Android 5.1 Lollipop was announced few weeks ago with some major improvements and new features. Nexus lineup, being the Google most favorite one has already started to receive the Android 5.1 update via over-the-air update system. Nexus 7, both 2012 and 2013 versions (Both Mobile and WiFi models) have also jumped to latest version of Android, i.e. Android 5.1 Lollipop.
5.1 Lollipop update is available for Nexus 7 over the air and also through downloadable zip file. To check whether your Nexus 7 has received the update or not, go to Settings –> About –> Phone Software updates –> Check now. If the update is available, you will get notification and if it isn’t, then please be patient as these updates typically go out in phased manners which can take few days to be shown. However if you like me cannot wait for the official update to be available on your device, don’t worry and download the OTA update zip file for your Nexus 7 2012 or Nexus 7 2013 tablet.
Download Android 5.1 Lollipop Update OTA Zip for:
- Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi [LMY47D]
- Nexus 7 (2012) Mobile [LMY47D]
- Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi [LMY47O]
- Nexus 7 (2013) Mobile [LMY47O]
Download the correct OTA zip for your Nexus 7 from above links. Please ensure that your Nexus 7 (2012 or 2013) is running on Android 5.0.2 official firmware before you install the above OTA zip on it. If you have flashed any custom ROM on your Nexus 7 tablet, then you will need to first flash official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware on it and only then you will be eligible to update it to Android 5.1 Lollipop using the OTA zip files above.
As far as installation instructions are concerned, we will shortly cover detailed guide to help you safely install Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA zip files on your Nexus 7 2012 or Nexus 2013 tablet. Stay tuned!