Android 5.0.1_r1 Sources and Factory Images

Android 5.0.1_r1 Sources and Factory Images

A month ago, XDA Developer Admin pulser_g2 wrote an article about how Google’s QA team seemed to be absent in the bring up of Android 5.0.0. Many of us hoped that a future update would solve at least some of the issues many have pointed out.

Earlier, the Android 5.0.1_r1 sources were released, and from what we can gather from the logs, most, if not all, of the bugs that have been pointed out have not been fixed.

Hopefully, Google will soon realise it is not a good idea to have bugs scattered throughout Android, and will release a new revision soon fixing the issues that have been pointed out.

If you want to build these sources, then you first need to sync the correct branches. All you have to do is go to your AOSP sources on your machine, and type in this command:
repo init -b android-5.0.1_r1 && repo sync
You can also run this command to sync the AOSP sources from scratch:
repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-5.0.1_r1 && repo sync

A full log, summary log and difference are available in Gist form.

The factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 have also been released, and are available on the Nexus Factory Images website. Binaries can also be downloaded from the Nexus Binaries website. It shouldn’t be too long before other Nexus devices get similar updates.

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