Android L Upgrades to Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

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By Sandhya kiran | July 19, 2014 8:44 AM EST

Android L Updates to Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, The Android L developer is the early build of Android and is available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). As we know Android L is revealed with new features like material design, actionable notifications and personal unlocking among others. Some of the Other features of Android includes burst-mode camera APIs, improved battery status, predicted time remaining, bluetooth 4.1, USB audio, and new quick settings, which are featured in the shape of letter 'L'.

Now you can avail these features and update your Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. To do same, be aware of the Warning that has been provided about the Android L preview.

The first step is to set up the Preview SDK from the Android SDK manager.

The steps to download the SDK are below:

1.    Start the Android SDK manager.

2.    In the Tools section, select the latest Android SDK ToolsPlatform-tools, and Build-tools.

3.    Select everything under the Android L Developer Preview section and click Install packages...

4.    Accept the licensing agreement for all of the packages and click Install.

The Next step is to download the Android L image to your Nexus device. You can use either WinRAR or 7-zip to extract the files from the archive. Extract the files to the same folder that contains the Android ADB and Fastboot tools.

Enable USB debugging by heading over to settings menu and scroll down to 'About smartphone/tablet.' Once done, tap on the 'Build number' tab seven times to make visible the developer options. Press back button once and the developer options tab comes. Click on the tab and you can enable the USB debugging option.

Once done ensure that Windows uses the latest drivers and it is necessary to recognize the Nexus device as a developer device.

Head over to Control panel, click Devices and Printers. The Nexus device should be listed there as an 'Android Composite ADB interface'. If it is not seen, update the drivers with the one you installed. Check your device as there will be a popup message asking, "Allow USB debugging?" click on allow and your device is ready.

Restart your device in Fastboot Mode and unlock Bootloader, This step is used to erase your Nexus device and prep it for the new Android installation.

Yes, the device is prepared, in the command prompt type 'flash-all command'. This will start the process of installing Android L onto your Nexus smartphone or tablet.

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