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How to Update and Root Android 5.1 on Nexus 5!

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For those of you with a rooted Nexus 5, you will probably want to experience the latest Android 5.1 which just came out yesterday.  This will also update your bootloader and radios to the latest version.

Android 5.1 does come with lots of bug fixes, performance improvements, menu tweaks, and much much more.  There may be some hidden easter eggs, can you find them all?

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Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM + Root for Nexus 5!

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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?

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Android L Preview ROM + Root for Nexus 5! [LPV81C UPDATE]

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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

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Android 4.4.4 + Root for Nexus 5!

Here’s a quick update on Android 4.4.4, which was just released today.  There’s not too much changes other than minor security updates.

I suspect it may have something to do with the latest TowelRoot, which allows easy rooting on Android 4.4.3 through a security hole in Linux kernel.  It could be that this update fixes that but I don’t see any other changes.

I don’t think you need to actually upgrade but if you really want to, just grab the zip file and install with CWM or TWRP.  If you have stock  Android 4.4.3 ROM with root then this will simply u

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Android 4.4.3 Stock ROM + Root for Nexus 5!

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Google has released Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 couple days ago and if you have not updated yet to Android 4.4.3, you can easily grab the Android 4.4.3 Stock ROM with root for your Nexus 5.

This is exact, identical version of the released stock firmware but you can easily flash it using CWM or TWRP recovery since it’s in CWM/TWRP-flashable zip format, the preferable method to update for rooted Nexus 5 users.

There are some major updates under the hood although there’s not much visual changes other than the dialer and version change to 4.4.3.  You will find m

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How to Backup and Restore ROM on Nexus 5 with Root!

howto-backup-restore-rom-nexus5-with-root-1 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?

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