For this week’s Nexus 5 ROM of the Week, check out Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM with root! This is not the final version of Android 5.0 (as it is still a preview) but after trying it for couple days I can say the final product is going to be nearly identical. While you wait for the official version of Android 5.0 Lollipop in few weeks with the upcoming Nexus 6, you can certainly run it on your Nexus 5 as daily driver. What’s new with Android 5.0 Lollipop?
Finally! Thanks to XDA user vomer, now you do not have to install the firmware manually but easily install it using CWM/TWRP recovery by using a flashable zip file. This is exact same version of Android L Preview firmware, but you can easily get it without having all of your storage erased. Now you can try it out easily by making a backup ROM, then installing the Android L Preview ROM. Once you are done, you can restore your old ROM back so definitely give this beasty L Preview a try this week(end) and do let me know what you think! To get root with Android L Pre
Before you start installing custom ROMs or MODs, you might want to make a backup ROM. What is a backup ROM? Backup ROM consists of your whole OS, settings, apps, app data, and pretty much everything except for contents of your internal storage such as personal photos, videos, and other files. Why backup ROM?