Lollipop on your Nexus 5

some quick instructions for those that want to pop Googles latest and greatest on your Nexus 5.

Download the system files
– Google Factory image:

if you want/need root, also get
– Latest TWRP Recovery:
– Chainfires kernel install script:

Install Steps

Extract the files from the Factory image, until you have the following files together in one folder

Boot into Bootloader Mode (Power + Volume Down) & run the following commands:

fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-hammerhead-hhz11k.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader

fastboot flash boot boot.img

fastboot flash radio radio-hammerhead-m8974a-

fastboot flash system system.img (this will take a while!)

fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-

this next step is optional, but if you want a completely clean flash, or you haven’t done a fresh install recently (ie. before 4.4.4) I recommend doing this for 5.0. Note this will wipe your SD card so make a backup!

fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Once they are all complete, reboot into recovery and perform a factory reset.

If you need Root, reboot back into fastboot mode and run the Chainfire installer downloaded earlier.

Once your done, reboot your phone.
The first boot will take a while so go make a brew, once its booted your done. enjoy 🙂

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