Install LMY48I Android 5.1.1 factory image on Nexus ( 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9)


Google has started rolling out latest factory image with build number LMY48I for Nexus devices. in this tutorial we are going to guide you on step by step procedure to flash LMY48I factory image on your Nexus Devices including Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 & Nexus 9. This latest LMY48I build is specifically released to overcome the Stagefright problem which means your device is continuously at risk, it’s a serious threat and how it works is just needs a hacker to send a single text to the user’s device to gain full access to their device using remote code execution.

In the latest update Google has worked a lot to make your device secure and protected against vulnerability attacks. Nexus user’s with their devices having unlocked bootloader can immediately flash the latest factory image on their Nexus devices manually using Platform-tools in Android SDK. You can also update by the most recommended and the easiest OTA(Over The Air) method, You use your device to download the firmware file if available and then the device will ask you to install the updates now or later. To check whether OTA is available for your device navigate to,

Settings >> About device >> Software update >> Check for updates

This will require a working internet connection to connect to the Google servers. You will receive a notification about the latest firmware availability click install to flash the firmware or tap install later to flash later.

To update your Nexus device manually, you need to download necessary files which you are going to use in the update process.

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

Download LMY48I factory Images for Nexus devices from the link provided below.

Download LMY48I Factory Image for Nexus 4 

Download LMY48I Factory Image for Nexus 5

Download LMY48I Factory Image for Nexus 6

Download LMY48I Factory Image for Nexus 7

Download LMY48I Factory Image for Nexus 9 (LTE/WiFi)

How to update your Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 & Nexus 9 to LMY48I factory images

The process is very simple all you have to do is just follow the below simple steps to install LMY48I factory images on Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 & Nexus 9.

  • Extract the LMY48I factory image file you have downloaded earlier.
  • Turn of your device & reboot into bootloader mode either by typing the following command using Platform-tools/ADB.

adb reboot bootloader

  • Once your device reboots into bootloader mode, now run,

flash-all script.

  • The installation process will take some and when it is completed you will be notified.

That’ it! You have successfully updated your Nexus device to the latest and the most secure LMY48I factory image. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.


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