New Android 5.0.1 Nexus files arrive: factory images, OTAs

It’s been one week now since Android 5.0.1 first premiered, as Google dropped factory images for several Nexus tablets. And if you didn’t feel up for starting from scratch (or restoring all your data), a few hours later we had OTA files ready for you to push to your phones over ADB. But like we said: that was a week ago. What’s the latest progress on 5.0.1’s spread? We’re still not even close to the point where all these files are available for all Nexus models, but a few new ones have surfaced today, ready for you to flash at your pleasure.

Instead of tablets, today’s developments concern Nexus phones: the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6, to be precise. For whatever reason, the Nexus 5 just isn’t ready to make the journey to 5.0.1 quite yet.

Factory images are available for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6, and you’ll find each through the source links below. We wish we had OTA update packages to share with you for both of them, as well, but the Nexus 6’s has yet to turn up – but that does leave us with an OTA download for the Nexus 4, which is better than nothing.

We know, you can just wait for your formal update notifications, and it’s not like 5.0.1 is a huge update anyway, but if you’re up for being ahead of the curve, have at ’em:

Downloads: Factory images, Nexus 4 OTA (Google)
Via: Android Police 1,2

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