When Google announced Android 5.1 Lollipop last month, the new version of Android quickly began rolling out to multiple Nexus family devices. There are still a few Nexus handsets that have yet to see the update, but today we can check one more off the list – the Nexus 4. The OTA, which is available now, weighs in at only 174MB and will bring your device from build number LRX22C to LMY47O.
Android 5.1 is mostly a bug fix update, removing most of the annoying inconsistencies Android 5.0 brought with it. However, there are still a few nice additions in 5.1. Aside from some performance improvements, you’ll get to take advantage of the new Device Protection feature that will protect your data if your phone is ever stolen. You’ll also get to change your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections from the quick settings panel, which should be a welcome change for most users.
The factory image isn’t available yet, so if you want the download early, you’ll need to grab it from the link below. If you’re not sure how to update your device manually, be sure to check out our walkthrough that our very own Joe Hindy put together for us. While the guide was designed for Android 5.0 Lollipop, the same overall process should apply. Of course, remember that things can and sometimes do go wrong, so be sure to flash at your own risk.