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Software update needed to set up your Nexus 5

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Software update needed to set up your Nexus 5
Let's assume that you have your new Nexus 5 in your hand and are setting it up. There is something you should know. An internal LG document reveals that during the set-up process, the phone will prompt you to download and install a software update. Without this update, your new pride and joy will not work. Apparently, to avoid a repeat of last year's chronic shortages with the Nexus 4, LG built initial batches of the phone before the software was complete. As a result, some of the handsets being shipped do not have the final version of Android 4.4 installed.

Based on a Nexus 5 set-up done by U.K. retailer Clove, the size of the update is 139.3MB (ignore the higher number on the screenshot in the slideshow below), although that figure could be different based on your region and your carrier. A download of this size could consume some of your precious data. A pop up box will give you a warning and will also apparently give you the opportunity to hook up to a Wi-Fi signal during the set-up process.

Just remember that you will need to install this update to complete setting up your Nexus 5, and the phone won't work without it. Overall, it is just a minor nuisance, but one that you should know about nonetheless.


source: LG via Clove

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posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:46 9

2. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


To be honest, the update took about 1 minute via Wi-Fi

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:51

4. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Although ur last DP was a lil creepy, it was kinda cool :p

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 11:34 4

9. LikeMyself (Posts: 90; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


@RoyalPayne:
I can only conclude from your recent negative comments on every Android article that you were an unsatisfied Android user.
Don't even know if you're now using iOS or WP8 or BB, but I can bet that you were using a crap phone with Gingerbread or ICS. Please use a new flagship like z1 or a CyanogenMod 10+ device or Nexus device before hating. Then you'll see why Android is fluid! Before going to Apple, try using a new Android flagship which costs less than the 16gb version of iPhone!
If you want head to head battle between Android and iOS, Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s is more fair as mind you,Apple handles only 7 devices compared to Android!

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 12:53

12. sipha (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 May 2012)


how much usable space in the nexus 5??

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 12:59 1

13. Naepxpulse (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I just can't wait for mine to get here! The update is no big deal.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 14:04

18. blingblingthing (Posts: 383; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


The nexus 5 was announced and released. Sounds logical the phone was made with non final software.
Notice the PS4 launches with a day one update. Clearly made the ps4 before the software was completely final.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 14:47 1

20. kindlefireowner (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


My Nexus 7, 2013 needed an OTA update before I could use it. Not a big deal. It took less than 5 minutes and that included the reboot.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 21:12

23. michael95gt (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


I still have unlimited data, so no big deal. :-)

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