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Google starts rolling out Android Lollipop OTA update LRX22G for Nexus 7 2012, codenamed nakasi

Google starts rolling out Android Lollipop OTA update LRX22G for Nexus 7 2012, codenamed nakasi

LONDON: Google has just begun rolling out new Android Lollipop iteration starting with Wi-Fi variant of Nexus 7 2012, codenamed Nakasi.

Unlike other Nexus devices, Nexus 7 2012 users had to wait little longer for the Lollipop update. Looks like Google has directly updated the Nexus 7 2012 from Android 5.0 to the latest Android 5.0.2. The over-the-air update with Android version 5.0.2 bumps the build number of the older 7in Nexus tablet from LRX21P to LRX22G.

The OTAs with similar Android version is expected to become available for other Nexus devices soon.

Android Police has managed to capture Android 5.0.2 OTA zip file for the Nexus 7 tablet. If the OTA notification for new Android version is not available yet for users’ tablet, they can apply the update manually using the OTA zip file. Check out the following method to install the OTA update manually.

Key-points

Create a backup for all important data of the device using recovery mode.

Ensure that users Nexus tablet has above 80% battery.

The boot loader of the device should be unlocked.

The Android 5.0.2 OTA update is only for Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi model. Installing this OTA zip file on any incorrect variant could brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the device and install OTA update.

This is stock Android 5.0.2 build LRX22G released by Google, not leaked firmware.

Users Nexus 7 2012 tablet should be on stock Android 5.0 LRX21P.

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