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  1. kwalla

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    So.. my Nexus 5 is rooted with TeamWin Recovery installed. Nothing else, so I'm basically stock.

    I've gotten the notice to download/install 5.0.1 and do that. The install starts and I end up at a Teamwin screen showing me options on "tiles" like install, settings, reboot, etc. If I go into install, that opens up a file directory, but there's nothing there that looks like the OTA. I can go up/down in the directory... but still no OTA looking file. In the end, I just reboot and no installation of 5.0.1.

    My expectation, based off other OTA's, is that this would just install itself...reboot and I'm done.

    Since I've got TeamWin, I can't use OTA? Or what do I need to do once the TeamWin screen comes up?

    Thanks!
     

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    I'm not familiar with the N5, but in general OTAs require the stock recovery.

    But it won't be long until there is a rooted 5.0.1 available as a custom ROM, so you could just install one of those using TWRP.
     
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    That makes some sense. Too bad I installed TWRP because I thought it would make recovery and updates easier.

    I tried to uninstall TWRP (remove the app), which went fine.. but when I tried to do the OTA again, TWRP came up anyway. I suppose I need to go search on how to get back to stock recovery.

    Thanks!
     
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    Actually, if you are rooted on Lollipop, you cannot apply the OTA file for 5.0.1. You need to be completely stock before you can take the OTA. (new "feature"/limitation with Lollipop)
     
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    Ah. Well. I guess I'll just go the Wugfresh path this weekend. I know I can get the files and use that tool to get the update.
     
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    Got my update this morning. My phone is not rooted. Installed with no problems.:)
     
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    Just for your info....................I have no dog in the fight BTW.................I use WugFresh tool kit. I chose Flash Stock + Unroot and it quickly loaded Android 5.0.1 on my device. Once I got the apps loaded I then went back to the tool kit and chose Root with the Recovery box checked and TWRP checked in advance utilities.
    I now have my N5 running a rooted Android 5.0.1 with TWRP. No OTA or updates needed.
    VERY easy indeed!
     
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    When using the return to stock option, did it wipe internal storage? Been wanting to update my n5 to 5.0/5.0.1 and was considering using wugfresh to do it. Haven't had the opportunity to backup my almost full internal storage. I know it will take some time.
     
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    I went the flashing the factory image route and tried to not wipe userdata first. My phone bootlooped like crazy no matter how I tried to flash it. Finally I wound up using the flash-all.bat and it actually worked for me. Same thing happened trying to flash 5.0 as in, it took multiple flash and reboot attempts before it would kick in. Anyone have similar experiences?
     
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    I used the option to return to stock and yes it did a full wipe. My phone needed this anyhow and I was able to make backups of things I needed :)
     
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    Personally and this is just a suggestion since it seems quite a bit easier... Since you already have TWRP installed, rooted and etc. and starting with 5.0 you cannot flash or sideload the OTA through a custom recovery, currently only through the stock recovery as of now.
    I would suggest installing a stock unmodified 5.0.1 LRX22C ROM like this AOSP - http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/development/rom-vanilla-aosp-t2947803
    through TWRP instead of trying to update with the OTA package.

    Just download a ROM like the above that is flashable through a Current and updated 5.0 TWRP version, like TWRP 2.81,(which is re commended for 5.0+
    I haven't updated to TWRP 2.8.2 because I heard that it has some bugs that need to be squashed.
    I have been playing around a bit with 5.0+ rom now a couple times. Upgrading from DU 4.4.4 latest build to 5.0.1 and from 5.0 stock and modified stock to 5.0.1 with out any problem's (mostly trying to find a custom rom that I'm content with running as a DD until DU 5.0+ comes out) so I've been experimenting with different ROMs. All of which have ran great so far. If there was a issue at all, it was easily fixed by a Factory Data Reset. (At worst)

    First and for most make sure everything is backed up... EFS partition, current nandroid backup, apps TB, Hellium, photos to a cloud or hard drive etc...
    Also whenever in recovery Do Not select to wipe "Internal storage/Memory" (internal sdcard) otherwise... Yes you will wipe you internal memory completely! I can't stress and warn you enough.

    Download the ROM to your internal storage.
    Say in folder named - /sdcard/download/name of ROM zip.

    Download the most current SU.zip (believe its 2.40 stable anyway)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053
    to the same file path as the ROM. Download folder

    Ifs It's a AOSP ROM lime the one above, then you need to also download a gapps package to go with the ROM. Download any 5.0+ gapss package... PA, minimal, lollipop, there are a few to choose from.

    Lollipop gapps - http://forum.xda-developers.com/goo.../gapps-google-apps-flashable-package-t2930260

    PA- http://forum.xda-developers.com/par...apps-official-to-date-pa-google-apps-t2943900

    Minimal - http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/gapps-google-apps-minimal-edition-t2943330

    Youcan google them easily to by just googling N5 5.0 gapps
    Remember some gapp packages script will over right and remove the current AOSP installed apps with the ROM, while others will leave both apps on the system.

    Its also a good idea to take the opportunity at this point and update your bootloader and your radio version to the newest builds.
    You can obtain the new HHZ12d Bootloader and newest radio version in one flashable zip through TWRP recovery from here- thanks to "iammuze" - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95857557620393223

    Or you can extract the HHZ12D bootloader from the 5.0.1 factory images and manually flash then through fastboot commands and the radio version.

    You can also get any of the N5 radio's/modem's versions in img or zip format.
    You can get bothThe LRX22C.img or get it in a .zip file from the following link- thanks to "Autoprime"
    http://downloads.codefi.re/autoprime/LG/Nexus_5/Modems
    the. img is flashed through fastboot commands and the LRX22C.zip is flashed through TWRP recovery.

    Now that you have all the files add everything ready to go (including nandroid backup.. etc) Now comes the easy part installing and getting you N5 running 5.0.1.

    Boot into recovery mode -
    Perform a Full wipe, especially since your coming from a different ROM and OS.
    Select - Wipe and from there select (check) System, Dalvic cache, cache, Boot and Data. Perform wipe. Do Not select Internal storage.

    Now go to TWRP home page and select install - navigate to bootloader and radio.zip and install.
    Go to TWRP home and select reboot recovery.
    Once recovery reboots -
    Select Install - navigate to your 5.0.1 ROM.zip that you downloaded and Flash the ROM ( it will probably take quite a few minutes, like 5 to 10 mins max)
    Go to TWRP home select install and navigate to your gapps package that you downloaded and select to Flash the Gapps package.
    Go to TWRP home select install and Flash the 5.0 SuperSU.zip you downloaded.

    Reboot system and all should be good.
    Install SuperSU from the play store and open the app. If the binaries aren't installed prploperly, then just follow the directions on the SuperSU screen to install them automatically or through custom recovery. Reboot again and done.

    I'm currently testing out xTraSmooth 3.1, 5.0.1 build with some modifications and Franco kernel R69 and it is running great so far and battery life seems to be much better. You can find it here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/goo...lim-1-0-stock-odex-optimized-t2924150/page502

    Or you can use command prompt and dowload and extract the. TGZ. File. Then fastboot flash all the images separately, exluding the user data.img. that will wipe your internal storage as well.
    Running the allbat.exe runs the use data. img and will wipe the device.... Or us a toolkit like WuFtesh. He just hosted to support 5.0+ http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/

    Anyways... hope this help and clears some things up and I thought I'd share some of my recent N5 4.4.4 to 5.0+ experience's over the last couple weeks!

    PS:
    If you get stuck in a bootloop a or experience some odd or weird behavior.... Just remember you did just perform a major OS Upgrade and a Factory Data Reset will take care of almost any of you problems.
     
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    The best advice that I can give for does that need
    to backup their apps and data is to use Titanium Backup if you are rooted, it's a savor...
    As for your docs and media files, copy them to your pc.
    But it is better to leave everything on a cloud for easy access. Titanium even works with many of the cloud options.
     
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