The fact is that the jump to Android 5.1 is a reality, and therefore all the improvements that are included in this new iteration of Google can already be enjoyed in one of the longest-lived members that the Mountain View company supports. The fact is that there are two ways that can be followed to get the new firmware, which is the LMY470: wait until it reaches the phone directly or, failing that, download the file and proceed to a manual installation (this being more complicated).
By the way, what the new update for the Nexus 4 occupies 174.5 MB, so it is more than advisable to be connected to a WiFi network to achieve it since, otherwise, the data rate is consumed in excess. Once this is installed, new features are achieved such as improved power consumption, proper management of RAM memory -although all the problems have been solved- and, also, the return of Silent Mode.
Install the new firmware
Here are the steps to be taken to install Android 5.1 on the Nexus 4 manually. Of course, this process if carried out is sole responsibility of the user And, first of all, it is essential to make a backup copy of the information that is saved on the phone. Here’s what to do next:
- Install the Android SDK and device drivers, if you don’t have them
- Download the file containing the new operating system here and save it in the folder Platform-tools from the Android SDK
- Connect the Nexus 4 to the computer and turn it off. Now you must turn it on using in combination using the buttons Power + Volume down + Volume up
- You will be in the bootloader and you must access the Recovery mode (use the volume keys to scroll through the options and the power key to choose)
- An image containing an exclamation will appear, at this time press the Power and Volume buttons above in combination
- Now choose Apply update from adb
- In a command line window on your computer, type the following: adb sideload and the name of the file that contains the new version of the optional system for the Nexus 4
The Nexus 4 must then be restarted and, at this time, Android 5.1 can be enjoyed on it. In short, it is already possible to achieve Android 5.1 for the Nexus 4 and, therefore, that it matches the rest of the Google range that already offers this possibility. If you download this new firmware, can you tell us about the impressions you are having when using it?