How to Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS on HTC Desire 816 G

HTC Desire 816 G users can enjoy the brand new features of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update in their devices now. Thanks to XDA developers who always have an interest in understanding the requirements of Android users globally. However, there are some minor errors and bugs yet to be solved on the update. Follow the below steps carefully to enjoy the exciting features of the latest Android OS on your devices.

How to Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS on HTC Desire 816 G


  • The following guidelines are made for the HTC Desire 816 G only.
  • Make sure that your device has at least 80% battery backup while doing this process.
  • Enable a proper custom recovery tool like CWM or TWRP on your device.
  • Install required USB drivers on your PC and USB Debugging Mode on your Smartphone.

Steps to Update HTC Desire 816 G to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS:

Step 1: Download the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware files on your PC.

Step 2: Now, download the Gapps files as well. Make sure that you haven’t unzipped the above downloaded files.

Step 3: With the help of USB cord, connect your device with the PC.

Step 4: Transfer all the above downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.

Step 5: Switch off your device. Run it in reboot mode once after the removal of USB cord.

Step 6: Select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache” from the recovery mode.

Step 7: Select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”

Step 8: Follow the above steps in the case of installation of Gapps, too.

Step 9: Once you’re done with the above steps successfully, then you can go to the recovery menu. Choose “reboot system now”. It may take time for the device to complete reboot process.

That’s it. Now, you can begin using your HTC Desire 816 G running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS.


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5 thoughts on “How to Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS on HTC Desire 816 G

  1. I have tried to fash cm-12 rom using above steps and downloaded the CM-12 for HTC desire 816g from cynogenmod website, and placed the zip files “”on sdcard. While using the option to apply update from sdcard, i am getting and error or “installation aborted”. Please help me.

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