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You can upgrade your Nexus 4 to Lollipop manually. Image: Cult of Android

You can upgrade your Nexus 4 to Lollipop manually. Image: Cult of Android

If you don’t want to wait another day for Google to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your Nexus 4, why not grab the firmware package yourself and flash it manually? The process is actually much simpler than it sounds; you don’t need to root your handset or unlock its bootloader, and all of your data will remain intact.

If you fancy giving it a go, check out the step-by-step guide below.

Android L on the Nexus 5. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android L on the Nexus 5. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Can’t wait to get your hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop? You’re not the only one. But if you’re a Nexus 4 owner, you don’t have to wait. An unofficial Lollipop ROM is already available for the device, and almost everything works as it should.

The Nexus 6 makes the 5-inch Nexus 5 look tiny. Image: PhoneArena

The Nexus 6 makes the 5-inch Nexus 5 look tiny. Image: PhoneArena

Some have suggested that Google has ruined the Nexus smartphone by equipping its latest model with a giant 5.9-inch display, and based on these size comparison images, it’s not difficult to understand that argument.

Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Both the first- and second-generation Nexus 7s and the Nexus 10 are to get an Android 5.0 Lollipop update on November 3 — the same day the software debuts on the new Nexus 9 — according to sources familiar with Google’s plans. The search giant appears to be focusing on Wi-Fi only devices first, before bringing Lollipop to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5.

The Nexus 4 will get Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Nexus 4 will get Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you’ve got a Nexus 4 or 2012’s Nexus 7, there’s no need to worry about upgrading your hardware to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google has confirmed that both of these devices will be receiving its latest software update, along with the Nexus 5, last year’s Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10.

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