Manually update LMY48M Security update on T-Mobile Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9


T-mobile started rolling out latest security updates to Nexus devices including Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9. All Nexus devices except Nexus 6 and nexus 7 will be got an update with build number LMY48P, while Nexus 6 with LYZ28K, and the Nexus 7 with LMY48P. All these updates are rolling out via OTA but if you are unable to access the OTA update method you can follow our below guide to manually install these updates on your Nexus device. We have mentioned the whole procedure to flash these firmware on your respective Nexus device.

In the latest update Google has worked a lot to make your device secure and protected against vulnerability attacks. This is the second security update after LMY48I with enhanced improvements to fix the Stagefright issue, 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. But first go ahead for a manual check for the OTA, go 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. If this method doesn’t work for you follow the below description.

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 LMY48M factory Images for Nexus devices from the link provided below.

Download LMY48M Factory Image for Nexus 4 

Download LMY48M Factory Image for Nexus 5

Download LYZ28K Factory Image for Nexus 6

Download LMY48P Factory Image for Nexus 7

Download LMY48M Factory Image for Nexus 9 (LTE/WiFi)

How to update your T-Mobile Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 & Nexus 9 to LMY48M factory images

The process is very simple all you have to do is just follow the below simple steps to install LMY48M factory images on Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 & Nexus 9.

  • Extract the LMY48M 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 T-Mobile Nexus device to the latest and the most secure LMY48M 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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