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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tamir297, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. tamir297

    tamir297 Lurker
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    Hi,

    Anybody knows when Android 5 will be available for Nexus 4 ?
     



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  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    After Nov 12, but no one knows just when. I would guess maybe by Dec 1 or so.
     
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  3. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    Probably December. Maybe a little earlier for system images, but who knows?
     
  4. tamir297

    tamir297 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Will any significant improvement be included in the version ?
     
  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Android 5 is a huge upgrade, maybe the most important Android OS upgrade ever. Major changes to the looks, functions, and the OS 'under the hood'. A simple Google search for 'Android 5' will find plenty of info about new features, etc.
     
  6. starkraving

    starkraving Android Expert

    Do you mean from KitKat? If so...its the biggest update since ICS...its a complete UI overhaul with ART replacing dalvik after 6 years, framework storage, SELinux and other security changes, this build following KK is going away from SD storage as the new OS takes ques from apple with primary storage being emmc(most flagship devices have variants in different storage sizes 32gb/64gb etc...) Google implementing a new email structure doing away with the old exchange method and apks...and with most google apks with a minimal API14 most ICS + users will have a more uniformed GApps experience reducing fragmentation in GApps regardless of android version...that's really all I can remember off the top of my head.
     
  7. Then there are regional differences.

    Past experience suggests that it isn't one great big global nuclear explosion. More a targeted launch to keep the strain down on the system.
     
  8. acejavelin

    acejavelin Android Expert

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  9. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member

    They say this with every OS update, but yeah new stuff is exciting!
     
  10. tamir297

    tamir297 Lurker
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    I got the update yesterday (15/11) but my phone stopped working. I installed KitKat. Now Google has removed the update.
     
  11. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Can you elaborate on "stopped working"?

    And were you installing via an over-the-air (OTA) update or flashing the factory image?
     
  12. tamir297

    tamir297 Lurker
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    I installed by OTA.

    Stopped working - The nexus stayed in bootloop. The KitKat was reinstalled by the seller that suggested me to wait to the 5.0.1.

    Now the Android 5 is not available by OTA, I guess that there were a lot of problems.
     
  13. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    That's exceptionally odd. By "bootloop", do you mean that the boot process continually restarted? Or just that it took a long long time to boot? The first boot after an update often takes a long time - even up to and beyond 20 minutes in some cases.

    And no, the OTA hasn't been pulled: http://android.clients.google.com/p....signed-occam-LRX21T-from-KTU84P.1c6f10c3.zip

    ^ you can download that directly and flash it via "adb sideload" if you feel up to it. ;)

    You just generally only get one shot to install it. The notification will appear again within a week or two once your number comes up again.
     
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  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    If you had rooted with a custom recovery, it's very likely to fail. If you mean by "stayed in bootloop" that it hung on the the boot screen, then it might have actually succeeded and was taking it's good old time recompiling your apps for ART. I know that in 4.4.4 it takes a good 20 minutes for my 100+ apps to recompile. I would have thought it would have been improved with lollipop, but maybe that's just part of the in-place upgrade.

    I'm sure the OTA will show up again, you just have to hit the notification cycle again. It showed up for me, but I'm through with OTA's as not one has really worked. I will flash the factory image for 5 on my N4 when my N6 arrives. :D

    <<-- victim of a codesplice ninja :eek:
     
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  15. tamir297

    tamir297 Lurker
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    I also thought that the applications was being compiled, and left it to work during night, but in the morning it still was in bootloop (4 balls in 4 colors moving).

    OTA - I mean to the system updates. Those updates are not available now in system updates.
     
  16. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    If you aren't afraid of command prompts, flashing the images will get it working. It's pretty hard to FUBAR a factory image flash.
     
  17. pavix

    pavix Lurker

    I too got OTA update today and it got stuck on Installing system update. What to do now?
     
  18. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Flashing the factory image (manually via fastboot, not with a toolkit) is a pretty surefire way to bring a Nexus back to life when something goes wrong. It's also a good way to make sure you start with a clean slate on a new Android version.

    Short of that, you could also try doing a factory reset from the stock recovery. Either way you'll lose any data that isn't backed up in The Cloud, but you'll at least have a working phone again.
     
  19. margie1721

    margie1721 Lurker

    I got the OTA yesterday and was waiting until today to download it but it's gone now.:thinking: I go to system updates and it doesn't come up? Any way I can get it back or do I have to wait?
     
  20. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Hi margie1721, and welcome to Android Forums :)

    If the OTA notification does return when you go to System Updates > Check Now, that probably means that you'll have to wait. It should come back around within a week or so I'd imagine.

    Or if you're feeling adventurous, you can download the OTA directly and flash it manually: http://android.clients.google.com/p....signed-occam-LRX21T-from-KTU84P.1c6f10c3.zip

    Let us know if you want to go that route and we can talk you through it. :D
     
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