Google has recently announced the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. The tech giant has released two Android updates in a short period of time. The first update was 5.0.1 and now 5.0.2.
Android 5.0.1 was a minor update and fixed a few bugs found on the 5.0 version. The 5.0.2 is not a major update either but it brings more fixes and overall it is a bigger update then the last version.
Since Google released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop source code on AOSP repos, everyone can take it and build their own version of Android 5.0.2. If you have a Nexus 7 ‘nakasig’, you don’t have to wait for a developer to build a firmware.
Google has already rolled out Android 5.0.2 factory image for the Nexus 7 and you can install it by following the guide below.
While Android 5.0.2 is not a major update, it fixes a lot of bugs and makes the phone noticeably more stable than 5.0.1 thanks to some serious problems that have been fixed.
Fstrim, which was introduced on 4.3 Jelly Bean caused some serious problems on Lollipop. It made the NAND slow causing a lot of performance problems. Android 5.0.2 has fixed this bug.
Both Nexus 7 (2012) variants, Mobile and WiFi have received the update and you can install it by flashing the official factory image.
How to flash Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Image on Nexus 7
- Download Android 5.0.2 LRX22G Factory Image here.
- Connect your tablet to your computer.
- Enter Fastboot mode. To do so execute: adb reboot bootloader.
- Extract the image and activate the flash-all script.
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This will start the installation process which will install the operating system and firmware. Once it has been installed, you can lock the bootloader to prevent unwanted things from happening.