How to install Android L on Nexus devices

Google simply dropped its first developer preview of the next coming Android version Android L Lollipop. For those who are anxious to get your phones with Android L the latest and greatest, here’s the way to install Android L on your Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 LTE (2013), Nexus 7 WiFi (2013), Nexus 7 LTE (2012) and Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) at this moment.

How to install Android L on Nexus

How to install Android L developer preview on your Nexus

In start with, you may have to unlock your device, ADB and fastboot installed. Then follow these guidelines:

  1. Download the Google preview image for your nexus device here of from the above link.
  2. Unzip the files and locate it in desktop folder.
  3. Enable debug mode and connect your to your computer by a USB cable.
  4. Open a command line for ADB.
  5. Enter adb reboot bootloader to access your device’s bootloader.
  6. Navigate to the folder containing Google Android L image.
  7. Enter flash-all to run the script to install Android L on your Nexus device.

The script will take a moment to run and your device may repeat the boot animation for a while (in my tests, it took about five minutes for my device to boot). Once the gadget boots, log in and you’re prepared to go!

Caution: It’s specified on Google’s download pages, that flashing this will erase your device and all your data. Backup your device and store safely on your compute before starting.

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