Google Nexus 4 Finally Gets Lollipop Factory Image, Android Up to 5.0.0_r6

Google Nexus 4 Finally Gets Lollipop Factory Image, Android Up to 5.0.0_r6

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Google has finally released Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Google Nexus 4. The new factory image comes alongside yet another revision of the operating system: Android-5.0.0_rc6. The images for the mobile data variants of Nexus 7 (both years) are yet to be seen.

The previous batch of Android 5.0 was tagged with various versions: LRX21M for the Nexus Player, LRX21Q for the Nexus 9, LRX21O for the Nexus 5, and LRX 21P for the Wi-Fi variant of Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The build for Nexus 4 is labeled as build LRX21T and brings some minor changes related to audio issues and the WCNSS service.

XDA Recognized Developer cybojenix was kind enough to provide a diff showing code difference since the android-5.0.0_r5 revision, so you can check what has been fixed since then. Following the Google’s release schedule we should expect the android-5.0_r7, which will finally bring support to the mobile data variants of the Nexus 7.

If you want to compile a new version of the AOSP on your own, simply sync the source by entering the following command in the terminal in the existing source tree:

repo init -b android-5.0.0_r6 && repo sync

Alternatively, you can initialize a new repo:

repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-5.0.0_r6

You can find updated images on the Factory Images for Nexus Devices page. What do you think about Google’s policy with regards to these minor update releases? Is it a good plan to release one device after another, or would you prefer it if Google waited a little longer and pushed the final source code alongside all of the factory images? Let us know in the comments below!