Nexus 4 Lollipop factory image now available, OTA likely coming soon

Nexus 4 Lollipop factory image now available, OTA likely coming soon
Google pushed out Android 5.0 Lollipop to most of the Nexus devices a couple days ago, but Nexus 4 owners were conspicuously left out of the OTA fun. Yesterday, we heard that the Nexus 4 update was "locked and loaded" and would be on its way soon. Now, it looks like "soon" is close to becoming "imminent", because Google has released the Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4.

The OTA still hasn't begun to roll out, but the factory image is a great first step. And, if you are impatient, and don't mind having your phone wiped clean in the process, you can load up the Lollipop factory image to your Nexus 4 right now. The process isn't all that difficult, and only locally stored app data will be lost. Your installed apps, contacts, and settings will all sync through your Google account, and some game data should sync through Google Play Games, if you've signed in to that in certain games. 

But, if all that sounds like too much work, you can keep waiting for the OTA update. We can't imagine that process taking too much longer to start. 

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

I just flashed it and is so so amazing. very responsive and very quick

2. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

did it come with Google Now launcher ?

3. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

nope, had to install from scratch

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

4.4.4 was silk with a fresh install.. they all are. :) I'll wait for the OTA file to drop. Shouldnt be more than a day or 2.

5. Adammcc

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

I can not get root access, I want my LTE!

7. jetscreamer01

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

Chainfire has an updated auto root for the Nexus 4 designed for Lollipop. Go check it out.

6. jetscreamer01

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

Did anyone who was using a all-in-one hybrid modem on their Nexus 4 still manage to keep their LTE after flashing Lollipop. I know you have to reflash the modem again, but does it work?

8. Adammcc

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

No. Just a ! Next to the signal reception no data no calls until back to wcdma/gsm.

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