Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has been released for the 2013 Google Nexus 7 Wi-Fi tablets and you can use this tutorial in order to learn how to update it.
If you don't want to wait until Google pushes the new firmware in your region, then this is the guide that you will need in order to get Android 5.1.1 on your tablet.
Before starting the installation process you should read the guidelines below:
- this guide works only with the 2013 Google Nexus 7 Wi-Fi tablet editions.
- do not try to update any other devices with the files that you will find in this article.
- you can flash this new Android 5.1.1 LMY47V firmware only over the Android 5.1 LMY57O builds.
- don't attempt to flash the firmware files you find in this post over any older Android 5.0.x builds.
- if you are running Android 5.0.1 / 5.0.2 on your tablet, then you can follow the instructions listed here in order to upgrade.
- save all important data that's stored on your phone before starting installation.
- enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
- if you can't find Developer Options, then you should go to Settings> About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number section.
- return to Settings> scroll down to Developer Options to enable it first and then find USB Debugging.
- this tutorial doesn't work in case you are running a custom ROM on your tablet.
- you can't blame us in case you brick your tablet nor in case you lose any data in the process.
- check your tablet's battery charge level, it has to be over 50%, so that it prevents your device from powering down during installation.
- use the tutorial only if you are an advanced user.
Since you've read all of the above you can continue to the next part of this tutorial.
How to install Android 5.1.1 LMY47V Lollipop Update manually for 2013 Google Nexus 7 Wi-Fi:
Before installing the firmware you will have to configure Android SDK on your PC.
- download Android SDK bundle from here.
- create the SDK directory on the C partition and extract the Android SDK archived files.
- find and launch SDK Manager exe on your PC.
- confirm the installation of all drivers and SDK packages.
- install the Google USB Drivers on your PC from here.
- find the 'platform-tools' folder and leave it open, as that's where you will need to place the firmware zip.
Start the installation now:
- Download the Android 5.1.1 LMY47V zip file from here.
- After the download is completed you should rename it to 'update.zip' for easier access.
- do not extract the contents comprised within the zip file.
- renaming the firmware file will allow you to flash it easier than before.
- Move the update.zip to 'platform-tools' folder under SDK directory.
- Switch off your tablet.
- Next, boot it in Recovery Mode.
- Select 'apply update from adb' from the recovery options.
- Go to 'platform-tools' folder and launch a command prompt:
- press and hold SHIFT, then right-click on the folder's empty space and select 'open command window here'.
- Connect your Neus 7 to your PC using the USB cable.
- Enter "adb devices" in the command prompt window in order to confirm that the tablet has been detected by your PC.
- if no devices are listed as attached, then you will have to re-install the USB Drivers.
- if the device has been detected you can continue to the next step.
- Enter the following command line in order to initiate Android 5.1.1 LMY47V on your PC: adb sideload update.zip
- Confirm the flashing process of Android 5.1.1 and wait until the process is complete.
Reboot your Nexus 7 in normal mode after the installation is complete. If you need any extra help completing installation, then you should continue to the next step.
In case the installation fails, then you should try to repeat the whole guide more than once. Before repeating the tutorial instructions you will have to make sure that your tablet meets all requirements and that you won't skip any steps.
Remember that this guide works only with the Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi tablets running Android 5.1 LMY47O firmware.