopefully this update fixed that.

  • Thanx to our amazing developers (mainly temasek), we got it on Note 3… He really is quick!
    So far, i couldn’t tell the difference 5.0 vs 5.0.1..

  • crutchcorn

    They do need to stop these rapid updates though… Like… Just launch with stuff working or… IDK. Something

  • One of those guys

    5.0.1 was just pushed OTA (and installed nicely) to my 2013 Nexus 7.

  • Neeraj Babu

    Guys, any news regarding the update coming in for Nexus 7 2013 LTE ? :(

  • MadCowOnAStick

    Does it fix the stupid Cisco WiFi issues?

  • Brandon Miranda

    I have a Nexus 7 v2 on 5.0.0 and it’s rooted. Should I flash 5.0.1 and reroot?

  • Sivaraman Viswanathan

    Can any one confirm whether the update 5.0.1 is applicable for nexus5 handsets.

    • fatspirit

      No one.