How to Manually Update Nexus 4 with Android 5.1 LMY47O Lollipop Update

Google Nexus 4 users can grab the latest official Android 5.1 OTA Update on their device now. The latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA Update comes with some brand new features which can satisfy every user’s requirements. The major enhancements included are the fixing of memory leakage problems and errors occurred due to bugs in the earlier versions.

How to Manually Update Android 5.1 LMY47O Lollipop Update for Nexus 4

Follow the below steps carefully to experience the attractive features of the remarkable update on your device. Make sure that you’re not skipping any of the steps.


  • The following steps are applicable for the Google Nexus 4 only.
  • While you’re doing the installation process, be sure that the device has at least 60% battery backup.
  • Your device should have proper custom recovery tool like CWM or TWRP before the installation process.
  • Install all the required USB drivers on your PC and USB Debugging Mode on your Smartphone.

Steps to install Android 5.1 LMY47O Lollipop Update manually for Nexus 4:

Step 1: Download Android 5.1 LMY47O firmware zip.

Step 2: Once you’re done with it, rename the above downloaded file as “”.

Step 3: Now, navigate to SDK folder. Select ‘platform-tools’ from it while you’re working on the Android SDK.

Step 4: Move the “” file to the ‘platform-tools’.

Step 5: Switch off your Nexus 4.

Step 6: Prefer Recovery Mode to boot your device.

Step 7: Choose the “apply update from adb” from the options displayed on the screen.

Step 8: With the help of a USB cord, connect your Nexus 4 to the PC.

Step 9: Move back to the ‘platform-tools’ folder. Install the Windows command prompt shown there.

Step 10: Make sure that your device has been detected by the computer.

Step 11: Enter the adb sideload command to install Android 5.1 Lollipop Update for your Nexus 4.

Step 12: Wait for some more time to install all the files successfully.

Step 13: Click ‘reboot system now’ option once after flashing the update on your device.

When you’re done with it, then you can start enjoying the new features of your device running on Android 5.1 LMY47O Lollipop.

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