It seems like just yesterday Google released the recent Android 5.1 update and here we are now sitting on the images for 5.1.1 (LMY47V). Of course these images won’t all arrive at the same time, as we’re still waiting for the Nexus 9 to receive 5.1, but of course we’ll keep you updated on the progress.
It was only a matter of time right? Soon after the Nexus Player was released, Chainfire had working root on it (probably just for proof of concept), and now, thanks to developer dhacker29 (famous for keeping Motorola devices alive and functioning) we have a working custom recovery for the premier Android TV player.
MultiRom used to be a root tweak that was at the top of everyone’s mind, but as of late, it hasn’t been receiving much traction. The last major phones that were supported were the Nexus 5, HTC One M8, and the Galaxy S4. However, with this latest update, the tweak that allows you to run multiple ROMs is getting a breath of new life thanks to its added support for our favorite whale, Shamu.
About two months ago, we were greeted with XPOSED support for Android devices running Lollipop 5.0.x — albeit a very alpha build. XPOSED gives users the ability to download modules that grant extra features to their devices that normally you’d have to have a ROM for. XPOSED creator Rovo89 previously said that this new version wouldn’t work with Android 5.1+, but thanks to an XDA developer, we now have a working build for Android 5.1.
We all know that Verizon isn’t the best when it comes to updating its phones (besides Moto devices) but the length of time that the Galaxy Note 4 has gone without receiving the Android 5.0 update is almost hilarious (probably not so much to Note 4 owners). However, Verizon has finally blessed the workhorse phablet with the software needed to push the hardware over the edge — pun?
Usually we have to wait until after a phone is released, it could be months (Moto! ಠ_ಠ) or it could be day one (Nexus praise!), but eventually it seems like the majority of Android phones (especially popular ones), get rooted. The process to achieve root though, could be daunting, that’s where Chainfire comes in.
On Monday, sheer hours after Apple’s event ended, Google announced Android Lollipop 5.1 to the masses. What they failed to do, was send OTA updates to the entire Nexus line so that everyone could have it. Luckily, they have uploaded (some of) the factory images for you to download and flash to your Nexus.