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Nexus 7 2012 to get 5.0 Lollipop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rxpert83, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    This is pretty shocking, but we're getting the OTA update! :D :party:


    Expect it in the coming weeks

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    Mine is still running 4.3.

    I flashed AOKP based on 4.3 a while ago, but because it rarely gets used, I just haven't got round to/had time to update to anything newer.

    I'll probably give 5.0 a whirl though.
  3. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    I'm a bit skeptical, the N7 only boards 1Gb of Ram, will the new upgrade be too heavy for it?
  4. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Wow, I'm really surprised. Be interesting to see how well it does with it.
  5. JohnHwessel

    JohnHwessel Newbie

    It looks like the roll-out has started Lollipop Rollout.

    Be interesting to see which area gets it first.
  6. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Has anyone else noticed their devices downloading something then rebooting?

    I'm clean for malware etc and it's not a play update of an app, but it's downloading something then rebooting as before it does it everything slows right down (yes more than normal for a v1)

    Somethings going on, and wondered if it's something in the background to ready for Lollipop?
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    They pushed source for the nexus 9 and nexus player to AOSP, but thats about it.

    Nexus updates don't go out by region, so thats nothing to worry about :D. Google does a staged rollout, with each device having X% chance of getting the update when it checks in during a certain time period.
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  8. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    So keep mashing the update button? ;)
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    Only if you like repetitive actions with no change in result :p
  10. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

  11. thaKing

    thaKing Android Enthusiast

    I'm rooted, running 4.2.1 (yes, way behind the times, I know). Can I go straight to Lollipop, or will I have to update to 4.3, then 4.4.4, before Lollipop?

    And I believe there is a process to follow in order to keep root, correct?
  12. boathead

    boathead Android Enthusiast

    not sure with the OTA. I've read that sometimes the OTA might be screwed up if the device is rooted. were it me, I'd return it to stock just in case, with the nexus root toolkit. google it.

    as for me, i flashed the factory image, which pretty much simply fuses an image over the system. it wipes everything, including custom recovery. so i flashed the lollipop image, then downloaded and flashed the twrp custom recovery, and then had the nexus root toolkit root it for me.

    so i am now the proud owner of a Nexus 7 2012 running 5.0, with a custom recovery and rooted! this is pretty much the first time i've gone the fastboot/adb route, so it was a nice learning experience, and i'm glad i did it.
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  13. Jim Chapman

    Jim Chapman Member

    I received the automatic OTA about an hour ago. The update just finished.
  14. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker

    Couldn't wait for the OTA... flashed the factory image. Like the general look of it, but need to have a bit of a play to see what Lollipop brings to the N7 :)
  15. WoohooGuy

    WoohooGuy Android Enthusiast

    I made a nandroid of my N7 last night and flashed Loly.. This morning by 11am I had restored my 4.4.4 nandroid.

    Many of my root apps do not work, others seem unstable. All the Google services work great, I am loving the automatic picture backup of photos and having them almost instantly on either of my devices.

    I was really surprised an app like TSTO was having issues, but then again there were probably so many changes to the developer version that most app makers are just waiting for the full release to final and then work on their apps.

    Please for the love of god make a backup of your apps with helium, a nandroid with custom recovery if you are rooted, and copy or move pictures, contacts, and what not off your devices before updating!!

    If you are rooted and use Titanium, there is an issue with the version of Titanium on the market and all previous versions that will prevent TB from detecting root.

    There is a beta version available here that fixes that issue - https://twitter.com/TitaniumBackup/status/532645824883593216

    Happy flashing and updating folks, remember, get your data backed up first.

    Edit/add on - Flash at this point is utterly broken in loly.
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  16. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    My Son'w fully stock 2012 WiFi 32GB N7 is installing the OTA right now. It's never been unlocked or rooted. My 2013 N7 doesn't even have it yet for what it's worth.

    313MB IIRC FWIW.
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  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    I'll have to wait for a flashable ROM. Something's funky with my charging port so fastboot wont recognize and its currently on omnirom.
  18. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Well, his has been running about 240 seconds on the boot animation, so we'll see. I honestly can't remember if I did the ANT conversion on his, so I probably didn't. It may be that.:dontknow:

    edit: wow, slow update here. I just got a never before seen "Android" spalsh screen and now I'm getting the white box with Optimizing x of 200 apps (I think this is the ANT conversion step). I'll post back what ever else happens. I've done a bunch of OTA's and this is the slowest I've seen, so anyone else going through it be very patient.
  19. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    Yeah first boot took forever on the nexus 5 as well.

    I wouldn't worry just yet ;)
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  20. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    I agree, see what I Edited in. Slowest OTA I have ever seen.
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  21. wyzird

    wyzird Well-Known Member

    I received the OTA yesterday. I am rooted so I unrooted and the OTA is now gone. Is there another way to put 5.0 on my nexus?
  22. WoohooGuy

    WoohooGuy Android Enthusiast

    Menu/settings/about tablet/system update. Check for updates.
    You need to ensure you are also running the stock recovery, and stock kernel if by chance you changed it.

    Wugs Nexus Root Toolkit can flash the stock kernel and recovery, not to mention it can flash the factory image for 5.0.

    OTA's often go wrong after messing with unrooting and what not so make sure your tablet data and media is backed up before you trigger the OTA or use NRT to flash 5.0 as that will erase it.

    Use Titanium backup or Helium to backup your app data and get the backup files off the tablet.

    Good luck.
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  23. mntbighker

    mntbighker Well-Known Member

    No sign of the OTA yet on my bone stock 4.4.4 2012 WiFi N7? I wonder of being on Comcast's network has anything to do with it?
  24. WoohooGuy

    WoohooGuy Android Enthusiast

    Post above yours, try the manual update check and see if it triggers.

    Other than that, you will just have to wait a little bit longer for Google to roll it out to you.
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  25. icogs

    icogs Lurker

    I updated to 5.0 yesterday, and how I wish I hadn't :( It is now almost unusable slow, taking an absolute age to open and close apps. I have never seen so many "<app> not responding" messages.

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