Android 5.0.1 factory images now available for Nexus 4 and Nexus 6

Android 5.0 is already old news. Image: Google

Android 5.0 is already old news. Image: Google

Google has rolled out its latest Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 6, just a week after they first became available for select Nexus tablets. Those who don’t want to wait for the software to arrive over-the-air can download it now for manual flashing.

Android 5.0.1 isn’t vastly different to the original Android 5.0 Lollipop release, so don’t expect any major changes or improvements. What you can look forward to, however, is increased stability and performance enhancements. These releases have the “LRX22C” build number.

To install this firmware manually, download the factory image from Google’s website and follow our recent guide to¬†installing Android 5.0 on the Nexus 4, which uses the same process. Just remember to backup your data first in case anything goes wrong.

It’s unclear when Google will make Android 5.0.1 available over-the-air — or rollout factory images for the Nexus 5 or the Nexus 7 with LTE — but we’re anticipating a release before the end of the year providing no issues are found within this build.